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Authentic Mekong Cruises

Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On

Authentic Mekong sampan is designed according to the traditional sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 23.0 m and wide of 4 m, made of “Sao” wood, very resistant to water, well appreciated by people who spend all their life working and living on the water.
For a pleasant and long cruise in comfortable conditions, the sampan is equiped with a well-ventilated compartment which could be used as a dining room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for group of 2 to 16 passengers maximum; besides one kitchen, couchettes with showers, one terrace on the deck, a five- person- crew included the captain, one mechanic, the chief cook, one sailor and one guide, are at your service.
Passengers on Authentic Mekong will be amazed and integrated in their discovery of landscapes, of local daily life, of smiling and open hearted people of the Delta and of aquatic life anywhere they go with the sampan.

Cruise Itinerary

2 days
Taste of Mekong 2 Days 1 Nights Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On

Upstream: Cai Be – Tra On – Can Tho

Day 01: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On

10:30 – 11:00: Arrival at the pier of Cai Be. Transfer by junk which takes us to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence, where the descendants of the family of Kiet welcome you and invite you to taste tea accompanied by savory samples of tropical fruits. We have the opportunity to walk through the orchard. Continuation towards the artisanal villages where rice and coconut products are produced: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, coconut milk sweets.
12:00: Embarkation on the boat of Le Cochinchine, welcome by a welcome drink. Lunch on board as the boat heads towards Co Chien. During the cruise, you will have the opportunity to contemplate beautiful authentic landscapes that stand by the river.
In the afternoon, we go on foot or by bike along the paths through the villages. The walk allows us to discover verdant orchards and river activities, and especially to make contact with the local inhabitants.
The boat continues in the direction of Tra On, while ascending up the river. The aperitif is offered on the upper deck while enjoying a foot massage as the sun gradually sets on the river.
Taking part in a cooking class on the boat, you will have the chance to try to make Pumpkin flower stuffed with That Lat fish and learn how to cut vegetables for decorating dishes.
Dinner and overnight on board to enjoy the beauty of the river at night.

Day 02: Tra On – Can Tho

An early awakening allows you to contemplate the dawn on the Mekong River: fresh air, bird song, barges traffic, and bubbling activities of the inhabitants in the banks of the river. Breakfast on board while the boat sails slowly toward Can Tho.
Check-out Le Cochinchine boat, say “goodbye” to our friendly staff, we transfer you by small boat for visit of Cai Rang, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta. The Cai Rang floating market is known as a high-light cannot be missed when you explore the Western rivers of Vietnam.
Boat trip along the coves shaded by palm trees. You will be able to admire magnificent orchards, local dwellings, shipbuilding yards and the hustle and bustle of the river industry. Visit an orchard where you will find many kinds of tropical fruits such as: mango, dragon fruit, kumquat, jackfruit…
Return and disembarkation of the boat at 11h00 A.M. End of the cruise.

Downstream: Can Tho – Tra On – Cai Be

Day 01: Can Tho – Tra On – Cho Lach

10:30 – 11:00 A.M: Arrival at the pier in Can Tho, boarding a local boat to discover the floating market of Cai Rang, one of the most typical markets of the aquatic region.
Le Cochinchine boat seal towards the south, welcome by a welcome cocktail.
Lunch on board while our boat sails to Tra On.
In the afternoon, you will leave for a pleasant walk, on foot or by bike, on the paths lined with greenery. A few planned stops allow you to discover concretely the life of the local inhabitants, orchards or fields of green rice.
Back to the boat for relaxation and relaxation at dusk on the Co Chien River, with a drink of aperitif and a foot massage on the upper deck.
Taking part in a cooking class on the boat, you will have the chance to try to make Pumpkin flower stuffed with That Lat fish and learn how to cut vegetables for decorating dishes.
Dinner and overnight on board, near Cai Be.

Day 02: Cho Lach – Cai Be

Breakfast on board. Continue our cruise to Cai Be. On arrival, sampan ride to explore the quaint and lively floating market of Cai Be.

