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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!
During this motorcycle tour, you will stay in a shared room. You will spend the first two nights with a local family in the countryside region of the Mekong Delta. On your third night, you will have the chance to choose from a two-star hotel in the city or to spend another night with a local family enjoying a cooking class along with a traditional Vietnamese dinner. On your fourth night, you will be accommodated 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nam Ngo Khang
Mr. Nam is the owner of VietnamRider Travel and a tour guide since 1995.
Mr. Hung has been a tour guide since 2010.
Mr. Rory has been a tour guide since 2010.
Mr. Nhan has been a tour guide since 2010.
Mr. Tom has been a tour guide since 2010.
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.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN).
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