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Cycling Saigon to Mekong Delta 7 Days

Duration: 7 Days Tour Style: Cycling Price: USD 763 Trip rating: 5

Vietnam holiday on bicycle to Mekong Delta – 07 days. Explore Vietnam on this cycling tour from Saigon to Mekong Delta, is beginning in dynamic Saigon then travel by bicycle through the peaceful countryside of the mighty water way of Mekong River. Visit May Tho and Vinh Long then taking an interesting boat trip across the mighty Mekong River in a small town of Cai Be. Enjoy an orientation tour of Chau Doc by XeDap Loi (pulling cyclo) as well as taking a fantastic boat cruise to Cham Village in Long Xuyen. Completed the Vietnam cycling tour at Can Tho to have a great boat trip exploring the Cai Rang floating market.
Stunning landscapes, people and historical ruins all accumulate into one amazing adventure!

Highlight

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)- Tan An- Vinh Long- Cai Be - Sa Dec- Cho Moi- Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

This afternoon and evening are free at your leisure.

In the evening, our guide will meet for trip briefing and we’ll dine in a nice Vietnamese Restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Meal: Dinner included

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Tan An- Vinh Long- Cai Be
We meet at your hotel and depart Saigon at 7.30 am for the drive to Tan An, where we begin our first day of cycling. This is a picturesque part of Vietnam with expansive rice fields, luxuriant fruit orchards and plenty of small canals. After 2hrs cycling we will reach My Tho, a quiet town by the banks of the Mekong River. Take a lunch break in My Tho before riding to Vinh Long, the capital of Vinh Long Province which lies between two large tributaries of the Mekong River. From My Tho to Vinh Long we ride on small paved roads running through a vast expanse of rice fields. On arrival in the small town of Cai Be we take an interesting boat trip across the mighty Mekong River to a small village on a small island. Here we spend the night in a local home. The home stay will be an unforgettable experience and gives you a unique insight into the culture of the locals. A fantastic dinner is cooked by the family.

Cycled distance: Approx 55km
Road condition: Good paved road & some single tracks
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 3: Vinh Long- Sa Dec- Cho Moi- Chau Doc
After breakfast we say goodbye to the family and cross back to the mainland by boat. The support vehicle will transfer us to the peaceful town of Sa Dec, which is famous for its many nurseries of flowers and bonsai. Here we begin riding on the smooth paved roads along the Mekong to Cho Moi, a small town known for its rich groves of fruit. Lunch in Cho Moi before cycling to Chau Doc, a pleasant little town near the Cambodian border. Dinner in a local restaurant and an orientation tour of Chau Doc by XeDap Loi (pulling cyclo). Overnight in hotel.

Cycled distance: Approx 75-80km
Road condition: Good paved road
Difficulty: Easy/moderate
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 4: Chau Doc- Long Xuyen
After breakfast, our guide will take you out for a fantastic boat cruise to Cham Village, where around 4000 Muslims live and who speak Malay. These people live in houses on land but because of the flooding that takes place in the rainy season, they have to build their homes on 3-meter high stilts. Next we are introduced to a fishing village, where local residents make a living from farming fish in cages underneath floating houses. We return to the hotel after the boat trip and pick up our bikes to start our day’s ride on traffic free roads to the Vietnamese killing fields at Ba Chuc. It was here that Pol Pot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978. We stop to visit the local museum.  Along the way we cycle by red flowering Madagascar trees (if in season) and several temples. We finish our ride at Long Xuyen, where we spend our night.

Cycled distance: Approx 80km
Road condition: Good paved road
Difficulty: Moderate.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 5: Long Xuyen- Can Tho
After breakfast, we board the Long Xuyen Ferry and at An Thanh resume riding. The first half of the day is spent on a beautiful single-track road passing through the pictorial Mekong Delta countryside. The dirt road lasts for 20km until we hit paved tarmac at Tan Hung town and from here we cruise on flat terrain along the Tien River. When we arrive in Cai Von our weary legs can take a rest as the rest of the way to Can Tho is by bus transfer. Overnight in Can Tho.

