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  • Blessing from a monk in Vietnam - Backroads Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos River Cruise Bike Tour
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Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Bike Tour

Along the Mighty Mekong River in Indochina

  • Sail and bike your way along the Mekong, one of the world's most captivating rivers and one of the richest in biodiversity
  • Marvel at Indochina's beauty, from the Khmer carvings at Angkor Wat to river life in the Vietnamese delta
  • Pedal peaceful roads past bucolic villages, emerald green rice paddies and lively floating markets
  • Engage your senses with the exotic sights, sounds and flavors of three distinct countries and cultures

It's a place of intriguing contrasts: exotic silks and down-to-earth rice farmers. Raw jungles and floating markets. Bustling cities and ancient temples. You might see a monk texting on a smartphone one moment and a family of six on a moped the next. Let the river be your guide to this mysterious part of Southeast Asia.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Behold the charms of Luang Prabang, ancient capital of the historic Kingdom of Laos and now a World Heritage site | Ride to quiet neighboring villages | Give alms as monks walk through the streets in morning procession.

Days 3-4 Fly to Cambodia, then discover Angkor as you pedal among iconic stone monuments, learning about the Khmer civilizations | Receive a water blessing from a monk | Visit a market and an artisan's workshop | Greet the sunrise over Angkor Wat | Explore the Roluos Group, temples dating back to the 9th century and hailed as Angkor's oldest | A local family invites us into their home for lunch.

Days 5-6 Travel by air from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh | Experience French colonial architecture, lively cafés and colorful markets | Board our luxury river ship to start our Mekong River cruise | Float across the Cambodian border into vibrant Vietnam.

Days 7-9 Cycle and sail narrow waterways to an ecological reserve | Admire fine handicrafts in silk- and rattan-making workshops | Enjoy the views as you cruise along the Mekong | On foot, witness the buzz of activity on the busy docks of Sa Dec | Savor a final ride along the Mekong as it widens into a vast delta, arriving by bike and boat at Cai Be, known for its floating market | Journey to Ho Chi Minh City.

Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.

Of course there are other companies who'll take you cruising on the Mekong River. But with biking included? Look no further than Backroads! We're the only tour company providing this totally unique combination. And we think it's the ultimate way to experience this legendary river. With our unparalleled cycling routes, superlative support and amazing trip leaders, you'll enjoy rich, authentic experiences that are a result of our years of research and cultivated relationships in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Christian Chumbley- Regional Manager - Asia

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

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.

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 a range of stateroom categories. Since the ship has only 26 cabins, making it the perfect size for visiting small shoreline communities, few suites are available. The top-tier staterooms often fill fast so book as early as possible if this is important to you.

Biking in an Emerging World

Your journey through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos 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, especially in larger cities like Phnom Penh. In the countryside, many of our routes have little traffic, but are remote enough that they also lack some of the usual roadside comforts, like bathrooms or cafés serving cold drinks. 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! Due to the varied road conditions on our routes, we have specially fitted our bikes 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.
$6,998 - $7,548
pp dbl. occ.
(+$3,300 to $3,600 for sgl. occ.)
Internal air:
$400 to $450


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Luang Prabang, Laos/Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Premiere Hotels & Ship*

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La Residence Phou Vao

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Luang Prabang (2 nights)

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

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." (pool, spa)

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Phnom Penh (1 night)

With a distinguished blend of Khmer, art deco and French colonial architecture, this iconic hotel has offered unmatched luxury since 1929. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Heritage Line

Heritage Line 

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Jahan or Jayavarman (3 nights)

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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Of course there are other companies who'll take you cruising on the Mekong River. But with biking included? Look no further than Backroads! We're the only tour company providing this totally unique combination. And we think it's the ultimate way to experience this legendary river. With our unparalleled cycling routes, superlative support and amazing trip leaders, you'll enjoy rich, authentic experiences that are a result of our years of research and cultivated relationships in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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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.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
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2 20* 600 25* 600 32 800
3 15* 0 24* 200 31* 200
4 12* 0 28* 200 34 200
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Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

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  • 16 or more guests: from $6,898 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $6,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $7,398 pp dbl occ

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