2 Days
Sai Gon Cai Be Vinh Long Ben Tre

Mekong Delta Saigon to Ben Tre to Vinh Long 2 Days

Itinerary: Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Ben Tre – Sai Gon

Experience living in the Mekong Delta and explore it by boat, bike. On this trip, you will be taken to Ben Tre- the kingdom of coconut trees in Vietnam and Mekong’s untouched lands. In addition, you will be staying in traditional Vietnamese houses and will have opportunities to interact with the local people. Not only will you be able to visit the local floating market, but you can even help the locals cook some Vietnamese dishes
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


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Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Ben Tre (Lunch, dinner)
8.00 am Depature by bus for Cai Be (about 2.5 hrs). On arrival, we board on boat for visit the floating market and
cruise over the mighty mekong river (about 1.5km wide) to Dong Phu island. We start cycling one hour under the green canopy, explore the orchards and daily life of farmers. Following lunch break, we will cruise down mekong river to Cho Lach canals, cycling to discover the nursery gardens & fruit orchards around. Returning to our boat, we cruise again one hour to Ben Tre for the night. Overnight home stay in farmer house.
(40km cruise away, its location is denoted by the blue dot on the map to the right).
Day 2: Ben Tre to Sai Gon (Breakfast, lunch)
This day, we cycle total around 35km from morning until 3.00 pm with many stops and visit.
After breakfast, we start cycling 4hrs back on small trail along the river, see daily life of the locals, feeling lost on winding road under the green coconut canopy. The coconut palms that make Ben Tre famous in Viet nam.
On arrival in Ben Tre at noon time, we cruise down the busy branches of Mekong and into a peaceful canal. Visit an island orchard, lunch break with traditional meal, see the daily life of farmers and try exotic seasonal fruits unique to the region. Hammock siesta, then we cycle to explore this quiet area, call on coconut-candy workshop and other handicraft workshop (if time permitting) before coming back to our bus. Return to Sai Gon. End of tour.

We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.

* English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
* Accommodation Homestay
* Meals detailed in the itinerary (B = Breakfast , L = Lunches ,D = Dinners)
* Transportation by air-con.
* Boat trip
* Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
* Pump, bike tools, spares tubes.
* Spare bike
* Mineral water drinking.
* Seasonal fruits.
* Snacks

* International airfares
* Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
* Items of a personal nature
* Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
* Mineral water beyond that supplied
* Bike Hire: US$10/day
* Single Supplement
* Optional excursions
* Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
* Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
* Visa fees
* Departure taxes
* Tipping for guiding

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