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A Mekong cycling tour is exclusively designed for those who wish to explore Mekong on the two-wheels. During the two day tour, you will have a great chance to cycle around the Tan Phong Island and learn how to do the gardening, fishing or to grown Bonsai, which will surely help you to experience the daily local life on Tan Phong Island. Besides, the tour also includes a visit to the Cai Be floating market and a visit to the ecotourism garden for enjoying fresh fruits as well as listening to Don Ca Tai Tu (Southern Folk Music). Last but not least, the Mekong tour on bicycles cannot be completed without a 40km road cycling to reach a guest house of Swiss style (Nha Go Thuy Sy) in Ben Tren Province.

Highlight:

  • Cycling to discover around Tan Phong Island, passing through the lush orchards to enjoy the fresh and cool air
  • Acting as local farmers by joining their local activities, including doing some gardening, fishing or growing bonsai
  • Talking to locals and exploring their normal life by visiting local handicraft workshops and orchards and talking to locals; tasting the fresh fruits in the garden
  • Using the local vehicles of bicycles, rowing boats ... in the tour

Full Itinerary:

 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Rustic Lodge in Cai Be (. /L/D)

You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 9:00 and we will then transfer to Binh Phu Intersection (Cai Lay Province). We arrive in Binh Phu after two-hour driving at about 11:00. We continue cycling for 10km and take a Tan Phong –
Hiep Duc river ferry to reach Tan Phong Island Resort. Check in your room and enjoy lunch with local foods. After a short rest when finishing lunch time, you will join the cycling tour to discover Tan Phong Island at 14:30. We drop in a local’s house to visit their vegetable and fruit gardens. Afterwards, you will definitely enjoy time catching  fish with your hands in the small canals. Particularly, lucky tourists, who succeed in catching fish, can be offered the grilled-fish there. When the sun sets, we come back to Mekong Rustic Lodge at about 18:00. Dinner will be served after you finishing the cooking course of making some local foods.

Day 2: Cai Be Floating Market – Mekong Rustic Lodge in Ben Tre (B/L/D)

Waking up in the morning to enjoy the fresh air of the resort and having breakfast at 7:30. We will get on the boat to the Cai Be Floating Market to experience the river life of Mekong people at 8:00. When the boat travels along the Mekong River, you can observe the daily activities of people living on river banks. Following, we will transfer to the rowing boat for visiting the Mekong canals and then we continue to bike to visit Cao Dai temple, inland market and local ancient house. We continue to pass Cai Be – Tan Phong local ferry to Tan Phong Island and have lunch with local people in Mekong Rustic homestay. Lunch is served with local cuisine. In the afternoon, we continue to bike on back road and visit kinder garden then visit local house and learn how to make jackfruits leafs cake and passing through the bonsai road. Continue to pass Phu Phung ferry before cycling to Ben Tre Province, where you will take a visit to the Mekong Rustic Lodge in Ben Tre. Dinner and overnight at Mekong Rustic Lodge in Ben Tre

Day 3: Mekong Rustic Lodge in Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/.)

In the morning, you will cycle to local market, visiting local pagoda and discovers more local people life. Take your time to buy something for souvenir.  Have lunch with local food, check out and back to Ho Chi Minh City by bus. Arrive to Ho Chi Minh City at around 18:30. Tour End.
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in Mekong Rustic homestay
  • Meals mentioned in program
  • Cooking class
  • Ditch fishing hook
  • Boat, rowing boat
  • Bicycle
  • Attractions Entrance Fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Total length of boat trip: one day
  • Total length of cycling: 15 – 20 km/day.
  • Road surface: Rural/Trail
  • Difficulty: Normal/Easy

 What to bring 
 
  • Sun glass
  • Short
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sun Protection – Sun Cream

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