Mekong Cycling

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TOUR DETAILS

The tour starts in Phnom Penh and ends in Siem Reap.
Cycling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap through the Mekong Cities (or vice versa) to learn the Cambodian lifestyle living along the upper Mekong and visit the Irrawaddy Dolphins.
Day 1: Phnom Penh – Koh Dach – Kampong Cham Cycling
Day 2: Kampong Cham – Kratie Cycling
Day 3: Kratie – Stung Treng – Koh Han Cycling
Day 4: Koh Han – Preah Romkel – Preah Vihear Cycling
Day 5: Preah Vihear – Koh Ker – Siem Reap Cycling

Tour inclusive of:
  • Cycling tour guide (English)
  • Support vehicle and driver during the trip
  • Mountain bike & helmet
  • Mechanic
  • Entrance fee as per itinerary
  • Water & snacks during the cycling day(s)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All ferry riding fees
  • Boat rides as per itinerary
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation (twin/double sharing)
Tour exclusive of:
  • Visa fee to Cambodia
  • All flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Koh Dach – Kampong Cham Cycling

08.30 am, our guide meets you in Phnom Penh at the meeting point. He/she will take around 20 minutes to brief you on the tour itinerary and safety. Then we start to ride our bikes down to the Mekong River to take a ferry ride to cross to another side and ride through the weaving villages. After stopping to visit one family doing silk weaving, we continue to ride to visit two islands in the Mekong River (Koh Oukatey and Koh Dach). High tea in the village at Bong Thea’s house (snacks, fruits, drinks), and continue to ride along the riverside of Mekong, upstream to Kampong Cham. We aim to ride between 60-70km today and the rest will be transferred by the support vehicle to the destination of Kampong Cham.
Check-in at the hotel upon arrival, the late afternoon the guide and driver will drive you to visit the local village in Koh Pen (one of the islands in the Mekong River in Kampong Cham Province). The interesting of Koh Pen is the Bamboo Bridge, the longest bamboo bridge in Cambodia, it is built only in the dry season (lower water period from December to June). Our tour guide will walk you through this bamboo bridge to the island, visit the village, local farms, and Buddhist monastery, and drive back to have dinner in Kampong Cham downtown.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 60km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: lunch, dinner
Accommodation: NBL Asia Hotel or similar

Day 2: Kampong Cham – Kratie Cycling

After breakfast at our hotel, we’ll cycle along the Mekong River and observe locals who make their living along its riverside, including fishermen and farmers involved in the production of corn, beans, rice, and tobacco. Lunch will be provided for you on the way. The rest of our trip to Kratie will be completed by our private support vehicle. On arrival at Kratie, we cross the river again by the local ferry to Koh Trong for an overnight in a homestay. You will be welcomed by the villagers to their houses, have dinner, and view the sunset from the banks of the Mekong River.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 65km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Homestay (Khmer Traditional Stilted with a local family)

Day 3: Kratie – Stung Treng – Koh Han Cycling

Early morning, we say goodbye to the hosts and cross the river back to Kratie mainland for breakfast at the local restaurant. Get ready for the ride, we start to ride our bikes from Kratie to Prek Kampi to take the boat ride to spot the Irrawaddy Dolphins and then continue to ride further north to reach our target between 60-70km, the rest will be completed by the transferring to the destination of the day. Stop for a coffee break at Stung Treng before we reach our destination in Koh Han. Enjoy swimming, beaches, and a short boat ride to admire the nature of the flooded forest in the Mekong River. dinner and camping on the Mekong Island of Koh Han (campsite).

Included for the day:
Cycling: 65km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Adventure tent (pillow, mattress, and blanket)

Day 4: Koh Han – Preah Romkel – Preah Vihear Cycling

Breakfast with the local community at the campsite and we get ready to ride further north of 30km to the Laos border, a quick stop for a photo and see how the borders of Cambodia and Laos are. Then we continue to ride the Mekong River again to embark on the local boat with our bikes to one of the Lao villages, stop to visit this small Lao village and taste a cup of coffee before we continue to the boat to Preah Romkel where we will disembark and start to ride again to visit Sopheakmit Mekong Waterfall.
Continue to ride to reach our target and transfer to Preah Vihear downtown for dinner and overnight.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 65km (and boat ride)
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Ly Hout Guesthouse (A/C with private bathroom)

Day 5: Preah Vihear – Koh Ker – Siem Reap Cycling

Early morning ride from Preah Vihear downtown to Koh Ker temples, 75km. Today we want to make it a longer ride than other days since the road is very smoothly paved and not many things to stop to visit but of course, at the end of the ride we will visit the Koh Ker temples, have breakfast, and snacks will be provided on the way during the ride. Lunch at the local restaurant at the Koh Ker temple complex, and then we visit Koh Ker temples before heading out to Siem Reap. Koh Ker was built in the 10th century and functioned briefly as the Khmer Empire’s capital between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Partially overgrown by the forest and inhabited only by birds, this temple and its surroundings are an exceptional experience. Transfer by our support vehicle to Siem Reap, arriving at around 5 pm. Drop off – end of service, dinner, and accommodation are not included.

Included for the day:
Cycling: 75km
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 
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