The Cycling Mekong Delta 3 days tour is customized for those travel to Vietnam from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After crossing the Vietnam-Cambodia border gate, you will begin your cyling tour towards Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). You will bike through Chau Doc, Long Xuyen, Can Tho. This is an easy bicycle tour since you cycle on flat paved roads and backroads in the Mekong Delta area. Bike through local hamlets, rice fields and experience the rural, aquatic life.
Cycling Mekong Delta 3 days itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Chau Doc, Vietnam (D)
Arrive in Chau Doc in the afternoon, you will be met up with our guide and driver and transferred to hotel. Chau Doc, nestling at the foot of Sam Mountain on the Cambodian border, has a real frontier town feel to it. This busy little riverine town has large Cham, Khmer and ethnic Chinese communities and the distinctive architectural styles of each community can be seen in their places of worship around the town.
The rest day is your leisure.
Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 2: Bike the Mekong Delta l Chau Doc – Long Xuyen – Can Tho (B,L,D)
Today we will spend the whole day biking the Mekong Delta.
Wake up early to enjoy boating to explore fishing village. Chau Doc is home to the Cham and Khmer cultures, floating farmhouses and the Islamic Chancel Cham minority settlement.
After breakfast, our guide will take you out for a fantastic boat cruise to Cham Village, where around 4000 Muslim people living in the area. Cham village where the people are Muslim and speak Malaysian which is kind of unusual for Vietnam. These people live in houses on the land but because of the flood water in the rainy season, they have to build them on stilts 3 metres high.
After Cham Village we move on to fishing village, where the local residents make a living from farming fish in cages under their houses. These catfish are far too expensive for the locals to eat and so are all exported, mostly to the USA. Even the houses are all floating they are still on the electricity grid as the girl at the front of boat found out.
Enjoy a short hike up to Sam Mountain to take a panoramic view over the Cambodian border. Transfer to Can Tho via Long Xuyen and Thot Not, where we visit Nature Reserve at Thot Not Bird Sanctuary.
Enjoy boating through the park to witness the beauty of flocks of White Stork birds returning to nest at sunset. Your viewing platform provides a wide view of this daily spectacle of nature.
Continue driving to Can Tho, where we spend our night.
Day 3: Continue cycling the Mekong Delta l Can Tho- Saigon (B,L)
Wake up in the early morning to enjoy interesting boating to visit the most vibrant and bustling floating market of Cai Rang, where hundreds of boats of all sizes gather around for trading of their agricultural products. 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. Our shuttle will bring us our of town and cross Can Tho ferry, we get off at Binh Minh, where we start to cycle on dirt road passing through local villages My Thanh, My Hoa, Tan Phu 2, Hoa Binh, Phu Hoa. Along the way we ride past through orchards and canals of peaceful countryside of Vietnam.
Our cycling finish at Vinh Long then we hop in bus and transfer the rest legs to Saigon. The end of Lotussia Travel service.