Mekong River biking take you deeper into the Mekong Delta also known as Cuu Long, meaning Nine Dragons Delta, because the Mekong empties through nine channels. Each of these nine main channels are connected via a vast network smaller waterways and as a result, water traffic is central to every aspect of life here. Located right on the bank of the Mekong River, the Mekong Riverside is the ideal base both for exploring the area and also relaxing.
Day 1: Start exploring local way of life and the beauty of Mekong Delta
Day 2: On wheels exploring deeper into the Mekong Delta
Day 3: Cai Be floating market and back to Saigon
Leaving Saigon in the morning, you will arrive at the Mekong Riverside Resort in the heart of the Mekong Delta at noon. Your private tour guide will welcome you and a lunch of local specialties will be laid on. In the afternoon, you will get on your bike and start exploring the surrounding area. You will visit Cai Be market and learn about many different kinds of local products from water rice and tropical fruits to candy and sweets made from coconuts. You will continue the ride with a visit to the Phu Chau pagoda and then cross the river by local ferry to cycle along the banks enjoying beautiful views of the rural countryside. On the ride back to your resort, you will visit a fish sauce factory, a Cao Dai temple and take a break at the local bonsai garden.
You will then join an interesting cooking class and have dinner at the resort. (-/L/D)
Today you will explore deeper into the Mekong Delta. Most of the local inhabitants make a living as farmers or fishermen. Thanks to the enormous amount of fertile land, the Mekong Delta is known as the rice basket of Vietnam. You will ride on village paths or paved roads free of heavy traffic and enjoy the nice views of life on the river and in the rice fields. After you cross the river in a ferry with local people you will visit a brickyard, rice and paper processing factories and an orchard garden where you can taste the seasonal fruits that will make this tour one of the most memorable. You will have lunch in a villager’s ancient house and then be back at the resort in the mid-afternoon for some relaxing, with free access to the swimming pool. Alternatively you can opt to go kayaking or fishing. (B/L/D)
Today you will take a motorboat ride to visit the Cai Be floating market. The floating market is a well-known specialty of the Mekong Delta. Here you will experience the exchange goods from boat-to-boat.
Arriving back at the resort, you will check-out and then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. (B/-/-)
Note: The price is per person and based on a group of 4 persons.
Transfer to and from Mekong Delta by private AC vehicle
2 nights’ accommodation at Mekong Riverside Resort (twin/double sharing)
Indicated meals (B as breakfast; L as Lunch; D as dinner)
English speaking guide on the indicated excursions
Motored boat ride and rowing boat
Bicycles and helmets
Cooking class & all other activities mentioned in the program.
Pre and post trip accommodation
Drink and Beverage