MeKong Delta Exploration 9D/8N - My Tho - Ca Mau - Nam Cang - Dat Mui

Tour code VBT: 9A - MBT Road surfaces Mixed dirty track, concrete path, country back road
Tour lenth 9 days/ 8 nights Cycling distance 450 - 530 km
No. of cycling days 8 days Group size Mi: 02 - Max: 12
Tour meets in HCM Tour ends in HCM
What's included What's not included


 Tour code  VBT: 9A - MTB  Duration  7 days/ 6 nights
 No. of cycling days  6 full days and a half  Distance  450 - 530 km
 Minimum ages to ride  9  Group size  Mi: 02 - Max: 12
 Tour meets  in HCM   Tour ends  in HCM
 Road surface  Mixed dirty track, concrete path and country back roads
 What's included  What's not included
- A/C van takes up all cyclists and luggage - Personal travel insurance
- Truck to carry all bikes and spare bikes, tool kits - Single accommodation
- New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brakes - Other personal expenses
- Helmets, new botles of water - Drinks are not included with any meal
- All entrance fees and boat rides  
- All ferry tickets in countryside  
- B = 8 Breakfasts, L = 9 Lunches, D = 8 Dinners  
- Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits and facial tissues  
- 8 nights: double room and twin share  
- Experienced English speaking bike guides  
- Pick up & drop off at hotels  

 

Dates

Destinations

Highlights

Activities

Distance

Meals

 Day 01

 HCM - Cho Gao - My Tho

 

 Cycling + transfer

 20 - 70 km 

 L/D

 Day 02

 Ben Tre -Tra Vinh - Soc Trang

   Cycling + transfer

 30 - 70 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 03

 Soc Trang- Vinh Chau- Bac Lieu

 

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 80 km 

 B/L/D

 Day 04

 Bac Lieu - Ganh Hao - Ca Mau

 

 Cycling + tranfser

30 - 90 km 

B/L/D

 Day 05

 Ca Mau- Nam Can- Dat Mui cape

 

 Cycling+transfer+boat

30 - 70 km 

B/L/D

 Day 06

 Dat Mui cape - Ca Mau

 

 Boat + transfer

no cycling  

B/L/D

 Day 07

 Ca Mau - U Minh - Rach Gia

 

 Cycling - transfer

30 - 70 km 

B/L/D

 Day 08

Rach Gia- Giong Rieng- Can Tho

 

 Cycling + transfer

30 - 75 km

B/L/D

 Day 09

 Can Tho - Vinh Long - HCM

 

 Cycling + transfer

25 km + 

B/L

 

Tour prices are based on hotel categories & group size 

 Make your own arrangements  3 star accommodation  3 - 4 star accommodation
 If you wish to arrange accommodations by   your own on entire trip! We'll revise the  trip cost. - US$1350 per person - 2 persons
- US$1310 per person - 3 persons
- US$1270 per person - 4 persons
- US$1240 per person - 5 - 7 persons
- US$1210 per person - 8 - 10 persons
- US$1180 per person - 11 - 12 persons
- US$1470 per person - 2 persons
- US$1430 per person - 3 persons
- US$1390 per person - 4 persons
- US$1360 per person - 5 - 7 persons
- US$1330 per person - 8 - 10 persons
- US$1300 per person - 11 - 12 persons

