Saigon to Bangkok Cycle Tour 17D

Additional Info

  • Country: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand
  • Holiday Style: Cycling
  • Durations: 17 days
  • Destination: Bangkok

Bike through 3 of South East Asia's most exotic countries. Explore the Mekong Delta, visit Phnom Penh, discover the magical Angkor Wat temples, and relax on white sandy beaches in Thailand before traveling to Bangkok for your final stop.

Enjoy this amazing 17-day cycle tour through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand! Visit floating villages and meet the locals. Shop at colorful markets, visit museums, and see the amazing temples at Angkor. Learn about Camdodia's darker side at the 'Killing Fields,' and take a guided tour around Phnom Penh. Then cycle through the mountains into Thailand, finally reaching perfect sandy beaches for a well-earned rest!

Saigon to Bangkok Cycle Tour 17D16N

Tour Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive in Vietnam, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)


    On arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you are free to explore Saigon at leisure.

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  • Day 2: Cruise & Cycle to Saigon, Cai Be, Vinh Long & Can Tho


    Meet your cycle guides and get your bicycles before traveling to the river market of Cai Be. Enjoy a cruise along the Mekong Delta and visit the colorful floating market and Dong Phu Island. Explore the shady surroundings, witness the daily life of the farmers, and have lunch on the island. Afterwards, head to Vinh Long and continue cycling through the heart of the Mekong Delta, crossing countless canals and rivers. After a few ferry crossings, arrive in Can Tho, the unofficial capital of the Mekong Delta, where you will check-in to your hotel.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 55km (34 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Day 3: Cruise & Cycle from Can Tho to Chau Doc


    Take an early morning boat trip along the Hau River to the Cai Rang floating market, one of the largest in Vietnam. Witness a mass of wooden boats of all sizes converging to sell their wares. Take great pictures and buy some of the local products. Afterwards, head deeper into the delta and cycle on less crowed roads. At Thot Not you will stop at a stork sanctuary and have lunch in Long Xuyen. Bike along the gentle coast, through one of the most scenic parts of the delta, as you cycle along the Mekong through traditional villages, past fish farms and over small bridges. On arrival in Chau Doc, you will check-in to your hotel.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 125km (78 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Advanced
  • Day 4: Cruise & Cycle from Chau Doc to Ha Tien


    Explore the amazing riverside market at Chau Doc, with all its bustling activity and smorgasbord of sounds, colors and smells. The boat continues through fish farm villages to an ethnic Cham village with its famous Mubarak Mosque. Witness women weaving, using traditional methods. Cycle along pleasant roads, passing green rice fields and limestone formations, looking out for the Khmer influenced pagodas as you get closer to Cambodia. By late afternoon you will arrive in Ha Tien for your hotel check-in.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 80km (50 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Day 5: Bid Farewell to Vietnam, Say Hello to Cambodia


    Bike the short distance to the border crossing of Vietnam and Cambodia. After completing the customs formalities, meet your Cambodian cycling crew. Cycle along quiet coastal dirt roads, passing through salt flats and small villages. Your first port of call will be the coastal resort of Kep, where you will stop for lunch. Afterwards, bike the final 35 kilometers (22 miles) to Kampot, where you will check-in to your hotel.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 65km (40 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate 
  • Day 6: Cycle from Kampot to Takeo


    Depart from Kampot and cycle through inspiring limestone karst scenery. See picturesque villages, including some ethnic Cham settlements, and endless rice fields. On arrival in Takeo you will check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can walk along the waterfront promenade, ideal for a pleasant late afternoon sunset stroll.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 90km (56 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Day 7: Cycle Takeo to Phnom Penh


    Visit a local orphanage managed by 'New Futures' and learn more about their great educational work in the surrounding villages, and how Asia Adventures is working with them. Visit Tonle Bati on the banks of the river, where you will have time to explore the small Angkorian temples of Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau. Your next stop is the infamous 'Killing Fields', where Khmer Rouge prisoners were forcibly marched from Toul Sleng Prison in the city center and then executed. Nowadays it is a haunting memorial site, located in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Check-in to your hotel and you're free at leisure for the rest of the evening.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 90km (56 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Day 8: Phnom Penh City Cyclo Tour


    Today it is someone else's turn to do the cycling! Rest your legs as you are treated to a fun cyclo tour of Phnom Penh. See the city via this traditional mode of transport, and stop at the National Museum, which offers a charming setting for a comprehensive collection of Khmer artifacts. Continue to the nearby Royal Palace and the neighboring Silver Pagoda. Your cyclo driver will then take you to a local restaurant for lunch. Afterwards it is back in the cyclos as you are pedaled through Phnom Penh to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the infamous Khmer Rouge prison. Next stop is the Russian Market, an excellent place to buy some souvenirs. This evening, enjoy your dinner in a local restaurant.

    Meals included: B, L, D
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  • Day 9: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap


    Drive 320km from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and discover the everyday lives of Cambodians. Visit the stone carving village of Suntok and see its massive half finished sculptures. If you like you can stop at Skoun, also known as 'Spiderville' and try a deep fried tarantula which is a local delicacy in this area. Closer to Siem Reap you'll also visit Kompong Kdei to look at an ancient Angkorian bridge.

