The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is a landscape carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens and slashed with mighty waterways. It's a water world where boats, houses, restaurants and even markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that flow through the region like arteries. At times you can quite simply lose sight of land.
The area is both riparian and deeply rural, but it's also one of Vietnam's most densely populated regions, with nearly every hectare intensively farmed. Visitors can dwell on southern charm in little-visited riverside cities, sample fruits traded in the colourful floating markets, or feast on home-cooked delicacies before overnightingin hotels and Resort. Mangrove forests, sacred Khmer pagodas and off-the-beaten-track attractions round out the picture.
Those seeking tropical hideaways can come ashore on Phu Quoc, a divine forested island fringed with white-sand beaches and crisscrossed with empty dirt roads that simply beg for motorbike exploration.
6 Days - Cycling trip in Mekong is the best way to explore magnificent scenic beauty and contamplate quaint village life, vibrant floating markets, swimming in emerald water on crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant
Cycling through Mekong Delta is great journey for us to explore the culture, Customes and daily life of three main tribes who have been preserving and developing unique national identity of southern Vietnam
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - My tho–TraVinh
Following to hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, we set off our way to My Tho – the gateway of the Mekong delta. We will commence cycling into the heart of the rural Mekong. The cycling begins after the ferry journey across the Tien River at Mytho.
The route takes you through narrow roads and lanes, past banana plantations, fields of sugar cane, through the lush green landscape of the delta, crossing rivers and canals by numerous, ubiquitous, fascinating ferries. A section of biking cuts off road onto gravel and dirt lanes, and weaves around hamlets, across water channels, and through quiet dense vegetation. This makes for superb biking. A final ferry across the gaping expanse of CoChien river leads us to TraVinh, a pretty tree lined town with a large population of ethnic Khmer. Overnight in hotel in TraVinh
Activities: Transferring and Cycling
Accommodation: Cuu Long Hotel***
Cycling Distance: 55 Km
Day 2: Tra Vinh - Can Tho
Have hearty breakfast in hotel. We start new cycling day by riding through endless rice paddy fields. You have chance to experience why Vietnam is the second export rice after Thailand. Then you will ride past traditional villages of Khmer, most of people here still keep their own traditional way of living style. Thacth houses are still popular used and associated within Khmer communities in Vietnam. Stopping at some colourful Khmer Buddhist temples, right here our bike guides will tell you the big difference between two branches of Buddhism. One is Mahayana and other is called Theravada. Continue your bike adventure in the afternoon with exploring tropical fruit orchards and mingle with crowd on bike on islands of pomelo, longan and orange. The cycling of an afternoon give an opportunity to spend more time on ferry through bendy small river to outskirts of Can Tho city. A 30 minutes transfer will to take to hotel for beers and relax.’
Accommodtions:Van Phat Riverside Hotel****/ Ninh Kieu II Hotel****/ Can Tho Hotel****
Cycling Distance:50 Km- 80 Km
Day 3: Can Tho - Long Xuyen
Today’s ride is split into two sections and is a contrast to the previous day’s ride. After a veryearly breakfast, you will take a boat trip to the famous CaiRang floating market before riding on a narrow paved road market to Phong Dien. The route weaves through morning market bustle along the banks of the very busy river. Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets. You will continue by bike on the narrow lane to the main road, which transfer along the highway back to CanTho for lunch. In the afternoon, you will continue riding along a tiny road leading upstream towards Longxuyen. The ride ends with a final ferry crossing and short transfer to hotel in Long Xuyen
Activities Cycling and Boat Trip
Accommodation: Hoa Binh Hotel****
Cycling Distance: 45 - 90 Km
Day 4: Long Xuyen - Chau Doc
Once more, the scenery is completely different. After a short transfer to TriTon, the cyclingstarts to gently undulate and mountains begin to loom as you ride closer and closer to ChauDoc. The presence of ThotNot trees indicates the growing proximity to Cambodia and the local people speak Vietnamese as their second language. This afternoon you will cycle to the killing fields of Vietnam at BaChuc, where Polpot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978. The route loops round to ChauDoc from BaChucalong the border, or re-trace back toTri Ton (depending on road conditions) and ride the rest of the way to ChauDocalong incredible country roads. Those with energy to spare can climb Sam Mountain for sunset! Dinner and overnight in hotel
Activities: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation:Chau Pho Hotel***
Cycling Distance: 50 -80 Km
Day 5: Chau Doc – HaTien
Enjoy morning ride on trails to Tra Su cajuput forest and its bird sanctuary, experience boat rowing, trekking and life of cajuput trees, wetlands that attract a great variety of birds including storks, egrets, cormorants, peafowl and water cocks. Then continue cycling to Ba Chuc memorial before a transfer to Ha Tien in late afternoon.
Accommodation:Green Island Hotel****
Cycling distance: 50 -75 km
Day 6: Ha Tien - Phu Quoc Island
Having a breakfast, transfer to the speet boat staion for departs to Phu Quoc Island. It is take around 1 hours and a half to get island. Tour End.
Activities: hydrofoil transfer
Accommodation: Eden Resort****
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent rooms
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes
Tour included in
- English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
- Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
- Meals details in itineraries ( 6 breakfast, 6lunches, 5 dinners)
- A/C transfer/ and transportation
- Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
- Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
- Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
- Boat trip in Cai be – Cai Rang
- Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
- Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
- First aid kit
- Cold water box, small fresh towel.
- Fruit and snack for cycling days
- Mineral water for drinking
Tour excluded in:
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
- Visa fee in Vietnam and Combodia
- Departure tax
- Tip for team and guide