DAYS
10

Biking Mekong & Cambodia

Saigon (HCMC) to Siem Reap

You are active travelers, this tour is definitely for you. We create the amazing cycling tour from Mekong Delta Vietnam to explore Cambodia with its bests. You will get the closest view to local lives in Mekong delta with homestay, boat trips, and visit floating markets. When reaching Cambodia, the bicycles will lead you from Phnom Penh to lovely town Kampong Chnang then ends up with Grand circuit in Siem reap. This cycling tour to Vietnam and Cambodia is not only challenging your physical health but get you immersed in fantastic experiences that engine vehicles can not offer.

Depart at: Sai gon (Ho Chi Minh city)
Finish at: Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Tour destinations: Sai Gon – My Tho – Vinh Long - Can Tho - Chau Doc – Phnom Penh - Kampong Chnang – Siem Reap

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 1: Arrive in Sai gon (Ho Chi Minh city)
Day 2: Sai Gon – My Tho – Vinh Long 
Day 3: Vinh Long – Can Tho  
Day 4: Can Tho – Chau Doc 
Day 5: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh 
Day 6: Phnom Penh – Kampong Chnang 
Day 7: Kampong Chnang – Siem Reap
Day 8: Full day in Angkor Wat by cycling
Day 9:  Siem Reap – BanteaySrey – Banteay Samre
Day 10: Grand Circuit of Angkor – Tonle Sap Lake - Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sai gon (Ho Chi Minh city)

Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat Airport, you meet our tour guide and transfer to a hotel in downtown for check-in. Then you will be free at leisure for the rest of the day. In the evening we will have a tour briefing and a welcome dinner with Vietnamese delights. Overnight in Saigon.
Summary
Transfer airport – hotel:  25 mins
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation:  Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: Sai Gon – My Tho – Vinh Long

Leave hotel for Long An at 8.30 am. We drive around 1hr to reach Long An, where we begin our interesting biking day over a picturesque area of expansive rice fields, luxuriant fruit orchards and plenty of small canals. After 2hr biking we will reach My Tho, a quiet town at the bank of the Mekong River. Lunch break in My Tho before riding to Vinh Long, the capital of Vinh Long Province which lying between two big branches of the Mekong River. From My Tho to Vinh Long, we ride on small paved roads running through a vast expanse of rice field. Upon arrival in the small town of Cai Be, we take an interesting boat trip to cross the mighty Mekong River to reach a village on a small island in the middle of the river, where we spend the night in a local home. The home-stay will be an unforgettable experience and can give you a unique insight into the culture of the locals. A fantastic dinner with local delights is cooked by the family. 
Summary
Transfer:  40 mins 
Biking:  60km, small paved road, village dirt road 
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation:  Home-stay in village

Day 3: Vinh Long – Can Tho 

After breakfast, we start cycling 1/2 hour under natural green canopy to the ferry crossing for VinhLong. Then we have much more ride to Can Tho. Depends on group cycling ability, our guide will tailor a special route for this day: passing villages of brick kilns, terracotta, and pottery kiln or riding on immense rice fields, cycling through numerous rural riverside villages. Lunch break at a local place. Bus pick up to Can Tho City. Late afternoon free time for a promenade along city quay or more cycling along Can Tho river bank (if time permitting). Overnight in Can Tho. 
Summary
Biking:  40km, flat country road, partly unpaved road
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Can Tho

Day 4: Can Tho – Chau Doc

Early morning boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, the busiest market on Mekong River. We would cruise in natural waterways before turning up a quiet canal and mounting our bikes for a ride 3 hrs along a country road, enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery and meeting the locals (many on bicycle too). Continue biking to O Mon and the Thot Not Stork Sanctuary. Lunch break in Long Xuyen. Afternoon, we have around 80km nice road to Chau Doc, monkey bridges over canals, Khmer pagodas, Sam mountain, the sunset from the summit etc... The highlight of this part is from Tri Ton to Chau Doc (40km). Dinner and overnight in Chau Doc.
Summary 
Biking:   65km, smooth paved road & village dirt road 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation:  Hotel in Chau Doc

Day 5: Chau Doc – speed boat Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Breakfast before we board the speed boat for a river journey upstream to Phnom Penh, where our Cambodian team will be ready to greet you with new bikes. We will then continue our journey into Cambodia. Phnom Penh was once considered one of the most beautiful in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a colonial charm. We will transfer to an atmospheric local restaurant for lunch with Khmer cuisine. After lunch, we check in hotel and have the rest of the day free at leisure to explore the town or to fit and check the new bikes. Overnight in hotel in Phnom Penh. 
Summary 
Boat transfer: 4hrs
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation:  Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Kampong Chnang

