Experience Mekong Delta with 2 – day Mekong Delta bike tour

The Mekong Delta, where the great river nears the end of its 4900 kilometers journey, branches off into hundreds of rivulets, making this flat area in the south of Vietnam some of the most fertile in South East Asia. This is always a land that attracts so many tourists every year. And cycling the Delta is an experience you will never forget. As your guide takes you weaving through the canal trails and orchard paths, across ferries that sometimes only fit half a dozen people, and into the charming villages and towns that this area is known for. As much an eating tour as a biking tour, the cuisine of this area will delight as will the friendly, welcoming people. Joining 2 – day Mekong Delta bike tour is a great way to experience the southern corner of Vietnam and is just a short drive from Saigon.

Mekong Delta bike tour is a great way to experience the southern corner of Vietnam
Mekong Delta bike tour is a great way to experience the southern corner of Vietnam

Getting off the beaten track and leave the crowds behind with a cycling tour, you will take chance to experience nature beauty, traditional culture that the Mekong Delta has to offer. On this two day adventure, you will travel by boat and bicycle to discover the hidden highlights and the beautiful countryside of the Mekong region. Moreover, you will also visit farms, rural villages and the famous floating market. You will stay the night at a local family home where you will learn about Vietnamese cuisine and culture during your travels as your well-versed tour guide helps you interact with locals. This private tour ensures you a very personalized experience.​ Mekong river cruise

Day 1: Cai Lay – Cai Be – Binh Hoa Phuoc Island

In the first day, you will be picked up at hotel in Saigon and transfer about two hours away by road to the Mekong delta. The Mekong Delta is known as the “ricebowl of Vietnam” and is an incredibly fertile region. The prime industry of food production produces approximately half of Vietnam’s total agricultural output.

You can travel on the boat ride into the narrow shady waterways to see some more of the real life of the Mekong people
You can travel on the boat ride into the narrow shady waterways to see some more of the real life of the Mekong people

During your day you will take an easy, flat ride through the shady canal paths and back roads to discover islands and the countryside in the Mekong Delta, stopping along the way to try the fresh fruit and to have a tasty lunch. In the mid afternoon, you will enjoy a private boat ride on the largest segment of the Mekong River. Then you will arrive at a home – stay in Binh Hoa Phuoc Island in the late afternoon. You may try cooking the traditional meal for dinner with the locals. Additionally, you could also take a walk to discover the area before dinner. Indochina tours

Day 2: Cai Be Floating Market – Ben Tre – Saigon

We will wake up early to the sounds on the Mekong Delta and take a boat ride to visit the floating market in Cai Be. The Cai Be floating market was formed in the 19th century and it bears all the characteristics of the local’s life in the Mekong region today. All the merchandise and goods are transported to the market by boats. These traders have lived on their boats like their mobile houses for generations. We will continue on the boat ride into the narrow shady waterways to see some more of the real life of the Mekong people. We will witness local families making popped rice, rice paper, coconut candies and various other local homemade Vietnamese products from the area. You will get to sample as we travel.  After we disembark, we will get on our mini bus for a short transfer to Ben Tre and then continue cycling around 30 kilometers through many charming villages in the Ben Tre area. Lunch will be en-route and then it is back into the van for the drive back to Saigon and to your hotel.

Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market
You will witness local families making coconut candies in Ben Tre
You will witness local families making coconut candies in Ben Tre

With many interesting activities, 2 – day Mekong Delta bike tour will give you a wonderful time when traveling in the Mekong Delta. You can combine this tour with other Mekong Delta tours to fully enjoy natural beauty and unique culture of the Mekong Delta, as well as Vietnam. It is hoped that you will have a memorable trip with 2 – day Mekong Delta bike tour.

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