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Saigon To Angkor Cycle & Food Tour

Saigon to Angkor Cycle & Food Tour

Saigon to Angkor Cycle & Food Tour

HIGHLIGHTS

Ho Chi Minh, Beaches, Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor Wat

FROM

NZ$4,995

DURATION

13 Days

Our Saigon to Angkor Cycle & Food tour is graded easy to moderate:

Easy Grading: Riding on rural roads both asphalt and gravel. Suitable for anyone who can ride a bike and can manage a bit of exercise. There might be some short gentle climbs and descents, but on the whole – easy. Distances of between 25-50 kms per day.
Moderate grading: Medium length rides suitable for the leisure cyclist who exercises regularly and has good mobility. Fitness is more important than technical ability for this level, as the road surfaces will be mostly smooth and the hills relatively gentle. Distances of between 50-80 kms per day.

As it will be hotter and more humid than you’re used to, you’ll get maximum enjoyment if you are of average to good fitness. If you haven’t biked for a while, we suggest you add biking a couple of times a week for around 30-40km, to your fitness regime about 6 weeks before going on the trip. The longest cycle day is 70km, however you always have the option to travel in the support vehicle if necessary. Most days are between 50km and 60km in length, with a total of 6 full biking days and 2 half days.

*All our tours are non-smoking

2 countries in 13 days! This ultimate cycling adventure from the mighty Mekong to the mesmerizing temples of Angkor Wat is out of this world. It’s a jam-packed excursion that covers a lot of ground, including Southern Vietnam’s scenic pathways, friendly candid visits with Cham people and Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage.

TRIP SUMMARY

Duration: 13 days from Saigon to Angkor
Trip focus: A moderate cycle tour exploring two fascinating countries
Accommodation: 12 nights in 4 star hotels
Transport: Cycle, van
Group size: Minimum 5 + tour leader, Maximum 12
Single supplement: NZ$1,107 per person
Operator: This tour is run by one of our trusted local partners

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Truck support from 05 passengers up for cycling days
  • Mechanic support from 7 passengers up
  • Bicycle Rental and helmet
  • Boat and ferry trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Healthy snack, fresh local fruits and soft drink for biking days
  • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing
  • All sightseeing entrance fees where required in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in twin shared room in hotel with daily breakfast
  • Simple first aid kit

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight to Vietnam and from Cambodia
  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa
  • Travel Insurance. We strongly advise you purchase travel insurance from home
  • Personal expenditure (phone, laundry, shopping and so on)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY SAIGON

You will be met by your guide on arrival and transferred to your hotel. 

SAIGON STREET EATS AFTER DARK

Experience an evening strolling through Saigon’s streets while sampling some of its legendary street food with a local foodie guide.

Meals Included: Dinner (food tour)

DAY 2 – VESPA TOUR - INSIDERS SAIGON - DINING IN THE DARK

This morning after breakfast you will get to experience Saigon like a local on the back of a vintage-style Vespa.

You will have the afternoon free to explore on your own.

In the evening you will transfer to Noir Restaurant for a unique dining in the dark experience. 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 3 – BIKE CU CHI

From Saigon, take a 2hr drive northwest to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as living quarters, communication and supply routes, and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches.Return by shuttle to Saigon in the late afternoon.

Cycling distance: 25-35km
Difficulty: Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 4 – BIKE SAIGON to CAI BE

After leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you out of town to avoid the teeming traffic. At My Tho, the gateway to the mighty Mekong, collect your cycles and enjoy the first day in saddle. The ride offers peaceful country lanes and quiet roads that pass through local villages and along canals. Stop at Cai Be where you will have lunch in a local restaurant then continue the cycle journey toward your resort. Have dinner at the resort. 

Cycling distance: 30-40km
Difficulty: Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5 – CAI BE to VINH LONG to CAN THO.

Enjoy a leisurely cycle from the hotel to visit a local rice paper factory, candy workshop and orchards. We ride to Long Ho then branch off and cycle through quieter countryside roads alongside rice paddies, coconut trees and orchards. Stop along the way for a short break and interact with hospitable locals. Lunch is served in a local restaurant. Our ride ends at Binh Minh where board the support vehicle and transfer to Can Tho..

