8.00 am we depart by bus to start explore Mekong delta for two days by bikes. After leaving the crowded city, we get in Cai be pier where we start your tour here with a boat trip. Our motorized boat traverses over the mighty Mekong River to Tan Phong Island in Vinh Long where we enjoy a lunch at a beautiful local house. Then we start cycling about one hour under green canopy, exploring the orchards and daily life of the locals to Dong Phu island. Spend time to explore surroundings on your pedals including lush green gardens, local markets and schools. We keep our bikes to Cho Lach then reach to our homestay in Ben tre around dinner time. Take a bath and join in fun cooking time. Overnight home stay with a local family.
Transfer Saigon- Cai Be: 2.5 hrs
Biking: & 30 km on flat, less tourist villages road
Boat: 1.5 hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay
Day 2: Ben Tre bike to My tho - Con Phung (Phoenix island) - Saigon
After breakfast, we start cycling 4hrs back on small trail along the river, see daily life of the locals, feeling lost on winding road under the green coconut canopy to My Tho. We will board on a local ferry to enjoy relaxing time before arriving in Con Phung (Phoenix island). Enjoy lunch in Con Phung. After lunch, we keep biking on dirt trails to explore bonsai, nursery gardens, race with local boats carrying baby trees to market. We return to Saigon in afternoon with about 1.5 hours transfer.
Trip completes in Saigon around 5.30pm. Our biking tour for "A Taste of Mekong" ends up on hotel arrival
Transfer My tho - Saigon: 1.5 hrs
Biking: &40 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
THIS ADVENTURE INFORMATION
Depart from: Saigon - End at: Saigon
When: Year round see more Vietnam weather
Activities: Biking, River cruise, Sightseeing
Transportation: Bicycle, AC support vehicle, boat
Accommodation: 1 night home-stay
Tour guide: biking English speaking guide
Introductory Grade that means this tour involve in 2-3 hours of active, physical-required activities per day at a slow but steady pace. Your track trails are predominately on good conditions and tracks and might include some easy pass crossings such as a mix of quiet paved roads, forestry tracks and easy double tracks.
Your muscles are going to relatively tense sometimes, especially for adventurous newcomers however there are some relax intervals helping you back to the phase. You should have an average level of fitness. No special notices required.
* Suggested preparation: having good routines of exercises, active lifestyle with physical-related activities, 2-3 times per week.
Who suits: Great for newcomers to active travel.
Activity: 2-3 hours most days
Distances: Hike average 5 miles (8km), cycle 10-20 miles (or 16 to 32km) most days
Surfaces: flat or rolling terrain with some possible steeps
Elevation change: up to 2,000 ft/day (about 600m)
Altitude: up to 4,000 ft (about 1200m)
MEALS AND FOOD
- Day 1: Lunch, dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch,
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. While in big towns we will enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.
HOTEL AND HOMESTAY
In big towns we use the finest 3 star hotels with center location. In remote areas we use the best hotels or guest houses available.
Homestay in villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style
OUR BIKING TOUR GUIDE
The tour will be led by one of our tour guides who is experienced in guided cycling tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
THE BIKING DAYS
A typical biking day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the biking we will have plenty short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
On this tour we use TREK 3900 and TREK 4500 disc brake with different sizes for this biking adventures in Mekong Delta due to its natural road features. Biking helmet of good quality is also provided.
|Taste of Mekong Delta|
Level 2, No 17/167, Tay Son Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam, Hanoi, Viet Nam
|Cai be Floating market - Homestay|
tt. Cái Bè, Cái Bè, Tiền Giang, Vietnam
|Biking to Ben Tre|
Ben Tre, Vietnam
|My Tho visit Con Phung|
Mỹ Thọ, Cao Lãnh, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam
|Core of Mekong Delta|
|Cai Be Floating Market|
|Tan Phong homestay|
|My Tho - Con Phung|
|2 pers||4 pers||Notes|
|With Support truck||$470||$290||Per person|
|Without Support truck||$310||$210||Per Person|