Mỹ Tho was founded in the 1680s by Chinese refugees fleeing Taiwan when the general of the Qing Dynasty Shi Lang defeated the remnants of Southern Ming Dynasty in 1683. The area, at the time, was once part of the Khmer kingdom and it was annexed to Vietnam in the 18th century. The city is named after the My Tho River. In Sino-Vietnamese script, the name is given as beautiful tree. Due to its proximity to Saigon, Mỹ Tho was the traditional gateway to the Mekong Delta. In the 17th century, the city had become one of the biggest commercial hubs in today’s Southern Vietnam.
In 1860s, Mỹ Tho, along with Saigon, was a major strategic city during the French colonial campaign towards Vietnam. In 1862, France’s capture of Mỹ Tho is regarded as the conclusion to the establishment of the French colony of Cochinchina, a development that inaugurated nearly a century of French colonial dominance in Vietnam. During the colonization period, the economy continued to prosper, attracting more immigrants, mainly from Teochew and Minnan. In 1876, Mỹ Tho province was established as one of six provinces in southeast Vietnam
7:30 Am .You will be picked up at your hotel in early morning and transfer with bikes to Long An. Ride to My Tho and cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary and stop over a garden on Con Phung (Phoenix Island) restaurant for Vietnamese lunch
The motorized boat cruises more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre. Visit orchards, bee – keeping farm, taste natural and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit,traditional music, see round a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp.
Keep riding along the single track around Quoi An village in Ben Tre and stop at the pier for a boat row through the narrow canal with lush water-coconut trees on head back to the motorized boat, cruising to the Van heading HCM city. Arrival at your hotel in the late afternoon.
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- Support air conditioned bus/van
- Truck to carry bikes for 6 pax up
- English speaking cum biking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Boat trip & ferries
- Airport transfer in/out in the same day
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel
- Meals as mentioned (L = Lunch)
- Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic
- Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day.
- Exclusive of:
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned