Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, then begin this journey with 1. hour transfer out of Ho Chi Minh, and the ride will start in Ben Luc. Experience the gateway to Mekong Delta, to My Tho. These routes amongst beautiful countryside and rural villages allow you to ride a bicycle intensely into villages. No better way to enjoy the lovely countryside by bike in the area! It is the best way for tourists who love seeing the country and meeting locals in rural areas.
Enjoy your ride across rice paddy fields, cross a river on ferries, and stopping at colourful Buddhist temples. Enjoy the views that look onto farmlands, watermelon, dragon plantations, and pleasant villages. Break for lunch in My Tho. Following lunch, transfer to Ben Tre, the countryside, homestay, check, enjoy swimming for the rest of the day.
After a leisurely breakfast, we'll cycle from the homestay, explore tiny villages on small coconut tree-lined paths through villages, and mingle with locals on mopeds on country roads. Stop at small markets along the villages, enjoy fresh fruits and coconut milk, experience the life of villagers, and share space with locals on the Tan Phu ferry boat to Cho Lach. Then carry on the ride through ornamental lands, bonsai trees and lush ornamental plants, and nursery gardens. The rural villages are ideal places for nature and plant lovers. We will immerse ourselves in the green fields of durian orchards and mangosteen in the countryside we ride past. We mostly travel on shady paths and cross numerous rivers on small bridges and little ferries—lunch en route at a nice restaurant in town, Then ride to Phu Phung, pedal along small rivers, to Binh Hoa Phuoc. Have a ferry crossing Mekong River- Dinh Khao, and hop on suport vehicles for 1 hour driving to Can Tho City.
After a hearty breakfast, we check out a motorized boat to the floating market. It's one of the bustling floating markets in the Mekong Delta region. Most villagers come to the floating market by sampan boats filled with fresh fruits and vegetables early morning. Here are at the floating market, locals exchange goods from wholesale boats to smaller vessels. All the trading activities of locals create the fantastic picturesque. Your boat will move slowly to get close up, and you can capture the market in action.
Afterward, we disembark the motorized boat for the last day of your Mekong adventure tour. We ride to explore the countryside side and backwaters of Phong Dien and Binh Thuy rural Dist. Visit the oldest ancient house. It is one of the Mandarin landlords' houses in the 19th century in the Mekong Delta, and this house has been designated an official national relic by the Ministry of Culture. Built in 1870, the house structures were a blend of Asian and European cultures and characteristics. The exterior was French, but the interior was a traditional Vietnamese house. The house was a filming location of "The Lover" in 1992, based on Marguerite Duras's novel, who loves Huynh Thuy Le, between 1928 to 1932 in Sadec township. Lunch en route before we return to Saigon by vehicle
After lunch in Can Tho, we'll transfer to the other side of Hau Giang River to Binh Minh for the afternoon ride. We cycle through the vast rice paddy fields, explore the Khmer villages, and stop visiting some colorful Khmer temples, and the small workshop produces hats, handbags, indoor sandals, and bins made from water hyacinths. We end up the ride in Tam Binh, and return to Saigon by vehicle. Tour End!
Leave Ho Chi Minh early in the morning, transfer 1.5 hours on freeways to Dau Day, Dong Nai. We undulate rubber plantations, chilli pepper, fruit orchards, rice paddies, lively villages, passing lush hills. We have a chance to taste many kinds of fruits in the fertile red soils; rambutan, jackfruits, avocado, etc. Enjoy the agricultural landscape and the open fields on amazing gravel routes. The route is more undulate and mixed of gravel routes, concrete passing beautiful churches through the countryside, smooth asphalt, and small roads through the rubber plantations. There are many tiny markets in rural along the way as the chances for us to meet locals. Admire peaceful scenery in the surrounding lakes along La Nga River, visit some Buddhist pagoda before we end up today's ride in La Nga.
We will have a late lunch in La Nga, then transfer to Cat Tien park. Check-in the hotel, take an hour motorboat ride on Dong Nai River, have stunning views of the river bank and forests. Listen to birds singing, see a sunset, and return to the hotel. Join the night spotting tour by jeep to see wildlife that people rarely see. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight in the park.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a jeep transfer of about 9km, where you hike on trails through the jungle crocodile swamp. Here is your opportunity to learn the fauna, flora of the park. This wetland is a beautiful lake surrounded by the jungle and home to many crocodiles. You will immerse yourself in the beauty of the diverse flora species found in the park. Take a break, view the peaceful natural landscapes, walk along with endless photos, return to the hotel, check out for a half-day ride to Dinh Quan.
We ride along Dong Nai River to Ta Lai Ethnic village, where you will explore the history and tradition of the Ma, Stieng, and Tay ethnic groups. Then we follow small tracks through rice paddies, volcano rocks and foothills. We keep on biking the undulating back road, past chilli pepper, coffee plantation and finally, we end up the ride at a rural village near high way—lunch en route. Return to Saigon in the late afternoon.