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Southeast Asia Luxury Travel
Three Unique Countries
Though Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are close in proximity, they couldn’t be more different. However, with B&R’s Indochina Biking trip, the three come together beautifully in one unique journey. Cambodia is our jumping-off point, where we’ll explore the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor. Laos, one of the world’s emerging cities, offers a Buddhist legacy and miles of Mekong-side riding. In the charming Luang Prabang, a UNESCO-protected city, you’ll experience the country’s French history as you ride past faded buildings from the French colonial period. Even with Vietnam’s vibrant economic growth, this country is as charming, picturesque and wondrous as the first time we cycled here more than a decade ago.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
14 Days / 13 Nights
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Day by Day
We will pick you up at the airport today in a private car and take you to your first hotel. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing in the pool before meeting your local Khmer guide in the early evening for cocktails.
Bike or walk into the heart of the Cambodia countryside to explore the local Khmer temples. Later, head into the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat where our local guide describes this awe-inspiring temple that has defied time and nature for more than 700 years. At nightfall, enjoy dinner at our favourite local restaurant.
Today explore the temples of Bayon. Traverse the trails of the park lined by a jungle of silk, cotton and strangler fig trees. Spend the afternoon biking, hiking, or visiting the lady temple of Bantei Srei.
Explore the wild jungle temple of Ta Prohm and bike or walk through the park, passing the temples of Angkor Wat, the Elephant Terrace and the gates of Angkor Thom one last time. Take a short flight to Luang Prabang and enjoy a special Lao welcome with a traditional Lao Baci well-wishing ceremony.
Cycle north out of town along side the Mekong. Enjoy a boat ride bound for the nearby Pak Ou cave and cruise down the Mekong. Walk to Vat Xieng Thong, a beautiful temple dating from the 16thC and end at the National Museum in the former Royal Palace, open exclusively for us.
Rise early today to witness 600 saffron-clad monks emerging from morning prayers and silently proceeding through town to collect alms. Head to the multi-tiered cascades of the Tad Kouang Si waterfalls for breakfast and spend the day exploring, shopping, or biking.
This morning head to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi for a Cyclo ride along tree-lined boulevards, experiencing the city’s historic architecture and the capital’s delightfully chaotic street life. Take a city tour by our favourite local guide.
After breakfast fly to Hue, the imperial capital of Vietnam. Once in Hue we have chosen the most picture-perfect area for our ride where we will introduce you to some of the most beautiful scenery central Vietnam has to offer.
Today’s ride loops through the quiet rice field and over small riverside paths before ending at the Thien Mu, where we’ll head to a private home for a magical lunch by our charming hosts who are fascinated with the imperial history of Hue.
Travel under the famous "pass of the clouds" to Da Nang where we'll have a riverside lunch before riding out into the countryside. Tonight meet for cocktails at our friend Duc’s restaurant where you’ll taste this culinary wizard’s signature mango margarita and sit down for a tasting of Vietnam’s best fusion cuisine.
Head into the market early to watch women haggle over the day's fresh fish.Then you’ll head out for a great ride that loops around Hoi An, passing through traditional rice paddies and fish farms interspersed with ancestral tombs and water buffalo, finishing at our favourite cooking school in a beautiful river setting.
Bike inland to the marvelous Cham Temple of My Son, or, for a relaxing ride, pedal to the local ferry crossing to ride through some fantastic rice fields and local villages. You might even choose to cast some fishing nets on your return trip!
Take a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival you’ll head directly to the rubber plantations north of the city where you’ll bike to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which are a visible reminder of the war and how close it got to Saigon. Our final night culminates in an unforgettable dinner at our favourite market-style restaurant.
On your last day in Vietnam we’ve arranged for a private car to take you to the airport. If there is time before your flight, we will make a little game of it if you’re up for a scavenger hunt on motorbikes!
Park Hyatt, Siem Reap
Opening May 2013, Park Hyatt Siem Reap will become the first Park Hyatt in Cambodia and will include 109 guest rooms and suites and feature two restaurants, a bar and a bakery, as well as a relaxing spa and two tranquil pools. This luxurious hotel is also situated nearby the renowned 12th century ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site. View hotel website »
Hotel de la Paix, Luang Prabang
Built upon a UNESCO site, this former Governor’s mansion is a beautifully redesigned oasis of calm. Centrally located in the bustling city of Luang Prabang, this boutique hotel offers 23 tastefully designed suites in addition to a spa and pool, blending classic colonial design and contemporary Asian style. This is serenity and magic in the heart of Luang Prabang. View Hotel Website »
The Metropole, Hanoi
Built in 1901, this gorgeous French colonial-style accommodation is located in the heart of Hanoi. It offers colonial and modern rooms complemented by a choice of three restaurants (French cuisine, Vietnamese specialties and Italian flavours), three bars, a lush and relaxing garden, a heated swimming pool, health club and the luxurious Le Spa du Metropole. View hotel website »
The Pilgrimage Village, Hue
The luxurious and relaxing Pilgrimage Village is located in the peaceful countryside just 4 km (2 mi.) from the centre of Hué. You’ll come to appreciate this after learning that the only thing the Vietnamese love more than waking up early is honking the horns on their mopeds! The rooms are simple but comfortable, personal, and stylish, and guests will find every need is cared for. View hotel website »
Anantara Hoi An Resort, Quang Nam Province
Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is only a short stroll from the colourful and bustling Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touches of French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese cultures make up the distinct ambience and atmosphere in the resort and guests are offered luxurious spa treatments and breathtaking tropical gardens. View hotel website »
Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
The luxurious new Park Hyatt Saigon is conveniently located at Lam Son Square near the elegant Opera House in bustling central Ho Chi Minh City. The Hyatt’s luxurious Xuan Spa offers a large outdoor swimming pool nestled in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, relaxing and therapeutic massages with seven private treatment rooms and a well-equipped fitness studio.
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Daily biking distances usually vary from 20 to 30 km and walks are 8 to 10 km with some longer afternoon options along the way.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated
- Services of local guides
- Support vehicles during bike rides
- Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
- Detailed maps and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- Visa to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“The Tam local guide in Hoi An was fantastic and Daniel did a wonderful job. Scootering around Saigon was a blast, as was talking to the farmers and learning about their small plot farms.”
— Mark Scher
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