Biking Mekong Delta and Cambodia


 

Price: US$ (included taxes & service charge)
Duration: 10 Days/09 Nights.
Depart from: Saigon - Return to: Siem Reap.
Routes: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel - My Tho - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Kamping Chnang - Siem Reap.
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.
 
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat Airport, you meet our tour guide and transfer to hotel down town for check-in. After check-in you will be free at leisure for the rest of the day. In the evening we will have a tour briefing and a welcome dinner with Vietnamese delights. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 2: City tour of Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnel

After breakfast in hotel we take a city tour to see the different faces of this bustling city on a full day tour with extensive visits to the Re-Unification Palace, the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Temple and the Ben Thanh market. Lunch in local restaurant. After lunch we drive to the famous Cu Chi underground tunnel system to experience how the Viet Cong lived and fought during the American War. Back to Saigon in the afternoon.

Day 3: Sai Gon – My Tho – Vinh Long

Leave hotel for Long An at 8.30 am. We drive around 1hr to reach Long An, where we begin our interesting biking day over a picturesque area of expansive rice fields, luxuriant fruit orchards and plenty of small canal. After 2hr biking we will reach My Tho, a quiet town by the bank of the Mekong River. Lunch break in My Tho before riding to Vinh Long, the capital of Vinh Long Province which lying between two big branches of the Mekong River. From My Tho to Vinh Long we ride on small paved roads running through a vast expanse of rice field. Upon arrival in the small town of Cai Be we take an interesting boat trip to cross the mighty Mekong River to reach a village on a small island in the middle of the river, where we spend the night in a local home. The home-stay will be an unforgettable experience and can give you a unique insight into the culture of the locals. A fantastic dinner with local delights is cooked by the family.

Day 4: Vinh Long – Can Tho

After breakfast we start cycling 1/2 hour under natural green canopy to the ferry crossing for VinhLong. Then we have much more ride to Can Tho. Depends on group cycling ability, our guide will tailor a special route for this day: passing villages of brick kiln, terracotta and pottery kiln or riding on immense rice fields, cycling through numerous rural riverside villages. Lunch break at local place. Bus pick up to Can Tho City. Late afternoon free time for promenade along city quay or more cycling along Can Tho river bank (if time permitting). Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 5: Can Tho – Chau Doc

Early morning boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, the busiest market on Mekong River. We would cruise in natural waterways before turning up a quiet canal and mounting our bikes for a ride 3 hrs along a country road, enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery and meeting the locals (many on bicycle too). Continue biking to O Mon and the Thot Not Stork Sanctuary. Lunch break in Long Xuyen. Afternoon we have around 80km nice road to Chau Doc, monkey bridges over canals, Khmer pagodas, Sam mountain, sun set from the summit etc... The highlight of this part is from Tri Ton to Chau Doc (40km). Dinner and overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 6: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

Breakfast before we board the speed boat for a river journey upstream to Phnom Penh, where our Cambodian team will be ready to greet you with new bikes. We will then continue our journey into Cambodia. Phnom Penh was once considered one of the most beautiful in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a colonial charm. We will transfer to an atmospheric local restaurant for lunch with Khmer cuisine. After lunch we check in hotel and have the rest of the day free at leisure to explore the town or to fit and check the new bikes. Overnight in hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 7: Phnom Penh sightseeing tour

Breakfast in hotel. Today we will tour in Phnom Penh visit to famous tourist sites including Royal Palace, National Museum and Wat Phnom Temple. Lunch will be served in local restaurant. In the afternoon, shopping in Russian market. Free at leisure the rest of the day. Overnight in hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 8: Phnom Penh – Kampong Chnang

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we depart in the early morning by bike and we head north on National road N5 via the ancient Japanese bridge and start traveling through the Cambodian countryside. You will share the road with light local traffic and get a good sense of what Cambodian transportation actually is. After 12Km you get to Prek Phnov and at the junction we left turn to unpaved roads passing local villages and rice fields. We pass the ancient capital of Udong where Udong Mountain is still home to many of the old Royal Palaces. We pay a visit to one of the remaining stupa’s and after a visit we will ride on the paved road heading north-west to Kampong Chnang.

Kampong Chhnang is the provincial capital of the province with the same name. The Tonle Sap River passes by Kampong Chhnang and the floating village is an attraction itself. It is located 91 km North of Phnom Penh. The area is scenic and if you cross the river you will find several ancient temples from the Chenla period, such as Samrong Sen and Prasat Prah Srey. You’ll get great views of the countryside and for sure will meet hordes of people welcoming you with a broad smile. Check in hotel and have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Kampong Chnang.

Day 9: Kampong Chnang – Siem Reap

This morning you will start with a transfer by private boat to Siem Reap crossing the immense Tonle Sap Lake. The Tonle Sap Lake is the beating heart of Cambodia and nearly half of the Cambodians live from this lake. It’s the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and its biodiversity has put the lake on the ecological 7 wonders of the world. The transfer takes about 4 hours. Upon arrival in Siem Reap we pass the floating village of Chhong Kneas. This large sized village is a bustling trade centre for fish, other lake “products” and tourism. The arrival will definitely one you will never forget. We cycle the 12km into town and settle in our hotel. A lunch will give us the power we need in order to explore the world largest heritage site: Angkor Wat. We will cycle towards a small but very significant temple called Banteay Srey. This temple is best preserved and its carvings and painting are remarkable. The road leading there passes through the Angkor Area and you get a glimpse of the massive complexes that were built between the 11th and 13th century. We continue the 25km to Banteay Srey through pretty countryside over a good and paved road. The late afternoon sun will only contribute to the beauty of the pink stone walls and towers of Banteay Srey. After our visit we cycle back towards Angkor Wat where a nice surprise awaits us. Back to the hotel. Overnight in hotel in Siem Riep.

Day 10: Full day in Angkor Wat by cycling

If you want to this morning you can ask our tour guide to arrange a sunrise visit to the temples of Angkor to give you the opportunity see the ruins in all their splendor. Angkor Wat itself is just one of the many temples in the region but is one of the best preserved and most impressive. It is worth climbing the remarkably steep and narrow steps of the central spire for the view over the whole temple surrounded by jungle. Angkor Thom, is a fascinating ruin featuring many mysterious giant carved faces and some incredible wall carvings, and is one of the most remarkable sights in the area. Also not to be missed is the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been left to be reclaimed by nature and features incredible tree roots breaking through the stone carvings and walls, a fascinating tribute to the power of nature over man and an experience reminiscent of ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Tomb Raider’. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Tour Prices

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Trip includes:

  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel as requested
  • Transfer in air-condition vehicle
  • 02 nights accommodation at 3*** hotel based on twin share
  • Full time escort by English speaking tour guide
  • Private motorized boat & sampan on river
  • Meals as mention the program
  • Free fruits, honey tea at orchard
  • Entrance fee, music performance.

Trip excludes:

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa arrangement
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  • All dinners
  • Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program.

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