5 Days Off-road Motorcycle Tour in Mekong, Vietnam

  • Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Overview

Countryside Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

Vietnam Rider Travel invites you to experience the original Mekong off-road motorcycle tour known as the “the Cuu Long Giang” or “Mien Tay”. Cuu Long Giang has been the path of migrants, dreamers, and an entire generation of vacationers discovering the way southwest. The famous and nostalgic Mien Tay is the road created in heaven for motorcycle touring. Experience the best tour of Mekong Delta in Vietnam!

Highlights

  • Motorcycle rental and gasoline
  • English-speaking, certified tour leader
  • Daily motorcycle rides in the Mekong region
  • Cooking class and traditional Vietnamese dinner
  • Exciting boat trip to cross the Mekong River
  • All entrance fees and transportation
  • Daily local breakfast and lunch
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 5 riding days
  • English
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During this motorcycle tour, you will stay in a shared room. You will spend the first two nights with a local family at the countryside in the Mekong Delta region. On your third night, you will have the chance to choose from stay overnight in a two-star hotel at the city or spend another night with a local family enjoying a cooking class along with a traditional Vietnamese dinner. On your fourth night, you will enjoy an overnight stay at a floating hotel.

The hotels used by VietnamRider Travel are booked based on availability and the exact properties will not be released until confirmed. The hotels have typically two-star motorcycle friendly properties. Higher star properties can be accommodated on request for an additional cost.

During this tour, you will travel through the countryside by small roads and off-roads paths through the west side of the Mekong Delta region. VietnamRider Travel uses only Japanese motorcycles like Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki 125cc, 150cc, 250cc, 400cc road-bikes, and dirt-bikes.

For the beginners to learn riding the motorbikes, they offer the 125cc road-bikes or dirt-bikes and for the experienced riders, they offer to ride the 150cc, 250cc road-bikes. A minimum of one year of riding experience on any motorcycle model and road conditions is required for this tour.

Overview

  • Terrain: asphalt and off-road
  • Bike: rental
  • Mileage: 910 kilometers / 1565 miles
  • Daily rides: 80 - 190 kilometers / 50 - 118 miles
  • Meals: four breakfasts and five lunches

Day 1: The coconut religion (118 miles / 190 kilometers)

You will travel from Saigon to the country side. In only 20 minutes, the tour leader will help you to travel from the busy center of Saigon to the countryside by the small roads to travel about 50 kilometers / 31 miles by the off roads through the Mekong Delta.

Along the way, you will see the dragon fruits farms, the 200 years old temple, and enjoy three boat trips to explore the countryside in Tien Giang and Ben Tre. This route is not in any guide book. You will enjoy and overnight stay with a local family in the countryside in Mekong Delta.

Day 2: The old Cambodian land (112 miles / 180 kilometers)

You will 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.

You will enjoy four boat trips to explore the region, visit the 1,000 years old Cambodian temples, and visit the Cambodian villages. You will enjoy and overnight stay with a local family in the countryside in Mekong Delta.

Day 3: The floating market (50 miles / 80 kilometers)

You will travel by the off-road through the Cambodian land to the west side of the Mekong Delta. Along this road, you will visit the Bat temple, the 500 clay statues temple, and the the Phung Hiep floating market. You will stay overnight in a two-star hotel at the city or will enjoy an overnight stay with a local family and enjoying a cooking class and traditional Vietnamese dinner with the locals in the countryside of Mekong Delta.

Day 4: The killing field (105 miles / 170 kilometers)

After waking up at 6 a.m., you will take a boat trip to explore the famous floating market to see how the local farmers from the region bring their goods, fruits, and vegetables 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. 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.

You will continue to travel by the off-roads through the beautiful countryside with bridges and canals, no highway or touristy route. You will try some local foods at the Khmer villages and visit the historic Ba Chuc memorial; the Killing field in South Vietnam where the Khmer Rouge had killed over 4,000 Vietnamese women, children, and old people in seven days when they attacked the area in 1979. You will enjoy an overnight stay at a floating hotel.

Day 5: The old Champa land (118 miles / 190 kilometers)

On this day, you will take a boat trip to cross the Mekong River and explore the Cham village, which is the last land of the Cham Kingdom before. From there, you will travel about 100 kilometers / 62 miles by the small roads and off-roads through the quiet countryside to return to Saigon and conclude the tour.

Intermediate

  • Can ride for three to four hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Cverage experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Cteep 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
  • Boat trip to cross the Mekong River and explore the Cham village
  • Excursion to the Bat temple, the 500 clay statues temple, and the the Phung Hiep floating market
  • Explore the countryside in Tien Giang and Ben Tre in a boat
  • Take a trip to the historic Ba Chuc memorial
  • Visit the 1,000-year old Cambodian temples and the Cambodian villages
  • Nam Ngo Khang

    Mr. Nam is the owner of VietnamRider Travel and a tour guide since 1995.

  • Dung

    Mr. Dung 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.

