Day 1: HCM - Tra Vinh (25 - 60 km)
Tan An town is just an hour from Ho Chi Minh by bus. Are you are met and picked up at hotels, an hour driving you to this town for a lovely morning ride. We ride on pathways of rice paddies, corn fields and dragon fruit. Many break stop for fruit, water. Lunch will be served at restaurant in My Tho city.The afternoon ride is a very easy ride. Your guide will choose the shady concrete pathways through water palm and local markets. You will have regular stop in roadside for short breaks for water, snacks, fruits and relax in hammocks. Our day ends at countryside of Tra Vinh after a ferry crossing.
Day 2: Tra Vinh - Can Tho (B/L/D) (25 - 80 km)
The scenery on pathway to Can Tho is wonderful. Depending on group cycling ability, a tailored special route is planned for long day passing numerous villages of Khmer, colorful Khmer temples and rice fields on horizon. We break for lunch in small town. Then leisurely afternoon bicycle ride on small track along riverside through many islands and passing local fruit orchards. A big chance is to break 30 minutes on small ferry boating through some islands before we end up our today's ride at Can Tho bridge
Day 3: Can Tho - Long Xuyen (B/L/D) (25 – 80 km)
After a very early breakfast at the hotel, we will take a boat trip to famous Cai Rang floating market before cycling on narrow country road cross small natural rivers, ride alongside some rivers, and authentic villages. We stop for coffee break at Phong Dien. Then we will ride on tiny concrete paths alongside many small/big rivers to Tho Lai. By cycling, you can see rivers used as a means of travel or transport in the area such as wooden cargo boats, water taxi, grocery boats and rowing boats are moving busily up and down.
Your lunch is reserved at local as planned. Then we take dirt track, trails through agricultural irrigation canals to rural area of Long Xuyen city. The afternoon ride enables you to see farmers raising ducks on both farming lands and canals. Besides these activities, can see some frog and eel farms at home of local. We get on the van for a short transfer to Long Xuyen city.
Day 4: Long Xuyen - Chau Doc (B/L/D) (30 – 90 km)
The fourth day’s ride is more challenges than the past 3 days. The type of local’s living we see today is also more characteristic than the places you have been and seen. In the morning ride, you will cycle on quiet country road through local factories making bricks, local markets and meet local who rarely see westerners at their home. After lunch, to avoid getting hot at noontime, we will have a transfer to Ba Chuc killing field for a short visit. Then we continue cycling on natural hilly back road through small villages, picturesque pagodas and stop at Tra Su Natural Reserve. A boat trip will take you through forest with trekking around the areas. After the boat ride, we continue to ride on path to Sam Mountain where we get on A/C van for a short transfer to Chau Doc. If time permitted, the ride will continue along the border to Chau Doc.
Day 5: Chau Doc – HCM (B/L/) (30 km)
Chau Doc border town is small but it’s the gateway to Cambodia either water ways or overland. The most interesting thing that travelers shouldn’t be missed is floating villages and Cham village. After your breakfast, we will check out for an hour and half boat ride to explore daily life of people living on floating village. You will be stopped at fish farming, floating house of local and walk around Cham village. Depending on time, your guide will figure out the following options
Option 1: You will have a transfer back to HCM. Lunch will be arranged on the way.
Option 2: Taking a ferry crossing lower river branch and cycling 25 km on dirt track to Nang Gu ferry. Then we have lunch before driving back to HCM.