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Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour

Vietnam's Hanoi to Cambodia's Angkor Ruins

From $5,598 - $6,298 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights

(+$1,400 for sgl. occ.)

Internal air: $560 to $630


Asking “Why Indochina?” is like asking why you ride. The anticipation of what's around the corner? The thrill of a place you've never been? Maybe it's the serenity of a 2,000-year-old footpath. The fun of passing rice paddies in a blur of speed. Or touching Angkor's ethereal ruins. Everything that's exhilarating about biking makes this trip an adventure. 

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Vietnam & Cambodia

Hanoi, Vietnam/Siem Reap, Cambodia

Vietnam Cambodia Map

Highlights

  • Journey by air to Hué, once the capital of imperial Vietnam, and discover an important Vietnam war site
  • Cycle over Ocean Cloud Pass to Danang and explore beautifully preserved Hoi An, Vietnam's oldest town
  • Partake in a traditional water blessing, a solemn ritual that locals practice to bring good luck
  • Behold a sunrise ride to the dramatic Angkor Wat ruins—a memorable experience and unforgettable sight!
Vietnam & Cambodia

Hanoi, Vietnam/Siem Reap, Cambodia

Vietnam Cambodia Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 With its treelined boulevards, parks and French colonial architecture, Hanoi is called the “Paris of the Orient” | Relics of past empires line your ride through rural villages | Share the road with food carts, water buffalo, locals scootering to work and kids biking to school | Depending on the season, enjoy peach blooms, the blaze of flame trees along the Perfume River or the profusion of lotus blossoms on Tinh Tam Lake.

Days 3-4 Get to know the historic monuments of Hué, including the Royal Citadel, site of intense conflict during the Vietnam War | Well-preserved Hoi An, Vietnam's oldest town, is a delight to explore | Bike over Ocean Cloud Pass en route to Danang | Savor some of Asia's freshest and tastiest cuisine.

Days 5-6 Reach Cambodia by flight, then ride through the stunning Angkor ruins, a metropolis built to glorify Khmer kings | Shop for keepsakes on Cam Kim, an island famous for ornate wood carvings | Pedal past vibrant green rice paddies on peaceful roads.

Days 7-8 Visit iconic temples such as Bayon and Ta Prohm | Cycle through tall grass, past ox carts, stilt homes, old Chinese tractors, and ponds teeming with kids swimming or fishing | Spin through quiet rural villages | Take an early morning bike ride to Angkor Wat and wander around the temple grounds on foot.

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. View cancellation policy.

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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 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $5,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $5,598 - $6,298 pp dbl. occ.
8 days / 7 nights

(+$1,400 for sgl. occ.)

Internal air: $560 to $630


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Premiere Hotels

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi (1 night)

La Residence Hotel & Spa
La Résidence Hôtel & Spa

Hué (2 nights)

The Nam Hai
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Hoi An (2 nights)

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

Siem Reap (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Vietnam and Cambodia

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This was a trip of a lifetime!

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from Washington, DC

Comments about Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour:

AMAZING! I can't say enough about our amazing guides, the fantastic itinerary and the beautiful scenery of Vietnam and Cambodia. The trip was so unique and Backroads really brought these emerging destinations to life. I wish I could go back and revisit every country the Backroads way!

 
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An AMAZING trip!!!

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from The Woodlands, Tx.

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Comments about Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour:

Being a female, traveling solo to Southeast Asia was a bit daunting. I almost cancelled the entire trip. One of the BR representatives encouraged me to speak to folks that had experienced the very same trip. Several phone numbers were given to me, I called each one, & received calls & accolades from every person. Several were in the midst of planning their next BR trip, & now I see why. Our guides Kevin, Dragon, & Boren were so good @ making the entire experience seamless. Not to mention downright fun! It was an elegant adventure!! What a fabulous company!! Bravo Backroads!!!

 
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Honeymoon Heaven!

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from San Francisco, CA

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Comments about Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour:

When my husband and I finely decided to get married, we could think of no better way to honeymoon than on a Backroads trip. And, what better plade than exotic Asia? The lodging, food and local connections where top-notch. Backroads made the crazy logistics seem like a breeze.

We really enjoyed the unhurried pace of the trip. We saw so much but felt relaxed and unhurried. I highly, highly recommend this trip to anyone that wants to dig a little deeper and see Vietnam and Cambodia by bike.

 
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Fabulous trip!

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from Toronto

Comments about Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour:

Great mix of sites, roads. Great support from Backroads.

 
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Comments about Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour:

This was a custom group trip and I was the co-ordinator from the client end. I gave Backroads a massive wish list and they were able to incorporate every element: fabulous food, great hotels, art, tons of exercise. Our guides were phenomenal and they were very in tune with the flavour of the group. I have worked with Backroads on numerous occasions with custom groups and each time, they absolutely nail it.

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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 Residence Hotel & 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)

The Nam Hai

Four Seasons Resort 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. (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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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 (drag to see full )

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)
Trúc Bach Walk (1.5 Miles)
2 30 0
Flight to Hué, Vietnam
3 19 500 36 500
Khai Dinh Mausoleum Guided Walk (30 Minutes)
Hué Royal Citadel Guided Walk (1 Hour)
4 21* 100 35 2500
29* 500
5 28* 100
Hoi An Cooking Class (2 Hours)
6 15 0
Flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia
7 22 0 29 0
Ta Prohm Temple Guided Walk (30 Minutes)
8 13 0
Angkor Wat Guided Walk (1.5 Hours)
 

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 shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level 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.

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Road Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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!Due to the varied road conditions on our routes, we have specially fitted our bikes in Vietnam and Cambodia to maximize your comfort and control. In Vietnam, you'll have the choice of Backroads bicycles with upright or drop handlebars. In Cambodia, all Backroads bikes 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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Vietnam and Cambodia

No Hotels You Have to Rationalize

Backroads is the only active travel company exploring Vietnam and Cambodia that ensures you enjoy the finest accommodations throughout your trip. We don't try to cut costs by slipping in inferior hotels alongside one or two good ones. We choose properties with the luxury amenities you expect – plus easy access to the best rides. By upholding our high standards and managing every aspect ourselves, we remain the leader that others follow in this part of the world.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Vietnam and Cambodia are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

The Best Leaders in Vietnam and Cambodia

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Vietnam and Cambodia, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Vietnam and Cambodia that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Vietnam and Cambodia you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great biking trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Vietnam and Cambodia, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politics – and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

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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!Due to the varied road conditions on our routes, we have specially fitted our bikes in Vietnam and Cambodia to maximize your comfort and control. In Vietnam, you'll have the choice of Backroads bicycles with upright or drop handlebars. In Cambodia, all Backroads bikes 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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