All you guys will be picked up at your location in Saigon for Mekong Delta cycling. After 1. 5 hours of transfer by private vehicle, we arrive in a small village outside Tan An city. Please pick up your bike; adjust the saddles for a morning ride to Long Dinh village via the rural villages of My Tho. The combinations of dirt tracks, concrete paths allow you to explore wonderful countryside, charming villages, stunning rice paddy fields, and green vegetable plantations. We will stop at a local market, a family workshop making cowboy hats and handbags. We then cycle through the farmlands of Lepironia articulate. People often called grey sedges.
Ride passes many houses that local make bird’s nest business. Locals recently have made the development of birds nest farming almost in rural areas. Then we continue biking along canals, passing cajuput farmlands. There will be many stops at local houses and farmlands and small markets in the countryside to enjoy coffee, fruits, snacks and meet farmers at their homes. After lunch, a short transfer us to Cai Be dock to board on cruise. Enjoy a boat ride to home-stay on An Binh Island. You can help your host to prepare your dinner. Watch Mekong traditional music show in the evening.
An Binh is a small island in the middle of the Upper River of the Mekong Delta, and it’s tranquil with a small population. It is also the island of many kinds of tropical fruits. We get up early, enjoy coffee and tea. You can walk around the village to see morning activities; kids rush to schools, elderly take fruits to markets by mopeds and boat with long-tail engines.
After breakfast with your host/hostess, we check out, load your luggage on the boat, and the boatmen will take your belongings to our vehicle, which is on standby on the mainland.
We will start to rock and roll from the homestay. Ride across this island to Binh Hoa Phuoc village. Then we share space with locals on the back road to the dirt track along Mekong River. We will stop at the garden of rambutans and water apples. Then we carry on our cycling adventure through a small village alongside small rivers of Vinh Binh and Cho Lach, the homeland of durian, mangosteen, etc.
We will have a coffee break at Cho Lach before our cycling adventure to Cái Mon Dist. It is a chance we could see many bonsai trees, fruit baby trees, ornamentals, and plenty of flowers over here in Cái Mon. Enjoy a big lunch cooked by locals in rural before continuing our last ride through vibrant villages surrounded by thousands of coconut trees. Depending on your cycling ability, our bike guide will figure out and tailor a short or long route to satisfy you. We will end up our ride and have a transfer back to Saigon. Tour End!
Hi Phuong We had a great two days with Bao. He was an experience
We had a great two days with Bao. He was an experienced rider and had good English. He tailored the trip to our experience so the pace was good and we liked that all the riding was done before lunch. It was a well-balanced trip with breaks when needed, stops at local businesses to see how they do things (incense making, brick making, coconut preparation, etc), variety of paths and roads. Bao always tried to take the most scenic routes however on some occasions this was not possible due to closures which meant we had to go on the bigger roads for longer which weren’t so enjoyable. We loved the homestay experience.
Overall we had a great time and loved our two-day riding trip in the Mekong Delta. We would definitely recommend your company to our friends like I was recommended you by a work colleague. 10-11 Mar 2023.
All the best.
Paula and Remco.