Mekong Delta Discovery
4 days / 3 nights
The Mekong Delta has always been considered the authentic life of South Vietnam.
Take a step closer and discover Southern Vietnam with 2 days in Saigon, 2 days in the Mekong Delta and an optional extension of 4 days in the island of Phu Quoc.
It’s all private and full of authentic sights.
An adventure by,
City, Road, Mountain bike, Cruise & Beach
Saigon | Mekong Delta
Phu Quoc Island
AUTHENTICITY BY CYCLING
One step closer. to the rural charm of the Mekong Delta.
2 days easy cycling with an overnight takes you off the beaten track, through local villages and up close with the delta scenery and everyday life.
Biking is the perfect way to explore the countryside around the Mekong Delta.
The roads are flat and the sites are amazing: cottage industries, small farms and orchards, hidden temples and
lots of friendly locals who come out to greet you.
A private guided and easy mountain bike cycling tour of the delta is an inspiring experience of the real south.
We start the South Vietnam discovery in the bustling Saigon.
Some know the city by the official name: Ho Chi Minh City, though locals still call her, Saigon.
Even with the rapid changes and hard beating pulse, Saigon has kept her Indochina colonial charm and diversity intermingled with the ongoing internalization.
You stay in the heart of Saigon City, with a private guided half day walking city tour that takes you through the colonial streets, alleys, markets, sights and buzz of the charming central Saigon.
8 days / 7 nights
PHU QUOC ISLAND
Extend the discovery with 4 nights in the beautiful island of Phu Quoc known for it’s local charm, great beaches iconic pebber plantages and friendly people.
We fly directly from Can Tho in the Mekong Delta to Phu Quoc Island, and return to Saiogon airport on the last day.
Three selective standards of accommodation.
SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA DISCOVERY.
Upon arrival to Saigon’s International Airport your guide will greet you welcome with a transport and escort you to the hotel.
After check in the day is open for leisure time or some light exploration.
Accommodation: In Saigon
The Saigon experience
With your guide we take a walk through the city streets to unearth the secrets of Saigon.
We set off from the hotel to a local market, to see how these bustling and vibrant markets play a major role in the daily lives of Vietnamese people.
From here stroll through the colourful back alleyways lined with flower shops and breathe in the aromas of the freshly cut blooms.
Passing through a street dedicated to mechanics specializing in restoring vintage Vespa scooters.
As we take in the scenes of local life wandering these narrow lanes., we stop for a refreshing traditional iced coffee in a hidden café mostly frequented by locals.
The oldest coffee shop in Saigon, this old fashioned establishment has a colourful history stretching back over seven decades.
Continue our walk through some of the back lanes running along another famous street filled with shops selling locally-made guitars.
Onwards through adjacent blocks with some old yet lively apartment compound for authentic life scenes of the urban working class. Toward an interesting museum which displays an amazing collection of more than 3,000 artifacts relating to the history of Vietnamese traditional medicine.
After our tour, hop on a vehicle and drive back to your hotel.
Tour: Approx. 08:30 – 12:00.
Distance: Approx. 3,5 kilometers.
Accommodation: In Saigon
Saigon to Can Tho
In the morning we leave Saigon and make our way to Vinh Kim for our first cycling route.
This path winds its way through orchards and farms, a great opportunity to experience the Mekong delta life and to contrast it with what you have seen in Saigon.
The morning ends near Cai Lay where you have short break and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, and a cup of the good Vietnamese coffee.
Continue cycling among the lush greenery through plentiful of friendly riverside villages to Cai Be, a small Mekong river town.
A cycling journey that combines the essence of the Mekong Delta with its dizzying variety of greens and mighty
waterways as well as some ferry rides, allowing you to cruise the Mekong River and experience local lifestyle.
A short transfer takes you to Can Tho city to spend the night.
Note: The cycling itinerary is flexible.
Cycle: Distance – Approx. 45km. Grade – Easy
Accommodation: In Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic lunch
Can Tho to Saigon /or Phu Quoc.
In the morning we take a boat to explore the colorful Cai Rang floating market.
Back on the bikes for a 2-hour ride along country roads where you have ample chance to interact with the locals – by now you are able to say a few pleasantries in Vietnamese, so this is a fine time to practice them!
Cycling though the peaceful life where traditions are intact as always, untouched by the modern city life.
Enjoy lunch for your last moments here before traveling back to Saigon.
We reach Saigon City or Saigon Airport in the afternoon.
For specific timings or other requirements, please contact us so we can arrange accordingly.
Optional Phu Quoc.
From Can Tho we connect with a domestic flight to Phu Qouc.
Flight time: Approx. 1 hour.
Upon arrival to Phu Qouc, an airport transport to your hotel is ready.
Cycle: Distance – Approx. 20 km; Grade – Easy
Accommodation: None /or optional Phu Quoc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Free and Easy,
The days are free and easy and at own disposal.
Night Squid Fishing
Transport pick up at the hotel for Duong Dong jetty where you embark a motorboat for a scenic ride offshore to the fishing spot.
Drop anchor and start working on your catch of the day while the sun sets.
Once it gets dark the boat set lights on to attract squids.
Your fresh catches will be grilled for dinner while the boat is heading back to shore.
Arrive at the pier at around 10pm and drive back to the hotel.
Flexible extension days at Phu Quoc available.
Tour private: 18:00- 22:00.
Accommodation: Phu Quoc
Domestic flight to Saigon.
After breakfast, we leave for the airport.
From Phu Quoc airport we connect directly to Saigon.
For specific timings please contact us to arrange accordingly.
4 people traveling together
Incl. Phu Qouc island
06. Jan. 2018- 31. Jun. 2018
See pricing details for categories.
|Price per room.
Per night. incl. breakfast
Surcharges for stays during Vietnamese TET:
|Extra bed available for 3 person or single room.|
|Incl. taxes – No extras.|
|All bookings are incl. of:|
|✓||2 nights Saigon|
|✓||1 night Can Tho|
|✓||2 days private Mekong Delta cycling
|✓||Joined City Walking Tour Saigon|
|✓||All transports, private|
|✓||English speaking local guide|
|✓||Water & fruits on cycling days|
|Optional Phu Quoc extension
|✓||4 nights in Phu Quoc
|✓||Flight: Can Tho – Phu Quoc
|✓||Flight: Phu Quoc – Saigon
|✓||Airport transports, private|
Level of difficulty: Easy.
All tours is private except Walking City Tour Saigon which is joined.
The guided language is English.
The program starts in Saigon and ends in Saigon.
Besides the inclusions already in the program, we are happy always to help with international and domestic connections either by train or flight from and to, any destination in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or anywhere in Indochina.
Additional services are not included in the price and will be offered separately.
All accommodation is in a central location.
Room type upgrades are possible and are quoted ad hoc.
Accommodation can be arranged according to a specific request, preference, standard or wish.
All travelers with Indochina Explorers travel are covered under our local travel agent operator insurance, which in case of accidents therefore cover some hospitalization or medical expenses.
While local insurances are and do not cover indemnity of theft, third-party indemnity, delays or loss of flights, repatriation, legal fees and other liabilities of personal loss or lost vacation time, We encourage all travelers to have proper travel insurance coverage.