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4 Days Guided Motorcycle Tour in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Off-road Vietnam Motorbike Tours

This is the 4-day and 3-night tour is done by options of guided self-drive (you drive your own rented bike with the presence of a guide), pillion passengers, Mekong riders, and cars. It departs from Saigon to the center of Mekong Delta in South Vietnam. Visit all the hidden parts of the countryside and the old Cambodian land. It will end at the border where you will continue to Phnompenh by a boat trip.

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Highlights

  • Starts in Saigon and ends in Chau Doc
  • Discover the Phung Hiep floating market
  • Visit the Victim Memorial of the Khmer Rouge
  • Explore the Bat and the 500 Clay-Statues Temples
  • Licensed and professional tour guide
  • Motorcycle rental for the tour
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated in either a double, a twin, or a private room at a standard hotel and homestay.

You can upgrade to three or four-star hotels or resorts with an additional 30 to 100 USD per night and per room depending on the season. There is also an extra single room surcharge for 10 to 50 USD per person, depending on the location.

Program

Overview

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Terrain: small back roads and off-roads
  • Mileage: 610 kilometers / 379 miles
  • Daily rides: 100 - 180 kilometers / 62 - 112 miles

Day 1: The coconut religion (180 kilometers / 112 miles)

In only 20 minutes, your tour leader will help you to travel from the busy center of Saigon to the countryside by the small roads, then travel about 50 kilometers by the off roads through the rice fields. Along the way, you can see the dragon fruits farms, the 200 years old temple, and do 4 boat trips to explore the countryside in My Tho and Ben 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.

Day 2: The old Cambodian land (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

Travel by the small roads from Tien Giang to the old land of Khmer Krom. They 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 the boat trips to explore this region, visit the 1,000 years old Cambodian temples, and visit the Cambodian villages. Stay overnight at the 2-star hotel in the city or do a homestay at Cambodian village.

Day 3: The floating market (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

You will travel by the small roads through the Cambodian villages and the old temples to the west of the Mekong Delta. Along this road, you can visit the Bat temple, the 500 Clay-Statues temple, and the Phung Hiep floating market. Do homestay with cooking class and enjoy traditional Vietnamese dinner with locals in the countryside of Mekong Delta.

Day 4: Cambodian border (180 kilometers / 112 miles)

Wake up at 06:00 for the 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. In the picture, you can see a local farmer with fruits for sale.

All big boats have a pole. Each wholesaler hangs the goods he buys / 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 do not only find people buying and selling goods, you also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. Canals are here the easiest and fastest way of transportation.

Continue to travel by the small roads to the border. This road is not in any guide books. VietnamRider Travel does not use the normal highway or big roads with busy traffic. On the way, you can visit the Victim Memorial of the Khmer Rouge when they came and killed over 4,000 Vietnamese people at the local villages in Southwest Vietnam, in 1979. Arrive in Chau Doc and check in your hotel. End of the tour.

Note

  • You can upgrade your bike to the Japanese Honda XR dirt bikes 250 cc at additional 30 to 100 USD per day and per rider, depending on the season.
  • Minimum of one year of riding experience on any motorcycle models and road conditions is required.
  • A valid unrestricted motorcycle license from your home country.

Skill level

Beginner

  • Can ride for two to three hours
  • Minimal riding experience
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • Can ride for three to four hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • Can ride for five to six hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • 4 boat trips to explore the countryside in My Tho and Ben Tre
  • A visit to the 1,000 years old Cambodian temples
  • A visit to the Cambodian villages
  • Boat trip to explore the famous floating market

Guides

Nam Ngo Khang
Mr. Nam is the owner of VietnamRider Travel and a tour guide since 1995.
Hùng
Mr. Hung has been a tour guide since 2010.
Rory
Mr. Rory has been a tour guide since 2010.
Nhan
Mr. Nhan has been a tour guide since 2010.
Tom
Mr. Tom has been a tour guide since 2010.
David
Mr. David has been a tour guide since 2010.

Location

This motorcycle tour will start in Saigon and end in Chau Doc. You will ride your bike through to several areas in Mekong Delta, including My Tho, Bến Tre, the old land of Khmer Krom, the Phung Hiep floating market, the Victim Memorial of the Khmer Rouge, and many other exciting places.

Things to do (optional)

  • Boat trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Cooking class

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Company taxes
  • Helmets or bag covers (if needed)
  • Licensed and professional tour leader with good English
  • Transfer costs for all the bikes, guides, and riding gear from or return home before or after the tour
  • Well maintained Japanese 125cc - 150cc motorcycle rental

What's not included

  • Personal foods, drinks, insurances, and any other extra requirements
  • Petrol and any damage costs of clients’ motorbikes during the tour
  • Support vehicle for luggage
  • Seasonal surcharges

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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