Taste of Cambodia Motorbike Tour from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham – Tour Itinerary
DAY 1: Cambodia Motorbike Tour from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham : PHNOM PENH MOTORBIKE TOUR TO KOMPONG CHAM (B, L, D)
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in PP around 8am. From Phnom Penh we’ll keep riding our motorbikes to the Hog House, approximately 12 kms south of Phnom Penh*. From the Hog House we ride our motorcycles northward along the Tonle Basaac back to Phnom Penh. While riding through Phnom Penh the river becomes the Tonle Sap, We continue motorbiking to North on route 5 to the village of Oudong. Here we check out the old Temples, it’s not Angkor Wat, but it s well worth a look. We say goodbye to Oudong and soon after we cross the Tonle Sap by ferry.
We then continue towards Kompong Cham. We arrive in Kompong Cham in the early to mid afternoon for lunch and we then check into our hotel. After some relaxation time, we have a chance to see at the Mekong River Crossing, a western run bar, then cross the Mekong River for dinner at a Khmer Restaurant. We will end our day with a few drinks at either Joe’s Mekong River Crossing or perhaps Simon’s Mekong Daze. These are the only 2 places in Kompong Cham where you can be guaranteed ice cold drinks.
*On tours where guests are riding as pillions, there is the option of being picked up from your hotel at around 10am as no paperwork is required. (On these occasions, breakfast is not supplied)
DAY 2: Cambodia Motorbike Tour from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham : RIDING BACK TO PHNOM PENH
We have a breakfast at Joe’s Mekong Crossing around 8 or 9am. After breakfast and a 10am checkout we head off again. We cross the Mekong and continue riding to the loop back to Phnom Penh. We go a ride on motorbike through rubber plantations and rice fields to the town of Prey Veng where we stop for lunch.
After lunch we keep riding to Neak Leoung. At Neak Leoung we cross the Mekong by Ferry and head back towards Phnom Penh. We return the Hog House well before dark. Here we will celebrate a small party with a few beers, a swim, a barbeque, finally a car trip back to your Phnom Penh Hotel.
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Notes: Please note all prices are in U S Dollars. All prices are per bike. If you are traveling 2 up on your motorbike, there is an extra fee of $25 to cover meals. If an extra room is requested, it will be charged at cost price, upon arrival at the hotel in Kompong Cham. For longer trips you will be accompanied by a support vehicle, usually a Ford Ranger 4 door Pick Up. For overnight trips such as this, we travel with only bikes. This tour is highly recommended for non riders. Sorry, but unlike other bikes in Cambodia our motorbikes like Harleys are limited to just two people per bike.
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
Professional tour guide with his bike
Honda motorbike 3rd party insurance - Applies only for riders having motorbike driving licence.
A cambodian driving licence will have to be purchased (45$)
Helmet, goggles, gloves, elbow and knee pads set River crossings
Entrance fees for temples, national park or ferry
Personal insurance Damages to motorcycle
Alcohol and soft drinks
Airport transfer and pick-up
Support vehicle on request ($180/day to be shared among the participants)
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