Join this 4-day motorcycle tour with VietnamRider Travel from Saigon to Mekong Delta, Vietnam. This tour will include fantastic riding routes with the most exciting riding and spectacular scenery in Vietnam. This picture-book region of outstanding beauty, with endless green rice fields set against clear blue skies slashed by jaw-dropping boats filled with peaceful slow-flowing rivers, is a veritable paradise. This is one of the best that Mekong Delta can offer and you won’t be disappointed!
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 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-year-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.
Travel by the small roads from Tien Giang to the old land of Khmer Krom; they are ethnic Khmer who inhabits 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 3 boat trips to explore this region, visit the 1,000-year-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.
You will travel by the small roads through the Cambodian villages and the old temples to the west of the Mekong Delta. Along the 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.
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 here are the easiest and fastest way of transportation.
Tour will continue by the small roads and about 50 kilometers off-road with some boat trips to cross the Mekong River and stop to see the Cao Dai Temple and the dragon fruits farms before arriving in Saigon. End the tour.
This tour will start and end in Saigon, Vietnam. You will ride your bike to several areas 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.