Fill your short holidays with a motorcycle tour experience to Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Not only riding, you will have more than 10 boat trips as well as an exploration of the mysterious history of the ancient Khmer Empire that not many people know in South Vietnam. Traveling on the small backs and off-roads only, you can enjoy the peaceful countryside and beautiful landscape. This tour will be an easy way to travel to Cambodia or Phu Quoc Island by boats.
During this tour, you will be accommodated in either a double, a twin, or a private room at standard hotels and homestays.
You can upgrade to three to four-star hotels or resorts with an additional cost of 30 to 100 USD per night per room, depending on the season. There is an extra single room surcharge of 10 to 50 USD per person, depending on the location.
In only 20 minutes, your tour leader will help you to travel from the busy center of Saigon to the countryside by small roads. Then, travel about 50 kilometers (31 miles) by off-road through the rice fields. Along the way, you can see the dragon fruits farms and the 200-year-old temple.
Do 4 boat trips to explore the countryside in My Tho and Bến Tre. This route is not in any guidebooks. You will do a homestay with a local family in the countryside in Mekong Delta. Enjoy the special cooking class and traditional Vietnamese dinner.
Travel by small roads from Tien Giang to the old land of Khmer Krom. Khmer Krom are ethnic Khmer who inhabit Kampuchea Krom, an area in Southern Vietnam that was once part of the Khmer Empire.
Among the Khmer Krom, the belief is held that they are the descendants of ancient Funan, the core of Suvarnabhumi which covered a vast extent of Southeast Asia including present day Cambodia, Southern Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Malaya, Sumatra, and other parts of Indonesia.
Do boat trips to explore this region, visit 1,000-year-old Cambodian temples, and visit the Cambodian villages. Stay overnight at a 2-star hotel in the city or do homestay (again with cooking class and traditional Vietnamese dinner with locals) in the countryside of Mekong Delta.
Wake up at 6:00 for a boat trip to explore the famous floating market. Farmers from the region bring their goods, fruits, and vegetables mainly to the markets and sell them to local dealers. These dealers sell the products to shops in the neighboring towns and to wholesale dealers from the big towns.
All big boats have a pole. Each wholesaler hangs the goods he buys or sells on this pole. This way, people on small boats know where they have to go from a certain distance. On the floating markets, you will not only find people buying and selling goods, you will also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. Here, canals are the easiest and fastest way of transportation.
Tour will continue on the small roads and some off-roads to Rạch Giá. After helping you to check at the hotel here and arrange the next boat trip to Phu Quoc Island, VietnamRider Travel will say goodbye. End of the tour.
This motorcycle tour will start in Saigon and end in Rạch Giá. You will ride your bike through to several areas in Mekong Delta, including My Tho, Bến Tre, the old land of Khmer Krom, and the floating market.