4 Epic Cambodian Jeep Adventures

The following Jeep adventures are day tours that leave from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Siem Reap is famous for the Angkor Wat temples, but there is so much more to the country when you go beyond the temples and get out of the main tourist areas.

We spend our lives exploring the countryside and taking people beyond the temples, to areas that are local, unique and unspoilt from mass tourism. We are passionate about our tours and the local culture. When you’re in Siem Reap, join us on one of our Jeep adventures for a genuine Cambodian experience.

Jeep Tours - Countryside village

Taking some guests to a local village

 

1. Jeep Journey Tour to Beng Mealea Temple & Floating Village

Experience the beauty of the Cambodian countryside, the intrigue of Beng Mealea temple, and the fascinating floating village of Kampong Khleang on a full day Jeep Journey. The tour will take you off the main roads so you can experience the rugged nature and tranquility of the Cambodian countryside. Traverse  along back roads, go through remote villages and cross rice fields as you make your way to the overgrown jungle temple, Beng Mealea.

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Jeep Journey tour to a floating village

Most of the temple’s history remains unknown, but it can be dated by its architectural style, similar to that of the Angkor Wat era. Scholars believe it was built in the 12th century. Today, much of the temple is engulfed by the natural forest surrounding the area making it a great place to explore as you discover this ancient treasure.

Jeep Journey Tour

Jeep Journey Tour

The tour journeys to the Tonle Sap Lake, to visit the stilted and floating village Kampong Khleang. The community is the largest on the lake with a population reaching 10,000 inhabitants. This floating village is further from Siem Reap than other villages on the late which makes it much better preserved and a more natural environment where locals go about their everyday lives. This is truly a fascinating and unique community to visit and should not be missed on a trip to Siem Reap.

 

 2. Jeep Excursion Tour to Kulen Mountain Waterfall and Buddhist Monastery

Go to where it all began, Kulen Mountain National Park (Phnom Kulen). This sacred area is considered the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire and a holy mountain in Cambodia. It was here that King Jayavarman II proclaimed the Khmer Empire independent and himself as a godlike King in 804.

Jeep Excursion Tour to Kulen Mountain

The tour will take you to the waterfall where you can swim in the pools under the falls.  We will visit the river that has 1000 carvings etched into the riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy. Jayavarman II bathed in the river and had the river diverted so that the rocks could be carved with thousands of fertility symbols.

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Steps leading up to the 16th century Buddhist temple

The tour also visits Preah Ang Thom, a 16th century Buddhist monetary with a large reclining Buddha carved into the rocks; the largest of its kind in Cambodia. Kulen Mountain is notable as the area where the stones for the Angkor temples were quarried. In more recent times during the 1970’s, the area was a Khmer Rouge stronghold. Today, it’s a fascinating area to explore on a jeep excursion.

 

3. Jeep Explorer Tour to West Boray Lake, a silk farm and a forgotten temple in the countryside

Experience the Cambodian countryside, a boat ride on an ancient hand-made lake, the silk farm and a forgotten temple on the Jeep Explorer tour. See first-hand the process of the Cambodian silk production and discover how silk is traditionally worked in Cambodia. The silk farm gives you an insight into one of the oldest crafts in Cambodia.

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The Jeep Excursion Tour visits a local silk farm

Visit West Baray, an 11th century hand-made lake built during the Angkor era. Recent studies reveal that the lake was built primarily as a symbolic function  depicting of the Hindu Sea of Creation. Today, many locals visit the lake to swim or relax in bamboo huts on the waters edge.

Sabai Jeep Adventures - West Boray Lake

Jeep Excursion to 11th century West Boray Lake

Along the way you’ll pass through remote villages and drive along rice fields to  gain a better insight into the rural life and culture. The tour also visit a forgotten temple in countryside that was used as a Khmer Rouge outpost.

 

4. Champagne Countryside Sunset Tour

Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Cambodian countryside on our Champagne Sunset tour. As you head out into the countryside you will pass through villages, meet friendly locals, and drive along rice fields. Gain a better insight into the rural life of the farmers and their families.

Champagne Sunset Jeep Tour

Champagne Countryside Sunset Tour

As the sun begins to set over rice fields and palm trees we’ll find a nice spot to park the jeep so you can enjoy a chilled bottle of French sparkling wine for sunset. Also included in this tour is a light snack to have with the wine.

Champagne Countryside Sunset Jeep Tour

Enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine in the beautiful Cambodian countryside

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