Following a stroll through the lush vegetation to visit the villages and discover the local crafts: rice alcohol factories, coconut candy, pop-corn and rice paper.

Visit of a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence, where you will discover the sublime interior and walk through the garden strewn with fruit trees. The tea is ready to serve you, accompanied by a tasty sample of tropical fruits. Walk through the arroyos in the vicinity of Cai Be.

Disembarkation around 11h00 A.M in Cai Be. End of the cruise.

Inclusive of:

  • 2 days/ 1 night joining cruise with accommodation on board
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and sampan boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • 1 complimentary foot massage on board
  • Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif)

Exclusive of:

  • Visa approval in Vietnam
  • Transfer HCMC-Mekong-HCMC
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Payment fee
2 days
Mekong in Close Up 3 Days 2 Nights Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho

Upstream: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho

Day 01: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Cai Be

10:30 – 11:00: Welcome you at our Cai Be pier. Join our large boat for a welcome drink and check-in your room. Le Cochinchine continues to Cai Thia.

Landing at the island of Cai Thia where you will have a lovely cycling or walking excursion through the villages bordered by green orchards, rice fields…

Come back to our boat for lunch while the boat cruises toward Sa Dec, a charming and quiet town located on the bank of the Tien River.

On arrival, we visit a brickyard at the entrance of the village. Continuation to the lively market of Sa Dec followed by a visit to the old house of Huynh Thuy Le – the lover of the French novelist Marguerite Duras, as well as Trung Vuong primary school founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Marguerite Duras’s mother. In the heart of the village of Sa Dec, we discover the Cao Dai temple, the garden of bonsai and flowers.

Return to our boat and enjoy the foot massage while watching the sunset over the Mekong River and sipping an aperitif.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 02: Cai Be – Mang Thit – Tra On

Get up early in the morning to contemplate the sunrise on the romantic river before breakfast on board.

Transfer by junk to explore the floating market of Cai Be which is specific to the aquatic area. Continuation by a visit of sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to welcome you to discover the sublime interior and walk through the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Continuation to the artisanal villages where we have the chance to discover products made from rice and coconut: rice alcohol, puffed rice cake, rice paper, coconut candy.

Return to the boat, lunch on board while the boat is heading for the Co Chien River.

In the afternoon, a walk or bike along the paths through the countryside and villages will allow you to discover the orchards, the river activities and get in touch with the local population.

The boat continues in the direction of Tra On. The aperitif is offered on the upper deck while the sun sets on a splendid landscape.

Taking part in a cooking class on the boat, you will have the chance to try to make Pumpkin flower stuffed with That Lat fish and learn how to cut vegetables for decorating dishes.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 03: Tra On – Can Tho Departure

Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day. Our boat sets sails to Can Tho through tributaries, canals and arroyos.

Transfer by local boat to visit the market of Cai Rang, one of the most important floating markets of the region, crowded with small and big boats zigzagging on the animated waters.

Following along the coves shaded by fruit trees, palm trees … you will come to an orchard where you will find many kinds of fruits: mango, star apple, papaya, dragon fruit, and coconut.

11h00 A.M: Disembark at the pier in Can Tho. End of nice cruise.

Downstream: Can Tho - Sa Dec - Cai Be

Day 01: Can Tho – Tra On – Cho Lach

10:30 – 11:00: Arrival at our pier in Can Tho. Transfer by local boat to explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta.

Embarkation on Le Cochinchine boat with a welcome drink.

Le Cochinchine continues to Tra On. Lunch served on board. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying fabulous scenery.

Walk or cycle on the green paths, crossing the countryside and villages to discover the orchards, the local river life style on the Mekong Delta and get in touch with the local people.

Back to our boat for your relaxation with a foot massage. You will enjoy an aperitif at the magnificent sunset.

Dinner and overnight on board, on the Co Chien River, near Cho Lach.

Day 02: Cho Lach – Hoa Khanh – Sa Dec

Wake up early in the morning to admire splendid sunrise on the Mekong River with songs of birds, the animation of the boats characterizing the life of river region.

