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The Big Cambodian Adventure

14 Days | 13 Nights | From $3399 USD

This 14 day motorbike adventure is the ultimate Cambodian trip. Starting and ending in the capital Phnom Penh. Travelling through the north, east, west, south and central parts of Cambodia, 20 provinces in all.

Immerse yourself in a country steeped in both modern and ancient history. You will see more of amazing Cambodia than most people will ever get to do.

The Big Cambodian Adventure is only offered once a year so don’t miss out.

The best bits about The Big Cambodian Adventure

  • 4 amazing boat trips on the Mekong River, Tonle Sap Lake and the Kampot Bay River
  • Angkor Wat archeological site tour
  • Two homestays for an authentic Cambodian experience
  • A scrumptious seafood lunch overlooking the Gulf of Thailand
  • and to top it off the last night of the tour is in a luxury hotel

What to expect

  • It’s 13 days of motorcycle riding. This adventure has the perfect balance between riding, resting, activities and sightseeing. It’s not by any means the Dakar Rally but it is a motorbike adventure tour after all.
  • 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 simple homestays to guesthouses to 4 star hotels to luxury (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 from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham is the perfect way to start an adventure. We avoid the major highway and instead take a route with far less traffic.

It’s about getting familiar with the bikes and before you know it you will be right at home cruising the Cambodian countryside.

Spend the evening enjoying a few cold beverages and a meal whilst looking over the Mekong River.

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

Kratie is a delightful place to visit. One of the best parts of this day is the ride from Kampong Cham through the many villages and thriving agriculture along the Mekong River.

The afternoon is spent on a fabulous dolphin encounter tour on the Mekong River.

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

The ride to Sen Monorom from Kratie and in particular the last 50km’s are magic for motorbike riders. Sweeping bends, undulating hills and scenery to boot. Which makes sense as the Province Mondulkiri in which Sen Monorom is the capital of, translate to mean “meeting of the hills”.

You certainly won’t be overwhelmed by tourists in Sen Monorom as it’s often very quiet. Mondulkiri is also the least populous province in Cambodia but there is so much produce grown there due to the cooler climate, such as coffee and honey.

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

Ban Lung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province. The new road connecting Sen Monorom to Ban Lung is a bikers dream. It’s no longer an 8 hour struggle on a narrow and slow goat track but a 3 – 4 hour cruise through thriving agriculture and plantations.

Ratanakiri loosely translates to mean “gem mountain” in which the province is famous for. The meandering river system (in particular the Tonle Srepok) and the wild jungles of Ratanakiri are believed to be the inspirational setting for Colonel Kurtz’ compound in the movie Apocalypse Now.

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

Preah Rumkel is just a stones throw away from Laos, the two countries are only separated by the Mekong River. The accommodation is simple as it’s a community based village homestay. But what makes this place so great and worth visiting is it’s location by the world famous river and the awesome boat ride in the afternoon.

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 Preah Vihear

Krong Preah Vihear is the home of our lovely Cambodian Mum and sisters . Their guesthouse is family run and is an annex to their house. Mum is a great cook, you better have your eating boots on for dinner and breakfast because a huge spread is a guarantee.

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 where all the action is. More tourists visit and stay here than any other place in Cambodia combined, simply because it’s the location of the world famous Angkor Wat.

There are so many hotels, restaurants and bars to choose from it can be overwhelming and also a little bit exciting, especially if you’ve been on the road for a while.

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

Angkor Wat, it’s the biggest tourist attraction in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. Spend the late morning to afternoon with an expert Cambodian guide and marvel in the wonders of this 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 Banteay Chhmar

Banteay Chhmar is a remote temple complex only 20km’s from the Thai border. The homestay is located just outside the temple walls in a commune of small villages. It’s a peaceful life with small market stalls and is very much away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

Few tourists visit the temples and their restoration is complex and time consuming. Imagine playing a giant game of Tetris or a large scale jigsaw puzzle trying to join thousands of 12th century large stone blocks together.

Distance
  • 190 km/118 mi (4 1/2 hrs)
Activities
  • Late afternoon Banteay Chhmar archaeological site tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Accommodation
  • Homestay
Day 10 Banteay Chhmar to Battambang

Battambang is the second largest city in Cambodia after Phnom Penh. The province is very fertile and If you ask any Cambodian where the best produce, specifically rice, comes from, they will tell you it’s Battambang straight away.

French Colonial architecture is in abundance around the city and it’s home to Jaan Bai, one of the best restaurants in the country.

Distance
  • 130 km/80 mi (4 hrs)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • 3 star hotel
Day 11 Battambang to Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Chnnang is one of the more wealthier places in Cambodia due to its location on the banks of the Tonle Sap River and its close proximity to Phnom Penh. The name translates to mean “Clay Pot Port” and funnily enough the area is famous for pottery.

Enjoy lunch whilst on a Tonle Sap floating village boat tour in Krakow. See what it’s like to live on water and not land.

Distance
  • 205 km/127 mi (6 hrs)
Activities
  • Floating village boat tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse
Day 12 Kampong Chhnang to Kampot

Kampot is located only a few km’s from the Gulf of Thailand. But the Gulf takes a back seat to the Preaek Tuek Chhu River on which Kampot city is situated.

Think relaxed vibes, stunning river and mountain views, a thriving food scene and French Colonial architecture. It’s a lovely chilled out place and one of our favourites.

Distance
  • 220 km/137 mi (6 hrs)
Activities
  • Late afternoon Kampot Bay River cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • 3 star hotel
Day 13 Kampot to Kep

During the French Colonial years Kep was the most famous and most popular holiday destination in Cambodia for royalty and the rich and famous. With spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand you can understand why.

Kep is still a popular place (minus the opulence from days past), especially on weekends. I’s not unusual for a Cambodian family to drive 5 hours from Phnom Penh to Kep for a quick dip in the sea and a feast of fresh crabs and then head back all in one day.

There’s no better place to finish the Big Cambodian Adventure than in luxury style accommodation looking over the beautiful Gulf.

Distance
  • 60 km/37 mi (3 1/2 hrs)
Activities
  • Pepper plantation tour
  • Seafood lunch at the Kep Crab Market
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • Luxury hotel
Day 14 Kep to Phnom Penh

Hit the road and head back to Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.

Distance
  • 160 km/100 mi (5 1/2 hrs)
Accommodation
  • Not included

Tour map

Inclusions

  • all accommodation (homestay to luxury)
  • everyone person and every couple get their own room
  • 14 x lunches
  • 13 x breakfasts
  • 3 x dinners
  • minimum 2 x English speaking guides (Sam and or Emily always go on tour)
  • support vehicle (with 4 or more customers)
  • unlimited bottled drinking water
  • dolphin encounter tour in Kratie
  • entry to the volcano crater lake in Ban Lung
  • Mekong boat cruise on the Laos border
  • entry to the Mekong Rapids
  • Angkor Wat temple complex tour
  • Banteay Chhmar temple complex tour
  • Tonle Sap floating village boat tour
  • pepper plantation tour
  • Kampot Bay River cruise
  • 2  x Mekong River ferry crossings
  • hotel pick up/drop off
  • fuel
  • sunscreen and mosquito repellant
  • 10% VAT
  • 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?
  • Group booking of 5 or more riders $3399 USD per person
  • Couples booking $3749 USD per person
  • Individual booking $3999 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

We have had a fantastic 14 Day tour! Brilliant well organised well thought out well looked after ! Cannot thank Emily and Sam enough for making this such a wonderful holiday!!! Amazing xxxxx

Ros and Andy B

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