Day 1: From the airport by 24-seat AC van to the Mekong Delta town of Cao Lanh. Eat banh xeo, a delicious yellow crepe made with egg and rice flour, with minced meat and vegetables inside, eaten with lovely tasty herbs, some of which are only grown in the delta region. Sleep in a hotel in Cao Lanh.
Day 2: Morning - Visit Xeo Quit, re-creation of National Liberation Front (NLF) HQ during the war. Afternoon - transfer to the charming river town of Hong Ngu. Will stop at the T- juntion of Voi Lua ferry and cycle to Hong Ngu via the Holy Religious See of the Hoa Hao Buddhist sect. It is fun to sit outside at night after our delicious delta food supper. Sleep in Hong Ngu at a family-run hotel. The hotel rules in English are hysterically funny!
Day 3: All day - Visit Long Khanh and Cu Lao Tay islands in the Mekong River. Very rustic. Can go by bicycle-pulled carriage or we can cycle. The people are fantastic. Nice pagodas, both Cao Dai sect and a very old Vietnamese Buddhist temple. Ride to Long Xuyen, have delicious chicken and shrimp and sleep in a big hotel.
Day 4: Ride in van to junction with lovely 44-km. road to Tri Ton, in the magical Seven Mountains area, a nice change from the flat delta countryside. Ride after lunch to the shrine of the Viet Nam 'Killing Fields' by Khmer Rouge invaders in April 1978 at Ba Chuc Village. Transfer to Can Tho. Sleep at a pleasant resort.
Day 5: Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. It is roughly a 5-6-hour journey through the delta across the Australian My Thuan bridge over the Mekong, back to the big city. Sleep at a hotel in HCM City or transfer to airport.
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