The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is a landscape carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens and slashed with mighty waterways. It's a water world where boats, houses, restaurants and even markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that flow through the region like arteries. At times you can quite simply lose sight of land.
The area is both riparian and deeply rural, but it's also one of Vietnam's most densely populated regions, with nearly every hectare intensively farmed. Visitors can dwell on southern charm in little-visited riverside cities, sample fruits traded in the colourful floating markets, or feast on home-cooked delicacies before overnighting in Hotels or Resort. Mangrove forests, sacred Khmer pagodas and off-the-beaten-track attractions round out the picture.
Those seeking tropical hideaways can come ashore on Phu Quoc, a divine forested island fringed with white-sand beaches and crisscrossed with empty dirt roads that simply beg for motorbike exploration.
Phu Quoc is an island district of Vietnam southern province of Kien Giang. This peaceful tropical paradise, which floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, is an ideal place for family holiday, and honeymoon with exciting activities like as scuba diving, snorkelling, biking. Especially, it is a wonderful experience when relaxing in Phu Quoc Resort ( http://lahanaresort.com/)
14 Days - Cycling trip in Mekong is the best way to explore magnificent scenic beauty and contamplate quaint village life, vibrant floating markets, swimming in emerald water on crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant
Cycling through Mekong Delta is great journey for us to explore the culture, Customes and daily life of three main tribes who have been preserving and developing unique national identity of southern Vietnam
Day 1: Hochiminh Arrival:
Welcome to “ The Pearl of Far East City - Saigon”- Ho Chi Minh City . Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Saigon’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to recover from jet lag and explore the city on your own. In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in town.
Activity: Transferring and meeting group
Accommodation: The Northern Hotel****
Transfer Distance: 20 Km
Day 2: Hochiminh city tours.
Have hearty breakfast in hotel, Our team will meet you at Hotel and shortly brief about coming day itinerary, then we spend full day city to explore fascinating city, visit the historical sites of downtown Ho Chi Minh, visiting the famous places such as the War Remnants museum and the Presidential Palace. Go to garage for the bike fitting. Having dinner at a local restaurant and our guide will have a trip briefing. Discover the city by a cyclo (rickshaw) or on foot. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Accommodation: The Northen Hotel****
Cycling Distance: no
Day 3: Hochiminh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ben Tre
Having hearty breakfast in Hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shullte bus take us on cycling point. We commence cycling on single track trails through a village where farmers of Cu Chi doing their daily life such as, making bamboo baskets, bamboo furniture, and collecting rubber latex. You will also see big rural family rice-paper workshops. This land was not only the hidden area but also fighting and living area of Viet Cong during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975. Have a picnic lunch after visiting the tunnel, then transfer Cai Be Town. Upon arriving we commence cycling to another local ferry where we will cross the Mekong River to ride to local eco guest house on the island. In the evening, We join with the host to cook some local dishes. Enjoy our dinner.overnight on the island.
Cycling distance: 20 – 40 km
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mekong Riverside Resort****
Day 4: Ben Tre - Tra Vinh
Following to breakfast in hotel, we gear up our bike to ferry then cross the Mekong River by ferryboat and then ride to Mo Cay. We spend our time to visit the city, which was considered the homeland of communists during the Vietnam War.Then, we’ll keep cycling through villages on paths and tracks to the Khmer town of Tra Vinh. There, we’ll visit the historical Ba Om Pond and oldest Ang pagoda. cycling through the kingdom of Coconut in Ben Tre. Take a local ferry crossing the Mighty Mekong River,cycle to hotel in Tra Vinh.
Accommodation: Cuu LongHotel***
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cycling distance: 40 – 60 km
Day 5: Tra Vinh - Soc Trang
Tra Ving and Soc trang have a big population of Khmer. Most local here mainly leave on farming, gardening. It is an opportunity for you to ride bicycle on path throung huge ricefields, canals and a handful of Temple amongts Khmer villages, see the real easy life of locals closed to you.
