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This route encapsulates all that is great about the region. You will pass from one vibrant and bustling city to the next pedaling through one palm fringed village after the next greeting friendly locals along the way. Each country is bursting with new adventures and each is distinctly different with their own characteristics. On the way you take in some spectacular sights such as the the magnificent ancient temples of Angkor and the majestic Mekong River Delta before finishing up in historic Saigon.

 

Notes

  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • 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 trekking/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. INDOTREK operates 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, INDOTREK can accept no responsibility should you decide to accept any such recommendations.

 

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 traveler 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 30% 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 45 days before your departure date. If you are booking within 45 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

45 or more Deposit
30 – 44 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

Bangkok – Khao Yai

Meet in the hotel foyer after breakfast at 09.00am for your tour briefing. Transfer approximately 3 hours to the Khao Yai National Park area. In the afternoon we’ll get used to our bikes by taking a short warm up ride through the nearby rural villages, and then chill out by the swimming pool at our overnight resort accommodation.

Meal: Dinner

Day 2

Khao Yai – Prachinburi

Our cycle route today is 50 kilometres, but we suggest you don’t attempt to cycle the full distance unless you are already well acclimatized to the heat. The support vehicle follows and you can cycle as much or as little as you like. Our route follows minor roads, byways and the occasional dirt trail as we skirt Khao Yai, which translates as ‘the Big Mountain’. We will pass through small rural villages, Buddhist monasteries and rice paddy fields. Continuing the ride along country back roads, we arrive at our rustic resort in the late afternoon with time to relax before sampling some of the local dishes.

Cycling distance: Approx. 50 Km
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3

Prachinburi – Sa Kaew

Riding directly from the resort, we follow minor roads through Thai rural landscapes including rubber and eucalyptus plantations as well as tapioca and rice fields. Today, there are a few easy rolling hills, but the route is mostly flat. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop and chat with the friendly Thai locals. The ride ends with a short section on a busier road as we enter the town of Sa Kaew.

Cycling distance: Approx. 50 Km
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4

Sa Kaew – Aranyaprathet

Leaving our hotel early in the morning, we ride towards the beautiful Pang Sida National Park, where we can stop by a reservoir for a swim and a view of the untouched jungle on the other side. The afternoon ride follows very quiet, but well–maintained scenic roads on the way to Aranyaprathet, a town located just 10km from the Cambodian border.

Cycling distance: Approx. 45 Km
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5

Into Cambodia and transfer to Siem Reap

After breakfast, we cycle to the border and complete customs formalities as we cross the busy border into Cambodia. On arrival in Poipet, we transfer by bus to Siem Reap, when you arrive Pouk district, you will start cycling across the countryside till Siem Reap Town for check in hotel. The magnificent Angkor complex of temples is without doubt one of the most astounding archaeological sites in the world. Scattered over an area of 200 square kilometers, only Egypt’s Nile Valley can compare to this vast array of ancient monuments. The ancient city of Angkor served as the royal Centre from which a dynasty of Khmer kings ruled one of the largest, most prosperous and sophisticated kingdoms in the history of South East Asia. With a history covering over 600 years from 802 AD to 1432 AD, at the height of their power, the kings of Angkor ruled over a territory that extended from the tip of the Indochina peninsula, northward to Yunnan and from Vietnam, westward to the Bay of Bengal.

Cycling distance: Approx. 30 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Explore magnificent Angkor by bike

Today, we may choose to have an early start to avoid the inevitable crowds drawn to the wonders of Angkor. The various temples are spread over a wide area, and are linked by shady avenues: meandering our way between them by bike gives us a unique perspective. Our cycle tour will include visits to Ta Prohm, the jungle–covered temple with amazing tree roots clinging to the ancient stones, the Bayon, with its 37 pagodas (originally there were 49) topped with the four faces of the king, South Gate of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper King and, of course, the fabulous Angkor Wat – with its huge moat, long causeway and massive towers – it is the largest temple complex in Asia.

Cycling distance: Approx. 30km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Cycle to Banteay Srei

After breakfast, we cycle outside the main Angkor complex to the outlying temple of Banteay Srei, 28km from Siem Reap town. Our route takes us pass paddy fields, and through pretty villages. Banteay Srei was built in the 10th century and, although it is not a big temple, it is famous for its detailed and intricate stone carvings. It has been sometimes referred to as ‘the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art’. After visiting Banteay Srei, you have the choice to either continue cycling around and exploring more temples independently or driving back to Siem Reap. Siem Reap town is pleasant to wander around and don’t forget the Night Market for some great souvenir shopping or perhaps a “Dr. Fish” massage. Pub Street (and the surrounding alleys) in the evening, offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from – so you won’t go hungry (or thirsty) during your three nights in Siem Reap.

