Cycle South East Asia

27 Days | Explore Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand on two wheels

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
ZAR  87,350
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Exercise the body and the mind with a leg pumping, eye-opening cycling tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Enjoy a different perspective as you bike through the limestone cliffs of north Vietnam, along rock-face hugging passes down the stunning coast and on to buzzing Ho Chi Minh City. Take dusty roads through rural villages in Cambodia, exploring nature-strewn ruins and spending time with locals, before finishing up in frenetic Bangkok. Work up an appetite and reward yourself with the delicious dishes the overflow in the streets – the pho in Vietnam, the fish curry in Cambodia and pad thai in Bangkok. Shift your adventure into a higher gear with a journey that takes you to the highlights of Southeast Asia.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle South East Asia including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Bangkok, Thailand
Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand
Physical rating
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Min 16
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 69 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • See the region as you’ve never seen it before (from the seat of a bicycle). Cycling is the ultimate way get off the beaten track!
  • Work up an appetite for Southeast Asia's famously delicious local and regional food.
  • Get among nature, wildlife, small villages and ancient ruins, as well as the region's most lively cities, with a local leader who knows all the best secrets.
  • See one of the best UNESCO sites in Vietnam with a tirp to Ninh Binh, a place of scenic natural beauty, perfect for any nature lover!
  • See Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia's best sites while staying active, adventurous and Intrepid.

Is this trip right for you?
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle. You’ll be cycling for up to 70 km per day on varied terrain – this trip is for the reasonably fit.
  • The weather in this region can be varied. Be prepared to get sweaty and for the occasional rain storm, which may require a change of plans.


Map of Cycle South East Asia including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam



23 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 3 dinners


Bicycle, Support vehicle, Boat, Public bus, Overnight sleeper train, Taxi


Hotel (22 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (1 night)

  • Hanoi - KOTO dinner
  • Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology
  • Mai Chau - Pom Coong Village visit & traditional lunch
  • Hoa Lu - Temple of King Dinh and King Le
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Nha Trang - Po Nagar Cham Tower
  • Hon Mun Island - Snorkelling
  • Nha Trang - Basket boat ride
  • Nha Trang - Boat trip
  • Dalat - Hang Nga Crazy House
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) & Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
  • Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass
  • Angkor - Full day temple cycling tour
  • Kabinburi - Alms giving at morning market
Add on activities
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda - Free
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex - VND80000
  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature - VND70000
  • Hanoi - Women's Museum - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison - VND50000
  • Hanoi - Army Museum - VND20000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD44
  • Hoi An - Thu Bon river boat trip - VND100000
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery - USD77
  • Nha Trang - Bao Dai Villa - VND120000
  • Nha Trang - Mud baths - VND280000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000

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Important notes

1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 3 (Homestay), Day 5 (Overnight Train) and Day 16 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.
3. Please provide your height at time of booking so that we can ensure a suitable sized bike is arranged.
4. Please see your Trip Notes if your departure takes place during Tet, usually in late January/early February. Although we do our best to run trips during Tet as per the scheduled itinerary, it is likely that there will be some changes to transport, accommodation or order of destinations visited.
5. Whilst bicycle helmets are not compulsory in Vietnam, Intrepid cyclists must wear a quality helmet at all times while riding in Vietnam. Good quality helmets are not available in Vietnam so make sure you bring yours from home.
6. During the group meeting, your trip leader will ask you if you would like to contribute to the snack kitty. Please refer to the ETIs Money Matters section for the cost. This would be used to purchase extra supplies of snacks, including nuts and other energy packed goodies. It is not a compulsory kitty, although will make the purchasing of snacks easier and more convenient for you. You can find out more information from your leader upon arrival.
7. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 in Hanoi. This trip ends on Day 27 and you are free to leave at any time.
8. Cambodia Visa - The standard e-visa for Cambodia is not valid at Phnom Den border (on entry to Cambodia on Day 18 of this trip). Travelers of all nationalities must apply for visa on arrival, which usually takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes at Tinh Bien/Phnom Den border.

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5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled February 2024
Incredibly immersive way to see SE Asia, but you will earn it. This is a physically tough ride in a wide variety of conditions, but you will have stories to tell and memories for years.
Review submitted 25 Mar 2024

Raymond · Traveled August 2023
The crew of this tour showed me how generous and helpfull Vietemese people are .Every day greeted with smiling faces.Nothinh was any trouble .
Review submitted 19 Aug 2023

Ray · Traveled August 2023
The ride is an eye opener as to how people move around in different countries .Scooters every where with virtually no road rules ,yet this works very exciting riding thru peak hour traffic. Our tour leader and his crew made the trip, they guided and made sure we were fed and watered, this was important as temps reached 42 celcius with a high humidity. Never stopped joking and sharing our ride..Importentally there were no accidents or fall outs.
Review submitted 06 Sep 2023

Stephanie · Traveled August 2023
This trip takes you on an incredible journey through 3 diverse, beautiful and historic countries. Cycling through each was the best way to really see and appreciate them.
Review submitted 10 Sep 2023

Isabel · Traveled November 2022
Great well organised tour! Amazing tour leaders - special shout out to Loc who was just completely fantastic in every way. 28 days is a long time for a cycling trip, and for me (a non-cyclist) it was a challenge - but one that I really really enjoyed! The first half of the trip in Vietnam was definitely more hard core and fast paced. The second half a lot more leisurely, easy and flat! The culture, food and scenery was fantastic. A great way to experience these 3 incredible countries.
Review submitted 17 Dec 2022
Cycle South East Asia
ZAR  87,350