MEKONG DELTA(4DAYS 3 NIGHTS) by bike

 

Transferring away from the busy of Saigon, after @2hours easy driving, our car will drop you with your bike at a local ferry where you can start an unforgetable
ride on the narrow lane and loop through the villages.
  Stopping to try some Durian-a special fruit of the island . Another water crossing
after 7km riding, now you are on Tan Qui island, this is an unspoiled part of the
Mekong, people welcomes you with a big smile and saying ‘Hello’along the way. 
 
Finish the morning ride, take a boat trip to visit Cai Be floating market. people
trade their fruits from boat to boat.
 
After lunch, enjoy another amazing ride in orchards ,through many villages, bring
you deep in the mekong delta , and finish the day at a beautiful home to stay
for the night .

 

  • Highlight : See the back roads ,life,fruit orchards ,small ferries,beautiful country sides,local workshops (rice paper making,pop rice,coconut candy..floating market.

  • Distance cycling : 25-30 kms
  • Cultural : high
  • Scenery : 100% back roads.
 Day 2:Cai Be-Tra Vinh (B,L,D)( Cycle 45-65km) 
 

 
 
 
Riding from home-stay , enjoy the riding to one of the Mekong Islands. Biking along narrow country lanes, easy dirt tracks and trails. This is biking at its most glorious-through tiny orchards, witness colourful life along the riverside, pedal past picturesque delta homes, pause to chat with welcoming villagers, After lunch,ride in amazing green of coconut plantations,and end at a ferry  across the expansive Co Chien River. Ride a final few km to the very pretty Khmer town of Tra Vinh. There will be plenty of time to explore side tracks and trails as the cycling distance today is not far. This gives a great first impression of the ‘heart of the Mekong’. Overnight in local hotel in Tra Vinh.
 

  • Highlight : See the back roads ,life,fruit orchards ,small ferries,beautiful country sides,coconut paradise 
  • Distance cycling : 50-65 kms
  • Cultural : high
  • Scenery : very variety : on road ,off road , most rural to the capital of Tra Vinh-a Khmer town in Mekong.
 
 
DAY3:TRA VINH-CAN THO(ride:65-85km)(B,L,D)
 
 

 
 
 
A special ride today , 'door to door' , this is the special route from us you can't find from others , and as much of the area is populated by Khmer people. The regional architecture is interesting and there are many Khmer temples to stop and admire en route. Cycle as much or as little as is preferred; the road is peaceful, narrow and very pretty all the way to Can Tho! Pedal to Ba Om Pond with its magnificent lotus flowers, and observe local women having their future predicted in the small temple nearby. En route, stop to visit a local Buddhist Temple School if possible. Arrive finally at Can Tho, the Mekong’s largest town located at the confluence of the Can Tho and Hau Giang rivers.
 

  • Highlight : See the back roads ,life,,small ferries,beautiful country sides, rice paddies,Khmer temples ,very different with other parts of Mekong delta.
  • Distance cycling : 85 kms
  • Cultural : high
  • Scenery : Khmer Temples, rice paddies..
DAY 4: CANTHO BIKE LOOP-SAIGON(ride:25km)(B,L)
 
 
Spend the morning visit CAI RANG floating market by boat,  Weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront,  Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, tiny vibrant markets. Ride on a narrow paved road in villages, after visiting rice noodle workshop,'Snake man',a friendly gardener,welcomes you with his own 'snake wine',fruits,showing his garden..Don't miss it! Continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop round until meet the support car.  Lunch in local restaurant in town.  drive four hours back to your hotel in Saigon.
 

  • Highlight : Floating market -Cai Rang,See the back roads ,life,fruit orchards ,beautiful country sides.
  • Distance cycling : 25kms
  • Cultural : high
  • Scenery : 100% back roads, most typical mekong picture.
TRIP PROFILE
This trip covers a little over 170km on well surfaceed roards.The daily distance are not too long and the terrain is gentle and 'flat' so this trip suitable for most people,but it's advisable to have a modicum of fitness to enjoy the riding!Fast cyclist can ride at their own pace,as detailed directions are available from the tour leader.Our route is designed to take us off the main roads as much as possiple and there is even the option to try some off road tracks.We explore scienic back roads on the way to all our destinations.
ITINERARY
Day 1:  transfer out of Saigon to Cai Lay and ride back roads to Cai Be.
Day 2:  ride by orchards and witness river life on our ride to Tra Vinh.
Day 3:  see Khmer  temples of Vietnam on our way to Can Tho.
Day 4:  Morning loop  , afternoon transfer back to Saigon.
 
TRIP INFO
Tour Cost:       Please contact us to get a best price.
Bike hire:        included
Total distance:170km
Number of days:4 days and 3 nights
Number of cycling days:3 full day and 1 half day.
Support:         One or two 16 seat A/C buses to take bikes and bikers
Group size:any size,if more than 8 people will be lead by two guides.
Staff:                 all groups will be lead by  real local Vietnamese guide.this is our specialty with the others agencies.
Accommodation:  1 night homestay,2 nights in 3 star hotels.
Foods:            all meals are included
Biking grade:   B(out of five)
Cultural interest: E(out of five)

  • INCLUSION: WE COVER EVERTHINGS.
DAILY DEPARTURE.
 
Here is candid review from our client on TripAdvisor:
 
 

DimitrisE
London
1 review
“Just Excellent”
Reviewed March 9, 2011
1
person found this review helpful
We found the 4 day cycling tour of the Mekong an amazing experience. The tour took us to the heart of the Mekong where we cycled in amazing scenery, through villages and by canals. We felt cycling was the best way to experience how people live in Mekong delta. Tung, our guide, was extremely good and genuinely keen for us to have a good time.

In more detail, every day of cycling was different. Different area, different scenery (fruit orchards, coconut plantations, rice paddies, khmer villages etc), different scenes of day life (fruit picking, rice cropping, weaving, goods trading, rice paper making, children playing and many more).

Accommodation in the hotels was above average and the homestay night was clean and had each own charm.

The food was just brilliant and Tung played a huge role to ensure we got plenty of quantity, variety and quality. From posh dinning by the water in Can Tho to eating with the locals outside in Tra Vinh. There was plenty of fruit tasting as well, either as part of a planned break or the ad hoc need for a bite.

Tung was very knowledgeable and happy to flex the schedule depending on our appetite, tiredness and mood.

Padded cycling shorts and trainers are highly recommended. Overall a must do trip for anyone who would like to experience the mekong delta first hand. I would definitely recommend Le Vietnam tours without any hesitation.

  • Visited March 2011
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