🚴 This 14 days adventuring holiday takes in the best of 3 of Indochina’s most exciting countries (without Laos and Myanmar). Setting-off this bicycle tour from Bangkok, you’ll stop at Thailand’s idyllic beaches, see the astonishing pagoda of Cambodia and discover the Mekong Delta in Vietnam by bike and boat, taking in floating markets and traditional countryside villages as you ride towards Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
🚴 This Indochina biking trip will be joined in a small group size (min: 2 - max: 15 people) and there will be an experienced English-speaking local guide who will really help you make the most of this tour. Suitable for regular cyclists, the longest day of this tour is 75km and the terrain is mostly flat, with a few hills in Thailand and rough tracks along the way between Cambodia and Mekong Delta Vietnam. The comfortable air-conditioned support vehicle is almost always on hand if you need a break along the parallel mainroad with your cycling backroads with our local expert guiding team. Experience the heart of this region, with numerous cultural and historical sites including Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh and Khao Yai National Park. Try distinctive cuisines with fresh seafood, vegetables and more, and experience the variation between local villagers and the energy of Asia’s vibrant cities.
🚴 As an optional pre-tour extension, why not arrive early to spend two extra nights in Bangkok. Taking an exhilarating guided ride through the night markets and temples on day one, then a tour of the backstreets and waterways by canal boat and bike on day two. On the third morning, you'll be collected from your 4* city center hotel to join the biking loops to the urban Kanchanaburi which is famous for Khao Yai National Park and natural waterfall Haew Narok.
🚴 On the last day of this trip, you will have a farewell dinner on the Saigon River Cruise in Ho Chi Minh City. And you are able to explore the splendid Saigon Post Tour at Independent Palace, Book Street, Notre Dame Cathedral, and amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, etc...
💢 DAY 1: WELCOME TO THAILAND - BANGKOK ON ARRIVAL
Arrive Bangkok and check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.
"You may choose to take an optional cruise along the city's Klongs (canals) in a traditional longtail boat - an ideal way to explore Bangkok's network of backwaters that branch off from the Chao Phraya River. The excursion will also include visits to Wat Arun, the Royal Barge Museum and the Temple of the Dawn, built to represent the towering slopes of Mount Meru - the Khmer's mythical home of the Gods".
💢 DAY 2: BANGKOK IMPRESSIVE CYCLING
From busy downtown Bangkok we take a short hop across the Chao Phraya River to an extraordinary place known to locals as Bang Kra Jao. Crossing the river is like taking a journey back in time where we find a peaceful place with a maze of waterways, small villages, temples and real tropical jungle. If it wasn't for Bangkok's skyline, you would never believe you were so close to the city and there is no traffic! We ride through the local communities, temples and schools stopping for a snack at a river pier across from Thailand's naval academy. Next we visit a fascinating temple, built in the Ayutthaya period more than 250 years ago with a unique teak wood roof, windows and shutters painted in the ancient Mon style. We cycle on to the relaxing Sri Narkon Park and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for some downtime. Later this afternoon we see another side to Bangkok on our night ride, visiting a night market, the flower market and stopping for dinner along the way. Our total cycling distance today is approximately 30-40 kilometers (flat).
💢 DAY 3: EXPLORE KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK BY BICYCLE
This morning we will drive for about 1.5 hours to NakhonNayok Province, where we spend the rest of the day cycling in Khao Yai National Park. On our ride we will take in the impressive sight of Thailand's largest dam, Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam, where we can enjoy panoramic views from the top. We then cycle to Haew Narok waterfall with three cascades and cool mountain waters that provide a refreshing swim break from the tropical heat depending on the season. At the base of the falls are a few rustic restaurants where you can get some great authentic Thai food and a cool beer. We recommend you try the somtam (spicy papaya salad) with grilled chicken and sticky rice. We then have a short drive to our hotel for the night. Our total cycling distance today is approximately 50 kilometers.
💢 DAY 4: SARABURI - SAKEO
After breakfast we drive for about two hours toward Aranyaprathet. We break up today's bus journey with short morning and afternoon rides past typical scenes of rural Thailand. We will cycle through villages and enjoy the relaxed pace of life in the countryside. Rong Kluea Market, also known as Ban Khlong Luek Border Market, is said to be one of Thailand's most frequented border markets. Once we have finished exploring the market we take a short drive to our hotel in Aranyaprathet and freshen up before dinner. Our total cycling distance today is approximately 40-50 kilometers. (Each Cyclist prepares 2 photos + passport + 35 USD).
💢 DAY 5: SAKEO - POIPET - SIEM REAP
The best day for resting your legs before the next biggest off-road in the Angkor Jungle Ride day. You will be transferred to the Poipet International Border Gate to check-out of Thailand and get into the Cambodia Country in about a 1 hour process. As well, you will say farewell to Thailand Support Team and Ready for the warmest welcome from Cambodia Team. You then visit the Silk Farm at Pourk before having lunch in Siem Reap City. You will have free time to explore Siem Reap by night after briefing by our local guide.
