Cambodia

Biking on the Mekong Islands

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

Cycle through incredible riverside scenery
  • View charming Cham communities along the Tongle Sap River
  • Visit a rare Chinese style pagoda
  • Enjoy a ferry ride around the Mekong island, Koh Otnyahdei
  • Observe the fascinating art of silk weaving

tour details

Travelling by bicycle is one of the best ways to explore Cambodia’s fertile lands, picturesque scenery and traditional villages. We’ll take a boat across Tonle Sap River and cycle north along the riverbank through an area populated by Cham communities, descendants of the ancient kingdom of Champa. As you ride, you’ll pass gardens and small wooden houses before crossing the peninsula to visit a Chinese-style Pagoda. We’ll then take a ferry to cross to Koh Otnyahdei and enjoy a gentle ride around this small Mekong island with its rich farmland and small village communities. Here, we’ll stop at a school to learn about Cambodia’s education system, as well as at a modern Khmer Wat and a silk weaving house. After crossing back to the mainland, we’ll continue our ride back to Phnom Penh.

tour description

25 km easy ride on mostly unpaved roads
Take a boat across the Tonle Sap River and cycle north along the far bank of the river. This area is populated mainly by Cham communities. Pass Coriander gardens and small wooden houses before crossing the peninsula to the ferry point.
Visit a Chinese style Pagoda while waiting for the ferry.
Take a ferry to cross to Koh Otnyahdei and take a gentle ride around this small Mekong Island with its fertile farmland and small village communities. Stop at a school to learn a little about Cambodia's school system, a typical modern Khmer Wat and a silk weaving house to see how those lovely silk scarves are produced.
Cross back to the mainland and ride back to the boat by a different route. Return to the city with a new view on Phnom Penh and on Cambodia.

includes

Private transportation
All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
Bottled water and cold towels

    excludes

    Surcharges for other language guides
    Personal travel insurance
    Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
    Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme

      notes

      The wet season is not the ideal time for biking. The best season is from November through to April, roughly corresponding to the dry season and the tourist high season. May, June and July need not be a bad time either, as it is hard to predict when the rains will come. We would not recommend a biking trip during August and September.

        Tour code: PNHGRISL

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