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Mekong Cruise & Cycle

  • 21 Nov
  • -
  • 29 Nov 2020
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  • 9 days

$4990

per person

Availability: 20 places

  • Ancient

  • Art

  • Religious

  • Biking

  • Food

  • Jungle

  • Photo

Tour from Saigon, Vietnam, to the ancient Kingdom of Angkor in Cambodia. This Bike and Boat adventure on the Mekong River is specially made to accommodate both cyclists and non-riding partners.
 
Your Ship: The Toum Tiou is privately chartered by Grasshopper Adventures. The ship comes with 10 private cabins (4 main deck and 6 upper deck) with private bathroom and AC. 
 
Prices per person
Main Deck sharing USD 4990.-
Main Deck single use USD 6490.-
Upper Deck sharing USD 5690.-
Upper Deck single use USD 7690.-

Included:
6 nights on cruise with RV Toum Tiou I 
2 nights at Shinta Mani Ankor or similar
Domestic flight Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Meals as per itinerary 
Entrance fees
High quality bicycles and helmets, mechanic
Local English speaking guide
Local English speaking guide and minivan for non-cyclists  
 
Not Included:
Flights, visa, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, insurance, tipping, personal expenses
 
Min/Max Passenger 
8 to 20 guests 
 

Day 1

Welcome to Saigon!

Meet us at the meeting point 9 am, and join us on a walking food tour of this culinary hotspot city. Along the way, taste local specialties such as Vietnamese coffee, chocolate, and beer. We embark our ship in the afternoon to start the voyage on the canal. First dinner together on board.


Riding: -

Meal: LD

Mekong bike and boat

Day 2

Village and Forest Ride, Cruise to My Tho

Our first ride will take us around the Mekong Delta. The Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia and originates in China. We’ll explore this lush delta with a ride through the riverside villages and bamboo forests. Back on board for lunch, we sail up the river to My Tho.  Non-cyclists relax on board the ship as they take in the views of the Mekong Delta life.


Riding: 25km

Meals: BLD

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Day 3

Continue to Cai Be

We’ll offer you a morning and afternoon ride. It is your choice to join one or the other, or both. Visit the busy floating villages followed by traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local home.

In the afternoon we cycle to Cai Be, a delta village full of friendly children. We will enjoy a dinner in town before heading back to the ship for overnight.

Riding: 35-65km

Meals: BLD

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Day 4

Bike & Boat to Cao Lanh

Cycle along the river banks to Sa Dec, a pleasant colonial town. Lunch is back on board the ship.

In the afternoon, we will explore shaded paths through local villages with handicrafts such as woven mats or even ship builders. We almost reach the busy city of Cao Lanh where we embark our ship again for dinner.

Riding: 35-65km

Meals: BLD

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Day 5

Cruise into Cambodia

Last ride through the Vietnamese portion of this adventure before we return to the ship at 11am and continue to the border with Cambodia. Once the border formalities are sorted, we cruise around Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh for sunset.

Riding: 30km
Meals: BLD

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Day 6

Explore Silk Island

Silk Island (local name Koh Dac), near Phnom Penh, is known for the local women and their silk weaving skills. We’ll have a chance to learn about the process of weaving before we head back to the boat for lunch. In the afternoon, we explore more of the Mekong river banks around Phnom Penh

Riding: 20-40km

Meals:BLD

Cambodia forest

Day 7

Tour of Phnom Penh

Busy and bustling Phnom Penh has many hidden gems to offer, such as the Art Deco Central Market donated by the French.
The past though carries a dark history when in the 1970s the city fell to the Khmer Rouge and became totally deserted. In early 2000s Phnom Penh and the country started slowly to get back on its feet. Join us for a walking tour around town before we transfer to the airport and catch the flight to Siem Reap, home to Angkor.

Riding: -
Meals: BLD

Cambodia phnom penh

Day 8

The Temples of Angkor

We will get up early this morning to reach Angkor Wat just in time for the sunrise.
There will be a big crowed at the main temple, but don’t worry, for the rest of the day we have our hidden jungle paths to avoid the tourist hordes.
After a private breakfast behind Angkor Wat, we will continue on bikes and visit iconic temples such as Ta Prohm and Bayon, and some lesser-known ancient ruins.    

Lunch is served at the Sra Srang Reservoir in the temple complex before we had back to the hotel and an afternoon to realx.

We enjoy our last dinner together and then take you out to see the fantastic show at Phare Circus, run by a professional training center for arts.

 

Riding: 25km

Meals: BLD

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Day 9

End of the Tour

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Angkor National Museum and then make our way to see the NGO APOPO’s giant rats detect land mines! Don’t worry, the rats and you will be safe. We’ll finish the morning at coffee place before returning to the hotel for a final good bye.

 

Riding: -

Meals: B

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