14 Days Panoramic Vietnam: Mekong Delta – Hoian – Ho Tram

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A grand cycling trip from the lush Mekong Delta to the windy, sunny coastal line with amazing beaches for relaxing in Ho Tram; flying to Hoian, where you will enjoy more cycling on countryside roads and exploring the ancient town

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    • Group Size Large Group
    All about the 14 Days Panoramic Vietnam: Mekong Delta – Hoian – Ho Tram.

    At A Glance

    Day 1: Arrive in Saigon
    Day 2: Cycling Delta: Exploring the Land of coconut
    Day 3: Cycling Mekong Delta
    Day 4: Cycling Mekong Delta
    Day 5: Cycling Mekong Delta
    Day 6: Transferring back to Saigon – City tour
    Day 7: Flight to Danang – Hoian
    Day 8: Cycling to herb village – Cooking class
    Day 9: Cycling on Cam Kim Island
    Day 10: Free time in Hoian
    Day 11: Flight back to Saigon – Transferring to Long Hai, Cycling to Ho Tram
    Day 12-13: Relaxing in Ho Tram
    Day 14: Morning free – transferring to aiport – taking your home flight

     

     

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Prices Include

    • 01 English speaking local guide (whole trip)
    • Cycling guides for cycling days
    • Accommodation on twin-share basis (Hotels: 3 star in Saigon, Hoian and Mekong; Resort: 4 star in Ho Tram
    • Transportation by private means: 30 bus (depend of the group size)
    • Returned flights (Hochiminh City – Danang)
    • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner): 11 lunches; 13 dinners
    • Bikes: Cannondale for Day 3 – 5 in Mekong and Day 11 to Ho Tram Beach; normal bikes as locals use for the Day 2; Trek, Giant Bikes for Day 8, 9 in Hoian
    • Supporting trucks for bikes
    • Cold drinks, snacks on cycling days in Mekong
    • Entrance fees
    • Personal Injury Insurance
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Not Included

    • International Flights & airport taxes
    • Entry visas. Depends on nationalities, we can arrange visa on arrival upon request
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary
    • Drinks, other than water on activity days
    • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc)
    • Travel insurance
    • High season surcharge if any
    • All other services not listed in “Prices Include”

     

    Please note all prices and tour itinerary are correct at the time of publishing. They are subject to change without prior notice and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

    1. Day 1 Arrive in Saigon

      Xin Chào, welcome to Saigon. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport, get introduced and transferred to your hotel in Saigon Center by private vehicle.

      Overnight at 3 star hotel

    2. Day 2 Cycling Delta: Exploring the Land of coconut

      Today will be your first day to explore the Mekong Delta with many activities will show you the charm of it. From your hotel in Saigon, you will be transferred to Ben Tre, the area called the Kingdom of coconut. Upon arrival, you will take the boat cruising on river; stop for visiting the local workshops as brick kiln, coconut factory and even noodle factory. You also take the tri-motor cycle driving on the village roads. And of course, a part of the trip is cycling through the villages and lush tropical garden. Lunch will be provided at a river-side restaurant. A rowing boat trip on water coconut canal and a visit to a veteran’s home in the village is also remarkable

      Cycling distance: 10 km; Grade: easy; normal bikes as the locals use

      Overnight in Ben Tre, Viet – Uc Hotel

    3. Day 3 Cycling Mekong Delta

      Pick up at hotel, today we’ll bike along narrow country lanes through tiny orchards. You’ll witness colorful life along the riverside, as you pedal past picturesque delta homes and villages. We will cross narrow canals on a local sampan, before boarding a ferry for a refreshing boat trip across the expansive Co Chien River. Then, we’ll ride the final few kilometers to the very pretty Khmer town of Tra Vinh. There will be plenty of time to explore side tracks and trails, as the cycling distance for the day is not far.

      Overnight in Tra Vinh

      Cycling distance: 40 – 60km

    4. Day 4 Cycling Mekong Delta

      On the second day, our ride will be very special; much of the area is populated by Khmer people. The regional architecture is interesting and there are many Khmer temples to stop and admire en route. You will have the freedom to cycle as much or as little as you prefer; the road is peaceful, narrow and very pretty all the way to Can Tho! We’ll cycle to Ba Om Pond to see its magnificent lotus flowers, and observe local women having their futures predicted in the small temple nearby. En route, we’ll also stop to visit a local Buddhist temple school.

