Frequently Asked Questions
In order to prepare well for the trip to Thailand and Indochina, please read through below information, people generally ask. If you have further questions, please contact us.
Passport and Visa:
All nationalities require a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. You must carry a valid passport, permit, and certificates for the countries which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits, and certificates for your trip.
All nationalities require a visa in advance, Most visitors to Vietnam need a visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries, which have signed a bilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam. Tourist visa may be valid for 30 days. Tourist visas can only be obtained in Vietnamese Embassies, Consulates, or Online. Get visa online. Here are the Embassies and Consulates of Vietnam worldwide
You should send your application and photos to a Vietnamese embassy or consulate abroad which is most convenient to you. On your requirement, the reply will be returned by post (you must provide stamped envelopes with your name and address).Vietnam-Embassy.
1 more thing, Indochina cycling tour can help you do the letter of approval. it is used for applying for visa on arrival at the border or the airport. we just need the copy your passport then we do the letter of approval scan to you. when you arrive at the border or the airport. you can do the visa on arrival. the cost of the visa arrival is 25 usd
A 15-day visa on arrival can be obtained at all airports and all land border crossings. Fees vary depending on country – US$ 42 for Canada, US$ 35 for the USA, UK and most of Europe, and US$ 30 for Australia and other countries. You’ll need a passport photo, an application form (your guide will provide this to you in advance) and US dollars for the visa fee. At land borders you will be asked to pay nominal (US$1-3) overtime, weekend and other various fees, the amount of which varies at each border crossing.
A visa issued at a Laos consulate abroad is valid for 30 days. When entering Laos with a visa please, be sure to obtain an immigration entry stamp. Entering the country on only a visa, and not the proper immigration entry stamp, could subject you to fines and/or penalties.
All nationalities require a visa. A 30 day visa on arrival is available at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Airports and at some land border crossings, however, we strongly advise obtaining a visa in advance for land crossings due to unstable regulations. You can also obtain a visa online through e-Visa, but we don’t recommend using it for land border crossings. See all Embassies and Consulates of cambodia aboard see this page
♦ E-visa can not be used at the Vietnamese and Cambodian border
♦ A tourist visa is valid for a single 30 day stay. You must specify your arrival date when applying for a visa and it will be calculated from this date.
What do I bring for cycling tour?
Helmet, gloves, cycling shirts, cycling shorts, cycling shoes, camelback, small backpack, cap, waterproof jacket, T-shirts. Those are the essential cycling equipments.
And other items: Towel, flashlight, wash kit, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, sun cream, camera, first aid, malaria tablets.
What is the temperature like when cycling?
We do as much of our riding as possible in the early morning and late afternoon. We try and find somewhere nice to snooze through the heat of the day Sometimes it’s a waterfall, sometimes a beach and sometimes someone’s house.
How many kilometers do I cycle a day?
It depends on you, we do the private bike tour; so your decision is the first. Easy from 40km’s+, harder from 80km’s+…
What sort of person goes on a bike trip?
Our tours are highly sociable affairs. Many clients return year after year, and some have been instrumental in coercing me to design new tours. They are not lycra-clad fanatics, but outgoing, open-minded active people who want to get as much out of their holidays as possible.
What is not included?
Typically we include everything from day one until the end of the tour. That will include most meals – sometimes we give you the freedom to go your own way in bigger cities – all transportation costs and entrance fees to anywhere included in the itineraries. You only pay for the optional things to do or see on rest days.
Besides, things are not included: personal expenses, international air tickets, tips, travel insurance,…
Are there any extra charges?
You pay the price advertised and that’s it. The only other things you may need to pay for are air-tickets, visas and expenses of a personal nature. We do not hit you with a whole list of optional extra tours and bills for things that are not included.
What is our package pricing?
Indochina cycling tour provides a package pricing system in order to minimize and simplify our client vacation charges. Each package has a carefully calculated fixed price, which is inclusive of accommodation(hotels, resorts, local houses…), bike care, standard first-aids, English speaking-biking guide, air-conditioned transportation, boat trips, sightseeing entrance fees, meals with local food and other charges related to your trip.
In order to keep our packages as affordable as possible, all prices have been calculated according to the requirements of standard to luxury accommodation and transportation. The package prices and all prices are included of 10% government tax.
How many people can you start the trip?
Our minimum size to start the trip is 02 people. When sending a request to us, please let us know:
– The name of the trip you would like to join.
– Your preferable traveling dates. If not we can tailor make the trip for you.
– How many people would like to join the trip with you.
– Your nationalities
How old are the people on your trips?
What type of bikes do we used?
We provide new Trek & Giant mountain bikes with 24 speeds and good quality 2 level SR Sun Tour 26 inch XCR – LO Suspension 100 mm travel, the top Shimano V-brake, MTB Michelin tires, and Shimano group of Alivio front/ rear derailleurs.
Have bike sizes fixed with clients’s heights/sizes by our mechanics 2 days before the trips start.
You will have bike sizes fixed, your names put on bike. You also can see the cellphone number on bikes.Your helmets have your names on so you can pick up the right bikes, helmets every daily rides.
We recommend that all tourists travel to Thailand and Indochina should purchase travel insurance including evacuation. The good clinic to recommend in Siem Reap are Angkor International Hospital and Ly Sreyvyna. In Phnom Penh, SOS International clinic and Royal Rattanak Hospital. All our cycling guides are trained with first aid and we have first aid kit in the support van.