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3 Days Self Drive jeep tour:  Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

There are several options for travelling from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. This 3-day self-drive jeep tour is probably the most adventurous alternative .

Get behind the wheel of a vintage jeep, over 60 years old, and embark on a journey through Cambodia’s captivating landscapes. You won’t be alone on this adventure, as a support vehicle accompanies you, carrying an English-speaking guide and a mechanic. Our team is well-versed in the local roads and will lead you on exciting off-the-beaten-track excursions.

Three Days of Unparalleled Experiences

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Cambodia’s culture and natural beauty over the course of three unforgettable days. Your journey will include:

* Visiting a Floating Village: Experience the unique lifestyle of a floating village, where homes, schools, and even markets rise and fall with the rhythm of the Mekong River.

* Exploring a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Delve into the awe-inspiring grandeur of a UNESCO World Heritage site, a testament to Cambodia’s rich history and cultural heritage.

* Navigating Quaint Villages: Traverse through charming villages, where you’ll encounter the warmth and hospitality of the local people and gain insights into their daily lives.

* Crossing the Mekong River by Ferry: Embark on a ferry ride across the mighty Mekong River, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

* Receiving a Blessing from a Monk: Experience the spiritual serenity of a blessing from a revered monk, a deeply enriching cultural encounter.

And Many More Adventures Await!
These are just a few of the many extraordinary experiences that await you on our self-drive jeep adventure. Prepare to be captivated by Cambodia’s hidden gems, immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 1: Siem Reap – Kampong Thom

We leave Siem Reap town with our vintage jeep and set out to the beautiful countryside . It is going to be a nice and peaceful ride which is flat all throughout. We will stop by the local fish market on the way where you can observe traditional Khmer fish trade, a daily event. After cycling, we take a small break for some cool refreshment before continuing on to the next part of the trip. We then resume our journey with the visit of one of the most impressive floating villages in Cambodia, Kampong Kleang.

When we arrive at the village, we will board a boat and head out in exploration of the floating village. At lunch time, we will take you to a stilt house in the village to share a typical Khmer lunch with very friendly locals. In the afternoon we continue our way to Kampong Thom. We will have a stop in Kampong Kdei and you visit an ancient Angkor bridge. In the late afternoon you will check in your hotel.

Kampong Kdei bidge
Kampong Khleang

Day 2: Kampong Thom – Kampong Cham

After a scenic drive through small villages and ricefields you will arrive in Sambor Prei Kuk. This temple complex is also an Unesco World Heritage site. Together with your guide, you will visit the three main temples. Ride the narrow pathways through the forest and discover a temple, completely overgrown, around every corner. Time to continue our jeep tour. We drive our jeeps through some beautiful Cambodian countryside. We will stop at to see some truly impressive carvings. From huge stone blocks, sometimes as big as 8 meters, the stone mason chisels and carves some extremely impressive sculptures. The sheer amount of detail involved in some of his work is exceptional and you will have ample time to admire his work. We will continue our scenic drive to our next stop is at a local rubber plantation. As the afternoon progresses, we’ll arrive at the mighty Mekong River. From Hancey Pagoda, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of this iconic waterway. Continuing our journey, we’ll head towards Kampong Cham. Our hotel for the evening is conveniently located along the boulevard, offering the perfect setting for a leisurely evening stroll.

Sambor Prei kuk
Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Day 3: Kampong Cham – Phnom Penh

Before leaving Kampong Cham, you’ll have the opportunity to walk across the iconic bamboo bridge. This unique structure is only accessible during the dry season when water levels are low. Once the rainy season arrives and water levels rise, the bridge is dismantled to protect it from damage.

Embark on a scenic drive through the Cambodian countryside, traversing a mix of narrow dirt roads and paved highways towards Phnom Penh. Along the way, you’ll discover a remarkable pagoda where the past and present converge. An ancient wall dating back to the Angkor period stands as a testament to the temple that once graced this site, while a charming French colonial house adds a touch of European flair to the pagoda grounds.

As the afternoon draws to a close, you’ll find yourself back at the mighty Mekong River. Board the ferry and embark on a short crossing, reaching the bustling city of Phnom Penh.

Upon arrival at your hotel, bid farewell to your dedicated guide and support team, who have accompanied you on this unforgettable self-drive jeep tour through Cambodia.

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Between Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Price based on 2 people in US dollars per person. From $1136,- p.p.

Price includes:

  • Vintage jeep with petrol (self drive
  • Support team with mechanic, spare parts and tools
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation: Sambor Village resort, LBN Hotel, included breakfast
  • 3 x lunch, drinking water, snacks and fruit
  • Boat tour in Kampong Khleang and entrance fee
  • Sambor Prei kuk temples tour included local guide and entrance fee
  • Entrance fee Hancy pagoda,
  • This self drive tour can also be driven in the opposite direction. So start in Phnom Penh and finish in Siem Reap.

It is also possible to customise or extend this tour. For example, to Koh Ker temple, Kratie or other places.

Check thius 3 day self drive jeep tour in an overview here.

If you require more information about this 3 Days Self Drive Siem Reap – Phnom Penh, please contact us.

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Bamboo bridge kampong cham

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