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With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.


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Grand Mekong Delta Motorcycle Tour 5 Days

Ride deep into Mekong Delta of Vietnam, discover the lives on water of local residents, walk through fruitful orchards, boat trips on branches of Mekong river, dine and stay at local hosts. This motorbike tour is an easy adventure for those who wish to discover the beautiful Southern part of Vietnam on motorbike with a moderate level of physical efforts. A trip of the lifetime awaits, so pack your luggage and let’s hit the roads. ..

Destinations:  Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) – Long An – My Tho – Ben Tre – Tra Vinh – Soc Trang – Can Tho – Long Xuyen

Day 1: Saigon motorbike tour passing Long An – My Tho to Ben Tre – 4.5hrs (Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

After breakfast, you will ride on a motorbike on dirty off-roads to Can Duoc Province. This town is known as the land of jasmine rice, sticky rice in the country. You will then take a short ride westward to visit Ancient Rach Cat Fortress, one of greatest fortress in Vietnam built in 1903 by French.

Then ride eastward to visit an ancient house with 100 columns. You will then enjoy tea and fruits offered by the owner of the ancient house. Continue riding to Cho Gao (or Rice Market), passing through quaint villages and dragon fruit farms.

Arrive in My Tho – the heart of the Mekong Delta, stop by the bank of Tien Giang River. You will have lunch then take a boat trip on Mekong River to Ben Tre. En-route, you will visit some local families, taste honey-bee and enjoy fruits then visit some workshops producing coconut candy. You will stay overnight at local house in Ben Tre.

Day 2: Ben Tre motorbike tour passing Tra Vinh to Soc Trang – 5hrs (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

After breakfast with the friendly host, you will start to ride from your home-stay to Mo Cay, ride through coconut plantation, water palm fields and cross Co Chien River by ferry to Tra Vinh city.

Arrive at Tra Vinh City – a pretty tree lined town with a large population of ethnic Khmer, you will have lunch at a local restaurant then take a short break. In the afternoon, you will pass Khmer villages & short pause at Khmer temples before riding to Cau Quan and take a ferry to the small beautiful Island named “Cu Lao Dung”. On unpaved roads with tiny orchards along riverside, you can stop a while for break & taking photo then do riding further 3 km to another ferry to Dai Ngai, Soc Trang province. You will send the night in Soc Trang.

Day 3: Soc Trang motorbike tour to Can Tho – 4hrs (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

In the morning, you will take a short city tour of Soc Trang to visit Khmer Museum, Clay Pagoda, and Bat pagoda where hundreds of bat hanging on the top of the trees before taking rural roads to Can Tho. You will then stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Arrival Can Tho city, you will continue riding 10kms to Cai Son canal for home stay. Check in then take a slow ride along the path of fruit orchards and sometimes you may also hear the birds singing, cocks warbling at sunset. You will pay visits at one orchard, small wood work Can Tho motorbike trips shop, tree garden laden with fruits, rice fields. On the village roads, you may catch many interesting scene of children bathing in the river, ladies rowing boat to bring fruits home after harvest. This is a great time to enjoy the full of plainness, quietness of the southern countryside and hospitality of the Mekong delta locals. When night gradually falls, you will ride back to the local house for home stay.

Day 4: Can Tho motorbike tour to Long Xuyen -2 hrs cruising, 3 hrs riding, 1 hr bird-watching (Breakfast, Lunch, Diner)

You will wake up early for simple breakfast with Vietnamese coffee (with or without condense milk) then take a boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, one of the busiest fruit market in Southeast Asia. You will have a long distance cruise & walk on a quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about their daily routine.

After that, you will come back to homestay to check out. Then you will ride back to Can Tho city for a short visit at Can Tho central market and Binh Thuy ancient house whose design is a combination of Vietnam and France with interesting involved stories but also a garden with various flowers and fruits, including a wide range of orchids and a record cactus.

Late morning, you will depart Can Tho and head to Long Xuyen City with stops at Thot Not’s crafts village & famous Bang Lang Stork Garden.  You will stop en-route to visit the crafts villages of Thot Not District such as Di Tho lop village (Lop is a tool made of bamboo to catch fishes), Ba Rui cook stove (made of clay) village, and Thom Rom net village. Then next stop is at Bang Lang Sanctuary of Thousands of Storks. You will spend the night in Long Xuyen.

Day 5: Long Xuyen motorbike tour to Saigon – 45 minutes boat-rowing, 5hrs riding (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

After breakfast, you will leave your motorbikes at hotels and try a “xe loi”, the local colonial-era cab pulled by motorbike, to see the town before back to hotel and continue on your “steel horses” to ride on back roads and little track by waterway to Ho Chi Minh City via Cao Lanh town.

On the way, you will do a pause at Xeo Quyt Revolutionary Base, an old former soldier will be your local guide and take you into the boundless watery cajeput by rowing a boat.  You will have lunch in Xeo Quyt restaurant before continued heading to Saigon via Cai Be Dist.

Inclusive:

  • Vietnam Visa Invitation letter
  • Support vehicle (supplement luggage van to carry your motorbike and baggage).
  • Honda (or Yamaha) 125CC (semi-automatic gear)
  • Helmet
  • Gasoline for the ride
  • Mechanic (for group from 6 passengers)
  • Train ticket
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above. For description, see below
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners, as specified, in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available.
  • Good quality motorbikes for all days in the programme
  • Drinking water and local fruit for all motorcycling days in the programme
  • Simple first aid kit.
  • VAT and other taxes.

Exclusive:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance
  • Surcharges for peak season (if any)
  • Compulsory meals (if any)

 

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