OVERVIEW


Song Xanh Sampan is designed for travelers looking for Private Cruise experiences in the Mekong Delta. The sampans “Song Xanh” offer a concept of fully private charter cruises for individuals, ideal for couples, or families with children.
The boat dimensions allow a deep discovery of the delta, its numerous canals, and arroyos. Exclusive cruise itineraries have been designed away from touristic areas and permit an intimate approach to the authentic inhabitant’s lifestyle and ancestral activities. While some meals are served onboard, others are catered at ancient houses along the river allowing cultural exchanges and privileged contacts with the locals.
For those looking for a more active way to penetrate the delta, bicycles and a small rowing boat are also available.
On each sampan boat, a crew of 4 including an English or French speaking guide is pampering the guests. Exotic fruits, mineral water, green tea, and fresh towels are served on a complimentary basis.

  • 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 bedroom, 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 bedroom, 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 bedroom, 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 5 (23m long x 4,5m wide, 2 bedrooms,1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night if needed) (16m2/each). The large bathroom is equipped with shower, washbasin, WC, and provide a full set of deluxe amenities such as slippers, cotton bathrobes, bath towels, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, comb, cotton tips, shower cap, and sanitary bags.

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ITINERARY


Live on the river Private 2 days Cai Be – Sadec – Can Tho

DAY 1 – CAI BE – SA DEC – CAN THO
Begin cruising from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am. From the sampan, observe life as it plays out on shore – people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes – while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit. Before arriving at Sa Dec, stop at various points along the river for a
look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, pass monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit a Cao Dai temple. Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. Explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat.Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house (a “Nha Co” in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting.After dinner return on board while the Song Xanh continues its cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.
DAY 2 – CAN THO
Wake up early at 6:00 am for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which operates daily starting from 5:00 am.Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos. Continue cruising towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty.

Crossing to Phu Quoc 3 days Cai Be – Sadec – Long Xuyen – Rach Gia

DAY 1: CAI BE – SA DEC
Your trip starts from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am. Hop on a bicycle to better explore this wonderfully rural area, ending up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river. After lunch, board the Song Xanh Sampan for a leisurely cruise on the busy waterways of the Mekong Delta, with stops along the way to visit local cottage industries that utilize products from the Delta like rice and coconuts. Before arriving in Sa Dec, stop to visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand. Arriving in Sa Dec, step ashore and take a stroll to a lively outdoor market. Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. A candlelit dinner awaits at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on board your sampan as it moors on the Mekong River.
DAY 2: SA DEC – LONG XUYEN – RACH GIA
Breakfast is served on board as you cruise towards Long Xuyen along narrow canals past several rustic monkey bridges and pristine countryside scenes. After enjoying lunch on board, arrive in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, birthplace of Vietnam’s second president. Return to the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Rach Gia. Enjoy your second night on board.
DAY 3: RACH GIA
Arrive in Rach Gia at around 7:00 am, the capital of Kien Giang Province, located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Breakfast is served on board before disembarkation. For travelers traveling early to Phu Quoc, we can serve breakfast as early as 6:00 am.

Deep in the Delta Private 3 days Cai Be – Sadec – Long Xuyen – Chau Doc

DAY 1 – CAI BE – SA DEC
Your journey starts from Phu An Jetty at 10h00am. Beginwith a bicycle ride around this remote countryside area, ending up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river. After lunch, start your leisurely cruise on the Delta’s beautiful waterways, with stops along the way to explore local cottage industries that provide a living for the river people.Before arriving at Sa Dec, visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand.Arriving at Sa Dec, step ashore and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.A candlelit dinner awaits at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on board the Song Xanh on the Mekong River.
DAY 2 – SA DEC – LONG XUYEN – PHU TAN
Breakfast is served on board while you cruise towards Long Xuyen along a narrow canal, passing several scenic monkey bridges.After enjoying lunch on board, arrive in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, birthplace of Vietnam’s second president. Return to the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Chau Doc.Your boat sails until approximately 10:00 pm before anchoring for the night. Overnight on board.
DAY 3 – PHU TAN – CHAU DOC
Breakfast is served on board while your sampan cruises towards Chau Doc. Close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the gateway to Phnom Penh. Known throughout Vietnam for its pagodas and temples, Chau Doc is also famous for the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a superb eucalyptus mangrove. Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc private pier at approximately 10h00am.

Mekong Crossroads Private 3 days Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sadec – Can Tho

DAY 1 – CAI BE – SA DEC
Your journey starts from Phu An Jetty at 10h00am. Beginwith a bicycle ride around this remote countryside area, ending up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river. After lunch, start your leisurely cruise on the Delta’s beautiful waterways, with stops along the way to explore local cottage industries that provide a living for the river people.Before arriving at Sa Dec, visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand.Arriving at Sa Dec, step ashore and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.A candlelit dinner awaits at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on board the Song Xanh on the Mekong River.
DAY 2 – SA DEC – LONG XUYEN – PHU TAN
Breakfast is served on board while you cruise towards Long Xuyen along a narrow canal, passing several scenic monkey bridges.After enjoying lunch on board, arrive in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, birthplace of Vietnam’s second president. Return to the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Chau Doc.Your boat sails until approximately 10:00 pm before anchoring for the night. Overnight on board.
DAY 3 – PHU TAN – CHAU DOC
Breakfast is served on board while your sampan cruises towards Chau Doc. Close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the gateway to Phnom Penh. Known throughout Vietnam for its pagodas and temples, Chau Doc is also famous for the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a superb eucalyptus mangrove. Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc private pier at approximately 10h00am.

PRICE


Period  Oct 2017 – May 2018 Jun 2018 – Sep 2018
SONG XANH SAMPAN  2pax 3-4pax 5-6pax 2pax 3-4pax 5-6pax
Private 2 days Live on the river $285 $257 $228 $257 $231 $205
Private 3 days Mekong crossroad $341 $307 $273 $307 $276 $246
Private 3 days Deep in the delta $397 $357 $318 $377 $340 $302
Private 3 days Crossing to Phu Quoc $402 $362 $322 $382 $344 $306

 

Peak season surcharge: 15th – 19th Feb (Lunar New year)

INCLUDE & EXCLUDE


Inclusive of

  • 3 days 2 nights cruise on private charter basis on board ‘Song Xanh” Sampan
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • 02 bottle of water/person/day, Vietnamese tea, Fresh fruits, Refreshing cotton towels
  • Visit mentioned as per cruise program
  • Local English or French speaking guide
  • Bicycles and rowing boat

Exclusive of

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tip and gratuities
  • Road transportation from/to Ho Chi Minh City

SONG XANH SAMPAN CRUISE

$ 205
Destination:
Cai Be → Sadec → Can Tho
Duration:
2 day / 1 night
Departure schedule:
Set Departute Dates
Departure time:
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