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Jeeps Lotos Rallye 2015

Cambodian Adventure: Offroad tour with vintage jeeps

Departure dates:
June 12, 2016
November 6, 2016
December 4, 2016

An exciting 14 days jeep safari straight through Cambodia with American A2-jeeps: Experience the thrill of driving off road around Cambodia yourself! We will drive in an open car over dirt tracks, through the mud, in the dust and experience the adventurous traffic. We take you to a trip through the real Cambodia with it’s famous sights, it’s lifestyle and incredible nature to explore. This is a group safari with two people per jeep. Technical assistance, spare parts and accompanying staff will be present.

Discover Cambodia in a way no one else does!

Day 1: Welcome to Cambodia

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We will be waiting for you at the airport, to bring you to your hotel, where you can relax a little. Your trip may have been a bit tiring, so just enjoy a cocktail or a coffee by the pool, freshen up, take a nap or eat something. Later in the evening we’re going to have a delicious dinner down town at Father’s Restaurant.

Meal included: Cambodian welcome dinner

Day 2: The countryside of Siem Reap (75 km.)

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In the morning we start with an instruction meeting (traffic rules, introduction staff, explanation road book, instruction about the Jeep) and drive around Siem Reap. During this ride you will meet the different kind of roads and get used to the traffic. Half way we visit the landmine museum to learn about the mines which has been lead in Cambodia during Khmer rouge period. We enjoy lunch at a nice Khmer house.

Meal included: Lunch

Day 3: Siem Reap – Kampong Thom (215 km.)

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Driving through the countryside, our first stop is at the largest stilted village in Cambodia where we have a boat tour a floating village and the largest lake in South East Asia, named Tonle Sap. On our way to Kampong Thom we’ll stop in Kampong Kdei for visiting an ancient Bridge, the best laterite-built bridge of Angkor era which is survived until today. Under way we will experience the way of living in the Cambodian villages. There is time to visit a local market or have a drink (you will be amazed about the traffic in Cambodia, don’t forget to take pictures).

Meals included: Lunch (local) and dinner

Day 4: Kampong Thom – Phnom Penh (225 km.)

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Surrounded by rice fields, we make our way towards to the capital. After a while the sight will change to rubber trees and you will experience the process from the rubber tree to a rubber package in a rubber factory, which we will visit in the morning. Afterwards we ride our jeeps to a Pagoda next to the Mekong River to enjoy an excellent view of the Mekong delta. Driving through villages next to the River we enter Kampong Cham and get lunch at a local NGO. By following the last part along the river we will enter the capital of Cambodia and its diverting traffic.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 5: The story of Cambodia

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With an original transport in Cambodia, the Tuk-Tuk, we will explore Phnom Penh. Acknowledge the city and experience a different way of living as we saw last days. We start with the visit of the Royal Palace (where the King lives) and continue with an important and awful historical part of Cambodia, the Toul Sleng prison and the Killing Fields. At lunchtime we head to the restaurant Hagar managed by a local NGO for our lunch. Later in the evening, we end the day enjoying the sunset at the cruise on the Mekong with some drinks and snacks.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 6: Our Kampot Pepper (180 km.)

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In the morning we leave the busy city of Phnom Penh to Kampot which is known for the famous Kampot pepper. Experience the Champagne under the pepper and learn more about the process in a farm. At a later time we take delight of our lunch at the peaceful lake with hammocks. After the pause at the lake we continue to our hotel, where we can (hopefully) see a beautiful sunset at the see.

Meals included: Lunch (local)

Day 7: Kampot / Kep

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Today you can organize your day as you like: Relaxing at the swimming pool, visiting Kampot or enjoy the beach of Kep with the famous Crab market. For Lunch we get together to taste crabs in various ways and of course there is an alternative for those who don’t like sea food.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 8: Kampot – Koh Kong (210 km.)

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We start our jeep ride at the high way. After 75 km. we turn into the wild, the Cardamom Mountains. Driving up and down the hills, we enjoy the national park. This day is more a transport day for tomorrow where we have the Kings Ettapa. We end up at Koh Kong to take a boat ride to our floating bed for tonight. Enjoy your stay in the natural, peaceful area and have a swim in the river next to your floating room. The water is so clear that you can see the bottom of the river.

