Saigon to Siem Reap Cycle via Ha Tien 13 Days

Additional Info

  • Country: Cambodia, Vietnam
  • Holiday Style: Cycling
  • Durations: 13 days
  • Destination: Siem Reap

Tour 2 of South East Asia's most exotic countries on a 13-day cycling adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia. Cycle through the watery world of the Mekong Delta, ride by rice paddies, and discover the mysterious Angkor temples.

Enjoy a comprehensive 13-day cycling tour of Vietnam and Cambodia and connect with a country and its local people. Experience village life in South East Asia and escape the well trodden tourist trails. Discover the real Vietnam and Cambodia by bike, and see major attractions, such as the Mekong Delta, Angkor Wat Temples and charming cities of Saigon and Phnom Penh. 

Saigon to Siem Reap Cycle Tour 13D12N

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in 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.

    Meals included: n.a.
    Distance cycled: n.a.
  • 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
  • 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. Cycle along the gentle coast, through one of the most scenic parts of the delta, as you follow 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: 90km
  • 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. Bicycle 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
  • Day 5: Bid Farewell to Vietnam, Say Hello to Cambodia

    Cycle 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 road, 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. After lunch, you will have free time to discover this quiet colonial city at leisure.
    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled:
  • Day 6: Cycle from Kep to Takeo

    After breakfast, leaving the ocean behind and we cycle head for the hills with lush and green surroundings towards to the famous of Kampot Pepper plantation located at Phnom Voir. This pepper used to be the number one pepper in the world. 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: 70km
  • Day 7: Cycle Takeo to Phnom Penh

    We star earlier today as we cycle a long quiet route along rural villages of Takeo. You 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 in Phnom Penh and you’re free at leisure for the rest of the evening.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled:
  • Day 8: Phnom Penh City Cyclo Tour

    Today it is someone else’s turn to do the pedaling! 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. We then continue on to the nearby French Quarter and Wat Phnom, the inconspicuous hill after which the city is named. Today it is topped by a small pagoda and provides a shady area to wander around.

    Your cyclo driver will then drop you at the local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, we continue to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, ironically a former school located in a quiet Phnom Penh suburb, which was the infamous Khmer Rouge prison / torture centre. Finally, we visit the Russian Market, an excellent place to buy some souvenirs. This evening, enjoy your dinner in a local restaurant.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: n.a.
  • Day 9: Cycle from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham

    This morning you will travel in the support vehicle until the traffic thins out. 40 kilometers from the city, turn off the main road and enjoy a shady ride following the course of the Mekong River toward the town of Kompong Cham.

    Foreigners are rare through these areas, so expect a few surprised faces as you cycle through the many traditional villages. You will witness people busy with their everyday lives; cooking, cleaning, playing, and leading the cows to the river. Pass by cycling school kids, and see pagodas and monks. Watch the sun drying bright red chilies, pepper, rice and fish by the side of the road, and experience the river life of the mighty Mekong, which will keep coming in and out of view.

    There are plenty of shady and scenic spots for rest breaks, where curious locals are sure to say “Hello.” Kompong Cham retains a number of French influenced buildings and trader shop fronts, and given its small size the province is easy to explore by foot, which you are free to do after you have checked-in to your hotel.

    Meals included:
    B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 60-80km
  • Day 10: Cycle from Kompong Cham to Kampong Thom

    This morning as you leave Kampong Cham on a paved road along the Mekong River toward Wat Hanchey, We cycle up to Wat Hanchey, a small hilltop pagoda that houses an 8th century pre-Angkorian temple and offers spectacular views over the Mekong. We then continue our ride, gradually climbing through shady rubber plantations, paddy fields and typical Khmer villages to Kampong Thmor where highway 6 starts, from where we transfer to Kampong Thom for lunch. After lunch, drive or cycle a few minutes to your hotel for check in, where you can rest your weary legs. In the evening, you’ll taken to a local restaurant for dinner.
    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 50km
  • Day 11: Kampong Thom - Siem Reap

    After breakfast, we will have a beautiful ride to ancient temple of Sambo Prei Kuk through a paddy fields and small villages. We will have our lunch prepared by the local community near Sambor Preikuk.
    After which, you will be transferred by vehicle 2 hours and a half to Tonle Sap. The largest in South East Asia, board a small boat and sail through the traditional floating village of Chong Khneas, witnessing the residents going about their daily life. It is quite a sight to see a whole bamboo village complete with homes, petrol stations, schools, hair dressers and even karaoke bars, floating on a lake.
    (Note: Due to low water levels during the dry season, the boat trip is only possible from July to March. However, an alternative floating village at Chong Khneas can be arranged instead). 

    Meals included:
    B, L
    Distance cycled: 30km
  • Day 12: Explore Angkor Wat by bike

    This morning, begin your cycle 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 take on the majestic Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building. Return to your hotel to freshen up. We enjoy a final farewell dinner this night accompany with a traditional Khmer Apsara dance. The Apsaras are legendary characters from the ancient Khmer tale of Reamker, which is closely related to the Hindu Ramayana.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 40km
  • Day 13: Free until departure

    Today you are free at leisure until it is time for your transfer to Siem Reap, Angkor International Airport for your onward flight. Leave the home of the mighty Khmer Empire with many wonderful cycling memories.

    Meals included: B

  • What's included?

    • All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in the above itinerary
    • All accommodation as detailed
    • Air conditioned support vehicle
    • English speaking local
    • Bike rental with helmet
    • All entrance fees for attractions included in the above itinerary
    • Boat trip as mentioned in the program
    • Daily drinking water, cool face towels & snacks whilst cycling
    • All meals as detailed in the above itinerary (B = Breakfast - L = Lunch - D = Dinner)

    • Services not detailed in the above itinerary
    • International flights to Vietnam and from Cambodia
    • Vietnam and Cambodian visa fees
    • Drinks with included meals
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Discretionary tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Any payment / money transfer charges 

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