Asia Van Transfer

3.9
134 customer reviews
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About Asia Van Transfer

Company Information

Asia Van Transfer is based in Siem Reap and connects the city known as the gateway to Angkor Wat with destinations across Cambodia and Laos. The operator uses minivans with a capacity of 12 passengers on all the routes.

Routes served by Asia Van Transfer

Siem Reap–Don Det

The main route offered by Asia Van Transfer is between Siem Reap and Don Det, part of the 4,000 Islands region of Laos. The operator uses a fairly newly-established route that is claimed to save around 10 hours on this trip! There is one departure each day from Siem Reap at 08.00 which takes around eight hours, so it is scheduled to arrive for 16.00.

There is also one service per day heading in the opposite direction, also leaving at 08.00. Buses from Don Det to Siem Reap tend to take a fair while longer than those leaving Siem Reap, with journey times of around 10-11 hours common. Ticket prices cost the same in either direction at USD25.

Siem Reap–Pakse

There is also one departure each day from Siem Reap to Pakse in Laos, also leaving at 08.00 and scheduled to arrive at around 17.30. The return journey departs Pakse at 08.00 as well and due to arrive at 18.45. Regardless of the direction of travel, the journey lasts around 10 hours and tickets are priced at USD30.

Siem Reap–Destinations in Cambodia

Asia Van Transfer offers services from Siem Reap to popular destinations dotted across Cambodia. There is one departure to Stung Treng each day, leaving Siem Reap at 08.00 with the five-hour trip meaning that you will arrive in Stung Treng at 13.15. The return trip from Stung Treng back to Siem Reap departs at 14.00 and arrives at 18.30, with tickets costing at USD20.

A shorter journey to Preah Vihear City departs Siem Reap every morning at 08.00 (arriving at 11.15) with the return trip departing at 16.00. The journey lasts around three hours, costing USD12.

Destinations such as Banloung and Kratie are also serviced by Asia Van Transfer, with departures from Siem Reap at 08.00 to each town. Return trips from both Banloung and Kratie depart for Siem Reap at 07.30, with both routes lasting around nine or ten hours and costing USD24.

Pros

The improved condition of the road between Siem Reap and Don Det has saved travellers a significant amount of time, cutting the journey in half! This was a previously very isolated destination that was out of reach for the majority of visitors so this has been a hugely welcome improvement.

Cons

The condition of the buses on many of these routes is often not to a particularly high standard and can be lower than services operated by other operators. This will not be ideal news for passengers as the trips can be pretty long so comfort is an issue, especially as Asia Van Transfer offers minivans on all routes, rather than the larger vehicles you might expect on trips of these distances. Delays are also pretty common, although, in truth this tends to be a problem with all bus companies across Cambodia and Laos.

Crossing the border between Cambodia and Laos is usually a fairly confusing and long-winded process which can take longer than you expect. Of course, it is much easier to fly but this may not be within the budgets of many travellers.

Keep in mind

Children under five are not required to purchase a full-priced ticket. It is also worth noting that these services will usually terminate on the outskirts of town, so you will be required to head to your hotel in a tuk-tuk, which will add to the cost of the journey.

Travellers reviews

The company operates exclusively vans – and most reviews of Asia Van Transfer tend to focus on the standard and comfort of the buses on these routes. Keep in mind that the quality is likely to be considerably different to western standards. Whilst this is less of an issue on the shorter routes, if you are travelling for over 10 hours you will want the trip to be as comfortable as possible. Before booking your ticket do check the length of the trip and decide for yourself whether you are ready to go. If you ask us, we do travel by minibuses around Asia, and while obviously you have less legroom compared to a big bus, you win in transit time.

Passengers sometimes complain about the lack of flexibility in the schedules on routes operated by Asia Van Transfer. There is only one departure each day on these routes and this can often be at an inconvenient time which may not suit your schedule. For example, the only departures to Siem Reap from Stung Treng and Preah Vihear City are at 14.00 and 16.00 respectively which can cause issues for those looking to travel to Siem Reap to catch a flight or another bus to destinations in Cambodia such as Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville.

