Explore Mekong's charm and friendliness by bicycle and boat.You will see areas otherwise hidden to cars by travelling by bicycle. Cycling is a great way to see the countryside and life of the locals, and cruising down the Mekong Delta's channels by boat is a great way to relax and take in the sites, and is both fun and good for the environment. This is your chance to travel into the hidden parts of the Mekong.
Day 1: Saigon - Vinh LongAt 8 am, you will be picked you up from your hotel in Saigon and head to My Tho village for your first boat trip. Take part in some late morning drifting down the bustling branches of the Mekong Delta and into the tranquil canals. The first stop will be one of the area's many islands. Visit a traditional Mekong Delta house and kitchen; indulge in some seasonal fruit along with some local tea and fresh honey; visit a local rice wine distillery for wine tasting; then paddle one of the small sampans along the smaller waterways. You will have a break for lunch after this jam packed morning, then a short rest, followed by a leisurely afternoon bicycle ride (2 hrs) on small dirt roads and walking bridges. Reach a local ferry crossing and then onto to Cai Be where we board a touring boat to the floating market and cruise over the mighty Mekong River. Our day ends at Binh Hoa Phuoc & An Binh Island where you can take in a great sunset view from the shores of the Mekong. Dinner and overnight at a homestay on island.Inclusion: Transfer, guide, bicycle, entrance fee, local boat, seasonal fruits, lunch, dinner and homestayDay 2: Vinh Long - Can ThoWake up early (around 8 am) and have breakfast, then its back on the bikes for a 1/2 hour pedal to the ferry crossing for Vinh Long. Then its time to cover some distance, by bike, to Can Tho. Depending on the groups cycling ability, a tailored special route will be planned for this day possibly passing villages with brick kilns where terracotta and pottery are made, or riding past rice fields, or cycling through numerous rural riverside villages. You will break for our lunch at a local street-side stall then the bus picks us up to Can Tho city. Late afternoon you have free time for a scenic promenade along the city quay or more cycling along the Can Tho riverbank (time permitting). Overnight in Can Tho at a hotel.Inclusion: Transfer, guide, bicycle, entrance fee, all meals, local boat and hotel.Day 3 : Can Tho - SaigonMorning boat trip to the interesting and chaotic Cai Rang Floating Market, then up a quiet canal for more cruising. Back on the bikes (~ 2 hrs) to enjoy the beautiful Mekong Delta scenery meeting the locals (many on bicycle too). After lunch, we head back to Saigon. Tour ends at your hotel around 5:30 pm.Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch and local boat.