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Complete Cambodia Motorbike Tour

On the river road from Kompong Cham to Maha Leap. 3 little river crossings by boat. 24.7 (12)

13 DAYS

This is exotic Cambodia revealed: From the small, graceful city of Phnom Penh with its historical Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, saffron clad Monks and the charm and chaos of everyday life on the banks of the mighty Mekong River. This motorbike tour encompasses it all!

Our Cambodia Motorcycle Tour begins with us meeting you at the airport for a pre-tour bonus night before leaving Phnom Penh the next day where will follow the Mekong into the hills and forests of the eastern province of Mondolkiri, to explore this minority Hill tribe region. We then return to the Mekong for a night on an island with a visit to the rare Mekong River Irrawaddy ( Dolphin). After loading our motorcycles onto a ferry, we cross the Stung Sen river and head west to the remote and ancient Angkorian Pyramid temple of Koh Ker and then onto the jewel in Cambodia’s crown, the stunning and ancient temples of Angkor Wat. The Cambodia Motorcycle Adventure then heads down through the rainforest clad Cardomon mountains and on to the coast at Kompong Som, this is the ultimate motorcycle tour of Cambodia, join us to see why falling in love with Cambodia is so easy….

 

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Grade 4 Bike Tour

The road conditions vary from graded red dust highway to tarmac. Our chosen route stays clear of the main highways as much as possible and takes rural secondary routes. Difficult off-road riding is avoided. Be aware that in Cambodia there are many extra hazards on the roads from, dogs, cattle, water Buffalo, Tuk Tuks and daily village life, however it all adds up to plenty to look at and appreciate along the away.

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 Distance: approx 1,880 km / 1,125 mi

Complete-Cambodia

At south end of Death Highway near Sen Monurom

A very nerve racking boat trip with the bike on the Tonle Srepok river. From Jimeet to Lumphat. 28.7 (1)

5. Angkor Wat for sunset. Dad, Em, Nick, Jack, Brendan and Meg. 13.8 (32)

24. Loading the bike onto the 'big' boat. Jimeet. 28.7 (4)

Near Sihanoukville

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Mekong River

River crossing at sunset

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DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY

2017 Dates Tour Code Prices Availability
21 February to 5 March 2017 CC/210217 Rider: US $4,300.00 AVAILABLE
Co-Rider: US $3,200.00 4 PLACES

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Phnom Penh
  • Ancient temples of Angkor Wat
  • Mekong River and surrounding village life, Islands and possible rare dolphin sightings
  • Forests and mountains of Sen Monorom
  • Isolated and mysterious Temples of Koh Ker
  • Floating villages
  • Remote ride through the Northern forests
  • Riding through the Cardomon Mountains National Park
  • Relaxing and dining on the Beach

TOUR INFORMATION

Tour start: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tour end: Kompong Som, Cambodia
Accommodation: 13 nights + 1 Bonus night
Single Supplement: US$ 680
Ride Days: 7 (Bikes are available on the rest days if desired)

THE RIDE

On our Cambodia Motorcycle Tour we use the most suitable bikes for the situation; the Honda XR 250cc, Suzuki DRs & the BMW Funduro G650 (limited numbers). There are very few bikes in Cambodia larger than a 125cc so you will find that we will be on the standout bike and one that is more suitable to the road conditions and general pace of the local traffic.

Week one

After exploring Phnom Penh and an introduction to the motorcycles, we leave the city after receiving a good luck blessing from the local Buddhist Monastery, and head down along the mighty Mekong to the quite river town of Kompong Cham. From here we take the good roads up into the hills of the Mondolkiri district to the capital, Sen Monorom, with the chance to visit a minority hill tribe village and an Elephant rescue project, as well as the stunning local waterfalls. Heading back out of the hills and riding our motorbikes back along the mighty Mekong river, we arrive at the former French stronghold of Kratie where we get to stay on an Island on the river in a unique hotel, and from here we ride out a short distance to then take a small boat to go in search of the rare and endangered Mekong River or Irrawaddy (Dolphin). Then we continue North to the town of Stung Treng situated on the banks of another major river, the Stung Sen.

Week two

Week two of our Cambodia Motorcycle Tour begins with us taking a local ferry across the Stung Sen and a beautiful ride through the remote and sparsely populated forests, all the way across to one of Cambodia’s best kept secrets, the temple of Koh Ker. Dating from around the same time as Angkor Wat, this site has the added benefit of being remote, ensuring that not a great deal of tourists leave the well beaten paths to visit this Archaeological Gem. After that we press onto Siem Reap which is truly the heartland of ancient Khmer culture, home to the world renown Angkor Wat, this place will leave you in awe of the skill and culture of the ancients. After Siem Reap we then take the exciting, and at times challenging ride through the Cardomon National Park, viewing what is left of Cambodia’s once vast Tropical Rainforests, to the Thai influenced town of Koh Kong then we take the fantastic road South East to our final stop at the Beach resort town of Kompong Som to stay in a relaxing resort giving you a chance to enjoy the tropical surroundings, take boat trips, go snorkelling or just enjoy the wonderful beachside restaurants, before heading off to flights home or further adventures.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Airport Transfers
  • Motorcycle rental of Honda XR 250cc, BMW Funduro, Honda Transalp, etc
  • Fuel
  • Tolls
  • Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
  • Breakfast’s everyday
  • 10 Lunches and 13 dinners
  • Accommodation will be in excellent 3 to 4 star hotels and lodges in centres where such facilities are available and in the more remote places we will stay in the best possible accommodation available.
  • Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
  • Pre-departure material and route map
  • Compass Expeditions dress shirt
  • Visitor pass to Angkor Wat temples

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Personal items
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

ACCOMMODATION

  • 13 nights + 1 bonus night in Accommodation rangeing from 4 star to best available in some small towns
  • A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to.
  • Single supplement: US$ 680

INCLUDED MEALS

On every day of the tour we include breakfast. On mentioned ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen. We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before.

Breakfasts: 13 / Lunches: 10 / Dinners: 13

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Please note that you will need to be in Phnom Penh one day prior to start of expedition.

It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition. Compass Expeditions has negotiated a 10% discount with various insurance providers, see Travel Insurance for details.

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Understanding The Tour Grade System

This ride grade system is a guide only and it should not be assumed that if a grade 4 ride, for example, is booked and a rider has had limited experience on dirt that it will be beyond them.

Likewise it should not be assumed that if a grade one ride is booked a rider is assured that no dirt will be ever encountered, governments love road works.



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