At Siem Reap Urban Adventures, we firmly believe local travel is one of the best ways we can support responsible tourism. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we ‘ve made it our entire business! All our tours are run by local experts, not some faceless corporate team located halfway around the world with no sense of the local vibe.
We craft our tours to ensure every traveler has authentic interactions with local people, businesses transportation, and food and drink. Local travel gives you the opportunity to experience a destination as locals do and has the potential to impact you in ways you never imagined. In short: local is awesome.
Meet some of the team...
Sokhom was born in 1968 during the civil war in Cambodia. His life was crossing the bad night of Khmer Rouge or Pol Pot Regime (genocidal regime) evacuated Cambodian People to the jungle until 7th January 1979, it was Sokhom's second Birthday. Then Sokhom employed as a Military Service (Police Army- Military Force) life struggle as Communist Army in Cambodia. Sokhom was unfortunate became (The Prisoner of War) then the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee set him free from the War Prison. Luckily, he was sent to a refugee camp (Side two Camp) where he got the opportunity to learn English and develop himself.
After the election in 1993, Sokhom became the motor taxi driver and taxi driver. in 2000 Sokhom has successfully completed a tour guide training cause in Siem Reap and became the official English Speaking tour guide for the Angkor area. He has employed by Intrepid Cambodia for 10 years and he is rated as the best tour guide for Siem Reap Urban Adventures.
Sekchanvantha (Vantha) started his career as an interpreter for the United Nations in Cambodia and is now one of our top guides. He decided to work in the travel industry as he wanted to teach people about Cambodian history, culture and traditions.
A native of Siem Reap town Vantha is excited to work with the Urban Adventures team and looks forward to showing you the secrets of his hometown. In his time off Vantha plays volleyball (Khmer style) and boule, (similar to bowls).
Kim Khemara (Kim) Is from a village next to West Baray lake,10 km away from Siem Reap town, He has started his first job as a nursery school after 9 years as a Buddhist monk, before being a tour guide for Intrepid urban Adventure, he was working as a head of the social worker at Salabai Hotel School (charity school) for over 15 years.
In his free time, he loves cooking Khmer cuisine and planting and especially reading books because he likes sharing the idea to people around him.
His ambition, he would like to run a home-stay in his village and teaches tourists how to cook authentic Khmer food, it is a part to help in developing his community in promoting tourism and Khmer culture to the world.
Thou Lonn (Thou) was born in Battamong Province, and moved to Siem Reap since 1996, and also graduated from the local university in Siem Reap 2010.
Thou joined with few non-governmental organization as Human Rights, rural development for communities and so on in Angkor Park for many years. Tour has been a tour guide seen 2007. Nowadays, Thou is working as tour guide for Intrepid Urban Adventures Siem Reap. He is very passionate about his job because he loves to share his knowledges, culture, civilization, and religion, history of Cambodia with his new friends.