    Meals included: B, L
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  • Day 10: Explore the Angkor Temples by Bike


    This morning, begin your bicycle exploration of the incredible Angkor temples. Today you will focus on the Small Circuit, which features temple greats such as the Pyramid of Takeo, the jungle-clad Ta Prohm, made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster "Tomb Raider," and Sras Srang, known as the King's Bathing Pond. See the impressive Royal City of Angkor Thom. After lunch, it is time to bike to the majestic Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious building. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to experience Siem Reap's lively nightlife and fine restaurants.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 40km (25 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Day 11: Cycle to Beautiful Banteay Srei Temple


    Bicycle north towards Banteay Srei. During the trip you will see pleasant Cambodian countryside and friendly villagers. Stop off at a couple of villages to get a closer look at the wooden stilted homes and local life. On arrival at Banteay Srei, be struck by the delicate beauty of the elaborately-decorated temple, embellished with floral motifs and scenes from the Ramayana. Enjoy lunch at a local village nearby, after which you will cycle back towards Siem Reap. If there is still time left you can explore some of the temples on the Grand Circuit, such as Preah Khan, one of the largest temples at Angkor, and Neak Pean, surrounded by fountains and ponds; and Banteay Kdei. This evening, you will enjoy a hosted farewell dinner and mesmerizing Apsara dance performance.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 80km (50 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate 
  • Day 12: Cruise from Siem Reap to Battambang


    You cycle 15 kilometers (9 miles) to the port of Tonle Sap Lake to board the boat to Battambang Province. Pass through the floating village of Chong Khneas where you witness an entire bamboo village complete with homes, gas stations, schools, hair dressers, and even karaoke bars floating on water. Traveling by boat from Siem Reap to Battambang is arguably the most fascinating river trip in Cambodia and takes around 6 - 7 hours. After arrival in Battambang you cycle the last 5 kilometers (3 miles) to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 20km (12 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Day 13: Cycle from Battambang to Pailin


    Leave Battambang Town and cycle to Pailin. See the imposing limestone outcrop of Phnom Sampeau with its hilltop pagoda. Then continue bicycling along endless rice paddies, small villages and shady trees. You pass through various pleasant small villages made up of wooden shacks and shady trees. Excellent places to stop for a rest and get some real interaction with the curious and friendly locals. In the evening you are free to explore and buy your own meal.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 85km (53 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate (majority of the day is uphill)
  • Day 14: Cycle from Pailin to Pong Nam Ron


    Cycle to the quiet Cambodian/Thai border crossing into the foothills of the scenic Cardamom mountains. Immediately on crossing the border you will notice the difference in the fortunes of these neighboring countries as you leave the dirt roads of Cambodia and cycle on the tarmac roads of Thailand. On arrival in Pong Nam Ron enjoy a dip in the hotel pool and relax with a well-earned beer, overlooking the adjacent golf course with a backdrop of forested mountains.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 65km (40 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Day 15: Cycle from Pong Nam Ron to Chaolao Beach


    You bike 110 kilometers (68 miles) to the coast and Chantaburi province. As the day progresses you head to the coast and notice the scenery changing from forests and distant mountains to coastline. Pass by plantations, forests, many small local villages and taste plenty of fresh fruit in Chantaburi province. Finish the ride right on the quiet beach of Chaolao for a refreshing dip in the sea before dinner.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 100km (62 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Advanced (some steady climbs and descents at the start)
  • Day 16: Cycle from Chaolao Beach to Laem Mae Pim Beach


    Cycle along the beaches and enjoy marvelous seascapes. See local fishing villages, seafood markets, and plenty of temples. The mangrove swamps and fruit plantations add a diversity to the scenery on this very picturesque of bike rides. You also take some short ferry crossings which help to save some distance by taking you directly across the estuaries. End the day at beautiful Laem Mae Phim Beach where you will have some free time to relax and take a dip in the clear warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 80km (50 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Day 17: Cycle from Laem Mae Pim Beach to Bangkok


    Today you get to relax on the beach before taking a short gentle bike ride around the area. You will then transfer to Bangkok where you will have your final night and a farewell dinner.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 30km (19 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • What's included?


    Inclusions:
    • All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in the above itinerary
    • Accommodation as detailed
    • Private air conditioned support vehicle
    • English speaking local cycle guide
    • All entrance fees for attractions included in the above itinerary
    • Daily cold drinking water, snacks and cool face towels whilst cycling
    • All boats trips as detailed
    • All meals as detailed in the above itinerary (B = Breakfast - L = Lunch - D = Dinner)

    Exclusions:
    • Services not detailed in the above itinerary
    • International flights to Vietnam / from Thailand
    • Vietnam & Cambodia and Thailand visa fees
    • Any airport taxes
    • Drinks with included meals
    • Bicycle, however it can be hired for USD130
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Discretionary tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Any payment / money transfer charges 

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