Mekong Delta Cycling - 4 Days
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Trip Over View
Travelling is never enough especially if you are a voracious traveler and what could be better than to explore places via bicycle and visit the islands, waterways, markets and communities of the spectacular Mekong Delta? Using cycle as your transport can be a great recreation to travel around and even if you are not professional cyclists, you will anyway enjoy this trip. Cycling is definitely a remarkable way to see the interesting sights offering the best of what any country has to offer and at High Asia, we have this 4 days tour of Mekong Delta Cycling which is a great way to experience the exquisiteness of Vietnam and let you break away from the crowds and explore into countryside and observe life through the eyes of locals here. Whether alone or in a group, riding a cycle is the perfect way to explore the country side in the Mekong Delta where you will experience real beautiful scenery on real back roads of Vietnam. Rice paddies, charming villages and along canal paths reveal the best of Mekong delta area in an amazing 360-degree view of the stunning countryside and coasts around you.
The Mekong Delta is one of Vietnam's highlights to enjoy the eternal traditions and rich nature. Meeting with the local people and interact with the community and enjoy local food to experience rural Vietnam.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong River Islands – My Tho.
Day 2: My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long.
Day 3: Vinh Long – Long Ho – Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong River Islands – My Tho
Just on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, the cycling expedition begins where striking peaceful countryside roads take place of active main paths. The course exceeds bright green rice paddies leaned by local farmers and a few oxen and flourishing orchards bursting with fruit. Take the local carry-boat to My Tho where row upon row of unbalanced wooden buildings hang over the harbor. In the afternoon, visit the Mekong River Islands where miles of composed channels interweaves the land breaking it up into small evergreen islands filled with tropical gardens unfamiliar to many tourists. Discover the small passages in a hand-rowed sampan and visit a fruit orchard to listen to conventional music played by a local farming family.
Estimated distance cycled is 45-55 km over smooth land.Overnight in My Tho.
Day 2: My Tho – Cai Be – Vinh Long
Squander the day cycling besides the upper Mekong River along sheltered back roads, passing through rustic villages where local villagers go about their daily commerce of fishing and farming. In Cai Be you can see the floating market where hundreds of local flat boats stacked soaring with exotic fruits, vegetables, rice and fish. Take a boat trip to Vinh Long along pleasing slender passages are often overlapped by fragile-looking wooden bridges known as monkey bridges. Estimated distance cycled is 45 to 55 km.Overnight in Vinh Long.
Day 3: Vinh Long – Long Ho – Can Tho
Take a trip by road to Long Ho and then splurge the day cycling on hushed country roads around the town of Can Tho. In the morning, visit An Hoa Market and the small waterside fishing community of Tra On where wooden houses are settled on stilts overhanging the river bank. This day actually proceeds off the remote trail to the vicinity that few tourists go and where prying children gives the intent look and wave from the dusty roadside. Biking distance: about 35 km.Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Ho Chi Minh City
Start out by boat in an early morning to travel around Cai Rang Floating Market - the largest and busiest of the Mekong Delta markets. The waterway becomes a hive of doings in an early hours as hundreds of small boats rowed by locals wearing traditional Vietnamese coolie hats entwine between the larger flatboats that trade wholesale produce. Some boats are stacked tall with mangos, papayas and pineapples while others sell soft drinks, beers and snacks. Tour by vehicle to Ho Chi Minh City.
- 3 meals a day.
- English speaking licensed guide.
- Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature.
- Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Travel Insurance.