Cycling Mekong Delta home-stay 4D/3N

 Tour code

 VBT: 4C - MTB


 4 days/ 3 nights

 No. of cycling days

 3 full days and a half


 170 - 220 km

 Minimum ages to ride


 Group size

 Mi: 02 - Max: 04

 Tour meets

 in HCM 

 Tour ends

 in HCM

 Road surface

 Mixed dirty track, concrete path and country back roads

 What's included

 What's not included

-  Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists and luggage

- Personal travel insurance

- Truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes, tool kits

- Single accommodation

- New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brakes

- Other personal expenses

- Helmets, new bottles of water

- Drinks are not included with any meal

- All entrance fees and boat rides


- All ferry tickets in countryside


- B = 3 Breakfasts, L = 4 Lunches, D = 3 Dinners


- Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits and facial tissues


- 3 nights: double room and twin share


- Experienced English speaking bike guides


- Pick up & drop off at hotels







 Day 01

 HCM - My Tho  - Cai Be

 Cycling + transfer

 25 - 45 km 


 Day 02

 Cai Be - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

 Cycling + transfer

 30 - 70 km 


 Day 03

 Tra Vinh - Can Tho

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 80 km 


Day 04

 Can Tho - HCM

 Cycling + tranfser

30 km+


Day 1: Saigon city - My Tho - Cai Be 
Meet your guide at your accommodation in HCM and enjoy an hour and half driving on van/bus to My Tho. We unload all bikes and begin first day cycle ride in rural area not far from My Tho city. Then we catch a ferry to further side of Mekong River for a full day adventures. We ride pass fruit storage, durian, grapefruit orchards and riding on tiny bridges before catch another ferry to Tan Phong. Then we continue cycling on country back roads to Cai Be town. Your lunch is serves at local home and we have time have a rest on hammocks until weather cooling down. A leisurely cycle ride across An Binh Island gives you more time to see activities such as cargo boats, sampan boat moving in river. We stay a night at locally-owned and run private home-stay.

  • 25 - 40km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Day 2: Cai Be - Cho Lach - Mo Cay – Tra Vinh 
On the second day, we start cycling from home-stay. We ride to Binh Hoa Phuoc village, then following single track to Cho Lach. We ride through ornamental gardens, bonsai trees and Cai Mon nursery farms. After big lunch at local, we ride on A/C to avoid getting hot and we continue the afternoon ride in Mo Cay' countryside. A system of concrete path wide enough about 2 meters through water palm, banana coconut plantation, tiny concrete houses and homemade irrigation system all the way to ferry station give you a very easy ride. We get on van/bus for a short driving to hotel in Tra Vinh.

  • 30 - 70km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 3: Tra Vinh – Cau Ke - Can Tho 
It is said that Khmer people and its community began in Mekong Delta as a small fishing villages and inhabited for centuries before the arrival of Vietnamese. Today’ cycling is divided into two different parts. The morning’ routes are open air because most of routes are smooth concrete paths through farm lands, rice fields and Khmer villages while the afternoon’ cycling is going through orchard island, on foot path along many small rivers to Binh Minh. During today’ cycling, you will have many stops at Khmer temples and local home, see farmers growing rice on farm land and trying many kinds of tropical fruit at orchards. Stay a night in capital city of Mekong Delta’ Vietnam.

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 4: Can Tho - Sai Gon 
Have breakfast and check out of hotel. We’ll start with a boat ride to the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta, where you will have the opportunity to watch this huge wholesale market on the river. There are masses of boats and stacks of goods for sale and fruits you’ve maybe never even heard of and enough activity to keep a people-watcher busy for hours! Disembark for a short bike ride to the nearby villages of Phong Dien ward, visit the ancient house of Binh Thuy, renowned for the way in which it reflects a variety of architectural styles from both the East and the West, which is in itself a reflection of the cosmopolitan nature of the town during the days of French colonialism. Culturally enlightened, well take repose in a cool spot and enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. End of tour!

