After an hour driving on A/C to Ben Luc town, your bike guide will choose the best route for a morning cycling. We ride pass sugar cane farm, dragon fields and cycling through tiny villages not only in countryside of Long An province but also in Tien Giang province. There are many interesting things that we will see on our cycling country roads; farmers harvesting crops, raising duck behind family’ land, fish farm at local home. In the afternoon, the easy ride in the afternoon is to start at Ham Luong Bridge. We take our time to explore lively villages, see locals’ on moped carrying fruits to market, pigs are traveling on motorcycle to city as one-way trip, woman take turn to doing farm work in gardens while their husbands drinking and playing Chinese chess. Having a rest at ferry station to cross river to Tra Vinh city.
Tra Vinh and Soc Trang have a very big population of Khmer. Most local here mainly leave on farming, gardening. Amazing networks of path, rural countryside track giving you an opportunity to ride deeply to Khmer community. Today, you could explore not only daily lives of them but also learning ancient history and culture. We start our cycling adventure after 10 minutes transfer from hotel. All are smooth concrete paths through rural villages allows you to discover, to experience life styles and daily activities of not only Khmer but also Chinese. We will spend a morning on biking from Tra Vinh to Cau Quan via small town of Tieu Can. We travel across rice paddies, along canals and villages of Khmer, passing a hand of colorful temples, tiny thatch houses before we continue biking to Cau Quan Dist. Stopping at local restaurant in rural area for lunch. After first ferry crossing Mekong River to Dung Island where you explore the way of earning a living of locals on this Island. Ride past betel garden, sugar cane plantation, vegetable farm lands and fresh fish farms before a ferry taking to Long Phu town. Our private vehicle is standby here near this town. We get on our vehicle for half an hour driving to City of Soc Trang.
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 farmlands, fruit orchards and wind farms and then, your guide will lead you ride on narrow country back road through Chinese and Khmer villages to Bac Lieu city.
It is a very long way for you to ride from Bac Lieu to Rach Gia via Vi Thanh so your guide will choose the best route to accommodate your morning’ bicycle riding. We start riding from urban Dist not far from Bac Lieu town. We cycle pass many peaceful villages with Chinese, Vietnam and Khmer living together. See different people, life styles and experience techniques of growing different kinds of vegetable. Ride over small wooden bridges, see working buffaloes on farm. Arrived in Vi Thanh, a new town at noon time. Enjoy big lunch in famous restaurant before we continue this cycling adventure to Rach Gia. Many beautiful back roads to Giong Rieng giving you wonderful time to mingle kids going back from school, locals on scooters going back from work. We will stop and get on van/bus for a short driving to hotel in Rach Gia city.
After your breakfast at hotel, enjoy a 30 minute transfers by A/C vehicle to rural District to begin a morning ride. We pedal on path, single track across villages and wild grass fields, cajuput forest, pedaling along river as you racing with local cargo boats. Then we follow a single track along eucalyptus field to mountain To which is near Tri Ton. Passing some pagodas through palm trees closed to mountain. Stop for lunch at Tri Ton town. Our adventure cycling continues from small town of Tri Ton, ride single track through farm land and palm garden to Tra Su forest. Enjoy a motor boat ride and sampan boat to explore wild life of birds and forest reserves before a transfer to Chau Doc town.
You will have an early starts from hotel for Cambodia by boat today. After your breakfast, a local guide from Hang Chau boat will pick up you at 7:00 for boarding. Local guide is also helping you with visa application at Kaamsamnor border gate. This is a chance you can enjoy beautiful scenery and local life on water on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to the Phnom Penh city. Picnic lunch box is included. End of tour!