Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour

Cycle Mekong to Angkor Wat

Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour

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From $2,695USD

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Highlights

This 13-day cycling tour leads you across Southeast Asia from Vietnam to Cambodia

Cycle through ancient archaeology sites with your local guide, learning all the fascinating stories of the past.

Glimpse the traditions and culture of the floating villages on Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

Feel like a local as you carefully cross the street through a sea of scooters in chaotic Ho Chi Minh.

Relax in gorgeous hotels that seem like slices of paradise with beautiful, fragrant flower courtyards and stunning views.

Southeast Asia is home to a world of jungles, temples, incredible landscapes, and delectable food. On this 13-day cycling journey, you will visit both Vietnam and Cambodia, stopping in fantastic places from cities to floating villages to fully understand what life is like in this magical part of the world.

Start in the chaotic Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, the bustling metropolis in southern Vietnam. Spend the first afternoon getting acquainted with this vast city, hitting the well-known attractions at your leisure. The cycling tour begins on Day 2. Set out from the city and head into the Mekong Delta. You will spend a few days engaging with the locals, learning about their traditions, farming practices, crafts, and tasting the local fare that will have your tummy rumbling as soon as you smell it.

A week into the cycling adventure, you’re given a rest day when you hop on a boat and cross into Cambodia. In this undeniably spiritual place, you’ll be cycling to archaeological parks that protect ruins from the 6th century, namely Sambor Prei Kuk and the iconic Angkor Wat. You’ll end the tour with a visit to a serene lake and floating village, then back to Siem Reap for departure.

Cycling through Vietnam and Cambodia is one of the most remarkable ways to explore these nations. It takes time to notice the fine details, and pedaling along the canal pathways and through ride paddies is a way to feel it—you’ll soon learn this in Vietnam and Cambodia: you don’t “see” these countries, you feel them. They will stick in your memory forever, especially on a cycling tour like this!

Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Ho Chi Minh

Welcome to Vietnam! Meet your group and tour at the hotel for a quick discussion of the tour itinerary. Settle into your room, then meet your group again to take a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon. Get your introduction to this fascinating city by visiting landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the old Saigon Central Post Office, and the Ben Thanh Market. Vietnamese food is one of the highlights of this tour, and you’ll indulge in a big feast at a group dinner where your guide will tell you more about the days to come.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Cycle to the Mekong Delta

Prepare for your first day of cycling with a hearty breakfast. Pack up and follow your guide on a fragrant and informative journey near the Mekong Delta. Meet local artisans who will show you how they craft their own paper and make coconut candy and popped rice. As you make your way to your final destination, you’ll take a small ferry, which is a chance to give your legs a rest and to observe the surrounding of abundant fruit and vegetable plantations that fuel your morning fruit salad. Cruise through the murky waters of the Mekong Delta, surrounded by palm fronds and lush vegetation, to reach An Binh Island where a homestay awaits you for the night. If you still have the energy, take your bike for a ride around the island, or stash it and explore on foot.

Overnight Location
Homestay in Cai Be
Distance
5 hours, 50 km, no elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Ride from Vinh Long to Khmer Town of Tra Vinh

After breakfast and a delicious Vietnamese iced coffee, ca phe sua da, you’ll be ready for today’s ride on canal paths and narrow countryside lanes. Take a ferry to leave An Binh island; then, you’ll enter into beautiful lush fields and ride alongside small villages. Travelling through Vietnam on a bicycle is one of the best ways to see this country. Take your time pedaling past the many rice paddies with water buffalo grazing. You’ll cross rivers, see the sun shining on coconut palms, and pass by photogenic village homes in the Delta. Tra Vinh, a small Khmer town, awaits at the end of today’s route. Settle into your hotel when you arrive, then take some time to explore the charming town before hitting the hay.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Tra Vinh
Distance
7 hours, 60–70 km, no elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Cycle to Can Tho on Mekong Delta

Once you fill up on breakfast, hop on your bike to the beautiful Ba Om Lotus Pond, a serene lake covered with lotus flowers with an adjacent Khmer pagoda. Today’s route covers a lot of distance, but you’ll be pleased to pedal these flat roads lined with coconut palms and rice fields for hours. End the route in the Mekong Delta town of Can Tho to stay for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Can Tho
Distance
7–10 hours, 60–100 km, no elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Boat Trip to Floating Market + Ride to Long Xuyen

