Backroads Cycling From Phnom Penh To Ho Chi Minh Tour 7Days (15)
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Backroads Cycling From Phnom Penh To Ho Chi Minh Tour 7Days (16)

Backroads Cycling From Phnom Penh To Ho Chi Minh Tour 7Days

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Backroads Cycling From Phnom Penh To Ho Chi Minh Tour 7Days

Cycling from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh The border crossing (Phnom Penh, Takeo, Chau Doc, Can Tho, Tra Vinh, My Tho, Ho Chi Minh) at Phnom Den is quiet and easy crossing. The next town Takeo is the less visited which has much history homed to the First Capital of Khmer Empire known as Funan. Then home to the Khmer Rouge General Commander known as Ta Mok.
Exploring the Mekong Delta, visit the bustling city of Phnom Penh ruins complex on the back road. The starting point can be Ho Chi Minh City to suit some who wish to travel in Vietnam first. We can help to arrange pre and post tour accommodations at competitive price.

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    • Group Size Small Group
      16
    All about the Backroads Cycling From Phnom Penh To Ho Chi Minh Tour 7Days.

    Cycling from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

    The border crossing at Phnom Den is quiet and easy crossing. The next town Takeo is the less visited which has much history homed to the First Capital of Khmer Empire known as Funan. Then home to the Khmer Rouge General Commander known as Ta Mok.

    Exploring the Mekong Delta, visit the bustling city of Phnom Penh ruins complex on the back road. The starting point can be Ho Chi Minh City to suit some who wish to travel in Vietnam first. We can help to arrange pre and post tour accommodations at competitive price.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    – Accommodation in sharing room, guesthouse in Takeo
    – Transportation for transfer and tour
    – Support van for, cool box, back up service
    – Cycling experienced guide
    – Full board meals (breakfasts, lunch and dinner)
    – Boat ticket Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
    Note: In case the boat is not running, we will arrange the transfer by van with some extra cycling
    – All entrance fee and temple pass

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    – International Flights
    – Departure Tax $25 (international)
    – Visa Fees $30 (issued on arrival) for Cambodia, for Thailand and Vietnam, please check with us.
    – Alcoholic, and other beverages
    – Tips for guides & drivers.
    – Personal travel insurance
    – Any services not mentioned in itinerary

    1. Day 1 Phnom Penh Arrival (D)

      On arrival at Po Chen Tong Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred tohotel. The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh lies near the confluence of theMekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. This riverside town still maintains considerablecharm despite its recent turbulent history. An afternoon city tour acquaints uswith some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palaceare now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. Atthe northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacredtemple in the country. We follow it with a walk up to a small hill for uninteresting visit to the legendary Wat Phnom and a fantastic view over the surrounding areas. O/N in Phnom Penh.

    2. Day 2 Phnom Penh (35 km)

      Breakfast at the hotel. Today be guided through this bustling city to explore the main sights by bike, including Wat Phnom and Cheung Ek killing field. PhnomPenh has got more than 1 million population and the traffic has become verybusy now. There is another option to visit the city by van. In the afternoon,visit the Independence Monument, Tuol Sleng Museum and Russian Market. Overnightin Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)

    3. Day 3 Phnom Penh – Takeo (67km)

      After breakfast. Transfer 15km out of the busy traffic in Phnom Penh. Begin tocycle to visit Ta Phrom and Yeary Pov temples (12 century). Take a break forwater and snack before heading to Phnom Chisor to visit the hill top 11thcentury temple. Enjoy packed lunch overlook the scenery of the countryside. Afternoon,cycle to Takeo passing Ta Mok’s house, the former general commander of theKhmer Rouge. Takeo is a less visited town with much relation to the pasthistory. Board on the boat for sunset to Phnom Da to visit the hill top templeformer the capital of Khmer Empire in the early century known as Funan. Overnight in Mittapheap Guesthouse. (B,L,D)

    4. Day 4 Takeo-Chau Doc (78km)

      Early breakfast. Fill in water and check visa for Vietnam one more time asVietnam visa has to be done in advance. Cycle 53km to Phnom Den border crossingpoint. Take a break in half way for water stop. After immigration, say goodbyeto our Cambodian driver. Lunch at the local restaurant at the border. Afterlunch, cycle to discover along the Mekong Delta road into the beautiful greencountryside. Along the way you will see rice fields and water buffalos nearbythe road. Arrive in Chau Doc, those with energy to spare can climb Sam Mountain for sunset! Dinner and overnight in Chau Doc. (B,L,D)

    5. Day 5 Chau Doc – Can Tho (50km+cycling)

      After breakfast, we leave for the floating houses on upper Mekong river by boatwhere we can see plenty of catfishes, red snappers… breeding under right theirhouses. What is an amazing life! Then keep boating to visit the Cham villagewith about 12.000 people who those are weaving sarongs, hats…by hands askeeping their ancestral tradition. Walk to the mosques that Muslims pray andteach Cham kids in Arabic for a while. Then we start cycling along incrediblecountry roads from Chau Doc to Bachuc along the border, or re-trace back totriton (depending on road conditions). The cycling starts to gently undulateand mountains begin to loom as you ride out off Chau Doc. The presence of Thnottrees indicates the growing proximity to Cambodia and the local people speakVietnamese as their second language. This afternoon, you will cycle to the killing fields of Vietnam at Bachuc, where Polpot’s regime massacred over 3,000Vietnamese in 1978. Dinner and overnight in Can Tho. (B,L,D)

