Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $8,499 - $9,249 /person

+$550   internal air

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels & Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels & Ship

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Oct-Dec 2025: Jan, Mar, Oct-Dec

From $8,499 - $9,249 /person

( +$550  internal air )

Cycle & Sail along the Mighty Mekong

Bike through a land of intriguing contrasts: exotic silks and down-to-earth rice farmers. Explore daily life in this atmospheric world. Bustling cities and ancient temples. Mornings observing monks' rituals unchanged for centuries, evenings spent enjoying modern comforts on the river. Let the Mekong be your guide to this mysterious part of Southeast Asia—it's adventure travel at its finest.

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Highlights

  • Sail and bike your way along the captivating and mighty Mekong River, one of the world's richest in biodiversity
  • Ride peaceful roads past bucolic villages, colorful markets, emerald green rice paddies and temple ruins
  • Engage your senses with the exotic sights, sounds and flavors of three distinct countries and cultures
  • Marvel at Indochina's beauty, from the Khmer carvings at Angkor Wat to river life along the Mekong Delta

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour map

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Start Luang Prabang, Laos

End Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Behold the charms of Luang Prabang, a World Heritage site • Our bike tour brings you to quiet neighboring villages and a colorful artisan market • Float down the Mekong on a misty morning to three-tiered Kuang Si Falls • Visit impressive 16th-century Wat Xieng Thong, a former royal temple considered one of the most important Buddhist sites in Laos.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao
Luang Prabang
Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by lush mountains, this elegant French colonial hotel invites you to unwind at its peaceful spa and in its infinity pool overlooking the jungle. (pool, spa)

Accommodations may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Observe local Buddhists giving alms to monks who walk through the streets in morning procession • Tour a local market where you can taste the regional flavors • Fly to Cambodia, then discover Angkor as you bike among iconic stone monuments • Receive a water blessing from a monk—a traditional ritual to bring good luck and happiness that’s been performed since ancient times • Explore richly decorated temples like Bayon and Ta Prohm.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Siem Reap
Premiere Hotel

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." (pool, spa)

Accommodations may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 5

Description

Greet the sunrise over Angkor Wat—a magical experience • Cycle past spectacular temple ruins illuminated by the soft light of morning • Travel by air from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, a sprawling capital city known for its French colonial architecture.

Accommodations

Night 5

Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Phnom Penh
Premiere Hotel

With a distinguished blend of Khmer, art deco and French colonial architecture, this iconic hotel has offered unmatched luxury since 1929. (pool, spa)

Accommodations may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 6-9

Description

Board our luxury river ship to start our Mekong River cruise • Float across the Cambodian border into vibrant Vietnam • Cruise to Tan Chau, where we hop on bikes for a riverside spin • Enjoy the views as you sail along the Mekong • Witness the buzz of activity on the busy docks of Sa Dec as you explore a local market • Savor a final ride along the Mekong as it widens into a vast delta • Savor a Vietnamese lunch at our friend's home • Journey to modern Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodations

Nights 6-8

Jahan Heritage Line Ship
Mekong River
| Premiere Ship

Blending the very best of old-world Europe and Indochina in its sophisticated décor, superb cuisine and top-notch service, this ship exudes bygone elegance. (pool, spa)

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations, Group Size & Meals

For three nights, the Heritage Line ship is your floating luxury hotel, taking you into a remote region rarely explored by bicycle! We've limited our Backroads group size to 26, but just like any hotel, we'll be sharing the ship with other guests. These 52-passenger ships are custom-designed with a variety of inviting common spaces so you'll have plenty of room for both relaxing and socializing with other guests. All dinners are prepared by the ship's classically trained chefs and are served on board in the ship's dining rooms.

Itinerary Flexibility: Going with the Flow
Our daily itinerary while cruising on the Mekong is based on scheduled sailing times and as a result some days have more opportunities for exploring on land while other days have more sailing time. Every river has its own unique temperament and for centuries water levels have shifted due to rain, temperature and agriculture. Should any unforeseen change due to low or high water happen during your river cruise, we will work closely with Heritage Line's captain and staff, who are very experienced in going with the flow. Depending on the situation, our leaders may adjust the rides and activities as necessary.
Stateroom Categories

In contrast to our land-based hotels, which have similar room categories, the Heritage Line ships offer two stateroom categories: Superior and Deluxe.

Biking in an Emerging World

As wonderfully fulfilling as travel is in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, it's not always easy. These are developing countries and even something as simple as crossing the road can be a challenge (watch out for that scooter!). In the countryside, our routes have manageable traffic, but are remote enough that they also lack most of the usual roadside comforts, like bathrooms or cafés.

Our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, but we can't remove haze and noise from the air, or replace a poorly maintained road—its all part of the experience here! Due to the varied road conditions on our routes, we have specially fitted our bikes in each of the three countries to maximize your comfort and control. All Backroads bikes on this trip come with upright handlebars, as the terrain includes some rough roads with dirt and sand sections. Upright handlebars are safer and more comfortable over these mixed-surface roads.

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Accommodations

The Best of Both Worlds

Enjoy an exciting combination of stylish retreats nestled into stunning landscapes and scenic views from the comfort of a floating hotel.

Accommodations may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao
Luang Prabang

Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by lush mountains, this elegant French colonial hotel invites you to unwind at its peaceful spa and in its infinity pool overlooking the jungle. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-4

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Siem Reap

Premiere Hotel

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." (pool, spa)

Night 5

Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Phnom Penh

Premiere Hotel

With a distinguished blend of Khmer, art deco and French colonial architecture, this iconic hotel has offered unmatched luxury since 1929. (pool, spa)

Nights 6-8

Jahan Heritage Line Ship
Mekong River

Premiere Ship

Blending the very best of old-world Europe and Indochina in its sophisticated décor, superb cuisine and top-notch service, this ship exudes bygone elegance. (pool, spa)

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From $8,499 - $9,249 /person

+$550   internal air

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Bikes

Ready to Ride

On this trip where Backroads custom titanium bikes are not available, we offer local bikes that are well suited for the terrain on our routes.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only

From $8,499 - $9,249 /person

+$550   internal air

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