Today starts with a boat trip to visit Cai Rang Market, the floating market in Can Tho. You can explore on your bike, or opt to ride in the support vehicle if you need to give your legs a rest. Today, the route also includes a visit to Can Tho’s Stork Sanctuary, comprised of grass and bamboo fields that sit among charming villages in the Delta. Continue cycling through the stunning rural settings to reach Long Xuyen for a good night’s sleep.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Long Xuyen
Distance
5–8 hours, 50–90 km, no elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Cycle to Chau Doc + Stop at Tra Su Nature Reserve

Get a transfer to your starting point today after breakfast. You’ll ride a long, flat route along several river channels as you make your way across the Mekong Delta towards the Cambodian border. Midday, enjoy a visit to the vibrant Tra Su Nature Reserve replete with flooded mangrove forests and about 70 different bird species, among other impressive flora and fauna. End the day in Chau Doc, and take time to check out its floating market if you’re up for it. Otherwise, enjoy your last night in Vietnam. Off to Cambodia tomorrow!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chau Doc
Distance
6–8 hours, 60–100 km, no elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Rest Day: Travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After almost a week of riding, you probably want a rest! After breakfast, embark on a speedboat to cross the Cambodian border and arrive in Phnom Penh, where a Cambodian guide will accompany you to your hotel. Settle in, then meet your group for an afternoon tour of Phnom Penh by tuk. Visit several historical and cultural monuments, temples, and markets to get a glimpse of Cambodian life. Return to the hotel in Phnom Penh to get some sleep.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Phnom Penh
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Ride along Mekong River to Kampong Cham

Today you’ll get an early start to kick off the Cambodian portion of this tour. Starting with a ferry across the Mekong River, you start cycling from the east bank towards a local weaving house. Stop here for a brief workshop on the production of krama, gorgeous Cambodian silk scarves. Continue riding along the rural backroads, passing through small villages, noting the differences in culture between Vietnam and Cambodia. Cross the Mekong River again on another ferry, then continue to Kampong Cham where you’ll settle in for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kampong Cham
Distance
4–7 hours, 60–90 km, 150 m of ascent, 150 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Explore Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological Park

Get an early start today as you’ll spend some time exploring the magnificent Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological site, which might soon become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site comprises temples built between the 6th and 9th centuries—you will feel the mystical atmosphere as you explore the grounds. Surrounding this visit to the park, you will pedal past many small villages where you can stop to taste some Khmer delicacies from food stands lining the streets. Keep riding on flat dirt roads among picturesque scenery until you reach Kampong Thom to find your hotel for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kampong Thom
Distance
4–6 hours, 60–80 km, 150 m of ascent, 0 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Beng Mealea Temple + Cycle to Siem Reap

Today’s route includes a lengthy stop at Beng Mealea Temple, deep in the Cambodian forests. Built by the same person who constructed Angkor Wat, this temple is less-visited but nonetheless spiritual and mystical. Enjoy a lunch break next to Troav Kot lake, then continue the journey to Siem Reap, where you’ll spend the next few nights as a home base to explore the enchanting Angkor Wat complex.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
4 hours, 65 km, 105 m of ascent, 67 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Sunrise + Cycle Tour of Angkor Wat

The world’s largest religious monument awaits you today. Starting super early, you’ll watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat, marking the beginning of what will surely be a dreamlike day. Hit some of the highlights of this massive complex of temples, feeling the undeniably spiritual ambiance as you admire ancient temples from the 6th century and the encroaching jungle upon them. Continue to Srah Srang for an incredible sunset view before heading back to your hotel in Siem Reap for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
4 hours, 40 km, 150 m of ascent, 0 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Tonle Sap Lake + Floating Village

For your last full day of the tour, you will ride through enchanting small villages around Siem Reap until you reach Tonle Sap lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch in a stilt house, then set out on a boat to explore Kompong Kleang floating village. If you haven’t taken enough pictures already, now is certainly the time! The lake stretches as far as the eye can see, and you’ll be fascinated by the floating village and all the locals at work in the market. Ride some easy roads to return to Siem Reap for your final night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
5 hours, 50 km, 150 m of ascent, 0 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Farewell

Enjoy your final breakfast, and recall some of your favourite highlights from the tour. Say goodbye to your group and tour guide and head home or continue your adventure from here!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Cambodia is run either as a private tour for your group only or as a fixed-departure tour where you would be joining other bikers.

