Cycling Angkor Temples and Kayaking Halong Bay

Routing: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Best Highlights of the tour

  • Beautiful cycling roads
  • Impressive Angkor temples
  • Boat trip on Tonle Sap
  • Hanoi tour
  • Halong Bay kayaking
  • Overnight on junk
Let’s discover the world’s remarkable awesome historical site through this adventure trip and grasp the reasons why the Tomb Raider’s film maker team chose the Angkor Complex in Siem Reap for its screen backdrops. Also experience the biodiversity of Tonle Sap listed as the World Ecological Wonder.

Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, meet our guide at the airport and transfer to hotel in Siem Riep for check-in. The rest of the day is free to explore Siem Reap, the gateway to the impressive Angkor Wat which is located 7km south of Siem Reap. With its many bars, café’s and restaurants, Siem Reap is a bustling town that relies on the tourism industry and has all the amenities you need when you travel. Tour briefing and Dinner with Khmer cuisine. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Transfer airport – hotel:  20 mins
Meal:    Dinner
Accommodation:  Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex

After breakfast we start exploring Angkor Wat by bike. Angkor Wat is one of the biggest religious monuments in the world and represents the Khmer heritage. It’s stunning base relief, massive towers and huge entrance way will simply awe you in every sense.

We continue heading to the former capital Angkor Thom (Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants) and Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm is famous for its massive overgrown trees. It was used as set for the movie Tomb Raider. Lunch in local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we cycle to Banteay Kdey and explore this massive complex before we head back to Siem Reap for refreshing ourselves and dinner. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Biking:   25 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 3: Siem Reap – Banteay Srey – Siem Reap

After breakfast at the hotel we depart for Banteay Srey. Banteay Srey remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia and offers stunning bass relief and other stone carvings. The temple is only small in size but of huge significance in understanding the Angkorian Era. On the way to Siem Reap we pass Banteay Samre, a miniature Angkor Wat, which is relatively unexplored. The road to these temples passes pretty countryside. From there we cycle through the Angkor Complex back to Siem Reap. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the stunning views of some of the most impressive temples of the Angkor Complex. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Biking:   60 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 4: Siem Reap – Rolous – Beng Mealea (60km) B,L,D

After breakfast in hotel we start cycling towards Rolous group. The oldest Angkor temple complex around Angkor and dates back to the 8th and 9th century. The three main temples are Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. After our exploration and a picnic lunch we continue to Beng Mealea Temple which is truly a hidden gem in jungle. Upon our arrival we set up our camp and enjoy dinner at the campsite. Overnight camping.

Biking:   60 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 5: Beng Mealea – Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap

After breakfast at the campsite we explore Beng Mealea. Beng Mealea is a relatively unexplored temple. This huge complex is covered by jungle and receive few visitor. It’s a real treat for anyone who loves nature, religion and history.

We continue our ride to the foot of the Phnom Kulen Hills. It’s only a short ride to Kulen along a very deserted main road that leads through great local villages and nice paddy fields. From there we continue our riding towards Siem Reap. The last 20km will lead us pass several temples and mainly countryside. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Biking:   30 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 6: Siem Reap – Grand Circuit of Angkor – Tonle Sap – Siem Reap

After breakfast we set off for the morning ride towards the “Grand Circuit” of Angkor Wat. This road will lead pass temples such as Preah kahn, Neak Pean and West Mebon. The shady roads contribute to a nice experience and through the forest you will be able to “discover” some great structures from the 12th and 13th century.

In the afternoon we transfer to the lake. The Tonle Sap Lake lies in the heart of Cambodia. It’s the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and its biodiversity put the Tonle Sap on the Ecological Wonders of the World list. Half of the Cambodian population relies on this lake. The many floating villages are spectacular to see and on this tour you will visit Chhong Kneas, one of the largest floating villages. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Biking:   45 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 7: Siem Reap – Flight to Hanoi

After breakfast you are free to explore the town of Siem Reap and shopping in local market. Transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel down town. Dinner with local delicacies. Overnight in Hanoi.

Transfer Hotel – Siem Riep Airport:  20 mins
Transfer Noi Bai Airport – Hotel in Hanoi:  45 mins
Meals:      Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:    Hotel in Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi city tour

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we will have a full day to explore Hanoi, the city of green trees, lakes and busy ancient towns. This intensive eight-hour tour takes you to must-see sights in Hanoi. In the morning, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh complex and the One-pillar-pagoda. Afterwards we take in the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature. After lunch we drive to the Ethnology Museum. To complete a day, explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi on a cyclo. In the evening we will have a Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi.