Cycling distance: Approx 50- 60 km
Difficulty: Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6 – CAN THO to RACH GIA, TRANSFER to HA TIEN

This morning, rise early and get a unique taste of life in the Mekong. Board a local boat and explore the colorful Cai Rang floating market. Relax and enjoy the cruise back to the hotel where we will freshen up before we check-out and ride to Rach Gia. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant. Continue the ride on narrow lanes to explore the hidden backwaters of the delta and along canal banks until you reach Rach Gia a laid back fishing village. Our ride finishes in Rach Gia where we transfer for a couple of hours to Ha Tien for the night.

Cycled distance: Approx. 50-60 km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7 – HA TIEN to KEP

A short pleasant ride to the border crossing. After a 15 km ride, leave your bike in Vietnam and walk across the border to Cambodia where our new bikes await. Enjoy a gentle ride as stunning rural areas introduces you to Cambodia. Tonight’s destination is the tranquil seaside town of Kep.

Cycling distance: Approx 40km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8 – KEP to RABBIT ISLAND

Today, we’ll set out into the gulf to enjoy the secluded white sand beaches at Koh Tonsai, Rabbit Island, you will be free at your own leisure and enjoy swimming and the picnic lunch cooked by the crew. In the late afternoon take the boat back to Kep.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9 – KEP to KAMPOT to PHNOM PENH

Cycle through a Kampot Pepper Farm before continuing to Kampot. Then transfer by minibus to Phnom Penh stopping to visit the Tuol Sleng (or S21) Genocide Museum. Free at leisure till late afternoon.

EVENING FOOD EXPLORATION BY TUK TUK

Zip across the city in a tuktuk and discover the best of Cambodian cuisine at four sit-down local restaurants and one craft beer and cocktail bar. On this adventure you’ll discover Cambodian food throughout history and how deep Cambodian cuisine reaches within Southeast Asian culture.

Cycling distance: 30 – 50km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 10 – PHNOM PENH to KAMPONG CHHNANG

Following breakfast, commence cycling from the hotel and head toward Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia, passing magnificent scenery and meeting friendly locals. Climb to the top of Phnom Oudong for sweeping views of the countryside before pedaling on tarmac roads towards Kampong Chhnang. This quiet, riverside town is known for producing some of the country’s best pottery.

Cycling distance: Approx 60-70 km
Difficulty: Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 11 – KAMPONG CHHNANG to SIEM REAP

After breakfast we board the boat riding to Siem Reap. Arrival at Siem Reap around 4pm and check in at hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure.    

Note: Boat ticket from Kampong Chhnang – Siem Reap is depending on the occupancy. If it’s not available, traveling by private transfer will be arranged instead. As it takes many hours to transfer from Kampong Chhnang to Siem Reap by boat or overland, no other activities are suggested to do on this day.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12 – EXPLORE ANGKOR TEMPLES BY BICYCLE

After breakfast, take a shuttle bus to the rose sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, then explore the temple’s magnificent carvings on the 31km Grand Circuit to the ruined, jungle temple of Ta Phrom. Cycle back to Siem Reap via picturesque country lanes for a well-deserved dip in the pool. 

This evening, enjoy farewell dinner in Siem Reap at Lum Orng Farm to table or similar restaurant. 

Cycling distance: Approx 52km
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 13 – EXPLORE ANGKOR WAT AND DEPARTURE

Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against Angkor Wat revealing its timeless beauty, harmony and grandeur. Enter the temple complex. It is certainly one of the wonders of the ancient world. Back to hotel for breakfast and you then have free time at your leisure till your departure transfer or we can arrange additional accommodation and tours for you.

Meals Included: Breakfast.

BikingSightseeingCultural ExperiencesFood and CookingPlaneBusBoatNature

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Southern Vietnam’s scenic pathways
  • Explore the city of Ho Chi Minh and the Chu Chi Tunnels
  • Cai Rang Floating Markets
  • Cambodia’s premier beach destination Sihanoukville
  • Phnom Penh, Tuol Sleng Museum and the infamous Killing Fields
  • Magnificent Angkor Wat

DATES

Start Date End Date Availability Cost
8th Aug 2020 20th Aug 2020 AVAILABLE NZ$4,995
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