16 Days Vietnam - Cambodia - Thailand by Bike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR DETAILS

   16 Day Duration

   600+km

   Group 1 – 10 paxes

   From 2220 USD/pax**

** Price for group of 6-9 people 

You’ll cycle along the mighty Mekong River from downstream Vietnam up to the land of pagodas in Cambodia, and on to the beaches of Thailand.

 

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN HO CHI MINH CITY (D)

Our guide will be at the airport to welcome and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Once settled, your bike will be aligned to your preferences and we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the city. You will stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 2 HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO 45KM+ CYCLING (VIETNAM) (B, L, D)

We’ll arrange to meet at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and have a quick transfer to Long An. Then, we’ll take back roads to My Tho, where we’ll board a boat to Can Tho Island. We’ll spend some time visiting artisans; we’ll watch coconut candy making, rice paper making, and popcorn/ popped rice making. Then, we’ll enjoy lunch on the island before continuing to our local homestay. We’ll spend the night with a local family in a typical Mekong delta Vietnamese house, with airy rooms and an outdoor kitchen. The rest of the afternoon you’re free to bike around the homestay.

DAY 3 MY THO – BEN TRE – TRA VINH 60KM+ CYCLING (VIETNAM) (B, L)

After breakfast at the homestay, we’ll bike along narrow country lanes through the coconut plantations in Ben Tre. This province is not only famous for its millions of coconuts, but also for the reputation as the Viet Cong cradle during the Vietnam War. We’ll bike along narrow country lanes through small orchards; you’ll witness the colorful life along the riverside. You will stay overnight in Tra Vinh.

DAY 4 TRA VINH - CAN THO 80KM+ CYCLING (VIETNAM) (B, L)

After breakfast, we’ll start the day with a ride through the pretty tree-lined town on Tra Vinh. We’ll off-road onto gravel and dirt lanes, weave around villages, across water channels, and through quiet dense vegetation. The route to Can Tho is unique, as Khmer people populate much of the area. The regional architecture is impressive, and there are many Khmer temples to stop and admire along the way. You will stay overnight in Can Tho.

DAY 5 CAN THO - LONG XUYEN 75KM+ CYCLING (VIETNAM) (B, L)

On the fifth day, the ride is split into two sections and is a contrast to the previous day’s ride. After a very early breakfast, you will take a boat trip to the famous Cai Rang floating market. Then, we’ll ride on a narrow, paved road to Phong Dien, where we’ll have a short transfer to Long Xuyen. You will stay overnight in Long Xuyen.

DAY 6 LONG XUYEN - CHAU DOC 80KM+ CYCLING (Vietnam) (B, L)

After breakfast, we’ll have a quick transfer to Triton. Afterward, we’ll begin cycling towards Chau Doc. The road is quite hilly, but the path is unique. The presence of Thot Not trees indicates proximity to Cambodia and the local people speak Vietnamese as their second language. We’ll arrive in the afternoon. Those with energy to spare can climb Sam Mountain for a great view of the sunset! You will enjoy dinner and stay overnight in Chau Doc.

DAY 7 CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH (Speedboat from Vietnam to Cambodia) (B)

We’ll depart early for a boat journey up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at the pier at Chau Doc, you will prepare to cruise up the Bassac River for approximately 1.5 hours to the Cambodian border. Your guide will assist with immigration. You will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 8 PHNOM PENH – KOMPONG THOM 90KM+ CYCLING (Cambodia) (B, L)

In the morning we’ll head north on the national road N5 (past the ancient Japanese bridge) and start traveling through the Cambodian countryside. After 12km, we will arrive at Prek Phnov and begin to take unpaved roads past local villages and rice fields. We’ll encounter the ancient capital of Udong, where Udong Mountain is still home to many of the old royal palaces. You will stay overnight in a basic Cambodian accommodation in Kompong Thom.

DAY 9 KOMPONG THOM – SIEM REAP 99KM+ CYCLING (Cambodia) (B, L)

After transferring a short leg in the direction of Siem Reap, we’ll begin the day’s cycle. We’ll head to the small town of Stoung (45km from Kompong Thom) and bike approximately 100km toward the city of the temples. You will have some shade as you cycle beneath roadside palms past Preah Pros Lake and Kompong Svay District. We’ll stay overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 10 FULL DAY IN ANGKOR WAT 30+KM CYCLING (Cambodia) (B, L)

You’ll have an entire day to explore the temple complex of Angkor Wat. 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 a view of the whole temple surrounded by jungle. You will stay overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 11 SIEM REAP – BATTEMBANG 56KM+ CYCLING (Cambodia) (B, L)

On the eleventh day, we have another break from riding. We’ll visit the floating village before heading across the lake to Battambang, Cambodia’s second capital, a sleepy city full of faded colonial charm.

DAY 12 BATTAMBANG – PAILIN 89KM+ CYCLING (Cambodia) (B,L)

We’ll saddle up and ride south to Pailin in the morning. The road, in sections, is in poor condition but the scenery is impressive as we head toward Thailand. The road undulates as we get closer to Pailin, but it’s manageable- nothing too steep or long. We’ll cross over streams and bridges and get a feeling of riding into uncharted territory.

Day 13 PAILIN BORDER – KOH CHANG (cross border to Thailand) (B, L)

Our guide and driver will meet you at the Baan Pakad border. After immigration, we’ll take a break for lunch at local restaurant in the Thai countryside. Then, we will have a quick transfer to Ferry Pier in Trat province and get on board to Koh Chang, where you will stay overnight.

DAY 14 FREE DAY IN KOH CHANG (Thailand) (B)

You’ll have a free day to relax at the beach in this quite secluded part of Thailand. Koh Chang is a must for anyone wanting to see some of the beaten track beaches! You will stay there overnight.

Day 15 KOH CHANG TO BANGKOK (Thailand) (B, L)

In the morning, your guide will meet you back at Ferry Pier. He/she will accompany you during the transfer to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will take a short city tour and have some free time to explore the bustling city on your own. You’ll stay overnight in Bangkok.

DAY 16 BANGKOK DEPARTURE (Thailand) (B)

On the last day, you will have leisure time in the morning before your transfer to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Your guide will assist you with checking-in at the airport for your departure flight.

 

 

WHAT YOUR TOUR INCLUDES

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Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking.

Next to our guides, the most important essential we provide is equipment. Mountainbikes are definitely the most useful type of bicycle on all terrains we cycle. As we always aim to cycle the less explored roads, it means we also often have to conquer the challenges of potholes and unpaved roads. The mountainbikes we provide are international standard bikes and maintained by our guide team themselves.

 Private air-conditioned for a group from pick up and all support until drop off at the end (one 16 seater regarding group size of 1-5. One 25 seaters from 6-9, one 35 seater regarding group size 9-10 and one 45 seaters for group size of 11 – 16). We may use truck(s) along with van to carry bikes & bikers in some road condition.

Meals in local restaurants as mentioned in the itinerary. (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)(depending on condition of local area, we have picnic for lunch sometimes).  Vegetarians and vegans are well-catered for and should you have any other dietary restrictions, please just inform us before hand and we will strive to meet them.

Water, snacks, fresh fruits, cool towel for cycling days.

Planning your journey is one of the joys of travel, so enjoy contemplating what you want out of your holiday.