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This trip follows the flow of the majestic Mekong River as it traverses Cambodia. Your adventure will begin in Siem Reap where you will explore the temples of ancient Angkor by bicycle. You will continue south and board the luxurious Jayavarman Cruise which will guide you towards the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh, with insights into daily river life along the way. Continue your trip to the south and explore the towns on Cambodia’s beautiful coastline with a little time to relax on the beach.

 

Number of passengers Price per person (USD)
RATE 4,182
Single supplement 1.415

(Please note this price may vary due to changes to the activities, hotels, and other unexpected contingencies)

  • This trip is guaranteed to depart with just 2 participants!
  • If you are joining as a single please add the single supplement to the cost. Please notify us at the time of booking and we will do our best to find you a room partner if you are happy to share.
  • Please note that this proposed itinerary is subject to availability. We will only proceed with all reservations upon receiving your written confirmation. We recommend your confirmation as early as possible.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All flight times are local.
  • Please refer to the pre-departure guide which has been provided with this proposal.

 

Notes

  • Important – this is the low water itinerary, if a departure falls in the high water time the cruise portion of the trip will change. We will send confirmation upon request for specific date.
  • High water season is approximately from end of August/beginning of September to mid/end of November.
  • Low water season is approximately from mid/end of November to end of August/beginning of September.
  • Please note that the water level situation is not exactly predictable and subject to weekly conditions of the Mekong River’s water level. Heritage Line will announce the period of changing water levels on its website and social media channels, however we cannot be held responsible for any ad-hoc changes or misinformation caused through third parties.
  • Please note that this proposed itinerary is subject to availability. We will only proceed with all reservations upon receiving your written confirmation. We recommend your confirmation as early as possible to.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All flight times are local.
  • All cycling and walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants. All Destinations: Our guides are briefed not to promote or recommend any specific shopping outlets, curio stores, gem factories or outlets. WE operate a strict policy on this matter. Should your guide recommend any form of shopping or any other commercial activity outside of what may have been included in this itinerary, WE can accept no responsibility should you decide to accept any such recommendations.

 

GRADING DEFINITION

To give you an indication of the difficulty of our trips, we’ve graded our adventures into three categories: easy, moderate and challenging. We take many factors into consideration in these grading, including distances covered, terrain, altitude, weather conditions and vehicle support.

  • Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips generally include short days on good paths and at low altitudes.
  • Moderate: A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels, hills, longer days and altitude. All of our moderate trips have a support vehicle following closely, so weary travellers can hitch a ride and take a rest for a while.
  • Challenging: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for strong people with a high endurance level. Days can be long, often at altitude, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travelers may be required to carry a backpack.

 

Disclaimer

Hotels and services in the itinerary are proposed for your review only. We will book services once we receive your official booking requirement and payment. Booking status will be advised afterward. In case we cannot book hotel as we initially proposed due to their unavailability, we will choose a similar hotel in the same category and discuss with you for your final approval as the price may change.

Hotel check out is normally 12:00pm but sometimes earlier. Check-in is after 14:00pm. Early check-in and late checkout is subject to availability only.

Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

 

Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveller please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.

 

BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

A non-refundable deposit of 20% of total trip cost per person is required to confirm your tour. Please note that the full balance, as indicated on our confirmation which will be sent to you, is due 65 days before your departure date. If you are booking within 65 days of your departure date the full amount is due when booking. Failure to pay by the due date could be considered as a cancellation on your part and we reserve the right to impose cancellation charges as detailed below (These are default conditions unless you have a predetermined, overriding agreement with us).

 

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Notice of cancellation of your holiday by you once it has been confirmed must be in writing to us. Cancellation charges will be calculated from the date we receive written notice of cancellation. Any amendment charges that arose before the cancellation, and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services will still be payable.

If we cancel your holiday you will receive a full refund of all monies paid to us.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Land & internal air cancellation fees apply.

In addition cancellation fees per person/ per trip.

Days prior to Departure

 

65 or more Deposit
30 – 65 50% of total tour cost
21 – 29 75% of total tour cost
0 – 20 100% of total tour cost

 

 

Hotel check out is normally 12:00pm but sometimes earlier. Check-in is after 14:00pm. Early check-in and late checkout is subject to availability only.

 

Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

 

Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveller please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.

 

BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

A non-refundable deposit of 20% of total trip cost per person is required to confirm your tour. Please note that the full balance, as indicated on our confirmation which will be sent to you, is due 65 days before your departure date. If you are booking within 65 days of your departure date the full amount is due when booking. Failure to pay by the due date could be considered as a cancellation on your part and we reserve the right to impose cancellation charges as detailed below (These are default conditions unless you have a predetermined, overriding agreement with us).

