2-3 day Mekong Motorbike Adventure

2 – 3 days Mekong Motorbike Adventure

Long An – Bến Tre – Tiền Giang

 
Duration
  • 2-3 days
Tour guide
  • Renzo – Peruvian tour guide
Motorbikes
  • Honda Blade 110cc
  • Honda XR 150cc
  • Honda CBX 500cc
Roads
  • mostly tarmac
Skill level
  • Beginner, intermediate

 

The Mekong Motorbike Adventure sends you to the Mekong Delta driving through small towns and villages where you can
appreciate the real life of the Vietnamese farmer. You will see a local floating market not yet exploited by
tourism (as opposed to Can Tho’s market) and have the chance to drive through a farmer’s island with
small paths in between fruits, vegetables and fish farms. Every house and homestay visited will offer
you a comfortable experience to understand closely the local culture. Very few of these locations are
currently exploited by massive tourism; English is almost impossible to hear and foreigners are very rarely
seen.

The Mekong Delta is a system of rivers descending all the way from China. The delta forms in Vietnam as
soon as the river crosses from Cambodia. It is called the “rice basket of Indochina” as most of the rice
production of the region is grown there. The land is very fertile for which besides rice, several fruits and
vegetables are grown and shipped throughout Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Its lifestyle is
quite unique as people live in islands, hence bridges, ferries and small boats are commonly used in
everyday life. During this tour, you will have the chance to understand this lifestyle and be part of it for
these few days.

Who this tour is for

The Mekong Motorbike Adventure is perfect for people with an interest in local culture and foods. This tours allow people to experience the non-touristy side of the Mekong delta, which is otherwise nearly impossible to see. If you enjoy an adventure activity then hop on a motorbike and experience the best of the Mekong delta. This tour is suitable for all motorbike skill sets and will hopefully provide a small challenge to the newer drivers out there! For everyone else, this is a casual motorbike trip with amazing people and foods!

Percs of this tour

  • Experience Vietnamese culture in the Mekong Delta
  • Drive on a mixture of road and small back lanes
  • Off the tourist trail and into unique areas of the Mekong
  • Local foods and homestays

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Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 – Bến Tre Province

Distance: ~170kms
Difficulty: Easy, only few very uneven roads.
10% highway, 60% small local roads and 30% dirt roads.

  • Drive to Bến Tre in early morning.
  • Drive through farmlands and passing by ferries.
  • Reach Bến Tre City for lunch.
  • Leave Bến Tre City passing by bridges and themarket.
  • Visit the fruit orchards of Cái Mơn.
  • Stay at a homestay in Cái Mơn.
  • Have dinner at the homestay.
  • Sleep in at the homestay.

Day 2 – Tân Phong island

Distance: ~150kms
Difficulty: Moderate, some slim very uneven roads.
20% highway, 50% small roads and 30% dirt roads.

2 day Finish: Head to Long An province for a final local dinner
before heading back to HCMC.
3 day tour extra: Make a complete tour of the Tân Phong island, a very natural and stunning location.
3 day tour extra: BBQ dinner in a remote field.

  • Have breakfast at the homestay.
  • Go kayaking in the river.
  • Drive through Bến Tre’s farms and fields.
  • Reach the island of Tân Phong island for brunch.
  • Drive around the island and pick up fruits
  • around the gardens.

Day 3 – Cái Bè

Distance: ~110kms
Difficulty: Moderate, some slim very uneven roads.
20% highway, 50% small roads and 30% dirt roads.

This day starts with a full morning by boat. A unique and famous feature of the Mekong Delta is the floating markets. Nearly every tourist goes to Can Tho for the famous floating market, but it has been overrun by commercial tourism. We go to a local natural floating market with a diverse range of products. Very few tourists get to see this phenomenal floating market. The boat continues on to a industrial rice market (no tourists) and it’s an opportunity to talk about the Vietnamese economy. We also go to a famous old house that has some of the oldest and most expensive wood in the country.

  • Have breakfast at the homestay.
  • We go to Cái Bé’s floating market.
  • We see the commercial fruit floating market
  • We also see the industrial rice floating market
  • We visit the old houses and cruise the river on a private boat.
  • We buy the lunch ingredients at the market.
  • We come back for lunch to the homestay.
  • We ride on the way back until our last dinner destination in the Long An province.
  • We return to HCMC in the evening.

Accommodation and food

We will sleep at local nameless homestays, and drive through uneven and small roads crossing several
paddy fields and crops. We will eat the local food which is unavailable in other regions of the country.
The food served will be typical dishes of the Mekong such as salty river fish grilled with local spices,
vegetable and pork rolls with fish sauce, diversified vegetables and of course fruit platters varying
depending on the season.
Should you want to be adventurous with the food, options such as duck embryo eggs, coconut, and silkworms,
dog meat or other specialties of Vietnam are also available. These need to be pre-ordered.

*Vegetarian food will need to be pre-booked. However, neither vegan nor
gluten-free options are possible.

The motorbikes we use

The Honda XR150cc and the Honda Blade 110cc are the default motorbike for this tour.

Experienced riders can upgrade to bigger Motorbikes.

The Tour Guide

Renzo is one of few expats to master the difficult Vietnamese language

Hosted by Renzo, from Peru (28 yrs old).
Fascinated by local culture and cuisine, Renzo is one of few expats to master the difficult Vietnamese language. Renzo is able to translate and display traditional Vietnam with his language skills and passion for food which will take travelers to places that are undiscovered and unique.
Also fluent in French, Spanish, English and a touch of Japanese, Renzo is the guide for the job for answering all those fascinating unanswered questions about different cultures.

Culture and language skills aside, Renzo runs a motorbike rental company for expats within Ho Chi Minh City. This has lead to an interest in providing motorbike related guided tours which dive deep into the Mekong Delta and stay distant from the standard tourist trails.

Tour Price

  • Prices are in USD
  • This is an all-inclusive tour
  • the standard bike for the tour is the Honda XR150/Honda Blade 110
All inclusive Package Mekong Motorbike Adventure
RIDERS  2 day 1 night 3 days 2 nights
1 $339/rider $520/rider
2 $236/rider $370/rider
3 $213/rider $325/rider
4+ $190/rider $290/rider

Tour Information

What’s included

  • Motorbike rental
  • Motorbike Damage Waiver (don’ worry about crashing!)
  • English/French/Vietnamese/Spanish Speaking Guide
  • All meals, water and soft drinks/beer
  • Accommodation in local home stays

Booking Tour

Beginner1-5 years5 years +