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15 Days Complete Cambodia Premiere Guided Motorcycle Tour

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Premier Adventure Motorcycle Tour in Cambodia

This adventure is for those who want to balance time in the saddle, with time taking in the culture of this magical kingdom. There is plenty of time to fill as you please, as well as some organized riding and culture stops. This expedition takes in the whole of Cambodia, along roads that vary from graded red dirt to tarmac, avoiding (where possible) difficult or technical off-road riding and steering clear of the main highways wherever possible.

Key Information

  • Terrain: graded red dirt to tarmac
  • Bike: rental bike (Honda XR250)
  • Mileage: 2,070 kilometers / 1,286 miles
  • Daily rides: 120 - 300 kilometers / 75 - 186 miles
  • Meals: breakfasts, lunches, dinners

Meet the guides

Theara & Tim (Red)
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Highlights

  • Visit the local waterfalls of Boo Sra
  • Grab a boat and look for the rare Mekong Irrawaddy river dolphin
  • Ride to Stung Treng crossing the newly completed bridge over the Mekong
  • Starts in the bustling capital, Phnom Penh and ends in the lazy coastal town, Kampot
  • See a remote corner of Thailand and the plateau top temple of Preah Vihear
  • Ride from Pursat past the huge new Chinese hydroelectric projects
  • Explore Siem Reap and the surrounding temples
  • Spend a night under canvas in a 1000 year old Temple
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • 10 riding days

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


10 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Phnom Penh International Airport
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Accommodation

You will stay at the best available accommodation each night on reaching day's destination.

Program

Day 1: Arrival and acclimate

On arrival at Phnom Penh International airport, you will be greeted by your driver for your transfer directly to your hotel. Check in to your hotel and Cambodia Expeditions take you out for the obligatory beer and welcome dinner.

  • Welcome dinner

Day 2: Phnom Penh

There will be bike handover and exploring Phnom Penh.

Day 3: Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham, 120 kilometers / 75 miles

Leave the capital by motorcycle and head to a local Buddhist monastery (or wat) and take a good luck blessing for your journey. You stay away from the busy main highway traffic and use the quiet river roads. You overnight in Kampong Cham, the heart of Cambodia's moderate Muslim population (Cham meaning Muslim, Kampong being Town) situated on the banks of the Mekong.

  • All meals included

Day 4: Kampong Cham to Sen Monorom, 180 kilometers / 112 miles

Ride from Kampong Cham to Sen Monorom, the provincial capital of Mondulkiri, one of the main hill tribe centers in the country. On arrival, you visit the local waterfalls of Bou Sra, one of the biggest in the country.

  • All meals included

Day 5: Mondulkiri to Ratanakiri, 200 kilometers / 124 miles

You head further north from Sen Monoromto Banlung, another hill tribe center and home to the large volcanic crater lake, Yeak Laom. If you make good time, lunch there and maybe even have a swim too. Then, go on to the hotel for a peaceful evening.

  • All meals included

Day 6: Banlung Rest Day

Relax in the hillside resort at Banlung. If you prefer we can arrange optional

excursions to Volcanic Crater Lake, gem mines, or to minority hilltribe villages.

  • Breakfast Included. Guests find own lunch/dinner.

Day 7: Ratanakiri to Stung Treng, 240 kilometers / 149 miles

You head down out of hill tribe country and make for the Laos border province of Stung Treng. Cross the newly completed bridge over the Mekong and head north to grab a boat and look for the rare Mekong Irrawaddy river dolphin on the Laos border and a chance to take in the awesome sight of Four Thousand Islands, the largest falls in Southeast Asia which form the border with Laos. Stay the night in Stung Treng town.

  • All meals included

Day 8: Stung Treng to Sra Em and Preah Vihear, 280 kilometers / 174 miles

Yesterday, you bounced off the Laos border and today, it's time to see a remote corner of Thailand and the temple of Preah Vihear. You blast up the steep road to the top of the plateau that forms the border with Thailand and Cambodia and situated right on the knife edge of the plateau is the ancient and magnificent temple of Preah Vihear. Until recently a heavily disputed area, you can still see the signs of conflict, sandbags, heavy weapons, and bullet holes. Go back down off the border and stay in the nearby town of Sra Em.

  • All meals included

Day 9: Sra Em to Preah Khan, 160 kilometers / 99 miles

You continue down onto the plains and head south to another huge and very much off-the-beaten-track temple, Preah Khan. This is the third largest Angkorian temple in the group and the place where you'll spend the night under canvas enjoying a great barbeque and your five-million-star accommodation.