  • 30km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch


Garry Oliver party of 3 from Australia

Just returned from 4 days cycling on the Mekong Delta with Mr Van. Above expectations. The guide was great fun, and looked after us. He knew of all the little paths and tracks with less traffic on them. We were plied with food, water, and the accommodation was good. Mr Van showed us the different plants and trees that were growing, and he constantly bought us fruit to try. The pace was easy but we cycled thru an amazing variation of countrysides. Thanks guys for a great experience. 08 - 09 - 10 - 11 April, 2018

Grant Kelly family of 3 from UK

Perfect! The roads were fine, the distances were right for us, we would come again another year, and the hotels were all good. The only surprise was the evening meal in Can Tho as we felt we could have had better food from a street stall. That is a very small point on a very good holiday indeed. Please pass on our thanks to Phuc Tran who was an excellent guide and who we would recommend to others, as we would with Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. Softer saddles next time please! Many thanks for organising this for us - it was great. 27 - 28 Feb to 01 - 02 Mar, 2018 Best wishes

Georg Schneider and Karin Alker from Germany

We enjoyed our trip very much. Very well organised with great guide. 30 Dec, 2016 - 02 Jan, 2017

Shaun Hutcheson and Karen Rigoroso

Hi Van, Unbelievable trip! My girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to take a 3-night, 4 day tour of the Mekong Delta with Vietnam Backroads and had an amazing time. From our first initial enquiry to the moment we were dropped back at our hotel, we were dealt with promptly and professionally. During our trip we cycled from village to village along the Mekong Delta, getting a taste of local provincial life, eating great food and meeting some amazing people along the way. During this trip we experienced a number of different sides of this region, such the fruit growing areas (stopping off to meet the farmers while they worked and sample their goods), the scenic rice fields of the Khmer people and finally the canal districts. Our guide Thang, was an absolute machine, taking care of all meals, providing cycling coaching when needed and by simply making things happen (including when a usual river taxi was unavailable, he arranged for a local coconut farmer into taking us across the river in his stocked coconut boat – which was pretty unique experience). Thang was full of information and always keen to educate us on the Vietnamese way of life and give us every opportunity to experience it – a genuinely great guy and a pleasure to spend our time with. This trip was an absolutely amazing experience – from the incredible scenery each day, the opportunity to experience culture and also experience number of things we thought we never would have (such as buying fruit and coffee from local sellers in the floating markets, watching the sunset from the top of a Mekong river taxi, and eating some pretty exotic food) to the countless kids running out of their village houses to shout and wave “hello” and wave as we rode past – truly unforgettable I can’t recommend Vietnam Backroads highly enough – for my girlfriend and I this was a very different and unique way to see Vietnam, and experience its culture from the very heart of it. We had an amazing time! Thanks Ms. Hue & Thang for an incredible experience. Shaun Hutcheson. December 9, 2013

Karen Rigoroso's Party From Philippines

Thang is the best guide- very patient, knowledgeable and awesome. The bikes & routes are great. We've learned so many things about Vietnam. We've also done so many firsts ( boat rides , our bikes, eating rice mice, etc). Such an amazing tour. We'll definitely recommend it to friends. We had a wonderful time. December 4th, 2013

Tri Pham party from Australia.

If you have a sense of adventure than I would not hesitate to combine interests of sight-seeing with cycling on and off roads. The trip was made more memorable by the knowledgeable guide and friendships formed along the way. I would recommend the tours highly and plan to do another before I head back home. Thanks, goes out to Anh Thang, Anh Van, and Michael guys.

Kris Prescott family from US

Hi Vietnam Backroads Team, I wanted to send a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our Mekong Bike Tour. It exceeded our expectations! Our guide, Thang, was excellent. He really made us feel like we were a local. His knowledge and love for Vietnam is apparent, and he shared so much information with us. This was more than a bike trip, it was a cultural trip though the Mekong Delta that happened to be on bikes. Thang quickly found out that we love food and he made sure we tried everything. We have never had such good food on a trip! Thang also arranged stops along the way to learn about Temples, coconut farming, brick making, rice paper production, coconut palm leaf roofs, water hyacinth weaving and so much more. Our driver, Mr. Thao, was also very good. He was prompt and helpful. Thank you so much! 2013

Katie Mccready party from UK

Katie Mccready party and Graham Mr Graham from Australia and this is his second trip Home-stay was not as I would have hoped unless there is no other option I would have preferred another hotel.Another excellent tour. Will be back for another Ms Katie: I have enjoyed every minute and have been very impressed with all the staff. From when i booked, I always had very quick responses to my emails. Our guide, Nghi was very knowledgeable and did everything. He could make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Thanks you very much! Our driver was excellent too! Mr Luke: Very enjoyable tour, well organized and got to see lots of things we would not otherwise have seen on our trip. 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 Sep 2013

Graham Wood family from UK

This 4 day cycle tour of the Mekong Delta, with my wife and two teenage daughters, was absolutely sensational. In addition to taking us completely off the normal tourist track, it enabled us to experience the true friendliness and way of life of the local people. However, this could not have been achieved without the support and professionalism of our fantastic guide, Tang - Articulate, informative, good-humoured and practical. Overall, I would not hesitate in recommending this Company's trips to anyone. 18 - 21 July 2013

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