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Ride deep into Mekong Delta of Vietnam, discover the lives on the water of local residents, walk through fruitful orchards, enjoy boat trips on branches of Mekong river, dine and stay at local hosts. This motorbike tour is an easy adventure for those who wish to discover the beautiful southern part of Vietnam on a motorbike with a moderate level of physical efforts. A trip of the lifetime awaits, so pack your luggage and let's hit the roads!
During this tour, you will be accommodated in homestays and standard hotels. The rooms are double or twin sharing.
This morning, your guide with motorbikes will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and depart to Can Duoc that belongs to Long An Province on dirty off-roads. This town is known as the land of jasmine rice, sticky rice in the country. Take a short ride westward to visit Ancient Rach Cat Fortress, one of the greatest fortresses in Vietnam built in 1903 by French.
Then, ride eastward to visit an ancient house with 100 columns. Here, you will enjoy tea and fruits offered by the owner of the ancient house. Continue riding to Cho Gao (or rice market), passing through quaint villages and dragon fruit farms.
Arrive in My Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta, stop by the bank of Tien Giang River for lunch then take a boat trip on Mekong river to Ben Tre. En-route, visit some local families, taste honey-bee and enjoy fruits, then visit some workshops producing coconut candy. Overnight in a local house in Ben Tre. You will ride for about five hours on your first day.
After breakfast with your friendly host, start to ride from your home-stay to Mo Cay, ride through coconut plantation and water palm fields, and cross Co Chien River by a ferry to Tra Vinh city. Arrive in Tra Vinh city, a pretty tree-lined town with a large population of ethnic Khmer, have lunch at a local restaurant then take a short break. In the afternoon, pass Khmer villages, have a short pause at Khmer temples before riding to Cau Quan, and take a ferry to the small beautiful island named Cu Lao Dung. On unpaved roads with tiny orchards along the riverside, you can stop a while for a break and taking photos, then do riding further 3 kilometers to another ferry to Dai Ngai, Soc Trang Province. Overnight in Soc Trang. For your second day, you will ride for about five hours.
In the morning, take a short city tour of Soc Trang to visit Khmer museum, Clay Pagoda, and Bat Pagoda where hundreds of bat hanging on the top of the trees before taking rural roads to Can Tho. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
Arrived in Can Tho city, you continue riding 10 kilometers to Cai Son canal for a home stay. Check in then take a slow ride along the path of fruit orchards and sometimes you may also hear the birds singing, and cocks warbling at sunset. Pay visits at one orchard, small woodwork shop, tree garden laden with fruits, and rice fields. On the village roads, you may catch many interesting scenes of children bathing in the river, ladies rowing a boat to bring fruits home after the harvest. This is a great time to enjoy the full of plainness, the quietness of the southern countryside, and hospitality of the Mekong Delta locals. When night gradually falls, ride back to the local house for home stay. Dinner at the local host. You will ride for about four hours.
At 6:30, wake up early for simple breakfast with Vietnamese coffee (with or without condensed milk). Take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, one of the busiest fruit market in Southeast Asia. You have a long-distance cruise and 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 homestay for check out. Then, you will ride back to Can Tho city for a short visit at 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.
Late morning, you depart from Can Tho and head to Long Xuyen city with stops at Thot Not’s crafts village and famous Bang Lang stork garden. First stop en route is the crafts villages of Thot Not District such as Di Tho lop village (lop is a tool made of bamboo to catch fishes), Ba Rui cook stove (made of clay) village, and Thom Rom net village. The next stop is at Bang Lang Sanctuary of thousands of storks. The fourth day will be a rather short day of riding with only three hours on the road.
In this morning, you will leave your motorbikes at hotels and try a xe loi, the local colonial-era cab pulled by motorbike, to see the town before back to your hotel and continue on your steel horses to ride on back roads and little track by waterway to Ho Chi Minh city via Cao Lanh town. On the way, you will do a pause at Xeo Quyt Revolutionary Base, an old former soldier will be your local guide and take you into the boundless watery cajeput by rowing a boat. Lunch in Xeo Quyt restaurant. After lunch, you continue heading to Saigon via Cai Be Dist. The trip concludes at your hotel. On your last day, you will ride for about five hours.
This tour will take you from Saigon to Ben Tre, Soc Trang, and Long Xuyen in Vietnam. Along the way, you will visit Ancient Rach Cat Fortress, Mekong river, Chai Rang floating market, Khmer museum, Clay Pagoda, Bat Pagoda, and Can Tho central market.
During the tour, you will be served breakfasts, lunches and dinner. You will also be served fruits and coffee on the tour.