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2 countries in 11 days! This great cycling adventure, from the mighty Mekong to the mesmerizing temples of Angkor Wat will simply blow you away. It’s an action-packed trip that covers a lot of ground, including Southern Vietnam’s scenic pathways, friendly candid visits with Cham people and Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.

 

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 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 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

Saigon arrival

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport. Meet with our guide and transfer to your hotel. Depending on the time of your flight, we can take in an afternoon tour of Saigon.

In the afternoon take a tour of the city centre. Your guide will be happy to personalise your programme, however we would recommend sites such as the Reunification Palace where the South finally fell to North Vietnamese troops in 1975; Notre Dame Cathedral; the Old Saigon Post Office and the War Crimes Museum, highlighting the suffering of the Vietnamese people during recent conflicts – you won’t be too surprised to find it’s not exactly a politically balanced exhibition. Remaining of the day is at leisure. It’s a great city to explore at night, lots of bars and great restaurants...you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Meal: None

Day 2

Saigon City – Cu Chi Tunnel – Cai Be by bicycle.

The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapons caches and living quarters. Enjoy a shuttle bus northwest of Saigon towards the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Your ride will take you away from the main roads and into the quieter agricultural regions. The Cu Chi landscape is famous for its clay-like soil, rubber plantations and rice paddies. Alongside the roads around the Cu Chi area, large bamboo woven frames with circular rice paper sheets lying across them stand proudly. Most locals live on making rice paper as this simple ingredient forms the base of many Vietnamese dishes including fresh spring rolls. Stop to visit a workshop and learn about rice paper making, have a go if you are feeling brave. A visit to the underground villages will provide a better understanding of the tunnels’ history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat.

After the visit, we start our cycle ride on a great tarmac road to Trang Bang, from there we go cross country by bike or bus towards Hau Nghia and Duc Hoa. Upon arrival, we transfer to Ba Duc Ancient House where we spend the night.

Cycling distance: 35-40km
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Bike Cai Be – Can Tho

Enjoy a leisurely cycle from the homestay to visit a local rice paper factory, candy workshop and orchards. We ride on the tarmac road to Long Ho then branch off and cycle through quieter countryside roads alongside rice paddies, coconut trees and orchards. Stop along the way for a short break and interact with hospitable locals. Lunch is served in a local restaurant. Our ride ends at Binh Minh where board the support vehicle and transfer to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Cycling distance: Approx. 60 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Bike Can Tho - Rach Gia. Transfer to Ha Tien

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 Rach Gia. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant along the way. Continue the ride on narrow lanes to explore the hidden backwaters of the delta and along canal banks until you reach 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. Our ride finishes in Rach Gia where we transfer for a couple of hours to Ha Tien for the night.

Cycling distance: Approx. 60 km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Bike Ha Tien- Kep (Cambodia)

A short pleasant ride on quiet scenic roads to the border crossing. This rural crossing is used mainly by local traders, it makes a pleasant stop while we complete all the immigration formalities. After a 15 kilometre ride, we leave our bikes in Vietnam and walk across the border to Cambodia where our new bikes await. We then enjoy a gentle ride passing through stunning rural areas introducing you to Cambodia. Tonight’s destination is the tranquil seaside town of Kep.

Cycling distance: Approx. 40km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Bike Kep – Sihanoukville.

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 with occasional glimpses of the Gulf of Thailand. Cycle through Kampot and view the Damrei Mountains. This is a provincial capital with well-preserved French colonial buildings. Continue to Cambodia's premier beach resort, Sihanoukville, where we spend the night.

Cycling distance: Approx. 80km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh.

Morning at leisure on the beach before transferring from Sihanoukville by road to Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh.

In the afternoon, ride or transfer by minibus to the Tuol Sleng Museum and the infamous Killing Fields.

Cycling distance: 25km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Phnom Penh- Kampong Chhnang by bicycle.

Following breakfast, we commence cycling from the hotel and head toward Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, passing magnificent scenery and meeting friendly locals. Climb to the top of Phnom Oudong for sweeping views of the countryside before pedaling on tarmac roads towards Kampong Chhnang. This quiet, riverside town is known for producing some of the country's best pottery. Overnight in Kampong Chnang.

Cycling distance: Approx. 90km
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9

Kampong Chhnang – Siem Reap (overland)

After breakfast, we board the boat riding to Siem Reap. Arrival at Siem Reap around 4 pm and check in at hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure.

Note: Boat ticket from Kampong Chhnang – Siem Reap is depending on the occupancy, unless will be travelling by private transfer instead. We can’t run tours on this day because we take many hours by boat or overland from Kampong Chhnang to Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Explore Angkor temples by bicycle.

After breakfast, take a shuttle bus to the rose sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, then explore the temple’s magnificent carvings, we then embark on the 31km Grand Circuit to the famous ruined, jungle temple of Ta Phrom. Ta Phrom is one of Angkor’s jewels and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling. The temple was built by King Jayavarman VII to commemorate his mother. Take your time to walk through the temple. Break for lunch nearby Sra Srong, the old Royal baths of the king. Continue to the East gate of Angkor Thom the ancient royal city of Khmer Empire with its centerpiece; the Bayon temple. As you approach, you will notice the enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII facing in every direction. Your guide will take you to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passage way that leads to the Baphuon complex. If time permits, continue to visit other temples in the area. Cycle back to Siem Reap via picturesque country lanes for a well-deserved dip in the pool. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Cycling distance: Approx. 52km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Explore Angkor Wat – Siem Reap departure

Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against Angkor Wat revealing its timeless beauty, harmony and grandeur. Enter the temple complex. Angkor Wat (early 12th century) is surrounded by a 190 metre wide moat 1.5 kilometres by 1.3 kilometres long and is claimed to be the largest religious building in the world. It is certainly one of the wonders of the ancient world. You will be amazed by the sheer size of the temple, which took 30 years to construct & used the labour of up to 300,000 workers. Angkor Wat was built as the earthly representation of the universe with its central tower symbolizing Mt Meru which, Hindus believe, is at the centre of the Universe then back to hotel for breakfast will be free at your leisure till your departure transfer or we can arrange additional accommodation and tours for you.

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 Vietnam /from Cambodia.
  • 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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