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Sam Veasna Center

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0552 Group 12 Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 63 963 710
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Birding with a nonprofit conservation organization

I combined 10 days of birding with visits to archeological sites. Very capable private bird... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gregory P
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
Outstanding birding experience

We spend two days birding with Sophear, who is an extraordinary birder and wonderful companion. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
viajeracuandopueda
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Portland, Oregon
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SVC are a wildlife conservation organisation, running Cambodia's only birding and wildlife ecotours and safaris. From 1 day 'Temples and Wildlife' around Angkor Wat or the outlying temples, to 25 day epic birding and wildlife tours across the country to some of the most remote and remarkable habitats to see Cambodia's critically endangered species. From our wildlife ecolodges in the wild Northern Plains, to Gibbon spotting and jungle trekking with the indigenous Bunong in Seima, Mondulkiri every experience is custom made and totally unique. Our work in conservation and community based ecotourism gives us exclusive access to many of the Wildlife Sanctuaries and Protected Forests - taking our clients places nobody else can with the very best chance to see the incredible wildlife of The Kingdom of Wonder. Partnering with WCS Cambodia, our work directly contributes to population growth and stability of some of the world's most endangered species, a reduction in habitat loss and the stengthening of rurual economies in our communities. It gives you a chance to be part of this too.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“bird watching” (19 reviews)
“birding trip” (13 reviews)
“prek toal” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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0552 Group 12 Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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+855 63 963 710
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I combined 10 days of birding with visits to archeological sites. Very capable private bird guides Hat and Minear. Very solicitous and friendly driver Audom. Swarovski telescope. It was very satisfying to know that about 25% of what I paid would be used to fund...More

1  Thank Gregory P
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Sam Veasna C, Manager at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Gregory P, We all would like to thank you very much for your participation in touring with Sam Veasna Center. Glad to hear that Mr. Hat and Minear have done amazing tasks with full responsibilities in their profession and service. The great feedback given...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend two days birding with Sophear, who is an extraordinary birder and wonderful companion. The habitats on the two days were quite different, which meant seeing a wide variety of birds -- some 40 new (to us) birds in all. (We know, because Sophear...More

1  Thank viajeracuandopueda
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veasnadavid, Manager at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear viajeracuandopueda, That sounds so amazing to hear that you have had such a good time with our professional birdguide. Glad that Sophear has done great job in the field with you. Sam Veasna Center (SVC)’s mission is to drive conservation through community and community...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing the many, many varieties of birds, as well as the serenity of the waters. Our guide, Hat, was excellent -- extremely knowledgeable and personable! Highly recommend him and this tour.More

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veasnadavid, Manager at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear ltfinn, Excited to hear your good feedback for Mr. Hat. He is one of our best birdguides in town. Hat has so far gained good reputation from many guests around the world, in terms of his professionalism and great hospitality. I would like to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed eco birding with our guide Mr. Hat through the Sam Veasna Center. This Cambodian run conservation NGO works with floating village communities around Prek Toal onTonle Sap lake to protect the nests of the breeding colony of many water bird species. We...More

Thank Patricia K
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veasnadavid, Manager at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Patricia K, Thank you for your great comment about Sam Veasna Center's service and our bird guide's professionalism, epseically our bird guide Mr. Houn Hat.This is the service that we have kept doing and improving day by day to make our customers happy and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out for two days with Sophear - about two weeks ago now - to Prek Toal which was an amazing experience getting into a local boat at daybreak and eating our breakfast out on the water! Then birding and boating till we got...More

Thank Lillug
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veasna k, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lillug, I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your trip with Sophear Somrich, one of our outgoing bird guides from Sam Veasna Center. He is a natural, loving and talented person ever. In addition to this, Sam Veasna Center provides amazing tours...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Our birding trip was a good one. We went here to bird watch and just enjoy. Its a must do for nature lovers! For sure you will enjoy it.More

Thank Patricia D
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veasna k, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Dear Patricia D, Thank for friendly recommendation to others regarding to our (SVC) Sam Veasna Centre's service. Hope you can plan another trp to see more birds and nature and wildlife in Cambodia. Our team of SVC with professional bird guides are looking forwards to...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We did the bird watching trip to Phnom Kulen, Kbal Spean, and the ACCB. Our guide Supiir was incredibly friendly and chatty, very knowledgeable about the bird life, and spoke very good English! Kbal Spean had a lot of smaller bird life which was very...More

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veasna k, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear Brastedbarron, Thanks for giving great scores on TripAdvisor regarding to Sam Veasna Center's great service and professional birding guides. Hope that you can see more top ten birds such as Giant Ibis, White-sholdred Ibis, Bengal Florican, Greter Adjutnt, Milky Stork, Sarus Crane, Vultures and...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We took a tuk tuk thanks to our guide Hat and we moved to the Loto farms around Siem Reap. We saw many beautiful birds and an amazing sunset!More

Thank LeRoy S
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veasna k, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear LeRoy S, Thank you for doing this rreview regarding to our service. I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip with beautiful birds and amazing sunset with our guide Mr. Hat. Wish you to see more top ten birds such as Giant Ibis, White-sholdred Ibis,...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

We had an amazing time today with Sophear visiting Prek Toal. My daughter is about to embark on an ecology degree so for her it was a dream come true. For us that weren’t so in to the birds it was still an exciting habitat...More

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veasna k, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Dear Lot_10, I am glad to hear that Sophear hosted you well during the trip to Prek Toal. Thank you for giving us great feedback on Trip Advisor. Looking forwards to hosting you another time to see more top ten birds in Cambodia such as...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

We did two birding tours, one to the Tonle Sap Lake and one a bit north of Siam Reap into the jungle. And both of them were really breathtaking and fantastic. Our guide Mardy was also really good and knew everything. So if you are...More

Thank Julius S
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veasna k, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Dear Julius S, Sam Veasna Center's team is glad to hear that you had such a good trip with Mr. Mardy. I have no doubt about it that he is the best and professional English-speaking bird guide with more than 10 years experience in guest...More

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YRaj
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Sam Veasna C | Property representative |
Hi Raj, Thanks for your questions to Sam Veasna Center. To have an itinerary arrangement and quoation for your trip to visit Cambodia via Sam Veasna Center, please go to our website and fill out the enquiry form and send it... More
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Trishala S
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Sam Veasna C | Property representative |
Dear Trishala, Thank for your interest with us in booking a tour to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 23rd January 2018. Please go to our website at samveasna to fill out an enquiry form with a few questions regarding kinds of... More
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