 

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Notice of cancellation of your holiday by you once it has been confirmed must be in writing to us. Cancellation charges will be calculated from the date we receive written notice of cancellation. Any amendment charges that arose before the cancellation, and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services will still be payable.

If we cancel your holiday you will receive a full refund of all monies paid to us.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Land & internal air cancellation fees apply.

In addition cancellation fees per person/ per trip.

Days prior to Departure

 

65 or more Deposit
30 – 65 50% of total tour cost
21 – 29 75% of total tour cost
0 – 20 100% of total tour cost

 

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Itineraries

Day 1

Siem Reap Arrival

Upon arrival Siem Reap International Airport, after clearing all customs procedures, walk to the main exit gate, you will be met by our representative carrying the signboard with your name on it. Transfer from airport to your hotel.

Visit to Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people. If time permits, continue to visit other temples in the area.

Meal: None

Day 2

Siem Reap full day biking around temples

Start the day with a ride to Ta Prohm. This beautiful temple is Angkor’s jewel and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged themselves over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling. Continuing to Banteay Kdei, which is one of Angkor’s largest structures in the area and well worth a visit. Lunch is at local restaurant.

In the afternoon visit the ancient royal city of Angkor Thom with its magnificent centre piece; the Bayon. At first glance, it may seem like a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals towers with enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII looking into every direction. The faces are believed to be protecting the city from potential attackers. Continue the exploration with a visit to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army. Next door is the Terrace of the Leper King which holds perfect carvings winding along a narrow passage way that leads to the Baphuon complex. (Maximum of 14 kilometres cycling)

Cycling distance: 30Km – Easy/Moderate
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Siem Reap – Cycling to Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre

After breakfast, we have an easy cycling trip through the countryside and start the day riding west out of Siem Reap towards Banteay Samre, then Banteay Srei Temple. The name Banteay Srei is means the “Citadel of Women” and is one of the most beautiful temples of the Angkorian period and finish cycling. After lunch we transfer to visit Mebon Temple and Sunset at Pro Rup temple then transfer back to the hotel.

Cycling distance: 40Km – Moderate
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Siem Reap – Sambor Prei Kuk - Cruise starts from Kampong Cham

After breakfast, drive toward the south. Stop along the way to cycle around Sambor Prei Kuk, the ancient capital of Chenla (early 7th century). Originally called Ishanapura, Sambor Prei Kuk shelters the most impressive pre-Angkorian monuments with more than 100 temples scattered throughout the lush forest. Lunch is at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, depart to Kampong Cham and visit Wat Hanchey where we will enjoy a 360° view of the surrounding valleys, islands and the Mekong River as well as explore the pre-Angkorian temples and monastery built in the 7th century. Transfer to the Cruise and check-in on board at around 18h00. When we embark the ship we will have a welcome briefing, then you can enjoy some private time until dinner is served in the dining hall. Our lounge cinema features selected classic movies (every night). Overnight at the riverbank at Kampong Cham.

Cycling distance: 40Km – Moderate
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Kampong Cham/Oknha Tey

Every morning, our Tai Chi class on the sun deck will give you energy for the day ahead. Breakfast is served in the dining hall. The ship sails up towards the small Angkor Ban village on the Mekong River. The Angkor Ban village is famous for its unspoiled community and beautiful, traditional houses. It feels like being transported back a hundred years ago, into an era unaffected by modernity. Villagers are characterized by their unbridled warmth. We will cycle around the local villages to see the local life before hopping back on the cruise at the river bank.

Enjoy your lunch as we set sail downstream the Mekong. In the afternoon a High Tea is offered and our staff is keen to show you the variety of traditional Khmer fashion. We arrive at the Island of Koh Oknha Tey. This spot in the middle of the Mekong owns its fame for manufacturing high class silk products. By tuk tuk we explore the island with its workshops and learn how silk is processed from its source, provided by little silkworms, to a final top quality product made of original Cambodian silk. After some additional cruising time, passing the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Rivers, the boat achors near Kampong Chhnang. Have a fresh drink before dinner and marvel at the amazing marshlands of this beautiful area. Overnight in mid river at Kampong Chhnang.

