The Mekong Delta is for many people the essence of Vietnam. It is as large and as flat as the Netherlands, with a fascinating patchwork of dazzling green fields and palm trees intersected by giant branches of the Mekong. Cycling is easy and there are regular towns and villages, but traffic can be intense close to big cities and the high population density means you are rarely alone. There are relatively few main roads, but there is a rich network of tracks to explore for the adventurous cyclist.
This 5-day biking tour is designed for keen bikers to cycle along the back roads that criss-cross the Mekong Delta. Visit farms and markets in this lush, fertile region of Vietnam Highlights of the trip:
- Cycle along villages’ paths and trails in the Mekong Delta
- Use ferries to cross tributaries of the Mekong River
- Cycle to Tra Vinh, a Khmer village within Vietnam
- Cycle to Chau Doc, a laid back city near Cambodian border
- Cycle to remote province of Ha Tien with possible extension to Phu Quoc Island for a break retreat.
UNIQUE MEKONG DELTA TOUR 5 days
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (-/-/-)
When you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in the downtown. Your time will be at leisure or to explore the sights and sounds of Ho Chi Minh City. In the late afternoon, you’ll be met by your guide for a coffee and tour briefing.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Saigon to Tra Vinh (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you transfer for a couple of hours out of Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho – the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Today’s ride will lead us right into the heart of the rural Mekong. You’ll pedal along narrow paths and lanes, past banana plantations and fields of sugar cane, through the lush green landscape of the Delta until you reach Tra Vinh a small town off the tourist trail, with a large population of ethnic Khmer.
Biking distance: 52 km
Overnight in Tra Vinh
Day 3: Tra Vinh to Can Tho (B/L/D)
Today, you’ll continue with our cycling adventure the roads are peaceful, narrow and very pretty all the way to Can Tho. Along the way you cross numerous rivers and streams via bridges and local ferries. There is plenty to see on our journey, including colorful Khmer temples and the pond of Ba Om, where you’ll hear the story of how it was dug and subsequently got its name according to local legend. You cycle along riverbank paths and through busy villages until you join the main road to Can Tho. Can Tho is a popular town on the banks of the Mekong with a night market and waterfront bars and restaurants.
Biking distance: 80 km
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 4: Can Tho to Chau Doc (B/L/D)
After a very early breakfast, you’ll enjoy a pleasant motorboat cruise to Cai Rang floating market to see the local farmers selling their produce from their boats on the busy river. Once you’re back on mainland you cycle along narrow roads weaving through the morning market hustle and bustle on the banks of the river, whilst absorbing the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants and coconut shredders. Once you finish cycling for the day, you will transfer for approximately one and a half hours to the border town of Chau Doc, where you spend the night.
Biking distance: 90 km
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 5: Chau Doc to Ha Tien (B/-/-)
Today, you take a boat ride to see the floating house and Cham village before transferring to Ha Tien/Rach Gia for boating to Phu Quoc or continue your trip to Cambodia. Alternatively, our vehicle will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Above prices are in US dollar per person and valid until 31 Mar 2017
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Private air-conditioned vehicle from pick up and all support until drop off at the end as itinerary
- Experience English speaking biking guide
- Meals in local restaurants as mentioned in the itinerary
- The use of good Trek/Giant bike including transport of bikes (If you bring your own bike, bike hire fee is deducted)
- Water, snacks, fresh fruits, for cycling days
- All entrance fees