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Vietnam Explorer Adventure

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Join us on this Vietnamese Experience

 

Come with Aurora Adventures on this ultimate Charity Cycling Adventure as we explore beautiful Vietnam and Cambodia up close from the back of a bicycle! Join the Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) team as we fight to raise funds and awareness of dementia in our community.

There is no better way to enjoy the scenery, local customs and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia than to observe them up close and personally on this amazing cycling adventure. From classic French colonial architecture dating back to the late 18th century in Ho Chi Minh City including the Notre Dame Cathedral and old post office, boat trips to floating markets and cycling the Vinh Te canal, the Vietnam leg of this adventure is something you will never forget. As we move into Cambodia we experience differing architecture and customs, rice paddies, secluded beaches, fishing villages and open countryside contrasted by palaces, parks and temples. You will enjoy cycling through some of Vietnam and Cambodia‘s most beautiful countryside, meeting the locals and, getting ‘cycle fit’ for your journey prior to departure.

 

Our Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 - Upon arrival in Saigon, you will enjoy some free time to explore Vietnam’s most cosmopolitan city. The following day we visit the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, the History Museum and one of the most beautiful pagodas in the city - Thien Hau Pagoda.

Day 3 & 4 – After breakfast, you’ll be driven through the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho. The cycling tour begins with a 40 km ride along paved, sand, and dirt roads. In the tranquil village of Cai Be and then enjoy a 2-hour trip by traditional boat from Cai Be to Vinh Long. From Vinh Long, you’ll be driven to your hotel in Can Tho, The following day we start with a boat trip to the Cai Rang floating market then drive to Tri Ton to begin cycling the 50 km ride along the Vinh Te canal through the peaceful countryside to Ha Tien.

Day 5 & 6 - Today, a car takes us across the border into Cambodia to pick up our new bicycles. We ride north to Kompong Trach and then on to Kep. In Kep, there will be ample time to explore this quiet town with its impressive French colonial architecture. The following day starts early with a relaxing ride along the coast, past the lush scenery of Bokor Mountain, rice paddies and small fishing villages. You will have the chance to explore the secluded beaches and mangrove forests and reach Sihanoukville in the late afternoon.

Day 7 & 8 - We depart in the early morning for the capital, Phnom Penh. On the way, you will stop for lunch at a quaint local restaurant, before continuing on through the open countryside and rice paddies. The evening is free to explore the city’ palaces, parks, and temples. The next day we tour this bustling, vibrant city with stops at the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum and Wat Phnom. In the afternoon, visit the sobering and poignant Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Later in the afternoon, we enjoy some free time to explore the bustling Central Market.

Day 9 –Today we cycle to Udong to visit the temples and the three large stupas where the ashes of three former kings are preserved. After lunch, we ride on to Kompong Chhnang, which is famous for its clay pottery. From there, you will be driven to the city of Battambang.

Day 10 & 11 – Today, you we cycle to Wat Banan to view an 11th century temple built by King Jarvarman VII. After enjoying the scenery we ride back to Battambang for lunch. In the afternoon, we make the four hour journey to Siem Reap. The following morning we cycle to famous Angkor Wat. Later in the day, we take small, tree-lined paths through the countryside to the Roulos Temple complex, which are the oldest of the Angkorian Temples.

Day 12 – Today we Cycle to the exquisite Banteay Srei, “Citadel of the Woman”, which is home to some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. Your journey continues to the foot of Phnom Kulen, then east to the jungle temple of Beng Mealea. After exploring this impressive monument, we return to Siem Reap.

Day 13 – After breakfast, you will experience a half day visit to a local Buddhist monastry. Learn more about the Buddhist philosophy and the daily life of the monks during this unique cultural exchange. Meet with the monks and join in a meditation session, then transfer back to Siem Reap for lunch and a free afternoon.

Day 14 – AToday you spend the morning at leisure before you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight to return home to friends and family.


Price

$1200 registration & training, Trek Cost $4110 per person (min 10 pax departure) Contact us for pricing.

 

Inclusions:

Pre-Adventure Strength and Conditioning Program prepared by our Aurora Exercise Physiologists specifically for this adventure.

Hotel accommodation and village stay accommodation in Vietnam and Cambodia on a twin share basis*.

Personal travel insurance.

All transfers and transport during the trek.

All food during this adventure and in hotels.

Dedicated Australian leader and Wilderness Medic together with in country guides & team

Return international economy airfare to Saigon.

Your bicycle and helmet

Trek shirt & hat.

 

Exclusions:

Personal expenses such as phone call costs and alcoholic beverages at the hotels.

A small amount of personal trek clothing.

 

 

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