Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

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Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

14 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Ho Chi Minh City

Visiting: Bangkok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Kabin Buri District, Aranyaprathet, Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Tonlé Sap, Phnom Penh, Takéo Province, Châu Đốc, Mekong River Delta, Cái Bè District, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

MOE

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 16

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

16 to 99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

This expertly led premium cycling adventure covers three Southeast Asian countries with divergent histories and subtly different cultures. From the energetic streets of Bangkok to tranquil paddy fields, to the magnificence of Angkor’s temples and alluring Phnom Penh. We experience a piece of everything these remarkable countries have to offer while staying in premium accommodation, including three nights at the Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa in Siem Reap. Heading into Vietnam, we enter the Mekong Delta, a spectacular patchwork of paddies and waterways before our journey ends in Ho Chi Minh City, where the frenetic pace and vibrant street life contrasts starkly with the rural areas we have cycled through.

Highlights

  • Three nights at the intimate Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa – the perfect base to explore Angkor

  • Two full days to explore the incredible Angkor temple complex in Cambodia by bike

  • Enjoy sundowners and spectacular views from the rooftop bars at our Siem Reap and Phnom Penh accommodations

  • Cycle through three countries, from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing mouth-watering cuisine along the way; many meals included

  • Stay overnight in the peaceful Mekong Delta at the Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa; relax in lush tropical gardens and enjoy a kayak on the Mekong as the sun rises

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Bangkok; Welcome Dinner
Location: Bangkok
Meals Included: dinner

Welcome to Bangkok. You are free to arrive at any time today.
There will be a welcome group meeting and briefing with your leader in the early evening followed by an included group welcome dinner. Your main luggage will be transported ahead of you to the start point early in the morning so please bring this with you to the welcome meeting; just hold onto what you need for the night/morning – you will be with your luggage again by mid-morning tomorrow.
Premium accommodation: U Sathorn Bangkok, Bangkok (four-star)

Day 2 : Early Transfer To The Old Kingdom Of Ayutthaya; Warm-Up Ride On Trail
Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Meals Included: breakfast

It’s an early start as we venture out of Bangkok to the ancient town of Ayutthaya. Our two-hour transfer takes us into the heart of this fascinating site and we start cycling by the huge reclining Buddha. Much of the old town was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century and we will cycle through the remaining shrine towers and enormous temples to appreciate the past magnificence.
Premium accommodation: The Kantary Ayutthaya Hotel, Ayutthaya (four-star)

Day 3 : Cycle To Kabin Buri
Location: Kabin Buri District
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Today we follow minor roads through rural landscapes, including rubber and eucalyptus plantations, and tapioca and rice fields. We stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. There are a few easy rolling hills, but the route is mostly flat. The ride ends when we join a busier road before driving the final short distance to the town of Kabin Buri by bus. For dinner, join our tour leader and group for traditional Thai cuisine.
Premium accommodation: Kantary Kabinburi Hotel, Kabin Buri (four-star)

Day 4 : Ride To Aranyaprathet
Location: Aranyaprathet
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

Leaving our hotel early, we ride towards Tha Krabak where we can stop by a reservoir for a swim and a view of the untouched jungle on the other side. We will break for lunch along the way before cycling on quiet but well-maintained scenic roads en route to Aranyaprathet, 6mi (10km) from the Cambodian border.
Premium accommodation: The VELO's Hotel & Pumptrack, Aranyaprathet (four-star)

Day 5 : Farewell To Thailand; Travel Into Cambodia And On To Atmospheric Siem Reap Staying At The Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa
Location: Krong Siem Reap
Meals Included: breakfast

After breakfast, we bid farewell to Thailand and drive to the busy border, completing customs formalities as we cross into Cambodia at Poipet.
Due to years of civil war, Cambodia is poorer and less developed than its neighbours. Apart from growth in the capital and around Siem Reap, countryside life is still much the same as it has been for centuries.
Arriving into Cambodia, we transfer to Siem Reap (approximately 2hr 30min). Here the group spends the next three nights at the intimate Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa – the perfect base to explore Angkor.
This afternoon's shorter ride from Siem Reap takes us past Wat Athvea, a modern temple in the grounds of the ruins of an Angkorian temple and ends at a market and picnic area outside Siem Reap.
Premium accommodation: Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa, Siem Reap (four-star)

