Today the group will leave Saigon for Tra Vinh, Mekong Delta with the team of Vietnam Backroads. It takes around 2 hours to get to rural Dist of Ben Tre province by A/C van/bus. The first 20 km of bike riding is an easy. We ride pass primary schools, small concrete houses, green water palm and cross river by ferry with locals. Another more 20 km on quiet paths through south of Mo Cay is really wonderful ride. Giving you pleasure time to bike slowly on smooth concrete paths by coconut fields, ride over small bridges, and passing many local workshop making things from coconuts. We will get on van/bus for a short transfer to hotel after a ferry taking us to further side of Co Chien River.
Your morning cycling is to explore and experience how Khmer people to make their living and its people culture. Route and scenery are so beautiful over here in countryside of Tra Vinh. You will ride on paths into villages and get close to Khmer living in Tieu Can, Cau Ke rural Dist. Your hands will be sore from waving at locals as kids run to the paths, smiling and laughing, and saying hello! Up to now Khmer people is still doing agriculture on their farmland with traditional style. After lunch, the afternoon’ ride starts in town of Tra On. We bike to explore fruit garden on islets and taking many ferries crossing Lower River to Can Tho city.
On your adventure of today is really a long way and the boat ride to floating market can’t e missed. We should start earlier than other days. After breakfast we check out and loading your luggage on van/bus before a motor boat ride taking you to well-know Cai Rang floating market. Then we get off from boat for another adventure by bike. A huge criss-crossing of natural creek and small rivers in Phong Dien and Thoi Lai and Co Do Districts let you discovering and experiencing real life of people in this area along the way. We cycle to remote villages, cross natural creek, man-made canals and enjoying landscapes. You will receive a warmed hospitality of local families. Smooth concrete paths by rivers, through rural Dist and morning breeze to stimulate your ride adventures. After lunch, we ride to discover the new farming land, beautiful landscapes and a system of transport by waterways and motorcycle/bicycle only. Depending on your cycling ability so your guide will figure out and let you to continue cycling to Long Xuyen then we have an hour and half driving to Chau Doc. Other hand, if time is not permitted, the group will end up the ride at Co Do Dist and spending time on driving to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen.
You will have an early starts from hotel for Cambodia today. After an early breakfast, your guide with driver will take you to the dock of Hang Chau. Get on board at 7:15 for 4 hours boat riding to Phnom Penh. There will be a local guide accompany you on the whole trip to help you with visa application at Kaamsamnor border gate. A four hour boat riding 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!