Rambling Mekong Delta Bike Tour

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Overview

Enjoy the best of Mekong on this spectacular winding loop through the rural landscape of the Mekong Delta. Life here is brimming with the fulness of fish farming, coconut plantations, lush paddy fields, and the tranquility of rural delta life.

The terrain is absolutely flat and we get to share interior narrow trails with local people either riding typical french bikes or 2-wheelers, criss-cross the rivers in local ferries, and ride over a multitude of bridges. The amazing stops along the way such as the coconut candy factory, and anecdotes shared by our local guide only complement the ride further. The region here is the epitome of slow life and the only way to experience this is on your bike!

Start

Saigon (HCM) | 08:00hrs

Finish

Saigon (HCM) | 17:00hrs

Lodging

casual

Level

easy

Avg. dist. cycled

50km or 30mi

Suitable for

Age: 13+

Highlights

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Mekong Delta

Ride through the interior trails of Mekong Delta and live the life around it.

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

DayPlaceHotelMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1Ho Chi Minh to Tra VinhCoco Riverside LodgeL,D 50km / 30micycling
DAY 2Can ThoTTC PremiumB,L,D 50km / 30micycling
DAY 3Cai BeBa Linh HomestayB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 4Ho Chi MinhB,L40km / 24micycling

Accommodation - Casual Inns

Small luxury and boutique hotels that are true to their heritage and character and reflect local ethos are listed here as Casual Inns. They hold within them an unassuming charm and regional character that is an extension of the destination itself. Most of them fall under the 3-star or 4-star category with a possible mix of homestays.

We have chosen them carefully so that you are well-rested; get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah. The above brief itinerary gives you a clickable list of hotels for your perusal.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh to Tra Vinh

Our guide meets you at your hotel at 8 am.

A short shuttle transfer brings us to My Tho – the gateway of the Mekong delta. Ride along a small creek to the Mekong estuary past gorgeous paddy fields and lush orchards. Along the way, we may also see how local people use water-coconut leaves to make thatch roofs. We break for lunch en route at a local restaurant.

Meals: L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi
Accommodation: Coco Riverside Lodge
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Day 2: Can Tho

We go deeper into the delta. We ride past numerous rice fields, rivers, canals, and over a multitude of bridges that may offer views of floating villages. Apart from rice fields, the region is dotted with plantations of banana, coconut, and citrus trees. It’s a long ride today through the interior trails of Mekong Delta to Can Tho. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, Can Tho is known for its network of canals and nearby floating markets.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi
Accommodation: TTC Premium
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Day 3: Cai Be

Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride. Life here is brimming with the hustle-bustle of local vendors selling agricultural produce, household and working tools, and various other products, including Vietnamese food.

Later ride into the heartland of the Mekong Delta, past the pristine hamlets nestled in the orchards and coconut plantations. Along the way, see farmers working in nursery fruit tree gardens.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi
Accommodation: Ba Linh Homestay
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Day 4: Ho Chi Minh

Take an early morning boat trip to the bustling floating market, and visit handicraft villages and the Cai Be market on land. After the boat trip, cycle to Cai Lay and along the way discover the gardens of Longan (Dragon eyes). We continue cycling to My Tho and visit the ornamental Khmer pagoda of Vinh Trang. Later shuttle to your hotel in Saigon or the airport.

We plan to reach HCM before 17:00hrs.

Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 40km / 24mi
Accommodation:

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Dates and Prices

NOTE:

Our base pricing is in USD. However, we can also quote in AUD, GBP, CAD, and EUR, and you can pay in the same. Please write us.



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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

E-bikes

E-bikes are available on this trip at a surcharge. Please send a note to your tour consultant to book one.

Bikes

When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Our fleet majorly consist of the below bikes as a part of this tour. However, sometimes due to height or availability constraints, we may provide a different but similar quality bike.

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Trek X-Caliber

mountain

Included in your trip price

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

meals

Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.

Reviews from our friends

Brian Sherrell from AU

5.0

A well organised, enjoyable cycling experience

A well organised, enjoyable cycling experience. Local guide knew all the best sights and experiences. A very good variety of accommodation. So highly recommended by me.

Lucy Le Mare from AU

5.0

We loved our bike tour

Brilliant way of seeing the real countryside. Our guide was absolutely fantastic and the scenery was stunning. We loved our bike tour and would recommend it to anyone wanting to see the rural villages and real countryside. A good alternative to the big tourist cities

Becky Breshears from US

5.0

It was a very memorable tour

We toured the back roads in the Mekong Delta. We loves the friendly people, the beautiful shaded paths, the village way of life that could only be seen from the ground level. It was a very memorable tour that endeared Vietnam to us in our hearts forever.

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