Day 1: Saigon to Cai Be
Meet at Saigon at your hotel or airport.
A shuttle transfer brings us to Cai Lay, outskirts of Saigon. Ride along small creek to Mekong estuary past gorgeous paddy fields and lotus farms. Arrive at Con Phung Island and break for lunch here at a local restaurant. Later trade bike with small boat and cruise through small canals surrounded with lush water-coconut trees. You may also see how local people use water-coconut leaves to make thatch roofs. Along the way, see farmers working in nursery fruit tree gardens.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*
Transfer: ~ 2hrs
Day 2: Can Tho
It’s long ride today through the interior parts of Mekong Delta as we try to ride all the way to Can Tho. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, it’s known for its network of canals and nearby floating markets.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi
Transfer: ~ 30min
Day 3: Departure
Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride and later ride to Phong Dien floating market. Weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront. Absorb the sights of the endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconuts shredders, small dock loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets. Continue by bike on the narrow lane and loop round to the main road.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi
Transfer: ~ 3.5hrs