Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The five days Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam tour is one of best bike ride we arrange in the region. The biking trails are easy and appropriate for amateurs, family travel, holidays with kids. This 5-day bike tour starts from Ho Chi Minh city, Saigon taking you to such places as An Binh island, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Mo Cay, Tieu Can, Can Tho, Long Xuyen, Sa Dec…where you enjoy not only cycling but great local food, peaceful rural scenery, meeting up with local friendly villagers.
DAY 1: SAIGON -> CAT BE -> AN BINH ISLAND
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: AN BINH ISLAND -> MO CAY -> TRA VINH
Have breakfast at the homestay. Then check out for the second day of the bike tour. Your morning ride is on the village road, through local rural hamlets, fruit gardens until you arrive in Mo Cay, Ben Tre province around noon. Mo Cay is a former rural district of Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. It is famous for its coconut candy. Lunch is provided in small local restaurant. In the afternoon, you keep cycling to Co Chien ferry. You cross the river and keep biking to Tra Vinh. Tra Vinh is a quiet place for exploring the Mekong’s little-touted Cambodian connection. The town itself sees minimal tourist traffic, owing to its somewhat isolated location on a peninsula. Check in hotel. Dinner in town. Overnight in Tra Vinh at hotel.
DAY 3: TRA VINH -> TIEU CAN -> CAN THO
Check out hotel, you start your hard day cycling from Tra Vinh to Tieu Can, a rural district of Tra Vinh Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Some stops are made on the way for you to visit Khmer temple, Khmer village. There is the opportunity to see the immense rice field as you pedal along the lower Mekong river. Keep cycling until you arrive in Cau Ke, another rural district of Tra Vinh. There you make a stop for lunch, provided in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you keep biking until you arrive in Can Tho, the centre of Mekong Delta. Can Tho is the fourth largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta. It is noted for its floating market, rice paper-making village, and picturesque rural canals. Check in hotel. Dinner in town and overnight in Can tho.
DAY 4: CAN THO -> LONG XUYEN
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 Can Tho ferry. There you cross river and keep biking along the Mekong river. Take another ferry at Vam Cong to cross the river and keep riding to Long Xuyen. Long Xuyen is the second largest city in the Mekong delta, the capital of An Giang province and at the same time the center for politics, economy and culture. Check in hotel.
DAY 5: LONG XUYEN -> SA DEC -> SAIGON
Check out hotel. You cycle along the Lap Vo canal to Sa Dec, a small, sleepy town in the Dong Thap province and it was the original setting of the autobiographical novel “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Stop in Sa Dec and have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you are picked up again by your car and brought back to Ho Chi Minh city. Trip ends.