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Vietnam to Cambodia Cycling Adventure

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Highlights

  • A fantastic cultural two-wheeled journey of 450kms from Vietnam to Cambodia
  • Wander the timeless alleys and chic streets through the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Discover the quiet backwaters, narrow lanes and local life as your journey takes you off the beaten track
  • Immerse yourself in the maze of colourful pagodas and bustling markets dotted along the Mekong Delta
  • Experience the warmth and friendliness of the local people and get a true taste of rural hospitality
  • Pedal through traditional Vietnamese villages and shimmering emerald paddy fields as local farmers attend to their rice crops
  • Relish in the spine-tingling moment as you arrive at the heart and soul of Cambodia, Angkor Wat
  • A week’s journey giving you a lifetime of memories to share and cherish
  • Receive a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle when you depart on this trip to minimise our plastic foot-print in two very special countries!

Overview

Experience an incredible cultural journey as you pedal 500kms through remote villages, bustling markets, narrow lanes. Travel off the beaten track to immerse yourself first-hand in the rawness and way of life of the people of Vietnam and Cambodia.

With time to explore the timeless alleys and chic streets through the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll start your epic cycling adventure igniting all your senses with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the beautiful South East Asia.

Jumping in the saddle at the gate of the Mekong Delta your route winds into the heart of the maze of channels and intenseness of activity and work that seems unique to Vietnamese people. This water world is just one of many highlights of your journey where you can pedal to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, as boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams criss-crossing the landscape. With taking the roads less travelled along the delta’s relatively flat terrain, you’ll experience the local way of life and the warmth and friendliness of the country’s rural hospitality.

Staying in locally owned hotels enroute, you’ll also have the chance at the end of each day’s ride to share stories over a delicious authentic meal in a local restaurant.

With crossing into Cambodia there’s time to visit Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields to learn about Cambodia’s turbulent past under the Khmer Rouge regime. The final stretch takes you through lush jungle landscapes to Siem Reap and arrive near the Western Gate of Angkor Wat. Watching the sun set over the sugar palm trees marks a memorable finish to an incredible journey on two wheels.

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DAY 1

Flight from UK to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (between 12 – 16 hours)
On signing up for the trip, we’ll provide you with the recommended flights to book or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL protected Flight Agent at the cost of the flight. Flights are not included in your package to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use your frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Cambodia if you wish. The recommended flights for this will include airport transfers in Vietnam and Cambodia.

There are direct flights from London and non-direct flights from major airports across the UK. Flights are operated by British Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Qatar, Turkish Airlines and Cathay Pacific cost upwards £485pp economy return depending on the airline and when you book. Please note, you will be returning from Siam Reap International Airport Cambodia to UK.

DAY 2

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On arrival into Ho Chi Minh City Airport on the nominated Adventurous Ewe flight, you’ll be met by your Local Leader and transferred to your hotel. You’ll be kitted up with your bike and have time to get organised. All being well you’ll have the chance to explore this metropolis and wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before negotiating the more modern side of chic cafes and restaurants beneath sleek 21st-century skyscrapers. Welcome to the largest city in Vietnam (formerly Saigon).

In the evening you’ll have your first chance of sampling delicious Vietnamese food in a local restaurant whilst receiving a trip briefing of your exciting journey ahead.

Included
Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle transfers
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3

Ho Chi Minh City – My ThoTra Vinh (52kms cycle)

Following breakfast, a private transfer will escort you from the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho – the gateway to the Mekong Delta. After a short ferry journey across the Tien Giang River at My Tho, your two-wheeled journey will lead you right into the heart of rural Mekong.

Pedal narrow roads and lanes, past banana plantations, fields of sugar cane, through the lush green landscsszape of the Delta, crossing rivers and canals by numerous, ubiquitous, fascinating ferries. A section of biking cuts off road onto gravel and dirt lanes, and weaves around hamlets, across water channels and through quite dense vegetation. This makes for superb biking. A final ferry across the gaping expanse of Co Chien River leads us to Tra Vinh, a pretty tree lined town with a large population of ethnic Khmer. Overnight at a hotel in Tra Vinh.

Journey info
Transfer: approx. 2 hours
Cycling distance: approx. 52kms

Included
Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle transfer
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4

Tra Vinh – Can Tho (82kms cycle)

Today’s route winds its way along quiet roads, country lanes and dirt tracks to Can Tho, the largest city on the Mekong Delta. You’ll have the chance to get a real feel for the Vietnamese way of life as you travel amidst colourful riverside scenes of activity, through contrasting architectural styles of ethnic Khmer homes and to the numerous colourful Khmer temples. Stopping at a local Khmer Temple School you’ll learn more about the way of life of the students and gain more of an understanding of life in the Mekong Delta.

There’s plenty of fun river crossings over small wooden bridges and the chance to visit Ba Om Pond with its magnificent lotus flowers before reaching Can Tho for a well deserved break and some time to explore the epicentre of the Mekong Delta with it’s buzzing vibe and lively waterfront of floating markets, bars and restaurants.

Journey info
Transfer: approx. 2 hours
Cycling distance: approx. 82kms
Included
Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle transfers
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)

DAY 5

Can Tho – Long Xuyen (90kms cycle)

Today’s journey is spilt into two sections and is a contrast to the previous day’s ride. After a very early breakfast, you’ll cycle along a narrow paved road via Cai Rang floating market, the largest floating market of the Mekong Delta. Being a wholesale market, you’ll witness the bustling hub of locals trading with much produce grown locally.

Weaving through morning bustle along the banks of the river, take the time to absorb the sights of endless colourful stalls, cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading and unloading rice. After visiting An Binh market, continue cycling to Phong Dien Village. Here the floating market sells not just agricultural products, but also household and working tools such as canoes, boats, hoes, fishing nets and locally made weaving products.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant and there is a 45 minute transfer to avoid heavy traffic into the town of Long Xuyen where you will overnight. Long Xuyen is the capital of An Giang province and the birthplace of Vietnam’s second president, Ton Duc Thang.

Journey info
Transfer: approx. 2 hours
Cycling distance: approx. 90kms

Included
Transfers: Private transfers
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)

DAY 6

Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (cycle 80kms)

Once more the scenery is completely different on your final day of cycling in Vietnam. After a short early morning transfer (approx. 30 mins) to Tri Ton to avoid the traffic, your route starts to gently undulate and mountains begin to loom as you ride closer to Chau Doc. The presence of Thot Not trees indicates the growing proximity to Cambodia and the local people speak Vietnamese as their second language. Cycling via the Killing Fields of Vietnam at Ba Chuc, where Pol Pot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978, is a real insight into the country’s harrowing past. Continuing along incredible country roads to arrive in Chau Doc, a small town on the banks of the Hau Giang River (Bassac River). Chau Doc’s cultural diversity with Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities is apparent in the mosques, temples, churches and nearby pilgrimage sites making it a fascinating town to explore.

Journey info
Transfer: approx. 2 hours
Cycling distance: approx. 80kms

Included
Transfers: Private transfers
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)

 

DAY 7

Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

Giving your legs a rest today as you swap your bike for a boat journey along the Mekong and Bassac Rivers. Entering Cambodia via a checkpoint along the river, you’ll spend time soaking up the rural way of life as your cruise towards Cambodia’s capital,

Phnom Penh. Arriving in time for lunch near the riverfront, there’s time to immerse yourself in the town’s colonial atmosphere and buzzing local life. In the afternoon, visit Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields to learn about Cambodia’s turbulent past under the Khmer Rouge regime. Although a harrowing past, a visit here is eye opening and will instil a new level of respect to those Cambodians you encounter who are over the age of 40 given that they have lived through the oppressive regime and yet remain as resolute and beautiful as ever.

Tonight, you will be treated to a delicious Khmer welcome dinner at Romdeng, a lovely charity restaurant where former street children are taught the principles of hospitality. The restaurant is located in a restored colonial building with an atmospheric garden right in the city centre.

Journey info
Transfer:  By boat approx. 5 hours & city tour and transfer approx. 1 hour

Included
Transfers: Boat and city transfer
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)

DAY 8

Phnom Penh – Kampong Thom (cycle 70kms)

This morning sees an early start with a transfer (approx. 77 km) north taking you past an   ancient Japanese bridge to arrive at the village of Skuon, known for its fried spider trade. Whist it’s completely your choice if you wish to sample this ‘delicacy’, we don’t encourage it given that the sustainability of this trade is uncertain as the spiders are caught in the wild. Over-hunting coupled with widespread deforestation is putting pressure on the tarantula population and the industry is entirely unregulated.