Cycling distance: Approx. 30 km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake (Chong Kneas Floating Village) – to Phnom Penh

In the morning, we will enjoy the Tonle Sap Lake, Asia's largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season; here you will visit the people living, school, hospital, church, fishing farm, crocodile farm, souvenir shop in the floating village then go ahead to Phnom Penh. We roughly travel around the Tônlé Sap River which flows into the shallow Tônlé Sap Lake, the largest of South East Asia’s lakes. Numerous streams feed the lake and it then drains by the Tônlé Sap River west to the Mekong River. As it begins to recede again, the lake’s huge stocks of fish are easily trapped in nets and bamboo traps or simply caught in the branches of trees. Before reaching Phnom Penh, we’ll stop at the town of Skuon, where the local delicacy is fried spiders! In the 1950s and 1960s, Phnom Penh was one of the finest cities in South East Asia. Despite the wide scale destruction that took place after the Khmer Rouge emptied the city in 1975, Phnom Penh still manages to exude some colonial charm from a bygone era.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh

After breakfast, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh to include the Royal Palace (home to current Cambodian monarch – King Sihamoni) and the infamous Tuol Sleng Prison. Also known as Security Prison 21 (S21), Tuol Sleng Prison is a former high school that was transformed into a detention and interrogation center. An estimated 14,000 to 20,000 Cambodians accused of being traitors were tortured to death or sent to their execution from here.

Continue joining our bus to visit the Russian Market – a good place to look for clothing or sarongs before having the rest of the day exploring Phnom Penh city by yourselves. There’s plenty to see including the temple of Wat Phnom, the National Museum and the French Quarter. There are also ‘bargains galore’ waiting to be picked up at another of the city’s most popular markets – the Central Market is where you will find the cities best gold and silver jeweler merchants.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 10

Phnom Penh – Shihanoukville

In the morning, transfer by road to Sihanoukville. Free time at leisure to relax on the beach. Transfer….

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Bike Shihanoukville – Kep

Following breakfast, we have a full day in the saddle. Today's ride takes us along easy tarmac roads that pass through many rural areas. Cycle through Kampot and view the Damrei Mountains. Kampot is a provincial capital with well–preserved French colonial buildings. Continue to Kep where we spend the night.

Cycling distance: Approx. 50km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 12

Bike Kep – Ha Tien (Vietnam)

After breakfast, we take a visit to the famous crab market before enjoying a 25 kilometres gentle ride across stunning rural areas towards the Ha Tien border crossing, where you will leave your bike, and have lunch in Cambodia and walk across to Vietnam where your new bike awaits. This rural crossing is used mainly by local traders, it makes a pleasant stop while immigration formalities are completed. A short pleasant ride on quite scenic roads introduces you to Ha Tien.

Cycling distance: Approx. 35-45 km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 13

Ha Tien – Rach Gia – Can Tho

After an early morning breakfast, transfer approximately 2 hours to Rach Gia, a laid back fishing village which faces the Gulf of Thailand. The main part of town is on an island connected by road. This area is a stronghold of the Cao Dai faith. We ride on narrow lanes to explore the hidden backwaters of the delta and along canal banks until you reach Can Tho city.

Cycling distance: Approx. 50-70 kilometres
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 14

Bike Can Tho – Vinh Long

This morning, rise early and get a unique taste of life in the Mekong. Board a local boat and explore the colorful Cai Rang floating market, where many boats laden with fruits, vegetables and fish jostle for trade. Sellers advertise their wares by crying out across the waters or tie their goods to a tall pole attached to their boat so that buyers can see from a distance what is being sold. This memorable experience makes for many excellent photo opportunities. Relax and enjoy the cruise back to the hotel where we will freshen up before we check–out and ride to Vinh Long. Lunch at local restaurant and transfer to Binh Minh where we start riding on tarmac road to Long Ho, we branch off and cycle through quieter countryside roads alongside rice paddies, coconut trees and orchards. You will spend the night in a local house in Vinh Long.

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Cycling distance: Approx. 15 Kilometres
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 15

Vinh Long – Cai Be – Saigon city tour

Following breakfast, enjoy leisurely cycling from the homestay to visit a local rice paper factory, candy workshop and orchard gardens before your transfer to Saigon. Stop along the way for a short break and interact with hospitable locals. Lunch at local restaurant and then transfer to the hotel for check in and enjoy a half day city tour. Saigon is the country’s commercial center and, with over eight million inhabitants and four million motorbikes, its a city that never sleeps. Despite the well–documented hustle and bustle, Saigon retains its connections with the past. Enjoy a city tour to admire Saigon’s historic landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires based on the original construction from Paris (it is only possible to visit inside when no service is being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustave Eiffel. Continue with a visit to the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American war, revealing the history of Saigon during its turbulent recent past. Further, drive to visit the War Remnants Museum for a vivid insight of the American war through the eyes of the locals (Please note that some of the photos are very graphic). In the evening, transfer from your hotel to the restaurant for your farewell dinner.

Cycling distance: Approx. 15-25 kilometres
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day X

Saigon departure

After breakfast, free time at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

Meal: Breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and support truck for cycling days (from 05 pax up).
  • Bicycle rental and helmet for cycling days.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing.
  • Snack and fresh fruit for cycling day.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Mechanic support from 07 pax up.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast.
  • Basic first aid kit.
  • International flight to Thailand/from Saigon .
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters. We recommend 5 USD/person/day for guide, 3 USD/person/day for driver and 3 USD/person/hotel when you check in/out. This is for guidance only.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

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