Saigon to Siem Reap Cycle Tour

  • Tour Code: SSRCT-13D
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  • Duration: 13 Days

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.

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Level of difficulty: 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 (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. 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: 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. 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 (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 bicycle 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 riverside Cambodiana Hotel in Phnom Penh and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals included: B, L, D
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. Later you will be taken back to your hotel, where you are free at leisure for the rest of the evening.

Meals included: B, L
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Day 9: Cycle from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham
This morning you can choose to bicycle through the busy streets of Phnom Penh, or travel in the support vehicle until the traffic thins out. 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city, turn off the main road and enjoy a shady bike ride following the course of the Mekong River along a mostly unpaved, and at times bumpy, road 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
Distance cycled: 65 - 105km (40 - 65 miles)
Level of difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced

Day 10: Cycle from Kompong Cham to Beng Mealea & Siem Reap
Get up early to depart Kompong Cham. Turn off the main highway to bicycle on a road which gradually climbs through shady rubber plantations. After 75 kilometers (45 miles) you will reach the small town of Prey Thom Tratrav and rejoin the main highway. From here, you will travel in the support vehicle for the 150-kilometer (90 mile) drive to the market town of Dom Dek. Re-mount your bikes and cycle the 30 kilometers (18 miles) to the temple remains of Beng Mealea for a truly atmospheric experience. Afterwards, take the support vehicle for the final 70 kilometers (42 miles) to Siem Reap. After checking-in to your hotel and freshening up, you will be taken to a local restaurant for dinner.

Meals included: B, L, D
Distance cycled: 105km (65 miles)
Level of difficulty: Advanced

Day 11: Explore the Angkor Temples 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 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 12: 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 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
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Level of difficulty: n.a 

• All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in the above itinerary
• All accommodation as detailed
• Air conditioned support vehicle
• English speaking local
• English speaking local cycle guide / mechanic
• 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
• Bicycle, however they can be hired for USD130
• Drinks with included meals
• Expenditure of a personal nature
• Discretionary tips
• Travel insurance
• Any payment / money transfer charges 

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Scenic routes, knowlegeable guides, reliable support vehicles, comfortable accommodations and more, for an amazing cycling adventure.

The best quality, latest model mountain bikes are available to you. Primary bikes are Cannondale SL4 and Trek 4 Series. 

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