Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Cycling Trip Mekong Delta is another 4 days tour we arrange in the Mekong Delta Vietnam. This road cycling tour starts from Saigon, takes you to Cai Be, Vinh Long, Can Tho, Rach Gia and finishes in Kien Giang where you can take the boat for your Phu Quoc beach extension.
DAY 1: SAIGON -> CAI BE -> VINH LONG
Picked up at your hotel in Sai Gon and brought to Cai Be, a river-land mixed town, a rural district of Tien Giang Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Upon your arrival in Cai Be, you embark on a boat to see the floating market, poprice, rice paper. Stop by a local workshop to see how local coconut candy is made. Keep traveling by boat to An Binh island, Long Ho district, Vinh Long. There you make a stop at local house for lunch. You spend the afternoon cycling around the peaceful, quiet island. You pedal on the cement road through fruit garden, in the shade of trees, along canals to experience the real life. Dinner and overnight at local home (homestay).
DAY 2: VINH LONG -> CAN THO
After breakfast, you take a boat to get out of the island, moving onto the town of Vinh Long. This morning you cycle for 40Km along countryside road, to see rice field, farmer’s daily activities. Stop for lunch at local restaurant in Tam Binh district. In the afternoon, you keep biking for about 25 Km before you arrive in Can Tho, the centre of Mekong Delta, amongst a network of rivers, brooks, canals and ditches. The province is about 170 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel. Dinner in town and overnight in Can tho.
DAY 3: CAN THO -> RACH GIA
You have the early morning boat trip from Can Tho to the Cai Rang floating market. The Cai Rang Floating Market is the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 05:00 and runs until around midday. After the visit to the market, you are picked up and brought back to hotel. Check out. Then cycle to Vi Thanh, Hau Giang province. Hau Giang is located on complicated network of rivers, springs, and canals such as: Hau, Cai Tu rivers, Quan Lo, Phung Hiep, Xa No, Xang Nang Mau canals. The province is famous for Phung Hiep Floating Market. From seven branches of Mekong River, hundreds boats join in floating market to sell various fruits and other things like other market. Lunch is provided in a local restaurant en route. In the afternoon, keep riding to Rach Gia, the capital of Kien Giang province. Kien Giang has 200km of coastline with large fishing grounds, consisting of 105 big and small islands, of which 43 islands have residents. This creates favorable conditions and good environment for raising many sorts of aquaculture. Check in hotel.
DAY 4: RACH GIA -> KIEN GIANG
After breakfast, you will be picked up and brought to the boat pier where you take a speed boat for Phu Quoc island. The boat trip takes around 3 hours. Trip ends.