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Cycling Vietnam to Cambodia will take you to BenTre, TraVinh, CanTho, ChauDoc and to Phnompenh Cambodia. A nice trip with combination of river cruise, bike along natural waterways, visit bird garden, Sam mountain hiking, boat trip to cat fish floating village. Then you will have a nice speed boat up the mekong to Phnompenh, capital of Cambodia.
Day 1. Saigon to BenTre and TraVinh.
Day 2: TraVinh to CanTho.
Day 3: CanTho to Chau Doc.
Day 4. ChauDoc to PhnomPenh – Cambodia.
Here is a boat trip to TraSu mangrove reserve near Cambodia border
Day 1: SaiGon to BenTre and TraVinh. (Lunch, dinner)
8:00 am Depature to BenTre and we cross Rach Mieu suspension bridge over the main Mekong river, a special province of coconut palm with lots of small winding canals lined with mangroves. We start riding on small country roads, feeling lost under the green coconut canopy. Our van pick us up for a short crossing HamLuong bridge to MoCay, a special district of coconut palm with lots of small winding canals lined with mangroves.
We continue cycling on village road, local ferry crossing at VamNuocTrong, on to DinhThuy, a war memorial of DongKhoi rebellion in 1960, 4k click to MoCay. Lunch break at a local restaurant serving ComTam – a broken rice with ribs. Then we bike a long Mocay canals, see local industry making fiber from coconut shells. We pass Cho Thom market and on a local road under coconut palm garden to NgaiDang and Camson. This special cement route 17k through local village from Mocay to Camson is our highlight of this day. Then we cross CamSon ferry to LongDuc, and have 7 click more to TraVinh.
Total cycling 40 ~ 60km O/n at CuuLong hotel. ***
Part of the ride here
Day 2: TraVinh to CanTho. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Tra Vinh is the homeland of Khmer people, and there are more than 250 Khmer pagodas in this province and over 300,000 Khmer inhabitants. The Khmer are the predominate minority in the Mekong Delta provinces. This morning we take time to discover beautiful Theravada pagodas like the historical Ba Om pond and Ang pagoda. Then we mount on our bike and cycle on country roads to TieuCan and keep on small path along rice paddies to CauKe, where we break for lunch.
In the afternoon we cycle to TraOn and on to MyHoa village and transfer to Cantho.
Total cycling 50 ~ 90km. O/n at West or Fortuneland hotel. ***
Day 3: CanTho to ChauDoc (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
This morning we depart by boat and explore the bustling Cai Rang floating market, one of the last authentic floating markets in Asia swirling with hundreds of boats zig-zagging on the river; we also cruise along small quiet winding waterways from CaiRang to PhongDien. We have chance to visit alocal rice husking mill, or a factory producing vermicelli etc. We then hop on our bikes for a 30k ride to ThoiLai and through the orchards to NongTruongSongHau. Our van will pick us up for a short transfer to LongXuyen for lunch .
In the afternoon, we will transfer to ChauDoc. Then we ride ~ 25k through rice paddies to Tra Su natural reserve. At TraSu forest, we take a boat trip to explore the picturesque mangroves and rare migratory birds. Back to ChauDoc for overnight. O/N at ChauPho / HanhPhat hotel.
Day 4: ChauDoc to PhnomPenh – Cambodia (Breakfast).
Morning tranfer to boat pier for departure at 8:00 am by speed boat to Phnompenh Cambodia. The cruise will pass amazing riverside market with all its bustling activity and smorgasbord of sounds, colors and smells. There are fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating homes. You will pass Vinhxuong / Kamsamnor border check point for Vietnam and Cambodia on the mekong river. Boat cruise end in Phnompenh around noon time. End of tour.
If you would like to have more cycling in Siemreap, please let us know in advance, thanks !!
Tour price for Cycling Vietnam to Cambodia:
Standard hotel: CuuLong ***, West ***, ChauPho / HanhPhat ***
Single supplement : 1,850.000 vnd ($US 80)
Not included: Insurance, Visa Cambodia, personal expenses.
Note: This itinerary can be reversed, so you can do cycling from Cambodia to Vietnam. Bike through the mekong delta and finish in Saigon. Let us know if you want a long ride Bangkok – Siemreap – Saigon via the mekong delta.
Bring your cycling short, it will be more enjoyable for long ride.
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