4 Days
Sai Gon,Tamnong , Chau Doc , Can Tho

Cycling Xeo Quyt base toTram Chim stork sanctuary to ChauDoc to CanTho 4Days

Itinerary: Sai Gon-Tamnong – Chau Doc – Can Tho  – Saigon

Mekong Delta Cycling Tours. Throughout this bicycle tour, you will be biking on narrow lanes to Xeo Quyt base and Tam Nong, the biggest stork sanctuary in Dong Thap. Tram Chim National Park is located 19 km to the east of the Mekong River, at an elevation of about 1 m. The topography of the national park is flat, sloping slightly to the East. In the past, several natural streams and rivers flowed from west to east, distributing water from the Mekong River to the plain of reeds. Now, these streams and rivers have been replaced by a system of canals flowing through the national park
The overnight bicycle tour is arranged in the Mekong delta area, in the south western Saigon. The biking tour is customized for small groups, cycling with kids, family bicycle tours since you mostly cycle on flat roads. You cycle very little on the main roads and most of the time on the back roads. The back roads varied from single track mud or rock to footpath sized concrete paths to one lane sized small roads, most of these couldn’t take cars and only bikes were used on them. You pass through villages and markets and on one street side

Transport by A/C mini van, bus, truck
Trek & Giant MTB, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits
Entrance fees, boat ride, ferry tickets
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch as mentioned in the tour itinerary
For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels
5 nights in 2-3 star hotels & 1 night in local house, room share
Experienced English speaking bike guides
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Drinks at restaurants

Additional information

Day 1: Sai Gon-Tamnong (stork sanctuary) (L) (30-50 km)
Green Trail Tours Pick up at your hotel and transfer for two hours to Tieng Giang province. Start biking from Cai Be to Cao Lanh city, ride on a single track trail and cross a network of irrigation canals which the French built before 1950. Then we cycle about 30 km to Xeo Quyt base, where a guide will show you the tunnel where former Viet Cong soldiers lived and fought the US army. Lunch will be served at the base. In the afternoon, transfer for 1 1/2 hours to Long An Dist, Dong Thap province, where we will cycle on quiet back roads to the Tram Chim stork sanctuary. In 1985, Tram Chim was established by the provincial government as Tram Chim Afforestation and Fishery Company, which aimed at planting the myrtaceous tree (Melaleuca leucadendra) to harvest cajuput oil, and the preservation of aquatic resources in the Dong Thap Muoi area. In 1986, the Sarus cranes were found here. In 1991, Tram Chim became provincial-level Natural Reserve to protect the Sarus crane. In 1994, by government delcaration, the reserve became a national nature reserve by the decision. This area has become Tram Chim National Park by the governmental decision 253/1998/Q dated December 29 1998.
Day 2: Tam Nong – Chau Doc (B/L) (40-65 km)
Enjoy a 2 hour boat ride to visit the stork sanctuary, then head back to the Guest-house to check out. Ride to Chau Doc town via Dong Tien Dist and Cho Vam town in the morning. In the afternoon, continue riding to Chau Giang, and cross the Mekong river to Chau Doc town. Overnight in Chau Doc
Day 3: Chau Doc – Can Tho (B/L) (50-90 km)
Check-out of the hotel and transfer out of Chau Doc smuggling town. Local smugglers appear on the roads from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm everyday. This is the lunch period in which policemen are taking their lunch break, so the smugglers take advantage of this to do their smuggling runs. Pedal from Nha Ban to Ba Chuc killing fields, pedal on country roads among mountains and rice paddies. Have lunch Tri Ton town, then riding to Long Xuyen through a new farming area, which was abandoned before 1975. It has only been utilized for farming since 1980. (Vung Kinh Te Moi) Finish bike ride today at Long Xuyen city, tranfer to Can Tho, the capital of Mekong Delta.
Day 4: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L) (30 km)
Enjoy a boat ride to Cai Rang floating market; this market is considerd the biggest and busiest of all floating markets in the Mekong region. Spend 30 minutes watching local boats navigate the waters around the market to ply their goods and haggle for the best prices. Then back to the hotel for checkout. Transfer to Binh Minh town, start cycling to Vinh Long via Tam Binh. Have lunch and drive back to Saigon. End of tour.

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