Testimonials

Please take the time to browse through our wonderful testimonials and hear about the project through their experiences.  You can also read more in depth reviews through trip adviser – click here.

Of all the wildlife trips I have done in Cambodia (and I have been trying to tick off all the ones I can find), this is the best so far. Very professional all the way through, well organised, everyone spoke good English and we always knew what was happening next. Everyone involved in the tour was terrifically friendly and welcoming, the food was great (and there was a lot of it); all in all I can’t think of anything they could have done better.
Gareth Kee

I went on the Gibbon Spotting trek with my boyfriend, mum and her friend. It was really great. A fantastic balance of cycling, walking, talking about gibbons and eating! I really loved it.
Rachel Hopkins

The gibbons are amazing and you get a real feel for the wilder side of Cambodian nature. The organisation and execution are excellent and we would thoroughly recommend this tour for all nature lovers.
Robert Cranford

It was a fantastic experience; one I will never forget. I would strongly recommend any visitor to Cambodia with an interest in wildlife to come and more importantly to support the conservation team in their struggle to preserve the gibbons’ habitat from the encroachments of illegal loggers.
Jonathon Wheatley

The most incredible experience and a real highlight of our 6 week trip of Asia. We took our 2 boys aged 9 and 11 and they loved every minute. We cycled into the camp, through river beds and jungles, and then camped in hammocks under the stars. The camp, the people, the equipment, the food, the experience, all 5 star! A totally incredible way to see the real Cambodia!
Rhona Malpas

We stumbled upon the Gibbon Spotting Cambodia experience by accident through some internet research and all I can say is I AM SOOO GLAD WE DID! This experience was truly the highlight of our Cambodia adventure.  All in all this trip was one of the best things we have done in our travels. You can see that the community, the research center, the locals and the Gibbons benefit from this tour. We love the fact that numbers are limited on this trip so that our footprint is as minimal as possible.  All in all it is a very worthwhile experience and I think a successful partnership between various businesses, the local community and of course the gibbons and us. The apes did not seem perturbed by our presence at all and it is satisfying to know that our money helps to protect the forest and help the local community.
Shelly Sidell

We cannot say enough good things about this adventure – if you are considering it, we definitely recommend you to do it – you won’t be disappointed!
John Shelapy

if you are into animals you will love this. The staff equipment were first rate and the actual gibbon spotting, memories for life.
Danny Sharkey

I can honestly say that Gibbon Spotting Cambodia proved to be the highlight of my 10 day trip. If you enjoy the outdoors and are interested in wildlife then look no further, this tour is perfect for you.
Alex McCraith

If you believe like I do that nature must come before the needs of the travelers and that consumers should spend their money in ways that protect what is left of our fragile ecosystem, then don’t hesitate to take part in the Gibbon Spotting Cambodia opportunity. Just be sure to bring plenty of room for photos, an extra set of camera batteries and set yourself attitude to remember that appreciating a little time away from creature comforts is what set you apart from the mindless masses.
Nola Lee Kelsey

Sleeping in hammocks at the campsite was exciting and around 3.30 we got up and went into the jungle to find the gibbons. Walking for 45min, we were closeby and just had to wait for the gibbons “wake up call”. After a while sitting in the grass waiting for sunrise, suddenly the guide and the research fellow jumped into the jungle and we were keeping as close to them as we could, being supported by our other 2 guides who are very familiar in keeping up with the front runners. Even if we hadn’t seen the gibbons it would have been a great exciting adventure. Try to walk fast and sometimes even run into closed jungle is exciting in itself, while hearing and recording with our smart phone the singing of the gibbons family. Their volume is getting louder and louder, we are getting closer and there they are, in the tree tops singing, eating and swinging. We have been able to stay close to them for may be half an hour, it seemed however much longer. The local guide just knew where and how to go. When asking this question how to find his way out, he just explained that he just knows…a kind of map hidden in his mind…To us all the trees etc look the same…amazing. It has been a great experience and extremely well organised.
Brechje & Ray Hanrath

As a travel journalist, I had the privilege of participating in the first Gibbon Spotting Cambodia (GSC) trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. Don’t get me wrong, the trip is hot, very physical and not in any way for the casual, big-bus, tourist type – nor should it be. That’s part of what makes it so special. If you love the outdoors, wildlife viewing and defining off the beaten track travel you will want to take part in this short-term, expedition.
During the expedition I witnessed a continual respect for nature by all hosts, guides, etc, along with seeing first-hand how my money was helping to bolster conservation efforts. Indigenous support staff were still being trained and did a wonderful job. Rangers showed off equipment. Research scientists at the field station shared their appreciation for how our tourism dollars would aid local species preservation. This knowledge made every aching muscle even more worthwhile.
If you believe like I do that nature must come before the needs of the travelers and that consumers should spend their money in ways that protect what is left of our fragile ecosystem, then don’t hesitate to take part in the Gibbon Spotting Cambodia opportunity. Just be sure to bring plenty of room for photos, an extra set of camera batteries and set yourself attitude to remember that appreciating a little time away from creature comforts is what set you apart from the mindless masses.
Nola Lee Kelsey

It was back in April that Hanuman’s Andy Brouwer took a close look at the unique Gibbon-spotting trek that had been introduced in Ratanakiri. This is a rare and unique experience for enthusiastic wild life spotters and those who are interested in biology and nature conservation. For information, more than a third of the proceeds of the treks go directly to the community and to supporting the gibbons. This is a unique way to experience a rare gibbon family in the wild. The memory of the gibbons’ piercing call in the jungle still resonates months later.
Andy Brouwer

Simply an incredible trip, our family loved the experience. We would strongly recommend this trip to everyone including families
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