Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho
Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay.
Available all year round.
Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch)
07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a leisurely, two-hour bicycle ride on peaceful country lanes and quiet roads that pass through local villages and along canals. This offers you several stops on the route, seeing seasonal fruits at the tropical plantations such as rambutan, durian, longan, jackfruit, etc…(and they do taste nicer minutes off the tree!), perhaps watching farmers harvesting peanuts, visiting a coconut candy factory, a puffed rice factory, stopping at a market to buy fruit, etc.. We will have a great photo opportunity at Cai Be Catholic Church, built in 1929-1932, with íts unique steeple atop.
We board our boat for a cruise over the mighty Mekong river (~ 1.5km wide), past waterfront villages and the Cai Be floating market, pausing for lunch of local specialties on Binh Hoa Phuoc island. After lunch, we start a short cycling on small paths under the green canopy alongside water, mostly shared with just pedestrians, other local cyclists and scooters, to explore the orchards and daily life of farmers.
Crossing Dinh Khao ferry, we will be transferred to Cai Ngang where we start two hours riding on immense rice fields, through numerous rural riverside villages, visiting Khmer Pagoda en route. If time permitting, we will have a climb up to CanTho suspension bridge over the mighty Mekong river (Tonle Bassac – Hau Giang river), see panorama sunset view of the mekong. We continue cycling toward our homestay place or transfer by van. (Let us know if you prefer a hotel in Can Tho city).
Day 2: Can Tho to Sai Gon. (Breakfast, lunch)
Start our mekong delta cycling tour again by boat. After breakfast, we embark on a morning boat trip to explore the bustling Cai Rang’s floating market, where hundreds of local people trade on the river, (see clip of this cruise here http://youtu.be/YVRTpBPnpHs ) before heading up a quiet canal for more cruising along winding waterways ( see this countryside cruise here http://youtu.be/EtIYTK619cs). We then pedal for two hours along back country roads along the river bank, taking in the breathtaking Mekong Delta scenery, and greeting locals (many of whom will also be on bicycle). The scenery is peaceful and dotted with bananas trees and fruit orchards and you can also visit other local markets along the way to watch how the local merchandisers do business.
Following lunch, return to Saigon by our private van, end our mekong delta cycling tour 2 days. However, you might want mount your bikes again and savor a final ride from MyTho or LongAn on a small route lined with expansive rice fields on your way back to Saigon. Please discuss with our guide for extra cycling route. It’s a chance to stop and walk to the rice field, find out more about rice industry.
Standard hotel: Fortuneland or West hotel ***
10,660,000 vnd (US$ 470) / solo person
6,580,000 vnd (US$ 290) / person (group of 2 people)
5,445,000 vnd (US$ 240) / person (group of 3 people)
4,425,000 vnd (US$ 195) / person (group of 4 to 8 people)
Single supplement : 560,000 vnd (US$ 25)
Deluxe hotel: Victoria ****
14,180,000 vnd (US$ 625) / solo person
8,280,000 vnd (US$ 365) / person (group of 2 people)
7,030,000 vnd (US$ 310) / person (group of 3 people)
6,350,000 vnd (US$ 280) / person (group of 4 to 8 people)
Single supplement : 2,150,000 vnd (US$ 95)
All boat trips and entrance fees.
Transport : A/c bus support with cold drinking water (Four 0.5L bottles per day per person), towel.
Guide: Experienced tour guide.
Hotel with breakfasr. Deluxe: Victoria****. Standard : Fortuneland or West hotel***.
Mountain bike or hybrid bike.
Not included: Insurance, dinner, personal expenses.
* If choosing homestay option, you should bring a small overnight bag to the homestay place. Heavy suitcase or big backpack can be stored inside the van. (safe parking overnight). Homestay or guesthouse has very basic beds, share bath.
* Bring your cycling short, it will be more enjoyable for long ride.
* We try to take you to quiet road as much as we can, but this trip is not 100% off-road. We sometimes meet road with a few cars and trucks. If you are allergic to trucks, do not take this trip. Thanks.
Photos and Videos of Mekong delta cycling tour 2 days
Start our mekong delta cycling tour in the second day by boat trip and cruise…..