Unforgettable Mekong exploration trip on bikes

Mekong Explorer on Bikes

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4-day tour with over 3-day biking
Biking grade: Introductory. View grading definition here
Places to visit: Saigon - Vinh Long - Tra Vinh - Can Tho floating market - Sai gon


This adventure tour in Mekong delta Vietnam is a beautiful cycling trip to explore the most famous part of Mekong including homestay, ethnic village and Cai Rang floating market. Mekong biking explorer is truly an opportunity to participate in the everyday life of the Mekong Delta. We can pedal amid schoolchildren, ride behind women with squealing pigs tied on their bicycle, or talk with men biking to work in suits.  On this special trip, we ride through beautiful areas of lush fruit orchards, endless paddy fields, lively floating market and busy canals.
Tour Highlights
  • Tra Vinh - land of Khmer
  • Homestay at local house in Cai Be
  • Floating market on Mekong
  • Join in local daily activities
  • Interesting Khmer temples and culture
  • Beautiful cycling trails
  • Mekong Explorer on Bikes route map

    TOUR AT A GLANCE

    Day 1: Sai gon - Drive/biking to Mekong Delta, Vinh Long
    Day 2: Vinh Long - Tra Vinh, Khmer villages and culture
    Day 3: Tra Vinh biking to Can Tho
    Day 4: Can Tho - Biking/driving to Saigon

    TOUR PRICE (Per person)
    (Valid to 31st December 2017)

    PRIVATE W/O SUPPORT TRUCK & MECHANIC
    (awesome for professional bikers)

    Group of 1 cyclist: US$ 1005
    Group of 2 cyclists: US$ 580
    Group of 3-4 cyclists: US$ 455
    Group of 5-6 cyclists: US$ 390
    Group of 7 cyclists up on request
    Single Supplement: US$ 45

    PRIVATE INCL. SUPPORT TRUCK & MECHANIC
    (great for most of bikers)

    Group of 1 cyclist: US$ 1365
    Group of 2 cyclists: US$ 760
    Group of 3-4 cyclists: US$ 560
    Group of 5-6 cyclists: US$ 390
    Group of 7 cyclists upon request
    Single Supplement: US$ 45

    TOUR INCLUSIONS:

    - Road bikes rentals
    - English speaking guide
    - AC support truck and mechanic
    - Meals as indicated
    - Best room (base on twin share)
    - Homestay permission
    - Boat trip on Mekong delta
    - Water & Snacks
    - Entrance & Sightseeing fees 
    - Service charges & taxes

    TOUR EXCLUSIONS

    - Travel insurance
    - Visa arrangement
    - Tips
    - Personal expenses (beverage, excluded meals - 10$ per person per meal...)
    - Others not mentioned

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    Day 1: Sai Gon - drive/bike to Vinh Long ~ 40km/25miles cycling

    Vietnam adventure tour guide will collect you in Sai gon. For the first day of our Mekong Delta adventure, we have a quick transfer to Cailay. Then, we set off our bikes and start cycling back roads to Cai Be, where we’ll board a boat to An Binh Islet.  We’ll spend some time visiting artisans; watch coconut candy making, rice paper making, and popcorn/ popped rice making. Then, we’ll enjoy lunch on the island before continuing on to our local home stay run by a lovely retired couple, Mr. & Mrs. Ba. The Ba's live in a typical Mekong delta Vietnamese house, with airy rooms and an outdoor kitchen. The rest of the afternoon you’re free to bike around the home stay.
    Summary
    Biking:   40km – moderate grade
    Meals:  Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: homestay on island
     

    Day 2: Vinh Long - Tra Vinh ~ 60km/37miles cycling

    After breakfast with the Ba, we’ll have a short boat trip to Vinh Long, one of the famous fruit towns in the Mekong. In Vinh Long, we’ll bike along narrow country lanes through tiny orchards. You’ll witness colorful life along the riverside, as you pedal past picturesque delta homes and villages. We are getting deeply into Mekong delta, Vietnam part - where we often call Nine Dragon Delta river.
    We will cross narrow canals on a local sampan, before boarding a ferry for a refreshing boat trip across the expansive Co Chien River. Then, we’ll take the last cycling with few kilometers to the very pretty Khmer town of Travinh. There will be plenty of time to explore side tracks and trails, as the cycling distance for the day is not far. We’ll stay overnight at a local hotel in Tra Vinh.
    Summary
    Biking:   60km – Moderate Grade
    Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Tra Vinh
     

    Day 3: Tra Vinh – Can Tho ~ 80km/ 50miles cycling

    On the third day, our ride will be very special; much of the area is populated by Khmer people. The regional architecture is interesting and there are many Khmer temples to stop and admire en route. You will have the freedom to cycle as much or as little as you prefer; the road is peaceful, narrow and very pretty all the way to Can Tho! We’ll cycle to Ba Om Pond to see its magnificent lotus flowers, and observe local women having their futures predicted in the small temple nearby. En route, we’ll also stop to visit a local Buddhist temple school.
    Our tour guide and private vehicle along your biking trip will be very much flexible with the biking plan so that you can enjoy at its best. Dine under your own management in Can tho and overnight in a comfortable hotel here.
    Summary
    Biking:   80km biking at Moderate Grade
    Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho City
     

    Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Saigon ~ 30km/18miles cycling

    Early morning we’ll board a boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market. It’s a fun boat ride as we weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront explore floating market. Then we will continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop round to the main road. Along the way you’ll absorb sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, and small docks loading/unloading rice. Lunch will be held at a local restaurant before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City to end the trip.  
    Our Mekong explorer on bikes ends up your hotel arrival.
    Summary
    Biking:   30km at Introductory Grade
    Boat trip: 2.5 hrs 
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
     
    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.