Rambling Mekong Delta Bike Tour (4 Days)
Enjoy the best of Mekong on this spectacular winding ride through the rural landscape of Mekong Delta. The life here is brimming with fulness of fish farming, coconut plantations, lush paddy fields, and tranquility of rural delta life.
- Duration4 days
- Group Size2 to 10
The terrain is absolutely flat and we get to share interior narrow trails with local people either riding typical french bikes or 2-wheelers, criss-cross the rivers in local ferries, and ride over multitude of bridges. The amazing stops along the way such as coconut candy factory, and anecdotes shared by our local guide only complements the ride further. The region here is epitome of slow life and the only way to experience this is on your bike!
- Ride through the interior trails of Mekong Delta and live the life around it.
- A land full of copious experiences like great food, hearty smiles and pristine landscapes.
- Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary.
- Support Vehicle will be provided.
- Safety measures will be taken.
- Accommodations as per Itinerary.
- All the activities mentioned in the Itinerary.
- Everything which is not mentioned in the Inclusion.
Day 1: Saigon to Ben TreClick here to expand
Our guide meets you at your hotel at 8am.
A short shuttle transfer brings us to Long An province, outskirts of Saigon. Ride along small creek to Mekong estuary past gorgeous paddy fields and lotus farms. Arrive at Con Phung Island and break for lunch here at a local restaurant. Later trade bike with small boat and cruise through small canals surrounded with lush water-coconut trees. We may also see how local people use water-coconut leaves to make thatch roofs.
In the evening, enjoy walking around Ben Tre waterfront and shopping for coconut candy and oil, famous of this region.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi Transfer: ~ 2hrs
Day 2: Tra VinhClick here to expand
Today we ride into the heartland of the Mekong Delta, past the pristine hamlets nestled in the orchards and coconut plantations to the culturally diverse Tra Vinh, most pretty town in Mekong. Along the way, see farmers working in nursery fruit tree gardens.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi
Day 3: Can ThoClick here to expand
We go more deeper into the delta. We ride past numerous rice fields, rivers and canals, and over multitude of bridges that may offer views of floating villages. It’s long ride today through the interior trails of Mekong Delta as we try to ride all the way to Can Tho. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, it’s known for its network of canals and nearby floating markets.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi
Day 4: DepartureClick here to expand
Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride and later ride to Phong Dien floating market. The life here is brimming with hustle and bustle of local vendors selling agricultural produce, household and working tools, and various other products including some awesome Vietnamese food.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi Transfer: ~ 3.5-4hrs
- Casual Inns
Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the program. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below –
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash. Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund. Cancellations will be accepted only by email. Note: Western Mountains reserves the right to cancel a program before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.
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