Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Siem-Reap-Cambodia by Tour Guide Mak M. (Guide #26475)


Maren Pauli

Germany
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Tour: #758623, Private Special Angkor Hiking Day Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 2/20

The tour was definitely one of the highlights of my trip! Mak is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide, he can tell you a lot about the history of Angkor Wat and can answer all your questions. Also, he's a brilliant photographer and knows the best photo spots. Thanks for making my day awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Maren, Nothing happier than I heard that you enjoyed the tour with me, I really appreciate and happy to know you, hopefully that you experienced more about temples, histories as well as a whole Cambodia. I look forward to seeing you in up coming future. Thanks and have a nice day! Best Regards, Mak

Katherine Silvester

New Zealand
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Tour: #499909, Private Angkor Two Days Tour For Katherine Silvester, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 28/20

Highly recommend this tour! Mak put together a customised two day tour that suited our needs as a family of four with teenagers seeing Angkor Wat and other temples, partly on mountain bikes, plus a fascinating visit to Kompong Khleang floating village. Mak is an outstanding tour guide, extremely professional and knowledgeable and great fun to get to know. The 2nd day with more travel time (v comfortable) was a great chance to hear more about the history and contemporary life in Cambodia so well worth it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Katherine, Nothing happier than I heard that you enjoyed with everything you did with me, I really appreciate and happy to know you. Hopefully that you all enjoyed and experienced more about the temples, histories as well as the floating village etc. I really appreciate for your great ideas and recommendation about plastic issue, I'll take action to serve our life, planet and new generation. I look forward to seeing you in up coming future, good luck for all. Best Regards, Mak

Peter Silverstone

Canada
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Tour: #741544, Private Angkor Wat Biking At Sunrise Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 24/20

Excellent, helpful, and flexible to our needs and highly recommended. We did the Bicycle tour and watching sunrise near Angkor Wat, and it was wonderful experience. He knew best locations and then cycle routes afterwards. He was very accommodating of our (middle aged) abilities and desires and changed activities accordingly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Peter, Nothing happier than I heard that you enjoyed the tour with me, I'm really happy to meet you and also learned a lot from you. Hopefully that you experienced more about temples, histories as well as a whole Cambodia, I will improve everything to be better and better. I look forward to seeing you in up coming future. Best Regards, Mak

Madeleine Avanzado

Philippines
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Tour: #487649, Private Best Sunrise Angkor Wat Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 22/20

Mak is a wonderful guide. Brought us to the least crowded and best spots, considering we are visiting during peak season. He wove us through the large tour groups and took the best pictures. Answered all of our questions patiently and had excellent trivia to share. We are so happy to have had him guide us on our first day exploringthe temples.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Maddie, Nothing happier than I heard you enjoyed with everything in our country, histories and temples. On behalf of ToursByLocals, I would like to thanks for choosing our company to be your vacation partner, I'm so happy to know you and really appreciate and hope you enjoy with everything around. We promise to improve everything to be the better future. Thanks! Best Regards, Mak

Sandy Goodman Cohn

United States
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Tour: #640404, Private Four Best Temples Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Mak was great! We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. He always made sure to ask if we had any questions so that he could answer them so that we could better understand and appreciate what we were seeing. We asked if we could adjust the time to see the sunset and he was happy to accommodate us. The water, chilled towels, and multiple family photos were much appreciated!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Sandy! How are you doing? Are you in the States now? Nothing happier that I heard you were enjoy with everything around, I'm so happy to meet you and really learned a lot from you, thanks for your great review about my tour. Hopefully that you experienced more about temples, histories as well as the contemporary affairs of Cambodia. I look forward to seeing you in up coming future. Good luck to you and your whole family. Best Regards, Mak

Amanda Grehan

Australia
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Tour: #487649, Private Best Sunrise Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 21/19

