Cycling in the Mekong delta
Cycling in the Mekong delta
Mekong Delta, Viet Nam
|Recommended for:||Individual, couple, family and team.|
|Trail types ridden||Rural trails|
|Tour length||02 days.|
|Total cycling time||4 hours|
Cycling in the Mekong delta package is an ideal option for those who wish to fully experience the landscape, people and culture of the Mekong Delta on two wheels. Join us for a unique and authentic rustic experience in the agricultural heartland of Vietnam.
- Ideally for those who love cycling
- Experience the tremendously lush beauty of the Greater Mekong;
- Visit a bustle Cai Be inland local market;
- Visit Cao Dai temple, Cai Be cathedral, the ancient house, traditional handicraft workshops and Mekong Rustic homestay on Tan Phong isles;
- Savour your self-picked tropical fruits at one of the most abundant orchards on Mekong river while listen to Don Ca Tai Tu;
- Boat trip to Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating market.
Travel activities: Walking, cycling and Sampan rowing
Physical rating: 3/5
Tan Phong Island, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province, Vietnam
Arriving early in the morning at around 9:30AM, you will be visiting the first stop-over Cao Dai Temple in Cai Be which is symbolizing for the local unique religion and then Cai Be Cathedral.
After that, you visit Cai Be inland market by bicycle, buy some fresh tropical fruits there and engage in the conversation with the local vendors. Continue to visit ancient and French colonial houses in the town. Leaving the town, you will be go on a local ferry from Cai Be to Tan Phong Isles and then we will row on a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees. This is optional depending on the tides of the Mekong river.
Back to the wharf, you will be cycling to Mekong Rustic homestay on Tan Phong isles surrounded by lush tropical fruit gardens. There you have a lunch break, with tea and refreshments prepared by the host of Mekong Rustic.
After break time,cycling around the peaceful Tan Phong Isles. Stop at local kindergarten if it is a school day (optional) to make friend with the kids in a village school and at a local farmer’s house to savour a cup of tea and local banana candies specialtiess. Enjoy your self-picked tropical fruits at one of the most abundant orchards on Mekong river while listen to Don Ca Tai Tu – an Intangible Cultural Heritage recognized by UNESCO
Saying goodbye to the friendly host, we keep on cycling to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop (optional) before leaving Tan Phong Isles to get back the pier and depart to Mekong Rustic Can Tho by your own transportation for overnight.
In the early morning at 05.30 AM, you will take a boat to Phong Điền floating market – the local market where they pick the tropical fruits from their garden to sell there and have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. Then you continue to cruise through a beautiful small canals to reach Cai Rang floating market – The biggest whole sale tropical fruits on floating market.
After experiencing floating market, you will visit a local family who made noodles by handmade with 3 generations and you can try to learn how to make noddle with them. You will have a light breakfast on local restaurant beside beautiful and quiet canals. You will be back to Mekong Rustic Can Tho at 10:00 AM
At 11:30, you will check out. The ferry will take you back the wharf to depart to HCMC. End of tour.
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- Local English speaking guide
- All meals as mentioned
- Welcome drink and local fruit
- Boat, rowing boat
- All Entrance Fees
- Healthy Vietnamese Lunche with local people.
- Hotel pickup & drop off from/to Ho Chi Minh city
- Personal expenses (beverage, telephone, laundry…)
- Travel insurance
- Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
General terms and conditions
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
Saving energy & water
Code of behaviour
- Travel with respect and genuine desire to learn about the local people and culture, encourage villagers pride to maintain their traditions.
- Respect holy, cultural, archeological places; do not remove any artifacts, do not touch or move religious objects
- Ask for permission before you take pictures or make video tape in the village.
- Avoid activities that are not fit for ecotourism such as singing karaoke, playing gambling, playing loud music...
- You could buy local products to help improve the lives of local people.
- Avoid giving gift directly to children which may encourages begging.