1. What kind of jeeps do you have?
The jeeps used for our tours are American A2 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.
2. What kind of tours do you have?
We offer our guests a range of tours. Day tours, half day tours, multiple day tours and family tours. Each tour can be tailor made to your liking and include any attraction you want to combine the tour with.
3. Can I drive the jeep?
All our 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.
However, it is possible, but only if you are in the possession of a driver’s license and an international license, to drive a jeep away from the cities and main roads. Of course this would be at your own risk and would require you to fill in a release of liability form. The Cambodian chauffeur can recommend quiet stretches and areas where you may drive the jeep yourself.
4. What happens if the jeep breaks down?
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, rally’s or family tours 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.
5. Is it safe in Cambodia to drive?
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.
6. What are family tours?
Jeep tours are a perfect addition to any family 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 backup car for family 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 family tours are designed keeping in mind that children 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 the kids feel comfortable such as swimming pool, restaurant and a garden.
7. Can I design my own tour?
We have several tour options stated on our website. If there are any destinations that we do not visit but you would like to include, please let us know and we will tailor-make a tour for you.