THE DEEPER VIETNAM PENETRATION BY MEKONG CYCLING TWO DAYS
Mekong is a land with all beauty in endless fertile rice fields, shades of coconut roads, vast fruit orchards, magnificent handicraft villages, unique floating markets and amazing friendliness of local people. It is great to have a more close-up and a slow moving to feel more the Mekong Delta via MEKONG CYCLING TWO DAYS.
Go to trails no bus and tourists can do, experience the green ambiance and the local interaction at the pace on your hand.
The MEKONG CYCLING TWO DAYS tour is even more beautiful with homestay and a close-up to the Mekong unique floating market.
Feel more Mekong with your freedom.
- Boating at Cai Be Floating market.
- Passing rivers by local fairies.
- Visiting local houses and meeting local people.
- Cycling at trails across rice fields, fruit plantations, by schools, poor villages.
- Cycling at trails under coconut forest, along canals
- Staying homestay at a local house
- Taking Mekong Cycling off the beaten tracks, the villages with authentic daily life
2-DAY MEKONG CYCLING OVERVIEW
Total biking length :90km
Biking per day : around 50km for the first day and 40km for the second day
Bike used in Vietnam : mountain bikes
Road type : absolutely flat, semi-paved, paved, soil roads.
The MEKONG CYCLING TWO DAYS is at easy level of adventure as roads are flat, not many traffics and many opportunities to cycle under the tree shade. Then, the trip is more for an amateur biker who want to get more photos of Vietnam daily life and culture in Mekong delta, other than a cycle to stretch the leg of athletics.
Watch our rules of road traffic in Vietnam to get ease with local style. Along the biking we get many stops to penetrate into local lives, control the group scattering, help the small leg regain the muscle strength, and make sure any support should be done.
Accompanying the biking group are a tour guide, a van and a truck (to transport bikes, if the group is more than 6). The bigger groups can be with more than one tour guide, bike repairer, big trucks plus big bus.
- Air conditioned bus/van
- Truck to carry bikes
- English speaking biking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Boat trip & ferries
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel
- Bike , tool kit, first aid kit, mechanic
- Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits on the biking trip
- Group size is minimum 2 and maximum 10 travelers.
- Hight of cyclists should be prior noticed.
THE ITINERARY OF MEKONG CYCLING TWO DAYS
DAY 1: SAIGON – MEKONG HOMESTAY
Take a lift by bus around 60 minutes to get out of the crowd of 10 millions motorbikes in Saigon. Put on your gear and start to cycle at outskirt of Saigon. Take the small roads passing by villages with poor houses, bike further to Mekong Delta across rice fields, dragon fruit plantations, and rivers. The experience of passing the river with local people on a local fairy should be great with conversation with student girls, old farmers or local merchandisers.
After the two fairies, stop en route for a picnic lunch at a fruit orchard.
In the afternoon, further drive takes you to My Tho. Cycle to visit Vinh Trang pagoda and get some view of life from the stories. The biking today finishes at a local market where you can have a walk and aern great photos on daily life of Mekong residents. The bus takes a lift across other branches of Mekong river, to have homestay with a family deep in Vinh Long province.
DAY 2: MEKONG HOMESTAY – SAIGON
Have breakfast, get on the boat with your bike and cruise to a floating market, a very special feature of Mekong Delta business as tradings are made on boats only. Enjoy the beautiful view of hundreds of boats with their agricultural products on those by boating back and forth the market.
Take your bike from the boat and start to cycle from a river bank of an island. Biking along small trails, get on another local fairy, push the pedal deep into Mekong, to the terracotta kilns, villages, flat rice fields, schools and all other spectacular features of Mekong daily life.
Get on the bus for a lift to a restaurant. Bus back to Saigon in the afternoon. End the MEKONG CYCLING TWO DAYS in Saigon.
OVERNIGHT AT MEKONG HOMESTAY
Ba Linh was a real Vietcong. The homestay is to stay in his house with his wife, sons and grandchildren. Travellers can enjoy the cool canal in front, swinging in hammock, drinking home whisky, tasting special designed food, and hearing the stories of his solder life.