Mekong Delta Explore Cycling Tour - 8 Days

Mekong Delta Explore Cycling Tour - 8 Days
Tour Itinerary

Mekong Delta Explore Cycling Tour to visit all the picturesque scenery of crossing one of thousand river and canal system in Mekong Delta.Southern Coast along the way from Rach Gia to Ha Tien (town nearby Cambodia).History of Mekong Delta at the temple of Nguyen Trung Truc hero, Dong Khoi Battle, the southern border war between Vietnam and Cambodia with Khmer Rouge.Visit one of the best-known vietnamese buddhist and khmer pagodas at Vinh Trang, Ang and Cham muslim. Multiculture of Khmer, Cham (muslim), vietnamese, chinese.

Day 1: Saigon - Tra Vinh (35 ~ 75km) ( L , D )

8:00 Am picked up hotel the spend an hour driving on A/C van to Long An province for a morning ride. The unique paved road fitted the bikes take you through rice paddies, dragon fruit and vegetable plantation. Stop for lunch in My Tho city. In the afternoon, the ride will start in rural village of Mo Cay. Your guide will choose shady pathways to cycle through jungle like plantations on smaller foot paths of banana's coconuts. You will have break stop every couple of hours. Then we take ferry to further side of Co Chien River to Tra Vinh.

Inclusion: Support Minivan, Cuu Long 3*Hotel, Experienced Biking Guide, Lunch, Dinner, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

Day 2: Tra Vinh - Bac Lieu ( 35 ~ 80km) ( B , L , D )

Tra Vinh and Soc Trang are pleasant local routes. Dirty track is idea for cycling, a concrete vein weaving its way through the vibrant green scenery. Ride on local trails through farmlands and little charming villages, Khmer temples, primary schools in rural villages. After we have a ferry crossing Dung Islet to Dai Ngai town, we cycle on concrete path and crossing natural creeks before we stop at Clay pagoda. We pay a visit to pagoda before we have a transfer to Bac Lieu city in late afternoon. Overnight at Saigon Bac Lieu 3*Hotel.

Inclusion: Support Minivan, Saigon Bac Lieu 3*Hotel, Experienced Biking Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

Day 3: Bac Lieu - Rach Gia (35 ~ 80km) ( B , L , D )

Vi Thanh is knows as a new town after it was separated from Hau Giang province. It is almost none-touristy city. The highlight of today' cycling is to explore a network of natural creeks through removed villages and rice paddy fields and small local floating markets on your way cycling to Vi Thanh. After we have lunch in Vi Thanh city, to avoid traffic in big city of Vi Thanh, we ride 30 minutes on A/C van to outskirt area to start today' afternoon ride. We cycle on small asphalt countryside roads, through huge rice fields, villages along river, share space with locals on small ferries before we finish today' ride at Ben Nhut. Then we get on van/bus for a transfer to Hoa Binh Rach Gia Resort.

Inclusion: Support Minivan, Hoa Binh Rach Gia Resort, Experienced Biking Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

Day 4: Rach Gia - Chau Doc (35 ~ 75km). ( B , L , D )

Today's cycling will begin after A/C van taking you Urban Dist where you ready for off-road cycling. We pedal on path along canals, rice paddy field. Today' lunch will be served at local restaurant at Oc-Eo town. Then visiting some highlight cultural sites; Oc-Eo civilization, temples before we get on A/C van and driving Tri Ton for an afternoon bicycle riding to Chau Doc via Tra Su forest. If time permitted, we would have a boat ride to explore this forest. Stay a night in Chau Doc.

Inclusion: Support Minivan, Chau Pho 3*Hotel, Boat Trip, Experienced Biking Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

Day 5: Chau Doc - Long Xuyen ( 35 ~ 70km). ( B , L , D )

Enjoy an hour motorized boat to catfish farms and floating village before you discover the lowland of Dong Thap province. You will mingle with children on bike on rural road through villages of house on stilts. Ride on dirt track to Cho Moi, pedal past Hoa Hao Buddhism holy temple. The afternoon cycle ride to the Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. The first monastery building site was established in 1874 in Indochina. We will continue explore local life along the ride to Long Xuyen. Overnight at Dong Xuyen Hotel.

Inclusion: Support Minivan, Dong Xuyen 3*Hotel, boat trip, Experienced Biking Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

Day 6: Long Xuyen - Can Tho (35 ~ 80km). ( B , L , D )

After the breakfast at your hotel, you will have a short break at crocodile farm before a morning ride starts. Sharing paths with locals on bike, pedaling over wooden bridges into villages, see farmers raising animals; raising ducks, frog and fish along canals and on rice-paddy fields. After lunch in at Co Do market, we continue our adventure on country backroad through bustling local markets, rice paddies and cycle across many tiny villages by canals to Tho Lai. If time permitted, we continue to pedal to Phong Dien. Right here, a 30 minute transfer will take you to Can Tho city. Overnight at Ninh Kieu Riverside 4* Hotel.

 Inclusion: Support Minivan, Ninh Kieu Riverside 4*Hotel, Experienced Biking Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

Day 7: Can Tho - Cao Lanh (35 ~ 70km) ( B , L ,  D)

There are two most interesting sites that we must see because one has funs and other is related to French Indochina. The first site is busy floating market in Can Tho and we are going to go there by boat. The second site is an ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le. Who was in loved with Marguerite Duras then the story became a movie. After we watched floating market of Cai Rang, a short driving taking us to Can Tho bridge to start biking. From Binh Minh to Sadec town, we bike on country back roads, through sweet potatoes, family workshop making rice powder, brick factories and pedaling along canals busy with many boats moving up and down. Our delicious lunch is served at Huynh Thuy Le Ancient house and we have a rest before we ride to Cao Lanh city. We bike through village of flower in countryside of Sadec, then we keep our afternoon’ cycling through many small village through mango gardens, rivers and we have a van/bus transfer to Cao Lanh city for the night. Overnight at Sao Mai 3*Hotel.