City tour:  Full-day
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Hanoi

Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay at 8.30am. On the way we will have a short break for refreshment at a handicraft centre. Upon arrival in Halong City we board a luxury junk for a fine seafood lunch and a short cruise to Thien Cung Cave. After a short exploration of the cave we start our exploration of the bay paddling through an amazing area of limestone islets. We will pass a floating village to reach Luon Cave, which is a tunnel thrusting through a mountain. Paddling through the tunnel to explore a beautiful secluded lagoon. We will meet the in front of the cave. Aboard the junk for dinner and overnight in AC, private cabin.

Transfer Hanoi – Halong Bay: 3.5 hrs
Kayaking:    2.5 hrs
Meals:      Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:    Twin shared cabin

Day 10: Kayaking Halong Bay

After breakfast we start paddling to Van Chai Floating village and then continue paddling to Dark Cave. Tide permitting, we explore this amazing cave by kayak. The cave is a 200m long, dark tunnel thrusting through a limestone mountain. The tunnel is the only entry to a secluded and beautiful lagoon. We can also explore some other caves nearby. Lunch on support boat in front of the cave. After lunch we paddle to Ba Trai Dao Lagoon, along a stunning and fairly rough sea channel, to explore its beautiful beaches. Continue paddling to Lan Ha Bay, which is smaller than Halong Bay but much more interesting with lots of secluded beaches. Cruise back to Halong Bay for dinner and overnight on mother boat

Kayaking:  6 hrs 
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Twin shared cabin

Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast on the junk and enjoy the sundeck of the junk while she navigates amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to get back to Halong City. Lunch on the junk before heading back to Hanoi by bus.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch on mother boat

Cruising:    3 hrs
Transfer Halong Bay – Hanoi:  3.5 hrs
Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Departure

Breakfast and free at leisure until transfer to the airport for departure. Trip ends.

Airport Transfer:  3.5 hrs
Meal:    Breakfast

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

• Hotel room base on twin shared
• Camping with twin shared tent
• Twin shared cabin on overnight junk
• Meals as indicated in the program
• Support vehicle for the whole trip
• Air ticket one way REP - HAN
• All airport transfer with AC vehicle
• English speaking guides
• Mountain bikes & helmet
• Sit-in tandem kayak
• Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
• 01 bottle of drinking water per day
• Sightseeing and entrance fees
• First-aid kit

Tour Exclusions:

• Visa
• Air ticket
• Airport tax
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses

Duration:        12 days, 11 nights
Group size:   08 persons  
Depart from:   Siem Riep - Cambodia
End at:   Hanoi - Vietnam
When:    Year round
Activities:   Cycling, Angkor temple exploration, Kayaking, Sightseeing, 
Overnight on junk
Biking grade:   Introductory to Moderate
Kayaking grade: Moderate
Transportation:  Mountain bike, AC vehicle, Boat, Junk, Kayak
Accommodation:  8 night hotel, 1 night camping, 2 night on boat 
Tour guide:   English speaking guides 

- Day 1: Dinner
- Day 2-6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 7: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 8: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 9-10: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 11:  Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 12:  Breakfast

All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. In big towns we will enjoy local cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.
Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.

Hotel & Camping
In main cities we use the finest 3-star with centre location. Please contact us if you prefer higher hotel category.
Our campsite would be at either scenic site or near local villages. You will be provided with double tent, air mattress, mosquito net, sleeping bag or blanket. Shower is available at the campsite.

The overnight junk
The beautiful Chinese junk functions as a hotel and we would share it with other travelers. We will get twin shared cabin with AC and restroom.
The next day when we go kayaking a smaller wooden boat will support us the whole day.

Our tour guides
The tour will be guided by our local tour guides who are experienced in guiding specialized tours like biking and kayaking tours as well as culture tours. They have been carefully trained to be tour guides and also fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, they are trained in first-aid and they know how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with them.

The biking day
A typical biking day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the biking we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.

 The kayaking day
A typical kayaking day starts at about 8.00 am after breakfast. Lunch will be served on support boat. At the end of a kayaking day, we would return to the junk by 5 pm or 5.30 pm.

 What to bring 
Biking shoes or sandal, hat, sun block, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, flash-light, toiletries, original passport.

 Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

12 days 11 nights


Culture Tour, Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Kayaking, Biking, Nature Explore,

Group size:

Min: 2


Max: 12


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  • Day by Day Program:

    Day 1: Arrival in Siem Riep
    Day 2: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
    Day 3: Banteay Srey
    Day 4: Roluos group & Beng Mealea
    Day 5: Phnom Kuleng
    Day 6: Grand Circuit & Tonle Sap Lake
    Day 7: Flight to Hanoi
    Day 8: City tour of Hanoi
    Day 9: Cruise Halong Bay
    Day 10: Kayaking Halong Bay
    Day 11: Return Hanoi
    Day 12: Departure 

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