Neth was extremely knowledgeable. He knew all the best photo spots and was happy to help us take some incredible photos. He was also an expert at timing the crowds, ensuring we avoided most of the queues. He took us off the typical tourist path, showing us hidden (and sometimes deserted) gems in the different temple complexes. We really like how we could set the pace of the tour and decide what to see and do. Our driver was also wonderful, ever ready with an icy bottle of water, cool towel and a smile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Amanda & Brett, Nothing happier than I heard that you were enjoy the tour with me. I’m really happy to know you and appreciate for visiting us. I would like to thank for your great recommendation and hope you experienced more about our country. Please feel free to contact me anytime whenever you need any help about Cambodia, I look forward to seeing you in up coming future. Have a great day! Thanks Neth

Charles Miller

United States
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Tour: #492146, Private Angkor One-Haft Day Tour For Charles Miller, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

I took a 2 day personal tour of the temples with Mak. He is a wonderful tour guide and I highly recommend him. Not only is he completely expert in Cambodian history and the details of the temples, but he is one of the kindest and most caring and likeable guides I have ever met. He was always thinking ahead and looking out for potential tripping hazards and mindful of my physical limitations. He was good at adapting to avoid crowds by shifting the temple visit order around. He's really great!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Charles, Nothing happier than I heard that you were enjoy the tour with me and experience more about our country. I really appreciate and thank you so much for your great recommendation. To be honest, I’m really really happy and it’s the best way for me to try improve myself for the better future. Hope to see you in up coming future. Your sincerely, Mak

Meghana Keshavan

Cambodia
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Tour: Private Three Days VIP Angkor Tour For Meghana Keshavan, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Dec 4/19

Mak was the best tour guide we have ever had. He knew tons about Cambodian history and culture, and knew when to see the temples with the fewest numbers of tourists. When we went to Bayon, for example, we had the whole temple complex to ourselves for a little! Most importantly, Mak was very warm and kind to our family -- particularly our two-year-old son. He would carry our son when we were tired, and would watch him when we wanted to look around. We loved Cambodia, and a lot of it was thanks to Mak.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Meghana, Nishant! How are you doing today? Nothing happier than I heard that you were enjoy the tour you did with me. I’m really happy to know you and appreciate for your kind. I would like to thank for your great recommendation and hope you enjoy and experience more about our country. Please kindly keep in touch whenever you need any help about Cambodia. Enjoy your time and safe flight home. Love you all Meghana, Nishant and Niam (Monkey). THANKS Mak

Nachman Gutowski

United States
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Tour: #492146, Private Angkor Two-Day Tour For Nachman Gutowski, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 13/19

Neth was incredible. Communication before the trip directly to make sure all was well. He was knowledgeable, friendly, on time, well spoken and always looking to make the trip better. Could not have had a better experience or asked anything else from him. Would recommend with no hesitation and would use him again in a heartbeat. Recommended with highest respect and nothing negative. Real deal, good time, consulate professional! You can't go wrong

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Nachman, Nothing happier than I heard that you and your family enjoyed the tour, I would like to thank for your great review, I really appreciate and really learned a lot from you, Hopefully that you experience more about our country, I look forward to seeing you here again in up coming future. GOOD LUCK! Best Regards, Neth

Jonathan Wang

Singapore
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Tour: #499909, Angkor Two-Day Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Before the trip, Neth was very responsive to my questions and email (replies within a day). They were very professional for both days and accommodated any request I had. They gave me a good overview of the city and the history, as well as showing me all the major sites. Neth was also very personable, we got to talk and share about ourselves as we walked around the temples. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the sites; but perhaps sleep early if you're doing the sunrise tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy John! Did you arrive Singapore? I would like to thank and appreciate your valuable time to write a great review for me. Hopefully that you enjoy with everything and experience more about our country. Please feel free to keep in touch with me, whenever you need me to assist anything. See you in up coming future. Neth

Deborah Kennedy

Australia
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Tour: #487649, Private Best Sunrise Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 18/19

Neth was exactly what we were after. Relaxed and very very knowledgeable with the history of his country. The day just flowed as we would liked not trying to rush but still staying ahead of the crowds. We would highly recommend Meth as your guide for the day. Chai the driver was tops and had cool water and towels on hand after every stop. PERFECT!!! Regards Rob & Deborah

