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Vietnam Cultural Discovery

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Saigon to Bangkok by Bike and Boat
Overview | Itinerary

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    This tour takes in three of South East Asia's most diverse and fascinating countries. Commencing in Saigon we head into Vietnam's rice bowl and the Mekong Delta. This fascinating area is flat and lush and is quite unlike anywhere else in Vietnam and with it mix of Khmer and Vietnamese people make this a diverse and interesting region to explore.

    Our entry into Cambodia is by boat as we head up one of Asia's great rivers, the Mekong, to Phnom Penh. Enjoy the French colonial charms of Phnom Penh before cycle out of Phnom Penh to Kampong Chhang where we board boats and cross the Tonle Sap to reach the breathtaking Angkor Wat.

    One of the highlights is, of course, riding amongst a thousand years of history at Angkor and we explore the extraordinary temple complexes.

    After the wonders of Angkor we head to the faded colonial city of Battembang. This sleepy backwater city is well worth a visit and we arrive in time to explore. We are now just a short distance to Thailand.

    We cross into Thailand at a small immigration point that nestles in the small mountains that separate Thailand from Cambodia. We then ride the short way to the main road where we transfer to the beach and a well earned rest.

    A truly great tour through the heart of SE Asia.

    TRIP PROFILE

    We ride just over 550km on road surfaces that are mixed. Most of the riding in all three countries is on flat terrain through interesting countryside.

    We ride a combination of good quality tarmac, wide dirt tracks and broken roads that are sometimes badly potholed but easily navigable by bike. Although we cover some long distances we usually only ride for four or five hours a day. There is a lot to see along the way as we ride alongside rivers and rice fields0.

    We spend a three of days travelling by boat, giving variety and a chance for weary legs to recover.

    Experienced riders will find the distances long enough to challenge them, while less experienced riders are easily able to travel at a more relaxed pace.

    Overview

    Total Distance: 557 Kilometres
    Number of Days: 14 days / 13 nights
    Number of Cycling Days: Six full-days and two half-days.
    Road Surface: The road surfaces are mixed with a combination of good quality tarmac, wide dirt tracks and broken roads that are sometimes heavily potholed.
    Support:
    Group Size: Minimum 2. Maximum 16.
    Staff: International cycling leader (for groups of 8 or more), plus a local cycling guide plus drivers and assistants for all groups. Groups of 2-7 will be led by our local guide and support team.
    Accommodation: 5 nights 3-star hotels, 6 nights tourist class hotels, 2 nights guesthouses. All hotels have en suite facilities and a/c, except 1 nights fan and shared facilities. Whenever possible we try to use hotels with charm and local character.
    Food: All meals are included except 1 Dinner, 1 lunch and 1 breakfast.

    Difficulty: moderate

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