Biking Coastal towns and Phnom Penh – 08 Days

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 8 days

  Detail Itinerary :

ITINERARY IN BRIEF
  • Day1.Arrival in Phnom Penh
  • Day2.Phnom Penh city tour
  • Day3.Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville
  • Day4.Sihanoukville – Kampot
  • Day5.Rabbit Island
  • Day6.Kampot – Takeo
  • Day7.Takeo – Phnom Penh
  • Day8.Departure

 

Detail Itinerary :
Day 1
Arrival in Phnom Penh (D)

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh you will meet our guide at the airport and transfer to hotel downtown. It is depend on the time you arrival that you would have a short city tour in the afternoon or just relax in the hotel after check-in. Phnom Penh is a bustling capital where traditional Asian customs meet essential western customs in a very charming way. In the evening we will have a tour briefing and welcome dinner with Khmer delicacies.

Summary:

Transfer airport – hotel: 30 mins
Meals: Welcome dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 2
Phnom Penh city tour (B/L)

Our city tour starts with a visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site is a former high school which was used as the Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the communist Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Then head to the famous Royal Palace which was built in 1866 under the French protectorate and King Norodom and the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. After the museum, we will scale up the steps of a small hill to see Wat Phnom Temple, the birth place of Phnom Penh. Lunch in local restaurant. We will spend the rest of day shopping at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market where you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodia’s special character through local specialties, their houses, their faces, Palaces and buildings of Khmer & Colonial style architecture.

Summary:

City tour: Full-day
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 3
Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville (B)

After our breakfast we depart for Cambodia’s foremost beach resort: Sihanoukville. Upon arrival in Sihanoukville we check in hotel and enjoy the beach. In the late afternoon we will fit the bikes and have a ride around town to “get in the mood of cycling”. We will visit a pagoda on top of the hill from where you can admire a great view along the coast of Sihanoukville before we return to our hotel. Overnight in Sihanoukville.

Summary:

Transfer to Sihanoukville: 4 hrs
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanoukville

Day 4
Sihanoukville – Kampot (B/L/D)

After breakfast we transfer about 15km out of town to avoid the steep hills and heavy traffic. The ride today is a real challenge for any rider not because of the difficult terrain but the long distance. We have to cover 80km. However, the support vehicle will be ready whenever you need. We cycle the coastal road to Kampot town which have the magnificent Elephant Mountains as a backdrop. We will ride through peaceful countryside and encounter friendly locals who will greet you with broad smiles and curious faces. Picnic lunch on the way. Kampot is a small provincial capital situated on the banks of a river with a relaxing and shady boulevard. There are still many French colonial buildings present in town and it has a truly relaxing atmosphere overlooking the mountain range and sunset over the river. Overnight in Kampot.

Summary:

Biking: 80 km, smooth paved road
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Kampot

Day 5
Rabbit Island (B/L)

A trip to the Cambodian coast simply would not be complete without some true island relaxation. In the morning after breakfast we take a short boat ride takes us to neighboring island of ‘Koh Tonsai’, or Rabbit Island, leaving us to enjoy the beaches, swimming, snorkeling and lunch with seafood. We also explore the island to learn about the simple rural life of the island’s residents. In the afternoon, take the boat back to Kampot. Overnight in Kampot.

Summary:

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Kampot

Day 6
Kampot – Takeo (B/L/D)

After breakfast we depart for Takeo, a small town that is truly Cambodian in any sense. Today is also a long riding day with 75km we have to cover. Again, the support vehicle will be ready whenever you need. Today we will have a combination of smooth paved road and slightly bumpy village roads. The accommodation for tonight is basic but comfortable enough to spend a night in Takeo. Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in guest house.

Summary:

Biking: 75 km, smooth paved road combined with village road
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Guesthouse in Takeo

Day 7
Takeo – Phnom Penh (B/L)

We depart early for Phnom Penh. The first leg of the trip is peaceful with riding through villages and fields. We would see Cambodian farmers working hard on their farms. We stop several times for a snack break and continue towards Tonle Bati Temple, an ancient Angkorian style temple which has been preserved quite well. The pretty garden around it makes it a great treat before you explore the massive Angkor Wat complex. Lunch in local restaurant and then we continue cycling to ward Phnom Penh. We arrive in Phnom Penh in late afternoon. Check in hotel and quite sure that we would be in mood for a glass of Angkor beer. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Summary:

Biking: 75 km, smooth paved road combined with village road
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 8
Departure

Breakfast and free at leisure until you transfer to the airport for flight home. Trip finishes.

Summary:

Transfer hotel – airport: 30 mins
Meals: Breakfast

Note
Trip included:
  • Private tours with English speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
  • All transfers with our A/C transport
  • Meals at local restaurant as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Cycling support by A/C vehicle
  • Bike hire and spares
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Cool water and tissue
  • Government tax
  • Service charge
  • Accommodations in twin/double share room
Trip excluded
  • International flight ticket
  • Visa stamps upon arrival of $30.00 per person
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • Other not stated above
  • Travel insurance