Best mekong delta cycling with boat cruise and homestay in the heart of mekong delta.
Mekong Delta Cycling tour with boat cruise and homestay 2 days Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch)8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a leisurely, two-hour bicycle ride on peaceful country lanes and quiet roads that pass through local villages and along canals. This offers you several stops on the route, seeing seasonal fruits at the tropical plantations such as rambutan, durian, longan, jackfruit, etc…We board our boat for a cruise over the mighty Mekong river (~ 1.5km wide), past waterfront villages and the Cai Be floating market, pausing for lunch of local specialties on Binh Hoa Phuoc island. After lunch, we start a short cycling on small paths under the green canopy alongside water, mostly shared with just pedestrians, other local cyclists and scooters, to explore the orchards and daily life of farmers.We start again in CaiNgang village - a two hours riding on immense rice fields, through numerous rural riverside villages, visiting Khmer Pagoda en route. Last climb up to CanTho suspension bridge over the mighty Mekong river (Tonle Bassac), see panorama sunset view of the mekong. O/n at homestay place (or a hotel in Can Tho city).Day 2: Can Tho to Sai Gon. (Breakfast, lunch)Start our mekong delta cycling tour again by boat. After breakfast, we embark on a morning boat trip to explore the bustling Cai Rang’s floating market, where hundreds of local people trade on the river, before heading up a quiet canal for more cruising along winding waterways ( see this countryside cruise here http://youtu.be/EtIYTK619cs). We then pedal for two hours along back country roads along the river bank, taking in the breathtaking Mekong Delta scenery, and greeting locals (many of whom will also be on bicycle). The scenery is peaceful and dotted with bananas trees and fruit orchards and you can also visit other local markets along the way to watch how the local merchandisers do business.We also have a chance to visit the ancient Binh Thuy house amidst the scenery of the tranquil village. Built in 1870 and has long been renowned for its ancient beauty along with its unique architecture -French style but still remained traditional Southern Vietnamese style, this ancient house is one of the most appealing sites in Can Tho.On your way back to Saigon. It’s a chance to stop and walk to the rice field, find out more about rice industry.