From Skuon you’ll continue on to Thnong village where the team are ready for you to start the next leg of your two-wheeled journey. Cycling through tropical countryside of rich forests and rice fields creates a sea of green stretching as far as the eye can see. This fertile region is also the home of many of the old Royal Palaces. Arriving Kampong Thmor, a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen River and the famous Tonle Sap Lake, this region is one of the best areas in Cambodia for rice cultivation and fishing to support the needs of the province.

Journey info
Transfer: approx. 1.5 hours
Cycling distance: approx. 70kms

Included
Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle transfers
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)

DAY 9

Kampong Thom- Siem Reap (cycle 66kms)

Today we avoid to some of the poorer roads in Siem Reap province by transferring 85km to an ancient bridge at Kampong Kdei, one of the best examples of the remaining 800 year old bridges in Cambodia. It’s then a final 31km transfer to Domdek village where the team and the bikes are ready for your next cycling leg.

It’s then time to jump back in the saddle for your 66km journey connecting the provinces of Kampong Thom and Angkor Wat travelling deep in the countryside of Cambodia. Stopping for lunch in Rolous Pagoda, one of the oldest and most famous Buddhist monasteries in the area, the road then continues through beautiful landscapes and villages heading towards Siem Reap. This area is unspoilt and traditional as you journey in to the heritage site lined with temples and creatures, a fitting entrance to this unique and spiritual city and one to savour for many years to come. On reaching the finish line, located a short distance from the Western Gate of Angkor Wat in the open field its time to celebrate and reflect on your incredible journey as you watch the sun set over the sugar palm trees.

Tonight, enjoy a celebratory Khmer dinner at Viroth’s, a stylish and comfortable restaurant set in a quiet garden.

Journey info
Transfer: approx. 2.5 hours
Cycling distance: approx. 66kms

Included
Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle transfers
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel (twin share basis – share & save)

DAY 10

Full day in Angkor Wat – Depart Siem Reap

Optional: View sunrise over Angkor Wat – A very early morning start with a transfer by Tuk Tuk and accompany by your English Speaking guide to view sunrise at Angkor Wat. Return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transfer to the famous temple is Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat itself is just one of the many temples in the region but is one of the best preserved and most impressive. It is worth climbing the remarkably steep and narrow steps of the central spire for the view over the whole temple surrounded by jungle. Continue to Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. The city is surrounded by an 8m high wall; each side of the city is 4km long. It draws a perfect square on the map and you can access the town through five gates; four of gates used for exiting the dead out of the city.

After passing through the south gate, you will go down along this shady road to the Bayon temple. This temple lies exactly in the centre of the city. The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers representing the 54 provinces of the ancient Great Khmer Empire. Each tower has 4 Bayon faces. This is the only temple in Cambodia depicting scenes of everyday life at the time of the empire. Also not to be missed is the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been left to be reclaimed by nature and features incredible tree roots breaking through the stone carvings and walls, a fascinating tribute to the power of nature and an experience reminiscent of ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Tomb Raider.’

Early evening transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your return flight to the UK.

Included
Transfer: Private air conditioned vehicle transfer
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 11

Arrive home in the UK filled with a huge sense of achievement, incredible memories, a greater understanding of these amazing countries, their modern history and the local people together with new found friends. You’ll share stories and experiences of a lifetime for many years to come.

EXTENSIONS

Please note, if you wish to extend your stay in Cambodia or visit neighbouring countries, we can help you with plenty of recommendations or trip extensions. Simply get in touch to chat further about what you can do at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Book with confidence

Flexible date changes
If you need to change your booking 60 days or more before the start date you can make flexible date change to another trip, subject to availability, without incurring any admin costs. If you need to cancel your booking, you will be issued with a credit note to the value of your payment that you can use for another event of your choice, subject to availability.

Financial protection
If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through our insurance company. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.

Secure online payments
All bookings can be made online with Mastercard, Visa and debit card or via BACS. You can also opt to pay via monthly instalments. We use WorldPay to handle all our online payments as it is a payment platform which is a global leader in payment processing offering superior security for both you and us as a company. For any further info or to organise monthly instalment payments, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Pay in instalments, interest free
We’re well aware that adventures can be a significant investment so we’ve set out to make it easy to afford. Once you’ve put down your deposit, you can pay the remaining balance off in monthly instalments with no extra charges so you can get out there and live your dream.

