Phenomenal Mekong Delta and Coastal Motorbike Tour – 6 Days
By Duong Dong
Amazingly Mekong and Coastal Motorbike Tour is a perfect combination between a peaceful ride to discover magnificent countryside sceneries from Saigon to Chau Doc, Can Tho, Ben Tre and then an adventure motorcycling trip to Vung Tau, Phan Thiet – Mui Ne
Early morning, we start our motorbike tour from your hotel in Saigon and head to Chau Doc. On the way you will have chance to experience the busy traffic of Vietnam and enjoy a beautiful countryside.Arrival Chau Doc in the evening. Activities: 8 hours of riding.
DAY 2: CHAU DOC MOTORCYCLING TO CAN THO (B/L/D)
Enjoy an hour motorboat trip to a floating village and Cham village, visit a mosque and sarong workshop. Check out of the hotel and cross lower river to Chau Giang Dist. Ride on dirt track to Cho Moi, past Hoa Hao Buddhist Holly pagoda, keep pedaling to Cho Moi for lunch. From this town, we take a little ferry to the Island to the Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. This is the first Monastery building site in Indochina, established in 1874.Then heading to Can Tho..Arrival Can Tho in the late afternoon. Activities: 05 hours of riding, 01 hours of boat trips
DAY 3: CAN THO MOTORBIKE TRIP TO BEN TRE (B/L/D)
6.30 AM, wake up early for simple breakfast with Vietnamese milky coffee. Take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, one of the busiest fruit market in Southeast Asia. We have a long distance cruise & walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine. Back to hotel for checking out. Then we will ride back to Can Tho city for a short visit at Can Tho central market and Binh Thuy ancient house whose design is a combination of Vietnam and France with interesting involved stories but also a garden with various flowers and fruits, including a wide range of orchids and a record cactus. Heading to Ben Tre with stops for rest. Lunch on route. Arrive Ben Tre in the late afternoon. Overnight at homestay Ben Tre. Activities: 05 hours of riding, 02 hours of boat trips
DAY 4: BEN TRE MOTORBIKE PACKAGE TOUR TO VUNG TAU (B/L/D)
After a simple breakfast with host, then check out and say goodbye to the host. Take a rowing boat trip on small waterways. Experience the true life of the delta region as you visit its fruit orchards, coconut groves, Bee keeping farm and enjoy honey tea, seasonal fruit, fresh coconut candy and southern Vietnamese folk music. Disembark habour, then continue hitting the road to Vung Tau. Arrival Vung Tau in the late afternoon.Check in hotel and overnight in Vung Tau Activities: 6.5 hours of riding, 02 hours of boat trips
DAY 5: VUNG TAU MOTORBIKING TO MUI NE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at your hotel & check out. Back on our “steel horses” and we will visit Minh Dam historical mountain and Long Phuoc Tunnels. Then motorcycle to Phuoc Hai hamlet, we will be impressed by the beautiful scenery, especially the sections of road straddled by mountains and beaches. Picnic lunch en-route. Riding along coastal paved road, passing quiet pine forest of Loc An and we arrive Binh Chau hot spring, take a mud bath and relax on Hot Spring Lake . Afternoon, we will leave Hot Spring to Mui Ne .Late afternoon, arrive at the beautiful beach.Overnight at Mui Ne. Activities: 7.0 hours of riding
DAY 6: MUI NE MOTORCYCLING BACK TO SAI GON (OR STAY OVER THERE) (B)
Morning, breakfast & check out. Back on our motorbike and ride 35kms forwards to famous Mui Ne Cape. On the way, pay a visit at the Fairy stream, then pause to discover the fishing village of Mui Ne and further on is the enormous red sand dunes. Continue your trip and enjoy the motor ride with stop to discover how fishermen doing the daily work: net fishing, selling fish, mending fishing net. Last stop is at Bau Sen – a vast sand dune which has inspired numerous photographers for many years. We arrive inMui Ne around 2.00PM. The rest of day is your own at leisure. Our guide will say goodbye you at here or we keep going back to Sai Gon. Activities: 2.0 hours of riding
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda Bonus 125cc or Yamaha Nouvo 125cc)
+ Gasoline on tour
+ 01 English speaking guide
+ Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary (based on Twin or Double shared)
+ Homestay permission
+ All breakfasts have been included but lunches & dinners will be paid on your own
Saigon, Cat Tien National Park, Dalat – Lak Lake, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum, Hoi An via My Son Sanctuary, Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An, DMZ & Khe Sanh, Phong Nha Caves, Tan Ky, Cuc Phuong National Park, Mai Chau, Hanoi