Best Vietnam – Mekong Delta countryside Bike Tour – Four Days

Four days trip by bike in Mekong Delta countryside has carefully designed for those who want to wander deeper into this wet region to understand more about minorities such as Cambodia( Khmer),Chinese, Muslim and Vietnamese, their cultures, daily life…
More than that. The tour also combine of a social work by stop at a local school on the way for charity. Our philosophy, Something to share to local community where we pass by is our happiness.

Day 1: Saigon – Mekong Home Stay
Cycling distance: 20 miles

7:30:AM: Leaving Saigon for Mekong Delta. It takes about 1, 5 hours to peaceful Mekong countryside where we start biking to explore this idyllic landscapes.

Bicycle through many colorful Dragon fruit orchards, passing beautiful and green paddy fields. Stop at local restaurant for lunch.
Afternoon, we will have around 2hrs for riding into the countryside trail to Caibe town ship where we board on boat to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island for our first night. Over night at local home stay.

Day 2: Homestay – Travinh
Cycling distance: 30 -40miles

Having breakfast at the home stay. Today, we start riding on around islands to observe daily life of the locals. Arriving in Cholach township at noon time for lunch.Spend time here learning how the locals planting and caring bonzai trees which makes this place famous for ornamental.

Then, we will have long distance for biking along Co Chien River, one of branch of Mekong river. arrive Tra vinh in the late afternoon. Overnight in Tra Vinh.

Day 3: Travinh – Cantho
Cycling distance: 40 -50 miles

Tra Vinh is the homeland of Khmer minority (Cambodian) where most of them follow original Buddhism (Theravada). Take a time to see some pagodas in this town are sound interesting.

Then we have a long distance for cycling this day to enjoy the most beautiful country road in the Delta with rice fields both your side. Overnight in Cantho city.

Day 4: Can Tho – Floating market – Saigon
Cycling distance: 20miles

An early start by boat to see the biggest Floating Market in Mekong Where traders and farmers sell and buy all seasonal fruits which create the unique picture and culture in the Delta.

Take off the boat for more cycling on a peaceful village road to enjoy Delta scenery.
Head back to Saigon I the late afternoon. End of tour.
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Useful Information you may need to know.
1. Accommodation: We use 02,03 stars hotels categories in the trip.( Should you require for higher hotel categories,please let us know in advance)
2. Meals: Vietnamese local food, Asean foods during the trip.
3. Bikes: We use TREK/GIANT Mountain bike for Countryside path.If you bring your own bike,please let us know.
4.When to go: All Year round. Best time from Ocetober to Arpril next year.
5. The Leader: We arrange 1 local experienced cycling guide for group size:02 -08 riders. For group size more than 08 we offer 02 local guides plus one mechanic.
6. Transportation: We use minivan 16seaters with riders and bikes for group size: 02 -04 riders
For group size from 05 -08: we use mini bus 25seaters.
7. Road conditions: Mostly quiet countryside roads plus 10% of big paved roads
8. Weather: please check out the link bellow for current weather in each destination in Vietnam.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/vn/vietnam-weather
Should you need any further informaiton,please feel free to let me know.
Your local guide
Vietnam Countryside Travel Team
Joe Le