💢 DAY 6: EXPLORE THE MAGNIFICENT TEMPLE OF ANGKOR BY BIKE
Today we will drive a short distance to Angkor Wat to collect our bikes which we will use for the rest of our trip, then set off to discover several of the ancient temple cities by bike. We cycle to the impressive Ta Prohm Temple, which remains in the clutches of the encroaching jungle. Here we spend time visiting the temple, before pedaling along small hidden trails to the ruins at Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terraces, the Bayon, Baphoun and Preah Khan. In the afternoon we will visit magnificent Angkor Wat with its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs. At the end of the day we cycle back to our hotel. Our total cycling distance today is approximately 25 kilometers. 80% of today's riding is off road but not technical.
💢 DAY 7: SIEM REAP - BANTEY SREI - SIEM REAP
Today we will leave the crowds behind on a cycle ride to the small village of Rolous where we visit the temples, before continuing to a local market. After a rest and time to explore the stalls we take a boat to the floating village of Kompong Phluk. Our ride through rural Cambodia offers plenty of opportunities to once more connect with local people. The fascinating village of Kompong Phluk is built on stilts in Tonle Sap Lake. Its residents live a communal lifestyle and you will see everything from floating pig pens to young children paddling around in what looks like a bowl selling souvenirs and singing songs. After our boat trip we enjoy a home hosted lunch where we can ask questions and learn about local cuisine as well as everyday life. In the afternoon we take our bus to visit Banteay Srey, where we collect our bikes again and cycle 25 kilometers to either East Mebon to enjoy watching the sunset, before either cycling or driving back to Siem Reap. Our total bike ride distance today is approximately 56 kilometers.
💢 DAY 8: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH
Today we leave the temples of Angkor behind and drive south to Phnom Penh. It's a longer day in the bus today with about six to seven hours driving. On the way as well as comfort stops, we'll stop at the famous ancient bridge at Kompong Kdei. We continue on to the capital, then leave the highway and drive to Koh Dach ferry dock. From the dock, we take an excursion by local ferry along the Mekong River to Koh Dach Island where we visit a traditional Khmer weaving village. There are many handicrafts that come from this sleepy island but they are best known for the silk weaving. You will see how the villagers produce their own dyes and weave silk on old looms. Discover and learn about the traditional way of life as you cycle for about 22 km around the island. We return to our bus by the same ferry before driving the short distance on to busy Phnom Penh. Our total cycling distance today is approximately 37 kilometres.
💢 DAY 9: PHNOM PENH SIGH-SEEING WITHOUT CYCLING
Phnom Penh is a lively city with many French colonial buildings and plenty to see. Angkor was Cambodia's capital city until the 1440s when it switched to Phnom Penh. Today we explore the emotive Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly a high school that became the Khmer Rouge's main torture and interrogation centre; the National Museum, a treasure trove of beautifully preserved carvings and lintels rescued from Angkor; the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, all with a local guide. We then drive out of the city to the infamous Killing fields of Choeung Ek - the memorial Stupa is a glass tower filled with human skulls - a gruesome reminder of the scale of Pol Pot's atrocities. No cycling today!
💢 DAY 10: PHNOM PENH - CHAU DOC
Enjoy your rest day with the sigh-seeing along the Mekong River on the cruise from Phnom penh in Cambodia to Chau Doc in Vietnam. Our biking team in will show their great welcoming before transfer you to the hotel with a welcome dinner and free in the evening!
💢 DAY 11: CHAU DOC - CAN THO
In the first “morning Vietnam”, we take a short transfer to a rural village of Chau Doc, then explore immense rice fields and villages along the border to Tra Su cajuput forest. Home of a wide variety of flora including lotus, water lilies...Tra Su forest has been known as a bird sanctuary and famous for its diverse wildlife. You'll have a leisurely sampan rowing boat and motorized boat riding through the forest. We'll continue bicycling on gentle hilly country roads toward Ba Chuc village, and visit its memorial before lunch in town in Long Xuyen.
In the afternoon, our biking guide will lead you the way riding through new farming lands which local settlers have been here since the Vietnam War in 1978. We will ride through a huge man made canal with water trucks moving as the main means of transport over here. Overnight in Can Tho.
💢 DAY 12: CAN THO - SAIGON
💢 DAY 13: SAIGON - CU CHI TUNNELS - SAIGON
Our Cycle scenic rural roads away from the Saigon city, visit a rice paper factory, a local market and other handicraft makers along the route. At Cu Chi enjoy a private tour of the famous tunnels with lunch away from the tour crowds. Whilst Saigon is a vibrant and exciting city, this tour gives you a chance to enjoy fresh air and cycle the peaceful countryside as we show you the real Vietnam, only a short distance from the big city. A visit to the famous Cu Chi tunnels is a highly memorable day of adventure and adds some historical context to your visit of our stunning country. Farewell dinner and free discovery Saigon nightlife!
💢 DAY 14: SAIGON DEPARTURE
Our service will be completely finished until 12h this day, you may want to explore further up north Vietnam or any day biking from Ho Chi Minh City. Unless you will be supported by the free drop-off at the Saigon Airport with our guide, please tell us your flight departure time to arrange it.
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