Day 1: Transfer from the HCM Airport to the Mekong Delta town of Cao Lanh. We use the van due to the heavy traffic and also the area is being built up. We will use the 4 hours to get to know each other and for the orientation to Cycling with M21340, and for the first Vietnamese meal on the road. Sleep at a 2 stars hotel in Cao Lanh.
Day 2: In the morning cycle to Xeo Quit (30-km), a re-creation of National Liberation Front (NLF) HQ during the war. We will eat banh xeo, a delicious yellow crepe made with egg and rice flour with minced meat and vegetables and tasty herbs inside, some of which are only grown in the Delta region. In the afternoon - transfer to the charming river town of Hong Ngu. We will take the Voi Lua ferry and cycle to Hong Ngu via the Holy Religious areas, crossing the rivers 3 times (45-km). Enjoy an evening out door after our delicious Delta food super. Sleep in Hong Ngu - the border town between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Day 3: Visit Long Khanh Island, a small island (12-km circumference) in the Mekong River. It is very rustic and beautiful. We can cycle or go by bicycle-pulled carriage. The people are fantastic. Nice pagodas, both Cao Dai sect and some very old Vietnamese Buddist temple that was built between 17th-18th century. Then the van will transfer us to another T-junction to cycle to Cho Moi via Tay island (20-km). Due to the small ferry, the van can not go along with us. The van will meet us at Cho Moi, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will take a small road to the ferry to Long Xuyen (28-km), where we will spend the night.
Day 4: Cycle 58-km to Tri Ton, in the magical Seven Mountains area, a nice change from the flat delta countryside. In the afternoon, cycle to explore Tri Ton - the area where the Vietnamese and Cambodian cultures merge. Sleep in Tri Ton.
Day 5: After breakfast, we will cycle to the shrine of the Vietnam 'Killing Fields' by Khmer Rouge invaders in April 1978 at Ba Chuc Village. We will be then transferred to Can Tho and sleep at a pleasant resort there.
Day 6: Visit a less-touristy Floating Market by private boat, then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. The journey through the Delta to Ho Chi Minh City takes roughly a 5-6 hours, crossing the Australian My Thuan Bridge over the Mekong River. Sleep at a hotel in HCM City.
Please note: This is a suggested itinerary. We are quite flexible and can create an itinerary according to your own interests. Just tell us your travel plans according to your schedule, we will be more than happy to assist you with this and work with you to make your trip with us an enjoyable and memorable one!
Groups of 2 to 8 people. Sorry, no solos.
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