CYCLE OF LIFE: EXPLORE THE MEKONG BY BIKE

Get on your bike to explore the Mekong Delta, filled with lush green rice fields. Ride through picturesque scenery, temples and markets; stopping to chat with locals along the way.

TOUR INTRODUCTION

4 Days, 3 Nights     FROM US$ 812 PER PERSON

Get on your bike to explore the fabulous Mekong Delta, filled with lush green rice fields and fertile, winding waterways. Ride through the picturesque scenery visiting temples and markets. Meet and chat with locals along the way as you discover the charms of this delightful area.

Get on your bike for the ride to Cai Be, a delta town with lush waterways and vast green rice fields. Home stay in a typical Vietnamese house, where the family will welcome you and give you an eye on life in the area. Ride through picturesque scenery, passing over wooden bridges and seeing riverside life as you stop to chat with locals. Take the peaceful road to Can Tho, the Mekong’s largest town; inhabited mainly by Khmer people.

Stop at Khmer temples, visit a local Buddhist Temple school and learn about the life of the temple and its pupils. Cycle to a busy riverfront packed with stalls and vendors, and explore the hidden backwaters of the Delta on your bike.

 

Each of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and our destination based teams will start planning a unique and personalized trip.

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Homestay in a typical Vietnamese house.
Ride through picturesque scenery passing over wooden bridges and seeing colorful riverside life as you stop to chat with locals.
Visit an unseen floating market, bustling with activity.



Daily Itinerary

Daily Itinerary

  • Start
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

    Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Lay and get on your bike for the short ride to Cai Be, the delta town with lush waterways and vast green rice fields.

    Your home stay is a typical Vietnamese house, and your home stay family will welcome you and give you an eye on life in this area.Cycling Distance: 18-30km

    Overnight in a local home stay, Cai Be.

    Meals included on this day: Lunch and Dinner

    Peoples Committee Building
  • Day 2: Cai Be and Vinh Long

    We begin the day with an early morning ride along easy dirt tracks and trails. There is also the option of a more adventurous ride on gravel and clay tracks. Ride through the picturesque scenery and pass over wooden bridges; seeing colorful riverside life as we stop to chat with locals.

    Cross a narrow canal on a sampan before taking a boat trip across the Co Chien River. Cycle the next few kilometers to your town for the evening, the Khmer town of Tra Vinh.Cycling Distance: approximately 40km

    Overnight in Tra Vinh

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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  • Day 3: Tra Vinh

    On today’s ride we take the narrow, peaceful road to Can Tho, the Mekong’s largest town. The area is inhabited mainly by Khmer people and is filled with beautiful scenery and interesting things to see. Stop at Khmer temples, visit a local Buddhist Temple school and learn about the life of the temple and its pupils. Arrive at Can Tho late in the afternoon.Cycling Distance: 40-80km

    Overnight in Can Tho

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City

    Have an early morning breakfast before riding to Phong Dien floating market. Then it’s on to a market on land at a busy riverfront, packed with stalls and vendors. We will then head to another floating market at Phong Dien with cottage industries, coconut shredders, and tiny buzzing markets.

    We continue by bike to explore the hidden backwaters of the Delta. After lunch, we’ll drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.Cycling Distance: approximately 40km

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

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All of our Tours can be Tailored, Just Ask!

Local vietnamese woman

Tour Details

All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room in luxury accommodation. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

You, your holiday and booking direct: Backyard Travel are on the ground year-round in Asia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by local Travel Specialists who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.

icon Included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

icon Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)

Why Backyard Travel?


Our experienced travel specialists possess years of local insider knowledge, because they live here.

We have offices in all of our destinations in asia, fully staffed and open all year-round.

With backyard travel you are booking direct, allowing you to save and benefit local residents.

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