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Mekong Delta (TourzPlus™)

  • Itinerary Summary

    Vietnam is a fabulous cultural experience, we stay at very comfortable lodges and resorts and cycle almost entirely on quiet roads. Our tour explores the vast Mekong Delta which stretches from the Cambodian border to the East Sea.

    Join us before the Mekong Delta trip for our Bicycling, Beaches and Highlands 9 Day Inn Trip.

    Learn more about our TourzPlus™ partner tours and how they differ from regular ExperiencePlus! bicycle tours.

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    1. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Long Xuyen

      Highlights: Brilliant green rice fields, canals, and rivers

      We would like to fit you to your rental bike the evening before your tour begins and will arrange a suitable time. You will be collected at 7:00am from your hotel in Saigon for the three hour drive to the start of the cycle section on quiet Highway 30. The countryside is pancake flat with brilliant green rice fields threaded with a network of canals and rivers. We will visit the Vuon Co Stork sanctuary late afternoon, in time to see the birds fly in at sunset. 0-44 miles (0-71 km)

    2. Day 2: Long Xuyen to Chau Doc

      Highlights: River lifestyles of local people, Bassa catfish

      You will pass through huge expanses of paddy fields as you follow the canal system all the way to Chau Doc, close to the Cambodian border. This is a great way to see the river lifestyles of the local people; the canals are alive with boats transporting goods and the banks are lined with houses and fish cages. In the afternoon we will take a boat tour to visit a floating village, where the houses are built above fish cages, in which they grow the infamous Bassa catfish. This area has a large Khmer community, which combined with local Cham people and Chinese, forms a diverse melting pot of cultures. 36 miles (58 km)

    3. Day 3: Chau Doc to Can Tho

      Highlights: Heart of the Mekong Delta

      Located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is home to charming riverside landscapes, paddy fields, floating markets and myriad canals. 30 miles (50 km)

    4. Day 4: Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City

      Highlights: Floating Markets / Tour ends this afternoon

      A feature of the Mekong Delta are the floating markets situated at the main river junctions. We will take an early morning boat trip to visit one of the large markets at Cai Rang. Returning to our hotel for breakfast, we can then relax by the river before returning to Ho Chi Minh City after lunch. On the way you will see rice fields with rice drying along the roadsides, coconut palms and pagodas. 34 miles (54 km)

    • Highlights

      heart of the Mekong Delta, river lifestyles of the local people, Floating Markets, Bassa catfish
    • Includes

      Use of a quality 27-speed bicycle; 3 nights accommodation; boat trips to see floating markets and villages; 3 breakfasts; 4 lunches; 3 dinners (excluding drinks)
    • Countries

      Vietnam
    • Begin/End

      Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City
    • Arrive/Depart

      In and Out of Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN)
    • Total Distance

      234 km (140 miles)
    • Daily Distance

      0-70 km (0 - 44 miles)
    • Rating

      201 Most roads are paved but the road surface is often rough, so we recommend a hybrid or mountain bike with road tires.
    • Terms

      Terms & Conditions
  • Dates Price Single Supplement Notes
    Nov 3-6, 2014 $1145 $235 Price is for 2 people. With 4 people price is $1025, per person. Book it

    * We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the single supplement rate. This fee will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available this fee will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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    • Vietnam Visa Information

      Vietnam's embassy website has the latest info on getting a visa for travel to Vietnam. Be sure to allow 5-7 business days minimum for processing.

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