Day 6 : First Of Two Full Days To Explore The Magnificent Temple Complex Of Angkor By Bus And Bike, Including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, The Bayon And Banteay Srei
Location: Angkor Wat
Meals Included: breakfast

Today we may choose to have an early start to avoid the inevitable crowds drawn to the wonders of Angkor.
The various temples are spread over a wide area and are linked by shady avenues; meandering our way between them by bike provides a unique perspective.
Our cycle tour will include: the jungle-covered Ta Prohm, with amazing fromagier tree roots clinging to the ancient stones; Angkor Thom, with the Bayon temple of 37 towers (originally 49) topped with the four faces of the king; and, of course, the incredible Angkor Wat, with its huge moat, long causeway and massive towers.
Premium accommodation: Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa, Siem Reap (four-star)

Day 7 : Second Day At Angkor Temple Complex Including A Visit To A Local Village; Learn About Local Life And The Art Of Khmer Noodle Making
Location: Banteay Srei, Tonlé Sap
Meals Included: breakfastdinner

Today we cycle outside the main Angkor complex to the outlying temple of Banteay Srei, 22mi (35km) from Siem Reap town.
Our route takes us past paddy fields and through pretty villages. Banteay Srei was built in the 10th century and contains some of the finest examples of Khmer sculpture. Although much smaller than the later temples, here all the buildings are covered in exquisite carvings.
We also stop along the way at a village where we'll have to chance to meet the local people and learn from them about their way of life, including the art of Khmer noodle making. Here we can taste this popular Cambodian dish and sugar palm.
In the afternoon, as we cycle back to Siem Reap, we can stop at a few of the lesser visited Angkor temples.
Siem Reap town is pleasant to wander around; the market has plenty of interesting and excellent shopping opportunities and there is a vibrant nightlife.
This afternoon there may also be time to visit the Tonle Sap Lake, which is a branch of the Mekong River. Time permitting, this optional trip includes a boat ride to see floating fishing villages. Anyone wanting to do this visit may need to miss part (or all) the ride back to Siem Reap, depending on timings.
Cycle approximately 43.5mi (70 km) if riding the full distance to and from Banteay Srei.
Premium accommodation: Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa, Siem Reap (four-star)

Day 8 : Drive To Cambodian Capital Of Phnom Penh, Stopping At Sambor Prei Kuk
Location: Phnom Penh
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

Today we rest our legs and take a private transfer (approximately seven hours) to Phnom Penh, with a couple of stops along the way.
We visit Sambor Prei Kuk, the most impressive group of pre-Angkorian monuments in Cambodia with some of the oldest structures in the country. We'll also pause for a traditional Khmer lunch at a community restaurant here. The road is currently undergoing some resurfacing, so some sections will be bumpy.
We should arrive in Phnom Penh for late afternoon, the perfect time for a sundowner on the Mekong.
Premium accommodation: Patio Hotel and Urban Resort, Phnom Penh (four-star)

Day 9 : Sightseeing Including Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda And Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum And The Killing Fields
Location: Phnom Penh
Meals Included: breakfast

The fortunes of Phnom Penh have shifted dramatically during its history and the terrible years of the Khmer Rouge and subsequent civil war through the 1970s and 1980s have scarred the country.
During our stay, we visit two sites that give us a vivid impression of some of the horrors. There is the Genocide Museum, which is the former Khmer Rouge prison known as S-21 or Tuol Sleng, in the city centre. And 9mi (15km) out of town is the Killing Fields, a mass grave and execution site for the former inmates of S-21. While visiting Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields may not appeal to everyone, we feel they give us an important understanding of what the country and its people had to endure just a few decades ago.
Now, the city is on the rise again and is a fascinating place with fine examples of French colonial architecture. We will also tour the Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda.
Afterwards, there is also excellent shopping at the Russian market if you wish. There may also be the option to enjoy a sunset cruise on the Mekong, your leader will advise locally.
Premium accommodation: Patio Hotel and Urban Resort, Phnom Penh (four-star)

Day 10 : Transfer To Takeo Then Cycle To Vietnam Border; On To Chau Doc
Location: Takéo Province, Châu Đốc
Meals Included: breakfastdinner