Inclusion: Support Minivan, Sao Mai 3*Hotel, Boat Trip, Experienced Biking Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

Day 8: Cao Lanh - Saigon (35 ~ 55km) ( B , L )

Cao Lanh is a new town after Vietnam War. Foreigners are rarely being seen in this town because it is not really a nice place for bus tours. But bike routes are so unique. The place we start biking is about 30 minutes transfer by vehicle from Cao Lanh city. The quiet rural back road by small rivers gives you a fantastic ride with beautiful scenery along the way to Xeo Quyt, former base of Viet Cong. A local guide will lead you the way to see some shelters and a sampan rowing boat taking you into forest. If time permitted, our last ride is about 25 km on single track, through rice fields, irrigation networks, fruit orchards. We end up cycling at high road and have lunch before two hours and half returning to HCM & say goodbye with your team around 17h.

Inclusion: Support Minivan, Please book hotel yourself, Experienced Biking Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Mountain Bicycle With Helmet, Drinking Water, Fruit, Snack, Sight-seeing fee.

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Departure date : Based on your inquiry

Group Size  : From 2 to 16 riders

Tour cost : Contact Us

Comprised of dense green rice paddies and lazy, winding rivers, the Mekong Delta is like no other region in Vietnam. Whether firmly on land or floating with the river current, this region is flush with wildlife, historical sights, and incredible landscapes. The River of Nine Dragons, as locals know the area, is where the Mekong splinters into nine separate branches, crisscrossing low landscapes before reaching the sea. Life moves much more slowly here and is often surrounded by water. You'll find even homes, farms, and markets take on an aquatic adaptation in the Mekong Delta.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE MEKONG DELTA:

Visit on-the-water villages

From the quiet towns of Mỹ Tho and Bến Tre to the floating markets of Cần Thơ, the flower farms of Sa Đéc to the stunning, waterlogged landscapes of Châu Đốc, there is plenty to keep you occupied in the Delta. Head to Mỹ Tho or Bến Tre for verdant islands containing everything from fruit orchards to coconut candy factories. Veer west toward Vinh Long instead and you'll pass Cái Bè, where a French colonial cathedral stands in view of the town's famed floating market. 

See floating markets and ancient houses

Cần Thơ is the region's largest city. Fast developing into a proper hub, this laid-back riverside town boasts its own collection of cultural sights, such as Cái Răng floating market, the most famous of its kind in the Mekong. Other attractions include the Bình Thuỷ Ancient House, a prime example of French colonial architecture.

Step inside the house of The Lover  

Sa Đéc houses the former residence of Huỳnh Thủy Lê, a wealthy Chinese businessman with whom Saigon-born French novelist Marguerite Duras had an affair. Their relationship later served as the inspiration for Duras' novel L'Amant (The Lover) and its 1992 film adaptation. 

Go bird-watching

Nature lovers will appreciate the Delta's collection of wildlife sanctuaries, particularly the beautifully green Tràm Chim National Park, home to a quarter of all bird species found in Vietnam, including the sarus crane, the world's tallest flying bird. Just a stone's throw from the Cambodian border, Tra Su Bird Sanctuary holds plenty of winged wildlife in its flooded forests.

The Weather in the Mekong Delta

Boats are the primary means of transportation in the Mekong Delta so traveling during a season when the water level is high and the temperature is cool is highly recommended.

There are two main seasons in the Mekong Delta: a rainy season and a dry season. The temperature in both seasons is generally comfortable, although some months (November to January) are considered more comfortable for traveling.

Dry Season: December to April

From December to the end of April, Vietnam gets a break from all the rain. During this season, while occasional rains still occur, you can expect clearer blue skies, brilliant green landscapes, and lower levels of humidity.

The average temperature from December to February in the Mekong Delta ranges from about 22ºC at night to about 32ºC in the daytime.

It starts to get hot in March with a temperature of about 34ºC in the daytime and it reaches its highest temperatures in April and May (about 35–38ºC in the daytime).

Rainy Season: May to November

The rainy season begins in May and continues through most of November. While rainy, this is also the hottest time of the year and the humidity is often uncomfortably high. The heaviest rainfall occurs in June and July.

This period is considered to be the low season for traveling in the Mekong Delta. What is the advantage of traveling in the low season?

  • Summer is the best time to eat fresh fruits that have been grown locally, such as dragon fruits and mangoes. Fishing is also said to be better during these months.
  • You will enjoy lower prices for tours.

Tour included :

  • A/C Transportation.
  • Trek/Giant Mountain Bike with helmet, water cage, tools kit.
  • All entrance fees and sight-seeing tickets.
  • Meals mentioned as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.
  • Cold mineral water, energy drink, snack, fruit, wet tissue on day tours.
  • Accommodation of 7 nights with sharing double/twin room at hotel or homestay.
  • Experienced english speaking cycling guide.
  • Pick-up at the airport or your hotel.
  • Government taxes & service charge.

Tour excluded :

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tips & Personal expenses such as laundry, phone..
  • Flight & Visa to Vietnam and Cambodia international border.
  • Drinks at the restaurants on day tour.
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