Trip info available through our mobile app 24/7
On booking your trip, you’ll receive all the exciting trip info via our mobile travel app. You’ll have access to all your itinerary, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24/7 via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip info

On joining us for the Vietnam to Cambodia Cycling Adventure, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app. You’ll have access to the itinerary, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead.

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this cycling adventure and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the destinations that we visit in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Jim has lead this cycling trip on numerous occasions, so he’s well placed to answer any of your questions, no matter how big or small. This trip is often a favourite amongst our leaders too.

Flights

Flight from UK to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (between 12 – 16 hours)
On signing up for the trip, we’ll provide you with the recommended flights to book or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL & ABTA protected Flight Agent at the cost of the flight.

Flights are not included in your package to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use your frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Cambodia if you wish. The recommended flights for this will include airport transfers in Vietnam and Cambodia.

There are direct flights from London and non-direct flights from major airports across the UK. Flights are operated by British Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Qatar, Turkish Airlines and Cathay Pacific cost upwards £485pp economy return depending on the airline and when you book.

Passport

All nationalities require a full passport. For the most up to date passport info, please visit the FCO website.

Visas

Vietnam: A visa is no longer needed for British, German, French, Spanish and Italian citizens travelling to Vietnam (for all purposes) for a period of up to 15 days, and on the basis of meeting all conditions prescribed by Vietnamese laws. The visa exemption period will end on 30 June 2021. For the most up to date info, please visit the FCO website.

Cambodia: An electronic visa (e-Visa) facility is available via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation website at the cost of $37. A tourist visa can be obtained on arrival for British nationals at most border crossings. Two passport photos are required. The cost is US$30, although an additional express fee of US$5-6 may be incurred at the border. For the most up to date info, please visit the FCO website.

Travel Insurance & Global Rescue Membership

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, activities undertaken, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects and COVID-19 travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

Global Rescue Membership

For peace of mind whilst trekking in the mountains, Global Rescue provides short term membership giving access to travel, security, medical advisory and evacuation services up to $US500,000.  They’re a specialised field rescue company, and assist from the point of illness or injury by getting you to the closest and most appropriate medical facilities to get stabilised. Once fit to fly if you require additional inpatient treatment Global Rescue will further evacuate and repatriate to your home hospital on record. These services are all covered through their upfront membership fee with no claims process.  For more info, please click here.

 

Vaccinations & Allergies

Vaccinations
There are currently no mandatory vaccination requirements for Vietnam or Cambodia however we would recommend: Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Diphtheria

For the most up to date details on vaccinations, please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 8 weeks in advance of travel and check the latest health advice for Slovenia from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website.

Apart from the recent COVID-19 pandemic there are no other health risks in Vietnam or Cambodia. We are monitoring and activating the guidelines and recommendations put in place by the respective governments and World Health Organisation as a result of COVID-19. You will receive our operational guidelines for this expedition when you join the trip and hand sanitiser and face masks will be provided for travel. Rest assured your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

Severe allergies
If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not carried as standard by AE leaders and crew. Whilst your leader is aware of our trekkers medical history, please also inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Safety and Well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The Vietnam to Cambodia Cycling Adventure is intentionally challenging and requires individual preparation as the trip is designed to take you out of your every-day comfort zone and achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place.

Leaders and Crew

An Adventurous Ewe UK Cycle Leader will accompany groups of over 10 people and is an experienced cycling guide. Leaders have been carefully selected to ensure you have the best experience with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. Your Leader will be Wilderness First Aid trained too.

Your Local Leaders are a key part to this trip. They are expertly trained and experienced in every field of this cycling trip, bilingual (English and Vietnamese / Cambodian) and qualified in first aid and/or Wilderness First responder. They also have a huge passion for what they do and have plenty of knowledge ready to share with you. They are responsible for ensuring the complete safety, well-being and enjoyment of the team whilst also retaining a flexible and fun attitude. The Leaders have radio and phone contact with base, the local office and Adventurous Ewe’s HQ.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group trips to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety & well-being and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size for this trip to run is 10 people and the maximum group size is 24 people.

