Cycling 2 days/ 1 night to The endless field Forest Wetlands

Overview

Price
USD $315.00 315.00
Tour code
VBR: 2H - MTB - 5
Duration
Number Of cycling days
A full day + a half-day
Single supplement
20.00$
Average distance per day
35km
Bike Hire
20
Total cycling distance
75km
Introduction

The wetland forest ecotourism and also the Herbal Medicinal Oil Research and Development Laboratory center of Thap Muoi. It situated closed to Cambodia border, Moc Hoa Dist, Long An province. It will include an immigration wildlife area, a natural reserve, an environmental center. This is one of the most popular eco-tourism areas in Mekong Delta Vietnam. This is a typical flooded land provides natural habitats for various species of plants and animals; lotus – water lily, water hyacinth, wild rice and cajuput and mangroves, and many species of animals as birds, storks and fishes. The best ways to explore an amazing floating village are to walk and to row a boat; travel through cajuput and mangrove forest, taking a boat ride on natural rivers. It’s a great place for whom who loves beautiful landscape that combined natural wetlands human creation. 

Full Itinerary

Cycling to Tan An to Endless Field, Moc Hoa
Day
1
Saigon - Forest Wetland - Moc Hoa, Mekong Delta

We depart at 8:00 AM from Saigon and leave noise city of Saigon behind for natural wetland of Tan Lap village. After a transfer by private vehicle lush green rural village of Ben Luc Dist- a network of quiet lanes that are perfect for cycling where we start to rock your bicycle then. There are variety of back roads and scenery we enjoy on bicycle today. Ride on a country lane, enjoy beautiful views without smoke of vehicle’s engine, see rice paddy fields, travel through farmland of habitant, sometime we ride along rivers, gets on small ferries to cross some small rivers. This enables you to combine gentle exercise with stunning scenery for a fun and exciting way to see Countryside of Long An province off the beaten track. Lunch en route and there is a transfer after lunch to avoid heat. The after ride will continue around 3:00 pm. We ride pass through green cajuput forest remote villages and chance upon farmers at work in the fields, kids going back from school and old people gossiping in front of their home. There are many stops along the way for photos taken and for cold drink and fresh fruit. The today's ride will end in a beautiful location where you can enjoy the views flooded area. Our dinner tonight cooked by local host and all are fresh fishes that trapped from forest and vegetable grown in organic soils.

Local homestay - A/C room
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 50km
Flat, easy/moderate
Day
2
Explore wetland forest and visit herbal medical oil workshop and laboratory

After your breakfast at homestay, get ready for activities such as; boat ride through forest, do fishing, traps fish by nest, stop at lepironia field, visit medical plant garden, visit a place where local produces herbal medicinal oils. We enjoy a boat ride through forest; see peaceful scenery and wildlife of many kinds of plants; lotus plants, water lily, wild clambering plants, cajuputs, eucalyptus, lepironi... Many animals and species of water creature; Swamp hens, cormorant, egret, king fisher, Raven, honey bee, bats perch, snakehead fish, cash fish and so on, etc.

Lepironia articulata is known as grey sedge. It often grows well in acid sulfate soils. Lepironia plant is about 1 to 2 meters height. This local marital is very famous and have used for thousand years in Vietnam as they have been used sleeping mate, handbags until now but kid’s school bags in in the old days.

Cajuput is the same family of mangrove and it cannot survive and grow well in wet muddy soils. Cajuput trees are played very important role on Millions of normal houses in Mekong Delta since local discovered them. It is because Mekong Delta is wetland, fertile soils and muddy. Foundations of house are needed to be reliable and strong so cajuput is one of the cheap materials for locals to choose. These trees are strong forever and keep house's foundation more stable if they are kept in wet soil. 

On this boat trip, we’ll stop at lepironia field, visit a place where local produce herbal medicinal oils. We’ll spend time visiting farmland where many kinds of oily trees are grown here. Enjoy lotus tea and tapioca sourced with coconut juice. Walk to the field where medicinal oil plants are grown. Then we return to our boat to another place for kayaking. Water here is so clear that you could water plants at the bottom. Then we return to center of forest by boat and visit the Herbal medicinal oil research and development laboratory before we do check do check out. Most of local- Vietnamese live in rural area using herbal medicinal oils when they got sick at their home. To get oil tree's leaves to team body when local get fever. Herbal medicinal oil is best thing ways to apply on skins when sprain on legs or arms. Do check out, return to our vehicle by boat for another 25km riding through lush green farmland. Have delicious lunch before a driving back to Ho Chi Minh city in late afternoon. 

Breakfast/ Lunch
25km+

Tour details

Destination
Ages to ride
8 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
04
Large Group
14
What's included
Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists, luggage
Truck to carry all bikes
New Giant MTBs, wheel size 27.5, hydraulic brake
Helmets, bottles of water, tools kit
All entrance fees, boat rides
B= 1 Breakfast, L= 2 Lunches, D= 1 Dinner
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Pick up/ drop off at hotels
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks are not included with any meal
Single accommodation
Road Condition

Mekong Delta
Throughout the Mekong Delta and its rivers with thousand branches! You will ride on a variety of roads; flat trails, paths, rural roads and country back roads where they are too small for vehicles. There are four Ethnic groups of people ling in Mekong Delta of Vietnam. They are  Khmer, Cham, Chinese and Vietnamese. According to locations, provinces lowland, jungles and Islands of Con Dao and Phu Quoc, hictorical sites/relics, countryside villages and removed hamlets and sandy beaches create  sceneries, landcapes and offer plenty of opportunities for cyclists to see people lives and enjoy beautiful countryside and different cultures of locals. However, Mekong Delta River has thousand branches; natural creeks and canals that small ferry boats are so important in countryside and riders have no choice!

