Bike, Hike and Kayak Laos and Cambodia
If you're looking for an active adventure exploring the depth and beauty of these two gems of Indochina, this is the journey for you! This trip combines the best of Laos and Cambodia into one compact, exciting itinerary-including kayaking, hiking, cycling and visits to small villages and intriguing cities. Our comfortable, geared bikes, support crew and steady pace mean that you'll be free to enjoy the scenery along the way, with our backup vehicle available to give tired riders a break at any time. Our journey begins in Laos in the tranquil small city of Luang Prabang, where we cycle and hike between its exquisite golden temples and to nearby caves and waterfalls. From here we head to the popular river town of Vang Vieng where we'll explore limestone caves and kayak on the scenic Nam Song River. We then head to the capital of Vientiane where we'll enjoy the city's temples and handsome colonial architecture by bike. We then fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia where we visit the floating stilt villages by of the Tonlé Sap Lake via kayak, explore ancient ruins including Banteay Srey Temple, known for its pink sandstone and deep, intricate carvings. A trek to Kulen Mountain gives us a further insight into the Khmer Empire; the life size elephant statues we will encounter deep jungle are a captivating sight.Our trip concludes after exploring the glorious ancient temples, pagodas and terraces of Angkor by bike. The combination of stunning scenery, back roads adventuring and engagement with local culture makes this an ideal trip for anyone looking for an active and engaging journey in Laos and Cambodia.
|DAY 1||Join Luang Prabang|
|DAY 2||Cycle Luang Prabang (20km)|
|DAY 3||Hike Kuang Sii waterfalls (3hrs)|
|DAY 4||Transfer to Vang Vieng by road (5hrs)|
|DAY 5||Vang Vieng, kayaking on Nam Song River (2hrs)|
|DAY 6||Transfer to Vientiane|
|DAY 7||Cycle Vientiane (55km)|
|DAY 8||Fly to Siem Reap visit Banteay Srey (55km)|
|DAY 9||Hike to Kulen Mountain (5hrs)|
|DAY 10||Tonle Sap River cycle (35km) and kayak (1hr)|
|DAY 11||Cycle Angkor temple complex (40km)|
|DAY 12||In Siem Reap, trip concludes|
This trip was one of the best I have been on - a great range of activities but with the opportunity to do your own thing as well. The company of 'like minded' travellers was fantastic - lots of laughs and good memories. The insight of the guides, Nak and Lao, was excellent and their willingness to share their personal stories added to my understanding of Cambodia and Laos.