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we depart in the early morning by bike and we head north on National road N5 via the ancient Japanese bridge and start traveling through the Cambodian countryside. You will share the road with light local traffic and get a good sense of what Cambodian transportation actually is. After 12Km you get to Prek Phnov and at the junction, we left turn to unpaved roads passing local villages and rice fields. We pass the ancient capital of Udong where Udong Mountain is still home to many of the old Royal Palaces. We pay a visit to one of the remaining stupa’s and after a visit, we will ride on the paved road heading northwest to Kampong Chnang.
Kampong Chhnang is the provincial capital of the province with the same name. The Tonle Sap River passes by Kampong Chhnang and the floating village is an attraction itself. It is located 91 km North of Phnom Penh. The area is scenic and if you cross the river you will find several ancient temples from the Chenla period, such as Samrong Sen and Prasat Prah Srey. You’ll get great views of the countryside and for sure will meet hordes of people welcoming you with a broad smile. Check in hotel and have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Kampong Chnang.  
Summary 
Biking:   91km, smooth paved road 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation:  Hotel in Kampong
Chnang

Day 7: Kampong Chnang – Siem Reap

After breakfast, we board the boat riding to Siem Reap. Arrival at Siem Reap around 3:30pm and check in at hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap. Note Boat ticket from Kampong Chhnang – Siem Reap is depending on the occupancy unless will be traveling by private transfer instead. We cannot recommend biking tour on this day because we take many hours by boat or overland from Kampong Chhnang to Siem Reap.
Summary 
Transportation: Boat, AC vehicle
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation:  Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 8: Full day in Angkor Wat by cycling

If you want to this morning you can ask our tour guide to arrange a sunrise visit to the temples of Angkor to give you the opportunity see the ruins in all their splendor. Angkor Wat itself is just one of the many temples in the region but is one of the best preserved and most impressive. It is worth climbing the remarkably steep and narrow steps of the central spire for the view over the whole temple surrounded by jungle. Angkor Thom is a fascinating ruin featuring many mysterious giant carved faces and some incredible wall carvings and is one of the most remarkable sights in the area. Also not to be missed is the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been left to be reclaimed by nature and features incredible tree roots breaking through the stone carvings and walls, a fascinating tribute to the power of nature over man and an experience reminiscent of ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Tomb Raider’. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Summary 
Biking:   25km, smooth paved road 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 9:  Siem Reap – BanteaySrey – Banteay Samre

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for BanteaySrey. BanteaySrey remains the best-preserved temple in Cambodia and offers stunning bass relief and other stone carvings. The temple is only small in size but of huge significance in understanding the Angkorian Era. On the way to Siem Reap, we pass BanteaySamre, a miniature Angkor Wat, which is relatively unexplored. The road to these temples passes pretty countryside. From there we cycle through the Angkor Complex back to Siem Reap. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy the stunning views of some of the most impressive temples of the Angkor Complex. Overnight in Siem Reap
Summary: 
Biking:   60 km, flat country road
Private A/C vehicle  
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 10: Grand Circuit of Angkor – Tonle Sap Lake - Departure

After breakfast, we set off for the morning ride towards the “Grand Circuit” of Angkor Wat. This road will lead passing temples such as Preahkahn, NeakPean and West Mebon. The shady roads contribute to a nice experience and through the forest, you will be able to “discover” some great structures from the 12th and 13th century.
In the afternoon we transfer to the lake. The Tonle Sap Lake lies in the heart of Cambodia. It’s the largest natural lake in South East Asia and its biodiversity put the Tonle Sap on the Ecological Wonders of the World list. Half of the Cambodian population relies on this lake. The many floating villages are spectacular to see and on this tour, you will visit ChhongKneas, one of the largest floating villages. 
Get back to our hotel in Siem reap or transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
Summary: 
Biking:   40 km, flat country road
Private A/C vehicle  
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation:  Not available


 

Why this Tour?

  • Unique lifestyle in Mekong delta
  • Homestay in Mekong
  • Stunning sunset at Chau Doc
  • Scenic cycling road from Phnom Penh to Kampong Chnang
  • Discover Siem Reap on bikes
  • Local village experience
  • Professional bikes and support

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What is Included

  • Visa Approval Letter to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Hotel room base on twin shared
  • Home-stay permission
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Support vehicle for the whole trip
  • All transfer with AC vehicle
  • Speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • Professional biking English speaking guides
  • Professional mountain bikes & helmet
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Sightseeing and entrance fee
  • First-aid kits
  • Service charges and taxes
 

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights from/to your country
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Others not mentioned

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