Bikes and Bites Mekong Delta Adventure

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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from $84 USD 100% of all profits goes to a local nonprofit
Details
  • Location:
    Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Departures:
    Departures: 7:30 AM (local time)
  • Language:
    Language: English
  • Duration:
    Duration: 12 hours
  • Operates:
    Operates: Monday - Sunday
  • Experience Code:
    Experience Code: 15132
Highlights
  • Discover the wonders of the Mekong Delta!
  • Experiencing rich and local traditions, delicious foods & flavors unique to southern Vietnam!
  • Bike alongside the peaceful flat riverside terrain and rural pathways of the Mekong.
  • Experience the spectacular end of Mekong's final push into the South China Sea!
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Description

Our Expert Guides will take you on a cycling tour through the Mekong Delta south of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh) where you'll experience rich local traditions, picturesque scenery and the delicious foods & flavors unique to southern Vietnam. The Mekong is Vietnam's most abundant agricultural region and it's also home to local artisans and weavers. The flat riverside terrain and rural pathways make it an ideal day tour by bike for all skill levels.

On arrival in the Mekong Delta, the bikes will be set-up as you enjoy coffee or tea at a small village cafe. When the bikes are ready, we'll start riding through the stunning countryside on paved rural roads, past countless rice paddies, vegetable farms and orchards full of locally grown fruit.

We'll even stop at a small shop to see traditional woven mats and visit a nearby cocoa plantation. The chocolate in this region is world-renowned (in fact you can read about it in this interesting 2016 New York Times Style Magazine article).

As you head further south along concrete canal paths, the vegetation grows denser and the streams start to look more like the larger tributaries of the Mekong. We'll visit a busy marketplace without the crush of tourists, as well as many other surprise stops along the route. Lunch is a specially prepared local market-to-table feast, with foods sourced from the nearby fresh food marketplace served in a private home just for our group.

About 2 hours south of Ho Chi Minh, the Mekong makes its dramatic final push to the South China Sea, at the end of its epic 3,000 miles (4,900 kilometers) journey. Here the route weaves along canal paths and orchard trails, across ferries that sometimes only fit half a dozen people, and through the charming villages and towns that this area is known for.

During the entire trip, you'll sample the food of the Delta, a region rich with fresh fruits and vegetables. Lastly, the day will conclude with a private boat ride along one of the region's beautiful waterways.

Join us to see, taste, and experience the beauty and spectacle of the Mekong Delta on this full-day bike adventure.

Important Notes:
- There is a range of kids sized bikes, tag-a-longs, and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel.
- Child price applies to children 13 to 15 years old. Addition discounts available for younger children, please contact to inquire.
- Minimum purchase of 2 tickets is required to book this adventure and maximum group size of 10 travelers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.
- If your hotel is located inside District 1 (city center) then we can offer a pick-up service. Please provide the name, address and phone number of your hotel in the notes at the time of the booking.
- An air-conditioned backup support vehicle is always available for tired riders and to carry your luggage. However, In the Mekong Delta, we are on narrow bike and pedestrian style paths and trails where the support vehicle cannot follow. The vehicle will meet us at intervals of about 6 miles (10 km) or closer intervals if there is an urgent need.
- We'll cycle mostly on flat concrete paths and small paved, rural roads. There are a few short sections on loose gravel and sand. These can be walked if you’re not comfortable. Anyone who is in a reasonable physical condition and who can ride a bike for 20 minutes without a stop will enjoy this ride. There are 6 full sightseeing stops during the tour which breaks the ride into smaller sections.

Cancellation Policy:
- No cancellations are accepted. To reschedule, please let us know at least 72 hours in advance.
- Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in a loss of all payments made.
- No refund will be made should you voluntarily leave a tour early for any reason including not being of adequate ability to ride a bicycle at a sufficient level to do the tour.

Meeting / Return Point
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up in Ho Chi Minh District 1 or Passio Coffee - 43-45 Ho Tung Mau, District 1 (opposite Bitexco Financial Tower)
Return Point:
Returns to original meeting point

* Pickups available with this tour.

Prices

Minimum 2 people to book this experience

  • Adult: $94 USD
  • Children: $84 USD
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothing, shoes, sunscreen
  • Camera
What is included
  • Expert Local Guide (English-speaking)
  • Quality, well maintained GT mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes, international standard helmets, and water bottle
  • A delicious local lunch is included as well as snacks, fruits and clean water.
Bikes and Bites Mekong Delta Adventure

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

$84
USD