Following to breakfast in hotel, we gear up our bike to ferry then cross the Mekong River by ferryboat and then We spend our time to visit the city, which was considered the homeland of communists during the Vietnam War.Then, we’ll keep cycling through villages on paths and tracks to the Khmer town of Tra Vinh. There, we’ll visit the historical Ba Om Pond and oldest Ang pagoda.
Activities: Cycling and boat trip
Accommodation: Minh Phuong Hotel***
Cycling distance: 50 – 80 Km
Day 6: Soc Trang - CanTho
Following to breakfast, we commence our trip from hotel cycle to visit Clay pagoda, Bat pagoda and Khmer museum We cycling into community areas of Khmer and understanding amazing local cultures in surroundings. After lunch in small town, you will have a ride the footpaths of Phung Hiep. Explore vibrant scenery of Phung Hiep and its hamlets before transfer to CanTho in the afternoon.
Activities:Cycling and visiting
Accommodation: Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel****
Cycling distance: 45- 60 km
Day 7: Can Tho - Sadec - Cao Lanh city
Get up early to enjoy pristine nature and capture vibrant atmosphere of Cai Rang Floating Market. and visit the fish market and many houses on stilts along the river banks. This water market is usually busy from 5:00am to 8:00am. Back to hotel for breakfast and leave for Sadec town. Have a short transfer to countryside of CanTho city and start biking to Sadec, pedal through sweet potato plantations and many small manmade canals. Visit the old Sadec town and the Huynh Thuy Le's house which is well-known as the movie "The Lover". Your lunch will be served in this house before you continue cycling through a huge flower garden and brick factories and crossing Mekong River to Cao Lanh city.
Activities: Cycling and boat ttrip visiting Floating market
Accommodation: Song Tra Hotel***
Cycling distance: 35 – 70Km
Day 8: Cao Lanh - Chau Doc
Having hearty breakfast in Hotel, we hook up our bike to explore to scenic and quaint village of Thanh Binh. As we cycle pass through houses on stilt and mango fruit garden on footpaths to Thanh Binh. Your cycle rides pass by Monastery, which is about 120 years old. This is one of the first Monastery building sites in Vietnam and established in 1874. Spending 30 minutes to walk around admire the colonial building style in the area, get back to your bike and continue explore the untouched places all the way to Chau Doc border town. Chau Pho
Accommodation: Victoria Chau Doc***
Cycling distance: 40km- 80 Km
Day 9: Chau Doc border town - HaTien
Following to breakfast in hotel, we start our new cycling day by Enjoy a rowing boat to floating village before bicycling to Ba Chuc killing field. There were more than three thousand people were killed right here in 1978. Have lunch before you continue biking on quite back road along Cambodia border to Ha Tien.
Activities:Cycling adn taking boat trip
Accommodation: Green Island Resort****
Cycling distance: 50 – 90 Km
Day 10: Ha Tien - Phu Quoc Island
Having a breakfast at your hotel and relax on your own time in the town until you having high speed boat riding to Phu Quoc Island. It leaves at 8:00 am and you will be on island of Phu Quoc round 11 am.
Spend half day to explore city by two wheel. We commence riding bicycle 10km (or more) around the town to the Northeast, picture at pepper garden, relaxing at some unspoil beaches. On the way riding back to town, stop at Duong Dong market to enjoy normal life of local people in Phu Quoc island. Summary:
Activity: Transferring by highspeed boat and cycling
Accommodation: Lahana Phu Quoc resort****
Cycling Distance: 25 Km
Day 11: Phu Quoc Exploring
Pick up at the hotel by the tour guide at 8.30 AM, we start pedaling and make as many stops as you wish along the way at Pearl Farm, Ham Ninh fishing village. Continue cycling to a seaside restaurant and stop here for lunch with delicious fresh seafood.
After lunch, we will continue cycling to a Sim wine factory and try its great taste, but do not drink too much; we will have a way back (to the hotel) ahead. We also stop at a Black Pepper farm – another famous specialty of Phu Quoc Island and see how pepper growing and being harvested (seasonal permits), our guide will then take us back to our hotel.
