DAYS
07

Mekong Biking Tour

Private tour in South
HIT Indochina would like to introduce a special package and strongly believe that no one or company in Vietnam can set up this kind of unique program. We do set up 02 homestay but different style in different villages. The 2nd homestay is very basic but truly meaning of Mekong delta people life style.
Depart at: Sai gon
Finish at: Sai gon
Tour destinations: Sai Gon - Cu Chi Tunnel - Cai Lay - Cai Be – Vinh Long - Can Tho - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Sai Gon

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 1: Arrival in Saigon
Day 2: Sai gon - Cu Chi Tunnel 
Day 3: Sai Gon – Cai Lay - Cai Be
Day 4: Cai Be – Vinh Long - Cycling to Can Tho
Day 5: Floating market - cycle to Long Xuyen - drive to Chau Doc 
Day 6: Chau Doc – Xeo Quyt Eco-Tourism - Saigon

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Saigon

Xin Chào! Welcome to Vietnam.
Our tour guide picks you up at Tan Son Nhat airport in Sai gon. Then we will take 30 minutes transfer to our hotel in the center. During the transfer, the tour guide will brief about the program as well as the biking road, traffic conditions of Vietnam. Check in your room then enjoy welcome dinner in a fine restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine in this first evening. Overnight in Saigon
Summary
Hotel transfer:  20 mins
Meal:   Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: Sai gon - Cu Chi Tunnel

Wake up in the first morning in Vietnam in the most bustling city then enjoy the breakfast in a hotel. We start up our tour with an orientation city tour to know about this city and get along to the traffic in Vietnam. Then we drive 1 hour to the famous Cu Chi underground tunnel system to experience how the Viet Cong lived and fought during the American War.
Take start up biking for about 25km to explore the rubber plantation and backroad. Then we get down to the tunnel to reveal the complex of the whole system for about 2.5 hours next. Admire the incredible survival ability of human beings under violent armed attacks. We are back to Saigon in afternoon. If time permits, we will have a short visit to the most highlights of the city. Overnight in Sai gon.
Summary:
Biking: 25 km at introductory grade
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 3: Sai Gon – Cai Lay - Cai Be

Today we really kick start our biking activity. In order to avoid heavy traffic in the city center, we will leave our hotel for Cai Lay at 8.30 am. We then start paddling on the countryside road around the beautiful villages. We will break for lunch at a local restaurant. 
Following lunch, we enjoy a leisurely, two-hour afternoon bicycle ride along a narrow dirt road during which we traverse bridges and pass through local farms. Arriving in Cai Be, we board a boat to the floating market and then cruise over 1.5km-wide Mekong River. You can expect spectacular sunsets along the Mekong biking route. We have dinner at and stay overnight in Caibe.
Summary
Cycling: 40 km at moderate grade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay or Eco-lodge in Cai be

Day 4: Cai Be – Vinh Long - Cycling to Can Tho

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the family and cross the Mekong River on a boat. Under the cool shelter of the green canopy, we take the boat crossing for Vinh Long. We then have an extended ride from Vinh Long to Cantho. This is a long day on two wheels, going through immense rice fields and countryside villages. After lunch, we continue cycling to our hotel in Cantho. Overnight in Cantho
Summary
Cycling:   60 km -  Moderate grade
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, 
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Day 5: Floating market - cycle to Long Xuyen - drive to Chau Doc

Early get up for a great boat trip to one of the busiest floating market in Southeast Asia - Cai Rang floating market. You need to wake up early this morning at around 5am. Cai Rang is a wholesale market then it will finish at around 7am so that retail traders who bought commodity can move back to retail markets. We will see a lively and colorful market on a large bend of the river. Boat trip back to town for breakfast in the hotel then check out.
Turning up a quiet canal and mounting our bikes for a ride 2 hour in single trails along small canals and in countryside road, enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery and meeting the locals (many on bicycle too). We have lunch on the way at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we continue and finish cycling in Long Xuyen. The private van will transfer you from Long Xuyen to Chau Doc. Overnight in Chau Doc, dinner by yourself.
Summary
Cycling: 75 km - Smooth paved road - Moderate grade
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc

Day 6: Chau Doc – Xeo Quyt Eco-Tourism - Saigon

After breakfast at your hotel, the private van will transfer you back to Saigon with a stop for lunch on the way. The highlight today is visiting the fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating homes of Cham village & Xeo Quyt Eco-Tourism. Then, you will enjoy the last cycling on Mekong delta about 1.5 hours on the way. Then the private van will transfer you to Saigon in the late afternoon then you will free at leisure for the rest of the day after a biking day in Mekong delta. This 
Summary
Biking:  25km at introductory grade
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Saigon

Day 7: Sai gon departure

Free time at your leisure to discover the city in your own way until transferring to the airport for connecting with your onward flight to next destinations or your home country.
Services for our "Mekong biking tour" ends up here.
Summary
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:  Not available

Why this Tour?

  • Backroad biking to Cu Chi tunnel
  • Dirt trails in village to Cai be
  • Several floating markets
  • Beautiful bike to Long Xuyen
  • Cham village and Xeo Quyt Eco tourism

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 1380 pp 
Group 2 persons: US$ 715 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 575 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 450 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 250
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

What is Included

  • Daily breakfast and other meals
  • Accommodation at twin shared basis
  • Professional bikes 
  • Boat trips as mentioned
  • Supported minivan, All transfers.
  • English biking speaking guide
  • Snacks and fruits on biking days
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters
  • Service charges and taxes

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights from/to your country
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Others not mentioned

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