Breakfast is served on board.

Walk/ cycle amongst the lush vegetation to visit the fruit farm and meet the local people on the small island in Cai Be.

Come back to the boat. Le Cochinchine set sails on Co Chien River in the direction of Sa Dec while lunch is served on board.

In the afternoon, we will visit a local brickyard on the banks of the river at the entrance of the village. In the heart of the village, a bike ride or a walk to visit the local market, the old house of Huynh Thuy Le, Trung Vuong primary school, founded at the beginning of the 20th century by the mother of the French novelist Marguerite Duras. Continue to the Cao Dai Temple and the blossoming flowers and bonsai garden of Sa Dec.

Return on board with an exotic aperitif on the upper deck before dinner.

Taking part in a cooking class on the boat, you will have the chance to try to make Pumpkin flower stuffed with That Lat fish and learn how to cut vegetables for decorating dishes.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 03: Cai Be Departure

After the breakfast on board, transfer to discover the Cai Be.

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the old house of Mr. Ba Kiet, delightful flower garden and orchard, local pop-rice, coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. Sample local sweets and fruits during the trip.

The local boat sails through tiny canals and arroyos before bringing you back to the shore. Get off around 11h00 A.M at Cai Be harbor. End of nice cruise.

Inclusive of:

  • 3 days/ 2 nights joining cruise with accommodation on board
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and sampan boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • 1 complimentary foot massage on board
  • Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif)

Exclusive of:

  • Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia
  • Transfer HCMC-Mekong-HCMC
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses: souvenirs, drinks, tips…
  • Payment fee
2 days
Saigon to Angkor 7 Days 6 Nights Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor

Upstream: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor

Day 01: Saigon – Cai Be – My Thuan – Sa Dec

08:00 – 08:15: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart to Mekong Delta.

Arrival at the Delta of the Mekong at the end of the morning. Transfer by junk to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to welcome you to discover the sublime interior and walk through the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Direction to the artisanal factories of products based on rice and coconut: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, sweets made from coconut milk…

Embarkation on the boat of Le Cochinchine, welcomed by a welcome cocktail.

Lunch on board while the boat sails on the wide river in the direction of Cai Thia.

Cycling along the islands of Cai Thia taking picturesque views of the rural activities of local residents.

Enjoying a therapeutic massage on the upper deck while contemplating the sunset on the Mekong.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 02: Sa Dec – Long Xuyen

Breakfast on board.

At the entrance of the town, you will visit a brickworks to understand the life of local people.

Continue to the city center for a visit to the lively market of Sa Dec followed by the traces of Marguerite Duras, including the old house of Mr. L’Amant, the school for girls of Trung Vuong, founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Marguerite Duras’s mother.

In the heart of the village of Sa Dec, discover the temple of Caodaism-a new South Western Vietnam from 1926, and the flower garden and bonsai of Sa Sec.

Return to the boat, lunch on board when the boat cruises towards Long Xuyen through the inverted channel of Lap Vo with magnificent scenery along the shores: River activities, flower cultivation, vegetables, shrimp trap, children bathing.

Discover the countryside and villages when you arrive at the crocodile farm in Long Xuyen.

Participation in the cooking class with the typical dish of the Mekong Delta “The pumpkin flower stuffed with the fish of the Mekong”.

Dinner and overnight on board in Long Xuyen.

Day 03: Long Xuyen – Cho Moi – Hoa Hao

Breakfast on board over the sunrise.

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.

Walking or cycling through the countryside and villages on the island of Ong Ho by discovering the daily life of the local people and visiting the ancient home of the President of Ton Duc Thang, Vietnam’s second president after President Ho Chi Minh. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travelers experience.

Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carries on our journey to the village of Hoa Hao.

On arrival, transfer to the local boat for the visit of the floating village of the fishermen and the village to the handicrafts of Cham where the inhabitants practice Islamism.

Dinner and overnight on board in Chau Doc.

