Biking vacation in Indochina
A 13 day small group tour seeing Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam highlights from a saddle. Averaging 50-60km per day. Staying mostly in hotels and one homestay. Start in Ho Chi Minh and end in Bangkok.
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta Chau Doc Cambodia: Phnom Penh Siem Reap Angkor Thailand: Sa Kaew Kabinburi Bangkok
US $2590ToUS $2795excluding flights
Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
Single supplement $435.
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1 Reviews of Biking vacation in Indochina
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 25 Jan 2019 by Linda Body
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The CuChi Tunnels in Cambodia were terrific and so poignant.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Check out the whole itinerary as there was less cycling than I had anticipated - but I hadn't checked the whole itinerary.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
It helped the local environment in that we used local restaurants, homestays and local businesses.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
It was a good vacation. A lot hotter than I had anticipated owing to the humidity, so I guess I should've checked that one out too.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We have our own Foundation which supports the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) and it is possible to visit while in Siem Reap. The ACCB is committed to promoting the rescue of native Cambodian wildlife, providing adequate rehabilitation and release facilities, conservation breeding of selected threatened species, and serve as an education and training center for communities, wildlife officials and visitors.
We work with social enterprise Naga Earth which converts recycled cooking oil from hotels and restaurants to produce biodiesel. The biofuel powers our generator and the generators of many of the hotels we partner with.
Few vacations have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a cycling trip. It is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively little resources to support. We do believe in leaving more than just tyre tracks; this cycling tour actively encourages guests to chat with local people, visit local cafes and bars, purchase local produce, gifts and crafts and discover what life is really like across Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
You will find that we also stay in small, locally owned hotels reflective of the local flavour, carefully handpicked to ensure you get the best travel experience ever and that we’re upholding our values of giving back to the community to help build their economy and employment rate.
PeopleOn this trip we work with our own Foundation project Green Gecko and Paul Dubrule Tourism and Hospitality School to provide work experience and internship opportunities for young and disadvantaged Cambodians.
We also partner with the Angkor Hospital for Children who provide free quality medical treatment for poor children in Cambodia, as well as educating the next generation of medical specialists in the country. While in Siem Reap it is possible to hear about their work at the visitors center or donate blood for a good cause.
In the field of tourism gender equity is an important issue and one we are actively addressing within our guide and leader ranks. We have grown the number of female guides and leaders working for us and a putting in place more flexible working conditions to make it possible for women to continue to work as guides or leaders once they have family commitments.
Another of our local partners is Kaliyan Mith which provides quality skills training and business and employment support to caregivers of marginalised children. While in Siem Reap it is possible to have a simple but tasty local meal prepared by the caregivers.
Along with visiting the amazing sites of the region our leaders encourage travelers to shop at fair trade business and social enterprises which provide skills training for poor and disadvantaged people.
As part of our commitment to responsible travel a portion of your trip cost is donated to Bicycles for Humanity – a not-for-profit, volunteer run, grass roots charity organisation focused on the alleviation of poverty through sustainable transport, in the form of a bicycle.
On this trip, you will find that we stay in small, locally owned hotels reflective of the local flavour, carefully handpicked to ensure you get the best travel experience ever!