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Vietnam Cycling Adventure Tour Package by Explorient

A Private Vietnam Adventure Tour – Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Vinh Long, Can Tho

8 Days / 7 Nights – Tour Code (VBA)

Land Only – Departs Daily

For those inspired by the unspoiled hidden treasures of the Indochina, or simply curious to find out what the buzz around this region is all about, this extraordinary tour offers the active enthusiast a truly remarkable way to experience Vietnam like no other — featuring an uncommon bicycle journey along the Mighty Mekong with sights little known to the typical tourist.

Your expedition to Vietnam begins in the vibrant metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon and forever known as the “Paris of the East”. In recent years, Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly blossomed as one of Asia’s hottest spots, offering visitors Vietnam’s best cuisines, a bustling nightlife, and momentous remnants of the Vietnam War. After two enchanting nights in the Big City, we embark on a nature and culture-inspiring bicycle journey to the road less traveled, through Southern Vietnam’s lush countryside starting with My Tho, one of the poorest cities in the Mekong Delta, known for its fishing and agriculture importance; then to Vinh Long, an ethnic Khmer-influenced town crisscrossed by canals famous for its Khmer pagodas; followed by Can Tho, an important commercial center and river port of the Mekong that boasts a colorful floating market and ancient architectures. Best of all, because this is a fully supported private tour, you can ride at your own pace to get the very most out of your trip as you travel back in time on this spectacular Vietnam expedition.

This is an adventure that goes beyond the ordinary. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Special discounted international airfares are available for this tour — contact us for details.


TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel Breakfasts Daily
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional English-speaking guides
  • Private cycling tour of Mekong Delta with full support


TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ho Chi Minh City:
Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. If time permits, enjoy a city sightseeing tour with visits to the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, War Remnants Museum and the Ben Thanh Market in Cholon (Chinatown). Accommodations at the THE PULLMAN SAIGON.

Day 2. Ho Chi Minh City:
After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network stretching 200km built by the Vietcong, connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories that was never discovered during the War. Next, visit to Tay Ninh, headquarters of one of Vietnam’s major religions, Caodism, where you will visit several historic temples and monuments. Lunch at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 3. Ho Chi Minh City / My Tho:
Transfer to the outskirts of Saigon and begin cycling on beautiful countryside roads, passing rice paddies and fruit orchards before taking the local ferry to My Tho. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing boat trip to the Mekong river islands near My Tho, stopping to visit a fruit orchard and listen to traditional music in a farming household. Before returning to My Tho, explore the small canals and lush jungle scenery by hand-rowed sampan. Approximate distance cycled is 65 km* over even terrain. Overnight at CHUONG DUONG HOTEL in My Tho*. (B)

Day 4. My Tho / Vinh Long:
Depart from the hotel by bicycle and continue along the Upper Mekong River along shaded back roads. The itinerary passes through small villages, giving excellent opportunities to observe daily life. Continue to Cai Be, famous for its floating market. From Cai Be, continue by boat to Vinh Long along picturesque canals. Approximate distance cycled is 40 km*. Overnight at the CUU LONG B HOTEL* in Vinh Long. (B)

Day 5. Vinh Long / Tra Vinh:
Today’s excursion takes you to the Khmer town of Tra Vinh, located on a peninsula at the intersection of the Tien and Hau branches of the Mekong River. There are over 140 Khmer pagodas in the province inhabited by about 3000 ethnic Khmer. Sightseeing includes several significant Khmer pagodas and temples. Return to Vinh Long for overnight. (B)

Day 6. Vinh Long / Can Tho:
Journey southwest in Vinh Long Province to Can Tho, the capital of the province and the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of the Mekong Delta, where rice-husking mills provide a major local industry. Enjoy spectacular sights including the Munirangsyarm and Cantonese Congregation Pagodas, Central Market, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum as you journey by bike to Can Tho. Overnight at the VICTORIA CAN THO. (B)

Day 7. Can Tho / Ho Chi Minh City:
Today’s journey take you back to Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with a boat excursion to Cai Rang Floating Market, followed by a visit to a fruit orchard tugged in the many canals of the region and a rice processing plant. Enjoy a bike Journey by first crossing the Hau Giang River by ferry then to Vinh Long, a medium-sized town along the banks of the Mekong River midway between My Tho and Can Tho. Transfer to Saigon and overnight at the THE PULLMAN SAIGON. (B)

Day 8 . Depart Ho Chi Minh City:
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)


PRICE CHART

2016/17 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31st, 2017)

Hotel

Twin Sharing

Single Supplement

As listed above

1,625

625

Supplement for 1 person traveling alone: $925


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Price includes all entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Ground transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Price excludes airfares, personal expenses, beverages, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • A visa is required to enter Vietnam. Not included in package.
  • *Actual biking distance may be altered according to passengers’ fitness level and local conditions
  • All services subject to availability at time of reservation

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Mekong Delta at My Tho


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Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho