The cost from USD 450 per person
• Countries visited: Vietnam
• Total cycling distance: Approx 205 km
• Destinations: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra Vinh – Cau Ke – Tra On – Can Tho
Mekong biking exploring Mekong Delta and staying local Home stay is the best cycling tour to explore the experience and the real life of local people.
The Mekong Delta or Nine Dragon river delta is also known as the Western Region because it is located in the Southwestern Vietnam. The Mekong Delta consists of nine tributaries that belong to the Mekong mainstream accretion of the Mekong delta. Mekong Delta has large central cities and 12 provinces situated in the southernmost. The Mekong Delta is considered as one of Vietnam’s two rice baskets. The other is the Red River Delta located in the North. Mekong Delta has tributaries of the Mekong River and tentacles from this vast delta. The Mekong river passes through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam before emptying into the South China Sea.
Mekong Delta in Vietnam is 40548.2 km2 with silt provided mainly from two tributaries Hau River and Tien River and acid sulphate soils from Long Xuyen quadrangle, Plain of Reeds, and U Minh.
In 2001, it is estimated that there are approximately 17,330 people living in the Mekong Delta. They are four main ethnic groups such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer, and General Cham. These ethnic groups live together with a diversity of mixed culture and unique characteristics.
The climate of Mekong Delta is equatorial; therefore, this delta has a diversity of natural plants. However, the climate change in Mekong Delta resulting in floods and drought in many provinces has raised people’s concern. However, provincial governments and local citizens have tried their best to develop this delta as the must-come destination in Vietnam. Mekong Delta has attracted more and more tourists over the world to come here in order to explore its natural beauty, stunning views, and breathtaking landscape, and experience the real life of local people and ethnic people. Nothing is greater than seeing the hardworking farmers work in the rice paddies and the fruit orchards. The Mekong Delta produces rice with good quality for Vietnam and one large portion of rice produced in the Mekong Delta is used for exportation. As a result, thanks to Mekong Delta, Vietnam has become one of the largest rice exporters in the world. The Mekong Delta has the dense river system that not only makes transport water become the special characteristic of the region but also help aquaculture seafood output account for 50% of the country.
The Mekong Delta nowadays completes the development step by step and tourist infrastructure. It is a good place for Vietnam cycling holiday, if you have a chance of enjoying Vietnam bike tour holiday in Vietnam, you should explore Mekong Delta by bike.
Cycling Mekong delta, we will meet local people and kids who always show their hospitality and friendliness toward us.
Vietnam biking tour and Mekong cycle tours, we can meet local farmers and know their real life. We can have a chance of learning the mixed culture of ethnic groups and knowing the value of Theravada Buddhism. When we visit pagodas, we can know about the daily activities of the monks.
During Mekong cycling tour, we visit an interesting place that is called Cai Rang floating market by boat in the early morning before do cycling adventure tour in Mekong delta; we will see the local market activities and the images of local people working in the rice paddies, orchards or on the river.
Mekong bike tour enjoy unique of the natural scenery of green rice fields, natural rivers, orchards and plants of vegetable, and a chance of meeting local people who are friendly and kind are the worth rewards.
Mekong cycle tours staying in a local home stay that is a great cycling holiday. We get more experience and know the normal life of the local people.
• Day 1: Saigon city – Cai Be – Home-stay (L/D) (25 km)
• Day 2: Cai Be – Cho Lach – Mo Cay -TraVinh (B/L/D) (55 km)
• Day 3: Tra Vinh – Tieu Can – Tra On – Binh Minh – Can Tho (B/L/D) (80 km)
• Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market Sai Gon city (B/L) (45 km)
|Tour Cost||450 US$ per person (group 2 people)|
|Surcharge Bike Hire||US$40|
|Total Cycling Distance||205 kilometers|
|Number of Days||4 days / 3 nights|
|Number of Cycling Days||4 days|
|Roads for cycling||Countryside roads, pave roads & rural roads, less traffic, and quite roads|
|Tour Meets||Saigon ( Ho chi minh city )|
|Tour Ends||Saigon ( Ho chi minh city )|
|Group Size||Minimum 2.Maximum 16.|
|Accommodation 16 nights||2 nights in hotels and 1 night at home stay|
|Vehicle Support||Support van including spare part, cool box and back up service|
|Snacks provide cycling daily||Snacks, local fruits and bottled water during the tour|
|Meal||Included ( breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)|
|The Cost included||+ Private tours with English speaking Cycling Tour Guide
+ Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
+ Accommodation in twins/double rooms
+ Support van and first aid kit during the tour
+ Meals as mention in the itinerary
+ Snacks, local fruits and bottled water during the tour
+ Professional bikes (Giant, Trek or Cannondale)
|The Cost excluded||+ International airfare
+ Travel insurance
+ Visa and visa arrangement
+ Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons
+ Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking)
+ Tip Guide and Driver
+ Personal expense
Meeting at the hotel, we transfer to Mekong delta by van 2 hours.the tour guide will briefing about the Mekong cycling tour. Arrival Cai lay dist. We start cycling 25 km cycling tour to boat trip to Cai Be floating market, a well-known market located in the Western region of Southern Vietnam. Cai Be floating market has existed over the course of the Nguyen Dynasty up to now. The activities of Cai Be floating market are always busy. The goods and local products are transported and purchased here by boats and rafts.
