Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap to Bangkok

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Visiting: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

Hotel & Bike

13 nights from £2243 to £2751pp
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Guiding Guided i
Level Moderate i
Standard Superior i
Code VN002
Good For Multi-Country, Riverside Routes, Solo
Distance 377mi/607km !
Runs Jan, Feb, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Departs Sunday
Fly to Ho Chi Minh
Return from Bangkok

Overview

What to expect

This two-week adventure tours through three countries in Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Setting-off from Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll cycle through the Mekong Delta, visit the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, and ride to Thailand’s idyllic beaches. Suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness, the terrain is mostly gentle and you’ll be riding on tarmacked roads and wide but rough dirt tracks. Some sections are covered by transfer vehicle or boat, and there’ll be a support truck on-hand for much of the way.

Cycling through Vietnam’s rice bowl, you’ll pass colourful villages and Khmer houses before cruising along the Mekong River to Cambodia. Here, you’ll ride to the Killing Fields, see the gilded palace in Phnom Penh then cycle to Siem Reap. Biking across the Thai border is a significant milestone on day 12 – arriving on the sun-drenched coast, you’ll have time to relax on the sand and swim in the turquoise sea before your final leg to Bangkok.

  • Save £50pp on all bookings made in December - discount applied when we confirm your tour 
  • Ride through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand
  • Siem Reap and the astounding temples of Angkor
  • Lush Mekong Delta and idyllic Thai beaches
  • Predominantly flat terrain with support vehicle if needed

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sun): Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

    Check-in to your hotel and take your bike for a test ride in a quiet section of Ho Chi Minh City. Meet for a welcome dinner at the Temple Club – a fantastic Vietnamese restaurant in a colonial-era villa. 
    Meals: Dinner

  • Day 2 (Mon): Ho Chi Minh City – Tra Vinh 40 miles (65km)

    Transfer two hours to Ben Tre, gateway to the Mekong Delta. Cycle along narrow lanes past banana and sugarcane plantations, then detour off-road past hamlets, rivers and lush vegetation. Take a ferry to Tra Vinh town, with its tree-lined streets and Khmer pagodas. 
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 3 (Tue): Trav Vinh – Can Tho 57 miles (92km)

    Enjoy a peaceful day of scenic cycling, following a gentle road to the largest city in the Mekong Delta, Can Tho. Crossing little bridges along the way, you’ll experience colourful river life and see traditional Khmer homes and temples en route. 
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 4 (Wed): Can Tho – Chau Doc 43 miles (70km)

    Visit Cai Rang floating market before cycling across undulating terrain towards looming mountains and abundant Thot Not (coconut palm) trees as you near Cambodia. From Thoi Lai you will transfer to the lunch stop. After lunch you will have a one-hour transfer to Vietnam’s Killing Fields at Ba Chuc, then follow country roads to the riverside city of Chau Doc. Climb Sam Mountain (more of a hill!) for sunset.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 5 (Thu): Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (rest day)

    Take a boat cruise along the Mekong River and watch local life drift by on your way to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Step ashore to discover the city’s fascinating Khmer history. In the afternoon, visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Prison (also known as S-21). 
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 6 (Fri): Phnom Penh – Oudong - Kampong Thom 16 miles (25km)

    Explore Phnom Penh before taking a transfer out of the city. In the afternoon, ride past stilted houses, ox carts and Khmer villages en route to Cambodia’s former capital, Oudong. Climb more than 400 steps up the city’s famous mountain for incredible views over Cambodia. Transfer 3-4 hours to Kampong Thom.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 7 (Sat): Kampong Thom – Siem Reap 40 miles (65km)

    Transfer to the 7th-century temple site of Sambor Prei Kuk, capital of the former Chenla Empire. Take a guided tour, then transfer to the small town of Damdek and cycle to the vibrant city of Siem Reap – your base for the next three nights. 
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 8 (Sun): Angkor temples 19 miles (30km)

    Cycle to the entrance of Angkor Wat and head to the magnificent Ta Prohm temple. Continue to the ruined city of Angkor Thom, home to the Bayon temple and Terrace of the Elephants. After lunch at Angkor Café, visit the world’s largest religious monument, Angkor Wat. From here, it’s a short ride back to Siem Reap.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 9 (Mon): Banteay Srei 35 miles (56km)

    Pedal through the countryside to Banteay Srei, a 10th-century Hindu temple with Cambodia’s best-preserved bas-relief carvings. Continue on rural roads to Kbal Spean (known as the Valley of 1000 Lingas) and trek uphill through the jungle to a river with submersed carvings and a wet-season waterfall. Transfer back to Siem Reap. 
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 10 (Tue): Siem Reap – Battambang (rest day)

    Take a break from cycling and cross Tonle Sap lake by boat. Enjoy the wildlife and everyday scenes, then step off at Battambang city (in the dry season you’ll alight earlier for a road transfer). Spend the afternoon visiting the city’s colonial buildings and surrounding hilltop temples. 

  • Day 11 (Wed): Battambang – Pailin 59 miles (95km)

    Cycle directly from your hotel to the historic gem town and Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin. A tough but very rewarding day, the road is uneven and undulating in parts but the rural scenery is stunning. As you ride through the countryside, you’ll pass farms and villages, crossing a peaceful area of former bandit country. 
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 12 (Thu): Pailin – Chanthaburi 27 miles (44km)

    Pedal along quiet, scenic roads to a rural border crossing used by local traders. Continue into Thailand and ride through the countryside to meet your transfer vehicle. After a change of guides and bikes, stop at Chanthaburi for lunch, then transfer to Chanchaolao Beach Resort for the afternoon. 
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 13 (Fri): Chanthaburi – Laem Mae Phim 40 miles (65km)

    Enjoy a flat and easy coastal ride past mangroves and shrimp farms. Arrive at the local Thai beach of Laem Mae Phimand spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing.
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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  • Day 14 (Sat): Depart from Bangkok

    Spend the morning on the beach before transferring to Bangkok. Arrive in the city around 3pm.
    Meals: Breakfast. 

Accommodation

3* & 4* hotels

We use a good mix of 3* & 4* hotels and the accommodation will mostly be the best of what is available while maintaining a lovely local charm. Sometimes in isolated areas the accommodation may be more ‘authentic’, but it will always be clean and comfortable.

  • 3* & 4* hotels
  • Full board
  • Support vehicle
  • Luggage transfer

Dates & Prices

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Price includes

  • 13 nights accommodation 
  • Board basis: Full board 
  • Service of a local English-speaking guide in each country
  • A support vehicle available for assistance
  • Transfers during the tour
  • Luggage transportation
  • Water, fruit and soft drinks while cycling

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Visas
  • Cycle helmets
  • Drinks during meals
  • Tips

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle. A water bottle is provided.  

Bike hire
£174

24-27 gear mountain bike with a lightweight alloy frame, front suspension, v-brakes and Shimano components

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Getting back

Fly from Bangkok

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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What will the group size be?

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 16 guests. If the group is 9 people or more you will have two guides. 

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 support vehicle. 

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. 

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 esperience of travel in Asia.

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