Cycling to Explore Mekong Delta – 7 Days

Cycling to explore Mekong Delta . A large percentage of Ca Mau Province is covered by forest, including 150,000 hectares of alluvial soils, typical of tropical regions with annual monsoons. Being flooded everyday by tidal waters, the salt-bearing trees grow in this environment with animals and microorganisms. U Minh Forest comprises several types of plants, the most common being mam, mangrove, and indigo…

Road surfaces : trails, paths, red roads, asphalt back roads

Cycling distance : 400  -480 km

Day 1: Saigon – Long An – Ben Tre (L/D) (60 km)

Day 2: Ben Tre – Tra Vinh – Soc Trang (B/L/D) (100 km)

Day 3: Soc Trang – Bac Lieu – Ca Mau (B/L/D) (90 km)

Day 4: Ca Mau – Rach Gia (B/L/D) (90 km)

Day 5: Rach Gia – Chau Doc (B/L/D) (80 km)

Day 6: Chau Doc – Cao Lanh (B/L/D) (80 km)

Day 7: Cao Lanh – Sai Gon (B/L) (65 km)

Day 1: Saigon – Long An – Ben Tre (L/D) (60 km)
Pick up your hotel and  begin the first day of the trip is transfer you ou of in Saigon.  Starting your  riding on back roads to Can Duoc. This town is known through Vietnam as the land of jasmine rice and sticky rice. Take some photos of Rach Cat base (French built in 1903) and an ancient house with 100 support columns before cycling to My Tho. Stay a night in local house.

Day 2: Ben Tre – Tra Vinh – Soc Trang (B/L/D) (100 km)
You could wake up early morning to see children rush to school and and morning activies not only in land but also on water. The highlight of cycling today is to get close to locals and biking coconut plantations and water palm fields. In the afternoon, pedal past Khmer villages, visit Khmer temples, crossing Mekong River and keep bicycling to Soc Trang city.

Day 3: Soc Trang – Bac Lieu – Ca Mau (B/L/D) (90 km)
In the morning, spending 2 hours on visiting Khmer museum, Clay Pagoda, and Bat Pagoda by minivan. Then rocking and rolling on bike on rural roads to Bac Lieu. By cycling today, you will meet so freindly people working on garlic and pickled scallion head fields. Your lunch  at the former residence mandarin’s son of Bac Lieu, whose parents were the richest people in the Mekong Delta region during the French occupation. Tran Trinh Huy,  he so rich that he doesn’t have to work at all. After lunch, drive on A/C minivan to Ca Mau in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Ca Mau – Rach Gia (B/L/D) (90 km)
In the morning, cycle to explore the Upper U – Minh forest, have  row boat ride to discover a mangrove forest: taste wild honey and observe thousand of bats, storks and birds in a big mangrove forest. After lunch, bike on country roads to Rach Gia city.

Day 5: Rach Gia – Chau Doc (B/L/D) (80 km)
The highlight of today is to see a huge rice paddy you have never seen before. Racing with locals’s boat  by bicycle along man-made canal to Thoai Son. Visit the Oc-Eo civilization and an colourful acient temple of Kmer over here before you have a lunch in town. In the afternoon, stop at the Ba Chuc “killing fields” and go ahead to Tinh Bien border . Going to Chau Doc border town in late afternoon.

Day 6: Chau Doc – Cao Lanh (B/L/D) (80 km)
Chau Doc is located west of the Mekong Delta between upper and lower branches of Mekong River. It is not only the gate way for Vietnamese and Cambodia travel between 2 countries but also the international for foreigners traveling by bike and by boat. Take a motorized boat for an hour to a floating village. Exploring beautiful footpaths on the low land, house on stilts and see a colourful mosque by rice-paddy on your cycling to Cho Moi. You have a chance to have a quick look at Hoa Hao Buddhist Holy Pagoda. In this afternoon, the cycle routes enable you to visit the Monastery. Its about 3  years older than the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon. You will explore many islands and end up at Cao Lanh city. Stay an overnight in Cao Lanh.

Day 7: Cao Lanh – Sai Gon (B/L) (65 km)
Rock and roll on bike into beatiful villages, stop at brick factories to see how hard local working. Continude bicycling to  Xeo Quyt, the former base of Vietnam in Dong Thap province. Viet Cong guide will take you into the Xeo Quyt mangrove forest by row boat. Your lunch is well-arranged at Xeo Quyt restaurant.  It depends on your cycling ability, you may have a short or long ride in the afternoon before driving back to Saigon. Tour is over!

Tour Price : Contact us

Departure Dates : Weekly

Group Sizes : 2 to 10 Travelers

Tour Inclusive :
* Support transport by A/C mini van, bus, truck

* Trek & Giant MTB, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees ,

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

*Accommodation in twin room

* Experienced English speaking bike guides

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* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city

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