Day 01: HCM – Can Duoc - Go Cong – My Tho Dat Mui, Ca Mau
You are picked up at hotels for a 45 minutes transfer by vehiclce to rural village. Today' bicycle riding is divided into 2 different sections. In the morning, your an adventure is to discovery countryside in Long An province. We bike through beautiful, charming villages in countryside of Can Giuoc before we continue exploring the areas which well-know with jasmine rice. Can Duoc district is a major rice producer, particularly Jasmine rice (Nang Thom) which is grown nationwide. But, the most delicious is Nang Thom Cho Dao variety cultivated in My Le commune. The taste is silky, soft and delicate flavor from the unique exotic region because of its. We'll have lunch town of Can Duoc before a ferry taking you to further side of Vam Co River. 
Your ride in the afternoon is to cycle through rural villages of Cho Gao, Tien Giang province. This is a pleasure time you can enjoy scenery, local life and meet friendly locals working on shrimp, fish farms on unique paths along Upper Mekong River. Then, another ferry will taking you to fruit orchards that enable you to enjoy easy ride through green villages, vegetable fields before we end up today' ride at high 50. Then we ride on A/C van to home-stay.
  • 30 – 70km, easy/moderate
  • Lunch/ Diner
Day 02: My Tho - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh – Soc Trang Mekong trail, Kien Giang
After your breakfast at hotel, a short transfer you to Mo Cay’ rural to experience home land of coconut in the morning. Beautiful countryside with shady pathways gives a lovely ride through water palm plantations, coconut gardens. It has bike paths criss-cross its land and these paths link village to village. Some local ferry boats are small but big enough for you to cross natural creeks. After crossing Co Chien River lunch will be served at restaurant in Tra Vinh city. In the afternoon, you will have a chance to meet Khmer at their home, to stop at colorful temples and to understand Khmer culture. Your guide will lead you ride on back roads, cross ride rice paddy fields, villages of Khmer to Tieu Can where the today’ ride is end up. Then we relax on van/bus to Soc Trang.
  • 30 – 70km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 03: Soc Trang – Vinh Chau - Bac Lieu Ca Mau to Rach Gia
Today’ cycling adventures are divided into two different separate parts. After we have a stop at Bat pagoda, then we bike to remote in the morning. A beautiful bike ride through gently undulating farmland filled with large shrimp and fish farms. You will enjoy and experience a leisurely way of local life, friendly people in countryside villages until you reach the Vinh Chau town. After lunch in town, we bike through tranquil villages and bustling riverside markets before we reach and cycle on quiet back roads, passing longan fruit orchards and wind farms. This is the first Mekong Delta’ wind power project in Soc Trang and Bac Lieu provinces. There will be a 20 minute transfer to Bac Lieu city.
  • 30 – 80 km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner 
Day 04: Bac Lieu – Ganh Hao - Ca MauBoat trip to Dat Mui
In the morning, we ride through rice paddies, salt fields and shrimp farms then we continue riding on back roads Ganh Hao. In the afternoon, we cycle on beautiful country roads along Ganh Hao River. After 25km, your guide will figure out, if time permitted, we turn right on small country back roads and keep riding as we can ride as long as we want. Other way is going straight and it’s a short distance to highway 1A. Then get on A/C van/bus for driving to Ca Mau city.
  • 30 – 90km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 05: Ca Mau – Nam Can – Dat Mui Cape – home-stay 
Ca Mau is Mekong Delta Vietnam's biggest exporter of shrimp and prawns. Dat Mui is end cape of Vietnam and westerners are rarely seen there. We will stay a night at local home and enjoy special meals. The home-stay you stay inThis is a real home-stay that is really different from others in Mekong Delta region.
After breakfast, a transfer by van/bus taking us to rural Dist of Nam Can township. We ride on back road along rivers, through mangrove forest, passing local markets and schools. Most locals here using small boat with long tailed- engine for daily activities. Waterways is main mean of transport in Nam Cang and Dat Mui Cape. Stopping at local markets by river, see seafood farms, visit village has been famous for many years of traditional craft of weaving fishing nets. There is a variety of methods for weaving a fishing net that interesting you. Daily activities in this areas are kids have been taken to school by boat. People here are really hard fisherman and womem because Nam Cang and Dat Mui are famous fishing Dist of Mekong Delta' Vietnam. In the eveving, if you really would love to be as real local people. You can enjoy crab and fish catching and trapping with locals. You will learn some tips from your host. Stay a night at local home-stay.
  • 25 – 50km, easy/ moderate
  • Boat ride to home-stay
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 06: Dat Mui – Nam Can – Ca Mau
The end cape is the southwestern tip of Mekong Delta, Vietnam which features the Vietnamese natural landscapes and cultural characteristics of the south-west. In the morning, we will take a walk to the end cape, have some photos taken before we return to home-stay for breakfast. Enjoy a slow boat ride through forest; admire scenery, experience people life in Dat Mui. This is an opportunity you can meet locals at their fishing villages, see fish traps along rivers and see many isolated villages in the areas. Then we back to home-stay for lunch before we check out for a high speed boat ride through mangrove forset, and natural rivers to Nam Cang town.  The boat ride will finish its trip at the dock in town of Nam Cang. Spend an hour and half driving on van/bus returning to Ca Mau city.
  • Boat trip from Dat Mui to Nam Cang (Low boat/ high speed boat)
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
  • No cycling
Day 07: Ca Mau – U Minh - Rach Gia
Today ‘ride is easy and lovely ride as we cycle on smooth path through untouched villages, small jungle. Especially, we cycle the real back roads a long remote rivers; see many stilt houses, timber factories, and mangrove forests. We ride past tiny villages that Vietnamese and Chinese and Khmer living along river bank. You can see locals living use boat as main mean transport; cargo boats, water taxi, family high-speed boats with long tailed engine moving from different directions. After we have lunch at local restaurant, we get back to the bikes and continue to hit the path. We choose the best country back road to Tac Cau and have some ferry crossings in rural areas before we follow coastal road to Hoa Rach Gia Resort.
  • 35 – 70km, easy/moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 08: Rach Gia – Giong Rieng – Thoi Lai – Can Tho 
From the hotel, we get on local ferry which taking us to rural Dist. We pedal on path along canals, rice paddy field to Tan Hiep before we continue cycling to Thoi Lai via Co Do. Today' lunch will be served at local restaurant at local restaurant on the ways. There are so much thing you could see today such as; cargo boats, rice husking mills, buffaloes and daily life of locals. We bike on a dirt track, through beautiful country roads, pedal past rice fields and a network of manmade canals, witness water activities in the surrounding area. Overnight in Can Tho.
  • 30 -  75 km, easy/ moderate
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 09: Can Tho – Vinh Long – Cai Be - HCM
Can Tho is located in the center of the 12 provinces which make up the Mekong Delta. It is not only famous for rice but is also well-know for it's many floating markets. We'll have an early start by boat to a floating market, then head back to the hotel for breakfast. Transfer for an hour to Vinh Long town where we will cross the Co Chien River. Continue by bike to An Binh. Cycle 17 km to Cai Be town, then enjoy delicious lunch at an ancient house.  After lunch, we will cycle another 15 km on back roads to Cay Lay, Tien Giang province. Transfer to Saigon.
  • Boat ride to floating market
  • 25 km+, easy
  • Breakfast/ Lunch

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