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Asia Van Transfer Popular Routes

Siem Reap - Champassak
08:00
Champassak - Siem Reap
08:00, 09:00
Pakse - Siem Reap
09:00
Siem Reap - Pakse
08:00
Phnom Penh - Champassak
04:30
Vientiane - Siem Reap
20:00
Siem Reap - Vientiane
08:00
Phnom Penh - Pakse
04:30
Champassak - Phnom Penh
09:00
Pakse - Phnom Penh
09:00
Siem Reap - Preah Vihear
08:00
Siem Reap - Stung Treng
08:00
Preah Vihear - Siem Reap
16:00
Phnom Penh - Vientiane
04:30
Stung Treng - Siem Reap
13:00
Vientiane - Phnom Penh
20:00
Stung Treng - Phnom Penh
13:00, 13:30
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Asia Van Transfer Schedule & Timetable

ClassDeparture StationArrival StationDepartureArrivalTravel time
Regional 14paxDon DetSiem Reap AVT08:0016:158h 15m
Regional 14paxSiem Reap AVTDon Det08:0019:0011h 0m
Regional 14paxSiem Reap AVTDon Det09:0020:0011h 0m
Regional 14paxSiem Reap AVTPakse AVT09:0019:0010h 0m
Regional 14paxPakse AVTSiem Reap AVT08:0018:3010h 30m
Regional 14paxDon DetPhnom Penh Maneth Transportation04:3016:3012h 0m
Regional 14paxPaksePhnom Penh Maneth Transportation04:3019:0014h 30m
Regional 14paxSiem Reap AVTDon Khone09:0020:0011h 0m
Regional 14paxSiem Reap AVTDon Khone08:0019:0011h 0m
Regional 14paxDon KhoneSiem Reap AVT08:0016:308h 30m
Regional 14paxPhnom Penh Maneth TransportationDon Det09:0021:3012h 30m
Regional 14paxPhnom Penh Maneth TransportationPakse09:0021:3012h 30m
Regional 14paxPreah Vihear CitySiem Reap AVT08:0011:003h 0m
Regional 14paxStung Treng AVTSiem Reap AVT08:0013:005h 0m
Regional 14paxSiem Reap AVTPreah Vihear City16:0019:003h 0m
Regional 14paxSiem Reap AVTStung Treng AVT13:0019:006h 0m
Regional 14paxPhnom Penh Maneth TransportationDon Khone09:0021:3012h 30m
Regional 14paxPhnom Penh Maneth TransportationStung Treng AVT13:0021:308h 30m
Regional 14paxDon KhonePhnom Penh Maneth Transportation04:3016:4512h 15m
Regional 14paxStung Treng AVTPhnom Penh Maneth Transportation04:3012:157h 45m

Asia Van Transfer Stations

Vientiane Southern Bus StationSiem Reap AVTDon DetPakse AVTStung Treng AVTPreah Vihear CityDon KhoneSiem Reap AVTPhnom Penh Maneth TransportationStung Treng AVTDon DetDon KhonePakse

