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  • Cycling The Mekong Delta (3D)

    A short hop away from the frenetic streets of Ho Chi Minh City is the Mekong Delta, a watery wonderland that is one of Vietnam's most idyllic destinations. It's pancake-flat topography makes traveling by bicycle the definitive way to explore the region. Along the way, this cycling adventure takes in some of the area's most beguiling scenery and provides an immersive window into Delta life.


    HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUDE

    • Takes in some of the area's most beguiling scenery and provides an immersive window into Delta life.
    • Cooking class in Vinh Long.

    DETAILED PROGRAM

    Day 1

    Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Vinh Long

    Leave the buzzing, busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City behind and drive toward the Mekong Delta. Upon reaching Cai Lay, unpack the bikes for the short ride to Cai Be. Pedal along back roads for approximately 1.5 hours to enjoy the scenic views. On reaching Cai Be guests will be taken on a ride through a maze of narrow alleys and small bridges to an ancient house set amid a peaceful fruit orchard. Return to Cai Be late afternoon to relax at the beautiful resort set on the bank of Mekong River.

    This evening, join in cooking class at the resort. This is a great opportunity to learn some traditional Vietnamese dishes using only fresh ingredients which guests can pick straight from the garden! Overnight in Cai Be.

    Suggested Hotel when staying in My Tho:

    - Mekong Lodge Hotel


    Day 2

    Cai Be - Can Tho

    After an early breakfast, a boat will pick up guests from the hotel for the transfer across the Tien River. This morning, guests will cycle along the island passing many cottage industries on the way to Vung Liem. The riders will need to cross many small estuaries on wooden bridges, plus a couple of larger rivers, experiencing local ferries and the slow pace of island life.

    Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant en route and a short transfer will be necessary to find the best cycling routes on the way to Can Tho. The afternoon ride offers and change of scenery from the morning, with open rice fields flanked by palm and coconut trees. Quiet country roads slice through the many small villages, offering a glimpse into the lives of local people. This is a fantastic day of cycling and explores the true essence and pace of life in the Delta.

    This evening is free so guests and their families have the choice of dinner at resort or a walk out to sample the local cuisine. Overnight in Can Tho.

     Mekong Delta countryside


    Day 3

    Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

    After enjoying an early breakfast, weave through the bustling morning market and cycle along the banks of an active riverfront. Continue along a narrow paved road to Phong Dien floating market and absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders and small docks loading and unloading rice. The next stretch of the journey follows a narrow lane to explore the hidden backwaters of the Mekong Delta and the towns of O Mon or Binh Thuy. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Can Tho, checking out of the hotel and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

     Phong Dien Floating Market, towns of O Mon or Binh Thuy

     

     

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    NOTES:

    • Prices are in USD, per person, based on two people traveling together and sharing a room. At Vietnam Senses Travel, we carefully select all hotels to ensure that your accommodations match our standards of trip and service excellence.
    • Prices include the following:
      . All hotel accommodation including all taxes and breakfast
      . Internal economy flights as stated with airport taxes
      . All transfers & sightseeing transportation in private vehicle
      . Private services of local guides
      . All special events & private tours, guest experts
      . All entrance fees into historical sights & museums
      . Drinking water and refreshing towels for touring
      . 24/7 support from the Vietnam Senses Travel Team

     

    Location
    Accommodation

    SAIGON
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    Northern Hotel Saigon

    • An added bonus at the Northern Hotel is the good sized rooms that feature large windows to make the most of those city views. Incidentally, all of the rooms have external windows, which is quite unusual in Saigon.
    • The décor is contemporary and easy-on-the-eye, with modern-style marble bathrooms and all the facilities you require to make your stay comfortable.
    • The Northern Hotel prides itself on its service levels: you’re guaranteed a warm welcome, with nothing too much trouble. Facilities include a pleasant mezzanine-floor restaurant and a small gym.

     MY THO
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    Mekong Lodge

    • Positioning itself as ‘an evergreen eco-tourist resort’ the lodge ensures that guests focus their energies on the delta region’s more rural aspects of living; namely walking, cycling, fishing, orchards and villages. There’s even a chance to get stuck into some kitchen activities with one of the lodge’s cooking classes. In fact, the closest you’ll come to city living of any sort is through a visit to Cai Be’s bustling floating market.
    • The thatched bungalows are spacious and airy, with cool, tiled flooring and a private veranda, with views over the gardens or river. The entire property is set amongst vibrant fruit and vegetable gardens. There’s also a very pleasant riverside bar and restaurant – perhaps the perfect location to watch the Mekong Delta turn amber at the end of the day.

    CAN THO
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    Kim Tho Hotel

    • Guest rooms are large, airy and sleek, combining woods and a neutral decor in a pleasant contemporary style. Views vary between city and river and rooms benefit from a modern range of basic amenities.
    • Whilst there is no pool, there is a very pleasant sauna, jacuzzi and massage service; and the location isn't to be sniffed at either - extremely central and convenient for the market and for dining out.