Best Mekong Delta Bike Tour 5D/4N

Tour code VBT: 5D- MBT Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 5 days/ 4 nights Cycling distance 270 - 300km
No. of cycling days 4 full days and half day Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 12
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…..
- 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=  4 Breakfasts, L= 5 Lunches, D= 4 Dinners
- Daily cold mineral water, soft drinks
- Daily snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
- 4 nights, double/ twin rooms
- Experienced English speaking bike guides
- Pick up/drop off at hotels

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


2 star hotels

US$640 per person (2 persons)
US$600 per person (3 persons)
US$560 per person (4 persons)
US$530 per person (5-7 persons)
US$500 per person (8-12 persons)
US$ 55 single supplement

3 star hotels

US$680 per person (2 persons)
US$640 per person (3 persons)
US$600 per person (4 persons)
US$570 per person (5-7 persons)
US$540 per person (8-12 persons) 
US$ 75 single supplement

3 - 4 star hotels

US$725 per person (2 persons)
US$685 per person (3 persons)
US$645 per person (4 persons)
US$615 per person (5-7 persons)
US$585 per person (8-12 persons)
US$ 95 single supplement


Day 1: Sai Gon - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh 
After you are picked up at hotel, you will have an hour transfer to Tan An town to begin a morning ride. We see farmers working on rice paddy fields, ride on paths through vegetable plantation and countryside villages along the way to My Tho. In the afternoon, beautiful and unique routes enable you to take time to ride on narrow paths, pass thatch houses, through coconut irrigation system, share space on small path with kids finished from schools. Then we follow a single track to Mekong River. We will get on Van/bus to hotel after a ferry crossing.

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

Day 2: Tra Vinh – Tieu Can - Cau Ke - Can Tho
In the morning of your cycle ride is to bike on foot paths through ride fields.  Many single tracks just enough for bicycles and mopeds as a system of country foot paths giving you wonder time to crossing rice paddy fields which linking villages to villages from Tra Vinh to Cau Ke via Tieu Can. These routes allow you to ride pass traditional villages of Khmer, most of people here still keep their own traditional way of living style. Thatch houses are still popular used and associated within Khmer communities in Mekong Delta’ Vietnam. On the way of biking, we will stop at some colorful Khmer Buddhist temples so you can see monks spraying and studying in their class at temple. Right here our bike guides will tell you the big difference between two branches of Buddhism. One is Mahayana and other is called Theravada. Your bike adventures in the afternoon with exploring mighty Mekong Delta, ride pass tropical fruit orchards and mingle with crowd on bike on islands of grapefruit, longan and orange and having funs as we spending time on small ferry boating on small bendy rivers to Island. Then we continue our adventures by cycling on paths along Mekong River to Binh Minh town.  A 30 minutes transfer you to hotel for beers for beer!

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

Day 3:  Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc
After you observing farmers exchanging farm products from boat to boat at lively floating market of Cai Rang, we will carry on our cycling adventure with a long day bicycling to Chau Doc. Today’ morning is to explore undiscovered countryside, pedal past bucolic settlements of networks of irrigation canal, we ride to Thai Lai then to Co Do. After lunch, we cycle past bucolic settlements and vibrant green rice paddies on wonderfully quiet track to Long Xuyen city. Enjoy an hour and half driving on A/C van to Chau Doc town.

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

Day 4: Chau Doc – Cho Moi - My Luong - Cao Lanh 
In your morning’ bike adventure is to explore a low-land in Dong Thap Muoi. The areas have yearly flooded in the wet season. Houses on stilts have seen in this land for a long time but most are not solid houses and built with local materials. First, we will have a 30 minutes motor boat ride to see fish farms, floating village. Second, we bike through Muslim villages, vegetable farms, rice paddy fields and passing many rice husking mills, brick factories. At last, a pleasure time for us to cycle tiny villages on islands, experience locals on Monastery and sharing the country road with local scooters going back from work, and kids ride bicycle home from school. Especially, the ride wil take you through peaceful, seemingly undiscovered rural villages by river. Stay a night in none tourist city of Cao Lanh.

  • 35 - 80km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 5: Cao Lanh – Xeo Quyt base - HCM (B/L) (30 - 45 km)
After half an hour transfer by vehicle to rural Dist for beginning the ride, we start cycling on quite back roads to Xeo Quyt base in the morning. Then you will have sampan boat rowed into forest, stopping at some bunkers of Viet Cong, walk to communist leader’ bases before lunch. If time permitted, the ride will continue from Xeo Quyt. We ride on single track, cross many manmade canals by ferries, pedal on concrete paths by the river to high way 1A. We spend the rest on van/bus back to HCM.

