Raise money for EAAA by cycling up to 383km from Ho Chi Minh to the tranquillity of Angkor Wat.04 Feb 20
Raise money for EAAA by cycling up to 383km from Ho Chi Minh to the tranquillity of Angkor Wat. You will cycle through bustling coconut groves and thriving river communities at the heart of the Mekong Delta and the villages and temples of Angkor.
Option A: Minimum Sponsorship
Registration fee £399 plus minimum sponsorship to EAAA of £3198
Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B: Self-funding
Registration Fee £399 + Self Funding £1599 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
- One-way flight from a London airport to Ho Chi Minh City
- One-way flight from Siem Reap to a London airport
- All accommodation and all meals, from dinner on day 2 to to breakfast on day 10
- Bottled drinking water, snacks and fruit for all cycling days
- Private air-conditioned vehicles for backup, support and transfers
- Local English-speaking guides for cycling and for the Phnom Penh and Siem Reap visit
- Mechanic and medical support
- Local bike hire with spares
- Local boat trip to visit floating Cai Rang Market, Vietnam on day 5, speed boat ticket for Chau Doc to Phnom Penh on day 6
- All local ferry tickets and entrance fee into Angkor Wat Temple Complex
- Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK and full and comprehensive first aid kits
What’s not included?
- Airport taxes and fuel surcharge – these are approximately £250 and payable 8 weeks prior to departure
- Visa for Vietnam
- Visa for Cambodia – this is obtained at the border – participants need to take US $25 and a passport sized photo.
- Tips and gratuities
- Alcoholic drinks and drinks during meals
- Personal travel insurance
Day 1: Depart UK
Day 2: Arrive at Ho Chiu Minh. Transfer to your hotel and have a bike fitting. Enjoy some free time before meeting your group for dinner and a briefing.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City to Tra Vinh. After breakfast transfer to My Tho – the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Today’s ride will lead into the heart of the rural Mekong. You will pedal along narrow paths and lanes, past banana plantations and fields of sugar cane, through the lush green landscape of the Delta until you reach Tra Vinh - a small town off the tourist trail, with a large population of ethnic Khmer. Cycling distance –approx. 62km
Day 4: Tra Vinh to Can Tho. Following breakfast at your hotel, you cycle to Can Tho, crossing numerous rivers and streams via bridges and local ferries. You cycle along riverbank paths and through busy villages until you join the main road to Can Tho. Cycling distance –approx. 90km
Day 5: Can Tho to Chau Doc. After a very early breakfast, you catch the boat to Cai Rang floating market to see the local farmers selling their produce from their boats on the busy river. Once you’re back on dry land you cycle along narrow roads weaving through the morning market hustle and bustle on the banks of the river, whilst absorbing the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants and coconut shredders. You then transfer to the border town of Chau Doc, where you spend your last night in Vietnam. Cycling distance –approx. 75km
Day 6: Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. Today you will say goodbye to your Vietnamese crew and bikes, as you continue the journey by boat up the Mekong and then the Bassac River to Phnom Penh. You stop off en route to officially exit Vietnam and then again to obtain your visas into Cambodia. You arrive in the Cambodian capital for lunch with possible time to visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or one of the killing fields of Cambodia at Choeung Ek.
Day 7: Phnom Penh to Kampong Thom. Following breakfast you transfer across the Japanese bridge and start cycling alongside the Mekong River on a mixture of tarmac and dirt roads on one of the most scenic rides in the country. You continue on to the finishing point of today’s cycling - Totoeng Village to then transfer to Kampong Thom. Cycling distance –approx. 70 - 90km
Day 8: Kampong Thom to Siem Reap. This morning’s transfer is approximately one and half hours to an ancient bridge at Kampong Kdei, one of the best examples of the remaining 800 year old bridges in Cambodia. From the bridge you transfer another 31km to Damdek village where your bikes are waiting. You will have lunch along the way and then will continue cycling directly to your hotel in the colonial city of Siem Reap. Cycling distance –approx. 66km
Day 9: Siem Reap to Angkor Wat. Following breakfast, you cycle on to the finish line at the famous Angkor Wat. After lunch you explore the incredible city of Angkor - the overgrown Ta Prohm, the tranquil Bayon with its multitude of serene stone faces, the impressive 350m long Terrace of the Elephants and Angkor Wat itself! Cycling distance –approx. 28km
Day 10: Free morning in Siem Reap before flight back to the UK.
Day 11: Arrive in the UK.
*Itineraries are subject to change