Code BT 14 : 3 Days / 2 Nights
- Cycle Tour of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam
city - Vinhlong - Cantho - Hochiminh
bicycle is a perfect way to discover the distinct
scenery of the Mekong Delta the “bread
Bowl of Vietnam”. The adventure begins in
VinhLong and takes us to the old Khmer
temple and lotus pond of Can Tho and the floating
market of Phong Dien over water and quiet
backroads. Visit the Vietnamese killing fields
at Ba Chuc and hike up the Sam Mountain
before we head back to Hochiminh city.
trip covers 260 kilometres 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 leader. Our
route is designed to take us off the main roads
as much as possible. And we explore scenic back
roads on the way to all our destinations. An
air-conditioned bus will travel behind the group
to support us.
Day1: Saigon to Vinh Long. (Lunch, dinner)
We travel two hours from Saigon to My Tho where we board our boat. Late morning finds us drifting down bustling arteries of the Mekong from where we veer off to travel down the tranquil canals. Our sightseeing on the island includes a visit to a traditional Mekong Delta home and its kitchen, where we sample seasonal fruit along with tea and honey and even local wine. We then walk to the village's boat landing where we board small sampans and paddle along narrow arroyos (waterways).
We will break for lunch at a local restaurant.
Following lunch, we enjoy a leisurely, two-hour afternoon bicycle ride along a narrow dirt road during which we traverse bridges and pass through local farms. Arriving in Cai Be, we board a boat then cruise over 1.5km-wide Mekong river to Binh Hoa Phuoc. You can expect spectacular sunsets along the Mekong. We have dinner at and spend the night in a guesthouse on Binh Hoa Phuoc island.
Day 2: Vinh Long to Can Tho. (Breakfast, lunch,)
Following breakfast, under the cool shelter of the green canopy, we bike half an hour to the ferry crossing for Vinh Long. We then have an extended ride to Can Tho. While our exact route will vary (depending on our group's cycling abilities), you can expect to pass through villages (with brick kiln and terracotta roofs), past rice fields, and by innumerable rural riverside villages.
We will break for lunch at a local restaurant. Late afternoon will be reserved for promenading production along the city quay or, if time permits, yet more cycling along riverside to Can Tho. We will stay in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho to Saigon. (Breakfast, lunch)
We embark on a morning boat trip to Cai Rang's floating market before heading up a quiet canal for more cruising along winding waterways. We then bike for two hours along backcountry roads taking in the breathtaking Mekong Delta scenery and greeting locals (many of whom will also be on bicycle).
Following lunch we head back to Sai Gon where our tour ends.
**B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D
Number of cycling days
Three full days and one
This tour follows a mixture
of well-surfaced roads and the option to go
off road onto single track
One or two air-conditioned
minibuses specially rigged to take bikes and
Minimum 2 . Maximum
Cycling leader for group
over 6 persons, English speaking Vietnamese
cycling guide, driver/mechanic and assistants.
For groups of ten or more an extra local bike
guide also joins.
All meals are included
except for the breakfast on Day 1 and dinner
on Day 5.
ON SCHEDULED TOURS (STANDARD ACCOMMODATION)
Tour Cost includes:
* Bike for the journey
• All hotels (twin share or dorm ) and meals specified
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles
• All water and snacks while riding ( 4 small bottles / pax/ day)
• All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
• Vietnamese English speaking guide
• 1 Diner, 2 lunches , 2 breakfasts
Tour Cost excludes:
• International Flights
• Departure Tax
• Visa Fees
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides.
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerar
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