The Mekong begins in the snows of Tibet, some 2,800 miles away, and ends at the South China Sea in Vietnam. The river’s name in Vietnamese means “nine dragons” for the nine estuaries that form its wide green delta. Your group as a whole can choose between guided biking or guided non-biking activities. Please Note: This itinerary is very flexible and biking times and distances can be adjusted according to your preferences.
Vietnam & Cambodia Private Journey itinerary
Days 1-10 follow the Vietnam and Cambodia Private Journey itinerary.
Saigon / Mekong Delta / Can Tho
From Saigon, travel to Cai Lay, a fertile area in the green Mekong Delta and spend the day biking through a peaceful rural scene, an ideal way to enjoy the sweeping panoramas of paddy fields, fruit orchards, canals, and wayside pagodas. Midway through the journey, visit with a family and taste fresh fruit picked from trees in their garden, and enjoy a hosted lunch at the home of another family. You are free to bike as much or as little as you like. A support van travels with you, and you can also enjoy visits en route to villages and markets. Tonight, overnight with a local family with an authentic home-style dinner. You can even help the family prepare traditional dessert dishes if you wish. (Note: this overnight may not be as luxurious as a hotel, however, its a great way to experience life in the Mekong Delta.)...LD
After a private boat tour of a picturesque floating market, bike on peaceful, blacktopped roads past rice paddies and fruit gardens, encountering local villagers along the way. Upon arrival in Cai Von, transfer by vehicle to Can Tho, the capital of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in hotel...BL
Mekong Delta / Saigon
After a boat trip to visit the biggest floating market in the Delta, board your bicycle and peddle along a canal to Ba Hoa market, cycling through peaceful villages watching daily life passing by. Lunch at a local restaurant in Can Tho and drive back to Saigon. Overnight at Saigon hotel...BL
Continue Vietnam & Cambodia Private Journey itinerary
Continue Vietnam and Cambodia Private Journey itinerary starting with Day 11.
2 nights hotels (first class or deluxe option), 1 night village homestay
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Cultural exploration and optional biking
A visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting Vietnam. Your visa must be obtained prior to arrival.