Go on an Adventure!

Interested in experiencing Angkor Wat or the Cambodian countryside in a one of a kind way? Join Lavender Jeep Siem Reap on an off road adventure with an original 1974 American Jeep.

 

See the Real Cambodia

Experience our community based tour with trained drivers who come from Siem Reap and know the province intimately. Get off the beaten path, taking the jeep through terrain that only an off road vehicle can handle.

 

Make a difference

Participate in socially responsible travel by joining Siem Reap’s only profit-sharing tour cooperative, supporting female entrepreneurs as well as funding education and clean water initiatives for the next generation of Cambodian youth and their families.

Our tours

Do you want to see temples, meet locals or a floating village? We got you covered!
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Sreynang

Driver & guide

Sreyneang is 22 years old and originally from Banteay Srey. She is a former Bridge of Life English student. She studied at public school but, after being promised work abroad, dropped out to pursue traditional Apsara Dancing. After two years she realized she had been deceived, so her family borrowed money to open a souvenir shop, utilizing Sreyneang’s excellent English skills. Unfortunately, due to low sales, the store was closed and Sreyneang moved to Siem Reap to work at a night market. This was a difficult time for Sreynang as her salary was only $100 USD per month, making it impossible to save money or help with her family’s debt payments. Fortunately, in July 2017, she was hired by Lavender Jeep, allowing her to earn a living wage and share her homeland with guests on the Banteay Srey tour.

Sopheap

Driver & guide

Sopheap is 32 years old and originally from Kompong Thom. She is happily married with one daughter. Sopheap studied at government school but, like many women, dropped out school to earn money for her family. She was originally a ticket seller and studied English at a pagoda in the evening, allowing her to find work in the tourism economy. In early 2017 her husband lost her job so she had to work two jobs (from 7:00am until 12:00am) to support the family until her husband found steady employment. Aware of the situation she was hired by Lavender Jeep in October 2017 and is currently getting her drivers license. She will being conducting tours in December 2017. She looks forward to sharing Puok district, her husband’s homeland, with guests who participate on the floating village tour.

Bong Neang

Driver & guide

Bong Neang is 38 years old and originally from Slorkram village. She is married with three children. Due to the civil she was never able to study at government school. Instead as a child she did domestic and farm work to help her family. She eventually came to Siem Reap city and worked at snooker hall. She worked 16 hours a day earning $45 USD plus tips per month until the business closed. She then found work at laundry service for massage parlors which led to her becoming a masseuse until the business closed. She is unemployed and her younger brother supports the family. Bong Neang is studying English daily at a school and with her son. When she is fully conversational she will begin working for Lavender Jeep. She looks forward to the opportunity.

Paren Roeun

Coordinator

Paren is 28 years old and originally from Kompong Khleang, a floating village in Siem Reap. He moved to Banteay Srey when he was young so he could more easily attend government school. After finishing high school he moved to Siem Reap city to work at a hotel. He later left the tourism industry and worked for PLAN, an international NGO, monitoring students sponsored by donors. He was hired by Bridge of Life School in 2012 to teach English and was then promoted to a management position. Paren has been instrumental in the development of social enterprises to sustain Bridge of Life School. He helped develop Community First: Kompong Khleang Floating Village Tours and works as a tour guide part-time. He also developed Lavender Jeep Siem Reap and works as the booking coordinator.

Our team

Lavender Jeep Siem Reap makes women’s rights and empowerment a core part of our mission. We do this by choosing to employing women from backgrounds that are traditionally stigmatized in Cambodia. This may include women who did not finish school, families with large debt loads, single mothers and others. Through our profit-sharing model we can create meaningful work opportunities for employees as well as build bridges for the next generation of young women through educational programming.

Did you enjoy the tour?

Had a great day at the temples. While the road was well paved we got to take some dirt side roads which was really fun. We also stopped by a local stone mason’s shop and it was interesting to learn how they train and learn carve statues. Angkor Wat was beautiful but our favorite was the Bayon temple. Thanks to Sopheap for a great day out and wish her, her husband and daughter the best.

KalleMalmö, Sweden

We went to the floating village and it was really interesting. Along the way you take this muddy dirt road and pass through all the rice paddies with water buffaloes occasionally blocking the road. The floating village was quite the site and extremely vibrant. Afterwards the market visit was really interesting – nothing like the Old Market – it’s the way Khmer’s really shop! Food was delicious as well and nice to meet Manith’s family and support their business.

Alex Los Angeles, USA

We did the Banteay Srey temple trip as we had seen the major temples. What a great decision! We felt like we saw the temple but our favorite part was everything else – visiting Sreyneang’s classmates home where we saw her mother make white noodles the traditional way. Then we had a great meal with Sreyneang’s family at her home. Everyone was kind and we are so happy to support this tour and will recommend it to any friends planning to visit in the future.

Francois From Paris, France

Had a great day at the temples. While the road was well paved we got to take some dirt side roads which was really fun. We also stopped by a local stone mason’s shop and it was interesting to learn how they train and learn carve statues. Angkor Wat was beautiful but our favorite was the Bayon temple. Thanks to Sopheap for a great day out and wish her, her husband and daughter the best.

KalleMalmö, Sweden

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Kampong Khleang

A floating village

In partnership with Community First: Kompong Khleang Floating Village Tours, this tour takes guests to a rural floating village on the banks of the Tonle Sap that is home to over 5000 residents. Bridge of Life School provides educational programming and clean water in the village. Watch this video for a sneak peak of what you will see and learn about on this unique community based tour.