Immerse yourself in the culture and get off the beaten track on a two-day cycling tour in the Mekong Delta. Pedal along country back roads and dirt tracks to see daily life unfold, and meet the locals! You’ll haggle for goods at a floating market and explore a former communist base by sampan. And if you get tired a support vehicle is always close at hand.
Start city: Ho Chi Minh
End city: Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 2 days 1 nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request.
Destination: Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh.
This morning drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Lay a town at the entrance of the Mekong Delta. After a quick safety briefing and gear check, grab you bike and start your 40km ride along a series of paved and dirt paths. Cycle through small villages, rice fields and fruit orchards, where you will see daily life unfold, wave to the kids as they go to school and see farmers tending to their animals and crops. Take a boat cruise to see traditional floating market and visit home-based factories producing rice popcorn and coconut candies.
It’s an early start to the day as you take a small boat and cruise to the Can Tho market, the busiest floating market in the Mekong. Watch the daily ritual of people haggling for goods and grab a morning coffee at the local floating café! Enjoy your last cycling day pedaling along country roads to see a historic communist base. Glide quietly on a sampan around the base and discover how the communists lived and worked during the war. Afterwards, drive back to Ho Chi Minh arriving late afternoon.