Khmer Empire Explorer by Bike
|Tour Cost||US$2,600||Single Supplement||US$490|
|Bike Hire||US$180||Total Cycling Distance||496 kilometres|
|Tour Grade||out of 5||Number of Days||13 days / 12 nights|
|Number of Cycling Days||8 full days, 2 half days.||Tour Meets||Ubon Ratchathani|
|Tour Ends||Siem Reap||Countries Visited||Thailand, Laos, Cambodia.|
|Group Size||Minimum 2. Maximum 16.||Minimum age on scheduled departures||18 years old|
- Day 1
- Arrive in Ubon Ratchathani and transfer to overnight at hotel on Mekong River.
- Day 2
- Cross the border to Laos and ride the coffee-growing region of the Bolaven Plateau. After a stop at the 200 m high Tad Fane waterfal we cycle to our tranquil resort in the middle of a coffee plantation. .
- Day 3
- A mostly downhill ride to an ethnic village and then on to lunch at the Tad Lo waterfall. A transfer takes us to Champasak and Wat Phu, our first Khmer Hindu temple complex of the tour.
- Day 4
- We cross the Mekong many times today. First to cycle on an island, then to see Phu Asa, a curious site of stone towers. Late in the afternoon we have a very short crossing to the island of Don Khone.
- Day 5
- Today we cycle from island to island, with the assistance of some boats. Hard to believe we are in the middle of a river!
- Day 6
- A rest day to chill out and enjoy the tranquil island of Don Khone.
- Day 7
- Cross the Laos-Cambodia border and cycle down the Mekong to Stung Treng.
- Day 8
- A unique opportunity to visit Preah Vihear, a Khmer temple listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uniquely situated at the top of a cliff it provides stunning vies of the Cambodian countryside.
- Day 9
- Today we ride from temple to temple in the ancient capital of Koh Ker. Many of these temples are still in the middle of the jungle and have not been touched, providing a different aspect to the Khmer Empire. We then transfer to Siem Reap.
- Day 10
- Today we take in the splendour that is the ancient capital of Khmer Empire, Angkor Temple complex. By bicycle is the best way to see these amazing structures.
- Day 11
- A longer cycle today through the countryside to see unique carvings in a river. One more temple has to be included as Banteay Srei is known for its intricate carvings.
- Day 12
- A change of pace today, we trade our bikes for kayaks as explore the floating villages on the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. A farewell dinner marks the end of exploration of the Khmer Empire. then back to Siem Reap to end our trip.
- Day 13
- Free time until onward travel.
Day 2 - Khong Jiam–Tad Fane–Sinook. +390 m/+347 m
Day 3 – Sinook-Tad Fane–Don Daeng (1). +74 m/+703 m
Day 3 – Sinook-Tad Fane–Don Daeng (2). +101 m/+96 m
Day 4 - Champasak-Don Khong (1).+291 m/-135 m
Day 4 - Champasak-Don Khong (2).+26 m/-28 m
Day 5 - Don Khong-Don Khone. +86 m/-91 m
Day 7 - Don Khone–Stung Treng. +289 m/-340 m
Day 8 - Stung Treng-Preah Vihear–Sra’em. +325 m/-266 m
Day 9 - Preah Vihear–Siem Reap. +345 m/-351 m
Day 10 - Siem Reap–Angkor–Siem Reap. +124 m/-124 m
Day 11 - Siem Reap-Kbal Spean-Banteay Srei–Siem Reap. +627 m/-454 m
Day 12 - Siem Reap–Kayaking Tonle Sap–Siem Reap. +36 m/-47 m
|Date||Availability||Price||Single Supplement||Bike Hire||Book|
|July 9, 2017||Available||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
|November 26, 2017||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
|December 24, 2017||Available||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
|January 7, 2018||Available||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
|February 25, 2018||Available||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
|July 8, 2018||Available||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
|November 25, 2018||Available||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
|December 23, 2018||Available||USD 2,600.00||USD 490.00||USD 180.00|
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Dear Spice Roads,
I am writing you again about my fabulous trip in Jan 2016 thru Laos, Cambodia, and into Thailand. Mr Bota Sin was our 2nd guide while in Cambodia. Mr. Bota Sin was a great guide! I will and have recommended him to my friends that wish to bike travel thru Cambodia.
He is attentive to all details, stays completely attuned to the needs of the biking group. For example, I was one of the back of the line riders and he made sure I was never alone or behind. He made sure we had frequent rest/food stops as the climate was much more humid and hotter than what we were used to. He is very educated and it was a pleasure to converse with him on a wide variety of subjects. His language skills are proficient!
Bota is very hard working, no detail too small to attend to, and never "off duty". Please include Mr Bota Sin as a guide in your tours. Your clients will be superbly taken care of and will have an incredible experience which will only keep clients coming to your tours! I know when I come back, I will ask for Mr Bota Sin and recommend him to my friends!
ps. this was my 3rd trip through Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, by bike. I can say due to the care of Mr Bota Sin, that it was one of my favorites!
Sheila Murphy - January 2016
The guides were well versed in Lao and Cambodia history and made sure we saw the important sites.
Gayle Lee - January 2016
Both Noy and Phea were excellent guides. Their knowledge really made the tour.
The extent of dirt road riding we did was really good. I really appreciated Noy taking us off the main road in the first day of riding in Laos.
Enjoyed all the back road riding and meeting the local people (we had some really nice encounters.)
Noy introduced me to lots of new fruits and taste sensations.
John Boon - January 2014
Overall the guides and support were excellent. The itinerary was educational. hotels were excellent, and the food was good. The willingness of the guides to discuss their homelands was essential and very interesting. Visitors really want to be educated about life in the countries toured as well as just to see the landscape.
Lew Cocke - January 2013
The Laos guide Ms Phaphaysone was excellent. She was keen, kept the bikes spotless, looked after us wonderfully.
The tour was a great experience. It enabled us to see the country and get to know the people and we were well away from the mass of tourists.
Roger Naylor - July 2012