Asia Van Transfer Company Reviews

G W
From Siem Real to Pakse all the transport was handled by AVT and was great. From Pakse to Vientiane we boarded a bus from a different company they had subcontracted too which was atrocious. The bus was overbooked so we didn’t even get the two beds we paid for leading to an uncomfortable journey.
Bus Express, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 9, 2024
C B
The vans are ok but not very comfortable as men usually have large shoulders and the seats are a bit narrow. Tourists shold be told to try and make their border process as swftly as possible for respect for the others who are waiting, including drivers.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Dec 7, 2023
P K
Free pickup from the nearby hotel. Young and very capable driver. We were not informed that we have a one hour break just 1 hour before arriving at the border. It appeared logical as he remainder of the trip requires a 4 wheel drive vehicle. About 30 minutes after all border formalities darkness started.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Oct 22, 2023
V
The trip from Phnom Penh to Don Det is long, but the logistics of pick up, vehicle changes during the trip and even the river boat transportation to Don Det is quite well coordinated by the company that provides the service. Actually, from the time you are picked up at your hotel in Phnom Penh, until you arrive at the port in Don Det, it takes more than the hours indicated in 12Go, in my case it was almost 12 hours in total including waiting time in restaurants, border crossings and transportation as such. I do not leave the 5 stars because it would be ideal if all drivers could communicate with foreigners in even basic English to make the experience easier and more pleasant. Although some of the various drivers I had on my tour spoke English, there was one who did not (who picked me up in Phnom Penh and dropped me off at a restaurant where you wait for the vehicle that takes you to the border where you leave Cambodia).
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Oct 7, 2023
M H
Arrived 30 minutes early. Picked up on time. Dropped to the correct destination. Did have to get in 3 different mini vans and a tuk tuk which was not mentioned but was fine. Car was not 3 years old or newer like advertised, much older. But overall good
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Sep 13, 2023
Y E
All was working well. We was in good hands .... 2 times we changed the bus, at border they was helping us.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 31, 2023
A E
The whole trip was super well organized. We were guided all the way to Laos with different staff. We also had good air-conditioned vans and it was very comfortable. Only at the border we had to wait about 40 minutes for the next van, but that was totally ok. It went quite quickly for us at the border.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 13, 2023
J B
Fan belt broke and they stopped at least 4 times fixing it….making the trip 2 hours late…beds were uncomfortable…
Bus Express, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 1, 2023
A C
After a complicated start, everything went well ! They told us to go to Maneth Transportation in the morning, but it was closed ! In fact, we had to stay at our guesthouse, and the minivan came to get us directly there (with 45min late). Don’t panic haha and send them an email to be sure that they’ll come at your hostel. After this start, everything went well : the drivers were super nice and we arrived on time !
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jun 24, 2023
P
Distance between the seats is too small (I’m 1.91m)
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jun 21, 2023
P
Smooth and professional transfer to Siem Riep
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), May 11, 2023
A R
1) they ask us to take the boat from don det to the mainland at, 9:00 am, but when arriving we still need to wait 40 min... Why not make everyone arrive at same time or take boat at 9:30 ? 2) They only stop for eating at a certain place (stung treng i think )where THERE IS ONLY ONE RESTAURANT AVAILABLE NEARBY ASKING 4X THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A LOCAL RESTAURANT AND TASTES BELOW AVERAGE. THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING THAT CAN NOT BE DONE. DROP US OF SOMEWHERE WHERE WE CAN CHOOSE WHAT & WHERE WE WANT TO EAT. WE RE JUST BEING RIPPED OFF. Coca cola costs: 2,5$, what a joke => 7eleven coca is at 0,66$ Instant noodles costs 2,5$ => same noodle at 7eleven costs 0,60$ 3) Also when stopping for lunch, we dont know how long we have and when we ask when do we leave, they keep saying 10 min, 10 min. We left finally like 1h after the stop which was only supposed to be 30 min 4) They ask at least 10 times to check tickets The free dropoff to our hotels was nice and the 2 drivers in cambodia were really kind !
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Mar 19, 2023
N A
Helpful staff. Not too many stops. Easy process. We received emails from AVT to check where we wanted to be picked up and they were very responsive.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 3, 2023
K B
Everything on time, well organized, I was always confident that I would arrive where I wanted to go, at approximate time expected. The 2nd van to Banlung not very comfy, AC barely worked on a hot day. But bearable. Driver didn’t speak English, I was the only non Cambodian on the bus. All fine it just makes it a bit more difficult to understand what’s going on.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Mar 12, 2020
B J
The trip itself was good and well organized. Just the driver were a bit odd as they were not talking to us at all and just stopping somewhere without saying where to go now. So it was good that AVT provides you with a detailed PDF.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Mar 8, 2020
T A
Everything is great. I went from Siem Reap to Vientiane. The connections on the way are all comfortable, precisely timed.
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Bus Express, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Mar 1, 2020
J L
Tricky border crossing into Laos. Language barrier and average collective transport: 15 people + luggage crammed into the back of the vehicle.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 24, 2020
A K
