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Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:20

Complete Mekong cycling tour

This typical trip is for those who love more challenging cycling in specific way to discover mekong delta of, it brings to travelers the many varied aspects of this watery Delta. This tour covers the complete highlights in the Delta.

It is a combination of cycling, boating, visits to cottage industries, fruit gardens, floating markets, locals homes

Day 1: Sai Gon - MyTho - BenTre

After our breakfast, we transfer a couple of hours out of Ho Chi Minh City to Tan An – the gateway to the Mekong Delta, where we start our riding through rice fields to My Tho city. Lunch break in MyTho.

After lunch we embark our boat to local orchards, visiting bee farm, coco candy work shop, then cycling to Phu Tuc where we stay over night. Dinner while we enjoy traditional music from locals (L,D)

Distance: 90 km

Cycling distance: 50 - 70 km

Day 2: Ben Tre - Tra Vinh

Morning start our ride in the country side passing rice fields, rivers we then arrive Tra Vinh town, Late afternoon we have city tour to Kh'mer pagoda and Oc Om bok pond. Over night in hotels ( B,L)

Distance: 70 km

Cycling distance: 50 - 70 km

Day 3: TraVinh - CanTho

We'll cycle to discover some of the most beautiful Theravada pagodas of TraVinh. Ferry crossing, continue along the small inter-provincial road to Can tho. O/N in CanTho. (B,L)

Distance: 70 km

Cycling distance: 60 km

Day 4: CanTho - Rach Gia

Early morning boat trip to visit the biggest floating market in Mekong delta, Cairang floating market. We then drive to Vi Thanh and start cycling onto Rach Gia. Picnic lunch en route. O/N in RachGia. (B,L)

Distance: 116

Cycling distance: 70 - 80 km

Day 5: RachGia - Hon Trem

Ride along the coastline heading west to the vibrant border town of Ha Tien. Passing a few mangrove swamps, beaches and rice fields. O/N in Hon Trem - Ha Tien. (B,L)

Distance: 92 km

Cycling distance: 92 km

Day 6: Hon Trem Ha Tien

This mornig we have a short tour to Hang Pagoda, ( Option for boat trip to island off shore) the free time on the beach. in the afternoon we cycling to Ha Tien town where we visit Ha Tien Cape and Temple of the founder

of Ha Tien Over night in Ha tien town.

Distance: 40 km

Cycling distance: 40 km

Day 7: Ha Tien- Chau Doc

Ride along VinhTe border canal to TinhBien, we stop over for short visit to Ba Chuc Cave - well known as ''killing field'', when the Khmer Rouge massacred thousands of Vietnamese in 1979. Continue riding to the foot

of the sacred Sam Mountain with its panoramic view over the vast plains of the Mekong Delta and far into Cambodia. O/N in ChauDoc. (B,L,)

Distance: 96 km

Cycling distance: 70 - 80 km

Day 8: ChauDoc - CaoLanh

Rising early for a boat ride through floating fish farms to a small Khmer village. Lunch, then Continue driving to Long Xuyen. OVer night in Long Xuyen town

Day 9: Long Xuyen - Ho Chi Minh

start in the morning we cycling to Cao Lanh, Lunch, drive to Ho Chi Minh City

Distance: 220 km

Cycling distance: 40 - 50 km

End of the trips

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