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Bicycle Tour to Ta Lai in Cat Tien National Park

Bicycle Tour to Ta Lai in Cat Tien National Park

$219 per person

2-Day Bicycle Tour to Ta Lai in Cat Tien National Park and Join Christmas Eve with Chau Ma Children Tribe (22 – 23 December 2018)

Commune Ta Lai which is located in the town of Tan Phu, in Dong Nai Province is a place of living for a group of indigenous people call Chau Ma. It lies inside the soft spot of Cat Tien National Park. Being a part of the 31 bands living in the region, the Chau Ma tribe is consider one of the only tribe to still being able to keep their own traditions until now. Many of these traditions include Floor house, Weaving, and Agriculture. The Ma people living in Ta Lai follow Christianity and their philosophy is to live as one with nature even though they face a lot adversity regarding their lives. The bicycle tour to Ta Lai with Bike for Life Vietnam in Christmas is an extraordinary trip that you should not pass on.

PURPOSE OF TRIP:

  • To learn and understand the ecological surrounding of the nature surrounding Cat Tien National Park
  • Learn how to survive in the jungle
  • Experience the daily life of the Chau Ma tribe in the Christmas spirit
  • Organize and Celebrate Christmas for the children in the Ta Lai church

SCHEDULE OF 2 DAYS CYCLING TRIP TO TA LAI

Day 1: SAI GON- TA LAI ( 25km cycling) 

  • 6:00: Depart to Ta Lai
  • 8:00: Breakfast on the way
  • 9:30: Temporary stop at Ta Lai. Get bike and receive the instructions to use mountain bike
  • 10:00: Cycling journey of 25 km throughout rural residential area to reach Ta Lai ferry station.
  • 12:00: Check-in Ta Lai Longhouse
  • 12:30: Lunch
  • 13:30: Break time or enjoy kayak on lake
  • 17:30: Cycle or travel on own to Ta Lai church
  • 18:00: Dinner at Ta Lai church campus
  • 19:00: Live show ethnically performed by Chau Ma Children tribe
  • 19:30: Organize and conduct games for tribe children and the regional child. Santa Clause gives Christmas gifts
  • 21:00: Back to Ta Lai Longhouse to be overnight 

Day 2: TA LAI – SAI GON ( 19km cycling in the jungle) 

  • 6:00: Breakfast at Ta Lai Longhouse
  • 7:00: Start a 19km cycling journey in Cat Tien National Park. Learn the ecological surrounding of the nature in the jungle from guiding of Cat Tien foresters
  • 11:00: Relax at stream in the jungle
  • 12:00: Back to Ta Lai Longhouse
  • 12:30: Lunch
  • 14:00: Back to Saigon
  • 17:00: Arrive Saigon and Good bye. End of Bicycle Tour to Ta Lai.

PRICE (For group of 40 people)

  • For participants take full package: 5,090.000 VND/ person
  • For participants with own bike: 4, 690.000 VND/ person
  • For participants riding own bike Sài Gòn – Tà Lài – Sài Gòn: 3, 690.000 VND/ person

Including:

  • The cash contribution
  • Transportation
  • Truck transportation for bikes
  • Professional full size mountain bikes with helmet
  • Professional cycling guides and mechanics
  • 1 night accommodation at Ta Lai Longhouse
  • Meals as indicated in the program ( 5 meals)
  • Host conducting games, equipment & speakers
  • Mineral water, fruits and snacks along the biking track
  • Travel insurance

Costumes and items needed: 

  • Sports clothes suitable for outdoor activities ( no jean or kaki)
  • Sports footwear ( old shoes are more suitable as crossing the swamp)
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-mosquito and insect repellent cream
  • Gloves ( can use ones for motorcycles)
  • Raincoat
  • Slippers ( replace wet shoes if needed)
  • Clothes and towels for refresh yourself after the ride
  • Small backpack ( around 2kg)
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  • Departure/Return Location
    Saigon / Saigon
  • Departure Time
    07:00 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 17:00 PM

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Date: 22 -23 December 2018
Contact by email bikeforlifevietnam@gmail.com or phone number 0908 185 979 to book the trip!

Tour Location

Cat Tien National Park

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