- The trip far exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was everything it claimed to be. The pace was just right for both experienced and fairly novice cyclists. Our tour guide Doan was what made the trip special by pointing out local items of interest that we would not have experienced otherwise. We would have scored a 10 but a couple of the hotels were below the standard we expected, even though we were only expecting basic accommodation. The homestay at the early part of the trip was a great way of getting the group to gel from the offset but we were expecting more interaction with the family running the homestay, as it was they just served our evening meal and breakfast and left us to our own devices. The size of the group was smaller than expected (only 9 of us) but this allowed Doan the time to make the whole trip special for everyone. We would have liked a little more private time to explore the area and have quality time as a couple rather than eating together as a group quite as often. When in Cambodia we did feel that there were too many Pagoda's and Temples to explore, adding something different to add a little more variety could only enhance the itinerary. On the whole it was a great trip and we will be looking to book a different trip with explore in the future.
Published on: 14 April 2016
Thank you for your feedback regarding the above trip, we’re delighted to hear you had such a great time and that the trip exceeded your expectations. Although it’s a shame that the homestay did not quite live up to your expectations, especially as you expected more interaction with the family. As I’m sure you can appreciate, this can be quite difficult with the language barriers, but we do encourage the family to interact with the group as much as possible. In addition, we do ask our leaders to arrange group meals in the evening, if it is not included in the itinerary, but this is entirely optional. We also appreciate your suggestions for the itinerary to add more variety and we’ll consider these during the next review.