DAY 1: SAIGON - CAI BE - PHU AN - DONG HIEP HOA - SA DEC (L, D)
Pick up at 07:00 at hotels in Saigon, then route for Vinh Long.
The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at around 10.00 am.
After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visiting of Cai Be colorful floating market
Visitors will visit to an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 where you will we welcomed by the owner. Further, another stop at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made.
We will visit to Phuan hamlet, an untouched beautiful area.
A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations.
After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Sa Dec, cruising by Dong Phu and An Binh islets famous for their fruit orchards.
These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people.
Crossing the large Co Chien River we will pass under the spectacular My Thuan Bridge.
On the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit.
Further, Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals…
You will disembark for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century are numerous…
You will visit the local market and the Trung Vuong primary school where well known writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood (see her famous novel turned into the movie “The Lover”).
Back on board your sampan, you will enjoy a romantic dinner served on the deck during the sunset. First night on the Mekong river…
DAY 2: SA DEC - LONG XUYEN - CHO MOI (B, L, D)
The breakfast will be served on board at 07am.
Your Sampan will slowly leave Sa Dec and proceed the cruise upstream the river to Longxuyen.
We will pass by several luxuriant islands, crossing countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fishes, showing an intense activity on the river.
Approaching Long Xuyen, your lunch will be served on board.
Later, you will have a quick tour of Long Xuyen typical center before cruising further to “Cu Lao Ong Ho” (The Tiger Island) for a visit at Ton Duc Thang museum, second president of Vietnam…
We will proceed upstream on the Mekong river to Chaudoc.
In the evening, we will organize for you an exciting experience at an ancient house located by the river in the suburbs of Cho Moi, where your dinner will be arranged.
Back on board your private sampan for your second night on the river.
DAY 3: CHO MOI - CHAU DOC – SAIGON (B)
Early morning, your breakfast will be served on board while we will be cruising to Chau Doc.
We will cruise on a little arm of the Mekong where several traditional activities can be observed on the banks (artisanal boat factories, bamboo baskets making, palm leaves cutting, net fishing), as well as old Vietnamese temples dating from late 19th century.
We will reach Chau Doc late in the morning. Located on the upper Mekong Delta, the town is 280 km south-west of Saigon on to the Cambodian border. With such proximity the local population is an eclectic mix of Cham, Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese sharing different cultures and historical richness.
At around 11am, you will disembark at Chau Doc main city pier. Return to Saigon. Tour is concluded.
• Private roundtrip transfer from Saigon
• English Speaking Guide
• 02 night in TWN or DBL cabin in Song Xanh Sampan
• Welcome drink
• Sightseeing tickets
• Meals as stated in the programme (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
• Services charge and government taxes
• Visa and visa fees
• All flights
• Accomodation in HCMC
• Travel insurance
• Tips and gratuities
• Personal expenses
• Other fees not mentioned in program
Daily from Ho Chi Minh City hotels
Transfer from/to hotel included
Minimum 1 person
Type of cruise
Adventure traditional boat
SONG XANH SAMPAN Charter
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