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Howdy Deborah and Rob! How are you doing? On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to thank for choosing the company and me to be your guide, I really appreciate and very nice to meet you. Hope you’re enjoy with everything in Cambodia. I look forward to seeing you here again in up coming future. Best Regards, Neth

Lauren Quackenbush

United States
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Tour: #499909, Angkor Two-Day Private Tour For Lauren Quackenbush, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

We had an amazing 2 days in Siem Reap with Neth! He was very kind, courteous and we learned so much about Cambodian culture ! We spent a day at Ankor Wat and the second day at Kulen mountain! Both are a must ! Neth made our days in Siem Reap easy ! Lovely driver , nice car and A/C which is a must! Cold towels and water after every stop! If you are coming to Siem Reap, Neth and his driver are a must for your visit!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauren! On behalf of ToursbyLocals, I would like to thank for your great review, I really appreciate and very nice to meet, I really learned a lot from you as well. Hope you’re enjoy everything in Cambodia, please keep in touch whenever you need help and hope to see you in up coming future. Thanks! Best Regards, Neth

Mirko Cova

Italy
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Tour: #487307, Private Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

Mak has been really professional, available and kind. He has a lot of knowledge and information and is very keen to share with everyone. He really loves his culture and history and he was also very patient about our lack of resistance under the Cambodian heat (38°C). Strongly recommended for your tour. Write him for any questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mirko! On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to thank for choosing the company and me to be your assistant. I’m really happy to know you and others and really learnt a lot from you. Hope you’re enjoy and experience more about Cambodia. Hope to see you in up coming future. Your sincerely, Mak

David Rueth

United States
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Tour: #487649, Sunrise Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

Neth is the man. We were moving at a good pace so I got to see some additional temples. He speaks very good English and was very knowledgeable. Everything was on time and well coordinated with our driver. Would highly recommend Neth to any visitors of Siem Reap.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David! On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to say thank you for your booking, I really appreciate and happy to be your guide. Hopefully you’re enjoy and experience more about our country. I would like to thank again and hope to see you, your family or friends in upcoming future. Your sincerely, Neth

Mark D.

Thailand
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Tour: #492146, Private Angkor Two-Day Tour For Mark Devito, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Mak was an outstanding tour guide and made our family visit to Angkor Wat a wonderful experience. Right from the start, Mak understood the intent of our two-day tour - to see and learn about Angkor Wat, while avoiding the crowds as much as possible. He accommodated us during the tour and made it even more memorable. He was able to keep four active kids interested in learning the history of Angkor Wat and his knowledge of Cambodia is exemplary! Mak was tremendous and took amazing photos! Thanks Mak!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark! On behaft of Toursbylocals, I would to thanks for choosing the company and me to be your guide. I’m very very happy to meet you and really learnt a lot from you. I hope you’re enjoy the tour and experience more about Cambodia. I wish YOU, Maria, Dylan, Joe, Nick and Matt have good luck, health, business, study and everything in your life. Hope to see you in up coming future. Best Regard, Mak

Kristie OBrien

United States
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Tour: #492146, Private Angkor Two-Day Tour For Kristie Obrien, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 4/19

Neth took us on two half-day temple tours which he completely curated according to our requests as two families with a teen and two boys, ages 9 & 11. I Neth as he was one of the most knowledgeable & personable guides we've ever hired and he speaks fluent English. He has a passion for sharing about Cambodia's history as well as contemporary affairs. Tours by Locals is also a company I would recommend as Neth shared it's a sustainable one for Cambodia's tour guides. Hire Neth!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristie! On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to thank you for choosing the company and me to be your assistant. To be honest, I really appreciate and very happy to meet you and leaned a lot from you as well. Hopefully you’re enjoy with everything and experience more about our country, and apologize for any mistakes. I wish you, your whole family and Eric’s family good luck, health, business and everything you wished. See you in up coming future. Your sincerely, Neth

Terry Gerritsen

United States
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Tour: #492146, Private Angkor Two-Day Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 23/19