Meals included: Lunch and dinner

Day 9: Koh Kong – Veal Veng (150 km.)

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Today we have our KINGS ETAPPA, which is an incredible ride through the Cardamom Mountains. You will see a lot of extraordinary views. We start with the concrete roads (because of the three dams) but then we go off road and it becomes adventures. Let the Jeep work for you: we go through water pounds, over small wooden bridges and bumpy roads. On the arrival in Veal Veng an exclusive BBQ is waiting for you and in the end of the day, you will know why we call it KINGS ETAPPA.

Meals included: Lunchbox and dinner (BBQ)

Day 10: Veal Veng – Battambang (220 km.)

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From the Cardamom Mountains we drive through rough terrain to Battambang. On the way you recognize the real Cambodia with the difficulty way of living. After 120 km off road we have lunch in Pursat before we continue our journey via National Highway 5 to Battambang.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 11: Battambang

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The morning starts with a ride on the famous bamboo train. The bamboo train is a 2.5m x 4m raft-like device that is made from bamboo for local villagers to transport their goods. This is a very unique and fun ride that you must experience while staying in Battambang! In the late afternoon you will see the millions of bats which are leaving the cave around sunset. We will be able to look over all of Battambang and enjoy the vast and beautiful scenery. In between there is time for having lunch and a swim in the resort.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 12: Battambang – Siem Reap (200 km.)

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From Battambang, our ride continues through the Cambodian nature and we visit the Khmer Temple Ek Phnom. After a break, our lunch, we will visit the Silk Farm, where you get explained everything about the silk process. Before the city we take a ride off the paths and marvel the countryside of Cambodia for the last time.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 13: Angkor Wat complex

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You make a tour to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat by jeep. An English speaking guide will take you through the enormous park along the majestic structures and stop at several of them for a visit. The world heritage temple originates from the 12th century and is an experience of mystique and beautiful sculptures. First, we will visit Angkor Wat itself and walk between the remains of one of the most important of the no less than 110 temples. A short drive takes us to Angkor Thom, which consists of, among others, the 12th century Bayon temple. The 54 four-headed Buddha statues are one of the most impressive sights of the temple complex. Later today, we will visit the Ta Phrom temple. This is one of the few temples that have been kept in its original state. This temple is famous because part of the movie Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie was shot here.

During a farewell dinner, we share our last night, the experiences about this journey and for sure we will ask you about the one thing that you will keep in mind. We can promise that you come up with at least 5 things.

Meals included: Lunch and farewell dinner

Day 14: Departure day

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The tour comes to an end, we have to say goodbye, but the memory will last forever. Enjoy your ride to the airport, having a last good look at the wonderful country you have enjoyed for the past 14 days. We hope you have enjoyed your stay with Cambodian Travel Partner and hope to see you in our country very soon!

Map of the event:

Lotos Rallye 2016 Map

General information:

The hotels we choose are 3 hotels with a swimming pool. There are two exceptions during this tour:

  1. In Koh Kong we visit a floating hotel, where the swimming pool is the river.
  2. Veal Veng is a small Cambodian village where the best option is to sleep in a guesthouse, where you have your own toilet and shower (only cold water). When we arrive they prepare a very nice BBQ.

In Siem Reap and Phnom Penh dinner isn’t included, because there are a lot of restaurants and bars to have your own choice. In Kampot and Battambang the best choice is having dinner at the hotel.

We provide the Jeep every day with a cool box full of soft drinks, bottles of water and cleaning towels and a snack box with snacks.

Included:

  • Jeep MUTT 151 A2 inclusive petrol
  • Backup car with tour leader and mechanic (depends on the group size)
  • Welcome gift
  • Road book (one per jeep)
  • Telephone, local SIM card, balance
  • Hotels inclusive breakfast (13 nights)
  • 11x lunch, 1x lunchbox and 5x dinner (following the itinerary)
  • Entrance fees, transfers, extra guides (following the itinerary)
  • 12x cool box: soft drinks, bottles of water, cleaning towels, face masks and a snack box

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