Trip code: VLV-76
Trip duration: 7days/6nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Cuchi-Bentre-Vinhlong-Travinh-Cantho-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & biking
Day 1: Arrival Saigon
Day 2: Saigon-Cuchi-Saigon (Cycling)
Day 3: Saigon-bentre-Vinhlong (cycling)
Day 4: Vinhlong-TraVinh (cycling)
Day 5: Travinh-cantho (cycling)
Day 6: Cantho (cycling)/cantho-Saigon
Day 7: Saigon departure.
Day 1 ARRIVE SAIGON
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel.
The rest of the day is free to prepare bicycles for the trip or have a look around Ho Chi Minh City, better known as Saigon.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2 SAIGON-CU CHI-SAIGON (25-40+km cycling) (B/L)
A full day trip cycling to Cu Chi Tunnels, about 60km north west of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnamese resistance fighters constructed this incredible underground tunnel network during the long years of struggle for independence. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3 SAIGON – VINH LONG (25+km cycling) .(B/L/D)
Take a bus transfer from your hotel in Saigon (2 hours) to My Tho village for our first boat trip. Take part in some late morning drifting, down the bustling branches of the Mekong Delta and into her tranquil canals. The first stop is on one of the area's many islands to sightsee. Visit a traditional Mekong Delta house & kitchen; indulge is some seasonal fruit along with some local tea and fresh honey; visit a local rice wine distillery for wine tasting; then paddle one of the small sampans along the arroyos. Break for lunch after this jam packed morning, then a short rest, followed by a leisurely afternoon bicycle ride (2 hours) on small dirt roads and walking bridges. Reach a local ferry crossing and then onto to Cai Be where we board a touring boat to the floating market and cruise over the mighty Mekong River. Our day ends at Binh Hoa Phuoc & An Binh Island where you can take in a great sunset view from the shores of the Mekong.
Dinner and overnight at a guesthouse on island
Day 4 VINH LONG – TRA VINH (60+km cycling) (B/L)
Wake up early and its back on the bikes for a 1/2 hour pedal under the natural green canopy to the ferry crossing for Vinh Long. Then its time to cover some distance, by bike, to Travinh. Depending on the groups cycling ability, a tailored special route will be planned for this day possibly passing villages with brick kilns where terracotta and pottery are made, or riding along immense rice fields, or cycling through numerous rural riverside villages. We bike out of the town on HW53 to Cau Vi (or Bung Truong bridge) with the distance of 27 km. Off the bridge, veer right to go straight to Cau Ke and reach Ta Thieu pagoda (Khmer's), another 29 km.After visiting the pagoda, shuttle to Tra Vinh.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 TRA VINH -VINH LONG – CANTHO (80+km cycling) .(B/L)
After breakfast, ride & shuttle to visit the Ba Om pond and some Khmer pagodas before leaving Tra Vinh for Vinh Long. On arrival, have lunch and head onto the village of Ba Ke where we turn into the country road and enjoy the cool air and breeze along the road; there are a lot of photo moments of the smiles of Mekong people and working farmers at the velvet green rice fields and fruit tree garden, the peaceful scenery of the rivers and villages. we get back to the busy road and shuttle to our hotel for a cool drink at the poolside. Late afternoon you have free time for a scenic promenade along the city quay or more cycling along the Can Tho riverbank (time permitting).
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 6 CAN THO – SAIGON(30+km cycling) (B/L)
Start your day off with a morning boat trip to the exciting and chaotic Cai Rang Floating Market then up a quiet canal for more of a pleasure cruise and some peace and relaxation.
Bilking to explore some backcountry roads (2 hours) enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery, meet the locals along the way. After lunch we head back to Saigon by van where we drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in Saigon
Day 7 HCM DEPARTURE (B)
After having breakfast, transfer from hotel to airport by private car to take a flight to your home.
Services of local drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers
Services of Biking English speaking guides during all tours and transfers from Center to South (other language guides available on request with additional fee)
Twin/double share accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels. For single traveler must add the single supplement prices
Admission fees for all sights visited
Meals as indicated in itinerary with B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner (all meal are picnic on biking days or set menu with Vietnamese food & service at local restaurants)
Bike, snack, fruit & water on biking days
Boat trip in Mekong
Visa approval letter
Services charge & government taxes
All airfares and airport taxes to & from Vietnam
Visa on arrival stamping fee for Vietnam (25USD/PP & 2 recently pictures /pay directly at Visa Department upon arrival )
Optional visits to sights not mentioned in the program
Early check in ( before 2PM) & late check out ( after 12:00)
Surcharge fees in peak season ,national holidays & weekend
Compulsory meal at hotels
Admission fees during free time
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, etc
All alcoholic and drinks at mealtimes
Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
Compulsory Personal Travel Insurance (It should cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness, client must buy before departure day)
Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
Meals other than those mentioned above
Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusion Package above
Our Discovery the Mekong delta by bike Tour Bonus:
01 Country or city map /per room
Service 24/24 –English speaking of our consultant/tour operator
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