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Mekong Douce Cruise

Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On

Designed as a traditional rice barge, Douce Mekong is a modern river boat entirely made of wood that sets the exploration of the Mekong Delta in an authentic and elegant setting which perfectly fits in with the natural surroundings. It combines charm and comfort for a truly quiet cruise on the winding canals of the Delta. Travelers will be greeted by a caring crew both discreet and friendly who aims at maintaining a high-quality personalised service. On board Douce Mekong there is a quiet atmosphere in which one cannot help but relax and enjoy the never-ending exquisite landscapes that unfold along the river.

Cruise Itinerary

2 days
Taste of Mekong 2 Days 1 Nights Cai Be – Tra On – Can Tho

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

Stateroom:

Cabin amenities:

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

Feet Launch:

  • Number of boats: 01
  • Number of cabins: 04
  • Number of decks: 02
  • Number of passengers: 09

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 on junk

  • Visiting places
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Relaxing
  • Taking sampan
  • Kayaking
  • Sight-seeing excursions

Price:

Travelling Time Oct 01st – May 31st, 2019 Jun 01st – Sep 30th, 2019
Routing Rate per person   in US dollar Single supplement Rate per person in US dollar Single supplement
Taste of Mekong (2 days/ 1 night) $418 $99 $378 $91
Mekong in close-up (3 days/ 2 nights) $650 $178 $587 $163

Note:

  • Children from 6 to 11 years-old: 50% of price of adult for cruise booking.
  • Surcharge US$50 per person on December 24, December 31 & Eve Lunar New Year.

 

Price from:
$378
Price per person, based on 2 people

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