Photo: Canals of Ca Mau, Mekong Delta.

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Mekong cycling question

Posted by Pghtraveller on 16/1/2013 at 12:13

I'd like to explore the Mekong delta independently and I'm looking for some help. First off, I'm wondering if anyone knows of a company that offers a service where I can rent a bike in HCMC and drop it off in Rach Gia or Ha Tien (I'll be continuing on to Cambodia after)?

Second, can anyone send a link to a map with a route they've followed?

Last, I'd also consider hiring a private guide for the trip. Can anyone recommend one?

Thanks so much for the help!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 16/1/2013 at 17:17 admin

I did this trip in early December, there is a map up top. Was a fun trip - close to zero tourists.

In answer to your questions:

1) No. Though you could try Saigon Scooter Centre as they allow drop offs to the north.

2) Can't recommend a guide, though any travel agency in Saigon will be able to assist.

Legally you need a Viet motorbike licence to ride in Vietnam and your travel insurance most likely will not cover you without one. We did the trip unlicensed.

Some shops will not rent you a bike if heading to the Delta - we had to try a few. They also went a hefty deposit (US$700ish) or a passport for the bike.


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Posted by robinwhite on 22/1/2013 at 16:08

It is very hard to find any agency who will allow and give you bike to heading towards the Delta. Its sounds like impossible. I tried but failed.

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