13 Days
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Bangkok, Pakse, Tad Fan, Tad Lo, Don Daeng, Wat Phou, Ban Kietngong, Don Khong, Don Khone, Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Thom, Sambor Prey Kuk, Siem Reap, Banteay Srey, Beng Mealea
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Biking From Bangkok To Angkor 13Days

Highlights: Starting with a transfer to the foot hills of the Cardamon mountains, we spend a night in Thailand before crossing the border. Once we cross the sleepy border we ride into the Khmer heartland to explore rural Cambodia. Discover the fading colonial outpost of Battambang and journey by boat across the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), which is the beating heart of agricultural Cambodia.Bangkok to Angkor Wat Cycling The highlight is, of course, riding amongst a thousand years of history at Angkor and we take three full days to explore the extraordinary temple complexes and surrounding areas before we bid farewell this breathtaking collection of temples and the very friendly Cambodian people.

Itinerary: Bangkok -Pakse – Tad Fan – Tad Lo – Don Daeng – Ban Kietngon – Don Khong – Don Khone – Stung Treng – Kratie – Kampong Thom – Siem Reap

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DestinationThailand, Cambodia
Day 1 – Arrival Bangkok (B)
Upon arrival at Bangkok airport, you will be met and transferred to check in at the hotel.
Overnight at Banyan Tree, Bangkok
Day 2 – Bangkok Cycling Tour (B)
Although Thailand’s capital can seem like a noisy big city filled with skyscrapers and traffic jams, there are plenty of quiet retreats amongst the city
limits. This morning take a guided half day biking tour through the green heart of Bangkok: Bang Ka Jao. Pass Buddhist temples, local markets, and traditional Thai houses as you cycle through this hidden green area of waterways and small roads. The afternoon is free at your leisure to discover more of the capital.
Overnight at Banyan Tree, Bangkok
Day 3 – Bangkok – Pakse – Tad Fan – Tad Lo – Pakse (B,L,D)
This morning, fly in to Pakse, the heart of southern Laos and slip in to the quiet, peaceful rhythms of this laidback country. Your first stop is the Bolovens Plateau where you listen to the roaring waters of the Tad Fane waterfalls as you enjoy lunch. Cycle through the areas coffee plantations in the afternoon and delight in the cool, fresh air of the region. End your days cycling at the Tad Lo waterfall where you can refresh with a swim in its clear waters. (Today’s journey involves 60 km of cycling)
Overnight at Tad Lo Resort.
Day 4 – Tad Lo – Don Daeng (B,L,D)
This morning’s ride through the picturesque Boloven Plateau passes coffee and fruit plantations as well as small villages where you can observe the daily life of the Laos people. Soak in the serene surroundings as you relax and refuel with a delicious picnic lunch. The day’s cycling ends with a visit to Tad Phasuam waterfalls after which a private car and boat carry you to the island of Don Daeng. (Today’s journey involves 65 km of cycling)
Overnight at La Folie Lodge, Don Daeng.
Day 5 – Don Daeng – Wat Phou – Ban Kietngong (B,L,D)
This morning visit Wat Phou temple, a spectacular pre-Angkorian temple nestled in the foothills of the Champassak province. From there, begin cycling through the Xe Pian Protected Area, a hugely diverse ecosystem with egrets, hornbills and gibbons amongst its residents. Get up close with one of the areas most imposing animals as you climb aboard an Asian Elephant for a ride up Mount Asa before continuing on to the Kingfisher Ecolodge for a restful evening. (Today’s journey involves 32 km of cycling)
Dinner & Overnight at Kingfisher Ecolodge
Day 6 – Ban Kietngong – Don Khong (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Khong Island, the largest island in the Mekong where you will feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. 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, soak in the amazing views over the mighty Mekong and observe the daily life of the farmers who might be harvesting rice or gathering juice from the sugar palm trees. (Today’s journey involves 20 km of cycling)
Overnight at Senesothxeune, Don Khong.
Day 7 – Don Khong – Don Khone (B,L,D)
Travel the local way, by long tail boat, for a small cruise down the Mekong to reach Don Det & Don Khone Island. A combination of bicycles and boats will take you through the French colonial-style architecture of the islands, past the remnants of Laos’ only railway, and the spectacular waterfalls of the Mekong. Your last afternoon in Laos is free for you to relax and enjoy the tranquil Don Khone island. (Today’s journey involves 20 km of cycling)
Dinner & Overnight at Sala Phae
Day 8 – Don Khone – Lao – Cambodian Border (B,L,D)
Cross in to Cambodia on your bike and tour the Cambodian countryside with a trip around the O’Svay community. Get a true taste of rural life with lunch with a local family, a unique opportunity to experience Khmer hospitality. 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 60 km of cycling)
Overnight at Sok Sambath Hotel, Stung Treng
Day 9 – Stung Treng – Kratie (B,L,D)
Eat a big breakfast this morning as the day is full of riding and activities along the way 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, enjoy an afternoon cruise as you try to spot the endangered fresh water dolphins that inhabit the area. (Today’s journey involves 65 km of cycling)
Overnight Oudom Sambath Hotel, Kratie.
Day 10 – Kratie – Kampong Thom (B,L,D)
As you head to Chhlong, don’t be surprised if curious locals come out to wave you off on your journey! Few tourists travel these roads, and even fewer by bike! From Chhlong, transfer by car to Kampong Thom, stopping along the way at some of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey, twin hilltop temples with fantastic views. (Today’s journey involves 52 km of cycling)
Overnight at Kampong Thom Village Hotel, Kampong Thom.
Day 11 – Kampong Thom – Sambor Prey Kuk – Siem Reap (B,L)
The morning, travel along small dirt tracks underneath towering fig trees as you explore the wonders of Sambor Prey Kuk, a set of temples built in the 6th and 7th century. Sambor Prey Kuk is often neglected by tourists and it is likely that you are exploring the temples all by yourself. Continue on to Siem Reap, where the evening is free to relax, browse the town’s local market, or soothe your tired muscles with a massage. (Today’s journey involves 36 km of cycling)
Overnight at Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap.
Day 12 – Siem Reap – Angkor – Siem Reap (B,L,D)
Cycle out to the Angkor Temple complex where hundreds of temples are atmospherically surrounded by patches of dense forrest and rice fields. Spend the day exploring the temples, from the evocative smiling 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 speechless. (Today’s journey involves 30 km of cycling)
Overnight at Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap.
Day 13 – Siem Reap – Banteay Srey – Beng Mealea – Siem Reap – Depart (B,L)
Your last day of cycling takes you east of Siem Reap through more spectacular countryside to the temples of Banteay Srey and Beng Mealea. The diminutive Banteay Srey is one of the area’s most elaborately decorated, with detailed carvings covering every part of the temple’s pink sandstone. Beng Mealea is the dream of every explorer as it is hidden amongst strangler figs and towering trees, blending in with the surrounding nature. Return back to Siem Reap and freshen up before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. (Today’s journey involves 75 km of cycling)

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