Cycling Adventure from Laos Border to Siem Reap 7 day

Highlights

  • Explore rural Cambodia on bicycle
  • Learn about the history and culture of the region in the company of our friendly guide
  • Camping on Mekong beach
  • Watch Irrawaddy river dolphins by kayak
  • Witness mighty Mekong falls that thwarted the grand designs of French imperialists
  • Kayak through Mekong flooded forests
  • Explore Ramsar Wetlands and its biodiversity
  • Dive into Khmer culture with a homestay

Schedule details

  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
  • Pickup location: Pick-up from Laos border.
  • Pickup time: 8.00 AM
  • Drop off location: Drop-off at any centrally located hotels in Siem Reap.
  • Distance: 380 Km cycling & 28 Km kayaking
  • Activities: Cycling, Walking & Kayaking Tours, Dolphin Watching Tours, and Camping Tours
  • Trip code: CMTT6
  • Group size: 1-20

Itinerary

Day 1: Border-Stung Treng (B/L/-)
Pick up at border transfer to Ou Svay, kayak through the flooded forests a Ramsar Wetlands which supports a large variety of birds along the river. Enjoy the remoteness of the area feeling completely at one with nature. Once you began kayaking, the scenery is immediately dramatic and shows many large trees sticking out of the water with their roots grown into the direction of the Mekong currents. The small islands appear everywhere around. In the wet season the water levels are higher and you will not see many islands. After a while, you will arrive in a little community called Veun Sien. This community is incredibly poor and only accessible by boat. Your visit will certainly leave an impact here. Explore the village by foot for a while to relax. Stop near the village of Veun Sien on one of the many sandy beaches for a lunch box before see bone of Dolphin than continuing kayak trip until Koh Ky. Transfer by boat cruise down the Mekong to Stung Treng, check in Hotel and rest for a while. Free time for your own, walking tours around this small city is worth to do.

Accommodation: Golden River Hotel
Approx cycling Distance: 20km Kayaking

Day 2: Stung Treng – Koh Phdau island (B/L/D)
We depart Stung Treng by mountain bike along a scenic river route, passing through quiet villages and watching local river life and fishing. After 35 km of cycling, we will board kayaks for a paddle on the Mekong in an area of numerous sandy islands and rare Mekong River Dolphins. We end the kayaking at a deep dolphin pool where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, transfer by boat to Koh Phdau stay over night home stay with local people on the island.

Accommodation: Home Stay on island
Approx cycling Distance: 35 km or 45km cycling, 8km kayaking

Day 3: Koh Phdau – Kratie (B/L/-)
Today we will have an early start and ride along the bank of the river to the end of the island. We past many small village and rice field. 5km pass we will take a ferry that will take us to our car waiting at Sambo.
Sambo was the site of a thriving pre Angkorian city during the time of Sambor Prei Kuk and the Chenla empire. Not a stone remains in the modern town of Sambor, which is locally famous for having the largest Wat in Cambodia, complete with 108 columns. Known locally as Wat Moi Roi ( Wat Sorsor Moi Roi, 100 columns Temple ). We continue our trip along the Mekong in to a pretty province spanning the Mekong, much of Kra Tie’s population makes it living from the mother river’s waters. On the way we visit Phnom Sombok and Watch as villagers cook this very popular travel snack in its bamboo packaging (sticky rice, coconut, milk, salt, soybeans ). Local people they make Krolan.

Accommodation: Mekong Dolphin Hotel, or( Rajabori  Bungalow with swimming pool )
Approx cycling Distance: 45km

Day 4 : Kra Tie – Koh Trong island (B/L/-)
At the morning we take across the Mekong from Kra Tie is the island of Koh Trong, an almighty sandbar in the middle of the river. We will have chance to do an activity developed by the Mekong Discovery Trail to promote sustainable tourism in the area. Take part in a tree planting activity helping to rejuvenate the forest on the island. After we take a ride around the island and then enjoy lunch organize by home stay with the local food. Cross back to city of Kra Tie free to walk around the town on your own at afternoon.

Accommodation: Mekong Dolphin Hotel, or ( Rajabori Bungalow with Swimming pool )
Approx cycling Distance: 8Km

Day 5 : Kra Tie – Kampongcham (B/L/-)
Follow the riverbank south ( south side ). you will pass through the quant French colonial town of Chhlong which. at one time, was buzzing centre for the rubber trade. Some of the riverside buildings are fine example of decaying colonial architecture although one has recently been rescued and restored to make a fine quest house it is worth pedaling around the market area to see what you can find. Continue west until you stumble across a local ferry to the north bank. Take this and then cycle the sandy roads through villages and visit temples- Wat Hanchey is a hilltop pagoda that was an importand centre of worship during the Chenla period, and today offers some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia, and some of which are worth a stop to visit – on to Kampongcham where the first, Japanese funded, Cambodian bridge across the Mekong now proudly stands.

Accommodation:Monorom 2 VIP Hotel
Approx cycling Distance:

Day 6 : Kaompongcham – Kampongthom (B/L/-)
We head out of town early morning by bike along on the road to Phnom Penh, and take the left fork at the large round about 1km from town. We visit Nokorbachey temple is a modern Theravada Buddhist pagoda squeezed into the walls of an 11th century. Leave of the National Road for about 20kam and change to a more quiet second class road which is much more relax and offers a nice scenery between large corn fields, manioc plantations and rubber trees. A few km’s before Kampong Thmor we get a transfer to Kampongthom where we are going to stay the night. Take your time enjoy the swimming pool.

Accommodation : Sambo Village
Approx cycling Distance: 60km to 80km

Day 7: Kampongthom – Sambor Preikuk – Seim Reap (B/L/-)
Today we are going to visit one of the oldest Khmer temples before getting transferred to Siem Reap, capital of the Angkor culture. We start early morning cycling for about 35km to get the temples. It’s the most impressive group of pre-Angkorian monuments, containing more then 100 mainly brick temples scattered through the forest, among them some of the oldest structures in the country. Originally called Isanapura, it served as the capital of Upper Chenla during the reign of the early 7th-century King Isanavarmna and continued to serve as an important learning centre during the Angkorian era.
After lunch you decide if you want to go on cycling through countryside on unpaved roads up to the Santouk province or get a transfer directly to Siem Reap.

Accommodation: ( no )
Approx cycling Distance : 35km to 80km

Important Note: This itinerary is written based on our tour research expeditions. It should be read in order to get a good general impression and NOT as a detailed hour by hour itinerary. However changes may occur without prior notice. This is due to various seasonal changes and the personality of the guide that will be escorting you on the trip.

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Trip Includes:

Local guide, drinking water, bicycle & cycling gears, fee, kayak, transport by van, camping, accommodation, Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Additional food and drink, any personal expenses, tips for guides & driver, any other items not mentioned.

 Price please ask

Trip starts from 1 person. Booking for a greater number of people (ie. 5 people) you will receive a discount rate if compare to booking for 2 people. Therefore, during the tour if there are more people than when you booked, you will still get a discount rate.

*Families with children please ask for a special price.

Dress standard: Dress respectfully for visiting in the local community. Trousers/skirt or knee length shorts and shirt/t-shirt that covers your shoulders are appropriate. Comfortable shoes or sandals suitable for walking are also recommended.

What to bring: Small backpack for the days, mosquito repellent, sun cream, hate and clothes.

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Highlights: Dolphin spotting, learn about seasonal farms & local productions, fish the mighty Mekong, biking along the Mekong through rural villages and countryside, kayak through the Mekong flooded forests, survey the mighty waterfalls, camping under the stars on the banks of the mystic Mekong, traditional homestay
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