Mekong: Cycle the less travelled paths
Day 1: Cai Lay - Cai Be - Binh Hoa Phuoc Island (L, D)
8:00am pick up at hotel in Saigon and transfer about two hours away by road to the Mekong delta. The Mekong Delta is known as the ‘ricebowl of Vietnam’ and is an incredibly fertile region. The prime industry of food production produces approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output.
During your day you will take an easy, flat ride through the shady canal paths and back roads to discover islands and the countryside in the Mekong delta, stopping along the way to try the fresh fruit and to have a tasty lunch. In the mid afternoon, we will enjoy a private boat ride on the largest segment of the Mekong river (sampan ride is also included). Arrive at a home-stay in Binh Hoa Phuoc island in the late afternoon. You may try cooking the traditional meal for dinner with the family. You could also take a walk around the village before dinner.
Cycling distance: (Min-Max: 30km – 50km)
Day 2: Cai Be Floating Market – Ben Tre - Saigon (B, L)
We will wake up early to the sounds on the Mekong Delta and take a boat ride to visit the floating market in Cai Be. The Cai Be floating market was formed in the 19th century and it is bears all the characteristics of the local’s life in the Mekong region today. All the merchandise and goods are transported to the market by boats. These traders have lived on their boats like their mobile houses for generations. We will continue on the boat ride into the narrow shady waterways to see some more of the real life of the Mekong people. We will witness local families making popped rice, rice paper, coconut candies and various other local homemade Vietnamese products from the area. You'll get to sample as we travel! After we disembark, we'll get on our support van for a short transfer to Ben Tre and then continue cycling around 30km through many charming villages in the Ben Tre area. Lunch will be en-route and then it's back into the van for the drive back to Saigon and to your hotel.
Cycling distance: (Min-Max: 30km – 35km)
Relative Tours✦ Mekong Delta explorer - 4 day bike tour
✦ Mekong countryside by bicycle - 3 day tour
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✦ Hoi An - Saigon - Mekong Delta - Cambodia 3 days biking
Supported minivan for carrying luggage and supporting on way cyclingsupported mini bus for carrying luggage and supporting on way cycling
Entrance fees and boat trip as mentioned
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned 2 lunches, 1breakfast, dinner
High-end bicycle +Helmet+Tool kit+First aid kit+Mechanic
Bottled drinking water, snacks, cold towels, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
One night accommodation
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3 persons: US$ from 192
4-5 persons: US$ from 170