5 days 4 nights
Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 5 Days 4 Nights: visit a local museum dedicated to the history of the region and specifically the cultural importance of the region’s jewel production, go boating alongside another canal where the countryside begins to give way to another large area of rice cultivation,….
ACCOMMODATION ON SCHEDULED TOURS:
|Long Xuyen||Dong Xuyen|
|Can Tho||Ninh Kieu Riverside|
|Tra Vinh||Huong Tra|
|Chau Doc||Chau Pho|
Depart to TanAn where we start riding through rice fields and dragon fruit orchards. We reached MyTho town and rode over the RachMieu suspension bridge with a panorama view of Mekong river. We cycle on winding roads under the green coconut canopy – the coconut palms that make BenTre famous.
Lunch break in BenTre town, we have a short transfer to Mocay and bike along the canal to see the coconut industry workshop here. Speed up again to CoChin ferry, another big branch of the Mekong river. Then we have about a 1 hour cycle to TraVinh. A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches and islands. Overnight in TraVinh.
Up early to walk around this town, enjoy the fresh air with many old trees in town. Warm up by 8 km to BaOm pond, see old trees and Khmer pagoda near the pond. We’ll discover more beautiful Theravada pagodas and encounter the Khmer monks in their pagoda.
First stage cycling ~ 32 km to TraMet on paved road, then start again for winding cement road through rice fields, gardens and ferry crossing to VinhXuan. At TraIn, a small town by the Mekong river, we take two ferries over Luc Thanh island and keep on 15 km to CanTho. Overnight in CanTho.
An early start for a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, then we have a longer cruise on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. Then we cycle on the local route along the canal to PhongDien. Lunch break en route. In the afternoon we cycle to Sam mountain for a short hike up to the summit. Great view of sunset and rice paddies to Cambodia. Overnight in ChauDoc.
Rising early for a boat ride through an amazing riverside market and through floating villages with tons of fish farmed in cages underneath water. We cycle to TraSu mangrove forest near the Cambodia border. Boat trip here to see the bird sanctuary. Lunch break. In the afternoon we bike to Ongchuong island and keep on the countryside road to LongXuyen. O/N in LongXuyen
Morning boat cruise to explore the local floating market, no big tourist group here !! Then we cycle to DinhYen market which makes sedge mats, and we cycle to SaDec – a quiet town famous for the film L'amant de Marguerite Duras novel. Our van will pick us up and transfer to SaiGon. End of tour.