Cycling: 20 kilometres - easy
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh

Wake up early to witness this spectacular scenery at the break of dawn. Our morning Tai Chi class offers the perfect scenery today. Breakfast buffet is served in the dining hall. We are now in Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world”, where everything is on sticks balanced on water rich soil. We take a local boat to the shore. Start cycling to explore the rural villages of Kampong Chhnang. Our guides will introduce to us the village specialties – Khmer style pottery making and sugar palm production before heading back to the boat.

Back on board lunch is served while the cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle River towards Kampong Tralach. Gliding through leafy swaths of this jungle–like landscape we reach Kampong Tralach. Cacophonous children wave enthusiastically while bringing their livestock for a bath in the meandering river. We will stop at the “Green School” which is partly supported by Heritage Line. See all this river life – which is so different than ours – by a local ox cart ride. After some additional cruising time the boat arrives at the pier of Phnom Penh. Feel free to have your first exploration by yourself after dinner. Stroll along the river promenade and watch the locals chit–chatting, selling odds and ends or have a drink in one of the numerous bars (kindly inform our crew once you are leaving the ship on your own).

Cycling: 18 kilometres - easy
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Koh Dach and Phnom Penh city tour

After having breakfast, take a local boat to the shore and then transfer through bustling Phnom Penh city before crossing the mighty Mekong River by local ferry to enjoy a cycle around and witness life on the Mekong island known as “Koh Dach” the home of Silk weaving. Inhabitants on this island are the rice and vegetable farmers and most of the ladies who stay at home do silk weaving and cooking for their family. This is a great chance to see rural life in full swing.

We take lunch at a fine restaurant in town then explore the fascinating cultural heritage of Phnom Penh in the afternoon. The golden edifice of the Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda and the exceptional Khmer crafts at the National Museum are our afternoon highlights. The day trip ends with a “cyclo” ride back to the ship through the bustling streets of downtown Phnom Penh. Take some rest in your spacious cabin or join other fellow passengers at the bar for refreshing drinks before our captivating evening activities start. In the early evening a barbecue dinner on the sun deck commences. The dinner is accompanied with an Apsara dance performance. You have to witness the brilliance and richness of this dance along with the soothing sounds of the traditional music. As the evening unwinds, enjoy your supper with a good glass of wine and marvel at the skyline of Phnom Penh, and the calming flow of the Tonle River

Cycling distance: 15 Kilometres
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Phnom Penh – Kep

After breakfast, our guide and driver will transfer you to Kep, a 3-hour drive, and after stopping at Chouk, we get back on our bikes and cycle to the coastal town of Kep. We cycle through Phnom Wur Mountain, passing by some of the Khmer Rouge areas and the lake that they was built for use during the war time. We then continue along the foot of the mountain until we reach our hotel in Kep.

Cycling distance: 50 Kilometres
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Free day on the Rabbit Island

Today, we'll set out into the gulf to enjoy the secluded white sand beaches at Koh Tonsai, Rabbit Island, you will be free at your own leisure and enjoy swimming and the picnic lunch cooked by the crew. In the late afternoon take the boat back to Kep.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Kep – Kampot – Sihanoukville

In the morning we cycle from the hotel through the countryside and stop at the Phnom Sorsea then visit the cave. Continue cycling a long farm to visit the pepper farm to see the plantation then drive past Sihanoukville airport then cycle to the beach, passing the coconut plantations and forests then cross with the local boat to another side the river then continue cycling along the mountain trail until we reach the main road. A few kilometers further and it’s back down to the sea again, looking for a restaurant along the beach to finish up cycling then relax on the beach with time for a quick dip before transferring to your hotel.

Cycling distance: 50 Km
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Sihanoukville – Kbal Chhay

There's more to explore on your bike as you cycle to Stung Hav, Kbal Chhay and Ochheuteal Beach. In the afternoon, allow yourself to be tempted by the white sand, the kiss of the sun and the clear waters of the beaches, and take a relaxing swim while wandering around then cycle back early to the city to relax on the beach for a cool sunset cocktail.

Cycling distance: 50 Km
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh departure

This morning, after breakfast will be free till your departure transfer to your departure point.

Meal: Breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide throughout.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Truck support from 05 pax up for cycling days.
  • Mechanic support from 7 pax up
  • Bicycle rental and helmet for cycling days.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Healthy snack, fresh local fruits and drink for biking days.
  • First aid kit.
  • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel and cruise ship cabin with daily breakfast.
  • Transfer back to Phnom Penh airport or hotel.
  • International flight reconfirmation.
  • International flight to Siem Reap/ from Phnom Penh.
  • Cambodia Visa.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

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