This motorcycle tour will be held at the Mekong Delta region in Vietnam. The tour will start and end in the center of Saigon. You will travel through the countryside by small roads and off-roads paths through the west side of the Mekong Delta region and visit places like Tien Giang, the old land of Khmer Krom, and the Cham village.

During this tour, you will be served four breakfasts, five lunches, and one traditional dinner along with an optional cooking class. All food will be Vietnamese and selected from a set menu.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 1 Japanese motorbike and gasoline
  • 1 licensed and professional tour leader with good English
  • 10 boat trips
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 lunches
  • All motorcycle rides in the Mekong region
  • All visiting fees and company taxes
  • Helmets, rain ponchos, and bag covers
  • Third party insurance for the pillion
  • Transfer for all the bikes, guides, and riding gear before and after the tour
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily dinner
  • Seasonal surcharges

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

Testimonials

  • Review by Jessica Pinard

    "Nam and Than were really nice guide during our 2 days trip in Mekong Delta, we learned a lot about Vietnamese people and their culture. No tourists on the road and an amazing night in a homestay with perfect food."

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  • Review by Rory Emond from Melbourne, Australia

    "My good mate and myself did a 12 day tour with Nam in 2011 from Nha Trang to Hanoi via the Central Highlands and the HCM Trail. Nam was great to deal with in setting up the destinations we wanted to take in and we left all the arrangements for bikes and accommodation with him. Once we arrived in HCMC I was in contact with Nam thanks to the info he had given me prior to our trip. We flew to Cam Ranh where Nam was waiting to pick us up and finalize our contract. With all that done we where on our big bikes and off on the greatest inspiring adventure ahead of us. Nam was amazing with all his knowledge and electronic gadgets to guide us through some unforgetable scenery, people, food and moments a journey like this can bring. We got more than just a guided tour, we got to meet the real people and see the history of some amazing places that many other westerners we had met on the journey did not get from their guided tours.."

    "Nam has remained a good friend of mine since and I am very thankful to him for inspiring me to do more of these rides when in SE Asia. We caught up again on my last visit to Vietnam in 2013 where Nam gave me some great advice on places to visit while there. "

    "I look forward to catching up with him again this coming April 2017."

    "In Nam we Trust."

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  • Review by Gary Jay from Australia

    "4 friends and I did A 15 day HCMC to Hanoi trip with Nam in 2011, we had an absolute blast, saw some awesome sights and spectacular scenery, I enjoyed it that much I have been back to Vietnam 3 times since then, I Highly recommend Nam and his tour company for any adventure you wish to do in Vietnam , Cambodia or Laos."

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  • Review by Greg from Moana, Australia

    "This was my third trip with Nam and hopefully not my last. The accomodation is always good and spaced out nicely over the journey. Nam certainly knows his way around Vietnam and you get to see a lot of out of the way places. A great trip all round!"

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  • Review by Tayler

    "I was a solo female first time rider planning to ride to Hanoi, a friend from my hostel suggested I hire Nam my first couple days of riding ... IM SO HAPPY I DID! Nam is an amazing guide!!! I always felt very safe, I learned a lot about riding and about Vietnam from Nam. He took me to a few 'off the beaten path' spots along the way, which just added to the experience. We became good friends after only two days, my trip in Vietnam was 7 weeks total, Nam kept in contact and made sure I was safe my entire trip. Getting any length tour from Nam is worth every penny!!! I highly recommend Nam!!"

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  • Review by Carmen

    "I must admit I was a bit scared before setting out on our two day motorbike tour. Anyone who has seen traffic in Vietnam will certainly understand this! However, within ten minutes of heading out Nam, Hung, and the rest of the crew had me totally at ease! The entire trip was a blast. It was a great way to get off the beaten track. The crew also timed lots of great stops that were also perfect for a bit of a stretch. Highly recommended! My only constructive feedback would be that a few of the helmets were starting to look a bit worn and could probably be replaced soon."

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    "Visited March 2016"

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  • Review by Carmen

    "I must admit I was a bit scared before setting out on our two day motorbike tour. Anyone who has seen traffic in Vietnam will certainly understand this! However, within ten minutes of heading out Nam, Hung, and the rest of the crew had me totally at ease! The entire trip was a blast. It was a great way to get off the beaten track. The crew also timed lots of great stops that were also perfect for a bit of a stretch. Highly recommended! My only constructive feedback would be that a few of the helmets were starting to look a bit worn and could probably be replaced soon."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

  • Review by Carmen

    "I must admit I was a bit scared before setting out on our two day motorbike tour. Anyone who has seen traffic in Vietnam will certainly understand this! However, within ten minutes of heading out Nam, Hung, and the rest of the crew had me totally at ease! The entire trip was a blast. It was a great way to get off the beaten track. The crew also timed lots of great stops that were also perfect for a bit of a stretch. Highly recommended! My only constructive feedback would be that a few of the helmets were starting to look a bit worn and could probably be replaced soon."

    TripAdvisor website, edited

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