Cycling 4D/3N Saigon - Tra Vinh - Can Tho - Cao Lanh

Tour code VBT: 4B - MBT Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 4 days/ 3 nights Cycling distance 170 - 230km
No. of cycling days 3 full days, half day Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 04
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends in HCM
What's included What's not included

 - A/C van/bus takes up all cyclists and luggage
- Truck to carry all bikes...so on
- 2017 Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5”, hydraulic brake
- Helmets, bottles of water, tools kit
- All entrance fees, boat rides
- All ferry tickets in countryside
- B= 3 Breakfasts, L= 4 Lunches, D= 3 Dinners
- Daily sold mineral water, soft drinks
- Daily snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
- 3 nights, double & twin share rooms
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Pick up/drop off at your hotel

- Personal travel insurance
- Single accommodation
- Other personal expenses
- Drinks are not included with any meal


Make your own hotel arrangements
If you wish to arrange accommodations by your own on entire trip! Then we'll revise the trip cost

3 star hotels

US$530 per person (2 persons)
US$505 per person (3 persons)
US$475 per person (4 persons)
US$ 50 single supplement

3 - 4 star hotels

US$560 per person (2 persons)
US$535 per person (3 persons)
US$505 per person (4 persons)
US$ 75 single supplement


Day 1: Sai Gon – Ben Tre - Tra Vinh 
Your are met and picked up at hotel by our team, relax an hour and half driving on A/C van/bus through modern HCM city to Ben Tre, Mekong Delta. We will arrive in countryside of Ham Luong about 10:00 am. To begin the morning ride with off roads cycling adventures on mixed asphalt country back road, smooth concrete paths and a short distance on single track. We ride through quiet villages into many branches of Mekong River. Have a talk with local when waiting a ferry coming back take us to further side. We will have our lunch served at in the village. The routes in the afternoon are shady, small concrete path, narrow, just enough for two bicycles but scenery is nice. We will have many stops at some family workshops making coconut fibers, and another making furniture before we cross Mekong River by ferry to Tra Vinh city.

  • 25 - 45 km, easy/modereate
  • Lunch/ Dinner

Day 2: Tra Vinh – Cau Ke - Can Tho 
Tra Vinh is small town and it is not touristy destination for tourists traveling by bus. So it is really quiet at night. After 8:30 pm everything is seem to be closed and almost sleep. Tra Vinh province is considered the homeland to Khmer and there are numerous Khmer temples in the province. A full day cycling of today is a chance you are not only learning cultures but also cycling on deeply to traditional villages of Khmer, stop and visit some thatch houses, experience the ways of living and visit some colorful temples on our way cycling to through Tieu Can to Cau Ke. After we have lunch in town, a fantastic bicycling begins after just half an hour transfer by van/bus to Vinh Xuan. We continue explore beautiful countryside villages by cycling along canals, rivers fruit orchards and through rice paddy fields. We end up cycle and get on van/bus to Can Tho to check in hotel.

  • 30 - 80km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 3: Can Tho - Sadec- Cao Lanh
There are two most interesting sites that we must see because one has funs and other is related to French Indochina. The first site is busy floating market in Can Tho and we are going to go there by boat. The second site is an ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le. Who was in loved with Marguerite Duras then the story became a movie. After we watched floating market of Cai Rang, a short driving taking us to Can Tho bridge to start biking. From Binh Minh to Sadec town, we bike on country back roads, through sweet potatoes, family work shop making rice powder, brick factories and pedaling along canals busy with many boats moving up and down. Our delicious lunch is serves at Huynh Thuy Le house and we have a rest before we ride to Cao Lanh city. We bike through village of flower in countryside of Sadec, then we keep our afternoon’ cycling through many small village through mango gardens, rivers and we have a van/bus transfer to Cao Lanh city.

  • 30 - 65km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 4:  Cao Lanh - Xeo Quyt base - Ho Chi Minh 
Cao Lanh is a new town after Vietnam War. Foreigners are rarely being seen in this town because it is not really a nice place for bus tours. But bike routes are so unique. The place we start biking is about 30 minutes transfer by vehicle from Cao Lanh city. The quiet rural back road by small rivers gives you a fantastic ride with beautiful scenery along the way to Xeo Quyt, former base of Viet Cong. A local guide will lead you the way to see some shelters and a sampan rowing boat taking you into forest. If time permitted, our last ride is about 25 km on single track, through rice fields, irrigation networks, fruit orchards. We end up cycling at high road and have lunch before two hours and half returning to HCM by vehicle.

