Enjoy two weeks cycling tours from Phong Nha world natural Heritage site ( Vietnam) to Angkor Wat World Cultural heritages site( Cambodia). Or Bicycle holiday from Phong Nha Ke Bang World Natural Heritage sites of Vietnam to Angkor Wat Cultural World Heritage Sites of Cambodia.
This is absolutely amazing bicycle trip, offer for those who are looking for in both physically and cultural activities in both countries Vietnam and Cambodia.
Joining in this trip the active people not only cycle on scenic route, extraordinary landscapes but they will experience and contemplate exceptionally outstanding global values of the kingdom of grottoes Vietnam and world human masterpiece – Angkor holy temple complex.
Moreover, The cyclist will cycle on Ho Chi Minh Trail to learn about Vietnam history during Vietnam war. Visiting some historical relics such as Khe Sanh, Ta Con US AirBase, Vay Village, Dakrong bridge, Hamburger hills on route to learn more about Vietnam war.
We set our way further to the highland central Vietnam to admire stunning scenery of tea ands coffee plantations before crossing border via Le Thanh International Border gate to Ban Lung of Cambodia.
Cycling on undulating route, passing many quaint villages and lush scenery, along Mekong River to another images of our trip.
We keep cycling through two vibrant towns before arriving in Seam Reap city. Spending full day to cycle and visiting grand Angkor Temple.
Day 1: Dong Hoi - Phong Nha National Park Bike and Boat
Our train arrive in Dong Hoi station at 7am. Our driver will pick you up and transfer to Hotel for shower and having break fast. Following breakfast, we commence to ride to Phong Nha Natural Heritage site. On the way, you are impressive on fascinating sightseeing and landscapes of North central Vietnam. Upon arriving in Phong Nha, we take boat trip to explore and experience the magnificent cave, emerald water on Son River. Enjoy peaceful villages in bothside of river. the boat take you into further cave to uncover the beauty of stalagmite and stalactites. The boat come back to the wharf where our bike is already. We continue to ride in Chay Lap Rustic homestay village, passing dozens peacefull village, corn and ground nut farms. Meeting with hopistable people working in farm, capture incredible boy ride on back of buffalo photo. Have dinner and stay over night in Phong Nha Lake House
Activities: Pick up and Transfer to Hotel, warming up cycling and boat trip
Accommodations: Phong Nha Lake House
Cycling distance: 65 Km
Day 2: Phong Nha - Khe sanh
Following to breakfast in hotel, we take short transfer back to section, where we start new cycling day in West of Hochiminh trail lead to Ta Con Air base of US.
You will contemplating stunning scenery and landscape of PhongNha national park, admire majestic Truong Son mountain ranges where becomes iconic legend in Vietnam asisstance war against American.
Enjoy first few km on tarmac and flat roaf before gearing up our pedals to cycle ascendingly through National Park and hill tribes villages. Have lunch enroute, after lunch, we commence cycling Ta Con – One of US Air Base to learn about the history of battle fields in bothside. Cycling the last distance to Hotel for relax and stay overnights.
Activities: Transferring from hotel to cycling point.
Accommodations: Thai Ninh Hotel***
Cycling distance: 97 Km
Day 3: Khe Sanh – Aluoi ( 108 km)
Khe Sanh is strategic and important location, so the US military has established besieged (at Khe Sanh) in the hope of preventing the hospitalization expenses from the North to the South of the People's Liberation Army Vietnam and will cut the Ho Chi Minh trail. Khe Sanh is located in a red ground valley above 400 m. elevation. In 1965-1966, the US Army and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Khe Sanh has developed into the largest base defenses in line 9. This is one of three "magic eye" (Khe Sanh, Lang Vay and Ta Con ) of the McNamara Line. At Khe Sanh took out the major battles in the campaign Route 9 - Khe Sanh 1968 campaign Route 9 - Southern Laos in 1971. Khe Sanh was a place mentioned in several songs Vietnam and also the title of a song about the bitterness that Australian troops had suffered in the military zone of rock band Cold Chisel (despite very few soldiers to war in this country Khe Sanh during their time in Vietnam). In a speech at the inauguration date of 01/20/2009, President Obama also mentioned Khe Sanh as an act of honor Americans who sacrificed for the country.
