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Guaranteed to depart on 3rd Dec. I am happy to say that we picked the the right company as Vietnam BackRoads
It was really well organised - route taking us through different landscapes and settings was great
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I would strongly state that our fantastic experience came about through our excellent guide Dat. This attention to hygiene was brilliant
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See Mekong Delta with Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours
All in all a brilliant trip and we hope to come back and do Laos at some time with Vietnam Backroads
Everything was very well organized and our guide took us to parts of the country that we would never have seen otherwise
For a most terrific tour everything was wonderful - your staff, the tour itself, the price, the way everything runs so smoothly
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia since 1866, is steeped in history and offers several cultural and historical attractions. The city was under French colonial control from 1863-1953, then flourished in independence in the 1960s. Then, it was besieged and then evacuated under the Khmer Rouge in the late 70s.
|Tour code||VBA: 5C - PNH - SGN||Bike hire||
footpaths, country roads
|Days of cycling||
Mi: 02 - Max: 12
in Phnom Penh
290 - 320 kms
|Ages to ride||
from 8 years old
|Tour Inclusive of||Tour Exclusive of|
- Transport by A/C mini van, minibus
- Personal travel insurance
|Services for daily cycling|
Day 1: Phnom Penh – Takeo (L/D) (40-60 km)
Check out of your hotel and have a short transfer of the Phnom Penh capital. Begin to cycle with a visit Ta Phrom and Yeary Pov temples (12 century). Take a break for water and snacks before heading to Phnom Chisor to visit the hill top 11th century temple. Have a picnic lunch at local cafe in the countryside. In the afternoon, cycle to Takeo, passing by Ta Mok's house, the former general commander of the Khmer Rouge (Polpot). Takeo is a less visited town with much relation to the past history. Board the boat for sunset to Phnom Da to visit the hill top temple former the capital of Khmer Empire in the early century known as Funan. Overnight in Mittapheap Guesthouse
Day 2: Takeo - Chau Doc (B/L/D) (50-75 km)
Have an early breakfast. Cycle 50 km to Phnom Den border crossing point (Tinh Bien border) Take a break half-way for water. After immigration, say goodbye to our Cambodian driver and bike guide. Lunch at the local restaurant at the border. After lunch, cycle to discover the Mekong Delta road into the beautiful green countryside. Along the way you will see rice fields and water buffalos nearby the road. After arrival in Chau Doc, those with energy to spare can climb Sam Mountain for sunset! Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 3: Chau Doc - Can Tho (B/L/D) (40-70 km)
After breakfast, we leave for the floating houses on upper Mekong river by boat where we can see plenty of catfish, red snapper, and other fish breeding right under their houses; what is an amazing life! Then keep boating to visit the Cham village with about 12,000 people who are weaving sarongs and hats by hand, in keeping their ancestral tradition. Back to the hotel for check out and then have a short van/bus transfer out of the smuggling town of Chau Doc. Start by biking to Long Xuyen city, then cross the rice bowl of Vietnam. After lunch, transfer to CanTho.
Day 4: Can Tho – Tra Vinh (B/L/D) (75-90 km)
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride to Cai Rang floating market, your boat will cruise through the market slowly as you admire the biggest floating market in Delta. Then start cycling on paths to Cau Ke via Tra On. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in this town. In the afternoon, cycle on narrow country lanes to visit a Khmer village in countryside of Tieu Can. Stop for coffee before riding through a huge rice-field to Tra Vinh.
Day 5: Tra Vinh – Ben Tre - Saigon (B/L) (25-50 km)
Have a short transfer to local ferry station and start your last day ride from here. Explore the unique cycle routes and travel through beautiful villages with water palms and coconut plantation. Today we have a late lunch in Ben Tre before a transfer to Saigon. End of tour.
|Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels||Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels|
|Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels||Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels|
- Takeo : Daunkeo 2 Guesthouse
- Takeo : Sotheavy Guesthouse II.
Wonderful part of our vacation! Very well organized with great flexibility. This tour was in combination with the start in Cambodia. It was hotter and dustier in Cambodia and the guide, Chanra was great. Vietnam was cooler and greener and our guides. Huy was also great. I love it all and appreciate the attention to detail. Thank you for a fantastic experience!
This was the highlight of my trip Harry adjusted the length of our biking to fit our needs(and chose great areas) we also requested vegetarian food, he was so gracious about finding the right places, dishes for us. Everything about the tour- the biking, food, hotels, driver, guide etc… was much better than I could have dreamed. I will definitely be back!
Tia Fukunaga 29 Feb - 03 Mar 2013
We can not stop telling people how wonderful our trip with you was. The highlight for us was going to areas where they had never seen foreigners before and they were so happy to see us. We wondered why they all giggled when we said hello. We appreciated the extra care you took - eg washing our cutlery and checking that the fruit we ate was cleaned properly. Biking from PhnomPenh to Saigon 29 Sep 2011
The videos do look really good, and we really loved the trip we took with you. In terms of specific feedback, the things we look back on and will cherish the most was the simple interactions we had with the local Vietnamese people and the places where they worked and lived. Obviously every client is going to have different desires, but for people like us I would encourage more of that interaction. It was part of our failing that we didn’t know any of the Vietnamese language, but perhaps a bit more translation with some people to allow a small amount of communications would have been helpful. Thanks again for an awesome trip, and we are also looking forward to receiving the cycling ferseys from you so we can show it off to our cycling friends! : ) 24-28 May 2013