Start tour: Ho Chi Minh
Finish tour: Ho Chi Minh
The built unique sampans, all stylishly designed and inspired by ancient authentic traditional indochinese river boats. Designed for individuals looking for an authentic "Private Cruise" experience, with overnight on board. Exclusive Cruises 2D/1N and 3D/2N quipped with a bathroom with lavabo, wc and shower, the sampans can also be used for daily private cruise programs for FIT's or Groups. (comfortable chairs and beautiful cotton floor mattresses). - Song Xanh : 18m long x 3,5m wide (1 bed room + 1 living room transformable into 1 more bed room at night, maximun 2 couple + 1 child).
Day 1 : Arrival - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2 : Saigon - Cai Be - Phu An - Dong Hoa Hiep / Vinh Long
Day 3 : My Thuan - Thanh Hoa - Sa Dec
Day 4 : Ho Chi Minh City - Departure
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival - Ho Chi Minh City ( D )
You will be welcome at Tan Son Nhat Airport by VN Tours & Car rental Co. guide and then transferred to a hotel in center Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy welcome dinner and over night at Caravelle hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Saigon - Cai Be - Phu An - Dong Hoa Hiep / Vinh Long ( L,D )
Pick up from at 07:00 Am at hotel in Saigon, transfer to Cai Be, embank the Song Xanh , The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at around 10.30 am. you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels.After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. A stop at local home factories will let you see how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer. 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. You will be charmed by the location and by the peaceful atmosphere of the place. Beautiful hostesses dressed in traditional “ao dai” will be fully dedicated to your service. After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Vinh Long, cruising around Dong Hoa Hiep islet. Visit will be made at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 where you will we welcomed by the owner. Another stop on the banks will allow you to see how locals plait palm tree leaves to be used for rural houses. We will then proceed to 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. Further, we will dock on the banks and you will have an exciting bicycle ride in the countryside leaded by your guide. Back on board your sampan, you will enjoy a romantic dinner served on the deck during the sunset. After dinner, your bed will be ready for your first night on the Mekong river…
Day 3: My Thuan - Thanh Hoa - Sa Dec ( B, L )
Your breakfast will be served on board at 07am. On the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory. We will have stop and an interesting visit will be arranged. Cruising further upstream the Mekong river, 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 famous movie “The Lover”).An exciting ride on board our “Xuong” small rowing boat will allow you to cruise on small canals and arroyos to discover the hidden charms of Sa Dec… We will pass by several luxuriant plantations, crossing countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fishes, and even pigs, showing how intense is the activity on the river.Back on board your sampan before noon, it will be time for your check-out. Your cruise journey will end in Sa Dec where you will be transfer back to Saigon. Drop off at your hotel in Saigon. Overnight at Caravelle hotel.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure. VN Tours & Car rental Co can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.
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