      Overnight in Can Tho

      Cycling distance: 40 – 60km

    5. Day 5 Cycling Mekong Delta

      After a very early breakfast, we’ll take a boat trip to visit floating market one the most special life style of Mekong delta. The route of our ride weaves through a bustling morning market along the banks of the very busy river. You’ll absorb sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets, continue by bike on the narrow lane to the main road for a transfer to Co Do for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll ride along a tiny road leading upstream towards Bang Lang stork sanctuary, where we will sop for visiting. Following the visit, you will get transferred by bus and ferry across main arm of Mekong River to Cao Lanh

      Overnight in Cao Lanh

      Cycling distance: 50km

    6. Day 6 Transferring back to Saigon – City tour

      Leaving the hotel in the morning, you will get back to Saigon. Following lunch, you will visit Reunification Palace – the former headquarter of Saigon government and FITO Museum – the one and only museum about oriental medicine in Southeast Asia

      Enjoy the welcome dinner at a famous restaurant with local specialties

      Overnight at 3 star hotel

    7. Day 7 Flight to Danang – Hoian

      You will take the flight to Danang then transferred to Hoian. In the afternoon, you will visit Hoian Ancient Town. Walk the ancient streets of Hoi An, lined with Chinese traders’ homes and wooden houses reincarnated as restaurants, cafés, and outlets for local artists, craftsmen and tailors. Explore the beautiful 16th century Japanese Bridge. Hoi An’s unique fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture is well displayed here, in what is arguably Vietnam’s most tourist-friendly town.

       Overnight in Hoian, Hoian Silk Boutique Hotel

    8. Day 8 Cycling to herb village – Cooking class

      Today, you will get back to the bikes for a relaxing cycling to Tra Que Herb Village. On the way, there are stops for sightseeing and visiting a local market to learn more about the locals. In the village, you will have chance to live like a farmer with the daily works on the field as watering, planting, reclaiming land…

      The second part of the trip is to join a fun cooking class. The Chef will instruct you to cook some famous local dishes then you will have them for lunch. The tour finish in the afternoon, you then could choose to spend time in the town or getting back to hotel for relaxing

      Cycling distance: 15 km; Grade: easy

      Overnight in Hoian, Hoian Silk Boutique Hotel

    9. Day 9 Cycling on Cam Kim Island

      Meet up at hotel, you are then moved to the boat station, where your trip starts. Taking a wooden boat, you will be transferred to Cam Kim Island. Just few minutes away but you completely feel like somewhere too far away from busy Hoian. Reaching to the island, jump on your bikes and start biking on the countryside roads. On the way, you will have stops at the local workshops (shipyards, carpentry, straw sleeping mat….). Very peaceful cycling route through the villages, farms and a part of it is biking along the river. One of stops is to visit a family, who making rice wine and raising pigs. The husband is a veteran, who survived from the war with Khmer Rouge. Visit his home, have cup of tea and share with him stories.

      Following the visit, you will stop at a family who make noodles. With the instruction from the host, you will learn how to make rice paper then slice into noodles. Then the noodle will be mixed with some ingredients and that is your lunch.

      After lunch, you will cycle back to the ferry station, transferred back to hotel, free to enjoy your own time.

      Cycling distance: 15 km; Grade: easy

      Overnight in Hoian, Hoian Silk Boutique Hotel

    10. Day 10 Free time in Hoian

      Enjoying your whole day free to explore the town by yourself. Purchasing souvenirs; tasting the local cuisine or just hanging out at coffee house is some of the things you could do there. For dinner, you will have together at a local restaurant

      Overnight in Hoian, Hoian Silk Boutique Hotel

    11. Day 11 Flight back to Saigon – Transferring to Long Hai, Cycling to Ho Tram

      Taking the morning flight back to Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to Long Hai Beach. Resting and having lunch there before starting your cycling to Ho Tram beach. 30km along the coast, passing by the wild beaches, small towns and forest, you will reach to your beach resort in the afternoon. Check in and enjoy your free time on the beach

      Cycling distance: 30 km; Grade: easy

      Overnight in Ho Tram, Ho Tram Beach Resort

    12. Day 12 - 13 Relaxing in Ho Tram

      Day 12-13: Relaxing in Ho Tram (B/D)

      Two days totally free for you to spend time at your resort. Every evening, you meet each others again for dinner

      Overnight in Ho Tram, Ho Tram Beach Resort

    13. Day 14 Morning free – transferring to aiport - taking your home flight

      Morning is on your own time till getting transferred to the airport in Saigon for your home flight!

    Room in Saigon
    Bungalow at resort, Ho Tram
    Room in Ben Tre
    Room in Ho Tram
    Room in Hoian