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Cycle Tour of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

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5 Days / 4 Nights
Hochiminh city - CaoLanh - ChauDoc - HaTien - Cantho -Hochiminh city
** B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

TOUR SUMMARY
The bicycle is a perfect way to discover the distinct scenery of the Mekong Delta with the fertile banks farmed by generations of peasants. You ride amongst large ricefields from Caolanh to ChauDoc town . You will have a change to swim in the peaceful beach at Muinai in Hatien and discover the animated floating market in Cantho along the Mekong river.

RIDING PROFILE
This trip covers 260 kilometres on well surfaced roads. The daily distances are not too long and the terrain is gentle so this trip suitable for most people, but it�s advisable to have a modicum of fitness to enjoy the riding! Fast cyclists can ride at their own pace, as detailed directions are available from the leader. Our route is designed to take us off the main roads as much as possible. And we explore scenic back roads on the way to all our destinations. An air-conditioned bus will travel behind the group to support us.

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Day 01 : Hochiminh city - Mytho - Cao Lanh 60 km [L,D]

Am : Pick up at hotel and transfer to bus by Mytho, boat trip in Mytho to Thoi Son island and fuits garden, tasting the fruit and enjoy traditional music. Rowingboat on the small canals admiring the coconut trees along the banks. Start to cycle from the habour to VinhTrang Pagoda and lunch at Trung Luong restaurant. Cycle from AnHuu to CaoLanh. Cao Lanh is a new town carved from the jungles and swamps of the Mekong Delta region. Proceed to homestay.
Cycling along river to see the countryside’s landcape. Homestay.

Day 02 : CaoLanh - ChauDoc 70 km [B,L,D]

After breakfast, you will have a bike ride in the village of My Qui_Thap Muoi. Depending on your condition, you can make 3, 6 or 10 km. After that transfer  to ChauDoc. Chau Doc is a riverine commercial center not far from the Cambodian border in An Giang Province. The city was once known for its dugout canoe races. Chau Doc has quite sizeable Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities. Overnight at hotel in ChauDoc.

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Day 03 : ChauDoc - HaTien 70 km [ B, L, D]

Afterbreakfast. Cycle to Sam Mountain.There are dozens of pagodas and temples, many of them set in caves, around Sam Mountain such as TayAn Papoda, ThoaiNgoc Hau temple. Visit LADY CHUA XU: founded in the 1820s, this pagoda stands facing Sam Mountain. Then continue cycling to TriTon via NhaBang. Have picknique luch. Transfer by minibus to Hatien. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 04 : HaTien - RachGia - Cantho 30 km [B,L,D]

Am : Cycle to the ThachDong and the beach Muinai, closed to the border with Cambodia. Then cycle to KienLuong , stop at fishing village . Pick up by minibus and transfer to RachGia to have luch. Rach Gia is the capital of Kien Giang Province, with a population of 150,000, including significant numbers of ethnic Chinese and Khmer. Fishing and agriculture have made the town reasonably prosperous.Arrive Cantho in the afternoon. Check in hotel and free time. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Day 5 Cantho - Hochiminh city [B,L]

Am : visit CAI RANG floating market : the best floating market in the Mekong Delta with many stand-up rowing boats around. The market is reached by boat, with return to Can Tho by car then return to Saigon. Luch at local restaurant. Arrive Hochiminh city. End tour.

Total Distance 258 km
Number of cycling days Three full days and one half-day
Road Surface This tour follows a mixture of well-surfaced roads and the option to go off road onto single track
Support One or two air-conditioned minibuses specially rigged to take bikes and bikers.
Group Minimum 2. Maximum 12.
Staff Cycling leader for group over 6 persons, English speaking Vietnamese cycling guide, driver/mechanic and assistants. For groups of ten or more an extra local bike guide also joins.
Food All meals are included except for the breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on Day 5.

Rate in USD per person - validity 30 April 2017

Number Of Person
Group size 2 - 3 3 - 5 6 - 8 9 - 12 Single Sup
  766 USD 644 USD 582 USD 491 USD 75 USD

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Accommodation applying in this trip ( click to see ):

Cities Hotel Standard
Cao Lanh Mini hotel Tourist class
CanTho Kim Tho Hotel 3 Stars
Ha Tien Ha Tien Tourist class
ChauDoc Chau Pho 3 Stars

Tour price includes:
• Hotels (twin share) and meals specified
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles
• Sport bikes with 21or 18 speeds for the journey. and spares
• Water while riding  ( 4 small bottles / pax/ day)
• Entrances to sites mentioned, boat trip.
• English speaking guide
• Meals mentioned

Tour price excludes:
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides.
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary

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