Mekong Delta Experience

$ USD/person | 3 days
http://buffalosadventures.com/tour-xem-30/mekong-delta-experience-/Travel by bicycle to experience firsthand the beauty of the Mekong delta. Cycling through rice paddies, charming villages and along shady canal paths will let you see the best of Mekong delta area. This three day adventure will take you from Saigon to Bentre, Cai Be, Vinh Long and Can Tho, offering the best of everything this part of Vietnam has to offer. Small group tour ensures a more personalized experience.


Itinerary:
Day 1: Sai Gon--Cai Lay - Cai Be (L,D) 
8:00 pick you up at the hotel in Saigon and transfer out of the city to the countryside of the Mekong delta by bus. Begin riding on backcountry roads pass through rural villages, rice paddy fields, rivers and cannals. Take a break by having lunch at local restaurant in
Cai Be, have some time to relax and enjoy fruit orchard. When ready, we cycle to Cai Be boat station to load all bicycles on our boat and enjoy a private boat ride on the largest segment of the Mekong river. Admiring iconic landscape of the Mekong delta and discover riverbanks dotted with green islands and charming villages.
Around sunset we meet the local family in Binh Hoa Phuoc Island where we enjoy great local hospitality and a wonderful meal of local specialties. Tonight we sleep on simple camp beds in a Mekong-style arrangement. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. The toilet and bathroom facilities are shared and with hot water shower!


Boat trip & sampan ride : 2.5 hours
Cycling distance: (Min-Max: 20km – 35km)
Overnight: Homestay on Binh Hoa Phuoc island
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 2: Vinh Long-Can Tho (B,L) 
After breakfast at homestay, getting on bicycle and pedaling along the backcountry paths on the island. Take a local ferry crossing the Mekong river for Vinh Long, then cycling to Binh Minh. Lunch en-route and afternoon transfer by mini bus to Can Tho. Checking in hotel or home stay and spend some time for walking to explore the must-love town of Can Tho.
Cycling distance: (Min-Max: 40km – 60km)
Overnight: Homestay or hotel in Can Tho
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch



Day 3: Can Tho-Sai Gon (B,L)
Awaken early to the sounds on the Mekong Delta and take a boat ride to visit the well-known floating market which is located on the Hau (lower) river. The Cai Rang floating market was formed during the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century and today it is bearing all the characteristics of the local’s life in the Mekong region. All the goods are transported to the market by boats and traders live on their boats like their mobile houses for generations.
Continue on your boat ride into the narrow shady waterways to see even more the real life of Mekong people. After disembarked, visit a rice mill and rice paper home work-shop, then biking three hours through many charming villages of Can Tho area. Mid afternoon heading back to Sai Gon.

Boat ride to the floating market: 1.5 hours
Cycling distance: (Min-Max: 25km – 40km)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Tour information:
✦ Group side: min: 2 - max: 8
✦ Depart from: we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon
✦ End at:  we drop you off at your hotel
✦ Start time: 08:00AM 
✦ Finish time: 5:30PM the third day
✦ Great bike: We use TREK bicycles, our bicycles are lightweight, multi-speeds with front-suspension and available in all sizes to accommodate everyone. A comfortable saddle with a women's specific version is also available, so we make sure you have a safe and comfortable ride with us.
✦ Support Van: An air conditioned backup support mini bus is always available for supporting on way cycling. This vehicle also serves as our mode of transport when we are not on the bike.
 
AVAILABILITY INFO
We are flexible! Please contact us as soon as possiple and request your preferred day and time, and we'll confirm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
English speaking biking tour guide
Support Van
Entrance fees and boat trip as mentioned
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned
High-end bicycle +Helmet+Tool kit+First aid kit+Mechanic
Water, snacks, cold towels and fresh fruits for cycling day
Accommadation 2night 
as mentioned
WHAT TO BRING
Biking gear, camera, sunscreen, sport shoes....
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Chau Nguyen - Our Mekong delta cycling guide
Based in the Mekong delta, Chau has over 10 years leading bicycle tours in the Mekong delta and southern part of Vietnam. Chau is a hard-working guide & with enthusiasm and rich experience in biking. He manages biking tours very well and has acquired all the skills needed to become an excellent adventure guide. He enjoys meeting people and sharing understands that people differ in their tourism expectations.
DATE AND PRICE
Depart date:
17th Jan 2017 - booked 3 - 
8th Feb 2017 - booked 4 - Private tour




 
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