This morning, we transfer south of Phnom Penh to the town of Takeo. Here the road becomes quieter and we mount our bikes for the 31mi (50km) ride to the Phnom Den/Tinh Bien border.
Once we bid farewell to Cambodia (and border formalities have been completed), we cycle approximately 19mi (30km) to the Vietnamese town of Chau Doc, situated along the banks of the Hau Giang River. This evening, we dine overlooking the river and get our first taste of southern Mekong cuisine.
Premium accommodation: Victoria Chau Doc Hotel, Chau Doc (four-star)

Day 11 : Cycle/Drive Through The Mekong Delta; Visit The Ancient Village Of Long Dien B; Overnight Stay At Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa
Location: Mekong River Delta
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

This morning we depart our hotel and transfer to Chau Giang ferry for a short transfer before cycling along a lovely, quiet backroad, lined with small villages and dwellings, before lunch at a local restaurant. We then visit the ancient village of Long Dien B, home to female artists known for maintaining their ancestors’ special technique of glass painting. Here we have the chance to observe and learn about this traditional culture and art over a cup of tea.
The rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta form an amazing network of waterways. The area is famous for its abundant rice production, but many are now moving to more profitable fish farming and fruit and vegetable growing.
Afterwards, we transfer to the Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa, where we stay overnight. The evening is tranquil as we have dinner at the resort and enjoy Delta hospitality.
Premium accommodation: Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa, Mekong Delta (four-star)

Day 12 : Transfer To Cai Be For Floating Market; Scenic Cycle Along Mekong Riverbank; Transfer To Ho Chi Minh City
Location: Cái Bè District, Ho Chi Minh City
Meals Included: breakfastlunch

Those who wish can rise early to enjoy the sunrise and kayak on the Mekong from the resort before breakfast (optional).
We then leave by boat, stopping en route at the Cai Be floating market. Here, large boats moor in the Mekong River, weighed down with fruits and vegetables. Local traders and shop owners buy in bulk in this strictly wholesale market. Recently, Cai Be floating market is becoming less crowded and smaller as fruit trading is mostly now done by trucks. However, this is still a great opportunity to see a local market and traditional trade on a smaller scale.
A little further on, we make a short stop to see cottage industries producing items such as popped rice, pancakes, wine and other homemade products. We start our ride towards Cai Lay, where we take a scenic route through orchards and along the Mekong riverbank. Back on the bus in My Tho, we drive on to the heat, hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, still usually known as Saigon. This is an exciting and absorbing city where scooters pack the streets and temples stand alongside modern developments.
Premium accommodation: The Odys Boutique Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City (four-star)

Day 13 : Free Day In Ho Chi Minh City; Farewell Dinner
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

The whole day is free for you to explore Ho Chi Minh City, do some shopping and relax. There are several interesting things to see: the Saigon River, Ben Thanh market, Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral are all within easy walking distance. Alternatively, a short cyclo (cycle taxi) ride will take you to the War Remnants Museum, which has an extensive photographic record of the Vietnam/American War. Please be aware that some images at the museum are very graphic.
For those interested, the leader can arrange an optional visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which are two hours outside the city. Used by the Viet Cong during the war, the network covers three levels with approximately 150mi (240km) of tunnels. Originally these were very narrow, but some areas have been widened to allow tourists to explore the system. Claustrophobes may prefer to stay outside in the sunshine.
In the evening, we have a final farewell dinner together, feasting on delicious Vietnamese specialties.
Premium accommodation: The Odys Boutique Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City (four-star)

Day 14 : End Ho Chi Minh City
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals Included: breakfast

The trip ends this morning after breakfast in Ho Chi Minh City.
If you'd like to extend your stay and discover more of this vibrant city, please enquire with your sales representative at time of booking about requesting additional accommodation.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, five lunches and six dinners

  • All accommodation

  • Tips for local staff

  • Named tour leader, chosen for their experience and great customer feedback

  • All transport and listed activities

  • Arrival and departure transfers

  • Local bike hire

What's Not Included

  • Tips for the tour leader

  • Travel insurance

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • E-bike hire

  • Visas or vaccinations

Food

All breakfasts, five lunches and six dinners are included.