  • 25 - 40km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Reviews

Robert John Stone and Kerrie Bigsworth from Australia

Good program of activities- We saw so much that we couldn't have seen if were independent travelers. Dat was an excellent guide- We enjoyed his company, he had a great depth of knowledge about the various localities and agriculture which he shared very intelligently. he made the trip a gourmet experience- One that we hadn't expected- by finding new, different and safe snacks and meals at every opportunity. We are not expert, or young, cyclists and Dat varied the program and routes to suit our speed/ fitness/ abilities, so we finished each day tired but happy. We appreciated Mr Loc's driving because he was wise and cautious, sticking to road rules and making us feel safe, even in the most difficult traffic and on bumpy roads. 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 June, 2017

Mr and Mrs Julie Blewitt from Australia

We thoroughly enjoy the total experience and our guide, Dat, was one of the best we have encountered in all our year of travel. He was always cheerful, informative to the welfare of us all older cyclists! He was always polite and displayed a good sense of humour. We were particularly enjoyed his stories. We were particularly impressed with the care our driver took. especially in some busy traffic situations and our speed bumps. We always felt safe, and never had to wait for him. 21 - 22 - 23 - 24, June, 2017

Monique family from Australia

Biking 4D/3N: Dolta Festival of Mekong Delta Wow! You couldn’t ask for a better way to see this wonderful country. Anyone who thinks they have seen Vietnam by travelling on buses and trains hasn’t done more than scratch the surface. Van is the man when it comes to organisation, information, safety, good food and a zest for life. I cannot recommend him and his company enough. Van tailored the trip perfectly. 17 July 2011

Gerald and Dorit from Germany

Dear Van the Man, It is now almost two and a half weeks that we are safely back in Germany. Our onward 5 days cycling trip in Mekong Delta and non adventures from Saigon to Nha Trang then to Hoi An and finally to Siem Reap was very interesting and full of new impressions. We hope that you are fine and that business is going well for you. Very best regards and all the best. The best Mekong Delta bike Tour 25 July 2011

David Lande family of 5 from the US

Dat is excellent. We was very accommodating and flexible. He showed a lot of patience with all of our requests. His positive and attitude meant so much to us. The service and expense were really five star. Dat properly adapted all of the biking routes and distance to fit our family. He demonstrated real earring and enthusiasm which made our trip special. This was one of the best trip we have taken. 29 Dec, 2015 - 01 Jan, 2016

Tony and Kaz Dufficy from Canada

Dear Ms Quang and Van (“The Man”) This just a note to let you know much we enjoyed our tour, tour guide and driver. From the first contact we had with Vietnam Backroads (Ms Quang) we were impressed with the efficiency our tour was organized, questions answered and suggestions made. We found the bikes excellent, in good condition and performed without any problems. Accommodations for the three nights in question were very good. We found the route varied, very interesting, off the beaten track and easy riding. The added attractions, floating market, river barge, temples visited and people we met all added to the overall experience. We can not say enough about our guide Thang and our driver whose Vietnam name meant “Strong” so of course we called him “Strongman” (with his permission) for our trip. Thang’s leadership was very much appreciated. He made a point of making sure we saw things, had experiences, visited out of the way places and generally was a great ambassador for his company and country. His interest in food meant that for 4 days we got to sample very different and authentic Vietnamese food which, on our own, we would never have had the opportunity to sample. Ms Quang we do have a couple of suggestions and although quite minor might help to make the tour even better. A more detailed map of the area the tour was to travel through including the towns/cities could e-mailed prior to the to departure of clients. Some form of carrier, either attached to the handlebars or under the seat would be helpful and useful. More comfortable seats for women who do not necessarily ride a lot and might be a little older. Feel free to use any or all of this e-mail in your advertising should you wish. As long as I can convince others my wife and I would like to return with a larger group. We shall see. Please pass this on to the “Strongman” and Thang. Thanks once again for a great experience. 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 Feb, 2015 Cheers

Karl Gustafsson party of 5 from Sweden

This tour was much better than I thought it will be. Variations of the culture interest was good. Dat cycle so much I have common so I was a bit anxious for the distance of the tour, but it was no problem. Mostly because of the bikes. It would have been good if there was a recommendation for padded short for longer trips in the confirmation e-mail. Now we did not think about buying them until it was too late. I really enjoyed this trip and will give a great review on TripAdvisor. 2 - 5 Jan 2015

Kate Langdon party from New Zealand

I enjoyed it very much ! It was a wonderful way to experience the Mekong Delta. I think some better communication needed from our guide - especially with directions- more notice and guidance required. Overall, it was great fun, thank you ! 12 - 15 June 2013

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