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Day 1: Chau Doc – Cao Lanh (L/D) (50-70 km)
Chau Doc is located west of the Mekong Delta between upper and lower branches of the Mekong River. The town is famous as the gateway between Vietnam to Cambodia.
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, pedal 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 pedal to the Monastery, which was built 120 years ago by the French. This is the first Monastery building site in Indochina, established in 1874. In the late afternoon, ride to Cao Lanh city. Spend the night in town.
Day 2: Cao Lanh – Can Tho (B/L/D) (40-60 km)
Have breakfast and take a ferry to the other side of upper brand of Mekong River. Start biking to Sadec, ride past flower and ornamental gardens.
Visit “Huynh Thuy Leâ€™s house”, the house made famous in the movie The Lover, with Margueti Duras, set in Sadec from 1928 to 1932, in which a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man. Sadec is one of the few towns in Mekong Delta which still has the remains numerous colonial buildings from the French Indochina era.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in Huynh Thuy Le’s house. From this house, you can see the vocational school on the other side of canal. This school was the first French army bases in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Continue to cycle to Can Tho, ride on country roads along man-made canals and sweet potato plantations. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L/) (50 km)
Can Tho is the largest city of the 12 provinces which comprise Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.
Have breakfast and check out before a boat ride to Cai Rang floating market. This is the busiest market on the river. Then ride 25 km on the rural roads of outskirts of Can Tho. Have a short transfer to Vinh Long for lunch before driving to Saigon. End of Tour.
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