Khmer Empire Explorer by Bike
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Khmer Empire Explorer by Bike

This unique cycling tour traces some of the far reaches of the Khmer Empire while also following the Mekong River from Thailand, through Southern Laos and into Cambodia, providing a perfect setting to experience the cultural heritage and scenic highlights of these three countries.
Our tour begins in Thailand but we quickly cross into Laos and first head up to the Bolaven Plateau, the coffee growing area of Laos, before heading south, where we see our first Khmer Hindu temple complex, Wat Phu. This temple is unique in that elements were bathed in water from a mountain spring. Heading further south we go island hopping and observe the daily lives of the farmers in the paddy fields and the fishermen on the Mekong River. We spend some time dolphin spotting and relaxing on an island in the middle of the Mekong before crossing into Cambodia.
After one more night on the Mekong we head to Preah Vihear, arguably the Khmer Hindu temple which has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire. Next we wind our way to Siem Reap, stopping en route to see the unique pyramid temple at the ancient capital of Koh Ker. Then it's time to explore by bike the Khmer Empire’s greatest legacy, the amazing Angkor complex which bears testimony to the immense power and wealth, as well as the variety of belief systems that the empireit patronized over time - Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism.
Tour At A Glance
Tour Cost US$2,600 Single Supplement US$490
Bike Hire US$180 Total Cycling Distance 496 kilometres
Tour Grade 3 out of 5 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
Khmer Empire Explorer by Bike