Cycle on lesser known paths
Look for these peculiar statues engulfed by massive trees
It's just right that local villagers are proud of these structures that are unique to the region
Have a go with Vietnam's best coffee from the town of Pleiku
Be the like the locals and enjoy the city in the best transport available
Delight in the vast sceneries of the ride
Observe the influences left behind by former rulers whether it's in the architecture or food
The most high-end accommodation in Pleiku with inviting rooms.

Cultural Road from Hoi An to Siem Reap

Duration
14 days
Site savings
$87
From
$2,813 USD

Riding along the Vietnamese coastline, visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hoi An, Southeast Asia’s major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries, and My Son, the ancient center of the Cham civilization. Stop at My Lai for a somber tour of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War, then head into the central highlands, riding through scenic countryside before reaching Pleiku, home of the best coffee in Vietnam. The next day, cross the border to Cambodia to explore the local Khmer life. Take a cruise on the Mekong River to see the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins and ride through the picturesque town of Siem Reap, which hosts the magnificent temple sites of the Angkor Wat complex.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    14 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    491.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    44.7 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Main Destination
    Hoi An
  • Distance
    491.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    44.7 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Hilly

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Hoi An

    Meet in the charming town of Hoi An, which was one of Southeast Asia's major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries, for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

  2. Day 2Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An

    Ride to see My Son, the ancient center of the Cham civilization. Although many of the temples were destroyed during the war, there is still enough of the archaeological site to impress most visitors.

    • 33.6 miles
  3. Day 3Hoi An – Quang Ngai – My Lai

    This morning, transfer from Hoi An toward Quang Ngai and begin the ride from a small village. The road is shaded by arching palm trees and surrounded by tended rice paddies. Stop at My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War.

    • 28.6 miles
  4. Day 4Quang Ngai – Kon Tum

    Today, leave the coast and head into the central highlands towards Quang Nam and on to Kon Tum. You have a pass to conquer today, Viloluk Pass (1,000m (3,280 ft) above sea level), but then are rewarded with a 20 km (12.4 mi) descent.

    • 55.9 miles
  5. Day 5Kon Tum – Pleiku

    Cycle through Jarai and Bhanar villages and see their communal houses with very steep and tall roofs. Next on the route, enter tea and coffee plantations before reaching Pleiku, home of the best coffee in Vietnam.

    • 37.3 miles
  6. Day 6Pleiku – Cambodia Border – Banlung

    After breakfast head to the border with Cambodia. Start riding to Banlung, one of the most far-flung of the Khmer provincial capitals and spend the night in the rustic surroundings of Terres Rouge Lodge.

    • 43.5 miles
  7. Day 7Banlung Rest Day

    A day of relaxation, a chance to enjoy a morning market, or take a picnic lunch and explore the mysterious crater lake of Boneng Yeak Laom, or just enjoy staying at the lodge where you'll meet up for dinner.

  8. Day 8Banlung – Stung Treng

    Get back in the saddle for a ride along a rustic highway to Stung Treng province. Ride through rice paddies and stop to enjoy the simple pleasures of rural life as you cycle towards the setting sun. Tonight, experience delicious Khmer food paired with very personalized service at Tonlé Tourism Training Center.

    • 68.4 miles
  9. Day 9Stung Treng – Kratie

    Today, cycle through rural villages, then board a boat at Kratie to enjoy an afternoon cruise on the Mekong River to see the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. At night, enjoy views of the Mekong from the roof top terrace of your hotel.

    • 52.8 miles
  10. Day 10Kratie – Kampong Cham

    Take a ferry across the Mekong to the town of Chhlong, and ride amongst the French colonial houses and Buddhist pagodas. Then cycle up to Wat Han Chey, an 8th century pre-Angkorian temple, to enjoy a picnic lunch and stunning views of the Mekong.

    • 52.8 miles
  11. Day 11Kampong Cham – Kampong Thom
  12. Day 12Kampong Thom – Siem Reap

    Today you take a transfer to the ancient bridge at Kampong Kdei, one of the best remaining examples of the 800-year-old Cambodian bridges. Later ride to Domdel village and transfer to Siem Reap, to the overnight hotel.

    • 40.4 miles
  13. Day 13Siem Reap – Angkor – Siem Reap

    This morning start your bike ride to Angkor Wat complex to see the biggest religious Hindu edifice in the world. You'll also visit Tah Prohm, famous from the film Tomb Raider. Continue to Angkor Thom, Bayon temple and end your day with a beautiful sunset in Angkor Park.

    • 18.6 miles
  14. Day 14Onward Travel

    You are free in the morning until it's time to be transferred to the airport.