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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.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
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.”
Intimate access meets next-level luxury
Cambodia and Vietnam: a magical combination in Southeast Asia. Visit Angkor Wat, enjoying the wonderful culture and people of Cambodia—the jungle scenery is straight from a picture book. Then, it’s on to Vietnam, still as charming and picturesque as the first time we visited here more than a decade ago. Most importantly, the people remain the same: gracious, warm, and infinitely inviting. We’ll journey down the Mekong River on the luxurious Aqua Mekong, exploring the waterway’s diversity of life and classic visions of Vietnam: rice paddies, water buffalo, sampans, temples, and countless smiling locals.
B&R Travel Expert Nathan Lane was named Vietnam’s Top Travel Specialist 2017 by Condé Nast. He has spent the last 12 years crafting incredible adventures in this ever-changing country—no one knows it better!
Trip designed by Travel Expert Nathan LaneView Nathan’s Profile
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Day by Day
Bike into the heart of the Cambodian countryside to explore the local Khmer temples of present-day Cambodia. This afternoon visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat. Your guide will describe this awe-inspiring temple that has defied time and nature for more than 700 years.
Explore the temples of Bayon and ride through the Angkor Wat complex. This afternoon you can bike through the countryside, visit the lady temple of Bantei Srei or discover the Tonlé Sap Lake - the choice is yours!
Visit the wild jungle temple of Ta Prohm, famous for the jungle that still grows around it. Bike from here through the park, passing the temples of Bayon, Angkor Wat, the elephant terrace and the gates of Angkor Thom. After a short flight to Phnom Penh, stroll around Wat Phnom before a tasty dinner in town.
Discover the city by tuk-tuk, with a stop at the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. We board the Aqua Mekong this afternoon to begin our river adventure, with sunset drinks on deck against the Phnom Penh skyline. As evening sets in, enjoy a special performance by renowned Cambodian Apsara dancers.
Cross the border and sail towards Tan Chau, a beautiful border town by the Mekong River. Explore the sleepy Vietnamese village of My An Hung where we will enjoy a traditional Mekong musical performance and taste freshly picked local fruits.
Head towards Binh Thanh Island, where we'll ride along quiet country roads—some of Vietnam's best, in fact! Visit local fish farms and explore the area by bicycle for a more up close glimpse of the Mekong Delta dwellers.
After breakfast, you'll be whisked by Vespa to your next hotel in true Vietnamese style. Venture on a scavenger hunt of sorts, taking in sights such as the War Museum, Quan Am Pagoda and Binh Tay Market. Then, freshen up at the hotel before heading to dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants.
After a leisurely breakfast of Asian flavours, we will take you to the airport for your departure home or onward.
Meander on the Mekong.
Park Hyatt, Siem Reap
The perfect combination of old-world charm, culinary splendour and modern-day luxury. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this central oasis offers world-class facilities, the finest rooms, exquisite food and tranquil tropical gardens. It sits close by to the renowned 12th-century ruins of Angkor Wat. View hotel website »
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh
A sanctuary amidst the hubbub of Phnom Penh, the Raffles name is synonymous with unabashed luxury. Blending Khmer, French colonial and Art Deco designs, this landmark hotel has since the 1920s provided flawless service and superior accommodations. Indulge an aromatic massage, dine on traditional French and Cambodian dishes, and rediscover the true meaning of tranquility. View hotel website »
At 62.4 metres (205 feet) the Aqua Mekong was designed by Saigon based Noor Design and embodies the aesthetic of a sophisticated five star hotel. Local sustainable materials and artisanal touches of the Mekong’s multifaceted cultures round out these generous interior spaces that welcome guests in the utmost comforts. Take in the spectacular views of the Mekong and life on the river from the luxury of the dip-pools on board. View hotel website »
Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
The elegant Park Hyatt Saigon is conveniently located at Lam Son Square in bustling 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, and a well-equipped fitness studio. View hotel website »
As we walked, our most memorable moments were those that involved interaction with the people we encountered. My husband, a teacher, was thrilled to interact with school children, and we were invited to share a beer in one house and look at the bonsai garden in another! The guides on the trip were knowledgeable and forthcoming, and the occasional surprises were a blast! There was little more you could ask for from B&R.— Diana Jacobs
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This trip is rated Recreational. The longest ride is about 45 km (28 mi.). The biking is along ﬂ at roads, and the walking is on the paths through the temple complexes.
“I enjoy going for a good walk or ride and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated with wine
- Services of B&R-trained local guide(s)
- Support vehicles during bike rides in Siem Reap
- Use of a customized bicycle and helmet.
- Detailed maps and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to dropoff
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip, we’ll use well-tuned, high-quality, local bikes that provide a good fit to your size and weight.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. We can create an independent travel experience to fit your needs—and if you desire, arrange for a local guide.
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