You are most welcome to join this trip as a group of friends, family or colleagues or as a solo traveller. You are also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

If you have a group of over 10 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trip for your team, your charity or your company. Please get in touch for more info at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Level of Difficulty

The Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle is graded as Moderate’. The trip is designed for confident cyclists who may be new to multi-day cycling trips as well as those who have some experience of such trips. You will be cycling on a variety of terrain from smooth to broken tarmac roads and dirt tracks. Technical cycling skills are not required however we strongly advise that you train on similar terrain to get a feel for it.

Whilst the terrain has very few hills, temperatures will be hot and humid which makes cycling more challenging. Traffic levels in South East Asia are higher near the larger towns, so you should be comfortable riding occasionally in traffic. Your Guide will give a full briefing prior to each day of cycling and they are well trained and experienced in handling all scenarios and safety procedures in country to ensure your safety.

Preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this trip. A good level of fitness, endurance and some gritty determination will help you conquer each day. It is a team effort and not a race. This trip is to give you time to experience an incredible two wheeled journey whereby you can absorb the sights and smells of the landscapes and meet with the local people and learn about their way of life.

Training

A bespoke cycling training programme will be provided when join this trip to help you with your preparations and make sure you reach the start line knowing that you’re ready for the journey ahead.

The programme includes info, videos and an exclusive discount code for a 28 day kettlebell training programme & app which is ideal for strength and endurance training for those short on time. Plus it has great nutritional tips. The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is:

Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Training weekends

We have a variety of tailored training weekends available to ensure you’re fully prepared for your cycling adventure. These training weekends are the perfect way to help you gauge your fitness and training progress under the careful guidance of our experienced leaders. Plus the leaders will chat through your specific trip and also provide guidance and tips relating to clothing and equipment, health and well-being, packing, cycling skills, teamwork and much more to ensure you are fully prepared and ready for your adventure ahead. We predominantly host our training weekends in Snowdonia given the wide variety of terrain available to practice and where Chief Ewe’s, Jim or Sue, can meet you too. It’s a great way for you to meet fellow members of the flock and ask any questions, no matter how big or small. We’re here to make sure you’re ready.

For further info, please email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Kit

A full kit list and packing tips will be provided when you join this cycling adventure or please refer to the Trip Notes. In addition, an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code for  independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown, The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel where sustainability meets performance.

Equipment provided

Mountain bike hire provided (Trek X-Caliber 7 or Trek 4500). You need to supply your own cycling helmet which must be worn at all times whilst on your bike.

Rest assured any equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised.

Exclusive Kit and Equipment Discount Codes

To help you get the very best from your Vietnam to Cambodia trip, we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei sustainable performance apparel both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and your cycling adventure.

Weather

In Vietnam and Cambodia the weather will be hot and humid all year round and expect temperatures between 25°C – 39°C. The dry season runs from November to April with the monsoon between May and October. April and October are transition months. The dry season is characterised by hot days and generally clear skies, though you can expect the odd shower.

Accommodation
City/Town Local Hotel Room type (twin share basis)
Ho Chi Minh city Cosmopolitan*** (near airport,

about 2.7km far from Dist. 1)

Superior
Tra Vinh Cuu Long First Class
Can Tho Hau Giang Superior
Long Xuyen Dong Xuyen Superior
Chau Doc Hung Cuong/Ha Long Superior
Phnom Penh Frangipani Royal Palace Deluxe
Kampong Thom Golden Chen la Deluxe
Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Deluxe
Food & drinks

Meals are provided as outlined in your itinerary:
Breakfast x 8
Lunch x 8
Dinner x 8

The food on this trip is a real highlight as the Southeast Asian cuisine of freshly prepared dishes with strong aromatic flavours is a highlight. There’s a focus on herbs and citrus to ensure each dish packs a punch; chilli does feature highly too but is easily avoided if desired.

Typically most dishes will come with rice and many are often served in a banana leaf with a variety of dips and herbs served separately.

Travelling through two countries provides a different culinary experience as you cross the border; from the fish amok curry in Cambodia for a creamy coconut-based fragrant curry and the Banh Xeo (huge sizzling pancakes) found in Vietnam! Western food is readily available almost everywhere except in the Mekong Delta region.