Prices to Have a Private Trip for Your Group Only

Enjoy the private tour for your group only! Please contact us with your preferred dates, group size and any preferred itinerary changes and we’ll create an itinerary just for you.

Dates and Prices to Join a Group

Make new friends by joining a group tour! Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-01-04

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-01-16

Siem Reap

135+
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2023-01-29

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-02-03

Siem Reap

135+
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2023-03-28

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-04-09

Siem Reap

135+
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2023-05-28

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-06-09

Siem Reap

135+
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2023-08-07

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-19

Siem Reap

135+
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2023-10-29

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-11-10

Siem Reap

135+
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2023-11-12

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-11-24

Siem Reap

135+
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2023-12-03

Ho Chi Minh

13 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-12-15

Siem Reap

135+
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Accommodation on Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star hotels with modern amenities that make this trip more comfortable. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel while traveling with your group. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Sonnet Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Cozy rooms and decorative floral details comprise this hotel in central Ho Chi Minh. The friendly staff will make sure that you have a superb stay.

Phuong Thao Homestay in Cai Be

Among flowers and fruit trees, you’ll find the relaxing Phuong Thao Homestay. Fall asleep in a bamboo-walled room to the sounds of the nearby creek.

Night 3

Tra Vinh Guest House in Tra Vinh

Stay in comfortable guesthouse in Tra Vinh with all the necessary amenities and convenient location to explore the town.

Iris Hotel in Can Tho

Get a workout in at the gym, relax at the indoor pool, or take a dip in the city view hot tub at this refined hotel.

Hoa Binh 1 An Giang in Long Xuyen

The Hoa Binh 1 Hotel offers excellent customer service, 24-hour reception, and a pool to cool off on hot days. Get great views from the dining area.

Chau Pho Hotel in Chau Doc

You’ll get friendly service at the Chau Pho Hotel as soon as you walk in the door. Enjoy the clean, comfortable rooms when you return to relax.

Villa Langka Hotel in Phnom Penh

Step into a lush tropical courtyard with a central in this boutique hotel. Relax in villa-style rooms with gorgeous tile details and a private balcony.

LBN Asian in Kampong Cham

Enjoy sunrise over the Mekong River from the comfort of your impeccably clean and tastefully decorated room in the LBN Asian.

Sambor Village Hotel in Kampong Thom

Enter the oasis of the Sambor Village Hotel. Have a villa-like experience with airy rooms amid lush garden and a cool pool for a dip on hot days.

La Niche d’Angkor Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap

This enchanting hotel welcomes you into its lush jungle of tropical flowers. Access the inviting pool a few steps from your Cambodian-style room.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour?

Meals

All 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 12 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 12 nights is included in the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

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

Also Included

  • Bicycle + helmet on cycling days
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Water and snacks on cycling days
  • Guide services

Not included

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visa fees upon arrival in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Anything not mentioned as “Included”
  • Tips + personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Ho Chi Minh
  • Extra night in Siem Reap

Frequenty Asked Questions about Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour

How hard is the Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable riding a bicycle for up to 8 hours daily for long distances on relatively flat roads. Most days there is a shorter route and a harder route, so you can make this a more challenging bike tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Vietnam and 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 Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour?

All 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 12 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 Ho Chi Minh to start this tour?

You can reach Ho Chi Minh by plane from several major airports in Asia. You will have to arrange your own transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Is the Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour in English?

Yes, the local guides are English-speaking.

Where does the Mekong Delta to Angkor Wat Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Siem Reap.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Vietnam and 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 Vietnam and Cambodia for this tour?

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

Easia Active is a subsidiary of Easia Travel, a boutique tour operator based in South-East Asia, and dedicated to sharing the best active adventures in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Easia Travel was founded in 2000 in Vietnam, with a vision to “Make Asia Easy for You!” by allowing guests to experience the best of Asia. Find great hiking, cycling and other active adventures in SE Asia with Easia Active.

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Prices

From $2,695USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable riding a bicycle for up to 8 hours daily for long distances on relatively flat roads. Most days there is a shorter route and a harder route, so you can make this a more challenging bike tour.


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