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jetsetphd-dr.cie Review submited by JetSetPHD-Dr. Cie
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Excellent Experience-VERY Pleased

Reviewed January 30, 2020

I am a blogger and arrange trips.  I have seen many great guides and manypoor guides. I would absolutely trust in Serd.  He was very professional as was the driver.  The vehicle was very comfortable and all of my requests were carried out to the fullest.  His price was fair and I was very happy to have excellent communication and see the sites I came to see. He is the consumate expert on Laos. Thank you, Serd!

Travelled in January as a couple

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January 31, 2020

Hi Cie & Aaron, Thank you very much for your using my services and kind review. I am very appreciated that. May you and yours be filled with happiness, prosperity, love, great health and success.

weiping,evon Review submited by Wei Ping, Evon
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Awesome Family Holiday with Serd in Vientiane, Laos

Reviewed October 14, 2019

The decision to book a guide for our family trip was certainly a rushed one and had to be completed within a short period of time-- right before we flew, we only booked 2 days prior to it! Despite giving him all the anxiety with our tight schedule of booking, Phonepaseuth Sengsavath (Serd) was understanding and answered each of our questions patiently.

Right from the moment we landed, down to the minute we bid farewell, Serd gave us a wonderful experience in Laos. Through him, we experienced not only the hospitality of the Laotian but also gained understanding of the local culture and religious practices. The world views that he has and hopes to pass them on to his children were really inspiring to hear. The custom tour that Serd provided were also rather flexible, allowing us to take on options of local experiences as we wanted to. Serd also gave us the opportunity to practice local cultures (e.g offering alms to monks), going to fresh markets, and tasting some of the local snacks. Being an experienced tourguide, Serd is knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions in regards to places we visited as well as the cultural practices in Laos. Many of the times, Serd was ready to go the extra mile to provide us with more information and visits to places of interests.

Serd is also a friendly guide who made us felt as though we were on travels with a friend rather than a guide. He would not hesitate to share local jokes, his own travel stories and life experiences that always added a touch of reality to his explanations.

Overall, we had enjoyed our visit to the beutiful country, Laos with Serd as our guide. Would certainly hope to return and visit other parts of Laos that he speak so beautifully of. 

Travelled in October as a family

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estelle Review submited by Estelle
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Fantastic!

Reviewed June 12, 2019

From the moment he picked me up at the airport until he dropped us at the airport, I enjoyed every moment with him. Serd speaks excellent English, and has great knowledge of his country, on Bouddhisme, Lao culture, Lao food, Lao history... Serd is a great guide with a friendly and kind personality. He knows the best places, he does the best to help you out and show you around. I had a phantastic time, I can highly recommend him.

Travelled solo in June

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olaf Review submited by Olaf
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Great , passionate guides

Reviewed April 10, 2019

While Phonepaseuth (Serd) was unable to personally guide me in Paksi and the 4000 islands area and facilitate me across the border with Cambodia,  I did meet him in Vientiane beforehand and he seemed a wonderful young man. He explained that personal matters had prevented him taking the tour but that he had arranged his cousin to take the tour.  'Shampoo'did a wonderful  job and also advised that he runs a restaurant and simple backpacker accommodation as well as a volunteer program for foreign visitors to help teach the island students English. A real inspirational person and very personable.  Highly recommend both Serd and Shampoo.  Both are organised and know their areas and,  as former monks,  have a nice charm and ease about them. 

Travelled solo in April

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daniel Review submited by Daniel
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A splendid, but much too short trip to Northern Laos

Reviewed February 4, 2019

We (a couple and 16-year old son) visited Northern Laos for a very short 5-day tour on our way to Cambodia. I had myself designed the tour, and was looking for a guide and driver to show us Luang Prabang, drive to Phonsavan and to Vang Viet and to end in Vientiane. By pure chance I fell on Serd as a guide, and that was a very lucky choice indeed. From the moment he picked us up at Luang Prabang airport until he dropped us at Vientiane airport, we enjoyed every moment with him. Serd speaks an excellent English, and has an intimate knowledge of his country... on  Buddhism of course, but also on all matters ranging from Lao life, Lao populations, Lao food, Lao politics and up to the Vietnam War. As he personally knows the neighbouring countries, it became very easy for us to place Laos in a context with neighbouring SE Asian countries and with China. Serd also has a very good sense of humour, and it was never a dull moment neither for us the elderly, nor for our son. And an important point: Wherever we stopped for roadside (or riverside...) lunch, it always was a treat.

And a last word: The driver that Serd employed was very good, and very safety-conscious, an important point on the  partly rainsoaked and truck-loaden roads of Norhern Laos.

In short, we had a phantastic time, and hope to visit soon Southern Laos, with Serd again.

Travelled in January as a family

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