Epic Day Out – A Jeep Tour in Cambodia

A trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia isn’t complete until you’ve truly experienced the countryside and the more remote rural areas. During our recent visit, we did a full day Jeep adventure tour with Sabai Adventures in Siem Reap which offered a wonderful insight into the country away from the tourist crowds.

At times it felt like going back in time, learning about the traditional ways, from rice farming to floating fishing villages. Along the way, our Jeep guide explained the culture, the customs and the people while sharing Cambodia’s history. It was an engaging cultural journey mixed with adventure.

The great thing about going in a Jeep is that you’re really in the experience as you chat with locals along the way, smell the smells and feel the heat of the day.

We did the full-day Jeep Journey tour. After departing Siem Reap in the morning, we ventured into rural countryside through back roads and villages, making our way to Beng Mealea temple and the floating village Kompong Khleang on Tonle Sap Lake.

The following photos were taken along the way.

 

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After stopping to take some photos of the incredible surroundings of golden rice fields and palm trees, some local ladies stopped for a chat…and a photo.

 

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Traditional farming practices from ancient times are still practiced in many rural areas.

 

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Seeing the daily life of the people as they work the rice fields. A genuine cultural experience away from it all.

 

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Exploring the 12th century overgrown jungle temple Beng Mealea.

 

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Making our way through stilted communities towards the Tonle Sap Lake.

 

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Passing flooded mangroves.

 

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Arriving at the lake to visit Kompong Khleang floating and stilted community as our guide arranges us a boat to go out. Like another world there!

 

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See daily life on the lake and local fishing families going about their day.

 

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Local fisherman on the Tonle Sap Lake. As one of the world’s most varied and productive ecosystems the region has always been of central importance for Cambodia’s food provision.

 

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Taking in this fascinating culture and way of life.

 

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As the sunset sets and we make our way back to Siem Reap, we take one last photo in the countryside and our day out.

 

Thanks for the day.

Sincerely,
Valerie and Terry From Canada.

 

For more info on this tour and many others, please visit their website at:
https://sabaiadventurescambodia.com/jeep-tours/

 

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Posted on September 17, 2017, in Cambodia tours, Cambodian History, Jeep Adventures Cambodia, Photography, Sabai Adventures Cambodia, Siem Reap tours, Things to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Tours and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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