East Cambodia and Angkor Adventure

10 Days | 9 Nights | From $2379 USD

8 Days | 8 Nights | From $1999 USD

On this adventure not only do you get to ride through the remote and beautiful east of Cambodia but you also get to explore the amazing temples of Angkor and the world famous Mekong River.

This tour starts and ends in Phnom Penh. If you don’t want to return to Phnom Penh then there is an option of finishing the trip in Siem Reap.

The best bits about the East Cambodia and Angkor Adventure

  • The beautiful and ancient crystal clear volcanic lake in Ban Lung
  • A breathtaking Mekong River boat cruise along the Laos border
  • A fascination Angkor Wat archaeological temple site tour
  • Awesome roads perfect for motorbike cruisin’

What to expect

  • It’s 9 days of motorcycle riding. This adventure has the perfect balance between riding, resting, activities and sightseeing.
  • During the dry season Cambodia can be hot. Not to worry, we provide sunscreen, unlimited bottled drinking water and stop regularly for rest breaks.
  • The riding surface is mixed terrain, anything from perfect bitumen to dusty dirt roads.
  • A variety of accommodation ranging from a simple homestay to guesthouses to 4 star hotels (everyone get’s their own room – only couples share rooms).
  • Small and quiet towns off the beaten track along with lively tourist hotspots.

Itinerary

All times and distances are approximations due to variables such as: group size, riding speed, road conditions, weather, rest stops, activities and lunch breaks.

Day 1 Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Riding to Kampong Cham from Phnom Penh is the best way to begin a tour in Cambodia. There’s great roads through villages, agriculture and local industry and by late afternoon you will find yourself having a drink by the Mekong River.

Distance
  • 160 km/100 mi (5hrs)
Activities
  • 2 x Mekong River ferry crossings
  • Wat Maha Leap temple
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • 3 star hotel
Day 2 Kampong Cham to Kratie

Kratie is charming and the ride through the quaint villages along the east bank of the Mekong from Kampong Cham is a such a highlight. Spend the afternoon on a dolphin encounter tour and soak up the relaxed vibes of Kratie.

Distance
  • 130 km/80 mi (4 hrs)
Activities
  • Late afternoon Mekong River dolphin encounter tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse
Day 3 Kratie to Sen Monorom

Sen Monorom is really just a village, even though it’s the provincial capital of Mondulkiri.

It’s a beautiful place and home to the minority Bunong people who have an extraordinary affinity with elephants.

The last 50 km’s into town is just fabulous for riders; hills, bends and beautiful scenery.

The province borders Vietnam and due to the cooler climate coffee is grown here.

Distance
  • 205 km/128 mi (6 1/2 hrs)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse
Day 4 Sen Monorom to Ban Lung

The capital of Ratanakiri is Ban Lung. The province borders both Laos and Vietnam and is famous for it’s gems and wildlife.

Ratanakiri is home to many endangered and rare species such as gibbons, clouded leopards, elephants and sun bears.

Just on the outskirts of Ban Lung is the beautiful 4000 year old Boeung Yeak Lom (volcanic crater lake). It’s circular in shape, extremely deep with crystal clear emerald water and is a popular picnic and swimming spot.

Distance
  • 195 km/121 mi (4 hrs)
Activities
  • Visit to a volcanic crater lake
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse
Day 5 Ban Lung to Preah Rumkel

Right on the border of Laos is Preah Rumkel, a small community based village homestay. It’s really in the middle of nowhere and lies on the banks of the Mekong. One of the highlights of the day is the Mekong River boat cruise.

Distance
  • 195 km/121 mi (5 hrs)
Activities
  • Late afternoon Mekong River boat trip
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Accommodation
  • Homestay
Day 6 Preah Rumkel to Krong Preh Vihear

Krong Preah Vihear is a sleepy town. We stay at a guesthouse with a difference, because it’s run by our favourite Cambodian family. Mum and her two daughters spoil us rotten every time we go there. It’s not the fanciest guesthouse but it is the most welcoming and genuine in the whole of Cambodia.

