Action Mekong Delta Cycle Tour – 5 Days

Mekong Cycle Tour – The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: đồng bằng sông Cửu Long “Nine Dragon river delta”) is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southeastern Vietnam of 39,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi). The size of the area covered by water depends on the season.

Day1:  Ho Chi Minh  – Tra Vinh (50km+ cycling) (L,D)

After breakfast . 8:00 Am  Pick up at your hotel will transfer a couple of hours out of Ho Chi Minh City to Mytho – the gateway of the Mekong delta.Today’s ride will lead you right into the heart of the rural Mekong. The cycling with  begins after the ferry journey across the Tien River at Mytho. The route takes you through narrow roads and lanes, past banana plantations, fields of sugar cane, through the lush green landscape of the delta, crossing rivers and canals by numerous, ubiquitous, fascinating ferries.A section of biking cuts off road onto gravel and dirt lanes, and weaves around hamlets, across water channels, and through quiet dense vegetation. This makes for superb biking. A final ferry across the gaping expanse of Cochien river leads us to Travinh, a pretty tree lined town with a large population of ethnic Khmer. Overnight in hotel in Tra Vinh.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 50 km cycling
Meals : Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Tra Vinh Hotel

Day2: Tra Vinh – Can Tho (85km+ cycling) (B,L,D)

After breakfast at home stay, the last short boat trip will be reached Vinhlong, one of the famous fruits town in Mekong. You bike along narrow country lanes, easy dirt tracks and trails.This is biking at its most glorious-through tiny orchards, witness colorful life along the riverside, pedal pass picturesque delta homes, pause to chat with welcoming villagers, clack across innumerable wooden bridges.

There will be plenty of time to explore side tracks and trails as the cycling distance today is not far. This gives a great first impression of the “heart of Mekong”. Overnight in local hotel in Can Tho.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 85 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Can Tho Hotel

Day3: Can Tho – Ha Tien (85km+ cycling) (B,L,D)

Today’s ride is split into two sections and is a contrast to the previous day’s ride. After a very early breakfast, you will take a boat trip to the famous Cai Rang floating market before riding on a narrow paved road market to Phong dien. The route weaves through morning market bustle along the banks of the very busy river. Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets.You will continue by bike  on the narrow lane to the main road, which transfer along the highway back to Cantho for lunch. In the afternoon, you will continue riding along a tiny road leading upstream towards Long Xuyen.The ride ends with a final ferry crossing and short transfer to hotel in Ha Tien.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 85 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Ha Tien Hotel

Day4: Ha Tien – Chau Doc (75km+ cycling) (B,L,D)

Once more, the scenery is completely different. After a short transfer to Triton, the cycling starts to gently undulate and mountains begin to loom as you ride closer and closer to Chau Doc.The presence of Thotnot trees indicates the growing proximity to Cambodia and the local people speak Vietnamese as their second language. This afternoon you will cycle to the killing fields of Vietnam at Bachuc, where Polpot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978.The route loops round to Chau Doc from Ba Chuc along the border, or re-trace back to triton (depending on road conditions) and ride the rest of the way to Chaudoc along incredible country roads. Those with energy to spare can climb Sam Mountain for sunset! Dinner and overnight in Chau Doc.

Summary
Cycling Distance : 75 km cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation : Chau Pho Hotel

Day5: Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh (no cycling) (B,L)

After having breakfast at the hotel. We leave for the floating houses on upper Mekong river by boat where we can see plenty of catfishes, red snappers… breeding under right their houses.  What is an amazing life! Then keep boating to visit the Cham village with about 12.000 people who those are weaving sarongs, hats…by hands as keeping their ancestral tradition.  Walk to the mosques that Muslims pray and teach Cham kids in Arabic for a while. Cruising back to the van/bus for Ho Chi Minh.

Summary
Cycling Distance : None cycling
Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation : None

 

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Tour Price in USD per person based on group size

US$ 722 per person (2 persons)

US$ 593 per person (3 persons)

US$ 526 per person (4 persons)

US$ 495 per person (5 persons)

US$ 722 per person (6 -12 persons)

US$  95 a single room supplement

Group bike tours & tour prices:

  1. Tour prices are in USD and priced per person. All tour prices for group tours
  2. Tour prices of smallest group size is 2 travelers and it’s tour price is fixed as the same as group size of 6 – 12 travelers .
  3. The tour prices of group size less than 6 travelers and more than 2 travelers (from 3 – 5 travelers) You will have a special offer.
  4. The tour prices of group size more than 5 people and less 13 people (from 6 – 12 travelers) will be fixed as the same as a party of 2 .
  5. The more people to join in the more bikes, more support bus, van or trucks and equipment to be used. Other hands, one more bike guide and one mechanic will be available on the whole trip.

 

TERM AND CONDITIONS

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

* Trek or 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

Tour Exlusive :

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city

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June : Every  Saturday   ( Reduce 5 % )

July : Every  Saturday ( Reduce 5 % )

August : Every  Saturday

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November : Every  Saturday

December Every  Saturday

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