What you want to know | all about our jeeps and tours
The most frequently asked questions (faq) with answers.
Q. What kind of jeeps do you have?
A. The jeeps used for our tours are MUTT 151 model jeeps. The Americans left their jeeps after the Vietnam War in this region, therefore also in Cambodia. The jeeps were stripped and parts were sold or remained in use by the local population. Although the engines were gradually replaced by engines of more commonly vehicles such as Toyota Camry’s, the exterior remained unchanged. Most jeeps actually have an automatic transition these days.
Q. What kind of tours do you have?
A. We offer our guests a range of tours. Day tours, half day tours, multiple day tours and events with a fixed date. The tours on our website are package tours but each tour can be tailor made to your liking and include any attraction you want to combine the tour with. Just drop us a line or give us a call.
Q. Can I drive the jeep?
A. All our day tours are accompanied with a Cambodian driver. Although we do understand that driving such a car is exciting and a highlight for anyone, we do encourage people to have a local chauffeur drive as traffic in Cambodia can be incredibly chaotic, roads can be notoriously bad and roads are not just only for cars but are used by cattle and kids.
In Siem Reap it is only possible for Cambodians with a valid drivers license to drive, but for multi-day tours it is possible to rent a jeep as a foreigner and get behind the wheel yourself. However, we will always assign one of our drivers / guides to you. They will be there to assist you during your adventure and ensure that you get the best out of your trip. Our drivers can guide you onto the small back roads where there are no tourists, allowing you to experience the breathtaking beauty of Cambodia at its best.
For tours in a jeep through Cambodia, a support car with a mechanic and guide will accompany you ensuring that your trip runs smoothly and enjoyably. However, it is possible, but only if you are in the possession of a driver’s license and an international license.
Q. What happens if the jeep breaks down?
A. Our jeeps are well maintained by technicians. However, engine failure may occur at any time. For day tours we are able to arrange a replacement jeep within the hour. For multiple day tours that venture further away from Siem Reap, we bring along a technician who can repair within a reasonable timeframe the problem. In the case of a major breakdown, a replacement jeep will be arranged as soon as possible.
Q. Is it safe in Cambodia to drive?
A. Traffic in Cambodia is chaotic and local people often do not have driver’s licenses. Our drivers have got all licenses required and received appropriate training to execute our tours safely. They know the roads and the conditions, how to talk to the local people and how to anticipate the traffic.
In general traffic is slow but on larger roads, the larger vehicles have little regard for other road users. After dark it is hard to drive without well lit roads, often drunk driving and other traffic and animals not using lights. That is why we always aim to reach the destination before dark and keep distances relatively short so we can make our way to our destination slowly and comfortable, without having to race against time or each other.
Q. Will a guide accompany me during the multiday tours?
A. Jeep tours are a perfect addition to any adventure. Driving a jeep through the countryside of Cambodia is a magnificent experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the Cambodian people. Unique to this tour is that you have the possibility to drive the jeep yourself (provided you have your driver’s license and international license with you.
There is always a support car for multiday tours that carries luggage and other necessities. An English speaking tour leader and a technician help you on the way. The tour leader can easily make conversation for you in small villages where you have the opportunity to really meet with the people of Cambodia! The multiday tours are designed keeping in mind that you require freedom to explore the surroundings in a fun and educative way.
Many stops are made on the way to see farmers work their land, visit remote temples and meet with local families and visit local schools. At the end of the day, whenever possible, we check you in at a hotel that has all facilities to make you feel comfortable such as swimming pool, restaurant and a garden. (if available)