This Mekong Delta Cycle Tour 5 days is one of the best tours in Vietnam. This is the special tour was create and run by Expert cycling guide Ut who had been worked in tourism since 2006.
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Day 1: Sai Gon – Tra Vinh.
After our team meet & pick you up at hotel/accommodation, we have an hour and a half to transfer to Tan An town to begin a morning ride. We see farmers will be working on the massive dragon & rice paddy fields, ride on paths through vegetable plantation and countryside villages along the way to My Tho.
In the afternoon, beautiful and unique routes enable you to take time to ride on narrow paths, pass thatch houses, through coconut irrigation system, share space on small path with kids finished from schools. Then we follow a single track to Mekong River. We will drive you to Cuu Long hotel after a ferry crossing.
Day 2: Tra Vinh – Can Tho.
In the morning of your Tra Vinh bicycle ride is biking on foot paths through ride fields. Many single tracks just enough for bicycles and mopeds as a system of country foot paths giving you wonder time crossing rice paddy fields which linking villages to villages from Tra Vinh to Tieu Can via Chau Thanh. These routes allow you to ride pass traditional villages of Khmer, most of people here still keep their own traditional way of living style. Thatch houses are still popular used and associated within Khmer communities in Mekong Delta’ Vietnam. On the way of biking, we will stop at some colorful Khmer Buddhist temples so you can see monks spraying and studying in their class at temple. Right here our bike guides will tell you the big difference between two branches of Buddhism. One is Mahayana and other is called Theravada.
Your bike adventures in the afternoon as exploring mighty Mekong Delta, ride pass tropical fruit orchards and mingle with crowd on bike on islands of grapefruit, longan and orange and having funs as we spending time on small ferry boating on small bendy rivers to Island. Then we continue our adventures by cycling on paths along Mekong River to Binh Minh town. A 30 minutes transfer you to hotel for beers for beer !
Day 3: Can Tho – Chau Doc.
After you observing farmers exchanging farm products from boat to boat at lively floating market of Cai Rang, we will carry on our cycling adventure with a long day bicycling to Chau Doc. Today’ morning is to explore undiscovered countryside, pedal past bucolic settlements of networks of irrigation canal, we ride to Thai Lai then to Co Do. After lunch, we cycle past bucolic settlements and vibrant green rice paddies on wonderfully quiet track to Long Xuyen city. Enjoy an hour and half driving on A/C van to Chau Doc town.
Day 4: Chau Doc – Sa Dec.
In your morning’ bike adventure is to explore a low-land in Tinh Bien to Tra Su forest. The areas have yearly flooded in the wet season. Houses on stilts have seen in this land for a long time but most are not solid houses and built with local materials. First, we will have a 30 minutes motor boat ride to see birds, lotus with the big mat of green water ferns in between the floody cajuput trees. Secondly, we bike through Muslim villages, vegetable farms, rice paddy fields and passing many rice husking mills, brick factories. At last, a pleasure time for us to cycle tiny villages on islands, experience locals on Monastery and sharing the country road with local scooters going back from work, and kids ride bicycle home from school. Especially, the ride will take you through peaceful, seemingly undiscovered rural villages by river, also pass a hundred Sleeping Mat Village Dinh Yen and Boat Building Hometown with some single tracks in adventurely. Stay a night in none tourist city of Sa Dec.
Day 5: Sa Dec – Saigon.
After visiting a ancient Huynh Thuy Le house which has been famous for “The Lover Film” by Maguerite Duras Writer and then half an hour transfer by vehicle and take a ferry to Cao Lanh to rural Dist for beginning the ride, we start cycling on quite back roads to Xeo Quyt base in the morning. Then you will have sampan boat rowed into forest, stopping at some bunkers of Viet Cong, walk to communist leader’ bases before lunch. If time permitted, the ride will continue from Cai Be to Cai Lay. We ride on single track, cross many manmade canals by ferries, pedal on concrete paths by the river to high way 1A. We spend the rest on van/bus back to Saigon, End Of service of Vietnam Bike Trip 5 days.