Mekong Delta Premiere Bike Tour

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Overview

Enjoy the best of Mekong on this spectacular winding ride 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 | 08:00hrs

Finish

Saigon | 16:00hrs

Lodging

premiere

Level

easy

Avg. dist. cycled

45km or 27mi

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 1Saigon to Cai BeMekong Riverside Boutique ResortL,D 40km / 24mi*cycling
DAY 2Can ThoVictoria Can ThoB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 3 Can ThoB,L25km / 15micycling

Accommodation - Premiere Inns

Premiere accommodations include some of the most prestigious hotels. These hotels have won accolades and awards or are acclaimed as ‘the best by credible publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure. Heritage properties, art décor contemporary places, or chic boutique stays that are a notch above the rest are a part of this list.

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Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort

Set amongst lush tropical fruit gardens, bungalow-style rooms combined with the aesthetic beauty of the resort puts you into a relaxing state of mind.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Saigon to Cai Be

Our guide meets you at your hotel in Saigon at 8 am.

A shuttle transfer brings us to Cai Lay, the outskirts of Saigon. Ride along a small creek to Mekong estuary past gorgeous paddy fields and dragon fruit farms. Break for lunch on an island at a local house, set amongst fruit orchards and bonsai trees. We continue riding to our hotel in Cai Be. Seasonally, on the way to the Mekong Delta, we can enjoy the peaceful scenes of farmers seeding, ploughing, and harvesting the rice crop.

Arrive at Cai Be and take a boat trip along the mighty Mekong River and its tributaries to experience the daily lives of people who work and play on the waterways of the Mekong Delta. We also visit the floating market at Cai Be, a family-run business producing rice paper – a key ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine.

Meals: L,D
Cycling Distance: 40km / 24mi*
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Day 2: Can Tho

Today get ready to cycle 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. 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: Victoria Can Tho
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Day 3: Can Tho

Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride and then cycle to Phong Dien floating market. Weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront. Absorb the sights of the endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconuts shredders, dock loading/unloading rice, and vibrant markets. Continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop back to the main road.

Later shuttle to Saigon for an extension here or your onward flight.

We aim to reach HCM (Saigon) by 16:00hrs and will drop you at your hotel in Saigon or the airport. It’s good to book your onward flight for 17:00hrs onwards.

Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 25km / 15mi
Accommodation:

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Dates and Prices

NOTE:

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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

Kevin Thomas Sheridan from UK

5.0

The cycle route was excellent

The cycle route was excellent. The guide was great. Additional detail in planning to ensure information on and visits to local sites would assist.

End of reviews