After breakfast in hotel, we ride Ta Con to visit one of US Airbase then turn off the road descend to Dakrong bridge. Enjoy undulating cycling road along the river, breathtaking scenery and hill tribes. Have lunch in TaRut Township. After lunch, we continue to cycle long up hill before descending to Aluoi town. Arriving in Aluoi, take the room and have relax. Dinner and stay over night in Aluoi
Activities: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodations: Thanh Do Hotel
Cycling distance: 108 Km
Day 4: Aluoi – Prao
Today is really challengimng day with us as we ride and ascend many long passes and sharp hill in our route.Start early in the morning, we’ll begin cycling to A Sau (Hamburger Hill) and continue uphill to A Roang and A Tep. This day will also be spent in the former war zone and along trails with beautiful mountain views. We’ll stay overnight in Prao.
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Dung Thuiy Hotel
Cycling distance: 105 Km
Day 5: Prao – Kham Duc
We challenge another great day in our trip while we cycle through less developed region with many turns and steep passes. We witness the hard life of hill tribe people who have been endured heavily of consequence of the war and and lack of contact with modern world. we’ll cycle uphill toward the central highlands of Vietnam. The highlands boast a number of tea and coffee plantations; the route will be scenic. We’ll settle for the night in Phuoc Son town.
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Be Chau Giang Hotel**
Cycling distance: 111 Km
Day 6 : Kham Duc – Ngoc Hoi
Breakfast at the hotel and an early departure at 7:00 am. This is the best riding day of the trip with a fantastic 70 kilometer section of deep jungle forest on both sides of the road. The ride is also very hilly and runs along the border of Ngoc Linh National Park and Ngoc Linh Mtn.(2400 meters) through the Truong Son mountain range. This is also the day that we travel along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Ba Na and Sedang minorities reside in this jungle area. You have short break for lunch in a local restaurant. Biking in the afternoon to hotel in Ngoc Hoi with estimated arrival time around 4:00 pm.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel – hotel
Accommodation: BMC Hotel***
Cycling distance: 109 Km
Day 7: Ngoc Hoi – Pleiku
Departure by bike from the hotel at around 8:00 or 8:30 am. The first section, you'll visit a local minority village (Ba Na), a scenic suspension bridge and a traditional wooden church. Then, you'll continue to cycle to Russian Tanks and Charlie Hill. We’ll stop at Dak To Base Camp to learn about historical Vietnam War.(the battle Dak To war a series of major engagements of Vietnam War, During the summer of 1967, heavy contact with People’s Army of Vietnam forces in the area prompted the launching of Operation Greeley, a combined search and destroy effort be elements of the U.S Army’s 4th infantry Divison and 173rd Airbome Brigade. Phonenix Airfield, aslo know as Dak To Base Camp and Dac To 2 Airfield, is now a bare patch of asphalt used by local to dry cassava. Beyond it is Charlie Hill, the affects of chemical defoliant Agent Orange still clearly visible as the surface is avoid of any growth. People in the region still suffer from the water and soil). Lunch is served in a local restaurant. After that, you’ll visit a "Sea Lake" in Pleiku. You'll arrival into Pleiku at around 3:00 – 4:00 pm and spent overnight in Pleiku.
Activities:cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Hoang Anh hotel ****
Cycling distance : 110 Km
Day 8 : Pleiku - Banlung via Cambodian border ( Hello Cambodia team)
The car transfer to the Cambodian border takes around 1 hours in total. At this point it is time to say goodbye to the Vietnamese team. After the immigration formalities at the Le Thanh border check point, you meet your Cambodian cycling crew. Start your bike ride from the border to the Banlung town of Ratanakiri. Banlung is one of the most far-flung of the Khmer provincial capitals. You continue your cycling adventure along a recently paved, winding road with some ups and a few less downs as you climb into the highlands that are home to the former Ho Chi Minh Trail. You spend the night in the surroundings of Terres Rouge, a traditional style Khmer house oozing with old world charm in this remote part of Cambodia.
Activities: Cycling to Border, processing immigration and say good bye Vietnamese team, hello Cambodia
Accommodations: Terres Rouges Lodge
Cycling distance: 87 km/ 145 Km
Day 9: Banlung - Stung Treng
Having hearty breakfast in Lodge, we commence our new cycling day from Hotel cycling along a scenic river route, passing through quiet villages and watching local river life and fishing. After 35 km of cycling, we arrive at Sambo. Spending our time to visit temple and interact with local people.
Sambo was the site of a thriving pre Angkorian city during the time of Sambor Prei Kuk and the Chenla empire. Not a stone remains in the modern town of Sambor, which is locally famous for having the largest Wat in Cambodia, complete with 108 columns. Known locally as Wat Moi Roi ( Wat Sorsor Moi Roi, 100 columns Temple ). We continue our trip along the Mekong in to a pretty province spanning the Mekong, much of Kra Tie’s population makes it living from the mother river’s waters. On the way we visit Phnom Sombok and Watch as villagers cook this very popular travel snack in its bamboo packaging (sticky rice, coconut, milk, salt, soybeans ). Keep riding on tarmac road lead to Stung Treng Town.
