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3 Days Cai Be - Long Xuyen with Authentic Mekong Sampan

Long Xuyen Floating Market
Upstream: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Lap Vo - Long Xuyen - Saigon/ Chau Doc
Prices
US$305
 
Downstream: Saigon/ Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - Lap Vo - Sa Dec - Binh Hoa Phuoc - Cai Be - Saigon
 

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

08.00: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and transfer to Cai Be. Embark Authentic Mekong Cruise and welcome drink around11h30 morning. We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Then, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. Authentic Mekong Sampan set sails torward Sa Dec while luch is served. We embark on Cai Thia for a pleasure wark /bike on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities in My Thuan island. Authentic Mekong Sampan moor midstream for the night in Sa Dec. Diner and overnight on board.
 

Day 2: Sa Dec - Lap Vo - Long Xuyen (B, L, D)

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. We take small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river, then go to the heart of Sa Dec town to visit the Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village and local industries. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Sampan set sails through the canals of Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner and while Authentic Mekong Sampan cruises towards Long Xuyen.
 

Day 3: Long Xuyen - Ho Chi Minh city/ Chau Doc (B)

Breakfast on board. Explore the Long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Cu Lao Ong Ho - a small island by the Mekong river enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to board and have welcome back drink. Check out and disembark for your departure.
 
Option 1: Our driver will pick up and transfer back to Saigon. Drop you off at the hotel.
End of services.
 
Option 2: Our driver will pick up and drive to Chau Doc. Drop you off at the hotel.
End of services.

Day 1: Long Xuyen - Lap Vo - Sa Dec (L, D)

Embark on our Authentic Mekong Sampan at the pier in Long Xuyen and enjoy a welcome drink at 11: 30
Explore the Long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Cu Lao Ong Ho a small Island in Long Xuyen and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Sampan set sails through the canals of Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Embark to explore blossoming bonsai and flowers garden and Cao Dai temple. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner and while Authentic Mekong Sampan cruises towards Sa Dec. Authentic Mekong Sampan drops anchor for the night.
Diner and overnight on boat.
 

Day 2: Sa Dec - Binh Hoa Phuoc - Cai Be (B, L, D)

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
A small boat take us to visit the Sa Dec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river. Authentic Mekong Sampan leisure cruise down to Binh Hoa Phuoc island luch is served on route. Afternoon we take a boat ride to visit Binh Hoa Phuoc with opportunity to marvel at beautiful islands with enderless waterway and arroyos. We enjoy the lush vegetation while cycling across the island and meet with people and get insight into local life. Return on boat with a rest on the deck enjoying the sunset on sundeck. The crew serves dinner while the Authentic Mekong Sampan is cruising. Authentic Mekong Sampan sets anchor in for the night.
Overnight on boat.
 

Day 3: Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Breakfast on the boat. We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Back to our boat and enjoy welcome back drink. Check out and disembark.
Then our driver will pick up and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. Drop you off at your hotel.
 
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Prices quoted in US$ nett per person

Pax

2 - 3

4 - 7

8 - 10

11 - 16

Authentic Sampan

448

360

340

305

Inclusion

  • Private boat
  • 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated* accompanied by English and or/ French speaking guide
  • 2-night on board
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and Cruise boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • Road transportation
  • 1 Complimentary foot massage
  • Sunset cocktails

Exclusion

  • Land transportation from/to Saigon
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Service not mentioned
Notes:
  • Infants under 5 years old are free of charge.
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old sharing cabin with their parents get a 50% discount
Authentic Mekong Boat
Itinerary:   Saigon - Cai Be - Cai Thia - Sa Dec - My Thuan - Cai Be
US$ 180 - US$ 270

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