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Trip offered by Laurence Travel expert in Cambodia

Description

Are you looking for an unusual vacation, adventure and meeting with local populations? This tour in Cambodia, Asia, is maybe the trip and vacation for you! This is in fact an exclusive itinerary that can be tailored to you needs, along an original track that will make you discover the heart of Cambodia on a bike.

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Are you looking for an unusual vacation, adventure and meeting with local populations? This tour in Cambodia, Asia, is maybe the trip and vacation for you! This is in fact an exclusive itinerary that can be tailored to you needs, along an original track that will make you discover the heart of Cambodia on a bike.

On a north-south route over 600 km long, from Angkor city to the beaches of the south, you will visit enchanting archaeological sites and villages where you'll meet the Cambodian people, sometimes even sleeping in their homes. It will be a personal challenge on two wheels, across the bucolic ricefields of Kampot province and much else.

Here are the highlights of this bike tour:

  • Visit to the marvellous archaeological sites of Bantey Srei and world-famous Angkor Wat
  • Bike crossing of the verdant cardamom forest
  • Visit to fabulous Phnom Kulen waterfalls and Kirirom park
  • Visit to the capital city Phnom Penh

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Siem Reap
    Day 1
    Siem Reap

    Arrive in Siem Reap and check in to the hotel.

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  • 2
    Bantey Srei - Phnom Kulen
    Day 2
    Bantey Srei - Phnom Kulen

    This morning you'll mount your bikes to start your adventure on two wheels, heading to Phnom Bok hill. You'll then reach Banteay Srei temple, known as the citadel of women, built in the 10th century. You will cross remote villages along a dirt road.

    The challenge begins with the climb to Phnom Kulen, on dirt pebble tracks (+350). You'll take the only road that leads to the top of this sacred mountain across the jungle. Stop over at the waterfall for a swim. After the break you'll continue to the top, where you'll spend the night in a local home. (Track and dirt road/ 30 km / Kulen challenge +40 km; +350 m).

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  • 3
    Phnom Kulen
    Day 3
    Phnom Kulen

    Day in Phnom Kulen, time to enjoy the waterfalls and the natural landscape. Overnight in a local home. 

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  • 4
    Phnom Kulen - Beng Mealea - Siem Reap
    Day 4
    Phnom Kulen - Beng Mealea - Siem Reap

    Visit Beng Mealea, a temple in the same style as Angkor Wat, situated 40 km away to the east from Angkor main complex. Transfer to Siem Reap and overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 5
    Siem Reap /Angkor
    Day 5
    Siem Reap /Angkor

    Today you'll visit the majestic archaeological site of Angkor, with its marvellous temples that have made it the symbol of Cambodia. Today it is the largest religious monument in the world and is protected by Unesco. Originally designed as a Hindu temple, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. Overnight in a hotel. 

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  • 6
    Siem Reap - Sihanoukville - Cardamom
    Day 6
    Siem Reap - Sihanoukville - Cardamom

    Today you'll move to the cardamom forest where your bike adventure continues, stopping in Sihanoukville, a picturesque port city with beautiful beaches overlooking the Gulf of Siam. Overnight in a local home in the area of the cardamom forests. 

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  • 7
    Cardamom forest
    Day 7
    Cardamom forest

    Today you'll ride through the lush cardamom forest, getting an insight on its wildlife. Overnight in a guesthouse. 

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  • 8
    Chi Phat - Cardamom
    Day 8
    Chi Phat - Cardamom

    Your bike tour continues discovering the cardamom forest, crossing the picturesque village of Chi Phat and meeting the local population. Overnight in a guesthouse.

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  • 9
    Kirirom National Park
    Day 9
    Kirirom National Park

    The journey into the cardamom forest ends today. You will join the group truck to head towards Kampong Chhnang and Kirirom National Park. You will arrive at foot of Kirirom mountain. Again you will mount your bike to proceed on your adventure, crossing small paths at the foot of the mountain, discovering several villages and crossing ricefields. After this short ride you will start the climb.

    The landscapes will multiply: coniferous forests, tropical vegetation and rivers. Following a dirt track you'll reach the plateau situated at 400 meters above sea level. The view overlooks the ricefields, allowing you to really enjoy this park in all its beauty and to notice the little bamboo huts of the inhabitants. Pic-nic with the opportunity to bathe in the river.

    Time for some rest on a hammock and then you'll be back on the tracks through the forest. You'll be descending gradually and finally find the verdant ricefields of the Cambodian countryside. Overnight in a hotel with swimming pool. (500m difference in altitude - 40 km by bicycle).

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  • 10
    Kirirom National Park
    Day 10
    Kirirom National Park

    Today will be spent exploring Kirirom National Park on a bike. 

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  • 11
    Kirirom - Kampot
    Day 11
    Kirirom - Kampot

    In the morning you will get on your bike to continue on your route across the countryside. You'll cross the bridge on Kampot river. Ricefields and fruit plantations will be part of the landscape. You'll arrive in Kampot and then explore the neighbourhoods of the old colonial city before checking into your riverside bungalow.

    In the late afternoon you can bathe in the river. To top off the day, your guide will offer you a well-deserved drink. Overnight in a bungalow (50 km).

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  • 12
    Kampot - Kep - Kampot
    Day 12
    Kampot - Kep - Kampot

    Visit Kep, a seaside town near the Vietnamese border. Return to Kampot and overnight. 

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  • 13
    Kampot - Takeo - Phnom Penh
    Day 13
    Kampot - Takeo - Phnom Penh

    Today you'll travel to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, stopping over in Takeo, a city which is known for the production of silk. Arrive in the capital and overnight. 

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  • 14
    Phnom Penh
    Day 14
    Phnom Penh

    Transfer to the airport and departure.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Meals in a local home as shown in the program
    • Transport and transfer as per program
    • Specialized guide
    • Entries to sites and museums (except Angkor, $ 20 / pers.)
    • Mountain bike, helmet, map, support vehicle

    Price does not include

    • Tips
    • Extras
    • Optional activities
    • Everything which is not shown in "the price includes" section
    • International flights

    Min. 4 people