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Cycling Mekong Delta 3 days/2 nights

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Summary

With its flat, lush flood plains and green paddie fields, the Mekong Delta really is a landscape perfect for cycling. This three day itinerary is designed for those with limited time who want to soak up the plains and experience local life. On your modern, lightweight European made bike, you will witness Mekong life by getting off the beaten track.

Highlights

  • Cycling through local villages, paddy fields and seeing Vietnam at local pace, from the saddle!
  • Cruising through Cai Rang floating market on a private boat
  • Experiencing river life with a cruise from Cai Be to Vinh Long
  • Learning more about Buddism at Champa Pagoda

Good for...

  • As the Mekong is a flat area the only level of fitness you need for this trip is a love for the outdoors and general good health
  • Great for couples, friends, expats etc

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho (40km)

Drive out of the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the safety of My Tho (2 hours) and get acquainted with your bicycle.  Then enjoy a 40 km cycle ride along a combination of well paved, sand and dirt paths. Cycle along a local villge path to the Cai Be floating market. Drop by a local restaurant to have lunch before enjoying a 2 hour traditional boat trip from Cai Be to Vinh Long to experience river life. Meet up with the van and drive to Can Tho to check into the hotel. (L, D)

 

Day 2: Can Tho to Soc Trang (48km)

Wake up early for a morning boat trip to the bustling and colorful Cai Rang floating market We then drive to Phung Hiep (1 hour) and commence cycling alongside a small river. Cycle along a tiny village route under the shade of banana trees, opening out to rice paddies and the river. We pass through small markets and villages before arriving to Champa Pagoda. Learn more about Buddhism before cycling further into the delta to Tan My Village, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. Today really is the highlight and gets you deep into the delta, where you will witness Khmer influenced architecture. Upon arrival check into hotel and enjoy a short cycle to some significant pagodas and, if time permits, a Khmer Museum.  (B, L, D)

 

Day 3: Soc Trang to Sa Dec (54km)

This morning is an early start to enjoy a drive and a ferry crossing to Can Tho.  Upon arrival get back onto the bikes for a 3 hour cycle in the direction of Sa Dec, through country lanes, paddy fields, bamboo villages and windy paths, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. On arrival at Sa Dec transfer back to the support vehicle for the 4 hour drive to Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

This is a sample itinerary, so the cost really depends on your hotel choice, number of people in your group and dates of travel. An indication of the cost for this itinerary is approximately US$400 per person based on two people traveling in standard accommodation. Please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.

 

Tour includes:

• English speaking tour guide(s)

• All transfers and transportation

• Accommodation based on twin sharing with breakfast included

• Food as mentioned in the itinerary

• All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary

 

Tour excludes:

• Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary

• Visa and visa fees

• Travel insurance

• Personal expenses

• Tips & gratuity

 

 

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