For those inspired by the unspoiled hidden treasures of the Indochina, or simply curious to find out what the buzz around this region is all about, this extraordinary tour offers the active enthusiast a truly remarkable way to experience Vietnam like no other --  featuring an uncommon bicycle journey along the Mighty Mekong with sights little known to the typical tourist. Your expedition to Vietnam begins in the vibrant metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon and forever known as the "Paris of the East". In recent years, Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly blossomed as one of Asias hottest spots, offering visitors Vietnams best cuisines, a bustling nightlife, and momentous remnants of the Vietnam War. After two enchanting nights in the Big City, we embark on a nature and culture-inspiring bicycle journey to the road less traveled, through Southern Vietnams lush countryside starting with My Tho, one of the poorest cities in the Mekong Delta, known for its fishing and agriculture importance; then to Vinh Long, an ethnic Khmer-influenced town crisscrossed by canals famous for its Khmer pagodas; followed by Can Tho, an important commercial center and river port of the Mekong that boasts a colorful floating market and ancient architectures. Best of all, because this is a fully supported private tour, you can ride at your own pace to get the very most out of your trip as you travel back in time on this spectacular Vietnam expedition. This is an adventure that goes beyond the ordinary. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

 


Tour code:
OM/VN/BT/001
Country:
Vietnam
City:
HCMC
Holiday Types:
Biking Tours
Duration:
8D7N

 

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8D7N VIETNAM CYCLING ADVENTURE
Overview

Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City
Day2: Ho Chi Minh City
Day3: Ho Chi Minh City / My Tho
Day4: My Tho / Vinh Long
Day5: Vinh Long / Tra Vinh
Day6: Vinh Long / Can Tho
Day7: Can Tho / Ho Chi Minh City
Day8: Depart Ho Chi Minh City
 

Itinerary

Day 1. Ho Chi Minh City
Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. If time permits, enjoy a city sightseeing tour with visits to the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, War Remnants Museum and the Ben Thanh Market in Cholon (Chinatown). Accommodations at the RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE HOTEL.

Day 2. Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network stretching 200km built by the Vietcong, connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories that was never discovered during the War. Next, visit to Tay Ninh, headquarters of one of Vietnams major religions, Caodism, where you will visit several historic temples and monuments. Lunch at a local restaurant. (B)

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Day 3. Ho Chi Minh City / My Tho
Transfer to the outskirts of Saigon and begin cycling on beautiful countryside roads, passing rice paddies and fruit orchards before taking the local ferry to My Tho. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing boat trip to the Mekong river islands near My Tho, stopping to visit a fruit orchard and listen to traditional music in a farming household. Before returning to My Tho, explore the small canals and lush jungle scenery by hand-rowed sampan. Approximate distance cycled is 65 km* over even terrain. Overnight at CHUONG DUONG HOTEL in My Tho*. (B)

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Day 4. My Tho / Vinh Long
Depart from the hotel by bicycle and continue along the Upper Mekong River along shaded back roads. The itinerary passes through small villages, giving excellent opportunities to observe daily life. Continue to Cai Be, famous for its floating market. From Cai Be, continue by boat to Vinh Long along picturesque canals. Approximate distance cycled is 40 km*. Overnight at the CUU LONG B HOTEL* in Vinh Long. (B)

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Day 5. Vinh Long / Tra Vinh
Todays excursion takes you to the Khmer town of Tra Vinh, located on a peninsula at the intersection of the Tien and Hau branches of the Mekong River. There are over 140 Khmer pagodas in the province inhabited by about 3000 ethnic Khmer. Sightseeing includes several significant Khmer pagodas and temples. Return to Vinh Long for overnight. (B)

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Day 6. Vinh Long / Can Tho
Journey southwest in Vinh Long Province to Can Tho, the capital of the province and the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of the Mekong Delta, where rice-husking mills provide a major local industry. Enjoy spectacular sights including the Munirangsyarm and Cantonese Congregation Pagodas, Central Market, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum as you journey by bike to Can Tho. Overnight at the VICTORIA CAN THO. (B)

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Day 7.Can Tho / Ho Chi Minh City
Todays journey take you back to Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with a boat excursion to Cai Rang Floating Market, followed by a visit to a fruit orchard tugged in the many canals of the region and a rice processing plant. Enjoy a bike Journey by first crossing the Hau Giang River by ferry then to Vinh Long, a medium-sized town along the banks of the Mekong River midway between My Tho and Can Tho. Transfer to Saigon and overnight at the RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE HOTEL. (B)

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Day 8 . Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Includes

7 nights hotel accommodations per itinerary
Daily Breakfasts at hotel
Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional English-speaking guides
Private cycling tour with full support
 


Excludes

Air fares of any kind
Rates not valid for peak season 19Dec 2012 – 15Jan 2013
Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24Dec 2012 and 31Dec 2012
Services not mentioned above
Extra charges, personal expenses
Surcharge for peak/festival season if any (upon booking)
Optional tours /meals if any, drinks excluded
Travel insurance, visa fees
 


Departure

Daily

Note

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy Price includes all entrance fees, hotel taxes & service charges Ground transportation by air-conditioned vehicle Price excludes airfares, personal expenses, beverages, gratuities to guides and drivers A visa is required to enter Vietnam. Not included in package. *Actual biking distance may be altered according to passengers fitness level and local conditions All services subject to availability at time of reservation