Distance
  • 170 km/106 mi (5 hrs)
Activities
  • Visit to the Mekong Rapids
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse
Day 7 Krong Preah Vihear to Siem Reap

Siem Reap is now the third largest city in Cambodia, it was once a small village but due to the sheer number of tourists it’s expanding at a rapid rate. There is so much nightlife, restaurants and bars you won’t know what to do with yourself after being in the countryside. It’s a popular place because it’s the home of one of the most famous attractions in the world, Angkor Wat.

Distance
  • 190 km/118 mi (4 1/2 hrs)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • 4 star hotel
Day 8 Siem Reap

Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, Ta Prohm and Bayon are astonishing. It’s an awesome day with a local and knowledgeable guide wandering through this amazing archaeological site.

Distance
  • Non-riding day
Activities
  • Angkor Wat archaeological site tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • 4 star hotel
Day 9 Siem Reap to Kampong Thom

Kampong Thom is home to Sambor Prei Kuk which translates to mean the “temple in the richness of the forest” and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017. The region is also famous for being heavily bombed by the US in the 1970’s and on a more positive note, for growing delicious cashew nuts.

Distance
  • 150 km/93 mi (4 hrs)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • 4 star hotel
Day 10 Siem Reap to Kampong Thom

Hit the road and head back to Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh via the Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex.

Distance
  • 190 km/ 118 mi (6 1/2 hrs)
Activities
  • Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • Not included

Tour map

Inclusions

  • all accommodation (homestay to 4 stars)
  • everyone gets their own room unless you travel and share with your significant other
  • 10 x lunches
  • 9 x breakfasts
  • 2 x dinners
  • support vehicle (with 4 or more customers)
  • unlimited bottled drinking water
  • dolphin encounter tour in Kratie
  • entry to the volcano crater lake
  • Mekong boat cruise on the Laos border
  • entry to the Mekong Rapids
  • Angkor Wat temple complex tour
  • Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex tour
  • 2  x Mekong River ferry crossings
  • minimum 2 x English speaking guides (Sam and or Emily always go on tour)
  • hotel pick up/drop off
  • fuel
  • sunscreen and mosquito repellant
  • a free mini video of your adventure
  • and a free gift bag (t-shirt, cap, krama (Cambodian traditional scarf), drink cooler (stubby holder), international power adaptor, rechargeable torch and a map of Cambodia)

Important tour information

What's not included
  • Airfares
  • Visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Dinners (except for the ones included in the itinerary)
  • Souvenirs
  • Alcohol
  • Laundry
How much does it cost?

10 Days / 9 Nights

  • Group booking of 5 or more riders $2379 USD per person
  • Couples booking $2549 USD per person
  • Individual booking $2799 USD per person

8 Days / 8 Nights

  • Group booking of 5 or more riders $1999 USD per person
  • Couples booking $2249 USD per person
  • Individual booking $2499 USD per person

All you have to do is contact Sam and Emily for further information or make a booking.

Terms and Conditions

CMA Terms and Conditions and CMA Indemnity Release and Acknowledgement Statement

This agreement is made between Cambodian Motorcycle Adventures (CMA); it’s directors, employees or agents (hereafter called the Company) and myself, the undersigned, as a guided motorcycle tour participant.

1. A $200 USD deposit is required on booking to ensure a place on a tour.  The full balance is due and payable 45 days prior to departure.  In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date, the Company reserves the right to cancel your booking and cancellation charges will apply.

2. Should you need to cancel your trip we must receive notice in writing by email. The cancellation charges shown below are those which will apply to most tours a) 45 and more days before tour start date – retention of deposit b) 44-25 days before tour start date – 50% c) 29-14 days before tour start date – 90% d) Less than 14 days before tour start date – 100%.

3. Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory. Depending on the reason for the cancellation, you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of the insurance policy. All claims must be made direct to the insurance company.  Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance and are responsible for ensuring that their personal travel insurance gives protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of personal belongings, medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate and appropriate cover. Clients should ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting or excluding protection for the type of activities included in their tour. Clients should satisfy themselves that all travel insurance purchased meets their particular requirements and should arrange supplementary insurance if need be.

4. Should the number of participants booked on any tour not meet the minimum requirement for the Company to operate a tour, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. Your payment will be refunded in full if we are unable to transfer you to another tour to your satisfaction.

5. Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in possession of, a valid, acceptable passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required.  We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into the country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation.

6. We cannot accept any liability for any change, cancellation or delay in your transportation or during your tour whether any change, cancellation or delay is caused by adverse weather conditions, rescheduling by a transport supplier, airline or airport authority, action by air traffic controllers, mechanical breakdown, industrial action or any other event or circumstance outside our control. Where long flight delays result in lost tour time, no refunds are given by hotels or suppliers. It is in recognition of the above that we recommend your travel insurance policy offers some monetary compensation for flight delays over 12 hours to cover lost tour time or delayed return.

7. It may be necessary due to certain circumstances (“force majeure”) that the Company will need to make changes to tour itineraries and or cancel tours. “Force majeure” means any event which the Company could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, disease, fire and all similar events outside our control. ? No refund will be considered in the event such circumstances. 

5. Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders and agents whilst on tour with the Company. If in the opinion of any such person(s) or any other person in a position of authority (such as a hotel manager), the health, level of fitness or conduct of a client at any time before or during a tour is endangering or appears likely to endanger the health or wellbeing of the client or any third party (including any other clients of the Company) or the safe, comfortable or happy progress of the tour, the client may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or recompense. Where a client is excluded, the Company will have no further responsibility towards them (including any return travel arrangements) and we will not meet any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the exclusion. In the case of ill health, the Company may make such arrangements as it sees fit and recover the costs thereof from the client. If a client commits an illegal act (for example, causing any damage) the client may be excluded from the tour and the Company shall cease to have responsibility to/for them as above. No refund will be given for any unused services. When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be made direct to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier or to us as soon as possible. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. If you have any medical condition or disability which may affect your active participation in your tour or the tour arrangements of any other person or have any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the proposed tour and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your active participation in your tour or the tour arrangements of any other person develops after your booking has been confirmed.

CMA Indemnity Release and Acknowledgement Statement

This agreement is made between Cambodian Motorcycle Adventures (CMA); it’s directors, employees or agents (hereafter called The Company) and myself, the undersigned, as a guided motorcycle tour participant.

1. I hereby agree that I shall participate entirely at my own risk and that I, my successors, executors and administrators will release, indemnify and not instigate any claim, demand or expense against The Company for any personal injury, loss of life or damage to personal property suffered during or subsequent to the events of the day.

2. I acknowledge that any road, whether sealed or unsealed, may have sandy or rocky surfaces with exposed tree roots and other defects either hidden or exposed, as is the nature of roads in Cambodia.

3. I agree to obey and observe all rules and directions given during the tour, whether given in writing or verbally by The Company and that The Company has the right to exclude me from any tour for non-adherence to any rule or direction given.

4. I accept that I am permitted to participate in a guided tour on condition that I ride safely with due care and regard for other tour participants or property.

5. I acknowledge that motorcycle riding, whether as a rider or passenger, can be dangerous and that participation in a guided tour organised and promoted by The Company may expose me to the possibility of injury or death, and further, I acknowledge that the way other tour participants may ride is outside the control of The Company.

6. I acknowledge that there may be no, or inadequate facilities for treatment or transport of participants if participants are injured.

7. I agree to wear appropriate motorcycle safety equipment at all times and that I am medically fit to undertake such a tour.

8. I agree that I have read and understood this indemnity release and acknowledgement statement and agree that participation in a tour whether guided or unguided is entirely at my own risk and I sign this indemnity as a condition of participation.

Testimonial

Home and back to work for me, thank you so much Sam and Emily for the most fantastic holiday. I can’t stop talking about it.

Heather B

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