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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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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
|Tour code||VBA: 5A-SGN-PQ||Bike hire||
concrete footpaths, dirty trails
|Days of cycling||
Mi: 02 - Max: 12
in Phu Quoc Island
260 - 300 km
|Ages to ride||
from 8 years old
|Tour Inclusive of||Tour Exclusive of|
- Transport by A/C mini van, minibus,
- Travel insurance
|Services for daily cycling|
Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho (L/D) (25 - 45 km)
We will pick up you at your hotel in the morning and transport you for 2 1/2 hours to rural village of Long Dinh. Eplore the countryside of CaiBe Dist and surroundings by Mekong River. Stop for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, crossing river by ferry to Dong Phu, An Binh Island. Continue riding on paths through this Island to the Co Chien River. Take a public ferry to Vinh Long town where your driver and minivan standby. Have a short transfer to Can Tho in the late after afternoon.
Day 2: Can Tho - Sadec - Cao Lanh city (B/L/D) (35-70 km)
Wake up early in the morning, enjoy boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, visit the fish market and many houses on stilts along the river banks. This water market usually busy from 5:00am to 8:00am. Back to hotel for breakfast and leave for Sadec town. Have a short transfer to countryside of CanTho city and start biking to Sedec, pedal through sweet potato plantations and many small manmade canals. Visit the old Sadec town and the Huynh Thuy Le's house which is well-know as the movie "The Lover". Your lunch will be served in this house before you continue cycling through a huge flower garden and brick factories and crossing Mekong River to Cao Lanh city. Overnight in town.
Day 3: Cao Lanh - Chau Doc (B/L/D) (50-80 km)
To begin your exploring with cycling pass houses on stilt and mango fruit garden on footpaths to Thanh Binh. Your cycle ride pass by Monastery, which is about 120 years old. This is one of the first Monastery building site in Vietnam and established in 1874. Spending 30 minutes to walk around admire the colonial building style in the area, get back to your bike and continue explore the untouched places all the way to Chau Doc border town.
Day 4: Chau Doc border town - HaTien (B/L/) (50 - 90 km)
Cycle to Tra Su forest, a boat riding and trekking enable you understand the target of becoming a renowned scientific forest and nature reserve of cajuput forest. After lunch, we will continue cycling to Ba Chu memorial. Then have a transfer to HaTien.
Day 5: Ha Tien - Phu Quoc Island (B/)
Having a breakfast at your hotel and relax on your own time in the town until you having high speed boat riding to Phu Quoc Island. It leaves at 1: 30 pm and you will be on island of Phu Quoc round 4:00 pm. You should arrange hotel in Phu Quoc by your own. Tour End!
|Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels||Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels|
|Stay in 2 - 3 star hotels||Stay in 3 - 4 star hotels|
- Can Tho : Hau Giang hotel
- Can Tho : Ninh Kieu 2 hotel
Thanks for organizing a wonderful 5 days bike trip from Saigon to Phu Quoc. we wish you have a happy and successful new year. Hope you joined a big party with all of your family members and friends. Biking from Saigon to Sadec 14 April 2011
Hey guys- here is my review of the trip, please feel free to publish it on your website. I'll also be sure to publish it on tripadvisor.com and anywhere else that might be helpful to you. Here it is-
'My wife and I chose the 5 day tour across the Mekong Delta. We had hoped to get to know the 'real Vietnam' and knew that by cycling, we had a good chance of getting to more out of reach places. My expectations were already high for the tour but somehow it managed to far exceed those expectations in what turned out to be a journey we'll remember for the rest of our lives.
Firstly, I need to assure whoever may be reading this that Vietnam Backroads as a company is one of a kind. Van pioneered this way of exploring the delta and his routing is just perfect, balancing every aspect of country life day by day with a journey that slowly but surely continues to surprise the rider. Trustworthy and professional, have no doubts about booking a tour with them.
Further to this, it is well worth mentioning that the 'service' elements to the trip are also excellent. My wife and I had our own air conditioned support vehicle, standing by and transferring luggage and supplies out of sight but only ever a short ride away. We also had the luxury of having all minor costs including ferry fares, fruit, lunch, dinner and hotels completely taken care of, something that allowed us to completely relax and fully absorb the experience.
Whilst on the bikes we had expert knowledge at our disposal from our wonderful guide Loc, who would always let us decide how far we'd like to go that day, customising the experience to suit both me (a regular rider) and my wife (someone who only rides occasionally). The pace was never dictated and photos or stops were always accommodated. The paths were usually completely car free and the flat delta made for very smooth riding.
The experience took in more than just cycling too... we were taken on private boats to floating markets, explored mangroves and discovered Temples and history of all kinds along the way. Meeting the wonderful people is something i'll never forget, they are naturally joyful and are openly kind wherever you happen to stop. I can still hear the kids running out to yell 'Hello!' wherever we went!
The Hotels were great, naturally some were better than others but only ever where the city or town didn't accommodate as many tourists- a minor cost well worth paying in exchange for the adventure of straying from the beaten track.
In summary, we had an amazing time. We ate multiple courses of wonderful food, were expertly guided wherever we went, saw places I'd never have imagined and had every comfort taken care of in a land where we were greeted with smiles and hospitality from everyone we passed by.
If you are considering a trip and are not sure, just book it. You won't regret it, and whilst I am certain that all the guides are great, be sure to request 'Loc' for your trip, his kindness, knowledge and service go far beyond any guide that I have ever experienced. Book now before the secret is out!'
Adam and Jeanne. December 4, 2013
Dear Ms Hue,
This was a wonderful experience which enabled us to see Vietnam in a way we never could have alone. Dat was an intelligent, diligent, caring, truly fantastic guide.
Thank you thank you thank you!
Thank you for a fantastic trip. Dat an Cuong looked after us both very well and I feel like I have seen a lot of Vietnam that would not have been accessible to me otherwise. I will certainly recommend Vietnam Backroads to my friends. Dat has been an excellent host throughout.
Thank you and I hope to come back soon! Nov 1st - 5th, 2013