Cambodia Heritage by Bicycle

Price from
US$ 1,495
Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Distance
237 km
Tour code
KHM-CHB
Next departure
18-Dec-2017
Number of Cycling Days 7
Average Distance Per Day: 34
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 141
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 237 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Included
Single Supplement US$ 285

All About this Tour

On this tour we explore the history and culture of Cambodia by bicycle, starting as far back as the 7th Century. Our ride starts in Phnom Phen, the capital city of Cambodia since the French colonization of Indochina, once known as the "Pearl of Asia." From here we ride through the scenery of Cambodia's countryside to Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia from 1618 to 1866. We ride to the hills of Phnom Oudong to see a variety of chedis and stupas built in traditional Khmer style.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We meet in the morning for a bicycle tour of Cambodia's capital city that has managed to retain its colonial charm. We begin our cycle along the colourful riverfront to the Royal Palace, continue to the National Museum where you'll get a superb introduction to Khmer history.

Day 2

We head to Phnom Preah Reach or Oudong Mountain, once the capital of Cambodia. This ride gives us a chance to see rural Cambodia followed by a picnic lunch at a local Khmer house. Then we explore the recent dark history of Cambodia in Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide.

Day 3

We transfer to Kampong Thom where we'll cycle through the ancient temple site of Sambor Prey Kuk. Visit one of the oldest temple sites in Cambodia constructed in the 7th century and have a beautiful ride through rice paddy fields and small villages with many locals greeting us as we cycle by.

Day 4

Today we'll immerse ourselves into the 12th Century when the reign of the Khmer's extended far and wide. We cycle to the entrance of Angkor Wat and start our visit of the many temples at Ta Prohm, famous from the film Tomb Raider, and deliberately left by French conservationists in the same condition as it was discovered.

Day 5

We cycle through rural countryside to Banteay Srei temple which has the best preserved bas-reliefs and other stone carvings in Cambodia. After a local lunch we put the bikes aside for a 3 km moderate trek uphill through the jungle to a river bed with submersed carvings and a beautiful waterfall

Day 6

We rise early to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat and then we start riding to the Rolous group. Then we have the afternoon free to explore the old market, or to just rest by the pool at your hotel. We meet again late afternoon for a sunset cruise and see the floating village.

Day 7

After breakfast we go for a short cycle through bucolic scenery of Siem Reap Countryside to the Silk Farm of Phouk, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process. We return to the hotel by vehicle and say our final good byes after lunch.

Additional journey information

Meets: Phnom Penh
Ends: Siem Reap
Fly in to: Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)
Fly out of: Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
Countries visited: Cambodia
Minimum age: 14 (on scheduled departures)

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