You will meet your fellow cyclists at the hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and can bond over dinner at the delightful Temple Club Restaurant.
You’ll start your first cycle in Cai Be, which leads to the Mokong Delta. Today you’ll cross sugar cane fields and banana plantations to get to the centre of Mekong. Cycle down narrow lanes and through twisty hamlets. Cross the river and you’ll have reached Tra Vinh, a town surrounded by forest.
Today you’ll get a true feel of Vietnam. Immerse yourself in temples and small villages, filled with fishermen going about their daily lives. These rural roads leading to Can Tho will give you a sense of calm and serenity.
First you’ll visit Cai Rang a village with a unique feature, its floating market. Today’s views vary from rural landscape to mountains which get closer as you cycle to Ba Chuc. You’ll visit the Killing Fields of Vietnam, used by the Khmar Rouge to execute 3,000 civilians during the brutal regime. Those feeling adventurous have the option of climbing Sam Mountain in time to watch the sun set.
Take a break from cycling today and enjoy a cruise along the Mekong River. Observe the locals going about their daily tasks and your cruise takes you to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.
Today you’ll have the morning to explore Cambodia’s bustling capital city, then in the afternoon cycle to Oudong, the former capital. You’ll complete a mini workout climbing the 400 steps, but the view of rural Cambodia will make it all worthwhile.
This morning you’ll visit one of the oldest temples in Cambodia, Sambor Prey Kuk. Built in the 7th century, the site is covered by trees and plants. After a picnic lunch it’s time to get back onto your bike and cycle through paddy fields and villages to Siem Reap.
Cycle to the magnificent Angkor Wat, classed as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. You’ll also have a look round Ta Prohm, filming location for the film Tomb Raider. The beauty of this temple lies within it being completely untouched. You’ll see the Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, a series of faces carved out of stone and the Terrace of the Elephants. After lunch you’ll have saved the best until last, the jaw dropping Angkor Wat. Tonight you’ll have your farewell dinner in Siem Reap.
After breakfast you’ll have some free time to explore Siem Reap, it’s time to depart after an incredible trip.
Exploring Vietnam & Cambodia gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in 2 wonderful countries, each with its own turbulent and fascinating history. From the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh to the tranquil roadside hamlets of Cambodia, cycling through this incredible region will take your breath away.