Cycling Angkor to Luang Prabang Tour 15 Days
This Cambodia, Thailand and Laos Cycling Tour starts from Angkor, Cambodia to cycle through eastern part of Thailand and finishes in Luang Prabang, the World Heritage site. We start cycling to visit Angkor complex and former Khmer Rouge strong hold, then to Surin. From there, we cycle to visit the Elephant Village and cycle on the most beatiful rural part of Thailand to enjoy the scenery, the endless sugar cane farm and casava.
We aim to take tourists to see REAL Cambodia, Thailand through the northeastern part of Thailand UNTOUCHED by tourists. This trip is suitable for both road bike and mountain bike as the rural roads in Thailand is very small but nicely paved and in good conditions comparing to the rural roads in neighboring Cambodia and Laos. The cycling routes for this trip is relatively flat from Cambodia to Thailand. From Vientiane to Luang Prabang, there are some hills with over 1,000 meter high.
We cross the border at Nong Khai. It is now possible to get Laos visa on arrival for USD35 per person. Please take 1 photo passport size for the visa. Please inform us your nationality for more information about the visa. The hotels for this bike tour are mostly 3* and 4* stars and we try our best to book available hotels with swimming pools. Only 1 night at Anlung Veng is 2* stars simple room with aircon and hot water. There is no better choice in this non touristy town.
|Tour Info||Contact Us|
|Bike Rental|| $170 Girant or Trek
Road Bike Tour available upon request with extra charge.
|Total Distance||968 km|
|Number of cycling days||13 days|
|Road Surface||Quiet countryside and rural roads but pave and small enough for cycling. The level of difficulty is moderate to difficult. The cycling routes are hill at the begining, then relatively flat. From Vientiane to Luang Prabang is more hills with more than 1000m high altitude.|
|Support||Support van including spare part, cool box and back up service|
|Group||Minimum 2. Maximum 25.|
|Staff||Groups of 6 or more, a Cycling Tour Leader, plus English-speaking cycling guide, drivers and assistants. Groups below 5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.|
|Food||All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
Tour Price Includes
– 10 nights 3* stars and 4* stars hotels in Thailand, Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang.
4 nights 2 stars and guesthosue Kieu Kacham (no other better choices in this place).
– Experienced English speaking cycling guide
– Tool kit and first aid kit
– Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
– Support van for transfer & tour with cool box
– Snack, water, fruits and cold drink (Coke light)
– All entrance fees
Tour Price Excludes
– All Flights
– All departure Taxes
– Visa issued on arrival both Cambodian: USD30 / Laos USD35
– Alcoholic, and other beverages
– Tips for guides.
– Personal travel insurance
– Any services not mentioned in itinerary
|Destination||Cambodia, Thailand, laos|
Day 1: Siem Reap-Angkor Complex (30km by bicycle)
Depart from the hotel on the main road and cycling through Angkor pass check point. Cycling through the shady road with a little pumping because of the a few pot-holes. There you will begin to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples.
Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples. Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city. There you will see, Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia’s great king, Jayavarman VII. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)
Day 2: Rolous Group & Tonle Sap Lake (50km)
Depart from the hotel, crossing the bridge at Old Market to cycle 15km toward Rolous Group. The first 2km, is on the tarmac road toward the bus station. Then, passing the rice field and the village. Rolous Group was the first capital of Angkor Empire during 800 A.D. Visit the Pre-Angkorian temples including Preak Ko, Bakong and Lo Lei. Afternoon, cycling to Tonle Sap Lake. Turn left at the crocodiles farm crossing the bridge. Then cycle on small road along the river through villages, pagodas and schools. This road is good for cycling as to avoid the busy traffic. After cycling 8km, turn right across the bridge to the main road as there is no further access on the small road. Continue cycling toward the hill about 3km (July-December) where the boat stop. (Note: January-June, the water is low and the boat will stop further 3km). Board on the boat to visit the floating village, floating school, fishing farm. After 1 hour boat drive. Return the Siem Reap on the main road to avoid cycling the same road. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Banteay Srei and River of Thousand Lingas – Anlung Veang (80km)
Depart from the hotel on the main road. Arrive at Angkor Wat and turn left to the west. Continue to cycle 2km before turn right to the rural road. The road is good for cycling as you can avoid the busy traffic but you can see rice field, village, pagoda. Arrive in Banteay Srei before lunch. Visit (45 minutes) Banteay Srei temple known as women citadel (built in 967 A.D dedicated to Brahma). While some of temple are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands alone in the quality of its construction and decoration. Its pink sandstone walls are decorated with what some consider the best carving of all, and still an excellent state of preservation.
