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8 Days Cycling Holiday in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
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Sunrise Central Hotel, 135-137 Lý Tự Trọng, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, 700000 Vietnam

Cultural Cycling Holiday Vietnam

Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is your home. It is a country of historical vestiges, breathtaking natural beauty, and colorful culture with myriad influences. With a thousand-year history and multi-religious civilization, treasured heritages, and diversified topographical zones, Vietnam is promising to gratify your biking holiday. Getting off the popular short-lived boat trips, discover the granary of Vietnam and Mekong Delta by cycling on the tracks across countless rivers and orchards. Enjoying the countryside scenery can leave you unforgettable feelings.

Key Information:

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Mostly unpaved, rocky, hilly, mountainous, flat, paved, mostly flat
  • Starts in: Ho Chi Minh
  • Ends in: Chau Doc
  • Difficulty level: Challenging (cyclist needs to have a high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46 to 80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: 210 miles / 338 kilometers
  • Vacation type: Road
  • Type of bike: Road bike

Highlights

  • Relaxing countryside biking
  • Visit pagodas and floating markets
  • Exciting boat rides along Vietnam's rivers
  • Cycle along palm trees, winding roads, and villages
  • Support vehicle, mechanic, and bike escort
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Delectable breakfast every day
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
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Accommodation

Sunrise Central Hotel

On night one, you will stay at the three-star Sunrise Central Hotel in a deluxe room with no window. The deluxe room is on 20 square meters. It features a choice for double or twin beds, a tea or coffee maker, complimentary bottled water, free Wi-Fi internet, an in-room safe, electric key lock, IDD phone, mini bar, cable LCD TV, smoke detector, and a sprinkler system.

Mekong Rustic Homestay

On night two, you will stay at the local three-star Mekong Rustic Homestay in Tien Giang. Situated on one of the most beautiful islands on the Mekong River, Cai Be Town, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Rustic stands beside Cai Be floating market among fruit gardens which emphasize the beautiful but seldom visited rural areas on this side of the Mekong River.

Locally-designed, with Vietnamese rustic architecture, the homestay will bring you a cozy atmosphere and relaxing feeling inside the natural site. Features include a private balcony with a garden view, a clean bathroom with an individually controlled hot water system, a fan, writing desk, and slippers.

Cuu Long Hotel

On night three, you will stay at the local three-star Cuu Long Hotel in the ROH room.

TTC Premium Hotel

On nights four and five, you will stay at the local four-star TTC Premium Hotel in a deluxe room in Can Tho. The hotel is an ideal destination, located at the heart of a beautiful riverside, Can Tho. In just a two-minute walk, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of the riverside. The 10-story building hotel offers you panoramic views of both the city and river. The 107 well-equipped and spacious rooms will make your stay a perfect one.

The Deluxe City View or River View is where you can admire the sunrise and sunset from the balcony while enjoying the scenery of the whole city or the sunrise and sunset from the balcony while enjoying the whole Hau River panorama. It includes two single beds or one big bed.

Hotel facilities is include a balcony, welcome tropical fruits, country breakfast daily, two bottles of mineral water per day, in-room tea-making facilities, in-room safe, laundry services or dry cleaning, a gymnasium, airport or hotel transfer, foreign exchange, guest service, car park, restaurant, high-speed wireless internet access, shoe shine, and a concierge.

Hoa Binh Hotel

On night six, you will stay at the local three-star, Hoa Binh Hotel in a standard room in Long Xuyen. The standard rooms are 24-square meters in size, features a twin bed, minibar, 32-inch LCD TV with international channels, air-conditioning, a telephone, safety box, closet, kettle, hairdryer, water heater, bathtub, coffee or tea-making facilities, mineral water, and internet Wi-Fi.

Chau Pho Hotel

On night seven, you will stay at the local three-star Chau Pho Hotel in a superior room in Chau Doc. Chau Pho Hotel is located at the center of Chau Doc City which is among the prettiest three-star hotels in the city. It is just a 15-minute drive from tourist, historical, and cultural sites. At Chau Pho Hotel, rooms are checked for good quality and regularly maintained to guarantee their sustainability as well as luxury, comfort, and cleanliness. Staying at Chau Pho Hotel, you will find the accommodation and facility luxurious and sufficient with rooms that have large windows and are bright and airy where you can view nice landscapes outside.

The hotel features new and luxurious equipment and devices, a solar water system, large and airy corridors as each floor has two stairways at both ends of the corridor, all day security service with a camera system and fire detection, a generator of high capacity to guarantee the daily power, a safe and private respirator protection, and free Wi-Fi in public areas such as the lounge, restaurant, conference room, and private rooms.

The superior rooms a double bedroom or twin room, are newly upgraded with new furnishing and a carpeted floor, equipped with a bathtub, shower, hot and cold water, air-conditioner, minibar, tea table, desk, mirror, and other facilities, free tea, coffee, and one mineral bottle per person per night, and a free breakfast buffet.

Program

Day 1: Arrival Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), the team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. You will first adjust the bikes to your height and then you can either rest from your journey or wander around central HCM City. HCM City is the vibrant and commercial hub of Vietnam. Note that the standard check-in time is 02:00 p.m.

