Meandering the Mekong Delta by bike 7/D/6N

Tour code VBA: 7A - MK Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 7 days/ 6 nights Cycling distance 350 - 420 km
No. of cycling days 5 full days, 2 half days Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 12
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends in HCM
What's included What's not included

- A/C van takes up all cyclists and luggage
- Truck to carry all 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= 6 Breakfasts, L= 7 Lunches, D= 6 Dinners
- Daily cold mineral water, soft drinks
- Daily snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
- 6 nights, double/win rooms
- Experienced English speaking bike guide
- Pick up at/drop off at hotels

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


Day 1: Saigon - Tra Vinh
After you are picked up hotel, then, we enjoy an hour driving on A/C van to Long An province for a morning ride. The unique paved road fitted the bikes take you through rice paddies, dragon fruit and vegetable plantations. Stopping for lunch in My Tho city. In the afternoon, the ride will start in rural village of Mo Cay. Your guide will choose shady pathways to cycle through jungle like plantations on smaller foot paths of banana's coconuts. You will have break stop every couple of hours. Then we take ferry to further side of Co Chien River to Tra Vinh.

  • 25 - 60km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Breakfast

Day 2: Tra Vinh - Soc Trang - Bac Lieu 
Tra Vinh and Soc Trang are pleasant local routes. Dirty track is idea for cycling,  a concrete vein weaving its way through the vibrant green scenery. Ride on local trails through farmlands and little charming villages, Khmer temples, primary schools in rural villages. After we have a ferry crossing Dung Islet to Da Ngai town, we cycle on concrete path and crossing natural creeks before we stop at Clay pagoda. We pay a visit to pagoda before we have a transfer to Bac Lieu city in late afternoon.

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

Day 3: Bac Lieu - Vi Thanh - Rach Gia 
Vi Thanh is knows as a new town after it was separated from Hau Giang province. It is almost none-touristy city. The highlight of today' cycling is to explore a network of natural creeks through removed villages and rice paddy fields, small local floating markets on your way cycling to Vi Thanh. After we have lunch in Vi Thanh city, to avoid traffic in this city, we ride 30 minutes on A/C van to outskirt area to start today' afternoon ride. We cycle on small asphalt countryside roads, through huge rice fields, villages along river, share space with locals on small ferries before we finish today' ride at Ben Nhut. Then we get on van/bus for a transfer to Rach Gia.

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

Day 4: Rach Gia - Oc Eo - Tri Ton - Chau Doc
On your cycle will begin after A/C van taking you to Urban Dist. We pedal on path along canals, rice paddy field. Today' lunch will be served at local restaurant at Oc-Eo town. Then we visit some highlight cultural sites; Oc-Eo civilization, temples before we get on A/C van and driving Tri Ton for an afternoon bicycle riding to Chau Doc via Tra Su forest. If time permitted, we would have a boat ride to explore this forest. Stay a night in Chau Doc.

  • 35 - 90km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 5: Chau Doc - Cho Moi - Cao Lanh
Enjoy an hour motorized boat to catfish farms and floating village before you discover the lowland of Dong Thap province. To mingle with children on bike on rural road through vilages of house on stilts. Ride on dirt track to Cho Moi, pedal past Hoa Hao Buddhism holy temple. afternoon cycle ride to the Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. The first monastery building site was established in 1874 in Indochina. We will continue explore many islets and end up at Cao Lanh.

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

Day 6: Cao Lanh - Sadec - Can Tho
Cao Lanh is the big city and also a new town after Vietnam's war. The drowsy former capital of Dong Thap province, Sa Dec is a comparatively peaceful city of tree-lined streets and fading colonial villas. The ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le  is where we have lunch after your guide lead you cycling on village routes through Sadec flower plantation. In this afternoon, your guide will plan a shady unique dirt track so you can enjoy scenery to Can Tho.

  • 25 - 65km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 7: Can Tho - Vinh Long - HCM 
The highlight of your last day is to have a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market. Then you will have a half day cycling to Vinh Long on back road before we return to HCM by vehicle. Tour End!

  • 30km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Reviews

Linh party from Canada

Hi Mr Van, Just want to thank you, Hue, A. Trung, and Chu Hoang for a memorable biking experience. It was truly a special reason for me to tour the Mekong Delta. I have been posting my journey on Face Book so my friends & family could follow me on my journey. Please share this link with Mr Trung and driver, Mr Hoang. I will be in Saigon until Tuesday morning so feel free to call A Minh's cell phone if you wish to contact me while I'm still here. I hope to find myself back in VN again soon so I can go on another biking adventure. Saigon - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Soc Trang - Bac Lieu - Ca Mau - Rach Gia - Chau Doc - Saigon 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 -9 - 10 July 2012

Swie Lan party of 11 from Australia

'Van the Man' has provided us yet another superb bike tour for the second time for my group of 11 people this time. What can I say? I was so impressed with his service back in 2016 and I came back with a bigger group this time and Mr Van, once again excelled in all areas of accommodation, food, places visited (fruit plantations; flower gardens; brick factories; fish farm etc), those 'Giant' mountain bikes, continuous water supply, fresh fruit for morning and afternoon teas and last but not least were our excellent guides Mr Dat & Mr Loc. Mr Dat and Mr Loc were superb during our tour. Their attentiveness, professionalism; friendliness and knowledge of the area were second to none. We rode the back roads of Mekong Delta for 7 days where we saw and experience the real people and how they live in the Mekong Delta areas where it is still untouched by tourists. Children were always happy to see us pass their houses and their schools and always greeted us with 'hellos' and big smiles on their beautiful faces. It is highly recommended for those who would love to see the real Viet Nam, its people, their way of lives, their culture and of course the fruit plantations in the delta. Go with 'Van the Man' the founder of Vietnam Backroads. It is owned and operated by a locally cycling company that provides a very unique experience to see the real Viet Nam. Once again, on behalf of my group, I would like to 'thank you' Mr Van for providing us with an unforgettable experience riding Meandering Mekong Delta with your Vietnam Backroads Company!!!!! Our thanks also go to Mr Loc and Mr Dat. 'Never say never again. 20 - 26 Feb, 2017

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