Saigon Cycling To Phnom Penh - 5 Days

Saigon Cycling To Phnom Penh - 5 Days
Tour Itinerary

Saigon Cycling To Phnom Penh usually from HCMC or Cambodia, though flying in is also possible. Once you’re there, the best way to experience life on the river is by boat. Day-trips and multi-daycycling journeys are perfectly easy to organise and needn’t break the bank.

Day 1: Saigon - Ben Tre (L/D) (25 - 45 km)
8:AM pick up from your hotel and after an hour drive through Saigon city to Tan An countryside to start a morning ride of 25 km. You ride on concrete paths, pass ride farm villages, through rice paddy fields, vegetable plantations and you will have many stops at local markets to try some tropical fruits, visit some family workshops. Stop for lunch in My Tho city. After lunch in My Tho city, you will have a 40 minutes transfer by van/minibus to Rach Mieu bridge for an afternoon’ easy ride. You will have an easy ride through many coconut gardens, and lovely countryside along the ways to Ben Tre city

Day 2: Ben Tre - Cho Lach - Can Tho (B/L/D) (30 - 80 km)
We will have a chance to see morning activities at local place in town of Ben Tre before you have a breakfast at hotel. Today's cycling on back roads mostly in the removed villages off the beaten track and we will cross many small branches of Mekong River by little ferries. Your lunch will be served at the home of local in Cai Mon’s countryside. In the afternoon, we continue wandering by bike into lush green countryside, ride pass nursery gardens, ornamental plants, rambutan fruit orchards to Dinh Khao ferry via Cho Lanh, Vinh Binh. We end up our today’ ride Dinh Khao ferry and have an hour transfer by vehicle to Can Tho in late afternoon

Day 3: Can Tho – Sadec - Cao Lanh (B/L/D) (40 - 70 km)
Today, you will see busy Cai Rang floating market before you have a bicycle ride to Sadec town. In the morning, you will ride through sweet potato field, cycle pass many family workshops which produced rice and sticky rice powder. Then we continue cycle a long natural creeks on single track to Sadec. Your lunch is well- prepared at Huynh Thuy Le’s ancient house. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to admire many flower gardens, ornamental plants, and nursery gardens and bonsai trees and mango orchards on your way of cycling to Cao Lanh city

Day 4: Cao Lanh – My Luong Chau Doc (B/L/) (40-70 kms)
Today you will discover the low land of Doing Thap province. It is the lowest farming land in Mekong Delta’ Vietnam. Many border provinces including Dong Thap have yearly flooded season. That’s why the last yearly rice harvests are usually takes place before flooded season coming. You can see most locals living on stilt-houses and each house is usually owns it small sampan boat.  The highlight of today is to stop at the monastery which built after French’s invasion. It was inaugurated in 1877 and its three years older than the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon. After your have lunch in Cho Moi, we continue to rock and roll on bike on unique countryside back roads passing new farming land, ride across huge farming land and have a ferry crossing Basac River  to Chau Doc border town.

Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by high speeds boat (B/L)
You will have an early starts from hotel for Cambodia today. Your guide will pick up you at 6:40 at your hotel after your breakfast, and taking you to the dock for high speed leaving at 7:30 am. A local guide of Hang Chau’ boat company will accompany you on boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. He is also helping you with visa application at border gate. This is a chance you can enjoy beautiful scenery and local life on water on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to the Phnom Penh city. Picnic lunch box is included. End of tour

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 Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation based on Twin Sharing
  • Bikes for complete Tour and helmet
  • All Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D =Dinner
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Speed boat from Chau Doc To Phnom Penh , Boat trip , local ferry
  • Back up AC vehicle for complete tour ( Bus , + Truck for group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum biking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only Cycling Part)
  • Unlimited filter water during cycling (Only Cycling Part)
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets , visa
  • Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drink with meals

Travel Information

Bikes: Trek MTB Bikes

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

Accommodation

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Home-stay ,Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

Terrain

The landscape is flatland, biking through the village streets ,fields, fruits garden , local ferry and monkey bridges

Climate

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.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

Food

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Helmet
  • Pedal
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks

Clothing

  • In Vietnam, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places,pagodas, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.

Others

  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike

Health

Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

Precautions

  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

Shopping

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs/Tips

Foreign Exchange

As Vietnamese currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.vietcombank.com.vn

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of Vietnam .

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