Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour

Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour

Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour

Prices

From $1,450USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Homestays

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Highlights

Hike, bike, and eat your way through the culturally rich Cambodia over 10 days

Visit Banteay Chhmar to experience life with a lesser-known community in Cambodia.

Shop at the local market for ingredients and use them in a lively Khmer cooking class.

Travel from the famous Siem Reap to the idyllic countryside of Battambang.

Cycle the stunning countryside around Battambang with colonial architecture and ancient temples.

For 10 incredible days, hike, bike, and explore wonderful Cambodia on the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour. Full of history, the cities you’ll see show remnants of ancient kingdoms blended with French colonialism, creating the unique Cambodian culture. Hike and stay in Phnom Kulen National Park, be welcomed by a remote community near Banteay Chhmar, and learn about local traditions through delicious cuisine.

With your guide, you’ll complete a loop beginning and ending in Siem Reap on the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour. Begin the tour with one of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, Angkor Wat. Then, take a gastronomic tour later that evening to replenish. You’ll spend much of your time in more rural settings, national parks, and agricultural lands. Spend two nights in homestays with basic amenities for an authentic travelling experience. Cambodia will surprise you with its ancient beauty, tranquil vibes, and hospitable people.

Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Siem Reap

Welcome to Cambodia! Find your own transportation to the hotel to check-in after 2pm. At dinner time, meet your guide and group in the lobby for a welcome dinner and orientation on the upcoming adventure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Food Tour

Start the tour off with an incredible exploration of the ancient temple complex, Angkor Wat. This iconic religious compound is a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 12th century. Climb along the ancient walls and note how engulfed in nature the crumbling temples are. Have lunch nearby, then continue visiting the must-see spots like the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace, and the Bayon Temple. In the late afternoon, return to the hotel, then prepare for a delectable gastronomic tour of the street food stalls dotting Siem Reap. Fill up on local meats and vegetables prepared in unique ways and wash the dishes down with some local beer. Head back to the hotel with a full heart and even fuller stomach.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
14 km, 3 hours (excluding site visits), 150 m of ascent, 120 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek Phnom Kulen National Park

Rise early for a transfer to the nearby Phnom Kulen National Park. Once you reach the starting point within the park limits, bid farewell to the city’s comforts and head into the jungle for the night. Hike along mighty rivers surrounded by tropical jungle and encounter religious carvings along the way. Stop at the refreshing Phnom Kulen Waterfall for a dip. Continue onto an idyllic picnic spot immersed in nature, then march on to reach a local homestay deep in the Cambodian jungle for the night.

Overnight Location
Homestay
Distance
12 km, 3 hours (excluding site visits), 253 m of ascent, 212 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trekking Loop through Phnom Kulen

As you wake up, listen to the sounds of birds and step out of your homestay door to admire the surrounding flora. Enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by the homestay family, then set out on a hiking loop to discover what’s around you. Hike to hidden temples, ancient shrines, and ornate pagodas. Make sure to take moments to appreciate the stone carvings of Shiva, Vishnu, and other Hindu gods marked throughout the path. Complete the loop at the homestay and thank your hosts before receiving a transfer to the hotel in Siem Reap.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
15–20 km, 5–6 hours (excluding site visits), 412 m of ascent, 315 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Banteay Chhmar Temple

After breakfast, leave Siem Reap behind (for now) and head to Banteay Chhmar, a remote commune of ancient temples and local villagers. Check-in to your homestay on arrival and meet the locals who will then prepare lunch for you. A guide from the community will lead you throughout the area, comprised of stunning ancient temples full of history, which the guide will discuss. Head to a nearby reservoir to witness a magical sunset reflecting off its water, then return to your homestay to gather for a traditionally prepared dinner made with local ingredients from the community’s farmland.

