Vietnam cycling tours
Cycling from Saigon to Phnom Penh 4 days/3 nights
Cycling Saigon to Phnom Penh. For western visitors, Phnom Penh can be a rough change. The city is characterized by heat and humidity, very basic infrastructure, rubbish in the dusty streets, risky traffic, blocked sidewalks, harassment from tuk tuk and moto drivers, touts and beggars - most of which can be dealt with using a smile together with a firm "no" and simply walking away. The Ministry of Land Management still allows many architectural horrors to be built, though a determined group of Khmer architects is fighting the trend. Unhappily there are few green spaces. Vietnam Cycle Tours
|Tour code||VBA:4A-SGN-PNHC||Road surfaces||
trails & paths
04 days/ 3 nights
150 - 210 km
|No. of cycling days||
Minimum: 02 - maximum: 10
in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
in PhnomPenh, Cambodia.
Cycling route: Saigon - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
- - - -► by high speed boat to Phnom Penh
Day 1: Sai Gon - Tra Vinh (L/D) (25-45 km)
Enjoy an hour and half morning driving on the old high way 1A to Ben Tre province. Start riding 20 km from Ben Tre city to Mo Cay town. Visit local workshops on the way, such as coconut fiber and coconut jelly shops. Stop for lunch in this town, after lunch, then cycle 20 km on beautiful country roads to a boat station. Relax 30 minutes on boat crossing Co Chien river, then ride a further 7 km to hotel in city centre of Tra Vinh.
Day 2: Tra Vinh – Can Tho (B/L/D) (50-90 km)
In the morning, we start to cycle from the hotel, cycle past temples of Khmer people. Tra Vinh city is considered the homeland of Khmer. Most of them are industrious farmers. They make three crops of rice per year. Continue riding through huge rice fields, visit Khmer temples. You will have the opportunity to see Theravada monks working on a farm. Have lunch at Cau Ke town. In the afternoon, we continue biking to Tra On, then take country roads and cross many small natural creeks by ferry to Can Tho city.
Day 3: Can Tho- Chau Doc (B/L/) (50-90 Km)
We will have an early start by boat to the biggest floating market in the Mekong, where the locals come to exchange farm products from boat to boat every morning. Disembark from your boat and ride to the outskirts of O-Mon, then transfer to Long Xuyen city for lunch. In the afternoon, have another transfer to Tri Ton where we begin ride to Ba Chuc killing field, and have a short visit the memorial before we bike to Chau Doc, via Tinh Bien, Nha Ban town. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 4: Chau Doc-Phnom Penh by high speeds boat (B)
Have breakfast and get on board a speed boat at 7:30 am. Enjoy beautiful scenery on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to the suburbs of Phnom Penh. End of tour.
Services included: Not included: ♦ Transport by A/C mini van, bus, and truck carry bikes ♦ Travel insurance ♦ New Trek & Giant MTB with 24 speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits ♦ Other personal expenses ♦ Entrance fees, boat ride, ferry tickets, high speed boat ♦ Cambodia Visa ♦ B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary ♦ For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels ♦ 3 nights, double occupancy, twin share ♦ Experienced English speaking bike guides ♦ Pick up at hotels in Saigon
Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels
10.920.000 vnd - (US$ 520) per person (2 persons)
Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels
13.020.000 vnd - (US$ 620) per person (2 persons)