Answer:It is open from 5am to 5pm, but the best time will be around 8 to 10 am. Wholesalers on big boats moor here, with each specialising in one or a few types of fruit or vegetables. Customers cruise the market in smaller boats and can easily find what they’re looking for, as the larger boats hang samples of their goods from tall wooden poles. Footprint suggests taking a good camera with lots of memory space available.
Answer:Footprint takes visitors to the Mekong year round but the best time to visit is during the dry season. As Mekong has a pleasant tropical climate with two alternate seasons: dry and rainy, the dry season runs from November through until April, with average temperatures around 28°C, while the rainy season occurs from May to October. The rain, however, does not last too long with sun shining but not too hot.
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Answer: It’s absolutely safe on the board that Footprint chooses. The boat is totally stable in the very calm water. Life jackets are available on board as well.
Answer:Perhaps 10 and onwards, Footprint has a range of bicycles catering for different ages and heights from 1.2m. Your kids can cycle along with you, and we always have a car or mini van supporting you during your journey.
Answer:The trip provided by Footprint is normally all inclusive, apart from drinks and personal expenses that you will take.
Answer:Footprint supports local homestay owner, all of the homestay we choose are all clean and comfortable, but the standard varies depending on the area you are traveling to. The homestay can be a local farm house. Another is located on an island near Vinh Long, comprising a shared room with fans and bath room. There is an eco-guesthouse on Binh Phuoc Island. While another homestay in Cai Be town has private air-con rooms is available
Answer:Cycling shorts and loose shirt, sturdy shoes or sandals with sunglasses, suntan lotion and of course a helmet. A sweat band or bandana under your helmet & cycling gloves will add to your comfort. Footprint recommends that women do not wear skimpy crop top style clothing when cycling to avoid causing offence. We will provide all necessary equipment for your trip including well maintained professional bikes, helmets, etc… So you won’t really need to make your luggage heavier with extra stuff.
Answer:Footprint uses mountain bikes fitted with fatter road & dirt (hybrid) tires and a handlebar bag. Although if you are accustomed to touring with your own road bike, you will have a few more punctures but you can enjoy the extra speed. Most local bike shops will pack your bicycle for a small fee and bicycles fly free internationally. Footprint is very pleased to handle transport and assembly once your bike arrives and pack it back up ready for departure. Please make sure your bike has been serviced and is in good working order prior to the trip. Spare parts are difficult, and even impossible to find in Vietnam.
Answer:Yes, we do. To help us to select the bike most suitable for you, Footprint requires that you inform us your height before your trip.
Answer:All the roads we cycle on are sealed, although there will be some rougher sections with potholes etc. The Vietnamese are rapidly improving their road infrastructures so you may encounter some construction. Although Footprint choose off-the-beaten track with quieter roads for our tours but it is hard to get away from people, & you will still encounter some traffic. This traffic will include bicycles, motor bikes, rickshaws, buffalo carts & motorized vehicles and buses/trucks – this is we think interesting for you to see. Traffic is heavier in the towns & cities, and in certain sections on days one & two. However, the tour is designed so that if you are uncomfortable about biking in the urban areas or on busier sections of the road you can use Footprint’s support vehicle.
Answer:Yes, during this period in the Mekong Delta the rain usually only lasts for a maximum of an hour or so. So you can enjoy cycling trips all year round.
Answer:It’s normally 2-3 hours in the morning and so in the afternoon, but it really depends on different factors like how strong the cyclist are, how busy with the local traffic of our transfer from the city to the countryside. We will always have a private car or minivan to support you.