Day 04: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

This morning, we have a speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) – Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.

Arrival at our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit of Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 05: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport to Siemriep. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel.

 

We will visit the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.

Afternoon, continue visit to WatThmey, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument. Later this afternoon, early evening, you will be taken by TukTuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 06: Anglor Wat Temple

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 07: Siem Reap Departure

Breakfast at hotel.

At leisure to visit the market or “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. End of our services.

Downstream: Siem Reap - Angkor - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - Sa Dec - Cai Be - Saigon

Day 01: Angkor Wat Temple

We will the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Rolous, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. PreahKo erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 02: Angkor Wat

Breakfast at hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. This night, we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 03: Siem Reap – Phnomm Penh

Breakfast at the hotel. We then visit BanteaySrei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.

 

Continue to visit to Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft center the Handicraft for the wood and stone carving processes.  Continue visit to WatThmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument.

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for the flight to Phnompenh. Transfer to the hotel check in. At leisure to walk in the city and explore the local market.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 04: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc

Breakfast at hotel followed by the city tour.

A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.

Afternoon, we take a speedboat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc. The boat ride leaves at 12:30 P.M at Sisowath International Pier, No 103 Sisowath Quay, Phnompenh, Cambodia and arrives at Con Tien floating restaurant, Tran Hung Dao Street, Chau Doc town, An Giang Province, Vietnam at 5:30 P.M.

Embark on Cochinchine boat. Enjoy the cocktail drink on sundeck.

Diner and overnight on boat.

Day 05: Chau Doc – Cho Moi – Long Xuyen

Enjoy the breakfast on boat and contemplate the wonderful scenery of morning in the Mekong River. We take the sampan through the floating fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating houses, discover the ethnic Cham village with famous Mubarak Mosque and observe local women at their traditional weaving.

Continue our way to Long Xuyen for the lovely sunset cruise. Promenade/ Cycle along the Ong Ho Island, see daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong and small arroyos on the island.

Enjoy foot massage and sipping cocktails over the sunset.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 06: Long Xuyen – Sa Dec – My Thuan

Get up early in the morning to contemplate the sunrise on the Mekong.

After breakfast, boarding a boat which will take you to the floating market of Long Xuyen with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. You will have the opportunity to see the lives of the inhabitants who live in the floating houses around the market.

Continue to the crocodile farm where you will have the opportunity to know the process of crocodile farming.

Return to our boat for lunch on board.

The boat starts slowly towards Sa Dec – a charming town located on the banks of the Tien River which is named as the 2nd Venice of Italy. Upon arrival in Sa Dec, visit a brick factory at the entrance of the city.

Afterthat, walk or bike to visit the local market of Sa Dec, the old house of Huynh Thuy Le (Marguerite Duras’s Lover) carrying the original architecture where the lover of Marguerite Duras lived, the Trung Vuong Primary school where the mother of Marguerite Duras was a teacher.

Follow a walk on the bonsai garden and flowers, the temple of Caodaism.

Return to our large boat to take part in the cooking class which helps you to make the typical dish of the Mekong delta “The pumpkin flower stuffed with the fish of the Mekong”.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 07: Cai Be Floating Market

After breakfast accompanied by a splendid sunrise over the Mekong, you will leave by boat to explore the floating market of Cai Be.

Visiting an old house of Mr. Kiet will allow you to see the original architecture and understand the life of the inhabitants in the Mekong Delta. You will also enjoy tea and a few pieces of tropical fruit.

Disembarkation at 11h00 A.M. Our driver will pick you up at the Cai Be Pier to take you to Ho Chi Minh City. End of our services.

Inclusive of:

  • Land transportation included airport transfers as stated in the program
  • English speaking guides during the trip
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flight Siem Reap-Phnom Penh or Phnom Penh-Siem Reap
  • Boat ride from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc or from Chau Doc to Phnom Pen
  • Accommodations: 3 nights at hotels, 3 nights on boat
  • Service of crews on board
  • 1 complimentary foot massage on board.

