When you are traveling in Siem Reap, its important for you to get a good tuk-tuk driver, as that person will be more than just your tuk tuk driver in your next few days stay in Siem Reap. He will also doubles as your guide, informer, photographer and most importantly, a friend. It’s always convenient to have a local guide and driver and having one that is honest is definitely something we all look for. After all, the last thing we want is having dishonest people overcharging us making us pay exorbitant fees that will ruin an amazing trip.
- You may search for lots of recommendation for tuk-tuk driver from the travel forums. However, mostly recommended person can be fully book during peak season, so be sure to book with him early.
- If you haven’t booked any tuk-tuk driver for your trip, you may ask the guesthouse or hotel to arrange it for you. Most of the guesthouse in Siem Reap do have their own in-house tuk-tuk driver. It can avoid you from being conned by irresponsible tuk-tuk driver and any problem arive can be reported directly to the guesthouse.
- Make sure the tuk-tuk have rain-cover. Weather in Siem Reap is un-predictable, it can be very hot in the morning and within few minutes can be heavily rains. The cover can protect you not only from rains, but also heavy dust on the road.
- A good tuk-tuk driver will provide an ice box and cold mineral water at the tuk-tuk. Weather in Siem Reap is very hot and you can feel easily exhausted and thirsty after the sightseeing. Drinking cold water was cool down your body. You may buy drinks at the attraction, but it can be ridiculously expensive.