Day 1 - Arrival Bangkok - Ubon Ratchathani (D)
After leaving Bangkok, we fly to the border town Ubon Ratchathani near Laos.
Overnight in Ratchathani.
Day 2 - Ubon Ratchathani - Chong Mek - Don Daeng (B,L,D)
This morning we cross over to Laos and then transfer to Don Daeng, a tranquil island in the middle of the Mekong River. We will explore this lovely island by bike. (Cycling distance: 10-20 km or approx. 6-12 miles)
Overnight at Don Daeng
Day 3 - Don Daeng - Wat Phou - Don Daeng (B,L,D)
In the foothils of Champassak province we will ride to Wat Phou after crossing the Mekong River. This is a magnificent pre-Angkor empire, 3-tiered temple. . After exploring the Wat Phou (a "wat" is a temple complex of buildings) continue by bike to the old colonial town of Champassak. Late this afternoon return to Don Daeng and relax by the riverside or go for a swim. (Cycling distance: 40km or approx. 25 miles)
Overnight at Don Daeng.
Day 4 - Don Daeng - Xe Pian Protected Area - Don Daeng (B,L,D)
We reach Ban Muang village by boat and spend the day of cycling through local communities and beautiful scenery to Xe Pian, which is a nationally protected area. The area is home to a diversified mix of flora and fauna as well as many indigenous hill tribe communities. Return to Don Daeng early this evening. (Cycling distance: 60km or approx. 37 miles)
Overnight at Don Daeng.
Day 5 - Don Daeng - Don Khone (B,L,D)
For the last full day in Laos, we will explore the Si Phan Don area. Meaning '4000 islands' in the local language. This area of the Mekong river is filled with islands such as Don Khone which will seem like a step into the distant past. With few motorized vehicles and land rich with rice fields, this island is the perfect place for a short biking tour. As you cycle past old temples along the Mekong, you will experience the life of the residents whose major occupations farming rice and gathering the juice from the sugar palm trees.
Overnight in Don Khone
Day 6 - Don Khone - Lao / Cambodian Border (B,L,D)
As we enter Cambodia on our bikes, we will begin our tour of the lovely countryside and to the community of the O'Svay. Here is authentic Khmer rural life. A local Khmer family will provide lunch for us and here you will discover why the Cambodians are often referred to as "the friendliest people on the planet." Continue along rural roads to Stung Treng, wedged between the Sekong and Mekong Rivers. Dinner is a special treat as we support a charity restaurant for disadvantage locals. (Today's journey involves 77 km of cycling or approx. 47 miles)
Overnight in Stung Treng
Day 7 - Stung Treng - Kratie (B,L,D)
A power breakfast awaits you today as we prepare for a day of activities and a bike ride to the charming town of Kratie. We head south along rural roads where you will encounter more ox carts than car with the Mekong as our guide to Kratie.Cycle south along rural roads where your 'traffic' is likely to consist of ox carts, errant chickens, and smiling children. And, as always, the scenery of the Mekong is a gorgeous backdrop to the ride. Upon arrival in Kratie. We enjoy an afternoon cruise as we spot the endangered fresh water 'blue' dolphins that inhabit the area. (Today's journey involves 80-140 km of cycling or approx. 50-100 miles)
Overnight in Kratie.
Day 8 - Kratie - Kampong Cham (B,L,D)
As we peddle to Chhlong, you will be delighted to learn that there are few tourists along the way and even fewer bikers! From Chhlong, we continue to Kampong Cham stopping along the way at hilltop temples like Phnom Han Chay. Arrive this evening in Kampong Cham, a small tranquil and lovely riverside town. (Today's journey involves 72-125 km of cycling or approx. 45-78 miles)
Overnight in Kampong Cham.
Day 9 - Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom (B,L,D)
Leaving the Mekong River behind to cycle along paved roads to Kampong Thom. This journey takes you through rubber plantations and paddy fields and past many typical Khmer villages. Although long, today's ride is full of breathtaking views, glorious natural beauty and many friendly Khmer. (Cycling distance: 120km or approx. 74.5 miles)
Overnight in Kampong Thom.
Day 10 - Kampong Thom - Sambor Prei Kuk - Siem Reap (B,L,D)
As we traverse the small dirt roads we soon find ourselves beneath the towering fig trees of the glorious set of temples known as Sambor Prey Kuk, built between the CE6th and CE7th centuries. Unknown to most tourists, you most likely will be able to experience the temples all by yourself. We continue to the Cambodian former capital, Siem Reap, by car and by bike.Today's journey involve 96 km of cycling and approx. 55 miles)
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 11 - Siem Reap - Angkor - Siem Reap (B,L)
Siem Reap is the gateway to the Angkor Empire (from approx. CE710 to CE1300). Here we will discover a complex of hundreds of temples which are surrounded by patches of dense forest and rice fields. Spend the day exploring the temples, from the evocative smiling, chiseled faces of Bayon to the stunning carvings along the massive wall of the Terrace of the Elephants. End your day at Angkor Wat whose five iconic stone towers and extensive, ornate carvings will leave you in awe. (Today's journey involves 25 km of cycling or approx. 15.5 miles)
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12 - Siem Reap - Departure (B)
This morning is at your leisure for last minute shopping or sightseeing before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.
Tour Duration: 12Days / 11Nights
Tour Operates: All Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price: Available upon Request
Please note: the rates for our tours will vary depending upon your specific needs and the time of the year that you travel. Please inquire.
Our Thailand & Indochina Cycling Tour includes:
Accommodation as mentioned in the program
Meals as per mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner)
Local English speaking guides
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-condition vehicles
Boat-tour on the Tonle Sap Lake as mentioned
Entrance fee for mentioned visit
Our Thailand & Indochina Cycling Tour does NOT include the following:
Services and meals not mentioned
International and additional domestic flights incl. Taxes
Drinks, mini bar, and personal expences
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