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Cycling Mekong Vietnam to Cambodia

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11 days tour with 5 days biking at moderate grade
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Places to visit: Sai gon - Cu Chi - My Tho - Ving Long - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom penh - Kampong Cham - Angkor - Siem Reap Departure

This 11-days cycling tour from Ho Chi Minh city to Cambodia will lead you to explore the best parts of Mekong Delta and top places of Cambodia including Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. We are about to involve in a combined cycling tour with 5-days biking at moderate grade and 4 days off with cities sight seeings. Those intervals make this cycling tours suit almost physical levels. Cycling Vietnam to Cambodia is affordable thanks to its interesting, cost-effective connecting between Vietnam and Cambodia. Airport pick-up in Sai gon (Vietnam) and transfer in Siem Reap (Cambodia) are also included.

Tour Highlights
  • Beautiful roads in Mekong
  • Lively floating markets
  • Authentic home-stay experience
  • Impressive, giant and mystique Angkor temples complex
  • Boat trip Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

Cycling Mekong Vietnam to Cambodia route map


Day 1: Arrival in Saigon
Day 2: City tour in Saigon
Day 3: Ride to Vinh Long
Day 4: Ride to Can Tho
Day 5: Ride to Chau Doc
Day 6: Boat to Phnom Penh
Day 7: City tour Phnom Penh
Day 8: Ride to Kampong Chnang
Day 9: Ride to Siem Riep
Day 10: Ride to Angkor Wat
Day 11: Siem Riep Departure

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st Dec 2017

Group of 1 rider: US$ 2,860
Group of 2 riders: US$ 1,600
Group of 3-4 riders: US$ 1,290
Group of 5-6 riders: US$ 1,098
Group of 7 riders upon request
Single surcharge:  US$ 210

Group of 1 rider: US$ 3,925
Group of 2 riders: US$ 2,115
Group of 3-4 riders: US$ 1,455
Group of 5-6 riders: US$ 1,175
Group of 7 riders upon requests
Single surcharge:  US$ 210


- Room base on twin shared
- Home-stay permission
- Meals as indicated
- Support vehicle as indicated
- All transfer with AC vehicle
- Speed boat Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
- Biking English speaking guides
- Mountain bikes & helmet
- Bottled drinking water
- Sightseeing and entrance fee
- First-aid kits
- Service charges and taxes


- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Personal protection gears
- Others not mentioned



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

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you meet our tour guide and transfer to the hotel downtown 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.
Transfer airport – hotel:  25 mins
Meals:     Welcome Dinner
Accommodation:  Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: City tour of Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnel

After breakfast in the 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.
Sightseeing:   Half day city tour & half day tour to Cu Chi tunnel
Transportation:  AC vehicle
Meals:     Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Saigon

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 canals. After 2hr biking we will reach My Tho, a quiet town on 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. 
Transfer:  40 mins 
Biking:  60km, small paved road, village dirt road 
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation:  Home-stay in village

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 the brick kiln, terracotta and pottery kiln or riding on immense rice fields, cycling through numerous rural riverside villages. Lunch break at a local place. Bus pick up to Can Tho City. Late afternoon free time for a promenade along city quay or more cycling along Can Tho river bank (if time permitting). Overnight in Can Tho. 
Biking:  40km, flat country road, partly unpaved road
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel 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. The afternoon we have around 80km nice road to Chau Doc, monkey bridges over canals, Khmer pagodas, Sam mountain, the 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.
Biking:   65km, smooth paved road & village dirt road 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation:  Hotel 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. 
Boat transfer: 4hrs
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation:  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 the Russian market. Free at leisure the rest of the day. Overnight in hotel in Phnom Penh
Sightseeing: Full day
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation:  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 northwest 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.  
Biking:   91km, smooth paved road 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation:  Hotel in Kampong Chnang

Day 9: Kampong Chnang – Siem Reap

After breakfast, we board the boat riding to Siem Reap. Arrival at Siem Reap around 3:30 pm and check in at hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap. 
Note: Boat ticket from Kampong Chhnang – Siem Reap is depending on the occupancy unless will be traveling by private transfer instead. We cannot recommend biking tour on this day because we take many hours by boat or overland from Kampong Chhnang to Siem Reap.
Transportation: Boat, AC vehicle
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation:  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.
Biking:   25km, smooth paved road 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 11: Siem reap Departure

Breakfast and free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure. The trip completes.
Airport transfer: 25 mins
Meals:   Breakfast
Accommodation:  Not available
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, the frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.