HO CHI MINH TO SIEM REAP CYCLING CHALLENGE - 8 Days

Cambodia, Vietnam | Minimum Age – 14 years | Difficulty Level – 3.5

Cycle from Ho Chi Minh City, the political capital of Vietnam to Siem Reap, the cultural capital of Cambodia riding past cities of Chau Doc, Phnom Penh and many cultural and historical highlights. Our ride past the rural back roads, rice plantations and villages will introduce us to the lives of the locals and along the way we’ll give our time to understanding and contributing to community projects in the region. We will end at the stunning UNESCO Heritage Angkor Temples – a visual, architectural and artistic marvel and one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Here stories from archaeologists and anthropologists will bring to life thousands of years old history. The maximum distance on this fully supported ride is 40km per day making it suitable for cyclists of abilities.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Visit two countries and gain a better understanding of history and culture of the region
  • Explore Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Sambor Prei Kuk, Banteay Srei & Siem Reap to learn about rural and urban life in the region
  • Challenge yourself with completing a 280 kms ride which incorporates wholistic outdoor leadership skills, team work, and self awareness
  • Stay with the locals for a night in a local homestead in rural Cambodia & get introduced to new cultures
  • Visit schools, and families and work on local community projects, to gain an understanding into the challenging lives of the locals in this region
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - Independence, interdependence, leadership and more
  • Get rewarded with the certificate of accomplishment from DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

  • Cycle 280 kms from Vietnam to Cambodia
  • Visit UNESCO Heritage Angkor Temple Complex
  • Visit UNESCO Heritage Sambor Prei Kuk
  • Insights into History, Culture, Archaeology, Anthropology & Architecture
  • Community work with local NGOs
  • Outdoor Leadership Program
  • Talk by Archaeologists / Anthropologists

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.

FAQs

Flights are not included in your trip price. Should you like to travel on the same flight as our Trip Leader from India, we suggest the following flights ex-Bangalore:

Onward:
Wednesday FD 138 BLR 23:30 DMK 04:40 (Next day) 
Thursday FD 650 DMK 07.30 SGN 09:15
Return: 
Thursday FD 615 REP 15:15 DMK 16:25 
Thursday FD 137 DMK 20:55 BLR 23:00

You are welcome to book other flights if you find them suitable, however please aim to arrive and depart within 1 hour of the above group arrival at Ho Chi Minh and departure from Siem Reap to ensure the Trip Leader can personally receive and see you off. Helmet / cycling gear

Hybrid bicycles and helmets are already included on the trip. However, in case you’d like to carry your own seats, pedals, cleats or accessories, please contact us further information. This route is not suitable for road bicycles.

Safety of our participants is our top priority and this part of the world is very safe. The itinerary has been designed to take quiet backroads to avoid traffic and you will be travelling with experienced leaders. The villages are very safe, however, a trip like this comes with risks that any similar active trip may pose. We need that you follow the instructions of our Trip Leaders at all times for your own safety.

To make the best of this cycling challenge, we recommend that you train a bit to physically prepare yourself before the start of this trip. With an average cycling distance of 40km per day, on a flat terrain, this trip is of moderate difficulty and suitable for beginners. However, the support van will follow the group throughout the trip and you can opt to travel in the van should you not feel up to it on some occasion.

Yes, simple vegetarian food will be available on this trip. However, the style and cuisine is local and choices are fairly limited for vegetarians in this part of the world. We strongly recommend that you keep an open mind as this will help you cope with the whole experience. If you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies, do inform us prior to the trip so we can try to meet your needs.

Yes, both countries require a different visa. Even though Cambodia has visa on arrival, we prefer that everyone arranges their visa prior to the trip. Visa application process for both countries is simple and DoTheDifferent can help you with this.

Dates

Start Date End Date
19th July 2019
26th July 2019

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