Overnight Location
Homestay
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Travel to Battambang

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with your homestay crew and wander through the fields, gardens, and farms with your guide. Meet some farmers, help them carry out some tasks, and then gather for lunch together in the community restaurant. Bid farewell to the community and receive a transfer to Battambang. After checking into the hotel, you’ll have a free afternoon and evening to relax.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Battambang
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Battambang Cycling Tour

Wake up for breakfast and pack a day bag for an exciting cycling tour of the countryside. You’ll see the French colonial influences in the architecture along the river juxtaposed with ancient pagodas and temples lining the streets. Entering into the countryside, you’ll see many artisans working on their crafts. Your guide will know some of them so you can get up-close to watch how they produce their wares and maybe even try it yourself. After a full day of riding, you’ll be ready to head back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Battambang
Distance
30 km, 6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Battambang Cooking Class and Circus

After breakfast, keep your mind on food because you’ll head to a cooking class in the heart of Battambang. Take instruction from the knowledgeable staff at the family-owned Nary Kitchen and create some delectable and authentic Khmer cuisine. To enhance the experience, shop for the ingredients at the market beforehand, and head home with a recipe book as a souvenir. Later in the afternoon, attend a phenomenal performance by the Phare Ponleu Selpak, an NGO with a mission to train disadvantaged young Cambodians. Appreciate their incredible skill and listen to their stories during the performance—it’s a real eye-opener! In the evening, summit a hill above the city to view a glorious sunset before returning to the hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Battambang
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 Return to Siem Reap and Farewell Dinner

For your final day of the tour, you’ll close the loop on this tour in Cambodia and return to Siem Reap. With views of Tonle Sap Lake with its floating market and traditional Khmer houses, you’ll have plenty more pictures to take. Once you reach the hotel in Siem Reap, you’ll have free time to wander or relax before meeting your guide and group for a farewell dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Farewell

Enjoy your final breakfast with the Immerse in Cambodia crew, looking back on all the fun you’ve had in the last ten days. Pack up and check out by 12pm and find your own transportation to the next stop on your trip or to the airport to fly home.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Cambodia is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person, sharing a double or a triple room and apply to a 3-star hotel package. Please note that you can upgrade to 4-star hotels for an additional fee of $145USD per person.

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Accommodation on the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour

Two options are available for this tour: standard and deluxe. The standard tour is based in 3-star hotels with modern amenities that make this trip more comfortable. The deluxe tour is based in 3- and 4-star hotels with luxury amenities for superior comfort. On nights 3 and 5, you will sleep in a homestay with basic amenities. Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

The accommodation examples below reflect the standard tour.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $218USD - $257USD (depending on the chosen category for the hotels) to have a private room in a hotel while travelling with your group. Contact u and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

Pavillon Indochine in Siem Reap

Outfitted with a garden and a pool, this hotel offers an oasis from the buzzing city. The chic colonial architecture frames each clean and bright room.

Night 3

Homestay in Phnom Kulen National Park

Stay in a traditional homestay inside Phnom Kulen National Park. Sleep in this remote location waking up to unparalleled jungle views.

Pavillon Indochine in Siem Reap

Outfitted with a garden and a pool, this hotel offers an oasis from the buzzing city. The chic colonial architecture frames each clean and bright room.

Night 5

Homestay in Banteay Chhmar

Stay in a traditional homestay in Banteay Chhmar. Sleep close to lesser-known temples and enjoy locally prepared meals during your stay.

Bambu Hotel in Battambang

This small and well-kept modern hotel provides maximum comfort. Equipped with a large pool and outdoor bar, you’ll have no trouble relaxing.

Pavillon Indochine in Siem Reap

Outfitted with a garden and a pool, this hotel offers an oasis from the buzzing city. The chic colonial architecture frames each clean and bright room.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 9 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour.
A support vehicle will be available on hiking days in case of an emergency.

Also Included

  • Entrance fees for special areas as required
  • Boat rides and life jackets
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • Guide services

Not included

  • Meals, snacks, and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Flights to and from Siem Reap
  • Visa fees upon arrival in Cambodia
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned as “included”
  • Tips and personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Siem Reap before or after the tour
  • Sunrise tour at Angkor Wat
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour

How hard is the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable hiking on moderate terrain for up to 6 hours and riding a bicycle for 6 hours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Cambodia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour?

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Siem Reap to start this tour?

You can reach Siem Reap by plane from several major airports in Asia. You will have to sort out your own transportation from the airport, or book transfers for an additional fee.

Is the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour in English?

Yes, the local guides are English-speaking.

Where does the Northern Cambodia Hike and Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Siem Reap. You will need to arange transportation from the hotel after check-out or book included transfers for an additional fee.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Cambodia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Cambodia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Cambodia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Cambodia for this tour is from October to March, as well as April and May (hot season), and June to August (green season with occasional rains).

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable hiking on moderate terrain for up to 6 hours and riding a bicycle for 6 hours.


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