Mekong cycling and kayaking holiday in Vietnam to Con Dao Island. Region is flush with wildlife, historical sights, & incredible landscapes on River of Nine Dragons.
This region is flush with wildlife, historical sights, and incredible landscapes. The River of Nine Dragons, as locals know the area, is where the Mekong splinters into nine separate branches, crisscrossing low landscapes before reaching the sea. Life moves much more slowly here and is often surrounded by water. You’ll find even homes, farms, and markets take on an aquatic adaptation in the Mekong Delta.
Highlights of Mekong cycling and kayaking holiday in Vietnam to Con Dao Island:
*Cycling through villages to experience the daily life of the locals.
*Kayaking through canals to see the real Mekong river life.
*Tasting all Mekong local cuisine.
*Staying overnight at a local homestay.
*Visiting all historical sites and much more is waiting for you to discover.
Day to day plan for Mekong cycling and kayaking holiday in Vietnam to Con Dao Island
Day 1: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Homestay
Leaving Saigon at 8 A.m for Mekong Delta. It takes about 1, 5 hours to peaceful Mekong countryside where we start biking to explore these idyllic landscapes.
Bicycle through many colorful Dragon fruit orchards, passing beautiful and green paddy fields. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Afternoon, we will have around 2hrs kayaking through the island to experience Mekong river life. Overnight at local homestay.
Cycling distance: 30 – 40km – Kayaking: From 01 hour.
Day 2: Vinh Long – Tra vinh (B, L, D)
Early wake-up is needed as we will paddle on the Mekong River to see the Sunrise and follow by the local morning market.
Late morning Today, we start riding on 4 islands to observe the daily life of the locals. Arriving in Cholach township at noontime for lunch. Spend time here learning how the locals planting and caring Bonzai trees which makes this place famous for ornamental.
Then, we will have long-distance biking along Co Chien River, one of the branches of the Mekong river. arrive Tra Vinh in the late afternoon. Overnight in Tra Vinh.
Cycling distance: 50 -60km – Kayaking: 01 Hour
Day 3: Tra Vinh – Soc Trang – Bac Lieu (B/L/D) (70 km)
Tra Vinh and Soc Trang are pleasant local routes. The dirt track is ideal for cycling, a concrete vein weaving its way through the vibrant green scenery. Ride on local trails through farmlands and little charming villages, Khmer temples, primary schools in rural villages. Overnight in Bac Lieu Town.
Day 4: Bac Lieu – Rach Gia (B/L/D) (80 km)
The highlight of today’s cycling is to explore a network of natural creeks through removed villages and rice paddy fields, small local floating markets on your way cycling to Vi Thanh. We cycle on small asphalt countryside roads, through huge rice fields, villages along rivers, share space with locals on small ferries before we finish today’s ride. Then we get on the van/bus for a transfer to Rach Gia.
Day 5: Rach Gia – Can Tho City (B/L/D) (75 km)
Today’s cycling will be off-road cycling. We ride on path, single track across villages, and wild grass fields. Lunch break along the way, then afternoon riding along the river bank and finally bus transfer to Can Tho City for the overnight.
Day 6: Speed Boat to Con Dao Island
This morning, our driver will transfer you to the pier for your speed boat to Con Dao island. The rest of the following days are on your own arrangements. End of Mekong cycling and kayaking holiday in Vietnam to Con Dao Island. Goodbye and see you the next time.