The food on this trip is a real highlight for many. Southeast Asian cuisine is known for its abundance of freshly prepared dishes with strong aromatic flavours. There is a focus on herbs and citrus to ensure each dish packs a punch; chilli does feature highly too but is easily avoided.

Typically, most dishes come with rice and many are often served in a banana leaf with a variety of dips and herbs served separately.

The three countries visited ensure a different culinary experience every time you cross the border: ensure you try freshly made pad Thai noodles from the street stalls of Bangkok; the fish amok curry in Cambodia for a creamy coconut-based fragrant curry; and banh xeo (huge sizzling pancakes) in Vietnam.

Western food is available almost everywhere except in the Mekong Delta region.

Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests.

Please note, the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets (eg gluten-free or dairy-free) is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these specialised dietary items from home.

You may find it beneficial to bring energy bars or gels with you from home to use during a ride. However, on Premium Adventure cycling departures, an included snack kitty is provided usually consisting of fresh fruit, nuts, biscuits and local snacks along with drinks and electrolyte powders.

Accommodation

Relax at the end of each day in our expertly curated, handpicked accommodation on this Premium Adventure. Each property has been chosen for its location, comfort, style, and unique characteristics.

U Sathorn Bangkok Hotel (four-star), Bangkok. One night.





Luxuriously appointed hotel with tastefully furnished rooms in French colonial style with a contemporary twist
Offering an urban peaceful oasis in bustling Bangkok
Modern gym and outdoor pool

Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa (four-star), Siem Reap. Three nights.



Premium intimate resort in the heart of Siem Reap
Relax and be pampered in the Nirvana Spa
Cool off in the freshwater swimming pool
Modern property promoting a real sense of comfort
Enjoy a drink on the rooftop at Palate’s Sky Bar overlooking the river

Patio Hotel & Urban Resort (three/four-star), Phnom Penh. Two nights.





Elegant property with a rooftop pool
Centrally located in the heart of Phnom Penh, close to many of the main sights
Open-air sky bar and in-house restaurant

Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa (four-star), Cai Be. One night.



Environmentally friendly boutique resort on the Mekong River with bungalow-style rooms
Enjoy local Mekong Delta hospitality and cuisine
Relax with a treatment or massage at the Oasis spa or cool off in the outdoor swimming pool

Resort with a down-to-earth atmosphere among lush tropical fruit gardens

The Odys Boutique Hotel (four-star), Ho Chi Minh City. Two nights.



Featuring the Sky Lounge, a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City
Tastefully designed rooms combining both Vietnamese and European aesthetics
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, close to many key attractions
Enjoy a massage or treatment at the Nu Spa

The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance; however, we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. We endeavour to inform you of any changes in advance, which could, on rare occasions, be at late notice.

Additional Accommodation

It is possible to book additional nights before or after the tour, subject to availability – please enquire for details and prices.

Single accommodation

Single supplements are available (on request and subject to availability). Please advise your sales representative at the time of booking if you would like to request a single supplement.

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  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

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    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

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    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

Well planned itinerary, excellent guide, very interesting tour. Good accommodation and good group size.

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

The trip was well organized and the trip leader Rit was outstanding. We have done many trips with different guides and he was world class.

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

Well planned itinerary, excellent guide, very interesting tour. Good accommodation and good group size.

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

Excellent knowledgeable guides

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

The trip was well organized and the trip leader Rit was outstanding. We have done many trips with different guides and he was world-class.

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

Our guide, Rit, took this from a great experience to a brilliant one, he was a rock star and he alone would be enough for us to book another trip with you

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

Highly professional support team and an excellent trip leader. Everything went extremely smoothly to the extent we didn't need to think or worry about a thing. The places we went to and people we met were fantastic. An overall excellent experience.

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

We like the ethos of employing local guides and staff. Our guide Rit, was excellent and very organised. He had a confident calm and helpful manner.

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

We like the ethos of employing local guides and staff. Our guide Rit, was excellent and very organised. He had a confident calm and helpful manner.

Cycle Indochina & Angkor- Premium Adventure

Our guide, Rit, took this from a great experience to a brilliant one, he was a rock star and he alone would be enough for us to book another trip with you.

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    Up to 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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