8 days Meandering Mekong Cycle Tour

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Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Saigon
Duration: 8 days 7 nights

A 8 days Meandering Mekong Delta Cycle Tour: Ho Chi Minh city – Ben Tre – Can Tho – Chau Doc – Ha Tien – Phu Quoc Island – Saigon!

8 days Meandering Mekong Cycle Tour

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Mekong Delta Travel’ guides & driver will pick you up and transfer you from the airport to the city (45 minutes) and check you into the your hotel.  

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels, 70 km distance& 35 km cycling – B,L.

Our Guides & driver will pick up at your hotel early in the morning to transfer outside of  Ho Chi Minh City, and begin your 8 days Meandering Mekong Delta Cycle Tour Saigon. We will begin our cycle to explore the countryside area. The first 25 km of cycling will take you along narrow country lane ways, it’s time to fulfilled your experience about the rural life of the locals. You arrive in Cu Chi , before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.  Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. you have short break for lunch. After that, continue to cycle to vegetable village on your two wheel where full convergence of the culinary culture of the Cu Chi people in particular and the food culture of Vietnam.  Return to Sai Gon at about 16:00. you’ll stay overnight in Sai Gon.

Day2: Sai Gon to Ben Tre, 110 km distance & 70km cycling – B,L,D.

Leaving Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon early in the morning to Go Cong Town. Have breakfast en-route, we arrive  to rural District of Tien Giang Province. The riders begins in countryside of  Tan An Town  where you will cycle  on small  country roads through fruit orchards in the rural areas by the  Vam Co Tay River then continue to ride on paths  along to the  River then take a public Tan Tru ferry  to Tan Hung village  where  we will stop for lunch in local restaurant. After lunch, cycling along  river to Rice Market then  your driver and Transport  are waiting and have a short transfer to  Ben Tre in the late afternoon. We stay overnight in Ben Tre.

Day 3: Ben Tre to  Can Tho, 106km distance & 70km cycling – B, L.

After  breakfast, we have a short transfer to outside of  Ben Tre to Thach Ngai village where  we start  to cycle on cement roads. The first section you bike  along Co Chien River to BinhThuan village  and then  take a public Dinh Khao ferry head to Vinh Long. After that, continue to  cycle along narrow countryside road and you will see  colorful riverside life while pedaling past picturesque delta homes, and clack across innumerable wooden bridges . You have short break for lunch. After lunch, you will cycling along riverside to Can Tho City. We will overnight in Can Tho City which is the capital of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Day 4: Can Tho to  Chau Doc, 127km distance & 70km cycling – B, L,D.

We will wake-up early  in the morning to take the boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market to sightseeing.  You will have the opportunity to watch the largest and busiest floating market in the Mekong Delta (CaiRang Floating Market is one of the most famous in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam which specializes in fruit trade, agricultural products in the region. Every morning, hundreds of boats come here, side by side.  Due to the needs of merchants in the Cai Rang floating market, there are not only boats for agricultural products, but many boats that serve: Noodles soup, coffee…services are thoughtful, quick even on waters sometimes agitated). We have a breakfast on the floating market. After sightseeing, we will short transfer from CanTho City to Sa Dec City about an hour and then the rider will start to cycle outside of Se Dec City to Tan Chau village about 88km. Today you bike along Tien River. On the way, you will explore on footpaths through lush green rice fields, sweet potato plantations and a huge network of small manmade canals. Arriving Cao Lanh City for lucnh. After lunch, you continue to bike with exploring beautiful countryside roads through mango orchards, small villages and local market and then continue to explore the untouched places all the way to Chau Doc border town where we stay overnight in this town.

Day 5: Chau Doc to Ha Tien, 87km distance & 50km cycling B, L,D.

Breakfast at your hotel, and the rider will cycle from your hotel to Tra Su Cajuput Forest abround 20km, it is located in Van Giao Commune, Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province, about over 20km from Chau Doc Town and 10km from the Cambodia border. It is a marvelous beauty of immense wetland, emerald-green duckweed carpet and dense cajuput forest. You will exploring Tra Su Cajuput Forest and  have to take a boat. It must be an awesome experience when sitting on the boat and go through enormous green duckweed covering the water’s surface with tall and huge cajuputs standing densely. You can also observe thousands white storks and other colorful species of birds flying above or perching on the branches. The bird’s twitters are the only sound in the forest. The further you go, the more peaceful you can feel. It seems like you are lost in a green paradise with cool and fresh atmosphere. In that charming green, amazing yellow field of sesbania sesba flowers and pink ponds of lotus appear as picturesque scenery. Everything is incredibly nature. After take a tour to explore the forest, you can come back to go to the watchtower to see the whole vast and boundless view of Tra Su Forest and watch closely the daily activities of birds and storks through fieldglasses. You will spent  two or three hours to visiting  “Green paradise” of Tra Su Cajuput Forest then you have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, continue cycle to Ba Chuc Town about 30km before a transfer to Ha Tien in late afternoon. you will stay overnight in HaTien Town.

Day 6: Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island 2 hours by Fast Boat & No cycle today, 70km distance – B.

Breakfast aerly in the morning and  check out hotel.  8:00 am we  take the fast boat from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island around two hours. The Fast Boas are long and slender with inside seating on comfortable soft chairs. Air-con is turned up to the max, and Vietnamese pop music and soap operas are played throughout your journey. If you’re not into locals popular culture, it’s a good idea to head out to the back deck, where you can sit outside and watch the churning wake disappearing into the distance.

Arriving Phu Quoc Island at about 10:30am check in your hotel and  free to explore the town by your own.

Day 7: Sightseeing in  Phu Quoc Island. – B,L,D.

The Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, accessible only by ferry or plane, rests in the mild waters of the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border. White-sand beaches ring this island, which remains largely undeveloped except for a sprinkling of fishing villages.  PhuQuoc is very beautiful of Vietnam’s “ paradise” Island and your dream vacation destination. Turquoise seas, spectacular sunsets.  After breakfast, our guides & driver will take you to discover some of Phu Quoc Island more popular sights in the southern island, including of Coconut Tree Prison,Star Beach, Tranh Stream & Ham Ninh Waterfall & Ham N inh Fishing Village, Fish Sauce factory, Black Pepper plantation, and  Pearls Farm.

Back your hotel late afternoon about 4:00pm. free to explore the town by your own.

Day 8: Phu Quoc Island Fly to Sai Gon – B,L.

To explore the town by your own  or leisure on the beach  until 17:00 pm our guides will bring you to Phu Quoc Airport and fly to Sai Gon City at 19:00 pm and you arrive in Sai Gon Airport at 20:00 pm then we will pick you up from Sai Gon Airport to  your Hotel. The trip is finished.

by Mekong Delta Travel


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