Phnom Penh - Don Det. Well organised trip. Got a desription of the itinerary (with pictures) per email beforehand, which was really helpful, especially since the driver didn't really speak English. In short it was a Van until Stung Treng, different Van to the border, Songthaew to Nakasang and boat to Don Det. Departure was a bit late. There was nobody to speak to at the departure point, but the company sent me a whatsapp message to inform me about the delay (which I only read later, because I didn't have internet). Lots of random stops before we really got going. The first driver was speeding and honking all the way. I've done quite a few bus trips in SEA already and I know the driving is different here. But this driver was driving like the street belonged to him alone and I didn't feel comfortable. One time he almost hit a scooter driver. The change in Stung Treng went smoothly and before the border we got the visa application form and had the opportunity to get a photo taken. Also after the border everything went as planned. We arrived on Don Det at around 17:45. Only other thing I could complain about is that despite the quite high price there are no snacks or drinks (not even water) included (but that wasn't advertised either). All in all I can recommend this journey.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 22, 2020
N L
Good experience, everything super explained even a person from the company talked to me by whatsapp at the beginning of the trip to ask me how it was going and explain me the instructions of the trip. The only thing is that the minivan is not very spacious, we barely changed and it is 6 hours.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 19, 2020
M C
Taking the bus is an adventure If you're not good with strangers then take the plane... it's a 12 hour ride
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 19, 2020
M H
First ride to stung Treng was very good. From there to Kratie they were to many people in the bus and they were transporting 250 KG of sugar in the aisle where the locals sit on. Funny but uncomfortable.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 18, 2020
G H
Mean owner, no bus was waiting when we arrived in Lao, we had to jump on a truck with no safety and people on the roof. Good explanation of the trip and reaction after Van issue in Cambodia
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 16, 2020
B R
Leave on time.The first part was quick. Swich bus took a wile. The new bus had no airco ???? . But we came on time in Don Det.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 13, 2020
F M
The buses were ok. Had to wait in Champasak for over an hour whilst they changed the bus (probably for safety reasons) the driver once we got into cambodia was lovely
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 13, 2020
C S
First part was ok. The rest was chaotic. The handling at the border was bad. Finally, getting into a very uncomfortable truck.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 8, 2020
J C
Comfortable and smooth transfers of van from the border to Siem Reap.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 5, 2020
J F
The people were really friendly and everything happened as they said it would. The only thing was that we were cramped in the back of the minivan even though we paid for 3 seats for the 2 of us to try and avoid this. However, when we arrived in Siem Reap they gave us back the money for the third seat!!!! We didn't even ask - now that's what I call service.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Feb 4, 2020
J O
Website was easy to use. Tickets were given at the company's office once we showed the voucher. Information about contacting company provided via emails. The company took care if everything for the price of the ticket. Hotel pick up, buses to the border, bus from the Laos border to Nakasang and the boat to the islands. The brief explanation was given at the first office. Guys know what they doing.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 31, 2020
D T
We received a email about the exact location and the mini-van arrived just at the right time. He gave us tickets for the following minivans and boat. The minivan was Indeed quite récent, but you have only a belt for the belly and not for the torso, which i think is useless (thats why the minus one star). To be fair, all the minivans are like this. We eat at Stoeng Troeng for one hour and the Price for the food was really fair. Then we headed to the border on another bus. After the border, a smaller mini-van took us to the Pier to take the boat to Don Det. It was really smooth and the drivers were nice and helpul.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 29, 2020
J M
The minivan from Nakasang was overloaded. Arriving at the border, the border police were obnoxious and aggressive. "Mr Hout" was useless, except for exchanging our tickets. A very bad start. But the worst was yet to come... The next minivan was designed for 11 people, with a boot that could only hold 2 bags. The vehicle was full of bags. A family of 4 had to travel on 3 seats (even though they had paid for 4). We had to raise our voice to force them to travel properly. At every turn, the backpacks fell on the passengers and children. We were the ones who had to secure the backpacks at the 1st stop. As the van was overloaded, the driver stopped to take...2 more members of his family! Who sat between the passenger and the driver. Safety was at zero: no one was strapped in, backpacks everywhere, 4 people in front. We paid $29 for this trip. Other passengers: $19! We left Don Det together and made the same trip, under the same conditions. What did we have to pay so much for, with no different service? AVT can't offer travel agency services without providing any real insurance.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 29, 2020
A M
We have leave at 8.30, normally it was 7.30. In the minibus they had two peuple in more so it's quite dangerous on the road. The only good point was the drivers who drive quite safety.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 28, 2020
N B
Good professional drivers and good organisation except the 2h waiting in the middle... A good and safe way to travel but a bit expensive compared to other services
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 27, 2020
L S
