Cycling in the Mekong Delta lets you see a part of Vietnam that is quite unique. This area is known as the “bread bowl” of Vietnam and boasts flat and lush scenery, quite unlike any thing else you will see in Vietnam. The rich soil makes the Mekong Delta a fruitful production area for rice coconut, sugar cane, all manner of fruits and vegetables.
The adventure starts with a ride from Cai Lay to Cai Be on the quiet back roads, lunching on an island before staying with a local family. We enjoy boat journeys as well as riding by orchards and seeing Vietnamese life by the river. Day three takes us through the Khmer area and we see much evidence of this with the architecture and the many Khmer people who populate this area. The last day we take in the Phong Dien floating market and many of the cottage industries before we head back to Saigon in the afternoon.
Two of trip covers a little over 170- 400 kilometers on well surfaced roads. The daily distances are not too long and the terrain is gentle so this trip suitable for most people, but it’s advisable to have a modicum of fitness to enjoy the riding! Fast cyclists 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 possible
Day1:Saigon- MyTho (L,D) (+- 40km )
Van will take you over LONG AN then begin to bike to Vam Cong, Gao Market then will arrive to My Tho boat station for boat trip to 4 islands to see Bee farms, Coconut candy, then go to cannel for driving rowing boat then back to pier..
Over night in My Tho.
Day 2:MyTho– TraVinh (B,L,D) (+- 70km )
Van will take to you by ferry Rach Mieu then continue by van to Ham Luong Ferry then begin to bike: we will bike from Mo Cay to Tra Vinh (and pass by another Vam Don Ferry):
Over night in Tra Vinh.
Day 3:TraVinh – CanTho (B,L,D) (+- 60km )
Overnight in Can Tho Hotel .
Day 4:CanTho- VinhLong (B,L,D) (+- 80km )
Early morning will go by boat to Cai Rang Floating market.. Then begin biking up Phong Dien around then arrive to Binh Thuy.
Van will pick up then drive to Vinh Long for taking another boat to Local home.
Overnight in Local Home stays in Island.
Day 5:VinhLong- SaiGon (B,L) (+- 60km )
Early morning boat will take to Cai Be floating market then continue by van to Cai Lay..Then begin biking from Cai Lay to Rach Gam – Xoai Mut then arrive to My Tho and have lunch here…Van will take to Saigon. End of trip.(B,L)
5 days tour
Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.
|Best Time to go||Year around|
|WHAT NOT||International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).|