Biking VietNam to Cambodia:Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh 5 days/ 4 nights

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    This cycle ride enables you to discover some Indochina relic and today they still remain French history in Vietnam and Cambodia. Cu Lao Gieng Church in Tan My Commune, Cho Moi District was built in 1875 under the reign of King Tu Duc by a French Catholic priest named Gafignol and was inaugurated in 1887. With colonial architecture and French materials, the over 100 year old cathedral still remains what it was, despite the ups and downs of its life and history. The church boasts a majestic European design and solemn decorations including a towering bell-tower, large round pillars, vaults and small polygonal towers.
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    Day 1: SaiGon - MyTho - BenTre (B/L//D) (25 - 40 km)
    Transfer an hour to rural area in Long An province. Bike on foot path through rice fields, vegetable farms, and sugar cane plantations. Lunch will be in Restaurant in MyTho city. After lunch, take a nap on van/bus to Chau Thanh Dist where your ride begins in afternoon. Cycle to home-stay in Ben Tre.

    Day 2: BenTre - CanTho (B/L//D) (70 km)
    Goodbye your host and start exploring the kingdom of coconut in the morning and discovering tropical fruit orchards in the afternoon by bicycle. In the late afternoon, crossing Mekong River by ferry and continue your trip to CanTho by Van/bus. Overnight in CanTho.

    Day 3: Can Tho – Sadec - Cao Lanh (B/L/D) (40-70 km)
    Wake up early in the morning, enjoy boat trip to Cai Rang floating market, your boat pass by visit the fish market and many houses on stilts along the river banks. You will have the opportunity to watch the largest and busiest colorful floating market in the Delta region. Back to hotel for breakfast and leave for Sadec town. A short transfer to further side of lower river of Mekong, pedal through sweet potato plantations, a system of small manmade canals and learn how to make rice powder at family factory . Visit Huynh Thuy Le's house, made famous by The Lover, a movie about the story of Margaret Duras, in which Madame Margueret loved a Chinese man in this town before 1932. In the afternoon, ride through flower plantation , brick factory to Cao Lanh city.

    Day 4: Cao Lanh – Chau Doc (B/L/) (40-70 km)
    Have breakfast and check out. Ride on trail along Mekong River to An Long Dist, take a ferry to Gieng Islet. Visit the first monastery indochina. It is three years older than the Notre Dame Cathdaral in Saigon. Then escape this islet by boat and ride on back roads to Cho Moi town for lunch. After lunch, take dirty track to Chau Giang Dist by bicycle. Cross the low river to Chau Doc town.

    Day 5: Chau Doc-Phnom Penh by high speeds boat (B)
    Have breakfast and get on board a speed boat at 7:30 am. Enjoy beautiful scenery on the Mekong River from Chau Doc to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Tour End!

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