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Sam Veasna Center

#78 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap Features Animals
0552 Group 12 Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 63 963 710
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Excellent 1-day tour!

We had booked a 1-day bird watching tour around Siem Reap as part of our family vacation in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
phn511
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Aalborg, Denmark
Fantastic Two Half-days Birding and Touring

An excellent way to see the Angkor sites and bird at the same time. We went in July - low season... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A S
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San Francisco, California
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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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“bird watching” (24 reviews)
“birding trip” (10 reviews)
“prek toal” (23 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

We had booked a 1-day bird watching tour around Siem Reap as part of our family vacation in Cambodia. Our tour guide, Mardy Sean, and a driver picked us up 5:30 am and had organized a fantastic tour all day to different birding locations, back...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent way to see the Angkor sites and bird at the same time. We went in July - low season for tourists but also for birding - however, a WONDERFUL experience, in no small part due to Ms. Sophoan who is not only a...More

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Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi from all at SVC, Thanks so much for your wonderful review! Sophoan is indeed a birding wonder and all round superhero. We are so glad you had a great time with us on your two days. It's amazing what you can see in such...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a one day birdwatching trip splitting our temple tours to the better known (and more populated) sites. We were delighted with this important and active conservation group. Our guide Dont was great at locating birds, great at pointing out identification marks to determine...More

1  Thank Bill-on-Mendota
Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bill, Thanks so much for your kind words and we're all so glad that you had a great day birding with us. Also thanks for highlighting our model as a wildlife conservation organisation achieving conservation through community based ecotourism! We'd love to have you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sam Veasna Center was great! They provide an English speaking guide and a driver to take us to birding locations. We did not have to worry about a thing. They picked us up, dropped us off, provided breakfast. We had a great guide who showed...More

1  Thank arleeniebird
Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi from all at SVC, Thanks so much for your kind words - we're all so glad you had a fantastic day birding with SVC. Also thanks for recognising and highlighting our model of conservation through community based ecotourism - that means a lot to...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

As we live in Siem Reap and we are very busy I went with my wife with SVC just for a morning tour near town. The overall experience was fantastic! First of all they welcomed us with top notch birding tools. We could use​ their...More

1  Thank Roberto C
Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hey Roberto, Thanks so much for your fantastic review - it's always wonderful to have SR locals come out to discover the fantastic bird and nature around our beautiful town - we'd love to have you, and maybe a few friends back any time! We...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I contacted the Sam Veasna Centre because I was interested in doing a comprehensive 2-week birding trip around Cambodia. The country is gaining a reputation as being one of the best places in South-east Asia to see some very rare and localised species, notably Giant...More

2  Thank helenberg2017
Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hi Helen, A huge thanks from all at SVC for your wonderful review! I'll make sure that Sophoan gets to see this - she really is a magnificent guide and an all round wonderful woman. I know it was a great pleasure for her to...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

A private tour of Lake Tonle, the largest fresh water lake in southeast Asia was recommended by a travel professional and we contacted the Center directly to arrange a one day tour. The process was easy via email and payment was by credit card without...More

1  Thank Adtravel75
Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

HI! Thank from all the team at SVC for your wonderful review, comments like this are always so much appreciated by the guides and the whole organisation. Also thank you for posting that over 50% of the price goes directly to conservation projects, and community...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We easily booked the half day local birding tour offered by Sam Veasna Centre by phone. It is $50 a head plus extra $12 transport from your Siem Reap hotel so not a particularly cheap proposition for two people. It is good some of the...More

Thank Ron M
Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi Ron, I'm really sorry that you had a disappointing experience with SVC - our quality of guiding and service is extremely important to us and I'm following this up internally to find out a bit more about some of your key pionts. I'll respond...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We spent several days with SVC, a couple of half-day trips and a three day trip. All were excellent. Our guides were both extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled at spotting birds (even in the car while traveling at speed to the next destination), and the service...More

1  Thank Adam B
Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi Adam! Thanks so much for your wonderful review from the whole team at SVC - and for communicating the core mission of conservation and community development that SVC represents. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - even as a 'non-birder'! Our...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Having heard great things about Sam Veasna, I arranged a half day birding trip. The night before the trip I received an email saying that they did not know where my hotel was. Because I was enroute, I did not see the email and the...More

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Alison C, Marketing at Sam Veasna Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this, and so sorry that you missed your 1/2 day birding - that's a massive disappointment for you. We are investigating this now for you to try and understand what happened. Can you please...More

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