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Old 09-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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Cambodia Rally ?? anyone done it ?

Hi has anyone done the Cambodia rally ride that happens each January ??

http://www.toursintheextreme.com/

Glad for any feedback,
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:28 PM   #2
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That sounds fantastic mate. I notice however that the only mention about landmines is the explosion pic at the bottom of the page.
Defintely would be an adventure for sure. Reasonable cost as well.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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Just watched the video... that mud looks full on I reckon you would sleep well at the end of the day even if you were camped out in the jungle. Are the two guys on the scooters at the end of the video the sweep riders???
Check out this video for bit more Cambodia action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6k0UTlBsMM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPMN6ZD-8t4
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:51 PM   #4
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UInfortunately we've already booked for Vietnam in Feb 2008 so I am so going in 2009.

It looks like a hoot, now if someone can tell me of an insurance company that will cover me for airlifting out I would be very grateful.

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:14 PM   #5
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now if someone can tell me of an insurance company that will cover me for airlifting out I would be very grateful.
www.worldnomads.com possibly .au - World Nomads .. see HU for comments on them .. and others
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:39 PM   #6
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www.worldnomads.com possibly .au - World Nomads .. see HU for comments on them .. and others
Thanks Frank, That will do the job.
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:07 AM   #7
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I can probably get you guys a discount for a small group at:

www.hiddencambodia.com

Customised tours available, as tough or as easy as you want.

Paul and Shelia are the owner/operators.
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:29 AM   #8
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I can probably get you guys a discount for a small group at:

www.hiddencambodia.com

Customised tours available, as tough or as easy as you want.

Paul and Shelia are the owner/operators.
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I am definately going, i.e. wifey says yes. Barring unforeseen circumstances, that 12 days tour sounds sweet. Can this mob do something similar?

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Old 09-21-2007, 03:50 AM   #9
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I am definately going, i.e. wifey says yes. Barring unforeseen circumstances, that 12 days tour sounds sweet. Can this mob do something similar?

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Go and peruse the Hidden Cambodia website and if you don't find a tour you like, describe in detail what you reckon you'd like to do.

Myself I couldn't be arsed to spend 12 days slogging a bike thru the jungle and camping on the side of a track at night.
I'd rather have a mixture of jungle, beaches, a large town or two, a mixture of roads, a mix of camping and hotels.

Let me know.

I'll have a word with Paul and Shelia, direct them to your inquiry here.
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I've got two Hidden Cambodia DVD's for people to watch if they want to get an idea of the riding over there.
PM me your address and I'll post them out for interested people to watch.
Film quality is not the best, but still watchable.
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I can probably get you guys a discount for a small group at:

www.hiddencambodia.com

Customised tours available, as tough or as easy as you want.

Paul and Shelia are the owner/operators.
Jaq, correct me if I am wrong but it seems that the bike tours Hidden offer are actually run by the toursintheextreme guys anyway. In the videos on both companys web sites there are the same bikes being shown. I would assume then that Paul is acting as a tour organiser/middle man and sub contracts out the actual bike tour to Ben's group ?
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:22 PM   #12
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Two different companies.

Both companies use older model XR 250's and 250 Honda Baja's, plus a mixture of other 250 Jap bikes.
It's very hard to get bikes bigger than 250's in Cambodia.
Also it's been pointed out before that riders do crash a lot in the harder jungle terrain and thick, soft sand, of which Cambodia has a lot, the difference being = they just crash a lot faster and harder on the 600's.
I think you will find neither company uses 600's at all.

I believe Hidden Cambodia has better back-up in the event of an emergency also.
This is just my personal opinion.

Emergency Extraction in the remote jungle areas of Cambodia can sometimes require a Military Helicopter medivac.
Make sure you have really good insurance cover.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:13 PM   #13
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Yes I did it last year mate,

Ben who runs the Rally and Leng who helps are both great lads.
I can tell you it is very testing and equally rewarding should
you finish the full 12 daysn. Only 2 people in our group did
out of around 15 and I was lucky enough to be one of them.
If there's anything else you want to know. Let me know.
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:00 PM   #14
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Paul and Shelia from Hidden Cambodia Dirt Bike Tours will be on-line here shortly to tell you a bit more and answer any questions you chaps have.

Cheers: Jaq.
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Paul and Shelia from Hidden Cambodia Dirt Bike Tours will be on-line here shortly to tell you a bit more and answer any questions you chaps have.

Cheers: Jaq.
Sweet,

I'd like to know if they have an equivilant tour? I can do an easy tour any time, I want an adventure

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