  • All meals included

Day 10: Preah Khan to Siem Reap, 200 kilometers / 124 miles

Break the camp to travel on to the city of Siem Reap, home to the world's largest religious monument, Angkor Wat. However, Siem Reap is so much more than the Angkorian temples; it is a thriving hub with a wide range of international restaurants and numerous other Cambodian cultural attractions.

  • All meals included

Day 11: Siem Reap - City of temples (Rest day)

It is a free day to explore Siem Reap and the surrounding temples. There are many options including ballooning and microlight or helicopter flights overlooking the temples. You take a trip to a floating village on the Tonle Sap River by 4x4 vehicle and boat. There is a fantastic selection of international restaurants and cultural events. Meet for dinner.

  • Breakfast and dinner included - clients find own lunch

Day 12: Around the lake to Battambang / Pursat, 150 kilometers / 93 miles

You leave Siem Reap and head around the north end of the lake. You explore Battambang, the former military garrison town and frontline in the battle with the Khmer Rouge. After lunch in Battambang, you head a little way out of town to the Bat and Killing Caves. End the day in Pursat and with a dip in the pool.

  • All meals included

Day 13: Over the Cardamoms, 240 kilometers / 149 miles

You ride the bikes from Pursat into the Cardamom national park past the huge new Chinese hydroelectric projects. The Cardamoms is one of the last great wildernesses in Southeast Asia and, despite the hydro projects, still boasts a wealth of wildlife. There will be great views of the jungle-covered mountains. Stay the night in the coastal fishing town of Koh Kong.

  • All meals included

Day 14: The River Run, 300 kilometers / 186 miles

From Koh Kong we ride the bikes back along the edge of the National Park andown towards the coastal

town of Kampot. Staying in a quiet riverside hotel. We’ve often stopped on this route to listen out for the wild Gibbons in the park – Watch out for the wild elephants! At least that’s what the signs say! Finish the day with your boots in the ocean (maybe) and a beer in hand!

  • All meals included

Day 15: Relax or recce (Departure Day)

Relax or explore Kampot in the morning. Transfer to Phnom Penh international for your departing flight.

  • Breakfast and dinner included

Skill level

Intermediate

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Visit Bou Sra Waterfall
  • Grab a boat and look for the rare Mekong Irrawaddy river dolphin on the Laos border
  • Explore the mighty Angkor Wat in Siem Reap and the surrounding temples
  • Take a trip to a floating village on the Tonle Sap River
  • Explore Battambang, the former military garrison town and frontline in the battle with the Khmer Rouge
  • Explore local Gem Mines, waterfalls or a volcanic crater lake in Banlung, Mondulkiri

Guides

Theara Saeng

Tim (Red) Highfield

Location

This motorcycle tour will take place in Cambodia including Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Sen Monorom, Banlung, Stung Treng, Sra Em, Siem Reap, Battambang, Pursat, Cardamom, Koh Kong, and Kampot.

Food

Food is based on best available options throughout the day based on Cambodia Expeditions' experience of running tours since 1998.

Mainly rice based, with chicken, pork, fish or beef. Water Buffalo depends on availability.

Western options available in most big towns

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cultural stops
  • Swimming
  • Bathing in waterfalls
  • Camping in a 1000 year old Angkorian Temple
  • Riding the best routes to the remotest corners of Cambodia

What's included

  • Honda XR250 rental (upgrades available)
  • Fuel for bikes
  • Mounted guides / mechanics
  • Mounted medic (layperson trained in advanced wilderness techniques)
  • Support vehicle/s carrying spares and luggage
  • Ferry costs / tolls
  • Tickets to parks and attractions on the itinerary on riding days
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (based on itinerary)
  • Water
  • Tour jersey
  • Normal wear and tear to the motorcycles and team
  • Western medic (trained in Wilderness Medicine Techniques)

What's not included

  • Softdrinks and alcohol
  • Travel and medical evacuation insurance
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Damage to motorcycles beyond normal wear and tear (optional non-refundable waiver fee of 500 USD to include such damage cover)
  • Tickets for all optional excursions on rest days

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Phnom Penh International Airport Airport transfer included: Phnom Penh International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
15 days / 14 nights
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Availability

This tour is available on a month by month basis. Availability may be subject to a group minimum of 4 pax.

If listed as guaranteed departure, then the tour is confirmed as running, with no minimum group size requirements.

Friday November 13, 2020
(15 days / 14 nights)

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