Cycling 5D/4N; HCM - Can Tho - Cao Lanh - Chau Doc - Ha Tien

Tour code VBT: MBT5A - SGN - PQ Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 5 days/ 4 nights Cycling distance 240 - 280km
No. of cycling days 4 full days Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 12
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends in Bai Vong Dock, Phu Quoc
What's included What's not included

- A/C van/bus takes up cyclists, luggage
- Truck to carry bikes… so on
- 2017 Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5”, hydraulic brake
- Helmets, new bottles of water, tools kit
- All entrance fees, boat rides
- All ferry tickets in countryside
- High speed boat to Phu Quoc
- B= 4 Breakfasts, L= 4 Lunches, D= 3 Dinners
- Daily cold mineral water, soft drinks
- Daily snacks, fresh fruits, facial tissues
- 4 nights, double & twin rooms
- Experienced English speaking bike guide
- Pick up at hotels/drop off at Bai Vong dock

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


2 star hotels

US$565 per person (2 persons)
US$525 per person (3 persons)
US$485 per person (4 persons)
US$445 per person (5-7 persons)
US$405 per person (8-12 persons)
US$ 55 single supplement

3 star hotels

US$605 per person (2 persons)
US$565 per person (3 persons)
US$525 per person (4 persons)
US$485 per person (5-7 persons)
US$445 per person (8-12 persons)
US$ 75 single supplement

3 - 4 star hotels

US$645 per person (2 persons)
US$605 per person (3 persons)
US$565 per person (4 persons)
US$525 per person (5-7 persons)
US$485 per person (8-12 persons)
US$ 95 single supplement


Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho 
Our guide will pick up you at your hotel in the morning and transport you for 2 1/2 hours to rural District of My Tho. The cycle ride begins in countryside of Cay Lay Dist, where you will cycle 20 km on small single track trails, and travel country roads through fruit orchards in the rural areas by the Mekong River. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will take a local ferry to Dong Phu village then we continue riding on paths through this Island to the main branch of Upper River, Co Chien River. Have another ferry crossing to Vinh Long town where your driver and van are standby. Have a short transfer to Can Tho in the late afternoon.

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

Day 2: Can Tho - Sadec - Cao Lanh city
A 30 minutes motor boat ride taking the fish market and many houses on stilts along the river bank to Cai Rang floating market. You will have the opportunity to watch the largest and busiest floating market in the Mekong Delta. Take a morning ride to Sadec and explore on footpaths through lush green rice fields, sweet potato plantations and a huge network of small manmade canals. On arrival in the old Sadec town at noon time, visit the Huynh Thuy Le's ancient house which is well-known from the movie "The Lover" from getting published. Your lunch will be served in this house before you continue cycling through a huge flower garden and brick factories to Cao Lanh city in the late afternoon.

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

Day 3: Cao Lanh - Cho Moi - Chau Doc 
Begin your bike ride today with exploring beautiful countryside roads through mango orchards, small villages and local market. Spending your pleasure time to pedal to and stop at Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. This is the first Monastery building site in Indochina, 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.

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

Day 4: Chau Doc - Tri Ton - Ha Tien
Enjoy morning ride on trails to Tra Su nature reserve forest and it is also bird sanctuary, You will experience boat rowing, trekking into cajuput trees, wetlands that attract a great variety of birds including storks, egrets, cormorants, peafowl and water cocks. Then we continue cycling to Ba Chuc memorial before a transfer to Ha Tien in late afternoon.

  • 30 - 90km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 5: Ha Tien - Phu Quoc Island 
We check out hotel for Phu Quoc after your breakfast at the hotel. Super Dong high speed boat will leave at 8:00 am and it takes about an hour and 15 minutes to get to Bai Vong dock, Phu Quoc Island. You should be on boat 30 minutes before the boat ride begins. You will be arrived at the bai Vong dock around 10:20 am. Tour end!

  • High speed boat to Phu Quoc Island
  • Breakfast

Reviews

Patrick Swift party from UK

Brilliant trip! Throughly enjoyed it. Dat was our excellent guide and I would recommend him to everyone. We was not have experienced true Vietnamese if we have taken a one day trip from HCMC or if we had stopped at age we towns, taken a boat trip. This trip showed us how people live, different culture belief, people in their daily lives. Beautiful landscapes and wonderful people. The truly memorial experience showed with excellent guide. 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 Dec, 2015

Isabelle et Claude from France

Hello Mr Van the man I sent yesterday our note on Trip Advisor ( excellent of course ). I wrote it in French so that it may bring new bikers from french countries. It also is easier for us to express our deepest gratitude in French. So many moments filled with peacefullness and beauty are now part of our memory. Thank you for joining us those two days. Your sharp awareness for details made the journey a little more special. We are now planning a short stretch to Phnom Penh, as you know. Thanks to Ms Quang for the arrangment. By the way, we think she would be a great guide!!! May Vietnambackroads lead you into your furthest dreams, best regards. Feb 6th-10th 2014 Isabelle et Claude