Continue cycling to visit Kbal Spean, the River of Thousands Lingas, lying under the river bed, people believe it brings fertility and blessing Angkor area as the river flows to Siem Reap. Walk 1,200meters to visit the Lingas and enjoy lunch and the water fall. On the way back, cycle on the main road to visit Landmine Museum of Mr. Akira. Mr. Ra is dedicated to clearing the Cambodian countryside of landmines laid during the years of conflict and relies entirely on visitors’ donation to fund his work. Overnight in Anlung Veng. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Anlung Veng – Surin (85km)
After breakfast, we prepare to cycle to cross the border from Cambodia to Thailand. We make a quick visit to Ta Mok’s house the former Khmer Rouge General Commander who died in prison in Phnom Penh. At km10, we cycle up hill about 5km to visit Pol Pot’s grave, the former top leader of the Khmer Rouge who died in 1998 at this last strong hold. Then we reach to the Cambodia – Thailand border. We say goodbye to Cambodia driver and make the immigration process. In Thailand, we have to cycle on the left and the route from the border is steep down hill with some sharp curves. After the down hill, we make a water stop. From there, the route is relatively flat. We stop for lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, we continue cycling until 85km and transfer 30minutes to Surin town to avoid the busy traffic. Dinner nad overnight in Surin. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Surin to Roi Et (80km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready and start cycling from our hotel by taking back road. Soon we get to quiet small road which is suitable for cycling. We stop for water and visit “Ban Chang” means Elephant Village and learn how elephants connect with the people in the village. The villagers should to take good care of the elephants but not riding. Afternoon, we continue cycling on the quiet road to complete 80km. Dinner and overnight in Roi Et. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Roi Et to Khon Kaen (79km)
Breakfast at the hotel. We transfer about 30 minutes from the busy part of the town, then set off our bikes to cycle off the main road along the beatiful rice fields. This part of Surin and Khon Kaen are the biggest part to produce rice where the road to Udon Thani has more farming of sugar canes and casava. We stop for lunch about Km 50 and after lunch we cycle the last 29km to our hotel to relax at the pool. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Khon Kaen to Udon Thani (85km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we cycle on the most beautiful part of rural Thailand from one villages to another and we stop to take photos quite often. Afternoon, we cycle through many nice scenery starting with rice fields, endless sugar palm farm and casava. Then we reach to the villages and out to the farms and fields again as the scenery keep changing. There are a bit of down hills and up hills but not much climb just about 150m to 300m high. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Udon Thani to Vientiane (90km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we cycle straight from the hotel. Watch out for the traffic for the first 5 to 10km. Then we get to the quiet road through the countryside. Today cycling route is relatively flat with maximum altitude 150m high. We cycle on some of the very small roads through the countryside and the villages in the remote areas. Then we reach out to Nong Khai, the border town separated Nong Khai (Thailand) and Vientiane (Laos) by the Mekong River. Late afternoon, proceed to the border crossing point at the foot of the bridge. We get our lugguages and put of the bus as we change the support vehicle. Then stamp out at Thailand immigration and cross the 2km bridge and get the visa on arrival USD35 per person with 1 photo at Laos side. Then continue our journey to Vientiane which is 15km from the border. Farewell dinner and overnight in Vientiane.
Day 9: Vientiane – Free Day
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we have free day from cycling to wander around Vientiane or city tour on your own. Overnight in Vientiane. (B)
Day 10: Vientiane to Nam Ngum Lake (80km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Fill in water and be prepared for our biking day. Event Vientiane is a quiet capital city comparing to their neighboring countries but the road is still busy. So, we ride to follow a single line and watch for the traffic. We stop in a Hmong market for s short break. Lunch on route. Afternoon, we head to Nam Ngum lake, the biggest reservoir in Laos. Dinner and overnight on the edge of Nam Ngum lake.
Day 11: Nam Ngum Lake to Vang Vieng (85km)
After breakfast, we prepare for our hard day biking. We stop every 20km for drink and snack stop. Overall route is modulated and steep hill on some part. We will arrive in Vang Vieng known as the gate to Northern Laos or backpacker’s paradise a busy town which packed of young tourist from all over the world because of its charming landscape and variety of fund activities.
Day 12: Vang Vieng to Kiew Ka Cham (94km)
After breakfast, fill in water and be prepared to get on the bike. Today is the hard part of cycling with some up hills and down hills. So, we will start a bit early. You will be high in the mountains for the first half of the day following a ridge line up and down with peaks all around. In the afternoon it is time to relax a bit as the road is largely downhill along a valley to our overnight stop of Kiew Ka Cham, a small village on top of the mountains. Few people stop here overnight so the accommodation is very simple. It is special experience to stay in such a place. (B,L,D)
Day 13: Kiew Ka Cham to Luang Prabang (78km)
After breakfast. We begin our cycling heading to Luang Prabang. We pass through lush forest and many small H’Mong villages that sit dwarfed by the amazing landscape of limestone mountains that surround them. Enjoy lunch with some snack, local fruits, and drinks. Then we have a 20 minutes power nap before continue cycling to Luang Prabang. After lunch we are faced with what is without doubt the most difficult part of cycling but also one of the most rewarding with two huge uphill climbs. Dinner and overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L,D)
Day 14: Luang Prabang (Kuang Sii Waterfall) 62km
After a restful day we hit the bikes for a ride to the stunning Kuang Sii Waterfall. The ride is along a small road alongside the Mekong River passing through small villages, rice fields and forest. At the waterfall enjoy a swim, picnic lunch and a visit to the tiger and bear rescue centre before riding back to Luang Prabang. (B,L)
Day 15: Luang Prabang Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until transfer for departure flight. This trip can be extended with our Southern Adventure trip starting in Pakse. We can help to arrange the flight ticket from Luang Prabang to Pakse. If you wish to fly to other city in the neighboring country, we also can help to arrange with a competitive price. (B)
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