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Cycling Mekong Delta 2 Days/1 Night

Cycling Vietnam can be as easy or challenging as you wish. If you are short of time but want to experience local life in the Mekong Delta, this Vietnam cycling tour is a great way to gain an authentic experience of local life and delve into the heart of the Delta by bicycle. Ride past lush fertile plains, rice paddies, coconut groves, and river tributaries...this trip also incorporates a boat trip on the Mekong and a night in a traditional homestay. If you wish to cycle Vietnam beyond the Mekong Delta we also have more extensive Vietnam cycling tours and can customize your itinerary to suit your travel plans and fitness level.
 
Highlights
  • ExploCycling through local villages, paddy fields and enjoying picnic lunches en route
  • Spending the night in a traditional homestay for a truly authentic experience of the Mekong Delta
 
In brief:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Phong Phu

Day 2:  Phong Phu - Ho Chi Minh City

 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City to Phong Phu (40km) (L, D)

Rise early and be driven from Ho Chi Minh City to Tan An and get acquainted with your bicycle. Then enjoy a 40km cycle ride along a combination of well paved, sand and dirt paths. After a short break at Cao Dai Temple, bike to Vinh Trang pagoda. In My Tho go on board a boot and drive around the four Islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix on Tien River. Through Xep canel visit traditional Mekong houses at Quoi An village (made all from coconut tree). Taste honey with tea or wine; have a look at the coconut collection sets and see how the locals make handicrafts from coconut trunk and shell. Take the horse-cart on a village path to Ben Truc orchard, enjoy seasonal fruits and listen to traditional music. See bees-breeding in wooden boxes at a local farm. Take the rowing-boat on water coconut creek. Then, visit a local coconut candy workshop, taste candies, a specialty of this province. Go to Phu Tuc village for your tonight’s homestay. Take a bath on the river, go fishing or join a cooking class and get introduced into the secrets of home style Vietnamese cooking.
 

Day 2: Phong Phu to Ho Chi Minh City (30km) (B, L)

Wake up early and cycle to the local market to join the locals on their daily shopping. Enjoy a guided tour of the market followed by cycling around the local village. Boat back to My Tho and drive to Phu Thanh. Start cycling from there – with a sandy challenging piece. Then enjoy a 20 km cycle along a village path to Cai Be market. Upon arrival in Cai Be meet up with the van and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Prices: US$195 per person based on two people traveling in standard accommodation.
Please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.
Trip Included:
  • All transportation and transfers (car or minivan/support truck, boat trips), Mountain Bicycles
  • English speaking cycling guide
  • Home stay, traditional folk music performance
  • Water, fruit, wet tissues,
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Cooking lesson
  • Donation at temple and pagodas
  • Rain coat (if necessary)

Trip Excluded :

  • Pre & Post trip accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travel insurance
  • Food & drink not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
 
 
 
 

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