    6. Day 6 Cantho – Travinh (80km+cycling)

      After breakfast, there will be time to explore side tracks and trails as thecycling distance today is not far. This gives a great first impression of the“heart of Mekong”. We take first short boat trip to Vinh Long, one of thefamous fruits town in Mekong. Then you bike along narrow country lanes, easydirt tracks and trails. This biking is at its most glorious-through tinyorchards, witness colorful life along the riverside, pedal pass picturesquedelta homes, pause to chart with welcoming villagers, clack across innumerable wooden bridges. Cross narrow canals on a local sampan, before finishing at the main ferry for a refreshing boat trips across the expansive Co Chien River.Ride final few km to the very pretty Khmer town of Tra vinh. Overnight in Tra vinh.(B,L,D)

    7. Day 7 Travinh – Mytho – Ho Chi Minh (50km+ cycling)

      After breakfast, start with a section of biking cuts off road onto gravel anddirt lanes, and weaves around hamlets, across water channels, and through quietdense vegetation. This makes for superb biking after a ferry across the grapingexpanse of Cochien river from Travinh, the pretty tree lined town with a large-population of ethnic Khmer.  Then anothersection of crossing rivers and canals by numerous, ubiquitous, fascinating ferries, we bike through the route takes us through narrow roads and lanes,past banana plantations, fields of sugar cane, through the lush green landscape of the delta. The ride lead us right into the heart of the rural Mekong beforearriving at Mytho – the gateway of the Mekong delta to end our cycling trip.From Mytho, we transfer a couple of hours to Ho Chi Minh City to avoid the bus ytraffic. Tour Ends

      Road Surface: This tour follows asphalt roads, dirt road passing the countryside and the rice field. The back road along the river and village is small but good enough for cycling, less busy. A little bit sandy.

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    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:
    When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.

    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Our Accommodations

    Our Homestays

    Bicycle Advice

    Suitable Bicycle. MTB, Touring Bike, Cyclocross/Gravel bike.

    At JET we hold firmly to the opinion that using your own bike, the bike on which you feel at home and comfortable is the finest way to enjoy a cycling adventure.

    Most kinds of bicycle, except light-weight racing bikes are suitable for this tour: touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids or cyclocross bikes are all fine. Road conditions vary from asphalt to gravel and some hard packed dirt tracks. Tyre’s from 35mm in width upwards will be fine but we recommend 40mm on 700c and 2” on 26” wheels as a minimum.

    South East Asia is generally a warm place so the ability to carry one or two water bottles is essential (either on your bike or in a backpack). Our back-up vehicle carries water and tools although for those competent with tools bringing your own pump, puncture kit, and multi took is recommended as it would speed up repairs and minor adjustments. If bringing your own bike please bring along a few spare spokes that fit your wheels (please note that different wheels have different size spokes). If your bike has disk brakes or hub gears please bring any components that you feel may be necessary. We carry some spares for our hire bikes but we cannot guarantee that we will have any tubes other than 26” car type valves. Tyres and tubes other than 26” can be difficult to come by in many parts of the world so please make sure you have spares. If in doubt please ask at your local bike shop. A means of carrying your camera, sunblock etc is also useful – either an on-bike bag, handlebar or saddlebag for example, or a lightweight day-pack.

    Recommendation: Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    ESSENTIAL! Please be sure that your bicycle is in perfect condition before you leave home. Again, if in doubt please consult your local bike shop.

    Rental Bicycles

    If you wish to hire a bicycle for the duration of your holiday with us we can arrange for the hire of good quality cycles from our in-country agent. Typically these bikes are mountain bikes, often Trek 4 series or similar. Please request a hire bike at the time of booking, fields to do so are on the booking form. Payment for hire bikes can be made with the balance of the tour payment or in cash on arrival.

    Rental Bicycle Recommendation. Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    Our Accommodations:

    When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.
    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country and will help you to connect with the villagers you meet along the way.

    For groups of 5+ people a bike mechanic will join the group. Whilst not a master of linguistics, our technical team always make an effort to form a bond with the group and provide not just mechanical support, but additional encouragement to those who may find themselves at the back of the group. Our drivers support the group by ensuring that the freshest fruit and tastiest snacks are picked up along the way.

    Our support team:
    Our support team carry your luggages and provide a nice place for tea and coffee break on the route ( 20 – 25 km for each stage). Our staff will make any running repairs on your bikes. Once riding we keep you stop with water, fruits, soft drinks and snacks, energy bars, and we make sure you get a nice cold towle drink with cold towel as well. Prepare picnic lunch enroute for cyclis,.at the end of cycling day, we make sure you will enjoy good meal, clean and prepare bike for next days.

    An air conditioned backup support vehicle is always available in case you want a break from riding, and to carry your luggage.

    The international profile of Local Traditional food has increased over the last two decades with very good reason. A cuisine that has evolved with the culture and landscape of Vietnam provides for an astounding level of variety from south to north. Each town and city has its own subtle twist on iconic dishes and some of their own creations. Our leaders are passionate about their food and look forward to taking you on a culinary adventure in unison with your cycling adventure. Included meals are listed in the day by day itinerary, and drinking water is always included with meals. Any soft or alcoholic drinks are not included and will be at your own expense.

    Energy bars and local snacks are provided to keep your energy levels up for the riding, and clean water and electrolyte drinks are always available to keep you well hydrated.

    This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers. And we limit the group size to only 16 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

    There is no surcharge for single travellers – we will match you with another same sex single traveller. If you want a single room there is a an optional upgrade that you can book.

    This tour is 100% operated by Journey Expedition Travel. The guides are our full time employees, the hotels booked by our local office staff, and the bikes are part of our fleet of over 300 bikes. We are not outsourcing any element of this tour so you can be assured of 100% Journey Expedition Travel quality.

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