Exclusive of:

  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 30 USD in cash, 2 photos 4 x 6 cm)
  • Payment fee
  • Other personal expenses
2 days
Charming Mekong 2 Days 1 Night Cai Be - Sa Dec - Cai Be

Day 01: Cai Be – Cai Thia – Sa Dec

10:30 – 11:00: reach the banks of the Mekong Delta in Cai Be. Embark on Le Cochinchine with a welcome drink.

Cycling along the islands of Cai Thia, taking picturesque views of rural activities.

Return on boat. Le Cochinchine sets sails toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river while lunch is served on boat.

At noon: Back on board, lunch is served during a cruise to Sa Dec – a charming village where still traces of French novelist Marguerite Duras.

On arrival, we visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le – the house of the lover of Marguerite Duras which makes you surprised by its original architecture.

After, transfer to the floriculture village and temple of Caodaism.

Return to our boat to savor a foot massage served on the upper deck while enjoying an exotic pre-dinner drink.

Do not forget to take part in the cooking course on board which allows you to try to make the specific dish of the Mekong Delta: “The pumpkin flower stuffed with fish from the Mekong”.

Dinner and night on board.

Day 02: My Thuan – Cai Be

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.

Our boat set sails again and cruises along the Mekong while taking in orchards and gardens toward Cai Be. Explore Cai Be floating market on a local boat then visit local coconut and rice sweet factories

We continue 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 may wander in the fruit orchards around the house.

Get off in Cai Be harbour around 11:00 A.M. The cruise concludes.

Inclusive of:

  • 2-day private cruise on Authentic Mekong boat with stops and visits as stated
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and sampan boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • 1 complimentary foot massage on board
  • Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif).

Exclusive of:

  • Visa approval in Vietnam
  • Land transportation Saigon-Mekong-Saigon
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Payment fee: 3% if payment by credit card, bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer.
3 days
Mekong Explorer 3 Days 2 Nights Cai Be - Vinh Long - Ben Tre - My Tho - Cai Be

Day 01: Cai Be – Vinh Long

11:00: Welcome you at Café du Mékong.

Boarding on Authentic Mekong Sampan boat for a welcome drink and check-in.

Cycling or hiking all along the Mekong from Cai Thia to My Thuan which helps you to explore the daily life of the locals and contemplate the beautiful scenery of the countryside. A stop on the way to visit the garden, the old brickyard or the old house of the village.

Return to our boat for lunch.

The boat continues towards the Co Chien River where you will take a short tour in the brickyards which are considered “the red capital of the province of Vinh Long”.

After a bike or walk, you will return to the boat to enjoy a therapeutic massage on the upper deck by taking a cocktail in the beautiful Mekong scenery.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 02: Cho Lach – Ben Tre – My Tho – Cai be

The sunrise on the Mekong will give you unforgettable impressions if you may get up early in the morning to contemplate it.

During breakfast, our boat will cruise to the Cho Lach canal where you may see flower gardens and bonsai bordered by the canal.

Disembarkation for a visit by bike or on foot through the flower gardens and bonsai. You will have the opportunity to learn how to plant flowers and bonsai.

Back to the boat. The boat sails in the direction of Ben Tre.

Under the shade of the rows of coconut trees, a local boat welcomes you for the discovery of Ben Tre by visiting: the bee farm, the local market, a trolley ride in the village, a craft workshop, and listening to the traditional music of South Vietnam…

Return on board. On your way to Cai Be, you will take part in a cooking class which will give you the opportunity to make the typical dish of the Mekong Delta: “The pumpkin flower stuffed with fish from the Mekong”.

Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.

Day 03: Cai be Departure

After breakfast, you leave for the visit of Cai Be.

Taking a rowing boat (3 people on a boat) for the discovery of the nature of Cai Be through orchards of longan, mango, star apple trees…

Continuation to the Cai Be market which is not very big but very specific because it presents a typical pattern of commerce of the aquatic region.

