Anyone who has visited the Mekong Delta province of An Giang...
Starting this Decculture showember, locals and tourists will have a chance to experience a cultural...
Sheraton Hanoi Hotel has gained thSheraton Hotele honorable prize....
3 Days / 2 Nights
Code BT 14
Hochiminh city - Vinh Long – Can Tho - Hochiminh city
** B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner
The bicycle is a perfect way to discover the distinct scenery of the Mekong Delta the �bread Bowl of Vietnam�. The adventure begins in VinhLong and takes us to the old Khmer temple and lotus pond of Can Tho and the floating market of Phong Dien over water and quiet backroads. Visit the Vietnamese killing fields at Ba Chuc and hike up the Sam Mountain before we head back to Hochiminh city.
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.
We travel two hours from Saigon to My Tho where we board our boat. Late morning finds us drifting down bustling arteries of the Mekong from where we veer off to travel down the tranquil canals. Our sightseeing on the island includes a visit to a traditional Mekong Delta home and its kitchen, where we sample seasonal fruit along with tea and honey and even local wine. We then walk to the village's boat landing where we board small sampans and paddle along narrow arroyos (waterways).
We will break for lunch at a local restaurant.
Following lunch, we enjoy a leisurely, two-hour afternoon bicycle ride along a narrow dirt road during which we traverse bridges and pass through local farms. Arriving in Cai Be, we board a boat then cruise over 1.5km-wide Mekong river to Binh Hoa Phuoc. You can expect spectacular sunsets along the Mekong. We have dinner at and spend the night in a guesthouse on Binh Hoa Phuoc island.
Following breakfast, under the cool shelter of the green canopy, we bike half an hour to the ferry crossing for Vinh Long. We then have an extended ride to Can Tho. While our exact route will vary (depending on our group's cycling abilities), you can expect to pass through villages (with brick kiln and terracotta roofs), past rice fields, and by innumerable rural riverside villages.
We will break for lunch at a local restaurant. Late afternoon will be reserved for promenading production along the city quay or, if time permits, yet more cycling along riverside to Can Tho. We will stay in Can Tho.
We embark on a morning boat trip to Cai Rang's floating market before heading up a quiet canal for more cruising along winding waterways. We then bike for two hours along backcountry roads taking in the breathtaking Mekong Delta scenery and greeting locals (many of whom will also be on bicycle).
Following lunch we head back to Sai Gon where our tour ends.
|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.|
3 - 5 pax
6 - 8 pax
9 - 12 pax
|VinhLong||Home Stay||Tourist class|
|CanTho||Kim Tho||3 Stars|
Tour Price Includes
• Hotels (twin share) with daily breakfast
Homestay in Vinh Long and Hau Giang hotel in Can tho
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles
• Sport bikes with 21or 18 speeds for the journey. and spares
• Water and fruits 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