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Cycle through 3 countries, discover awe-inspiring ancient monuments and explore incredible Angkor by bike.
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13 nights accommodation, all breakfasts, 10 lunches and one dinner, transport and listed activities, local bike hire and Exodus tour leader throughout
From the bustling streets of Bangkok, to the serene tranquillity of the shimmering paddy fields, to the magnificence of Angkor’s temples, we see a little piece of everything these amazing countries have to offer. In Vietnam we enter the Mekong Delta, a spectacular patchwork of rice paddies and waterways. Our journey climaxes in Saigon where the frenetic pace and vibrant street life contrasts starkly with the rural areas we have cycled through.
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Chance to explore the fertile Mekong Delta and Saigon, Vietnam's most vibrant city.
Experience a taste sensation with mouth-watering Thai, Khmer and Vietnamese cuisine.
Cycle among jungle-covered Ta Prohm, with the roots of the Fromagier trees clinging to the ancient stones.
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Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the hotel.
This morning we transfer south out of Phnom Penh to the town of Takeo. Once border formalities have been completed we meet our Vietnamese leader and cycle approximately 30km to Chau Doc. Ride approx 70km. (B)
Ride along lovely quiet backroads, lined with small villages and dwellings, towards Vinh Long. Leaving the bikes on the mainland, we take a boat to reach our homestay on an island in the Mekong Delta, known as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam. Ride approx 50km. (B,D)
We leave by boat, stopping en route for a look at the Cai Be floating market. Here large boats moor up in the Mekong River, weighed down with fruit and veg produce. We continue by bus to Cai Lay where we take a scenic ride through fruit orchards and along the Mekong riverbank and travel to Saigon. Ride approx 35km. (B)
The whole day is free to explore Saigon, do some shopping and to relax. There are a number of interesting things to see - Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral , War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels. (B)
Free morning. Trip finishes at checkout. (B)
Early morning transfer to Khao Yai N.P, the start point of our cycling. Our route follows minor roads, byways and the occasional dirt trail as we skirt Khao Yai, which translates as 'the Big Mountain'. We will pass through small villages, past monasteries and paddy fields. Continuing the ride along country back roads we arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon. Ride approx. 60 km. (B)
Today we follow minor roads through Thai rural landscapes including rubber and eucalyptus plantations as well as tapioca and rice fields, there are a few easy rolling hills, but the route is mostly flat. The ride ends when we join a busier road before driving the final short distance to the town of Sa Keaw by bus. Ride approx. 67km. (B)
Leaving our hotel early in the morning, we ride towards the beautiful Pang Sida National Park, where we can stop by a reservoir for a swim and a view of the untouched jungle on the other side. We will stop for lunch at a wildlife sanctuary before carrying on cycling on quiet, but well-maintained scenic roads on the way to Aranyaprathet, 10km from the Cambodian border. Ride approx. 89km. (B)
After breakfast, cross into Cambodia and drive to Siem Reap. This afternoons ride from Siem Reap cycles past Wat Athvea a modern temple in the grounds of the ruins of an Angkorian temple finishing up at a market and picnic area outside of Siem Reap. Ride approx 35-40km. (B)
Our cycle tour today will include the jungle-covered Ta Prohm, with the amazing roots of the Fromagier trees clinging to the ancient stones; the largest complex of Angkor Thom, which includes the Terrace of the Leper Kings; the famous Bayon temple, and of course the incredible Angkor Wat, with its huge moat, long causeway and massive towers - it is the largest temple complex in Asia. Ride approx 20-25km. (B)
Our route today takes us past paddy fields, and through pretty villages and to Banteay Srei which was built in the 10th century and contains some of the finest examples of Khmer sculpture. In the afternoon as we cycle back to Siem Reap we can stop and visit a few of the less visited Angkor temples. Ride approx 70 km, if riding the full distance to and from Banteay Srei. (B)
Today we take a bus journey to Phnom Penh. We will have a couple of stops, one in the town Skuon, which is known for its local delicacy of fried spiders. (B)
During our stay we visit the the Genocide Museum, which is the former Khmer Rouge prison known as S-21 or Tuol Sleng, in the centre of the city and 'The Killing Fields' - a mass grave and execution site for the former inmates of S-21. Later, tour the Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda. (B)
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