Ride Ho Chi Minh to Tra Vinh
Leave Saigon for Mekong Delta with the Vietnam Backroads team. It takes around 2 hours to get to Ben Tre city by A/C minivan. We will discover people's lifestyles and activities from their homes and its surroundings in Ben Tre. In the late afternoon, you will have a ferry boat taken to the other side of Co Chien river and continue biking to the hotel in Tra Vinh.
Bike Tra Vinh to Can Tho
Your morning cycling is to explore and understand how Khmer people to make their living all year round in Tra Vinh province. You will ride on paths into villages and get close to Khmer living in Tieu Can, Cau Ke rural Dist. Your hands will be sore from waving at locals as kids run to the paths, smiling, laughing, and saying hello! Until now, Khmer people are still cultivating their farmland in the traditional style. After lunch, the afternoon' ride starts in the town of Tra On. We bike to explore fruit gardens on islets and take many ferries crossing Lower River to Can Tho city.
Cycle Can Tho to Chau Doc
From the hotel, its a short boat trip to the floating markets of Cai Rang, the biggest on in the Mekong Delta's Vietnam. On arrival, you will find yourself in the middle of a bustling and lively trade market on water. After the floating market, we travel through fruit orchards and cycle to remote villages in the area with natural creek landscaping and man-made canal, where we experience the warm hospitality of local families. Get back to A/C minivan for a transfer to Long City for lunch. After lunch, we will discover the new farming land, beautiful landscapes, and a transport system by waterways and motorcycle/bicycle only. If time permits, we will stop at Ba Chuc killing field in the late afternoon.
Speed boat Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
You will have an early start from the hotel for Cambodia today. A local guide of Hang Chau boat will pick you up at 7:15, your hotel after your breakfast, and take you to the dock at high speed leaving at 7:30 am. A local guide is also helping you with visa applications at the border gate. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and local life on the water on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh city. The picnic lunch box is included. End of tour! Biking Ho Chi Minh to Phnom penh