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Vietnam & Cambodia Family Bike Tour New!

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  • Exclusive access to an ancient Hanoi temple rarely visited by foreign travelers
  • Hoi An: Vietnam's oldest town, beautifully preserved and a delight to explore
  • A sunset from atop the Angkor Wat ruins: an unforgettable sight! 
  • Explore the historic monuments of Hué, once the capital of imperial Vietnam
  • You're in for a treat - savor some of the most delicious cuisine in Asia 

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Old Indochina from Hanoi to Angkor Wat

If you're in charge of the family vacation this year, don't pack the car. Pack your family's passports and do something truly unforgettable. Take a rickshaw. Buy a wood carving right out of a craftsman's hands. Walk through a long-lost capital city. Explore mysterious temples and ancient ruins. Glide quietly passed rice paddies, farmers walking oxen and homes perched high on stilts. Discover bustling markets and vibrant cultures, watching your family's eyes grow wider each day. Pack in a week's worth of unforgettable. Pack your bags for Vietnam and Cambodia.

Straight Talk We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

Biking in an Emerging World

Your journey through Vietnam and Cambodia will probably be unlike any other travel experience. The people you'll meet and places you'll visit will likely stay with you for a very long time. As wonderfully fulfilling as travel is in this region, it's not always easy. These are developing countries and even something as simple as crossing the road can be a challenge.

Our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, making your next extraordinary encounter always within reach. Of course, we can't remove haze and noise from the air, or replace a poorly maintained road. But if you can be flexible and approach the region with an open mind, you'll enjoy your trip to the fullest!

Straight Talk
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in an Emerging World

Your journey through Vietnam and Cambodia will probably be unlike any other travel experience. The people you'll meet and places you'll visit will likely stay with you for a very long time. As wonderfully fulfilling as travel is in this region, it's not always easy. These are developing countries and even something as simple as crossing the road can be a challenge.

Our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, making your next extraordinary encounter always within reach. Of course, we can't remove haze and noise from the air, or replace a poorly maintained road. But if you can be flexible and approach the region with an open mind, you'll enjoy your trip to the fullest!

Days 1-2 Indulge in some of Asia's freshest and tastiest cuisine  With its treelined boulevards, French Colonial architecture, lakes and parks, Hanoi is called the "Paris of the Orient"  On foot and via bicycle rickshaw, explore the city's bustling neighborhoods Grand mausoleums of past empires punctuate your ride through small rural communities Experience a cycling thrill like no other: share the road with food carts, water buffalo, locals scootering to work and kids biking to school Enjoy the delicate peach blooms in spring or the blaze of flame trees in summer along the Perfume riverbank and the profusion of lotus blossoms on Tinh Tam Lake.

Days 3-4 Explore the historic monuments of Hué, once the capital of imperial Vietnam, including the Royal Citadel, modeled after China's Forbidden City and the site of intense conflict during the Vietnam War Hoi An: Vietnam's oldest town, beautifully preserved and a delight to discover  Bike over Ocean Clouds Pass en route to Danang.

Days 5-6 Searching for a keepsake? There are plenty to pick from on Cam Kim, an island famous for ornate wood carvings Leaving the tourists behind, pedal past bucolic settlements and vibrant green rice paddies on wonderfully quiet roads Ride through Cambodia's exciting ruins of Angkor, a former metropolis built to glorify a succession of Khmer kings.

Days 7-8 Visit Angkor Wat's iconic temples such as Bayon and Ta Prohm  Ride through tall grass, past ox carts, wooden homes held up by stilts, old Chinese tractors, and ponds usually teeming with kids swimming or fishing Spin through peaceful, seemingly undiscovered rural villages Take a sunrise bike ride to Angkor Wat and explore on foot through the temple grounds.

Premiere Inns

Sofitel Legend Metropole
Sofitel Legend Metropole

Hanoi (1 night) This five-star historic landmark is a French Colonial gem set in the heart of old Hanoi. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List; Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

La Résidence Hôtel & Spa
La Résidence Hôtel & Spa

Hué (2 nights) A blend of Asian and Colonial charm, this boutique hotel is housed in the former governor's mansion on the bank of the Perfume River. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa, tennis)

The Nam Hai
The Nam Hai

Hoi An (2 nights) This luxury all-villa resort is set on pristine China Beach, near the picturesque port town of Hoi An. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List; Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa, tennis)

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor

Siem Reap (2 nights) Described by Andrew Harper as a "stylish and beautifully restored landmark resort-hotel surrounded by a 15-acre park, less than five miles from Angkor Wat." Condé Nast Traveler Gold List; Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa, tennis)

Guest Reviews About This Trip

Nothing brings a family closer than experiencing an exotic country together. That's why our Vietnam & Cambodia Family Trip is all about discovering the sights, sounds, cultures and history of this incredible region as a family. You'll all enjoy pedaling past water buffalo in the countryside, tasting fresh local treats in the market and learning about early emperors and modern life from our local friends. And kids will especially love exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat - even adults have fun channeling their inner Indiana Jones or Lara Croft in these majestic forgotten temples!
Christian Chumbley - Regional Manager, Asia

Trip Dates & Prices

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This Trip Is Rated Level 1-4

Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Cyclo Tour of Hanoi`s Old Quarter (45 Minutes)
Ngoc Ha Walk (4 Miles)
2 30 0
Hué Royal Citadel Guided Walk (1 Mile)
3 18 500 35 500
Khai Dinh Tomb Guided Walk (30 Minutes)
4 35* 1800 52* 1800
5 26* 100
6 15 0
Travel Day
7 22 0
30 0
Ta Prohm Temple Guided Walk (30 Minutes)
8 20 0
Angkor Wat Guided Walk (1 Hour)
 
note:

There is less than 25% of riding on hard-packed dirt on this trip. Since the overwhelming majority of the trip is paved, we've elected to use standard road bike tires on our titanium road bikes. Most guests find this to be the right answer. If you prefer to skip the dirt, a shuttle is always a possibility.

* Includes a shuttle

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2015

8 - 9 guests from $6,198 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $5,398 pp dbl. occ.
10 - 11 guests from $5,698 pp dbl. occ.
Internal flights from $570.

For 35 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Vietnam & Cambodia tour experts. See our award-winning Asia & the Pacific biking tours, Asia & the Pacific walking and hiking tours and Asia & the Pacific multisport tours.

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All meals included except 1 lunch, 2 dinners

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