Cambodia Bike Tour from Ho Chi Minh City 11 days
Leading Biking Holiday in Cambodia and Mekong Delta, Cambodia Bike Tours tailored this great Vietnam adventure cycling to the mesmerizing temples of Angkor Wat via Mekong Delta & Mekong River. With 11 days to visit 2 countries is a reasonable time to make your dream trip to be attracted the most beautiful Vietnam’s scenic pathways, friendly candid visits with Cham people and Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.
|ITINERARY DRAFT (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).|
Day 1: Saigon arrival (Signature Hotel, D).
Day 2: Saigon – BenTre – TraVinh (Cuu Long Hotel, B/L/D).
Day 3: TraVinh – Can Tho (Fortuneland hotel, B/L).
Day 4: Can Tho – Ha Tien (River Ha Tien hotel, B/L/D).
Day 5: Ha Tien – Kep (Mealea Resort, B/L).
Day 6: Kep – Sihanouk Ville (Golden Sand, B/L).
Day 7: Sihanouk Ville – Phnom Penh (Angkor International, B/L).
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Kampong Chhnang (Sovanna Phum Hotel, B/L/D).
Day 9: Kampong Chhnang – Siem Reap (Steung Siem Reap Hotel, B/L).
Day 10: Siem Reap (Steung Siem Reap Hotel, B/L).
Day 11: Siem Reap departure.
SET DEPARTURE DATES ON 1st & 15th Each Month:
- Full Support Minivan/Bus.
- Shared Twin/Double Room.
- Profesional Cycling Guide.
- Boat Trips & Ferries.
- Entrance Fees & Tickets.
- New Mt Bicycle, Helmet.
- Not Mentioned in Itinerary.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal Expenses.
- Airfare, Visa.
- Tips for guide, driver, porters. We recommend 3 USD/person/day for guide, 2 USD/person/day for driver and 2 USD/person/hotel when you check in/out.
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 (let us arrange your Saigon City Tour) and free enjoy your first impressive Vietnam until welcome dinner with our serving team.
Day 2: Sai Gon – Tra Vinh.
After our team meet & pick you up at hotel/accommodation, we have an hour and a half to transfer to Tan An town to begin a morning ride. We see farmers will be working on the massive dragon & rice paddy fields, ride on paths through vegetable plantation and countryside villages along the way to My Tho.
In the afternoon, beautiful and unique routes enable you to take time to ride on narrow paths, pass thatch houses, through coconut irrigation system, share space on small path with kids finished from schools. Then we follow a single track to Mekong River. We will drive you to Cuu Long hotel after a ferry crossing.
Day 3: Tra Vinh – Can Tho.
In the morning of your Tra Vinh bicycle ride is biking on foot paths through ride fields. Many single tracks just enough for bicycles and mopeds as a system of country foot paths giving you wonder time crossing rice paddy fields which linking villages to villages from Tra Vinh to Tieu Can via Chau Thanh. These routes allow you to ride pass traditional villages of Khmer, most of people here still keep their own traditional way of living style. Thatch houses are still popular used and associated within Khmer communities in Mekong Delta’ Vietnam. On the way of biking, we will stop at some colorful Khmer Buddhist temples so you can see monks spraying and studying in their class at temple. Right here our bike guides will tell you the big difference between two branches of Buddhism. One is Mahayana and other is called Theravada.
Your bike adventures in the afternoon as exploring mighty Mekong Delta, ride pass tropical fruit orchards and mingle with crowd on bike on islands of grapefruit, longan and orange and having funs as we spending time on small ferry boating on small bendy rivers to Island. Then we continue our adventures by cycling on paths along Mekong River to Binh Minh town. A 30 minutes transfer you to hotel for beers for beer !
Day 4: Can Tho - Rach Gia - 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.
Day 5: Ha Tien - Kep.
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 kilometer 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.
Day 6: Kep - Sihanouk Ville.
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.
Day 7: Sihanouk Ville - 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.
Day 8: Phnom Penh - Kampong Chnang.
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.
Day 9: Kampong Chnang - Siem Reap.
After breakfast we board the boat riding to Siem Reap. Arrival at Siem Reap around 04pm 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 traveling 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.
Day 10: Angkor Wat Cycling
Following your breakfast for the fabulous Angkor Wat Cycling today, 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.
Day 11: Great Sunrise Angkor Wat & 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. Thank & See You on another beautiful trip with Cambodia Bike Tours.