In just eleven days you can experience the best of Cambodia with our Cambodia motorcycle tour. This tour travels from remote villages and the bustling capital, from sun kissed beaches to ancient civilisations and much more as we ride through this enchanting country.
ANGKOR ADVENTURE: CAMBODIA
Your tour starts with a short internal flight from Bangkok to Trat on the eastern borders of Thailand. Here you will collect your tour bike and after the welcome briefing enjoy our first dinner together. The following morning we are off bright and early as we have a few miles to do before we arrive at the Cambodian Border. The border process can take up to two hours. From the border we are skirting the beautiful Sihanoukville Peninsula heading for a night on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand, squeezed between the Bokor National Park and the coast.
After a relaxing night our route takes us into the Bokor Park. Super mountain roads lead us to waterfalls, a giant Buddha and bizarrely two casinos! From here we are heading for the hustle of the capital Phnom Penh. Once home to the Khmer Empire, French Colonialists and the Infamous Khmer Rouge it is now back as the capital and home to the King of Cambodia. We have a day off here to explore. Included is a city tour that covers many of the must see sites including the Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek. The latter two are built upon infamous locations used by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. Choeung Ek is a former orchard and better known as The Killing Fields. Audio tours at both Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek are a must as we bear witness to the history of Cambodia. We will also visit The Silver Pagoda. It was formerly known as the Temple of the Crystal Buddha and the Vihara now houses many Cambodian treasures including a small Emerald Buddha and a life-sized gold Maitreya Buddha decorated with 9,584 diamonds.
Leaving Phnom Penh we are heading north tracking the mighty Mekong River. Temples line the shore in small villages until we cross an invisible line and the temples become mosques. Our home for the night is in the rain forest at an Eco Lodge – no air con but a lovely big pool to cool down in. The following day we have the longest days ride of the trip as we continue to track the Mekong in the morning before heading to the northern border. Here we are staying close to the Preah Vihear Temple. This UNESCO listed Khmer Empire site contains an ancient staircase to the heavens. Less well known and quieter than Angkor it is an incredible site, but don’t wander too far off the path. The whole region is disputed between Thailand and Cambodia and there is still a real risk from land mines if you stray too far from the official site!
From the northern border we are riding south through Phnom Kulen National Park and heading for Siam Reap and for the highlight of the tour – The City of Temples, Angkor. The largest Religious Monument in the world dates back to the 12C and is largely built from sandstone carried from over 50km away. Initially a Hindu temple, a statue of Vishnu still at its heart, it is now a Buddhist site. The site stretches across 162 Hectares and so we will not have time to see it all! We have a full days tour booked and then a second day at your leisure. Return and see more of the ancient temples slowly being over grown by the jungle, wander the markets, visit the war museum, go to a cultural show or just relax at our hotel by the pool, it is up to you.
From Siam Reap we are heading back to the border, via the Tonle Sap Lake. The largest fresh water lake in South East Asia, even during the dry season it is still larger than Luxembourg. After a boat trip out to see the communities living on the water we are crossing back into Thailand at Poi Pet. Our destination is Kabin Buri and a last night on the road. Here we will enjoy our farewell dinner and celebrate our Cambodian Adventure, before transfers to Bangkok Airport the following morning.
Motorrad Tours welcome all makes and models of bike on tour. We also have a range of BMW bikes that you can hire. All our hire bikes for Classic and European Explorer Tours are current model BMW’s complete with ABS, Heated Grips, Panniers, Top Box, Tank Bag, Inner bags for all boxes and a pre programmed BMW Navigator GPS included.
|Price option||Solo Shared Single Room||Solo Single Room||*Rider and passenger|
|Including an F800/F850GS Hire Bike||5095||5595||7795|
|Including an R1200/1250GS Hire Bike||5295||5795||7995|
PLEASE NOTE: The BMW F800GS for this tour are all low chassis models. This is the standard build for Thailand.
HIRE BIKES: If you are booking with a hire bike we will hand your bike over on the afternoon prior to the first tour day. This will give you a chance to get familiar with the bike, make any adjustments, arrange your packing and not waste any time on the first day riding.
Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok for your transfer to Trat to collect your bike, for the pre tour briefing and welcome dinner
Day 2 An early start as the border crossing can take up to 2 hours as we head to the beach resort of Kompong Som on the Sihanoukville peninsula
Day 3 We are heading of the capital sitting on the junction of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. Home to the Khmer empire for centuries and French Colonists later it is a fascinating city
Day 4 A day off to explore the city. Visit the Silver Pagoda, part of the Royal Palace, the Tuol Sleng Museum chronicling the genocide of the Khmer Rouge, the former killing field, Choeung Ek Orchard and much more
Day 5 Heading north from Phnom Penh we are riding the banks of the Mekong River past temples and Buddha’s heading for a night on an island in the river in the rain forest.
Day 6 Our longest day on tour heading to the northern border and the UNESCO listed Khmer Empire Preah Vihear Temple
Day 7 Today we are heading to one of the highlights of the tour, Angkor – The City of Temples. This UNESCO world heritage site spreads over 162 hectares and is the largest religious monument in the world
- Full day tour of the UNESCO Listed Angkor Temples
- Royal Palace Phnom Penh
- Tour of the UNESCO Listed Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
- Tour of the UNESCO Listed Choeung EK Orchard
- Silver Pagoda
- Wat Phnom
- UNESCO Listed Preah Vihear Temple
- Kao Pen Bamboo Bridge
- Angkor Wat
- Angkor Thom
- Ta Prohm (Tomb Rider Temple)
- Banteay Srei
- Tonle Sap Lake
- Pre tour pack including tour information, Michelin maps, route notes and GPS routes in Garmin/BMW format
- Electronic copy of the World of BMW Touring Essentials Book
- All accommodation as listed primarily in 4 star hotels
- All breakfasts
- Due the remote nature of many locations dinner is included on seven tour nights (excludes beverages)
- Entrance to all parks and attractions listed in the highlights
- Audio walking tours of Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek
- Full day tour of Angkor via Tuk Tuk with option for second day
- Motorrad Tours Tour Leader throughout the Tour
- Motorcycle rental for the duration of the trip
- Comprehensive Insurance with £1,500 excess/deductible
- Support vehicle and driver throughout the Tour
- Carriage of one 60L soft bag luggage per motorcycle in the support vehicle
- Airport transfers from Bangkok Airport to Trat and from Kabinburi to Bangkok Airport
- Commemorative Polo Shirt for all riders and passengers
- Expert advice and support throughout
- The protection of booking with a fully bonded tour operator
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance
- Anything not listed as included