I give 5 stars, even though we started the trip with two hours of delay, and so i arrived 3 hours later than expected, which meant that i lost all connections but i have never had before such a great Service and help for a trip. All the avt staff was extrem kindly an helpful, also crossing the border and they arraged everything to continue the trip. So i see my trip to don det as a little adventure, think positive. And i got a refund of 50% of the ticket for the inconveniences
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 22, 2020
T A
3/4 of the way, we had a good van, the rest not so good, but ok.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 20, 2020
S B
We didn’t have a choice as we were going from Phnom Penh to don det and AVT is the only company performing the transfer So we picked them even though het had some bad reviews ( that I agree with btw) Do not expect any luxury car based on the price you pay They take you from point A to B more or less safely but service is not great , we waited an hour in Phnom Penh for no reason and the service in Laos is very bad But we got to our destination hopefully in one piece
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jan 17, 2020
L B
Comfortable enough minivan. Didn’t seem to take as long as was quoted which was good. However lots of waiting around once we had crossed the border and lots of stopping and starting along the way.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Oct 11, 2019
E A
We were picked us at the hotel.in Pakse. We were the last one so we had to sit down on the back, with the luggages that bumping me all time because of the road's potholes. Besides, seats were so much tight that I couldn't breathe. When we get to the border of Cambodia, we had to leave the minivan and cross the frontier by walking. After that, we had to get into another minivan worse than the last one. This time, the seats available were foldable seat, very tight and without headrest. The minivan was to much dirty and the trip very uncomfortable till to get to a Cambodian city where we finally could have a minivan according with the price and service paid. 30€/person paid for the travel we finally had, is to much. The service in Laos, terrible. The service in Siam Reap, good.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Oct 5, 2019
D L
Excellent
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Oct 1, 2019
M P
Reliable. I was expecting to be underwhelmed, as it's often the case with many greedy operators, but I was genuinely pleasantly surprised.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Sep 24, 2019
K V
Everthing went really smooth! Bus left on time, clear briefing and there was also a van waiting for us at the Lao border! Would really recommend AVT
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Sep 5, 2019
L S
We were picked up by tuk tuk at our hotel to the minibus. 1st driver very speed and not talkative, changed bus at stung sreng to the border after lunch. Nice driver but bus not too comfy. Last bus to Pakse very nice with a drop off at our hotel
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Aug 19, 2019
M K
Got us there on time, however, the buses were very cramped and the AC did not work properly on all busses - not quite what we were expecting from the description.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Aug 14, 2019
M M
Very well organized, despite a slight lack of comfort in the last van. It should be pointed out that at the Laos border we were stopped in an "authoritarian" manner to fill in the visa form and that one of the people introduced himself as Mr Hout's brother when we referred to AVT.
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 28, 2019
N S
Well explained about the trip at siem reap end. But we when got to the town before the border we were told to get out that he going back to siem reap. We were not advised and was unclear what was happening we waited two hours there before we drove to the border. The drivers were all good felt safe
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 26, 2019
L G
Very detailed email from the company however the bus was late to arrive and had no seatbelts for a very bumpy windy journey. Changed buses half way, much better and more space for everyone.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 12, 2019
A R
Pickup service in SR great, Vans and drivers OK, at the border business as usual: 1 extra Dollar here, 2 extra there - we were well prepared... Overall a reliable job by ATV, thanks
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Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 10, 2019
G D
Was pickup from hotel on time, in Pakse, in a good looking van. Did the rounds to get other guests and then we were driven to a location there in Pakse where we all transferred to an old beat up local bus. I was told that I was going to be traveling in a modern van. No, it was an old bus with very bad suspension. It’s AC was good, though. Exiting Lao and entering Cambodia, both sets of bureaucrats will rip you off. The Cambodian ones will literally bark at you and try to order you around. I sternly put a stop to that nonsense as I screamed louder than they did: it worked. The last leg into Siem Reap the driver decided to pickup a local lady, a very fat one at that, and the rest of us had to accommodate for that, resulting in crammed quarters for us paying costumers. In Siem Reap the tuk tuk driver said that hotel transfer was free. I corrected him by saying that the transfer wasn’t free, that it was included in the price we paid. The roads in Cambodia aren’t as good as the ones in Lao. All in all it wasn’t too bad. After all we’re here for the experience, aren’t we.
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jul 7, 2019
K L
Seats were not comfertable in the van. We waited at lunch for over 2 hours for another van to pick us up and therefore arrived in Pakse 2.5hrs late
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Jun 25, 2019
M L
Amazing trip, l didn't get the part l had to change mini van though. A tuk tuk came to pick me up at my hostel right on time to the agency. From there, a mini van came and drove us to a place where l had to change mini van. The second trip was fine. Great experience
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), May 8, 2019
A K
very good and comfortable ride
Van Regional 14pax, Asia Van Transfer (AVT), Apr 9, 2019
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88.1% of 134 travelers were presumably happy with Asia Van Transfer as they left good or no review