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“An insight into local life”
Review of Butterfly Tours

Butterfly Tours
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US$50.00*
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Local Ways of Life
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Like the beautiful and serene butterfly, Butterfly Tour seeks to introduce visitors to the lush and peaceful Cambodian countryside of Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampot. Our bicycle tours are led by local student leaders who are keen to share their extensive knowledge about Cambodian communities, its people, and traditions. Visitors will have the opportunity to encounter and experience local Cambodian life at a comfortable pace, away from the usual tourist hotspots.
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We did this tour with Wat and had a great time. We were picked up promptly and learnt about the tour and the local company behind it. We were a group of 5 in the end and were well looked after. We learnt about life in the village, the food, the local crafts, farming and the hopes and dreams of the locals.
The biking was tough in parts due to the heat and the rough sandy roads. I did need some help at one point until I got out on a smoother road. Wat made sure we had loads of water to drink at all times.
We left feeling glad we had supported Wat and his partners and that we in turn had learned much about Cambodia away from the normal sights that tourists are exposed to. It is a country full of hope for the next generation and we wish them all the very best.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank UnaW
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Sopheap897, Manager at Butterfly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Dear Una

We just wanted to send a quick note to say thanks for visiting us at Butterfly Tour, and we truly appreciate your time to rate us on Tripadvisor. Glad, we were able to take you find the perfect moment for your holiday with our tour. The biggest thing, we really thanks for your supporting us and let us share our experience with you. Wat and his partner (Vichhai) had a really great time with you, and they really want to say thank you to you and David as you very pay attention with them and taught them so many things during and after the tour, that meant so much to them as well. One simple thing, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to guide you in our country, we are the young generation but we will try our best to serve you and help our country more developing in the future. Thanks again for supporting us.

Hope you had fun at the holiday. Have a great trip!

Sincerely,
Butterfly Team

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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

A nice afternoon trip out in the country side
Picked up at hotel and taken to the little office and sat and chatted with our guide(what ) for 5 min , shown to our bikes and off we went , about a 10 km bike ride , but mostly totally flat ground , on a busy road yes but didn't feel at risk at all . Can stop where ever you want for pics etc , or to take on water , it was hot real hot and sure needed it . After the bike ride met the local farmer and off we went in his taxi
(a ox and cart ) a slow and at times a very bumpy trip , all part of the experience .
Not sure how far we traveled because of the slow rate , stopped at a little local village farm and seen what crops they plant and grow etc , and just how hard life here is for the family's etc ..
Next stop was another family run business , they had pigs .
was shown how to make rice wine here also , and got to taste the finished product , knocked your socks off lol ,
then off to the local markets to sample some fruit and veg etc and some locally made cake , very nice , next stop was another family run business , they made ratten baskets etc . Then back into the ox and cart for another half hour or so , then back onto the bikes to return to the office .
We had a great time and would do this tour again , yes was hot , dusty and bumpy , but was shown a side of Cambodia most don't see , the very hard farming life ...

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank robinarob
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Sopheap897, Manager at Butterfly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Dear Robert

Please accept our sincere gratitude for your honest review on Tripadvisor. We really happy to hear that you enjoy with our oxcart tour in the village, thanks again for supporting the local family by using their oxcart to go around the village. That meant one of the biggest thing that we can help the rural community out of poverty, we are appreciate for your help and support our team as well. Your satisfaction and well-being are the most importance to us about what you like and how can we improve our guiding. our team will try to keep our good work to bring more tourists to see many different sites of Cambodia. Please have great trip and good luck with your holiday, we hope one day will hear from you again. Thanks

Best Wishes,
Butterfly Team

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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I really recommend butterfly Tours! We had a great time on the countryside with our amazing guide. Lovely meetings and beautiful surroundings. We did a half day tour but i could easily have done lots of more hours!!

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank hannsigbg
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Sopheap897, Manager at Butterfly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Dear our value customer,

Thank you for taking your value time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to had you such a welcoming clients and very accompany with us. Your review meant to encourage us to know more how much we have been improve our confident to speak publicly as we learned a lot of things from you, especially improving our English Speaking. Thank you once again for let us know how much you enjoy with our tour. Please take care and have wonderful day.

All the best,
Butterfly Team

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

I really enjoyed the tour with Vathana who also shared a lot of interesting information. It was very interesting to see how people live in the countryside outside of the busy town of Siem Reap.
What really impressed me is that they are group of motivated young students who are not mainly interested in making money with it but who also share the money they make with the local people.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Ulrike284
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Sopheap897, Manager at Butterfly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Dear Ulrike

This is our thank you message to you for taking your value time to review us on Tripadvisor. Your time is very important to express your feeling that you have been taking with our tour as we wanted to know how much you happy with us. We are so delighted to hear that you had a great time with our guiding. Thus, we will keep inspiring the young people like us to be more confident in public speaking and share their experience in the different travel site in Cambodia, especially improve their linguished of speaking.

Thanks again for your supporting.

Best Wishes,
Butterfly Team

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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I can't recommend this highly enough! I turned out to be the only person who booked a tour so my guide Wat took me out on my own! We visited several families and I feel like I got a real insight into Cambodian living.
I am not an experienced rider, in fact I havnt ridden a bike since I was a kid, and I found this trip easy. The land is flat so it's not difficult although the road is a little bumpy.
I highly recommend learning some basic Khmer (hello, goodbye, thank you etc) so you can speak to the locals as you will enter their homes.
I really loved this and recommend to all visitors to Siem Reap!

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Anni A
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Sopheap897, Manager at Butterfly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2016

Dear Anni

I would to take this opportunity to thank you to you for your review on Butterfly Tour in Siem Reap. This is the thing that we need to know how much you enjoy with our tour. We are fortunate to have you such wonderful, and thoughtful customer. Thanks again for being so welcoming and kindness during and after the tour. We will keep our good work and try to explore more destinations to bring the tourists to see the real life of Cambodian.
Please enjoy you holiday and take care!

All the best,
Butterfly Team

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