12 days 09 nights
Bicycle, off the beaten track, authenticity, meet the locals, Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
In the South, you will get to know the daily life of the Mekong Delta’s inhabitants throughout its villages. You will discover their culture, their traditions and customs as well as their handicraft.
What will you do during your trip?
This trip is dedicated to the discovery of Mekong Delta off the beaten track. That is why we offer you the possibility to have a bicycle day trip to visit this area at your own pace. This is an excellent way to get in touch with the local population with who you will share homemade meals.
For you, we have chosen a nice homestay in authentic guesthouse in Cho Lach. During the tour, you will mostly experience the bicycle in the countryside of Mekong Delta.
We provide a national tour guide skilled in group management.
Pick-up at your hotel. Departure to the Mekong Delta. Boarding for a ride in one of the Mekong arm. Visit a factory where objects based on coconut fibers are made. Bike ride to get in touch with the local way of life passing through schools, rice field, orchards… Lunch in a garden to discover Mekong Delta’s specialty; “elephant ears” fish.
Road to Cho Lach. Settlement at Mr. Nam Hien’s countryside cottage, a typical one along the Mekong Delta. Watching the preparation of traditional dishes, which will be served for dinner. Apéritif with the host family. Dinner with duck cooked in coconut milk, the house specialty. Night the cottage, private room.
Day dedicated to an off the beaten track bicycle tour in the delta. Beginning of the tour throughout little paths surrounded by lushly gardens after hitting a slightly bigger road along the river up to a local ferry. Crossing the river by ferry along with locals. On the other side you will go through a countryside road surrounded by rice fields, on the way visit of a small local pagoda.
Get into a way smaller path through a small village and embark on a small ferry, a glimpse of the real life of the delta. Next road along the river is boarded by fruit gardens and by many brick factories running on rice chaff. Visit then a colorful local pagodaand crossing of a bridge offering nice views over the delta. Picnic lunch along the way. Arrival to the cottage and time for relaxation.Big dinner to recover from the tour. Night at the cottage.
Bicycle trip towards Cho Lach local market. Bicycle ride back to the cottage throughout little luxurious trails surrounded by gardens and local houses. Lunch at the cottage. Drive to My Tho by crossing the big Bridge Rach Mieu connecting Ben Tre province and Tien Giang.
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, one of the largest pagodas of the South, with the mixing of Khmer, Chinese and French architecture styles. Route to Ho Chi Minh City through the peaceful scenery of the Mekong Delta. Transfer directly to the airport for return flight.