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Cai Be - Can Tho by Song Xanh Sampan 2 Days

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho (L, D)

07.30 Pick up at your hotel in Saigon City and drive to Vinh Long. The excursion starts at around 10.00 from our pier in Phu An hamlet located next to Cai Be town, approximately 2 hours drive south from Saigon.

Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed by our crew. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of some local home factories where you will be able to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will then proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.

Your sampan will take direction of Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruising upstream on the Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remain unknown to many people.

We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will disembark to take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations.

Further 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.

Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark at the local market place for a guided visit of this charming town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century are numerous.

Your lunch will await you at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Mr. Huyen Thuy Le, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous writer. (see her novel and adapted movie “The Lover”)

Back on board your sampan, you will enjoy cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages.

Some stops on the banks will be possible to establish contacts with the local population. A visit will be done at a Cao Daist temple.

Before sunset, we will have our last stop on the banks arranged at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. After being greeted by the owners, we will cater a candlelight dinner for you, an unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere.

After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. We will moor for the night in a quiet place. Your bed will be ready for your night on the Mekong river.
 

Day 2: Cai Rang - Can Tho - Saigon (B)

At around 06.00, your sampan will slowly start cruising.
Your breakfast will be served on board at 07.00 while approaching Cai Rang floating market actually still the largest in the whole Mekong delta.

We will pass by countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers… showing an intense activity on the river.

Your cruise journey will end at around 10.00 at Ninh Kieu pier after a visit at Can Tho local market. End of the cruise and services. Driving back to Saigon.

Cabin

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Private sampan

2 Pax

3 Pax

4 Pax

5 Pax

6 Pax

Jan - May

Charter Only

410

340

315

265

254

Jun - Oct

Charter Only

360

290

270

220

210


Trip Included

  • Road Transportation
  • 2 Days & 1 Night cruise on private charter basis on board “Song Xanh” sampan
  • 1 lunch, 1 candlelight dinner incl.1 small btle. of wine for 2 at an ancient house
  • Breakfast on board (coffee, tea, juice, fresh yogurt, fruits, bread, butter and jam)
  • 2 bottles of min. water/pers./day, Vietnamese tea, Fresh fruits, Refreshing cotton towels
  • Visits mentioned as per cruise program
  • Service Charge and Gvt. Taxes
  • Crew assistance
  • 1 English or French speaking guide
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides

Trip Excluded 

  • Individual Traveling Insurance
  • Personal Expenses during the cruise
  • Drinks during meals & cruise (soft drinks, beer, wine)
  • Tipping / Crew and Guide
Since early 2004, Mekong Horizon Co., Ltd. has been a pioneer in offering new cruise paths together with high quality cruise standards.

Having our head quarters based in Phu An/Cai Lay (next to Cai Be, Tien Giang Province), we operate cruises and related tours services in the Mekong Delta using our own built sampans, all stylishly designed and inspired by ancient authentic traditional Indochinese river boats.

Since June 2006, we also operate our own-built restaurant named "Le Longanier", a beautiful Indochinese two storeys villa with authentic architecture and style.

Today, with a flottilla of 10 boats and employing more than 50 staffs (boats + restaurant), Mekong Horizon Co., Ltd. is recognised among the Vietnam based Travel Agents community as one of the leading private Cruise-Operator in the delta.
 

Descriptions

Song Xanh I: 15m long x 3,5m wide (1 living room transformable into 1 bed room at night) / Capacity max. 2 adults
 
Song Xanh II & III & IV: 18m long x 3,5m wide (1 bed room + 1 living room transformable into 1 more bed room at night) / Capacity max. 4 adults + 1 or 2 young childrens.
 

Cruise Features:

  • Song Xanh 1 (15m long x 3,5m wide, 1 living room transformed into a comfortable bedroom at night (15m2), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
  • Song Xanh 2 (18m long x 3,5m wide, 1 bed room, 1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night (15m2/each), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
  • Song Xanh 3 (18m long x 3,5m wide, 1 bed room, 1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night (15m2/each), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
  • Song Xanh 4 (18m long x 3,5m wide, 1 bed room, 1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night (15m2/each), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
* Each sampan will carry a charming rowing boat ("Xuong"), nicely designed for deeper cruises along small canals and arroyos during the itinerary.
* Bicycles can also be taken on board (fixed on a rack a the back) for exciting "out of the track" countryside rides.
* Designed for individuals looking for authentic "Private Cruise" experience, with overnight on board. Exclusive itineraries 2D/1N and 3D/2N.

Equipped with a bathroom with lavabo, wc and shower, the sampans can also be used for daily private cruise programs for FIT's or Groups.

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Cai Be to Phu An by Cai Be Princess Sampan 1 Day
Cai Be to Can Tho by Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 Days
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Cai Be to Sa Dec & Can Tho by Douce Mekong Cruise 3 Days
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Saigon to Long Xuyen by Mien Tay Sampan 3 Days
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