Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh

Hotel & Bike 12 nights

VISITING: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Why we love this tour

"This is a classic South East Asia route. Cycle through 3 fascinating and unique countries, watching the people and cultures change through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Enjoy world class hotels, incredible food and stunning cycling."

Discover the best of Southeast Asia as you ride through Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

Explore Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City

Try regional food, see local villages and explore vibrant cities

Mostly flat backroads with a few small hills

Guiding
Guided
Distance
267miles/430km
Level
Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun
Runs
Jan, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec
Code
TH006
Fly to
Bangkok
Good for
Multi-Country
Return
Ho Chi Minh

This two-week adventure takes in the best of three of Southeast Asia’s most exciting countries. Setting off from Bangkok, you’ll stop at Thailand’s idyllic beaches, see the astonishing temples of Cambodia and discover the Mekong Delta by bike and boat, taking in floating markets and traditional countryside villages as you ride towards Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Your rides will be in a small group and there will be an English-speaking local guide who will really help you make the most of this tour.

Suitable for regular cyclists, the longest day of this tour is 47 miles and the terrain is mostly flat, with a few hills and rough tracks along the way. The air-conditioned support vehicle is almost always on hand if you need a break. Experience the heart of this region, with numerous cultural and historical sites including Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh and Battambang. Try distinctive cuisines with fresh seafood, vegetables and more, and experience the variation between local village life and the energy of Asia’s vibrant cities.

As an optional pre-tour extension, why not arrive early to spend two extra nights in Bangkok. Take an exhilirating guided ride through the night markets and temples on day one, then a tour of the backstreets and waterways by canal boat and bike on day two. On the third morning, you'll be collected from your 4* city centre hotel to join the transfer to Kanchanaburi. (Includes 2 breakfasts, a lunch and a dinner)

After the tour, you could also add a two night extension in Ho Chi Minh to see more of the city. Start with an evening Vespa tour and dinner in a local restaurant, followed by a whole day exploring on foot and by rickshaw taking in the Notre Dame cathedral, the Reunification Palace and the elegant Central Post Office. After a final night relaxing in a 5* hotel, check out after breakfast to begin your onward journey. (Includes 2 breakfasts, a lunch and a dinner)

Accommodation

3-5 * Hotels or best available accommodation

The accommodation is a fantastic part of this tour. In larger cities and established tourist centres you will have stylish and very comfortable hotels and resorts, while in the smaller and more out of the way areas you stay in the best available accommodation, which is often simple yet always well run, clean and comes with air-conditioning and a private bathroom.

Stylish & supremely comfortable hotels or the best available accommodation with AC & private bathroom

Full Board (apart from 5 meals)

Support vehicle is almost always available

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

12 nights accommodation

Board basis: Full board (apart from 5 meals) 

Service of a local English-speaking guide in each country 

Air-conditioned support vehicle available for assistance at all times (every 10km in the Mekong Delta)

Transfers during the tour

Luggage transportation

Water and snacks while riding

All entry costs & attractions listed on the itinerary

For groups of at least 6 people an additional bike mechanic

Cycling jersey & a water bottle

Price excludes

Flights & transfers

Visas

Alcohol & soft drinks

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Top quality, well maintained Merida (Thailand), Cannondale (Cambodia) & GT (Vietnam) mountain bikes are included in your tour price, fitted with hybrid tyres for touring, a comfortable sadle and handlebar bags. 

Mountain bike

Top quality, well maintained Merida (Thailand), Cannondale (Cambodia) & GT (Vietnam) mountain bikes

£0

E-bike

Trek Conduit+ E-bike

£274

Other Extras

Excursions

2 night Bangkok extension - 2 nights in 4* accommodation with guided tours. 2 breakfasts, a lunch and a dinner included

£502

2 night Ho Chi Minh extension - 2 nights in 5* accommodation with guided tours. 2 breakfasts, a lunch and a dinner included

£586

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Bangkok.

How do I get back?

Fly from Ho Chi Minh. 

What is a ‘Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

What if I can't find the departure date I need?

Please give us a call. If you are a group of four or more, we can usually add a departure date within the season to suit you.

What will the group size be?

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 14 guests. 

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guides in each country will be English speaking and local. The local guides will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

What will the food be like?

You will experience the best of Thai, Cambodian & Vietnamese food during your trip and it will be a highlight of your holiday. Cambodian food is not as famous as Thai food, but has subtle flavours and there is a strong tradition of fish and fresh vegetables. Contemporary Cambodian cuisine offers something for everyone.

Vietnamese food is very varied across the length of the country. Each regional has local adaptations of classic dishes. Your guide will share their passion for their cuisine and they will lead you along a culinary adventure. Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra

What snacks will I get during the cycling?

You will be supplied with local snacks & energy bars. Clean water and electrolyte drinks are provided to keep you hydrated. 

Is there a single supplement?

No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement. 

What will the weather be like?

From November to February temperatures are at their coolest. Temperatures are at their highest in  April and May. When the rains start in June, the temperatures come down. The afternoon rains tends to be heavy but do not last long. The wettest months are September & October, November heralds the return to dry weather.   

July & August are a fantastic time to visit, as tourist numbers are lower and the showers are light, short and refreshing!


 

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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