Pauls Alternative is definitely the way forward. He took my Vietnamese wife and family out and about the Tonle Sap and beyond to give them the most authentic Cambodian experience they could have had.
My wife who at best does not do to well with car sickness found the drive rather pleasant as there was non of the typical rush and manic driving one experience’s with other companies.
The Pagoda’s visited were spectacular and best of all was that my family were the only ones there amongst the locals playing and praying. A truly unique experience for the entire family. I can say first hand that Paul worked for every cent as to impress Vietnamese country pumpkins is a difficult task.
The lake itself was wonderful, rather warm, but that was the time of year and nothing to complain about as Paul had plenty of water for them, which was ice cold. Paul arranged a small sleeping corner for my daughter to catch a nap on the boat, making sure that she was taken care of and gave my wife piece of mind.
Paul was very informative and even with the rest of my wife’s families limited English he showed great patients with my wife translating and never got bothered by it all as I would.
Highlight for my wife and my 2,5 year old daughter was having lunch and supporting the local farm that Paul took them to, of which we had to go back to the next day to buy more vegetables for her to take back to Vietnam as they were so natural and tasty. (A mother thing I guess).My daughter loved running around with the other kids and took an instant liking to the old lady of the commune who took her around and showed her the pigs and chickens.
Even though it has taken me an age to post this comment, of which I hope Paul still remembers us. All I can say is THANK YOU so much and I can have definitely spread the word to all my friends travelling to Siem Reap to look you and take one of the many tours you offer. We will be back especially for your Champagne Sunset tour that we did not have time to go on when we were there.
Overall, if one has not got the message as of yet, Paul’s Alternative Tours is the way forward. Especially for families that want to be taken care of personally rather than in huge groups that have fixed itineraries. Paul, hope you all the success in your enterprise.
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