Phnom Penh Cycle To Saigon – 9 Days

Day 1 : Phnom Penh transfer & Cycle to Kep 80km
8:00 AM pick up at your hotel .After a drive to exit the traffic of Phnom Penh, we hit the bikes and find ourselves in picturesque countryside where limestone cliffs loom in the distance and coconut and palm trees line the roads. Our cycling route today is on well made dirt roads with hardly a car in sight. In the late afternoon as we near Kep, we pass through pepper plantations, a product for which this area is well known. We arrive into the seaside town as the sun gets low on the horizon and after some time to relax we walk to the famous crab market where our fresh seafood dinner awaits. Meals: LD

Day 2 : Cycle to Phu Quoc 50km
Breakfast overlooking the Gulf of Thailand is a nice way to start out last morning in Cambodia. Our ride today passes the salt flats along the coast and then before you know it, we are at the sleepy Ha Tien border point. After completing formalities, bidding farewell to the Cambodian team and entering Vietnam, it is only a short distance further to the boat pier where we take an express boat to Phu Quoc Island. One last ride for the day brings us from the pier to our comfortable hotel that will be your home for three nights. Meals: BLD

Day 3 : Rest Day in Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc is in a geographically curious place for a Vietnamese island. It sits just off the coast of Cambodia but somehow manages to be a part of Vietnam. The culture here is completely Vietnamese, so this is something of a contrast to the areas you have ridden through so far. There are a great many activities that you may opt for on the island, from snorkeling to kayaking, island hopping by boat or maybe some light trekking in the forested interior. For those who feel they have expended enough energy so far, the beach or pool beckons. Meals: B

Day 4 : Cycle Phu Quoc 75km
Whilst the focus of the last few years has been development on Phu Quoc, there are still many charming corners where fishing villages sit between fruit farms and forest reserves. We take a ride to explore these areas and in doing so encounter some small hills. Any rise in ground is compensated for by a few coasting downhills. The ride will take up most of the morning and the afternoon will be free time. Meals: BL

Day 5 : Transfer & Cycle to Chau Doc 50km
It’s time to bid this island farewell and return to Ha Tien on the mainland. We arrive at the pier in the late morning, then take a drive to lunch before we ride onto Chau Doc. The scenery now changes a little, the most noticeable is the amount of irrigation, enabling the farmers to plant more than one crop of rice per year as they do in Cambodia. After a pleasant ride on back roads, we visit a bird sanctuary, a project of the local community. After a boat ride to meet the waders and other water birds, we pedal on to Chau Doc, an important regional trading town particularly known for its pungent and tasty fish sauce. Meals: BD

Day 6 : Cycle to Long Xuyen 75km
The Delta adventure starts in earnest today. The first of many short ferry rides comes after about 15km and the rest of the day will involve crossing numerous canals by bridge and boat and following a path through the maze of waterways that is the Delta. You will likely be struck today by the fertility of the land as every square inch is cultivated for food production and each human in sight works hard to grow, harvest, process or transport these products. The riding is predominantly on small, paved canal paths with only motor scooters as other traffic. We roll into the substantial town of Long Xuyen in the late afternoon. Meals: BLD

Day 7 : Cycle & Boat to Can Tho 70km
Our final ride of the trip today has a fitting route. The canal paths continue this morning and become even more interesting as we go. The countryside is just as scenic as yesterday, but with an even higher concentration of canals, the farm produce now includes large fruit such as jackfruit hanging from trees by the paths. We encounter mat weaving and wooden boat building today as well as yet another amazing lunch. We finish up with a boat ride and arrive into the pleasant, bustling town of Can Tho in the late afternoon. Meals: BLD

Day 8 : Transfer to Saigon
An early morning visit to the floating markets is on offer today. It’s an impressive site with a collection of boats of varying sizes and their crews tossing all manner of fruit and vegetables from boat to boat as the families of the Delta trade. Some produce remains in the Delta but the bulk will go to feed the densely populated city of Saigon. After breakfast, we pack up and board the van for a three hour drive into Saigon. In the mid afternoon as the day cools down just a little, we take to the streets to discover the capital of the former South Vietnam state and the commercial center of the current Republic of Vietnam. After exploring the french quarter and Ben Thanh Market, we head out for a final meal together. Meals: BLD

Day 9 Tour Concludes in Saigon
The tour concludes after breakfast. Your guide can assist you in making any transport arrangements. Should you wish to book additional nights or any other activities, ask us at the time of booking for more information. Meals: B

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Inclusive of:
• Support Air conditioned van
• English speaking tour guide
• Entrance fees , boat to Phu Quoc and to Chau Doc
• Pick up & drop off at your hotel
• Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• Bike/helmet/tool kit/first aid kit/machenic
• Water, snacks and fresh fruits for cycling day
• Accommodation in tour

Exclusive of:
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses

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