Lisa & Peter "theoggies"

I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know we had a fantastic time on our recent cycle tour of the Mekong Delta region with Vietnam Backroads. Both you & Dat were fantastic guides and made the trip a memorable one. We are more than happy to blog our experience / feedback on your web site and that of LonelyPlanet and TripAdvisor in the coming weeks. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to other travelers or travelling with you again in the future. In fact we are already contemplating returning next Jan with our teenage daughters. Thanks also for providing the Backroads cycle jerseys and shorts. We had intended to pay for them as a souvenir of the trip, we didn't expect them for free. You are very kind. We will wear them regularly at home and take every opportunity to promote your company to others considering a cycle tour in Vietnam. 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 Jan 2014 Yours sincerely, Lisa & Peter

Adam Harrison From Britain

Hey guys- here is my review of the trip, please feel free to publish it on your website. I'll also be sure to publish it on tripadvisor.com and anywhere else that might be helpful to you. Here it is- 'My wife and I chose the 5 day tour across the Mekong Delta. We had hoped to get to know the 'real Vietnam' and knew that by cycling, we had a good chance of getting to more out of reach places. My expectations were already high for the tour but somehow it managed to far exceed those expectations in what turned out to be a journey we'll remember for the rest of our lives. Firstly, I need to assure whoever may be reading this that Vietnam Backroads as a company is one of a kind. Van pioneered this way of exploring the delta and his routing is just perfect, balancing every aspect of country life day by day with a journey that slowly but surely continues to surprise the rider. Trustworthy and professional, have no doubts about booking a tour with them. Further to this, it is well worth mentioning that the 'service' elements to the trip are also excellent. My wife and I had our own air conditioned support vehicle, standing by and transferring luggage and supplies out of sight but only ever a short ride away. We also had the luxury of having all minor costs including ferry fares, fruit, lunch, dinner and hotels completely taken care of, something that allowed us to completely relax and fully absorb the experience. Whilst on the bikes we had expert knowledge at our disposal from our wonderful guide Loc, who would always let us decide how far we'd like to go that day, customising the experience to suit both me (a regular rider) and my wife (someone who only rides occasionally). The pace was never dictated and photos or stops were always accommodated. The paths were usually completely car free and the flat delta made for very smooth riding. The experience took in more than just cycling too... we were taken on private boats to floating markets, explored mangroves and discovered Temples and history of all kinds along the way. Meeting the wonderful people is something i'll never forget, they are naturally joyful and are openly kind wherever you happen to stop. I can still hear the kids running out to yell 'Hello!' wherever we went! The Hotels were great, naturally some were better than others but only ever where the city or town didn't accommodate as many tourists- a minor cost well worth paying in exchange for the adventure of straying from the beaten track. In summary, we had an amazing time. We ate multiple courses of wonderful food, were expertly guided wherever we went, saw places I'd never have imagined and had every comfort taken care of in a land where we were greeted with smiles and hospitality from everyone we passed by. If you are considering a trip and are not sure, just book it. You won't regret it, and whilst I am certain that all the guides are great, be sure to request 'Loc' for your trip, his kindness, knowledge and service go far beyond any guide that I have ever experienced. Book now before the secret is out!' Adam and Jeanne. December 4, 2013

Natalie Whitty family from UK

Hi Vietnam Backroads team, This was a wonderful experience which enabled us to see Vietnam in a way we never could have alone. Dat was an intelligent, diligent, caring, truly fantastic guide. Thank you thank you thank you! Natalie Whitty, Thank you for a fantastic trip. Dat an Cuong looked after us both very well and I feel like I have seen a lot of Vietnam that would not have been accessible to me otherwise. I will certainly recommend Vietnam Backroads to my friends. Dat has been a excellent host throughout. Thank you and I hope to come back soon! Nov 1st - 5th, 2013

Ulrike party from Germany

Thanks for organizing a wonderful 5 days bike trip from Saigon to Phu Quoc. we wish you have a happy and successful new year. Hope you joined a big party with all of your family members and friends. Biking from Saigon to Sadec. 14 April 2011

Thomas Naisby and Rebecca O'Rourke

Hi Vietnam Backroads team, As we are budget travellers this trip was a big cost for us but we had an excellent time so very glad we did it. We were never pressured in tipping or buying things and snacks/drinks were provided whenever we felt like it which was a good touch. Guide was great fun and made the trip more enjoyable. Dinner was also very good. Very friendly guide. The journey was just challenging. Minivan' diver always providing enough water, snacks. The trip to experience the Mekong Delta was very accommodating to our needs. Ms Quang in the office in Saigon was so nice and helpful too.

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