Day 2: HCM City – Cai Be – Tien Giang (16 miles / 25 kilometers – 3/5 difficulty)

You will be picked up by your bike guide at 07:30 a.m. from your hotel and you will take a one and a half hour drive out of Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Cai Be floating market. It is one of the most famous floating markets in the Mekong Delta. It is a wholesale market where tropical fruits and vegetables are sold. If you want to know what they sell, you can recognize them from their bamboo poles. The vendors hang what they sell in front of the boats.

You will stop in the riverside villages and then take a short walk around to see how the locals make coconut candy, popcorn, and rice crispy. In the afternoon, you will have a bike ride around Cai Be and along the system of the Upper Mekong River. You will see the local riverside market on the way, the best one for tourists to have a look around. Thereafter, the team will transfer you to your accommodation in Tien Giang for some relaxation and your and overnight stay. Breakfast will be provided.

Day 3: Vinh Long – Ben Tre – Tra Vinh (40 miles / 65 kilometers – 3/5 difficulty)

You will pass the Rach Mieu Bridge and keep cycling on country roads towards Que Son. The roads are remote winding roads under a green canopy, coconut palms that make the region of Ben Tre famous. It is far from tourists and the bustle of HCM City! On arrival in the town of Ben Tre, you will take a boat trip around the village. In the afternoon, you will shuttle by minivan over the Ham Luong River and use the ferry. Following which, you will keep cycling to Tra Vinh where you will stay overnight.

Day 4: Tra Vinh – Tieu Can – Can Tho (53 kilometers – 3/5 difficulty)

The first destination on day four is Tieu Can. There, you will discover the beautiful Theravada Pagodas and encounter the Khmer monks who are originally from Cambodia. A short cycle ride later, you will visit the fascinating Ang Pagoda.

You continue to cycle another 21 kilometers to Tra On and take a short ferry trip to Luc Si Thanh islet. Once there, you will drive with the van to the Cai Cu harbor and take the ferry to Can Tho, where you will stay overnight. Breakfast will be provided.

Day 5: Can Tho at leisure

You will enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then, you will be free all day for some relaxation, swimming, or shopping in the town center. Lunch and dinner will be at your own arrangement for more flexibility. You will stay overnight in Can Tho.

Day 6: Can Tho – Long Xuyen (33 miles / 95 kilometers – 3/5 difficulty)

After a very early breakfast, you will ride on a narrow paved road via the Cai Rang floating market. You will weave through the morning traders, as you pedal along the banks of the very busy river. Taking in another market, you will continue on to Phong Dien Village. There will be a 30-minute transfer to the town of Long Xuyen where you will stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 7: Long Xuyen – Tri Ton – Trasu – Chau Doc (68 miles / 110 kilometers – 3/5 difficulty)

After a short and early morning transfer to Tri Ton, the cycling will start to undulate as you ride closer to Chau Doc. In the afternoon, you will cycle to the killing fields of Vietnam in Ba Chuc, where Pol Pot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978. The route loops around to Chau Doc along with the border.

Overnight at the hotel for the final night in Vietnam. Breakfast will be provided. If you still have some spare time, you can also visit the Tra Su Forest which has a great variety of birds and animals, of which some are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book.

Day 8: Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh departure

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Then, you will transfer HCM City for the departure. Note that the standard check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Skill level

Advanced

  • can cycle for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of bicycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Boat trip in Cai Be, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Cai Rang, and Chau Doc
  • Trip to the Cai Be floating market
  • Visit to the pagodas and the Khmer monks in Tieu Can

Location

This cycling holiday will take place in Ho Chi Minh, Cai Be, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Tieu Can, Can Tho, Cai Rang, Phong Dien, Long Xuyen, Tri Ton, Ba Chuc, and Chau Doc in Vietnam.

Food

During this cycling holiday, you will be provided with eight delicious breakfasts as well as snacks and two bottles of water during the biking tour. You may want to avail full-board meals. At an additional cost, you will be provided with six lunches and five dinners from day two to eight. You can be served with a Vietnamese set menu at a local restaurant or local house upon availability.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On day one, you may want to explore Ho Chi Minh City. It is a diverse city of the old and the new with many street food stalls, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and colonial French buildings. Feel free to stop for a cool beer or an iced coffee and watch the world go by.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Transportation by a vehicle with A/C
  • Bike and helmet
  • Light snack while cycling
  • Support vehicle, mechanic, and backup bike escort group from day 2 to 8
  • Boat trip in Cai Be, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Cai Rang, and Chau Doc as per the program
  • 2 bottles of water during tour days
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking guide(s) in the cycling tour

What's not included

  • Vietnam visa arrangement (if any) and stamp fee
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Hotel or room upgrade (upon request)
  • Festivity surcharge and festivity compulsory service by the hotel(s) if any
  • Tips, drinks, personal expenses, and others
  • Services not mentioned above
  • Full-board meals with 6 lunches and 5 dinners from day 2 to 8 (142 USD per person)
  • Visa arrangement services for 20 USD per person and 25 USD for the stamp

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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