- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 16 days
- tour type Small group
- age requirement 14-79 yrs
- max group size 12
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-22361
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in Cambodian, English, Vietnamese
- Explore Angkor Wat by bicycle with a licensed guide
- Engage with local NGOs to learn about community development and social impact
- Cycle from Siem Reap to Saigon across the Mekong Delta
- Explore floating markets, cocoa farms, rice noodle factories and pepper farms
The journey will take you from Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Saigon, Vietnam, on a 16-day exploration of the uniqueness and the similarities between the two countries.
Social Cycles will help you engage with the local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and beneficiaries from a select project to understand the nuances of the rapidly developing nations. Alongside visits to sites of natural and cultural significance, such as Angkor Wat temples, the Mekong Delta and the floating markets, among other, you'll interact with everyday people trying to live and bring change to their communities.
Research what really happens on the ground and out in the villages with Social Cycles in a holiday that carefully balances ethical research and local impact with cycling and sightseeing.
Day 1: Arrival at Siem Reap
Day 2: Angor: Sunrise cycling around temples
Day 3: Battambang: Ride through rivers and villages
Day 4: Pursat: Adventure cycling over red dirt
Day 5: Phnom Penh: Cycling through riverside villages
Day 6: Phnom Penh: Visit Friends International, S-21 Genocide Museum
Day 7: Kampot: Riding out of Phnom Penh
Day 8: Kampot: The Bokor mountain cycle challenge
Day 9: Kampot: Salt field community
Day 10: Rach Gia: Cross over to Vietnam
Day 11: Can Tho: Cycling the Mekong Delta
Day 12: Can Tho: Floating markets, noodle factory and cocoa farms
Day 13: Ben Tre: More cycling & home stay
Day 14: Saigon: Cycling into the city
Day 15: Saigon: Visit Mekong Plus
Day 16: Saigon: Departure day
- Arrival airport transfer
- All accommodation
- Full bicycle hire
- Most dinners & breakfast as per the itinerary
- Expert, English-speaking guides
- Visit at minimum three local NGOs in Cambodia & Vietnam
- Full support vehicle for the ride with water and fruits, and a standby mechanic
- Multiple field trips to villages and communities
- Entry to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh & Mekong Delta floating market tours
- Single Supplement
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Departure airport transfer
- Optional NGO donation of US$150
- Personal expenses
- Drinks with meals
- Tips and gratuities
- Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section of the itinerary
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationThe distances between one hotel to the next can be extensive so we have cherry picked the best part to cycle in between, but it may only be 40 to 60 km of the route. Each Social Cycles tour is fully supported so there is an opportunity for riders to take a rest in the van. Our goal is to show the beauty of travelling Cambodia and Vietnam by bicycle, and not to rack up thousands of kilometers. Therefore, our style is recreational and casual. We aim to cater to beginner and intermediate recreational cyclists, not professionals or Strava enthusiasts.
Is Cambodia a family-friendly destination?
Home to diverse settings and friendly people, Cambodia is fascinating for all ages. The colorful markets of Phnom Penh, the floating markets of Mekong and the Sangkae, and the Cambodian temples hidden in lush greenery will interest anyone. Cambodia’s rich culture, tragic war history, and selection of museums are intriguing for the family.
What is the best time to visit Cambodia?
The high season for tourism in Cambodia is from December to March. While Cambodia's weather is hot and humid all year round, it gets exceptionally hot in April and May. So, visiting the country during these months is not recommended. For additional information, check our post on the best time to visit Cambodia.
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Is English widely spoken in Cambodia?
Cambodian Khmer is the most spoken language in the country. However, certain minority groups speak English. Most people in the tourist industry and affluent cities such as Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville can converse in English to a certain extent. Knowing a few local phrases would be helpful if you plan to explore the country's less-known areas.
How to plan an Asia tour?
Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country.
After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.