I have just returned from my 17th trip to Cambodia. Over the years I have worked with a number of different agencies and I have booked small groups as well as myself individually with several different agencies. Based on my most recent experience this winter I want to put in a strong good word for Angkor Asia Adventures and their CEO Mr. John Teng. Tourism is booming in Cambodia and the ability to put together a team of excellent guides, booking agents, hotels and drivers is becoming more difficult all the time. Angkor Asia Adventures is thriving for several reasons. Their employees listen, are solicitous and as a result have provided overall outstanding service. They are local and know how to get their clients off the beaten path for a fuller look at the country, which is important. Their English language skills are good. The hotels with which they work are excellent values and clean. And there is a company ethic of working with organizations that reach out to and care for those who are less fortunate. There was no single defining moment because everything worked. High marks!
Date of Posting: 22 February 2013
Posted By: John Dennis
Like travel to everywhere in this world, Portland OR
I have known John for several years. I try to visit Siem Reap each year and always contact John to arrange a day tour to a new unexplored area. He is honest and reliable, over the years I have seen him set goals and work very hard to achieve them and because of this his business grows each year with more and more happy travellers. You will not regret choosing Angkor & Asia Adventures to show you the wonderful sights of Siem Reap or other destinations in Cambodia.
Date of Posting: 04 February 2013
Posted By: Jean
We booked a three day tour of the temples of Angkor with John Teng after reading good reports on Trip Advisor. On initially contacting him by e-mail he suggested an itinerary which we worked on between us until we felt we had the tour we wanted. He replied to e-mails promptly and appeared at our hotel as agreed on time on the first afternoon. The weather was hot and we felt that without John, the driver, the air-conditioned car and the ready supply of cold water, we would never have seen as many temples or got as much out of our short trip as we did. Even as we were on the tour he was suggesting ways to alter the itinerary to give us exactly what we wanted. He is a keen photographer also so knew which views would make good photos. We asked to visit temples in Siem Reap which are in use and Wat Bo was a favourite. We would recommend John to anyone.
Date of Posting: 23 February 2011
Posted By: John and Mavis Dixon
Two retired English travellers, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
Over the past 6 years I have been bringing a group of students from my school in Melbourne, Australia to work on a Community Project in Cambodia and I have had the great pleasure of working with Mr. John Teng. I will continue to book Mr Teng as our driver/tour guide as he is a trust and reliable friend and a very professional Tour Operator.
Mr. Teng is very inspiring and offers an all-embracing Tour for my students and staff. His English is very good and he can create an itinerary to suit your personal needs and wishes, ranging from learning about the Khmer people and culture, the History of his Country and the dreams for the future. Mr Teng’s knowledge of Angkor History and the Temples is something to behold and he is able to present this knowledge in a relaxed and inviting way for all ages. As well, Mr Teng organised our Tour with opportunities to visit and participate in the local Cambodian community.
I have always found Mr. Teng to be very trustworthy, honest, and is sensitive to my students and staffs needs, enjoyment and safety at all times. Nothing is “too difficult” for Mr Teng from the moment we arrive at the Airport to the time we say ‘good-bye’ he is continually attentive to us.
I am planning another school Tour with Mr Teng for September next year, and I hope to then bring my own family back a little later. Mr Teng will be our Guide as there is no one like him. As my students say “Mr John is a legend, Miss” and that means – he is the BEST!
1.Mrs Julie Ramsay Templestowe College Chaplain Melbourne Australia
Date of Posting: 27 January 2011
Posted By: Mrs. Julie Ramsay
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. John Teng for over 2 years. I first met Mr.Teng on a business-vacation trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2003. He was the first taxi cab driver my business associate and I hired and he remained our driver for the duration of the trip. He continues to be our driver/tour guide, and has become a trusted friend over the years.
Mr. Teng is flexible to your travel style, whether you are a seasoned tourist or an international traveler. He speaks English well and can suggest a number of itineraries, depending on your interests and travel time, to introduce you to the Khmer people and culture, including Angkor Wat and other breathtaking temples. What is most important to share is that Mr. Teng is thoroughly trustworthy, honest, and is sensitive to your safety needs, which is critical for the woman traveler.
I am an occupational and environmental health nurse who has created a charitable practice in Siem Reap along with other women business associates. We could not have done this without John’s expertise as a culture broker. With John’s help, we have been able to conduct vital research, have made friends from around the world and have been able to contribute to the Khmer people in a culturally appropriate, sustainable and meaningful manner.
I cannot recommend him enough. He is a true ambassador of Cambodia. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Have a pleasant journey.
Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S
Karen Bowman & Associates, Inc.
Date of Posting: 27 January 2011
Posted By: Karen Bowman
May 2010. We recently visited Siem Reap and Phnom Penh , Cambodia . We would highly recommend the tourist services of John Teng who is an officially licensed tour guide for the Angkor sites in Siem Reap. John can also arrange many services to help tourists including clean, modern, comfortable air conditioned cars or buses with an experienced driver. You will find John is well trained and has so much knowledge about this area. What makes him very special compared to other guides is that he loves people and his keenness to share his knowledge makes everything he says exciting, interesting and come to life.
Tours with John are special. He will arrange visits to sites to avoid the large crowds as best as possible. He will take you on his own private little side "short cuts" to avoid crowds. He knows the people in this area and it was not uncommon for us to be getting special treatment that John had arranged. Whether it was using a private toilet, getting front row seats in a show, personally meeting John's friend at the Hotel we were staying at who just happened to be the Manager, making sure we had a good room in the hotel or eating at the best restaurants. John seemed to know everyone and they were pleased to be his friends. This tells you a lot about a person and they all spoke highly of John as a good person.
Having good photographs is a great memory of a holiday. John has had some informal training in photography and is eager to take lots of photos for you using his experience to get that special shot. He will voluntarily give advice on how and where to take the best camera shots. Kindness and caring come naturally for John. We had a problem caused by another tour guide in our next destination in Phnom Penh . At very short notice John sorted out this problem in his lunch break. Whilst we were eating lunch and resting, John was busy on the phone networking his contacts and had the problem sorted by the end of the day. I still am amazed how he did it but we were very grateful. He turned a negative problem into a positive solution. Honesty is a quality that makes tourists feel safe. John was consistently ensuring we had the correct knowledge about upcoming encounters with "tourist hotspots".
Even though John has to live in this community he will warn you quietly beforehand how to handle those awkward situations with beggars, street hawkers, etc. On one occasion we gave John money so he purchased a local item on our behalf and then gave it to us once we were out of sight of the vendor. Just remember that John lives in this community and I suggest you be discreet when John gives you this help so he is not put in an embarrassing situation.
Your safety is John's top concern. The sites of Angkor can be dangerous and we saw several people who had accidents by doing foolish things. John consistently warns you of imminent dangers and takes every precaution to make sure you come to no harm. Please contact me on my email at email@example.com should you wish to verify any information on how John Teng can make your trip to Siem Reap wonderful. Warren and Sheena Smith Sydney , Australia
Date of Posting: 22 January 2011
Posted By: Warren