Cycled distance: Approx 60km
Road condition: Good paved road & some single tracks
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 6: Can Tho by bicycle
Rise early for a great boat trip exploring the Cai Rang floating market, a lively and colorful market on a large bend of the river, and one that is renowned as being one of the busiest floating markets in Southeast Asia. Disembark and ride through local villages, along canals and past green orchards. Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, tiny vibrant markets. Continue by bike on the narrow lane to explore the hidden backwaters of the delta. Overnight in Can Tho.

Cycled distance: Approx 40km
Road condition: Good paved road & single track
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included

Day 7:  Departure
Enjoy the delicious breakfast then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for your departure flight home.
OPTIONAL: You can choose to extend few more days to beautiful Phu Quoc Island, where you can enjoy the beautiful beach town if you wish.
Meal: Breakfast included



Bicycle Tour from Cambodian Border to Siem Riep with Siya

My family and I (3 of us) just spent 6 fantastic days cycling through Cambodia with Siya and our driver. We had an excellent trip - Siya was an outstanding guide, very friendly, very fit and very knowledgeable. He genuinely seemed happy to be guiding us "tourists' around and loves cycling and photography. Siya was a pleasure to spend 6 days with. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to spend quality time in Cambodia and learn about the culture and see the countryside. He has great knowledge of the local bike routes too. Thank you, Siya.


Siem Reap best guide

We spent 2 days in Siem Reap with best guide, Siya Pouv! He and his wife Kim took great care of us. Ankor temples were fantastic and as my wife has vision and balance problems, Siya tailored the walking to our capabilities and gave us a great appreciation for the complex. We also visited floating village on the lake and walking thru the markets. His knowledge of Cambodian life and history gave us a real understanding and insight of this country. He truely went beyond our expectations! Great command of English. Ask for him if you want a superb and fun tour—he is also a guide for other Cambodia’s cities and would do a great job!

COST INCLUDED:

  •  Experienced English speaking guide through out
  •  Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Accommodation in double/twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast
  •  Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Boat excursion at the floating village
  •  Bottled drinking water for sightseeing
  •  All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.

 COST EXCLUDED:

  •  International/domestic airfares & tax
  •  Visa fees (US$30). You are able to apply by Online for tourist Cambodia via just click here
  •  Travel Insurance. (We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home country)
  •   Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  •   Tips for guide, driver, porters and project cost
  •    Beverage and alcoholic drinks
  •    Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

This tour is private and can be tailor-made to suit your travel needs. As a result, the price is quoted in US dollars and shown on a per-person basis. The 'Price From' quoted above is for parties of 2, 4 and 6 people and for options of accommodation are Superior (3 star), Deluxe (4 star), Luxury (5 star) hotels.

The tour prices is privately quoted, based on the number in your party, your preferred time of travel, grade of hotel and any additional services requested. Please click on the BOOK TRIP or CUSTOMIZE TRIP or GET a QUOTE buttons and fill in the form, after which one of our travel consultants will assist and offer the best value holiday for you.

REMARKS:

We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Southeast Asia particularly, hotel price makes up most of the cost of your holiday.
All of our prices are calculated on a twin/double-shared basis. As a guide, Travel Loops defines hotel grades as follows:

>>Superior Level (3-star hotels in good locations): > 35 USD/room/night
>>Deluxe Level (4-star hotels): > 60 USD/room/night
>>Luxury Level (5-star hotels): > 150 USD/room/night

Additional info

  •  Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

SUBJECT TO PRICE CHANGES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

  •  The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic and weather conditions (Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients).
  •  Rate subject to change depending upon local condition, gasoline prices etc.

Voucher info
Our confirmation letter (electronic letter) is equivalent to the voucher. You can present this letter/electronic voucher for this activity.

Starting point:
Ho Chi Minh

Departure time:
Upon request the Travel Loops would suggest to depart for your tour at 08:00 am.

Duration:
07 days

Accommodation and Price in USD

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