Cycling Mekong 3D/2N the back roads of Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Can Tho

Tour code VBT: 3A - MBT Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 3 days/ 2 nights Cycling distance 100 - 55km
No. of cycling days 2 full days, half day Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 04
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends in HCM
What's included What's not included

- A/C van takes up cyclists, luggage
- Truck to carry bikes… so on
- 2017 Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5”, hydraulic brake
- Helmets, new bottles of water, tools kit
- All entrance fees, boat rides
- All ferry tickets in countryside
- B= 2 Breakfasts, L= 3  Lunches, D= 2 Dinners
- Daily cold mineral water, soft drinks
- Daily snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
- 2 nights, double & twin rooms
- Experienced English speaking bike guide
- Pick up/drop off at hotels

- Personal travel insurance
- Single accommodation
- Other personal expenses
- Drinks are not included with any meal


Make your own hotel arrangements
If you wish to arrange accommodations by your own on entire trip! Then we'll revise the trip cost

3 star hotels

US$410 per person (2 persons)
US$385 per person (3 persons)
US$355 per person (4 persons)
US$ 40 single supplement

3 - 4 star hotels

US$435 per person (2 persons)
US$410 per person (3 persons)
US$380 per person (4 persons)
US$ 50 single supplement

 


Day 1: Sai Gon - Tra Vinh
Leaving HCM by vehicle for cycle riding begins in Ben Tre. It takes about 2 hours driving on free ways and we will arrive in rural villages around 10:00am. The areas we cycle to explore today is Ben Tre’ countryside. It has bike paths crisscross its land and these paths link village to village. We will ride on path through water palm, village, and sharing space for locals on little ferries sometime not enough room for a group of 8.  Relax your legs on the last ferry taking you to further side to Tra Vinh city.

  • 25 - 45km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Day 2: Tra Vinh – Can Tho 
A morning bicycle riding gives you an opportunity to get close to Khmer farmers. We ride cross peaceful rice paddy field on concrete paths, pedal through villages with beautiful views of countryside in surroundings. You will have some stops home of local to experiences the living of Khmer. You will have your photo taken at Khmer temples and spending time walking to understand the difference between Theravada and Mahayana branches of Buddhism. In the afternoon, we cycle on the back road through fruit orchards, vegetable fields and cross some mall natural creeks with locals on ferry. These ferries are the daily means of transport in rural areas. Have a short transfer to Can Tho city in the late afternoon.

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

Day 3: Can Tho - Sai Gon
After breakfast at hotel, we check out for a boat ride to Cai Rang floating market. Most locals from rural area rowing their sampan boat to carry farm products to this market very early morning. All activities are in action; sellers and buyers are exchange goods from boat to boat. You could see many little boats move up and down and try to find good dealers for business. Then we have a half day cycling to explore the countryside of Phong Dien and end up your bike pedaling at the Binh Thuy Dist. Return to Saigon by van.

  • 30km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Reviews

Belinda Walker party of 8 from Australia

We had a fabulous time and really appreciate the effort that was made to adjust our itinerary, as we were delayed 12hrs due to the volcano eruption in Bali. I have done a TripAdvisor comment and would recommend you to friends Thank you Belinda Walker July 4 - 5 - 6, 2015

Jean-Michel Lemieux family of 4 from Canada

Excellent trip, The guide was great with our children, keeping them motivated and interested. We met local people, tried many tropical fruits, learned about local culture, farming, etc... It was very hot but the guide and driver were accommodating with water stop and when we decided to drive on A/C van in stead of cycle. Our only thing is that we nerver managed to eat all the food we were served at lunch and dinner. Perhap it would be better to have a child rate (lower rate) and provide less food at meals. We fell we wasted a lot of food. The trip was really fun and interesting. We learned about ride and coconut factories and more... Loc was great guide that stopped at places to show us fruits or people. When we did not have water, he would stop to more. The driver was nice and good. The routes were amazing. 13 - 14 - 15 April, 2015

Fitzsimmons family of 5 from Australia

Hi Van, Great all around experience beyond just the cycling. We were also having a great culture experience with the Vietnamese cruise and very interesting about the way of life for the people of the country and also the country history. Our guide was amazing. Thang was very accommodating . We would always happy and having a good time. Would highly recommend Vietnam Backroads Bicycle Tours. 19 -21 Jan, 2015

Harry Jones & Andrew Watson from Britain

I loved every minute. The tour was flexible to our preference. Lunches & dinners a bit too big but fruit was wonderful. I think advice to bring cycling parts would be good. Andrew Watson_ January 8, 2014 I enjoyed Dat's choice of snacks. I got to try lots of things I hadn't eaten before. Harry Jones_ January 8, 2014

James Brown & Julia Goedecke from South Africa

The trip was excellent. We enjoyed every part of it. In particular, Thang was outstanding- he was a pleasure to be around & was very knowledgeable & went at of his way to make our trip more interesting. The food was excellent & we tried so many different things thanks to Thang. The dinner was excellent. The only recommendation to avoid to the fancy restaurant in Can Tho- It was too touristy & the food was dull & not Vietnamese- our worst meal in the country so far. We felt like Kings & Queens on the trip!! Thanks so much! December 22, 2013

Jenny O'Connor party from US

Mr. Van. It was very nice to meet you on the trip. Mr. Nghi just dropped us off at our hotel and we had a great time on our trip with him. Does Mr. Nghi have an email address? Thomas and I would like to write him a note of thanks and stay in touch if we can! Thanks so much 2 - 5 June, 2013

Laura party from US

My friends and I were so happy with our tour with Harry and Mr. Huong. They were so flexible at planning our tours. Harry was always willing and knowledgeable to change the tour if we were tired and change the route if we wanted to see something else. We were also a little complicated with our diet and they made every effort to accommodate us. The only thing we said that we, personally, would have done differently is we would have asked to have no dinners. After the big lunch that was always arranged, none of us felt like a sit-down meal in the evening. After our tours, when we just climbed in the van and enjoyed a cold drink while Harry and Mr. Huong dismantled the bikes, we often said that their service was worth every dollar! We are now back in Ha Noi working. We will always remember our lovely tour guides and the friendly people in the Mekong Delta fondly. Hopefully we can still fit in another tour while we live in Vietnam. Please feel free to post this on your website. 2013

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