MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP
updated: December 26, 2016
This 6-day motorbike tour known as the best-selling motorbike tour in Mekong Delta has been designed by our travel experts as well as the contributions from experienced riders. Be a bit different from other short motorbike tours in Mekong, tourists will take a much longer trip to see more interesting things in not only My Tho, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Tra Vinh with floating markets orchards but ride southwards deeper to visit Rach Gia, Ha Tien, Chau Doc and Cao Lanh to understand more about the beautiful countrysides as well as the life of the locals…..
Day 1: SAIGON MOTORBIKE TOURS PASSING LONG AN AND MY THO TO BEN TRE
Day 2: BEN TRE MOTORBIKE TOURS TO CAN THO VIA TRA VINH
Day 3: SIGHTSEEING TOURS AT CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – CAN THO MOTORBIKE TOURS TO RACH GIA
Day 4: RACH GIA MOTORBIKE TOURS PASSING HA TIEN TO CHAU DOC
Day 5: CHAU DOC MOTORBIKE TOURS TO CAO LANH
Day 6: CAO LANH MOTORBIKE TOURS TO SA DEC THEN BACK TO SAI GON
Day 1: MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP: SAIGON MOTORBIKE TOURS PASSING LONG AN AND MY THO TO BEN TRE (L/D)
In the morning, our motorbike tour will start from Ho Chi Minh City and depart to Can Duoc Market – a stunning rural market (40km). The scene changes from bustling streets with buildings and noise to peaceful rice paddles with cottages and small houses on the way – in the open air of “steel horses”. Then take a rural route to My Loi Ferry. Some stops en route to see farmers working on paddy fields. Cross Vam Co river by the ferry then ride to Go Cong then Tan Hoa (25km). Have some stops en-route to visit an incense workshop, through some remote villages and relax. Then continue riding from this Mekong Delta beach to Ben Tre via My Tho (45km). Over night at homestay in Ben Tre. Activities: 6.5 hours of riding
Day 2 : MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP: BEN TRE MOTORBIKE TOURS TO CAN THO VIA TRA VINH (B/L/D)
After a simple breakfast with host, then check out and say goodbye to the host, we cruise a boat trip on Mekong River to Phoenix Island where local handicrafts and sweets from coconut are being produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits and traditional live music and songs performance. Take a short ride on a horse carriage to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea. Proceed by small sampan boats through the small canals and side arms of the river to observe the daily life along the river banks with a stop and short leisurely walk at the Turtle Island. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch Disembark pier in late morning; we head for Cantho on your motors with stops on the way to experience the daily life in the Mekong Delta region. Overnight in Cantho. Activities: 4.0 hours of riding, 2,5 hours of boat trip
DAY 3 : MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP: SIGHTSEEING TOURS AT CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – CAN THO MOTORBIKE TOURS TO RACH GIA (B/L /D )
6.30AM – Ride to Ninh Kieu Pier to take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, one of the busiest fruit market in Southeast Asia. We have a long distance cruise & walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. Back to Hotel for breakfast. Then we will have short visit to Can Tho central market and Binh Thuy ancient house whose design is a combination of Vietnam and France with interesting involved stories but also a garden with various flowers and fruits, including a wide range of orchids and a record cactus.Heading to Rach Gia.Rach Gia including sighnificant numbers of ethnic Chinises and Khmer. Arrival Rach Gia Ha Tien in the late afternoon.Check in hotel and free time. Overnight at Rach Gia. Activities: 5.0 hours of riding, 3 hours of boat trip
DAY 4 : MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP: RACH GIA MOTORBIKE TOURS PASSING HA TIEN TO CHAU DOC (B/L/D)
After breakfast we ride to Ha Tien.On the way we will stop to visit fishing village,Thach Dong and the beach Mui Nai, closed to the border with Cambodia.Ride along Vinh Te border canal to Tri Ton, we stop over for short visit Ba Chuc ossuary well known as killing field in Vietnam. Overnight in Chau Doc Activities: 7.0 hours of riding
DAY 5: MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP: CHAU DOC MOTORBIKE TOURS TO CAO LANH (B/L/D)
Chau Doc is located west of the Mekong Delta between upper and lower branches of the Mekong River. The town is famous as the gateway between Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy an hour motorboat trip to a floating village and Cham village, visit a mosque and sarong workshop. Check out of the hotel and cross lower river to Chau Giang Dist. Ride on dirt track to Cho Moi, pedal past Hoa Hao Buddhist Holly pagoda, keep pedaling to Cho Moi for lunch. From this town, we take a little ferry to the Island to pedal to the Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. This is the first Monastery building site in Indochina, established in 1874. In the late afternoon, ride to Cao Lanh city. Check in hotel and free time.
Overnight at Cao Lanh. Activities: 5.0 hours of riding, 1 hours of boat trip
DAY 6 : MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP: CAO LANH MOTORBIKE TOURS TO SA DEC THEN BACK TO SAI GON (B)
Have breakfast and take a ferry to the other side of upper brand of Mekong River. Start riding to Sadec, ride past flower and ornamental gardens. Visit “Huynh Thuy Le’s house”, the house made famous in the movie The Lover, with Margueti Duras, set in Sadec from 1928 to 1932, in which a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man. Heading back to Sai Gon.Arrival Sai Gon arround 17:00 pm.
MEKONG DELTA MOTORBIKE TOUR TO TRA VINH, CHAU DOC, DONG THAP Rating: 9.8 out of 10 based on 376 reviews.
* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda Bonus 125cc or Yamaha Nouvo 125cc)
+ Gasoline on tour
+ 01 English speaking guide
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary with 1 night for homestay and 5 nights at standard hotel (based on Twin or Double shared)
+ Homestay permission
+ All breakfasts have been included but lunches & dinners will be paid on your own