Countryside Discovery Bike Tour 5D/4N

Tour code VBT: 5F - MBT Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 5 days/4 nighs Cycling distance 250 - 300km
No. of cycling days 4 full days, 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 take 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= 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 guide
- Pick up at/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: HCM - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh 
Tan An town is just an hour from Ho Chi Minh by bus. After you are met and picked up at hotels, an hour driving you to Tan An’ urban Dist for a lovely morning ride. We ride on pathways of rice paddies, corn fields and dragon fruit. Many break stop for fruit, water. Lunch will be served at restaurant in My Tho city. The afternoon ride is about 30 km. Your guide will choose the shady concrete pathway through water palm plantation and local markets. You will have regular stop in roadside for short breaks for water, snacks, fruit and relaxing in hammocks. Our day ends at countryside of Tra Vinh after a ferry crossing.

  • 25 - 50km, easy/ moderate
  • Lunch/ Breakfast

Day 2: Tra Vinh – Tien Can – Cau Ke – Tra On - Can Tho
The scenery on pathway to Can Tho is wonderful. Depending on group cycling ability, a tailored special route is planned for long day passing numerous villages of Khmer, colorful Khmer temples and rice fields on horizon. We break for lunch in small town. Then leisurely afternoon bicycle ride on small track along riverside through many islands and passing local fruit orchards. A big chance is to break 30 minutes on small ferry boating through some islands before we end up our today's ride at Can Tho city.

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

Day 3: Can Tho – Phong Dien – Tho Lai – Co Do - Long Xuyen 
After a very early breakfast at the hotel, we will take a boat trip to famous Cai Rang floating market before cycling on narrow country road cross small natural rivers, ride alongside some rivers, and authentic villages. We stop for coffee break at Phong Dien. Then we will ride on tiny concrete paths alongside many small/big rivers to Tho Lai. By cycling, you can see rivers used as a means of travel or transport in the area such as wooden cargo boats, water taxi, grocery boats and rowing boats are moving busily up and down. Your lunch is reserved at local as planned. Then we take dirt track, trails through agricultural irrigation canals to rural area of Long Xuyen city. The afternoon ride enables you to see farmers raising ducks on both farming lands and canals.  Besides these activities, can see some frog and eel farms at home of local. We get on the van for a short transfer to Long Xuyen city.

  • 25 - 80km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Diner

Day 4: Long Xuyen – Tri Ton – Nha Ban - Chau Doc
The fourth day’s ride is more challenges than the past 3 days. The type of local’s living we see today is also more characteristic than the places you have been and seen. In the morning ride, you will cycle on quiet country road through local factories making bricks, local markets and meet local who rarely see westerners at their home. After lunch, to avoid getting hot at noontime, we will have a transfer to Ba Chuc killing field for a short visit. Then we continue cycling on natural hilly back road through small villages, picturesque pagodas and stop at Tra Su Natural Reserve. A boat trip will take you through forest with tracking around the areas. After the boat ride, we continue to ride on path to Sam Mountain where we get on A/C van for a short transfer to Chau Doc. If time permitted, the ride will continue along the border to Chau Doc.

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

Day 5: Chau Doc – HCM 
Chau Doc border town is small but it’s the gateway to Cambodia either water ways or overland. The most interesting thing that travelers shouldn’t be missed is floating villages and Cham village. After your breakfast, we will check out for an hour and half boat ride to explore daily life of people living on floating village. You will be stopped at fish farming, floating house of local and walk around Cham village. Depending on time, your guide will figure out the following options:
Option 1: You will have a transfer back to HCM. Lunch will be arranged on the way.
Option 2: Taking a ferry crossing lower river branch and cycling 25 km on dirt track to Nang Gu ferry. Then we have lunch before driving back to HCM. Tour End!

  • 25km+, easy, moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

Reviews

Klaus Hansen & Trine Hyllested from Denmark

The trip has been a fun and interesting experience. The guide tailor made best route to suit us. Dat has been extraordinary; very friendly, knowledgeable and keen to show us Mekong's specialties. very good English and communication skill, and very considerate. 09 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 July, 2017

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