Drinking water, local fruits, soft drink and snack will also be provided during your cycling days. We recommend you bring your own high calorie snacks, both sweet and savoury, electrolytes and rehydration sachets or powders such as Dioralyte.

Dietary requirements and food allergies – if you have any specific requirements, please let us know prior to departure so we can make the necessary arrangements for you. If you are gluten-free or dairy-free, please note that options are minimal in both these countries and we strongly recommend you bring specialised dietary items from home.

Drinking water – is provided. Please bring your own water bottles / camelbaks to refill. Your Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle is ideal for this trek.

Water-to-Go bottle

Adventurous Ewe has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that eliminates over 99.99% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-salt water source – for more info please click here. Adventurous Ewe cyclists will receive a free Water-to-Go bottle when departing on our Vietnam to Cambodia Cycling Adventure, and better still, 15% of the purchase value for replacement filters will be donated to our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth. Please help us reduce the volume of single use plastic across this precious planet.

Payment Info

Deposit of £295 per person is required on booking.

Remaining balance of £1660 per person is due for payment no later than 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date.

A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Please note, if you need to change your booking 60 days or more before your trip departure date you can make flexible date change, subject to availability, without incurring any admin costs. If you have already booked your flights, we recommend you check with your airline prior to making any changes to your trip booking. If you need to cancel your booking 60 days or more before your trip departure date, you will be issued with a credit note to the value of your payment that you can use for another overseas adventure of your choice, subject to availability.

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Our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe

Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +44(0)7747 346 588.

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
Oct 23, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
11 Days Available £295.00 £1955.00 Book Now
Feb 12, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
11 Days Available £295.00 £1955.00 Book Now
Oct 22, 2022
Nov 01, 2022
11 Days Available £295.00 £1955.00 Book Now

What's Included?

Pre-trip:

  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your trek from Adventurous Ewe
  • Cycle training guide & top tips
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei sustainable athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app, Vamoos
  • Digital trip briefing sent before your arrival in Vietnam
  • Public liability insurance
  • Financial Travel Protection for your booking
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go Bottle

During your trip:

  • Adventurous Ewe Leader (for groups over 10 people)
  • Local Leader, bike mechanic and support crew in Vietnam
  • Local Leader, bike mechanic and support crew in Cambodia
  • All ground crew per your itinerary
  • Bike hire (Trek X-Caliber 7 or Trek 4500) and spare parts
  • VHF radio comms
  • Road transfers via private air conditioned vehicle
  • Boat and ferry transfers
  • Accommodation – 8 nights in local hotels (twin share – share & save package)
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary (all breakfasts and dinners)
  • Drinking water, local fruits, soft drink and snack for cycling days
  • Medical kit and supplies
  • All logistical and safety management
  • All trip management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post trip.

What's Not Included?

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Return flights. These can be arranged for you at an additional cost through our Flight Agent who is ATOL protected
  • Airport transfers when not booked on Adventurous Ewe recommended flights
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal spending money and drinks
  • Meals not listed in your itinerary
  • Snacks, electrolytes, water purification tablets
  • Kit and equipment as listed on your kit list and medication
  • Tips for local crew
  • Single room supplement where available
  • Any associated costs with leaving the trip early.

 

Trip Extensions

If you wish to extend your stay in Cambodia or visit neighbouring countries, we can help you with plenty of recommendations of things to do and see. For more information, please contact us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Thoughtful and Responsible Tourism

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our trips in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical features embedded in our Vietnam to Cambodia Cycling Adventure are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Guides, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Staying in smaller-scale locally owned accommodation
  • Buying locally produced food and drink, and dining in locally owned restaurants
  • Supporting a charity restaurant where former street children are taught the principles of hospitality
  • Generating awareness of the current non-sustainable spider trade in Skuon
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible
  • Free Water-to-Go Bottle given to each trekker to help eliminate our plastic footprint
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.

As Sir David Attenborough said:

“Helping Cool Earth to halt tropical deforestation makes a real difference. Perhaps the biggest difference we will make in our whole lives.”

We will continue to invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth and we invite you, our valuable flock, to do the same. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by simply clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2.

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

Location
Asia & Australasia
Duration
11 days & 10 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£1955.00