Mekong delta cycling tour 3 days BenTre TraVinh CanTho
Tour Code: SBL8B
The scenery is beautiful and idyllic, BenTre has such an charm, coconut palms between the branches of Mekong river, the sweet taste of BenTre coconut and other candies made BenTre famous. TraVinh province on the other side of CoChien river is tranquil and in pristine condition. With a bicycle, our mekong delta cycling tour 3 days BenTre TraVinh CanTho will give you a great choice to explore this area and 6 branches of the mighty Mekong river. The total distance of this tour is around 150km (all flat, easy ride, relax, fruit taste, drinks, many stops for photo)
Day1: SaiGon – BenTre – TraVinh (Lunch, dinner)
Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about 1.5hrs drive to My Tho, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. Take a short break at Mekong rest stop before continuing our drive crossing the new Rach Mieu bridge over the main Mekong river to BenTre, a province that provides some of the most beautiful scenery in the Mekong delta, with lots of small winding channels lined with water palms. We start riding in back country roads, feeling lost under the green coconut canopy. We also pass Ba Lai river, a smaller branch of Mekong on our way, continue our bike ride toward HamLuong bridge and have lunch break at a local place.
After lunch, take hammock siesta or walking through local village to visit a farmer house breeding fighting cocks. Then we hop on bike again for another 10km along Mo Cay canal to visit coconut husk peeling workshops. Our van meet us at ChoThom for water supply, then we kick off another 30k through the coco palms to AnThoi, CamSon commune and end up at the mekong. Crossing the huge CoChien branch of Mekong river to Vam TraVinh.
You might want mount your bikes again and savor a final ride 8km to TraVinh town. Overnight in TraVinh town.
Day 2: TraVinh – CauKe – CanTho (Breakfast, lunch,dinner)
TraVinh is the homeland of Khmer people, there are more than 250 Khmer pagodas in the province and over 300,000 Khmer people. The most populated Khmer minority in the mekong delta provinces. So we will spend this morning time to discover beautiful Theravada pagodas like OngMet, Ang pagoda, historical Ba Om pond and encounter the Khmer monks in their pagoda. We keep cycling 20km through tranquil rice fields, countryside villages to TieuCan. This is the highlight of mekong delta cycling tour 2 days BenTre TraVinh. Arrived in TieuCan, we explore a colorful Khmer pagoda here, then we kick off another 23km to CauKe. Lunch break at a local rest stop.
In the afternoon, we keep on cycling on tranquil road to TichThien and TraOn, catching a local ferry from TraOn to LucSiThanh island where we have a nice ride to MyHoa community of grape fruit trees. O/N in CanTho. (optional homestay).
Day 3: CanTho to Saigon. (Breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast, we embark on a morning boat trip to explore the vibrant, bustling Cai Rang floating market, one of the last authentic floating markets in Asia swirling with hundreds of boats zig-zagging on the river, and also to experience more cruises along small quiet winding waterways around Can Tho. We have chance to visit a local rice husking mill, or a factory producing vermicelli, etc..
Afterward, we mount our bikes for another two hours pleasant riding under the lush green, jungle canopy in one of the most scenic areas of the Delta, passing through numerous rural villages alongside small canals, greeting locals (many of whom will also be on bicycle). Also pausing at other local markets along the way to watch how the local merchandisers do business.
Following lunch, return to Saigon by our private van. You might want mount your bikes again and savor a final ride? Please discuss with our guide for a route lined with fruit orchards or expansive rice fields on your way back to Saigon.
Tour price for Mekong delta cycling tour 3 days BenTre TraVinh CanTho
Standard hotel: CuuLong / West hotel ***
18,000,000 vnd (US$ 790) / solo person
11,000,000 vnd (US$ 475) / person (group of 2 people)
9,600,000 vnd (US$ 420) / person (group of 3 people)
8,250,000 vnd (US$ 355) / person ( group of 4 to 8 people)
Single supplement: 690,000 vnd (US$ 30)
Deluxe hotel: CuuLong *** / Victoria ****
18,250,000 vnd (US$ 945) / solo person
11,200,000 vnd (US$ 580) / person (group of 2 people)
9,220,000 vnd (US$ 475) / person (group of 3 people)
8,200,000 vnd (US$ 425) / person ( group of 4 to 8 people).
Single supplement: 2,620,000 vnd (US$ 115)
All boat trips and entrance fees.
Accommodation: CuuLong hotel in TraVinh. West hotel in CanTho
Deluxe hotel: Victoria**** in CanTho.
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Transport : A/c bus with amenities (snack, four 0.5L bottles of cold water per day per person, and towels).
Guide: Experienced tour guide.
Bicycle: mountain bike or hybrid bike.
Not included: Insurance, personal expenses.