Visit the ancient house of a mandarin – Mr. Kiet in the colonial era give you leave to understand the typical architecture of the garden house of South Western Vietnam at that time.

11:00: Landing at Café du Mékong where you will have lunch before leaving for Saigon. End of our services.

Inclusive of:

  • 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated with English or French speaking guide.
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and cruise boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • 1 complimentary foot massage
  • Sunset cocktails.

Exclusive of:

  • Visas Land transportation Saigon-Mekong-Saigon
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses: souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card.
1 day
Along the Mekong River 3 Days 2 Nights Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen

Upstream: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen

Day 01: Cai Be – Sa Dec

Arrival at the Mekong Delta at the end of the morning, around 10h30-11h00 A.M.

 

Discovery trip on a junk to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence, where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to you to discover the sublime interior and to cross the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Cruise direction to the artisanal factories of rice and coconut products: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, sweets made from coconut milk.

Embarkation on Authentic Mekong with a welcome cocktail.

Lunch on board while the barge sails on the wide river in the direction of Cai Thia.

Cycling along the Cai Thia islands, taking picturesque views of the rural activities of local life.

Participation of a cooking class that allows you to try to prepare the typical dish of the Mekong Delta: “the pumpkin flower stuffed with Mekong That Lat fish”.

Dinner and overnight on board in Sa Dec.

Day 02: Sa Dec – Long Xuyen

Rising up early for another nice day. We contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on boat.

Visit of a brickyard at the entrance of the Sa Dec city. Then, we continue to the lively Sa Dec market followed by a pleasant stroll in the direction of the old house of Mr. L’Amant, the school of Trưng Vương where the mother of Marguerite Duras was a teacher.

Discover the temple of Caodaism and the gardens of flowers and bonsai where you will find many kinds of flowers and bonsai planted in Sa Dec “garden of Cochinchine in the 19th century”.

Back to our boat. Lunch on board while the boat takes the cruise toward Long Xuyen through the inverted channel of Lap Vo which is bordered by magnificent scenery along the banks: flower and vegetable gardens, floating fish farms, as well as river activities…

A short walk to visit a crocodile farm where you will see the process of booking crocodiles, from very large to very small.

Back to the boat to sip an exotic aperitif at sunset on the upper deck and enjoy a traditional foot massage.

Dinner and overnight on board in Long Xuyen.

Day 03: Long Xuyen Departure

After breakfast on board, a local boat takes you to the floating market of Long Xuyen, certainly the most authentic delta. The boats on which fruit and vegetables clump together cluster on the waters to trade from the first light of day.

Walking or cycling through the villages of Ong Ho Island which will allow you to understand the life of the local inhabitants, as well as visit the museum of 2nd Vietnamese President Ton Duc Thang.

Disembark for your departure around 11h00. End of our services with unforgettable memories of the Mekong.

Inclusive of:

  • 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated
  • English or French speaking guide
  • 2 nights en-suite cabin with A/C on board
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and sampan boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • 1 complimentary foot massage on board
  • Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif).

Exclusive of:

  • Visa approval in Vietnam
  • Land transportation Saigon-Mekong-Saigon
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card.

Stateroom:

Cabin Amenities:

  • Fan
  • Air-conditioner
  • Lockers
  • Shower
  • Bowl sink
  • WC
  • Bath linen and toiletries

Feet Launch:

  • Number of boats:           02
  • Number of cabins:           06 – 07
  • Number of decks:           02
  • Number of passengers:           16

Facilities:

  • Sundeck
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Spa

Food & Dining:

We offer a mixture of local cuisine with richly flavor and taste and there are always vegetarian dishes offered. Passengers requiring special diets, such as vegetarian, low salt & low cholesterol meals, may make their requests to the chef when onboard. The chef will try to honor all requests. Exotic fruit, fresh organic vegetables, locally caught fish and prawns are the preference of most of our passengers.

Activities:

  • Visiting places
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Relaxing
  • Taking sampan
  • Kayaking

Price:

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Price from:
$159
Price per person, based on 2 people

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