Cycling the Mekong Delta Vietnam (6 days)

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   Vietnam Bicycle Tours: Cycle Long An My Tho Vinh Long Sa Dec Cho
         Moi Chau Doc Long Xuyen Can Tho Binh Minh Saigon
                                 (6 days)
The 6-day bike tour to the Mekong Delta is customized for both active cyclist and family holidays. You bike on flat
road, the back roads and village lanes. The places you will cycle through are Long An, My Tho, Vinh Long, Sa Dec, Cho
Moi, Chau Doc, Long Xuyen, Can Tho, Binh Minh. You will also experience also the water life and floating markets in
the peaceful Mekong delta. This 6-day biking tour to the Vietnam Mekong Delta is an easy cycling tour that can be
ideal for both small groups tours, incentive and holidays with kids. The bicycle tour can be extended with a
sightseeing, culture, history tour or a beach break to either Cambodia or a nice beach such as Phu Quoc island beach
or Mui Ne, Phan Thiet beach. This bicycle adventure is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support
vehicle, good mountain bikes (trek bikes or giants bikes), helmet and spares.




Itinerary:
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city - Long An - My Tho - Vinh Long.

You will be met up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by Lotussia Travel team and transferred to the Mekong Delta.

After an hour drive, we get to Long An, where we begin our interesting day on saddle to explore a picturesque area of
expansive rice paddies, green fruit orchards and plenty of small canals. After 2hr biking we will reach My Tho, a quiet
town by the bank of the Mekong River.

Lunch break in My Tho before we continue riding to Vinh Long, the capital of Vinh Long Province which lying between
two big branches of the Mekong River. Along the way from My Tho to Vinh Long, we peddle on small paved roads
running through a vast expanse of rice field. Upon arrival in the small town of Cai Be we take an interesting boat trip to
cross the mighty Mekong River to reach a village on a small island in the middle of the river, where we spend the night
in a local home. The home stay will be an unforgettable experience and can give you a unique insight into the culture
of the locals. A dinner with local delights is cooked by the family.

Day 2: Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Cho Moi - Chau Doc.

After breakfast we say goodbye to the family and across the Mekong River on boat. We will take a bus transfer to the
peaceful town of Sa Dec, which is famous for its many nurseries of flower and bonsai. Here we begin riding to Cho
Moi, a small town known for its rich groves of fruit. The ride in the morning is on the smooth paved road along the
Mekong.

Lunch in Cho Moi before taking more biking in the afternoon to reach Chau Doc, a pleasant little town near the border.
We will have a panoramic view over the vast plain of the Mekong Delta and far into.

Dinner in local restaurant and enjoy an orientation tour of Chau Doc by xe dap loi (pulling cyclo). Overnight in hotel.

Day 3: Chau Doc - Long Xuyen.

After breakfast, our guide will take you out for a fantastic boat cruise to Cham Village, where around 4000 Muslim
people living in the area. Cham village where the people are Muslim and speak Malaysian which is kind of unusual for
Vietnam. These people live in houses on the land but because of the flood water in the rainy season, they have to
build them on stilts 3 metres high.

After Cham Village we move on to fishing village, where the local residents make a living from farming fish in cages
under their houses. These catfish are far too expensive for the locals to eat and so are all exported, mostly to the USA.
Even the houses are all floating they are still on the electricity grid as the girl at the front of boat found out.

We return to hotel after boat trip and pick up our bikes and start our day’s ride on spectacular road passing through
“thot not” canopy. We ride along traffic free roads to the Vietnamese killing fields at Ba Chuc. It was here that Pol
Pot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978. Stop to visit the local museum here. Along the way we cycle
by red flowering Madagascar trees (if in season), and several temples.

We finish our ride at Long Xuyen, where we spend our night. Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in hotel.

Day 4: Long Xuyen - Can Tho.
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After breakfast, we across Long Xuyen Ferry, at An Thanh we pick up our bike and start the first legs on beautiful single
track passing through picturesque country side of Mekong delta. The dirt road last after 20km, then we hit paved road
at Tan Hung town, from here we cruise on flat terrain along Tien River.

A stop for lunch will give us a quick break before we continue cycling to Cai Von. We then hp in bus and transfer the
rest way to Can Tho.

Overnight in Can Tho

Day 5: Can Tho by bike.

After enjoying an early morning breakfast weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an
active riverfront. Ride on a narrow paved road to Phong Dien floating market. Absorb the sights of endless cottage
industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, tiny vibrant markets. Continue
by bike on the narrow lane to explore the hidden backwaters of the delta.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 6: Can Tho - Binh Minh - Vinh Long – Saigon.

Early get up for a great boat trip to explore floating Cai Rang market, which is renown as one of the busiest floating
markets in Southeast Asia. We will see a lively and colorful market on a large bend of the river. Boat trip back to town
for breakfast in the hotel.

Our shuttle will bring us our of town and cross Can Tho ferry, we get off at Binh Minh, where we start to cycle on
beautiful dirt road passing through local villages, orchards and canals of peacul countryside of Vietnam.

Our cycling finish at Vinh Long then we hop in bus and transfer the rest legs to Saigon. End of Lotussia Travel service.

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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: The 6-day bike tour to the Mekong Delta is customized for both active cyclist and family holidays. You bike on flat road, the back roads and village lanes. The places you will cycle through are Long An, My Tho, Vinh Long, Sa Dec, Cho Moi, Chau Doc, Long Xuyen, Can Tho, Binh Minh. You will also experience also the water life and floating markets in the peaceful Mekong delta. This 6-day biking tour to the Vietnam Mekong Delta is an easy cycling tour that can be ideal for both small groups tours, incentive and holidays with kids. The bicycle tour can be extended with a sightseeing, culture, history tour or a beach break to either Cambodia or a nice beach such as Phu Quoc island beach or Mui Ne, Phan Thiet beach. This bicycle adventure is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, good mountain bikes (trek bikes or giants bikes), helmet and spares.