•The cost:USD 600 per person
•Total cycling distance:Approx 205 km
•Destinations:Saigon-Cai Be-Vinh Long-Tra Vinh-Cau Ke-Tra On-Can Tho
• Summary : Mekong Delta with nine tributaries of the Mekong mainstream accretion of the delta with large central cities and 12 provinces located in the southernmost. abutting east of Ho Chi Ming and Southeast so called South West , North West and bordering Cambodia , East and South Sea,
- The Mekong Delta is the bottom half of Vietnam's two rice baskets (the other being the Red River Delta in the North). This vast delta is formed by the deposition of the multiple tentacles and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River which has its origin in the Tibetan highland plateau 2,800 miles away. From its source, the river makes its way through China, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam before flowing out into the South China Sea.-
- For Mekong delta In Vietnam, it is 40548.2 km2 area with geological mainly silt from two tributaries Tien river and Hau river .Beside that it is also some flooded acid sulphate soils : Plain of Reeds , Long Xuyen quadrangle , U Minh ..
Population of about 17,330 people 900 (2001) consists of four main ethnic groups: Vietnamese, Khmer, Chinese, and general Cham. Living creates harmonious cultural mix alongside diverse cultural characteristics of each nation.
Mekong Delta climate is equatorial create natural diversity of plant .we can see many images of farmers with rice fields everywhere besides fruit laden orchards. This is the largest rice producing countries and help Vietnam become one of the country’s largest rice exporters over the world .with advantages and dense river system, besides helping to transport water become characteristic of the region but also where aquaculture seafood largest output accounted for 50 % of the country.
Natural abundance of people makes this place with the friendliness and hospitality will help us to have a pleasant experience beside a tourist infrastructure and complete step by step development.
This Biking trip, we will be stay a real local materials homemade by Mekong River and meet friendly famers in villages and enjoy the real life of the local people in Mekong delta, and the culture mixed together, especially, visiting the Khmer Buddhist temple, it is the longest religion, the tour guide will give you a knowledgeable value about Theravada Buddhism and the activities Khmer monks in the pagoda. And 1 more interesting place is Cai Rang floating market, it is famous market activities in the River,
During cycling with 205 km we will see the local people working on the rice fields, Orchards or fishing on the river
Beside that we also enjoy the natural scenery; Natural River, Green rice fields, plant of vegetables, orchard, and closing to the local people with the friendliness and hospitality.
TOUR INFORMATION :
|Tour Cost||USD 600 per person base on 2 people share one room
Single room supplement: USD45
|Total Distance||205+ kilometers|
|Number of cycling days||4 days|
|Bike Rental||USD 40(Trek or Giant) extra charge|
|Road Surface||Roads in countryside, asphalstic road,concrete road, through the orchard, local market.river bank.|
|Support||All buses with A/C and experienced Driver, one 16 seats regarding group size of less 6; one 25 seats of less 12 or two 16 seats regarding group size of less 12; and one 25 seats plus a luggage van for group size of up to 24.|
|Group Size||Minimum 3. Maximum 15.|
|Biking guide||Experienced English speaking-biking guides with enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co-ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking…|
|Food||Included (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).|
|Boat & ferry||Included|
|Snacks, fresh fruits, water||Provided (daily)|
|Safety||Our people take the best cares & safety for your trip. The first aid kits are provided, one doctor for group size of 16 pax up.|
|Photo taking||You can stop wherever you want for 'Kodak moment'!|
|Cycling pace||Are you a beginner or professional biker? we all care with our best efforts to make your trip superb. Enjoy your riding speed from 10km per hour up to as many more as you can.|
|Climate||Biking all year-round|
|What is not included||Travel insurance, Tip (recommend 5usd/day/person)personal expenses, alcoholic drinks, flight ticket to/from Vietnam, visa to Vietnam...and what is not mentioned as above itinerary|
Day 1: Saigon city - Cai Be - Home-stay
After breakfast at the hotel then transfer out of Sai gon for Mekong Delta.then we’ll take back roads to Cai be,where we’ll board a boat to An Binh island.we will spend some time to visiting artisans;we will watch coconut candy making,rice paper making and popcorn/pop rice making.then,we will enjoy luch on the island before continuing to our local home stay run by a lovely retire couple ,MR.&MRS BAY.The Bay’s live in a typical mekong vietnamese house,with airy rooms and an outdoor kitchen.the rest of the afternoon you’re free to bike around the home stay. Diner at the home stay.
