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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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Good guide; poor communication and support from office; refund made

Last fall we booked two days of temple tours and birding in January for my wife and daughter and I... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
FeliceAndJack C
Really worth doing!

We did a half day trip to go birdwatching at Pnomh Leon and really enjoyed it. Our very knowlegable... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Claudia N
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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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0552 Group 12 Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Last fall we booked two days of temple tours and birding in January for my wife and daughter and I. I am the novice birder, while my wife and daughter were more interested in the temple tours. SVC came on the recommendation of a friend,...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We did a half day trip to go birdwatching at Pnomh Leon and really enjoyed it. Our very knowlegable guide Hat found birds where we wouldn't have seen a feather! So we could watch more than 40 different birds in a single morning and he...More

Thank Claudia N
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veasnadavid, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Claudia N, Thank for your great feedback regarding to our bird guide, Mr. Hat, and Sam Veasna Center's service. We are looking forwards to your booking tours with us more to see more Sam Veasna Center's sites, where bird species in categories of Near...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Tremendous experience. Knowledgable enthusiastic guide (Hat). Well organised. Over 50 species identified. Would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone whether expert or novice. Thank you Hat.

Thank Elaine P
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veasnadavid, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Elaine P, Big thank for voting and give great feedback to our service. We are looking forwards to working with you more. From Sam Veasna Center's Team

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We booked the Day Trip to Prek Toal bird sanctuary. It was simply wonderful. We are so very happy we took one day of not touring temples.... we are not avid birders, but still thoroughly enjoyed the great variety of birds, the beautiful landscape/waterscape, and...More

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Sam Veasna C, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear carpe_itineris, I am so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trip with our bird guide, Sophear. On behalf of Sam Veasna Center, I would like to thank you for taking your time and be away from home to visit our land of...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We paid extra to go with the best and most responsible wildlife center in Cambodia. It cost us about 10% more to go with an extremely knowledgeable guide who spoke pretty darned good English and--this is important-provided excellent binoculars and a spotting scope that he...More

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veasnadavid, Director of Sales at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear oregonanteater, I am so glad that you enjoyed your birding trip with Sophear. Yeah, he was so passionate about bird, nature and wildlife conservation. With his passion and professionalism, I believe he has a big potential to become a wildlife conservertionist and a long...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

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

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Sam Veasna C, Manager at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

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 17 February 2018

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 19 February 2018

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 15 February 2018

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

Thank ltfinn
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veasnadavid, Manager at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

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 9 February 2018

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 12 February 2018

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 2 February 2018

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 5 February 2018

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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YRaj
20 January 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
28 December 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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