Cultural Road from Hoi An to Siem Reap

Price from
US$ 2,750
Duration
14 Days/13 Nights
Distance
791 kilometres
Tour code
MCT-MHS
Next departure
03-Sep-2017
Number of Cycling Days 11 full
Average Distance Per Day: 72
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150 Km
Total Cycling Distance 791 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire US$ 185
Single Supplement US$ 470
Child Pricing N/A

All About this Tour

Riding along the Vietnamese coastline we visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hoi An, Southeast Asia’s major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries, and My Son, the ancient centre of the Cham civilization. We stop at My Lai for a somber tour of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War, then head into the central highlands, riding through scenic countryside before reaching Pleiku, home of the best coffee in Vietnam.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We meet in the charming town of Hoi An, which was one of Southeast Asia's major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries, for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Day 2

We ride to see My Son, the ancient centre of the Cham civilization. Although many of the temples were destroyed during the war, there is still enough of the archaeological site to impress most visitors.

Day 3

This morning we transfer from Hoi An toward Quang Ngai and begin our ride from a small village. The road is shaded by arching palm trees and surrounded by tended rice paddies. We stop at My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War.

Day 4

Today we leave the coast and head into the central highlands towards Quang Nam and on to Kon Tum. We have a pass to conquer today, Viloluk Pass (1000m above sea level) but then are rewarded with a 20 km descent.

Day 5

We cycle through Jarai and Bhanar villages and see their communal houses with very steep and tall roofs. Next on our route we enter tea and coffee plantations before reaching Pleiku, home of the best coffee in Vietnam.

Day 6

After breakfast we head to the border with Cambodia. Start riding to Banlung, one of the most far-flung of the Khmer provincial capitals and spend the night in the rustic surroundings of Terres Rouge Lodge.

Day 7

Day of relaxation to enjoy a morning market or take a picnic lunch and explore the mysterious crater lake of Boneng Yeak Laom or just enjoy staying at the lodge where we meet up for dinner.

Day 8

Get back in the saddle to Stung Treng province along a rustic highway.Ride through rice paddies and stop to enjoy the simple pleasures of rural life as we cycle towards the setting sun. Tonight, experience delicious Khmer food paired with very personalized service at Tonlé Tourism Training Center.

Day 9

Today we cycle through rural villages then board a boat at Kratie to enjoy an afternoon cruise on the Mekong River to see the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. At night, enjoy views of the Mekong from the roof top terrace of your hotel.

Day 10

We take a ferry across the Mekong to the town of Chhlong, ride through the French colonial houses and Buddhist pagodas. Then cycle up to Wat Han Chey, an 8th century pre-Angkorian temple, enjoy a picnic lunch and stunning views of the Mekong.

Day 11

We ride over dirt and tarmac roads along the Mekong to Kampong Thom, a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen River which hosts a magnificent Khmer temple site.

Day 12

Today we take a transfer to the rarely ancient bridge at Kampong. Later ride to Domdel village and transfer to Siem Reap, to our overnight hotel.

Day 13

This morning we start our bike ride to Angkor Wat complex and see the biggest religious Hindu edifice in the world. We also visit Tah Prohm, famous from the film Tomb Raider. We continue to Angkor Thom, Bayon temple and end our day with a beautiful sunset in the Angkor Park.

Day 14

You are free in the morning until we transfer you to the airport.

Additional journey information

Meets: Hoi An, Vietnam
Ends: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Fly in to: Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Fly out of: Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
Countries visited: Vietnam, Cambodia
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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