• 30km biking.
• Meals: breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Cai Be -TraVinh
You could wake up early morning to see children rush to school and and morning activies not only in land but also on water. After breakfast then start biking to Cho Lach market for lunch then transfer by van to Tan Trung dist. we star biking agian to Travinh The road for cycling is almost single tract under the shade of coconute trees.it is a beautiful country road with local village, taking ferry named Do Ngang crossing the Mekong delta ( Song Tien River ) that is the border of Ben Tre province and Travinh province then add 7 km ride to tra Vinh Town, Stop for visiting Khmer temple named Kampong pagoda, it is the centre of the Khmer Buddhist association then riding to to the Cuu Long 2 hotel for check in. Dinner & Over night in Travinh.
• 55km biking.
• Meals: breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Tra Vinh - Can Tho
After breakfast, we start to cycle from the hotel to Can Tho, cycle pass 7 temples of Khmer people. Tra Vinh city is considered the homeland of Khmer,(the khmerkrom), Khmer people account for 50% of the population TraVinh, Most of them are industrious farmers. They make three crops of rice per year. riding through huge rice fields, After cycle 20km, water stop at the Khmer temples, the tour guide will brief about history and culture of the Khmer people in Mekong delta, You will have the opportunity to see the school of Theravada monks and the Khmer children study the Buddhist teaching in khmer in the temple and sometime we also see the monks working on a farm. then start cycling with the single tract around 8 km of the green rice fields, Tomato Farm, chili farm, green peanut ..... You can enjoy sightseeing of the farmer working in the rice fields and stop for taking the photo. Have lunch at Cau Ke town. In the afternoon, we continue biking to Tra On, then take country roads and cross many small natural creeks by ferry to Can Tho city. Cycling in the small island rich of the many kinds of orchard. Add more 8 km to get the hotel in Can Tho City. it is busy city , the centre of the Mekong delta. Cycling in the busy city to get the experience of the traffic in City. Check in Ninh Kieu 1 hotel. it is location near the Mekong river ( Song Tien river ) enjoy the Vietnam coffee or local beer with the fresh air of the river behind the hotel after a hard cycle day 80 km. dinner and Over night in Can Tho.
• 80km biking.
• Meals: breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Sai Gon
We will have an early start by boat to the biggest floating market in the Mekong. One of the most interesting sights in the Delta are the floating markets and associated river life. Cai Rang Floating Market is open all day but it is busiest from sunrise to about 9am. The main items sold there are farm products and specialties of Cai Rang Town, Chau Thanh District and neighboring areas. Every boat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale are hung.During the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even smuggled goods like cigarettes. Sellers do not have to cry out about their goods because their goods can be seen in a distance and their cries would not be heard in the vastness of the river and the noise of boat engines. Small boats that sell beer, wine and soft drinks go among the other boats to serve market-goers and visitors. Sellers tie their goods to a Tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling.Each boat is loaded with plenty of seasonal goods. Activities at the market are also an occasion for tourists to study the cultural aspects of southerners. You can see the market in the distance, it does not look like much, just a mass of boats. The boats all display their wares on a mast so you can see what they have available.then back to An Binh local market , enjoy the the busy market on the land.Start cycling form the An Binh market on narrow of the river through Phong Dien village . stop for snack at Khmer Buddhist temple, continue cycling through beautiful rice paddies and villages along the network of canals to O Mon dist. for lunch then transfer to Sai Gon . End Of tour .
• 30km biking.
• Meals: breakfast , Lunch