Day Trip Cruise » Day Trip Cruise
Our driver will pick you up at 7.30 am at your hotel to transfer to CaiBe. The program will start with the visit of CaiBe colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn…The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish…Lunch will be served at Ut Trinh home. After lunch, we walk around the orchards and then we will enjoy some fruits tasting while listening to the traditional music. One more thing to do in this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta. Say goodbye to Mekong and get on the car to drive back to Saigon.
Rate per person in USD:
|Group size||2 people||3-4||5-6||7-8|
|Price per person||USD 98||USD 76||USD 64||USD 55|
Included services: Tour with English speaking guide, private transportation, all entrance fees & boat, bottle water & tissue on tour, lunch at local restaurant and government tax.
At 8.00am, depart for a 1.5 hour drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country’s southern provinces, situated in the Delta of the Mekong River. Take in the highway as you leave behind the busy city. Pass Rach Mieu bridge before reaching Huu Dinh hamlet. Get on a tri-motor cycle (xe loi) ride to enjoy the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads.
Arrive at the waterfront, board the charming Mango Cruise for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. First stop for a visit at the coconut processing, then back to your cruise and the cruise will stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand where you will start a Bicycle trip around Phong Nam village around 4km, through gardens and stop at the a rice noodles factory “hu tieu”, one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region .Walk about 3 minutes to visit at Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family live on fishing, shrimp and farming. Enjoy the tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking the rowing sampan , be paddled by a personalized rower trip to discover the maze of small canals.
Then rowing you back to your mango boat and head to Mango home restaurant, enjoy your 5 course lunch and freshen up before switch to a bicycle and ride 500m About 4 minutes (or 7-10 minutes’ walk) on village roads past green gardens and local houses, and stop at another local house of Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made. After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car will be ready to take you back to Saigon.
|PER PERSON COST(USD)||High season ( 01 Jan 2016 – 03 May 2016)||Low season (04 May 2016 – 30 Sep 2016)|
|Number of pax||2P||3-4P||5-6P||7-8P||2P||3-4P||5-6P||7-8P|
|Price||US$ 125||US$ 112||US$ 87||US$ 74||US$ 122||US$ 109||US$ 80||US$ 66|
* Surcharge Tet holiday (30 Jan – 3 Feb 2014): US$ 52/boat & US$ 8/person for meal
• Private vehicle for round trip Saigon – Ben Tre
• English speaking guide on board
• Boat trips as mentioned
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• All activities as mentioned
• Gov’t tax
• Travel insurance of any kind
• Tip, drinks, personal expenses
• Others services not mentioned
Meet us at the Cai Be jetty at 10:00 am. The crew welcomes you with cold towels and a refreshing drink while your Cai Be Princess sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways.
Proceed to Hoa Khanh, a remote unspoiled area offering stunning scenic views. Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks – the people, the stunning landscapes – while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit. In Hoa Khanh, you’ll be able to see the surrounding countryside on bicycle, ending up at Ba Kiet ancient house, built in the 19th century. Or, if you prefer, opt for a gentle stroll instead or relax on board. We’ll make stops along the way to provide glimpses of local cottage industries: coconut candy and puffed rice (the local equivalent of popcorn), products that provide a living for the river people.
Later on, stop at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of life during Indochinese times. Back on board, continue through narrow canals for more views of the Mekong Delta.
Your cruise ends around 3:00 pm at the Phu Nhuan Bridge near Cai Lay, where your personal vehicle awaits to drive you to Ho Chi Minh City.
|PER PERSON COST(USD)||High season ( Jan – May 2016)||Low season ( Jun – Sep 2016)|
|Number of pax||2P||3-4P||5-6P||7-8P||2P||3-4P||5-6P||7-8P|
|Price||US$ 159||US$ 135||US$ 145||US$ 133||US$ 151||US$ 127||US$ 137||US$ 125|
– Free of charge for children 4 years old & below.
– 50% discount for children from 5 to 12 years old.
Peak season surcharges: applied from 04 Feb 2016 to 14 Feb 2016 (11 days)
– USD 28/cruise
– USD 6/ menu Longanier / person
• A 2-hour cruise on board Cai Be Princess
• English speaking tour guide
• Lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant
• Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
• Crew assistance
• Cold towels, seasonal fruit and hot tea
• Road transportation
• Individual travel insurance
• Personal expenses during the trip
• Beverages not specified in above program
• Tips for the crew
• Any expense not clearly indicated in above program