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Overview

The quiet country lanes and charming villages of the Mekong Delta form the perfect backdrop for a family cycling holiday. Explore this authentic corner of Vietnam by bike, pedalling slowly through the vibrant landscapes and stopping to meet friendly locals. This is the ultimate active escape for adults and kids.

Trip Highlights

Family Cycling To Mekong

Cycle Vietnam’s backroads

Take advantage of the quiet rural trails of the Mekong Delta to bike through villages and scenes of local life.

Learn about life on the Delta

Travel by boat past riverside villages, bike to fruit orchards and farms and browse incredible floating markets like a local.

Get a taste of local cuisine

Discover the secrets of Vietnamese food with a cooking class and dine on traditional dishes unique to the Mekong Delta. 

Itinerary

1

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be / Vinh Long

Transfer from hotel to Cai Lay: 2 hrs Cycling distance for short option: 15km Cycling distance for long option: 30km Difficulty: Easy

This cycle excursion leaves the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City behind and heads towards the Mekong Delta. Upon reaching Cai Lay, the bikes are unloaded and the tour sets out on the short ride to Cai Be; pedal along back roads enjoying scenic views. The ride runs through a maze of narrow alleys and small bridges leading to an ancient house set amid a peaceful fruit orchard. Return to Cai Be late in the  afternoon to relax at the beautiful Mekong River resort.

This evening, take part in a cooking class held at the resort. This is a great opportunity to learn how to prepare some traditional Vietnamese dishes and to hand pick fresh ingredients from the resort’s garden.

Overnight in Cai Be

2

Cai Be / Vinh Long - Can Tho

Transfer from restaurant to a local village: about 1 hr Transfer from hotel crossing Tien River by boat Cycling distance for short option: 40km Cycling distance for long option: 50km Difficulty: Easy

Rise for an early breakfast before setting out by boat for a transfer across the Tien River. This morning’s cycle will go around the island revealing its slower pace of life. Pass by many cottage industries, cross over wooden bridges above small estuaries, and traverse large rivers via ferry enroute to Vung Liem.

After stopping for lunch in a local restaurant, there will be a short transfer to discover the best cycling routes leading to Can Tho. The afternoon ride offers a change of scenery from this morning with open rice fields lined by palm and coconut trees. These quiet country roads pass through many small villages and offer another glimpse into the life of local people; a fantastic day of cycling that explores the true essence and pace of life in the Delta.

Dinner tonight can be had at the resort or dine out to experience some truly local cuisine.

Overnight in Can Tho

3

Can Tho Bike Loop - Ho Chi Minh city

Transfer from Can Tho to hotel: around 3 hours Cycling distance for short option: 20km Cycling distance for long option: 40km Difficulty: Easy

Begin the morning by weaving through the bustling streets of the morning market and cycling along the banks of the lively riverfront. Continue to a narrow paved road to Phong Dien floating market and absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, and small docks loading and unloading rice. The last stretch of the journey follows a narrow lane through the hidden backwaters of the Delta and the towns of O Mon or Binh Thuy.  Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Can Tho; check out of the hotel and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Luggage transfer.
  • Vehicles: (varies based on local conditions and vehicle sizes available). Private air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and back up as itinerary.
  • Bike ($45/bike/trip), helmet, 1 biking water bottle per person.
  • Plenty of water provided throughout the day when cycling.
  • Snacks and local fruits.
  • 1 Exo Adventure Certified English Speaking Guide.
  • 1 assistant guide for 8-16 cyclist, 2 assistant guides for 16+ cyclists.
  • 1 first aid kit per guide.
  • Each guide will have a full set of travel bike tools.
  • Main support vehicle will have spare parts.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
  • Boat trip / Ferry ticket where mentioned in itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tickets where mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as listed above.
  • Flight reconfirmations.

Our services don’t include:

  • Visa arrangement
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water – we can add this into costs at agents request
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
  • Tips
  • Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion.
  • Other language speaking guides

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