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5 Days Siem Reap Beyond | Self Drive Vintage Jeep Adventure

Day 1: Discover the floating village

We leave Siem Reap town again with our vintage jeep and set out to the beautiful countryside where we will cycle along the red soil roads through the villages. 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. Next, we proceed to the Vietnamese floating village. This village is unlike the rest of Kampong Kleang. The Vietnamese Village is not composed of stilt houses. The houses there are built on floating objects that keeps them afloat on the Tonlé Sap. Your host family will provide a local meal and you will have the chance to experience more of this exceptional village on stilts. Overnight stay in a traditional house on stilts.

Day 2: Hidden gems of Cambodia

Experience how the village comes to life in the morning. After a good breakfast we leave the village and drive  into the Cambodian ‘outback’ to the mysterious 12th century temple of Beng Melea, one of Cambodia’s true hidden gems. Heavily overrun by trees, vines and moss, Beng Melea gives you a truly evocative insight into the majesty of the ancient temples. After lunch you will drive Koh Ker. It is a stunning and unique pyramidal temple built in 931AD. Walking in you could almost feel you were approaching a Central American Mayan sight such as Chichen Itza. Koh Ker also has a unique political history having been set up as a ‘new’ capital away from the Angkor area by Jayavarman IV. However, its importance was short lived; after the King’s death power was returned to the Angkor area around 944 AD. A tiring climb up wooden steps to the top of the Pyramid will soon be forgotten when you take into account the breath-taking views afforded from the summit.

Day 3: Phnom Kulen – The Sacred mountain

After a satisfying breakfast you will jump back into the jeeps and drive to another adventure. Phnom Koulen is one of the most scenic and historically significant locations in the area. Phnom Koulen is considered a sacred mountain in Cambodia, of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists who come to the mountain in pilgrimage.  Your visit will conclude with one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Cambodia. At the base of the falls is a large pool where we can go for a refreshing swim. After sunset a drive through the Cambodian night will provide another new, unique experience. Your tents, a roaring open fire and a delicious BBQ diner await you upon arrival. Be prepared that we spend the night in small tents and there are no other facilities. We use the forest toilet and bathe in the river.

Day 4: The citadel of women

Your guide will prepare you a breakfast. We leave the campsite and drive on. When the roads become too narrow for even our trusted jeeps to take, the only option is to hike the last short section. The walk allows you to connect even more closely with your magical surrounding/ As you round the final corner a majestic, if a little surreal site awaits you. Deep in the trees lies Srah Damrei; large, sandstone sculptures of an elephant, a lion and several other smaller statues stand trapped in time in the dense undergrowth. These beautiful sculptures have been dated as far back as the 8th or 9th centuries. We continue our way and you will visit a beautifully carved reclining Buddha resting above Preah Ang Thom temple, before visiting the 1000 lingas, where an array of Hindu lingas are carved into the riverbed. In the late afternoon  you will discover Banteay Srei temple, the so called Women’s temple. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of its decorative carving. Tonight you will stay in a beautiful forest lodge with a swimming pool.

Day 5: The best Angkor sunrise experience

An early start will begin with a jeep drive from the lodge  taking you directly to the magnificent Angkor Wat temple where you will see the sun rise over the ruins. Afterwards, you will enjoy a magical walk through the temple in the soft morning light and cool temperatures. A delicious breakfast awaits a short van ride away so you can regain your energy. After breakfast, you will ride around the hidden trails of the Angkor complex, through the jungle to visit some of the park’s best-kept secrets as well as the iconic temples of the Bayon, Ta Prom and The Elephant Terrace. As the temperature rises, you will stop for lunch overlooking Sra Srang Lake before returning to your hotel.

5 days Siem Reap Beyond self drive jeep tour includes:

  • 4x Lunch, 2x dinner, 4x breakfast
  • Bottle of water – Refill – snackbox
  • 5 days Vintage jeep with petrol
  • 5 days English-speaking Tour Guide
  • 5 days Support car with mechanic and spare parts
  • Entrance fee: Angkor, Kampong Kleang, Phnom Kulen, Koh ker, Beng Mealea temple, Bantey Srei
  • Boat tour Kampong Kleang
  • Bicycle tour Bakong
  • Bicycle rental
  • Accommodation


  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Dinner Koh Kor and Bantey Srei
  • Gratitude guide and mechanic
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