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Authentic Experience - Mekong Delta: 2 Days By Bike1 Reviews
This trip is about more than whizzing past the sites and taking photographs, the tour has been crafted to immerse you deep into the Delta and its unique way of life.
- Cycle to the Mekong Delta countryside, off the beaten track
- Stay at a real homestay with local people
- Taste authentic local food
DescriptionYou will be transferred by private, air-conditioned van for the 80km ride to the Delta. On arrival in the Mekong Delta your bikes will be set-up as you enjoy a rich local coffee or pot of refreshing tea at a small village cafe. The starting location, Ben Tre, is well known as the Coconut Kingdom, and you will explore the many products that the ever-versatile coconut is used to make. Your ride will start on an easy, flat road through the shady canal paths and back roads, stopping along the way to see farms, flowers, waving villagers and fuel up on some fresh tropical fruit grown in the region. Around noon, you take a ferry across the Mekong river for a tasty lunch before driving to another boat stop for a relaxing cruise to the family homestay. After a big day of exploring you will have some time to relax and unwind before taking a walk around the village and perhaps trying your hand at helping a little with the local dinner. The next day, another great ride awaits you. You will go by the floating markets for which this area has become quite well known, but as most visitors to the Delta will be headed to the chaotic main market near Can Tho, your hosts will take you to a real, local floating market. This is as authentic as it gets, with vegetables tossed from craft to craft and a little coffee vendor boat bouncing in and out of the gaps, serving strong, iced coffee. After taking some time to experience this explosion of color and activity, you will take to the bikes again to explore the islands along the canal paths. Following your two-wheeled expedition, it’s time for yet another mouth-watering lunch before you drive back to Saigon.
IncludesEnglish-speaking guides Mountain bikes, handle-bar bags, water bottle, and helmet Tour support van (and truck) All meals mentioned in the tour program 1 Night homestay Beverages, confectionery, fruit on board, and on the bike Operating expenses Hotel/port pickup and drop-off Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Dress in comfortable clothes for biking with proper footwear
- Operates in all weather conditions
- Flip-flops and loose sandals not advised
- Sunscreen and hats are recommended
- A thin plastic rain poncho will be provided if you do not bring one
- To take part in this tour, you should be comfortable on a bike and in a reasonable physical condition
- Gratuities are optional and always appreciated
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