biking vietnam tours

Vietnam Cambodia backroads 7 days

cycling holiday 2015VIETNAM CAMBODIA BACK ROAD CYCLING                                        

Your cycle tour of Vietnam begins with easy cycling as you explore the wonderful watery world and traditional lifestyle of the Mekong Delta. Cycling through Cambodia you pass endless rice paddies, take breaks in everyday villages, explore the charming capital Phnom Penh, ride through shady rubber plantations, before culminating in the discovery of the spectacular ancient temples of the mighty Khmer Empire.

Day 1: SaiGon – MyTho – BenTre – TraVinh (L,D) ( suggestion 50km )

Driving to  LongAn, start cycling through rice fields and dragon fruit orchards. Lunch  in MyTho town. Pass ferry and keep on country road to enter the town. A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches and islands. Overnight in TraVinh.

Day 2:TraVinh – CanTho. (B,L,D) (Suggestion 55km)

Morning cycling around this town, then warm up by 8km to BaOm pond, see old trees and Khmer pagoda nearby the pond. At TraOn small town by the mekong river, we take a ferry crossing and keep on 18km to BinhMinh, crossing ferry to Cantho for overnight. Overnight in CanTho

Day 3:CanTho – Chau Doc (B,L,D) (suggestion 60 km)

Morning take boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, then we have a longer cruise on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. Late afternoon take ferry crossing on to RachGia. Overnight in RachGia.

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Day 4Farewell Vietnam, Hello Cambodia (65km), B / L / –

 This morning you bid farewell to Vietnam . Then take the speed boat to PhnomPenh. experience possibly the most beautiful sunset in Cambodia as the sun slips down behind the nearby river . Overnight in PhnomPenh

Day 5: Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham (65 – 105km) B / D 

 This morning you leave the busy streets of Phnom Penh and after 40km turn off the main road and enjoy a shady ride following the course of theMekong River along a mostly unpaved, and at times bumpy road toward the town of Kompong Cham. Foreigners are rare through these parts so expect a few surprised faces as you cycle through the many traditional villages where you will witness people busy with their everyday lives: cooking, cleaning, playing, leading the cows to the river, cycling school kids, pagodas & monks, and the sun-drying of bright red chillies, pepper, rice, and fish by the side of the road, and of course the river life on the mighty Mekong which keeps coming and going from view. There are plenty of cool, shady, scenic spots for rest breaks where the curious locals are sure to want to say ‘Hello’. Kompong Cham retains a number of French influenced buildings and trader shop fronts – while often badly dilapidated they retain an austere grace so totally lacking from the more modern concoctions that invariably flank them. Given its small size its easy to explore by foot, which you are free to do after you have checked-in to your hotel.

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Day6: Kampong Cham – Kampong Thom (Cycling: 60km)

Leaving the quiet town of Kampong Cham, we will enjoy a brisk 60 km ride on small trails along the edge of the Mekong River and through some mountain ranges. After a stop for lunch, the support vehicle will take us to the town of Kompong Thom, capital of Kompong Thom province which is home to around 200 Angkorian temples.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Kompong Thom & Siem Reap (105km) B / D

 n the morning we cycle 30 km on the main road to visit one of the oldest and most interesting sites in Cambodia, Sambor Prei Kuk. Located in a wild forest, this group of pre‐Angkorian temples was once the capital of the Chenla kingdom and is absolutely

unique. After exploring the site, we drive in the support vehicle to the busy town of Siem Reap. End of service

    

Group Size

 2

4-5

 6-7

Price /person

1,230USD

1,160USD

 990

VIETNAM CAMBODIA CYCLING INCLUSIONS

  • Air conditioned support vehicle

  • Accommodation (aircon)

  • English speaking local guide

  • English speaking local cycle guide / mechanic

  • All entrance fees for attractions included in the above itinerary

  • Daily drinking water, cool face towels & snacks whilst cycling

  • All boat trips as detailed

  • All meals as detailed in the above itinerary
    (B = Breakfast – L = Lunch – D = Dinner)

VIETNAM CAMBODIA CYCLING EXCLUSIONS

  • Services not detailed in the above itinerary

  • International flights to Vietnam / from Cambodia

  • Vietnam & Cambodia Visa fees

  • Any airport taxes

  • Bicycle, however they can be hired for $120

  • Expenditure of a personal nature

  • Drinks with included meals

  • Discretionary Tips

  • Travel insurance

  • Payment / money transfer charges

Cycling Saigon to Siem Reap
22/12/2014
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