That is great time to visit the floating market is located in the Tien River, near three provinces of Tien Giang, Ben Tre, and Vinh Long. Approximately 400 to 500 boats and rafts with vegetables, fruits, and other local products are anchored in selling and buying places along the both sides of the river. The goods and products are hung on a pole in boats and rafts to attract customers. Goods are bought in this market and then sold at island markets or are delivered along the canals of the Plain of Reeds by small boats. We continue boat trip to the island.Walking in the island through the orchard and rural village. Stop visit the candy working shop, the specialty in Ben tre. Enjoy the tropical fruits for free of charge.
We have lunch at an ancient house in island. After that, we continue Mekong cycling tour through the local market, orchards etc, arrival home stay, we checking overnight in Home stay hotel in An Binh Island.
• 25km biking.
Day 2: Cai Be biking to TraVinh
After breakfast, we start cycling Mekong Delta to Cho Lach market for lunch. After lunch break we transferring by van to Tan Trung Dist. Start riding again to Tra Vinh. The road we cycle is lined with coconut trees. It is beautiful countryside road that is wonderful for Mekong bike tour. In Ben Tre province, we take ferry called Do Ngang to Tra Vinh province. After that, we cycling more 7 km to Tra Vinh town, we have time to stop and visit Kampong pagoda, a Khmer temple then cycling to hotel and check in a hotel named the Cuu Long 2. Dinner and overnight In Tra Vinh
• 55km biking.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Tra Vinh – Tieu Can – cau ke -Tra On – Binh Minh – Can Tho
After having breakfast at the hotel, we start Mekong cycle tour by heading to Can Tho. Cycling in Mekong delta 20 km, we stop at the Khmer Buddhist temples where our tour guide may give you the basic information about culture and history of Khmer people. Tra Vinh is considered as the Khmer land because 50% population of Tra Vinh is Khmer people. Most Khmer people are industrial farmers. Three rice crops are made per year In Mekong Delta; there is a school of Theravada monk. In the temple, children study the Buddhist. If you are lucky, you can see the image of monks working on the farms. Saying Hello to the Khmer temples, we continue Mekong bike tour 8 km, passing through tomato farms, rice fields, green peanut, chili farms, etc. When you see the farmers working on the farm, you should feel free to stop and take a photo to capture your memorable moments. We break for lunch at Cau Ke town. In the afternoon, we cycle to Tra on, pass through beautiful country roads and natural stunning landscapes. We take a ferry to one island. Cycling in the island for 8km we pass through local village and fruit orchards, the road is quite, the country side roads. After 8km cycling in the island, we take one more ferry to another site is can tho city. Cycling from here to the hotel is 10 km, we can check in a hotel named Ninh Kieu 1 in Can Tho city. This is a busy city lies in the centre of the Mekong Delta. Traffic in Can Tho is busy. Ninh Kieu 1 hotel is near the Mekong River. It is a great idea for you to take a walk along the Mekong River and then enjoy the Vietnam local beer or coffee. Nothing is greater than immersing you in the fresh air of river in the evening after a long Mekong cycle’s day. We have dinner stay overnight in Ninh Kieu 1 hotel.
• 80km biking.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Sai Gon
On the fourth day of Mekong cycling trip, after breakfast, we take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market that is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta. This floating boat is open 24 hours a day. The busiest time is from sunrise to 9 pm. Cai Rang floating boat sells mainly farm products and town specialties. Samples of goods are hung over a pole in each boat to attract buyers from a distance. So, they do not need to cry out.
In every early morning, hundreds of large and small boats packed with banana, mango, and pineapple are anchored along the both sides of the river to sell their products.
Cycling Mekong Delta and visiting Cai Rang floating market, you have a great chance of studying the culture and characteristics of southerners.
After visiting Cai Rang floating market, we get back to the land and enjoy the busy An Binh local market for 20 minutes. The group starts cycling the roads along the river and through Phong Dien village. We stop for water and visit one Khmer Buddhist temple. We have lunch in O Mon dist before transferring to Saigon. The trip end.
• 45km biking.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Private tours with English speaking Cycling Tour Guide
• Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
• Accommodation in twins/double rooms with 3 star class
• Support van and first aid kit during the tour
• Meals as mention in the itinerary
• Snacks,local fruits and bottled water during the tour
• Professional bikes (Giant, Trek )
• Government tax and services charge
• Cold water, coca, 7 up, sprite, and towel during the tour
• International airfare
• Travel insurance
• Visa and visa arrangement
• Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons
• Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking)