After an hour drive through Saigon city to Tan An countryside to start a morning ride of 25 km. Tan An is the Mekong’s province to grow dragon fruits and jasmine rice. It’s situated near Van Co Tay River. Your morning’s ride is on concrete paths, pass ride farm villages, through rice paddy fields, vegetable plantations and you will have many stops at local markets to try some tropical fruits, visit some family workshops. Stop for lunch in My Tho city. After lunch in My Tho city, you will have a 40 minutes transfer by van/minibus to Rach Mieu bridge for an afternoon’ easy ride. You will have an easy ride through many coconut gardens, and lovely countryside along the ways to Ben Tre city.
Ben Tre province has two different parts. ½ of this province is to sea and it’s not very fertile soil but the ½ other is very rich fertile land. Today, you will witness technique of growing plants; bonsai trees, ornamental plants fruit farms and nursery gardens. You wake up early to see morning activities at local place in town of Ben Tre before you have a breakfast at hotel. Then, we start cycling on back roads mostly in the removed villages off the beaten track and we will cross many small branches of Mekong River by little ferries. Your lunch will be served at the home of local in Cai Mon’s countryside. In the afternoon, we continue wandering by bike into lush green countryside, ride pass nursery gardens, ornamental plants, rambutan fruit orchards to Dinh Khao ferry via Cho Lanh, Vinh Binh. We end up our today’ ride Dinh Khao ferry and have an hour transfer by vehicle to Can Tho in late afternoon.
You Are going to see busy Cai Rang floating market in action before you ride a bicycle ride to Sadec town. Sadec town had become a famous sine the movie “The Lover” published. It’s a small town but built by French. This town is well-knew with flower farms in countryside of Sadec. Cao Lanh is the lowland province of Mekong Delta. In the morning, you will ride through sweet potato field, cycle pass many family workshops which produced rice and sticky rice powder. Then we continue cycle a long natural creeks on single track to Sadec. Your lunch is well- prepared at Huynh Thuy Le’s ancient house. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to admire many flower gardens, ornamental plants, and nursery gardens and bonsai trees and mango orchards on your way of cycling to Cao Lanh city.
This is a chance you discover the low land of Doing Thap province. It is the lowest farming land in Mekong Delta’ Vietnam. Many border provinces including Dong Thap have yearly flooded season. That’s why the last yearly rice harvests are usually takes place before flooded season coming. You can see most locals living on stilt-houses and each house is usually owns it small sampan boat. The highlight of today is to stop at the monastery which built after French’s invasion. It was inaugurated in 1877 and its three years older than the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon. After your have lunch in Cho Moi, we continue to rock and roll on bike on unique countryside back roads passing new farming land, ride across huge farming land and have a ferry crossing Basac River to Chau Doc border town.
Chau Doc town is small border town but it’s owned an International water border gate. That’s why it is very busy with foreign travelers coming from Cambodia and going to Cambodia from Vietnam. You will have an early starts from hotel for Cambodia today. Your guide will pick up you at 6:40 at your hotel after your breakfast, and taking you to the dock for high speed leaving at 7:30 am. A local guide of Hang Chau’ boat company will accompany you no boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. He is also helping you with visa application at Kaamsamnor border gate. This is a chance you can enjoy beautiful scenery and local life on water on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to the Phnom Penh city. Picnic lunch box is included. End of tour!