Activity: Cycling to explore stunning Phu Quoc Island
Accommodation: Lahana Phu Quoc Resort
Cycling Distance: 45 Km
Day 12: Phu Quoc leisurely on Beach
Breakfast in Resort. You will bee free at leisure today to explore Phu Quoc Island.
Activity: Relax on Beach
Accommodation:Lahana Phu Quoc Resort****
Cycling Distance: No
Day 13: Phu Quoc – Hochiminh city
Having breakfast in Resort, relax until departure times meet again our team, we depart to Phu Quoc International Airport to catch domestic flight back Hochiminh.. our shuttle bus will pick you up ans transfer to the North Hotel**** in Sai gon.
Accommodation: The Northen Hotel****
Cycling Distance: No
Day 14: Hochiminh city onward
Having breakfast in hotel, we depart to Tan San Nhat International Airport to catch flght onward or back to your sweet homes. Our services will be ended. Thanks for joining a life time cycling holidy in Vietnam with us.
Cycling Distance; No
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent rooms
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes
Tour included in:
English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 13 breakfast, 13 lunches, 13 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
Boat trip in Cai Rang and Chau Doc Floating Market
Single hydrofoil from Ha Tien – Phu Quoc
Single Domestic flight From Phu Quoc - Hochiminh
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Fruit and snack for cycling days
Tour excluded in:
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
Price of The trip & rate:
Cost are based in USD $ and coverted to Vietnamese Dong ( VND). Therefore all costs are subject to currency fluctuations. If you wish to avoid any currency surchages should there be a change in the exchange rate, you can pay for your trip inadvance of the balance date. Please ask our reservation staff to issue an invoice for your final payment.. Please note invoice are valid for two days then rewiewed. According to exchange rates. Child rate are available.
Tour price and exchange rate are based on tour cost and exchange rate at 2020 and are subject to change. Costs shown are in American Dollar. ( USD) unless otherwise countries in Euro . we have made every effort to ensure itinerary documents accuracy at the time of going to print. However, Our company can not be held any responsible for typographical errors or errors arising from unforseen circumstance.
Health and Fittness
Booking are accepted on the undestanding that all persons travelling are normally in good health and physically equal to the demands of the chosen trip
Reservations are accepted on the standing that. Whilst each hotel is usually one of the most comfortable available, limitations are imposed by the itinerary to make it inevitable that sometimes the standard of accommodation may vary from place to place. Single room are generally booked for privacy than comfort and are of limited availability
Insurance, Passport, Visa, Health Requirements:
You are responsible to ensure that
You are in possession of a valid passport. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for entry to the countries you are visiting should they be required:
Adequate insurance to cover personal accident, cancellation, medical ans associated expense. Luggage, money and liability cover is a pre – requisite for the holiday
Deposit and ballance payment
A non –refundable deposit of 30% per person is required at the time you make a reservation. If the booking can not be confirmed your deposit will be refunded in full. The final ballance is due 30 days prior to the commencement of your holiday and is payable by cash or internet banking. Failure to pay by due date could result in cancellation
Payment by credit card
Cash price are shown as per the price insert. We welcome credit card payment by VISA or MASTERCARD for your convennience but owning to the bank charges we are forced to apply a 3% surcharge to every credit card transaction.
If you alter your booking after confirmation of your reservation and amendment fee of $ 50 per booking will be charged to cover administration costs incurred. If you change your reservations after the holiday has commenced. Our company can not accepted any liability for loss, damage and additional expense and no refund will be made.
If we cancel your booking : if the trip is cancelled due to natural disaster such as flooding, earthquake etc. Or insufficient participants to proceed with a tour, the operator reserves the right to cancel a trip 25 days prior to commencement. A full refund of all monies paid will be refunded. We shall endeavour to provide a suitable alternative where possible.
If you cancel your booking: Notification of cancellation will be made to our company in writing. The date when written confirmation of cancellation is received by Our Company is determine the charges applicable. Loss of money is paid as follows:
Days before Departure
More than 30 days
14 days- 29 day
7 day s – 13 Days
6 days -4 days
Loss of deposit
Forfeit 35% of the tour cost
Forfeit 50% of the tour cost
Forfeit 75% of the tour cost
Forfeit 100% of the tour cost