Enthusiatic, upbeat, and a joy to have as our guide! He enriched the visit with background legends and stories to help explain the cultural background of what we were seeing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terry! On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to say thank you for choosing the company and me to be your guide. I’m very happy to meet you and learned a lot from you. I really appreciate your kindness for great recommendations, hopefully you’re enjoy with everything and experience more about our country. I wish to see you in upcoming future. I wish you good luck best wishes for everything, health, business, family etc. brilliant thanks! Your sincerely, Neth

Antonija Opacak

Australia
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Tour: #487649, Sunrise Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

Thank you for showing us through this beautiful part of Cambodia! We thoroughly enjoyed our day with you. Your knowledge of the area and it's surrounds made this an educational tour and you spoke English really well. We will be recommending your tour to our friends and family. You greeted us at our hotel on time, in a nice, clean, reliable vehicle and even gave us cold towels and water which was a nice addition to our experience. Thank you again. Antonija & Grace (AUS & NZ)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ant & Grace! On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to show my THANKS for choosing this company and me to be your guide in Siem Reap. I’m really happy to meet you and learned a lot from you. Thank you for your great recommendation and hopefully you experienced more about Cambodia and wish to see you again in upcoming future. Good luck! Best Regards, Neth

David Cohen

Plattsburgh, NY, United States
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Tour: Private Nightlife and Street Food Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Jan 2/19

Neth was very personable and punctual. His English was excellent. Our tour by tuk-tuk was one of the highlights of our trip. We totally enjoyed the trip, which also included a brief stop and explanation at a temple.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David! On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to say thanks for choosing this company and me to be your guide. Hopefully you enjoy the tour and experience more about our local food and Cambodia style of living. I wish good luck best wishes for everything. Your sincerely, Neth

Ranjit Das

Australia
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Tour: #487649, Sunrise Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 15/18

A great trip all around. Well organised - arrived on time, sparkling clean car. nice touches like cold towels after each stop and chilled water bottles. Even paid for lanyards to put the Ankor Wat pass out of his own pocket. Neth speaks excellent English and has a great knowledge of the sites and history. His passion for the job is evident and we enjoyed time with him on tour. Unreservedly recommend him to others

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to say thank you so much for trusting and choosing this company during your trip in Siem Reap. Hopefully you had a great time with me and experience more about our cultures, histories, etc of Cambodia. Wish you have a great time with family, business, health and everything you wish. Best Regards, Neth

Neil Booth

United Kingdom
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Tour: #492146, Private Angkor Two-Day Tour For Neil Booth, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

Neth was an excellent young guide. He could not have been more friendly and flexible and we all enjoyed the two days we spent with him. He was knowledgable, informative and was keen to ensure we all enjoyed the visit. A proud Cambodian who shared the fantastic temples and sights with us all. I would have no hesitation in recommending Neth to any potential visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neil! On behalf of TourbyLocal, I would like to say thank you so much for choosing this company and me to be your guide in Siem Reap. It’s such a big honor to present my country to you all. I personal hope you experience the good memories during your visit. I’m very happy to be your assistant and leant a lot from you. I would like to say thank again for spending your valuable time to write a great recommendation and can’t wait to see you and your family in upcoming future. GOOD LUCK Neth

Kevin Purtill

Ireland
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Tour: #487307, Private Angkor Tour For Kevin Purtill, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

I travelled to Siem Reap from Ireland as part of a business trip. I can't speak highly enough of Neth. I've no hesitation in recommending him. His English was fantastic as was his enthusiasm and knowledge. He has a love for his country and his degree in tourism shone through with his knowledge of Angkor Wat. The second day again Neth arrived 15 mins before departure with driver. The car journey was hassle free and we got a few stops in en route that Neth recommended. Fantastic service 5 stars!!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin! hope you’re doing well today! I would like to say thank you so much for your great recommendations and appreciation. I’m very happy to be guide so far. Hopefully you’re enjoy with everything we did together. I can’t wait to see you and your family here again. Thank you so much! Your sincerely, Mak!


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