• EN | ES
Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia - 13 Days

Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia

Vietnam, Cambodia · Private Tour · 13 Days
j
Private Tour
N
cycling
|
landscape
e
culture

Embark on an epic cycling adventure across Vietnam and Cambodia. Sail the canals and floating villages of the Mekong Delta, cycle through lush sceneries with stunning rice fields, explore ancient temples covered by the jungle, and take in the sights of Saigon, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saigon
Day 2 - Saigon → Cai Be → Vinh Long → Can Tho
Day 3 - Can Tho → Chau Doc
Day 4 - Chau Doc → Ha Tien
Day 5 - Ha Tien → Kep → Kampot
Day 6 - Kampot → Takeo
Day 7 - Takeo → Phnom Penh
Day 8 - Phnom Penh
Day 9 - Phnom Penh → Kampong Cham
Day 10 - Kampong Cham → Siem Reap
Day 11 - Angkor Temples
Day 12 - Angkor Temples
Day 13 - Siem Reap

What is included

  • Transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 12 nights accommodation at standard hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bikes, helmets, daily drinking water and wet tissues
  • Escort truck with spare bikes
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Local English speaking guide during activities

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Domestic tourism taxes and airport taxes
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Saigon

On arrival in Saigon, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you are free to explore Saigon at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Saigon → Cai Be → Vinh Long → Can Tho

After breakfast, meet your cycle guides and get your bicycles before traveling to the river market of Cai Be. Enjoy a cruise along the Mekong Delta and visit the colorful floating market and Dong Phu Island

Explore the shady surroundings, witness the daily life of the farmers, and have lunch on the island. Afterwards, head to Vinh Long and continue cycling through the heart of the Mekong Delta, crossing countless canals and rivers. After a few ferry crossings, arrive in Can Tho, the unofficial capital of the Mekong Delta, where you will check-in to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Q
Saigon → Cai Be113 km
N
Cai Be → Can Tho55 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Can Tho → Chau Doc

After breakfast, take an early morning boat trip along the Hau River to the Cai Rang floating market, one of the largest in Vietnam. Witness a mass of wooden boats of all sizes converging to sell their wares. 

Take great pictures and buy some of the local products. Afterwards, head deeper into the delta and cycle on less crowded roads. At Thot Not you will stop at a stork sanctuary and have lunch in Long Xuyen

Cycle along the gentle coast, through one of the most scenic parts of the delta, as you follow the Mekong through traditional villages, past fish farms and over small bridges. On arrival in Chau Doc, you will check-in to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
Can Tho → Chau Doc125 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Chau Doc → Ha Tien

After breakfast, explore the amazing riverside market at Chau Doc, with all its bustling activity and smorgasbord of sounds, colors and smells. The boat continues through fish farm villages to an ethnic Cham village with its famous Mubarak Mosque

Witness women weaving using traditional methods. Bicycle along pleasant roads, passing green rice fields and limestone formations, looking out for the Khmer influenced pagodas as you get closer to Cambodia. By late afternoon you will arrive in Ha Tien for your hotel check-in.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
Chau Doc → Ha Tien80 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

River Hotel

Ha Tien

day
5
Ha Tien → Kep → Kampot

After breakfast, bike the short distance to the border crossing of Vietnam and Cambodia. After completing the customs formalities, meet your Cambodian cycling crew. Cycle along quiet coastal dirt roads, passing through salt flats and small villages. 

Your first port of call will be the coastal resort of Kep, where you will stop for lunch. Afterwards, bike the final 35 kilometers to Kampot, where you will check-in to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
Ha Tien → Kampot65 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Rikitikitavi

Kampot

day
6
Kampot → Takeo

After breakfast, depart from Kampot and bicycle through inspiring limestone karst scenery. See picturesque villages, including some ethnic Cham settlements, and endless rice fields

On arrival in Takeo you will check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You can walk along the waterfront promenade, ideal for a pleasant late afternoon sunset stroll.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
Kampot → Takeo90 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Takeo → Phnom Penh

After breakfast, visit a local orphanage managed by New Futures and learn more about their great educational work in the surrounding villages. Visit Tonle Bati on the banks of the river, where you will have time to explore the small Angkorian temples of Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau

Your next stop is the infamous Killing Fields, where Khmer Rouge prisoners were forcibly marched from Toul Sleng Prison in the city center and then executed. Nowadays it is a haunting memorial site, located in a beautiful and tranquil setting. Check-in to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
Takeo → Phnom Penh90 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Phnom Penh

After breakfast, today it is someone else's turn to do the cycling! Rest your legs as you are treated to a fun cyclo tour of Phnom Penh. See the city via this traditional mode of transport, and stop at the National Museum, which offers a charming setting for a comprehensive collection of Khmer artifacts. 