  • 20 - 35km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Reviews

Gautam Rao from Australia

Dat is a fantastic guide. He is friendly and knowledgeable. Driver is safe. The route taken is good with a variety of scenery. The bikes are good quality and easy to ride. The hotels in Tra Vinh and Cao Lanh have hard beds but overall the hotels are good. A very enjoyable trip overall. 10 - 11 -12 -13 - 14 Jan, 2017

Sarah Thornton party from Australia

I have the backroads. Wom, much better than I expected. Best tour ever- Dat is excellent and we were looked after perfectly. Dat is the best guide I have seen Recommend cycling early in the morning- the heat is very bad in the middle of the day. Frozen water in bottlles might be good to help with the heat. Hotels should serve espresso coffee. Highlights: - excellent guide, so friendly, so helpful - smiling, cheerful, happy driver - great bikes - Viet Cong boat trip, crocodile farm - scenery is superb - amazing routes Note: in Australia everyone say "do not eat the fish from the Mekong Delta" They are concerned that the waterways are not clear and contain human waste. Perhaps you could check this and if the fish are ok, then explain to tourists that no one has got sick. Fish is ok etc. One of four of us got sick this tour- that is not too bad. Maybe the fish is ok! April 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 -23, 2014

Judith Lee Kottick' family from US

Dat was an exceptional guide in along way- he is knowledgeable, sensitive, respectful and supportime. The bike trip was meaningful on many levels and we did not want to end. The routes were well-organized and the timing of biking breaks and boat tours were just right. Dat is a talented and special person who should be given every chance to move forward in his career. We will recommend Vietnam Backroads to everyone and hope to return one day for another tour. Many thanks. Oct 13, 2014

Judith Lee Kottick' family from US

Dear guys, I wanted to thank you for arranging the most wonderful bike trip for me and my son, Ian. It was exactly what we had hoped for - beautiful scenery, great food, wonderful people, manageable biking and the best guide ever. It was a very meaningful trip for us, for many reasons, all enhanced by Dat’s wise and spiritual guidance. We were not ready for the trip to end. Thank you also for helping us arrange transportation to the Wild Gibbon Tour, which was quite an adventure. 2014 Many thanks, Judy

Ashley and Lynn Lindon from Australia

Hi Mekong Bike Tours, Recommend cycling early in the morning- the heat is very bad in the middle of the day. Frozen water in bottles might be good to help with the heat. Hotels should serve espresso coffee I love the backroads. Wow, much better than I expected Highlights: - Excellent guide, so friendly, so helpful - Smiling, cheerful, happy driver - Great bikes - Viet Cong boat trip, crocodile farm - Scenery is superb .......Sarah Thornton from Australia ------------------------ Best tour ever. Dat is excellent and we were looked after perfectly We also love the drive hugely. He was very good Dat is the best guide I have seen I love the tour Thank you so much Dean Thornton from New Zealand ------------------------ Great bicycle tour and our guide was excellent Ashley and Lynn Lindon from Australia. 2014

Sahar Banijamali from The States

Thang was an excellent guide! Fun accommodating, very considerate and hospitable. We had a great time exploring the Mekong Delta and learning a bit about the region. December 27, 2013

Paul Millard party from Britain

Very good tour. would recommend some tuition on riding over bridge + road awareness a bit especially for novice riders. I would never have done this on my own so very happy I did. December 27, 2013

Sarah Byrne party from UK

Very good routes, good mix of urban/village area, poor/rich and farming villages.Good activities (crocodile, fish farms, boat rides, markets and floating market) The food on the set menu by the restaurants was very good (restaurant where guide chose menu, less good. Prefer if he translate Vietnamese into English menu, then we choose(even if this means price increase) Bike excellent packing up of tour very good, professional services eg. Baggage handling. Junior guide Dat has very good English - shows great promise 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 Sep 2013

Brendan Fagan party from Canada

Dear Miss Hue, we want to thank your team at Vietnam Backroads, for a most enjoyable tour in April. Our guide "Buppy" (hope our spelling is right) was really great and our driver Duc. Everything was really good. Thank you for returning our money from the Duxton hotel. We will certainly recommend Vietnam Backroads as a great company to bike with. Maybe we will do another Backroads tour next year Thank you again Diane , David and Brendan 06 - 10 April 2013

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