Cambodia / Southern Laos Motorcycle Tour (16 days)
Please Note: If the tour you are interested in runs for 8-10 days, the extra time allows off-road exploration in the region of Tatai.
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5 JAN – 20 JAN 2023 | 16 DAYS | EASY RIDE | 5 SPOTS
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CAMBODIA ITINERARY (7 DAY)
DAY 1 | Phnom Penh to Kep | 180 – 220 KM
As we leave the city of PP we head South into the Kep National Park, surrounded by the Gulf of Thailand, and it is not long before we enter the greenery and fields of surrounding agricultural areas. We venture on to dirt roads to check out villages and village life, arriving in to the sleepy, French style town of Kampot. Overnight accommodation in Kep with great food and great swimming pool .
DAY 2 | Kep to Kampot | 160 – 180 KM
We leave Kep to visit the world-famous pepper farm area of Kampot where we visit a farm and see how the pepper is produced. We have lunch in Kampot, followed by a fantastic ride up the Bokor Mountain and up to Bokor Hill station which sits at 1100m, featuring fantastic scenery and cool mountain air. We then make our way back to Kapot where we stay in a resort on the river.
DAY 3 | Kampot to Tatai River | 230 – 270 KM
Heading North, we will ride to the Tatai River, bringing us into the Cardamon mountain range towards the coastal town of Koh Kong, the gateway to the Cardamon Mountains. A longboat will be waiting for us on the Tatai river to take us to our jungle lodge.
DAY 4 | Tatai/Koh Kong to O’soam | 140 – 170
Get ready for a great day’s jungle riding North across the rugged Cardamon Mountains. These mountains are so dense that logging is virtually impossible, and this area has many wildlife sanctuaries preserving the beauty of this area. We will ride through remote areas to O’soam, a small commune of 4 villages. We stay in rural settings where we really are at one with nature and dine on traditional Cambodian food.
DAY 5 | O’soam to Pursat 200 – 240 KM
Today is one of the most challenging rides as we make our way through the deep jungle of the Cardamon mountains in this remote area, with very few villages. We arrive in the town of Veal Veng for lunch. Our final destination for the day is Pursat where we can wash the dirt off in our hotel swimming pool.
DAY 6 | Pursat to Battambang | 160 – 180 KM
We head North through remote villages on the road to Battambang, crossing small rivers and streams. We will observe many small, friendly communities and traditional ways of living. We arrive in Battambang, a busy and bustling French colonial style city, on the Sangker River. Here we will stay overnight in a resort style accommodation with swimming pool and tasty cuisine. Night markets along the river feature great food. In the late afternoon, a trip to the killing caves, followed by the incredible sight of 10,000 bats leaving the cave at dusk.
DAY 7 | Battambang to Siem Reap | 175 KM
The final day is an exciting day as we ride to Siem Reap, our final destination and of course, the famous Angkor Wat temples. We arrive in time to be taken to the temple for the afternoon and dusk and this is certainly one of the highlights of the tour.
SOUTHERN LAOS ITINERARY
DAY 1 | Pakse – Champasak | 120 – 160 KM
After Breakfast and familiarisation with the bikes and a look at the ride for the day, we head south and board the ferry that takes us across the Mekong to Champasak. Ride into small river villages and stay the night in “The View”, a small resort right on the Mekong with great food and gardens.
DAY 2 | Champasak – Don Det | 140 – 160 KM
After a great breakfast on the Mekong, a visit to the world heritage Vat Phou temple, set under the magnificent hills bordering the Mekong, is a “must see”. Leaving the temple we ride along the banks of the Mekong heading south to the 4000 islands. This is mostly a small one lane village track that is not on maps but accessible and great fun as villagers are amazed and happy to see you. We take three ferries before arriving at Don Det. We will stay at Baba guesthouse, right on the Mekong and enjoy cold drinks while watching the sunset over the great river.
DAY 3 | Don Det – Attapeu | 200 – 220 KM
After breakfast we catch the ferry and ride north to the 18A turnoff to Attapeu. This is quite a long day (approx. 210k’s) and around six hours riding through lots of small rivers and streams. As it is dry season they are very low and fun to ride through. This is the remote area and it is very rare to see tourists. The people are very friendly and helpful. We stay in Attapeu overlooking the Xe Kong river.
DAY 4 | Attapeu – Salavan | 160 – 180 KM
Today we head north and ride (app 167k’s) to Salavan and the Bolven Plateau. Our first destination is the ferry crossing over the Xe Kong. We get higher and the temperatures are lower and makes a Pleasant change. There are numerous waterfalls to see and photograph along the way. Staying the night in Salavan.
DAY 5 | Salavan – Tad E-Tu falls | 110 – 130 KM
Today’s ride is one of exploration and stops at various places of interest on the plateau. Around three hours of riding to the Tad E -Tu resort where you will be amazed at the noise of the falls and it’s beauty. The bungalows are next to the falls and can be explored. The restaurant is also next to the falls and serves great food.
DAY 6 | Tad E-Tu falls – Bachiang | 140 -160 KM
After breakfast we take a track through the rubber plantations on our way to Pakse. The plantations are expansive and very interesting. Some of the riding is single track and we will also see fantastic views through the valleys of the Bolven Plateau. We stay at the fabulous Bachiang golf resort with its beautiful huge pool for a very welcome swim.
DAY 7 | Pakse – TBA
This is a day for riding out of Pakse and into the villages. I leave this day fairly open as we may encounter longer than expected riding, on some sections of the itinerary. Also some riders may want to fly on the afternoon flight to Bangkok (2.20pm-7.35pm) or stay another night.
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