Continue to the nearby Royal Palace and the neighboring Silver Pagoda. Your cyclo driver will then take you to a local restaurant for lunch. Afterwards it is back in the cyclos as you are pedaled through Phnom Penh to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the infamous Khmer Rouge prison. 

Next stop is the Russian Market, an excellent place to buy some souvenirs. Later you will be taken back to your hotel, where you are free at leisure for the rest of the evening.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Phnom Penh → Kampong Cham

After breakfast, this morning you can choose to bicycle through the busy streets of Phnom Penh, or travel in the support vehicle until the traffic thins out. 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city, turn off the main road and enjoy a shady bike ride following the course of the Mekong River along a mostly unpaved, and at times bumpy, road toward the town of Kompong Cham

You will witness people busy with their everyday lives; cooking, cleaning, playing, and leading the cows to the river. Pass by cycling school kids, and see pagodas and monks. Watch the sun drying bright red chilies, pepper, rice and fish by the side of the road, and experience the river life of the mighty Mekong, which will keep coming in and out of view. 

There are plenty of shady and scenic spots for rest breaks, where curious locals are sure to say Hello. Kompong Cham retains a number of French influenced buildings and trader shop fronts, and given its small size the province is easy to explore by foot, which you are free to do after you have checked-in to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
Phnom Penh → Kampong Cham105 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Monorom VIP Hotel

Kampong Cham

day
10
Kampong Cham → Siem Reap

After breakfast, leave Kampong Cham. Turn off the main highway to bicycle on a road which gradually climbs through shady rubber plantations. 

After 75 kilometers you will reach the small town of Prey Thom Tratrav and rejoin the main highway. From here, you will travel in the support vehicle for the 150-kilometer (90 mile) drive to the market town of Dom Dek

Re-mount your bikes and cycle the 30 kilometers to the temple remains of Beng Mealea for a truly atmospheric experience. Afterwards, take the support vehicle for the final 70 kilometers to Siem Reap.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
Kampong Cham → Siem Reap105 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
11
Angkor Temples

After breakfast, begin your cycle exploration of the incredible Angkor temples. Today you will focus on the Small Circuit, which features great temples such as the Pyramid of Takeo, the jungle-clad Ta Prohm, made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster Tomb Raider, and Sras Srang, known as the King's Bathing Pond. 

See the impressive Royal City of Angkor Thom. After lunch, it is time to bike to the majestic Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious building. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to experience Siem Reap's lively nightlife and fine restaurants.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
40 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
12
Angkor Temples

After breakfast, cycle north towards Banteay Srei. During the trip you will see pleasant Cambodian countryside and friendly villagers. 

Stop off at a couple of villages to get a closer look at the wooden stilted homes and local life. On arrival at Banteay Srei, be struck by the delicate beauty of the elaborately-decorated temple, embellished with floral motifs and scenes from the Ramayana. Enjoy lunch at a local village nearby, after which you will cycle back towards Siem Reap. 

If there is still time left you can explore some of the temples on the Grand Circuit, such as Preah Khan, one of the largest temples at Angkor, and Neak Pean, surrounded by fountains and ponds; and Banteay Kdei

This evening, you will enjoy a hosted farewell dinner and mesmerizing Apsara dance performance.

Overnight at the hotel.

N
80 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
13
Siem Reap

After breakfast, 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. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Saigon
]

Au Lac 2 Hotel

Can Tho
]

Muong Thanh Can Tho Hotel

Chau Doc
]

Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

Ha Tien
]

River Hotel

Kampot
]

Rikitikitavi

Takeo
]

Alice Villa Hotel

Phnom Penh
]

Patio Hotel & Urban Resort

Kampong Cham
]

Monorom VIP Hotel

Siem Reap
]

Somadevi Angkor Hotel Spa

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3-4 pax
Double Sharing
5-6 pax
Double Sharing
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018$2795$2375$1985
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2766$2346$1956
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019$2806$2387$1996

Photos

Biking along rice terraces, Vietnam
Mekong Delta Canals, Can Tho
Cyclo, Phnom Penh
Ta Prohm, Angkor
Ben Thanh Market, Saigon
Oxen plowing fields, Mekong Delta
Cai Rang Floating Market
Mosque, Chau Doc
Salt Field, Kampot
Fishing boats, Kep
Tonle Bati, Takeo
Bamboo Bridge, Kampong Cham
Beng Mealea, Siem Reap
Sras Srang, Siem Reap
Killing Fields, Phnom Penh
Banteay Srei, Angkor

Map

Get Your Free Quote-You'll get an answer in less than 48h-