Activities:Cycling from hotel – Transferring the rest distance
Accommodations: Golden River Hotel
Cycling distance: 100/ 142 Km
Day 10: Stung Treng - Kratie
Enjoy tasty breakfast in hotel in early morning, we start cycling from hotel on newly upgrated road to Kraties. Kratie is a small provincial capital located on the bank of Mekog River.
We start heading south and cycle along the Mekong River and experience a local life along the bank of Mekong river. We cycle until we reach a highway. Take transfer to Hotel to avoid traffic.
Activities: Cycling from hotel – transferring the rest distance
Accommodations: Mekong Dolphin Hotel
Cycling distance: 100 Km 140 Km
Day 11: Kratie - Kampong Cham
You transfer south through the town of Chhlong and take a ferry to the western bank of the Mekong to start bike riding from Phnom Han Chhey on quiet roads along the river, through small rural villages and scenic countryside. Stop for a drink and snack at the tiny town of Chhlong. The many French colonial houses in this town are amongst the most beautiful in Cambodia. It is a scenic ride as you pass many Cham communities which are predominantly Muslim. Marvel at the diversity of Buddhist pagodas and Muslim mosques, all with friendly locals who will welcome you warmly in each village you pass. You cycle up to Wat Han Chhey, a small hilltop pagoda that houses an 8th century pre-Angkorian temple and offers spectacular views over the Mekong. Here you can enjoy a well deserved picnic lunch complimented by sweeping views of the Mekong. From here you cycle the last 22 kilometers (14 miles) to Kampong Cham, where you can relax at the hotel's swimming pool.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: LBN Asia hotel
Cycling distance: 131 Km
Day 12: Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom
You leave Kampong Cham on dirt and tarmac roads along the Mekong and eventually head for a quiet secondary highway towards Kampong Thom. You will be flanked by rubber plantations, paddy fields and typical Khmer villages on today's bike ride. Kampong Thom is a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Sen River, which hosts the magnificent Khmer temple site Sambo Prei Kuk.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodations: Kampong Thom Village
Cycling distance: 110 Km
Day 13:Kampong Thom - Siem Reap
After breakfast you drive about 1 hour to the town of Kompong Kdei where you will start cycling. You bike past quiet villages, rice paddies, palm trees and some new irrigation system in the area. You stop at Makak Dam for a rest. This man made dam was built during the Khmer Rouge regime and it is useful until today. After another 20 kilometers you will arrive at Kvao Village then you turn left via 700 year old ancient road to Beng Mealea. After a short visit of this temple ruin you do a final bike ride to Dam Dek and then transfer to Siem Reap for the night.
Activities: Cycling from hotel - hotel
Accommodations: Angkor paraside Hotel
Day 14: Explore the Angkor Temples by bike
This morning you will meet your specialist temple guide once you are ready you will begin your cycle exploration of these incredible temples. Today you will focus on the Small Circuit, which features temple greats such as: the pyramid of Takeo, the jungle-clad Ta Prohm made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster 'Tomb Raider'; Sras Srang known as the King's bathing pond; and the impressive Royal City of Angkor Thom, where you will find the Bayon, a temple famed for its many gigantic carved faces smiling beguilingly down at you. You will also visit other important sites in this immense walled city. After lunch it is time to take on the majestic Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious building. After returning to the hotel you will be taken to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious farewell dinner.
Activities: Cycling and visiting
Accommodations: Angkor Paradise Hotel
Cycling distance:65 km
Day 15: Bid farewell to Siem Reap
Today you are free at leisure until it is time for your transfer to Siem Reap, Angkor International Airport for your onward flight. Leave the home of the mighty Khmer Empire with many wonderful cycling memories.
Activities:Transferring to Airport
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Trip Included in
- English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
- All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, guesthouse and Home stay.etc…
- Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast , L = Lunches ,D = Dinners)
- A/C transfers and transportation.
- Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
- Train Ticket from Hanoi – Dong Hoi or Domestic Flight Hanoi – Dong Hoi
- Boat Trip in Phong Nha nature Heritage Site
- Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
- Spare bike
- Mineral water drinking.
- Seasonal fruits.
- International airfares
- Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
- Items of a personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Single Supplement
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
- Visa fees inboth Vietnam and Cambodia
- Departure taxes
- Tipping for guiding
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