Bike routes
We tailor make unique bike trips depend on the specific route and terrain of your tour. Vietnam Backroads is first cycle tour operator exlore and build up many adventure trips to Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Rach Gia, Vi Thanh, Cao Lanh and Sadec...and removed villages. Our top cycle tour operator and also the path finder is Mr Van nick named "Van the man" Each cycling route has to be meticulously researched, investigated and scouted out and mapped out before hand by Mr Van the man. All of our guides are well trained in bike maintenance and navigation and know all routes as they are on their hands. All bike guides can tailor make a custom route which is suitable to your wish; cycling ability and skills. 

Flexible route
You do not have to ride the exact kilometer which are indicated on the tour itineraries. It will be flexible as you want. Even you could choose some longest distance that more than 80km per day if a full day ride. You could spend more time on cycling if you think the biking distance is too short !, or you can enjoy short routes and spend more time to take photos, to stop at villages/ small markets, or the home of locals to find something interesting.

Weather

The temperatures in the Mekong delta are all year round about 25-28°C with only slight variations. The climate of the Mekong River Basin ranges from temperate to tropical. In the Upper Mekong Basin, some of the taller peaks of the Tibetan Plateau are glaciated. In fact, much of this part of the Basin is snow-covered in winter. Melting snow from the Tibetan Plateau feeds the Mekong River’s dry-season flow, especially in the middle reaches. In the relatively lower elevations of the Yunnan province of China, the climate of the Mekong River Basin changes and the temperature gradually increases.

  • The dry season is from October to last of April. Farmers make 3 crops of rice per year so travelers not only meet them at their home but also seeing them working on farmlands. Especially, dry season is closed to Vietnamese Lunar New Year and it makes locals doing more and trying to work hard to get more money. Weather is nice, low temperature and cooler than other season.
  • The wet season is called flooded season or the monsoon season. It is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs. Sea level is higher than as usual by heavy rains from upstream countries; Tibetan- China, Laos , Thailand and Cambodia. Provinces in southwest of Mekong Delta have yearly flooded but not so long. Its from last of August to early of Nov. Its the best way to see Mekong Delta on back roads by bicycle.


In general, the preferred travel time is the dry season. But even during the rainy season from May to October is also really good time to travel by bicycle of very short rains. The rain usually comes in short, heavy showers, mostly in the afternoon and only lasts for an hour or so. Only a few days a year the temperature is below 20°C. It usually takes around one hour then gone and sunshine turns back to normal.

Vehicles

Private Support Vehicles

2 to 4 riders in a group
There is only one A/C 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases and bikes. There are four rows of seating for passengers on A/C 16 seater van.Two people seat on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seat will be fold up so all bikes will be uploaded here.

A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people
There will be 2 vehicles to support riders on entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, ice box to keep cold drinks....

A large group tour: 8 to 14 people
One minibus to take up all riders including luggage & suitcases and one truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks and snacks...Ice box

A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people
We provide 2 minibuses and one truck to escort large groups of riders and help ensure their safety. Our pro guide will motivate a team with support vehicles to bring the best services to riders.

27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. Pro Giant Mountain Bike - 650B/ 27.5" wheel size

27.5" Pro mountain bikes are use for off-road cycling; on dirt track and hilly single track narrow paths and also country back roads. 27.5" wheel size and MTB tires 27.5" x 1.95 is the best choice and suitable and good for challenge and technical mountain biking. 

1 - Good quality and lightweight Alloy MTB 27.5" frames 

2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable for riding

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 27.5" Alexrims disc brake rims - 32 holes

8 - Maxxis Cross Mark 27.5 x 1.95 - Good quality and suitable for both off road riding and touring long trip

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team

27.5" Giant MTB bike - Saigon Bike Shop
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2. Trek hybrid Mountain Bike- Hybrid bike tires 700 x 38- Good choice for a long trip: Saigon to Hanoi and Hanoi to Saigon

Hybrid bikes are use for an off-road cycling through countryside, dirt track and but working on muddy road. Its really good for touring a long trip, it moves faster and easier. Hybrid bike gives you an easy to pedal uphills, smooth bicycle riding on quiet concrete paths and country back roads. The best choice to challenge mountain and serious hills

1 - Good quality and lightweight alloy hybrid frame

2 - 29" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout

3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable saddle

4 - Deore Shimano Group set

5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake

6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes

7 - 29" Alexrims touring rims, disc brake - 32 holes

8 - Schwalbe CX Comp 700 x 38 - Good quality and suitable for both off-road cycling and touring a long trip

9 - Soft grips

10 - FSA sealed bearing headset

11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings

12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team

Trek Hybrid Bike - Saigonn Bike Shop
Trek hybrid bikes - Saigon Bike Shop 

 

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