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Mango Mekong River Cruise

My Tho - Ben Tre - Sa Dec

Welcome to Mango Cruises, providing memorable private cruising experiences in Vietnam’s picturesque Mekong Delta. We combine high quality private sampans, in-depth local knowledge/experience, and dedicated staff & crew to give you a cruise you will never forget, along river routes that remain untouched by commercial tourism.

Cruise Itinerary

2 days
My Tho – Phong Nam – Mo Cay 2 Days 1 Night My Tho – Phong Nam – Mo Cay

Day 01: My Tho – Mo Cay

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango Cruises boat at Chuong Duong Pier in My Tho and head to An Hoa River. Enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while crew members board your luggage.  The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take the cycling trip through the Village to explore more of the local daily life.

Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory which supplies to most local markets in the area.

Continue to take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.

Row through these canals until you head back to the big river where your sampan is awaiting for you and lunch will be served on board.

After lunch, your boat will bring you to My Long village where you will meet with a local family, 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 observe the process of how it is made.

Get back on the boat and continuing to cruise to Con Oc, the island which is famous with coconut products. Take the bicycle to Ms Dung house, her family has been well-known of making handicrafts from coconut shell. Have a chat with the locals and get back to your boat to enjoy the sunset in the late afternoon. Our staff will then prepare your cooking demonstration and dinner on board.

The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.

Overnight at Vam Nuoc Trong canals.

Day 02: Vam Nuoc Trong – Mo Cay

In the morning, breakfast will be served on board before starting to explore the Mo cay wet market.  Then continue to visit the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. Take the biking trip along the canals to the village to explore more of the local life. After that resume your cruise, refresh and prepare to check out for your onward trip or return to Saigon. You will be dropped off at Mo Cay Bridge.

Inclusive of:

  • English/French speaking guide
  • Boat trips as mentioned
  • Meals : 1 Lunch/ 1 Dinner/1 Breakfast
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Overnight on luxury sampan
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Gov’t tax

Exclusive of:

  • Car transfer
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses
  • Others services not mentioned
2 days
Bentre – Mo Cay – Vung Liem 2 Days 1 Night Bentre – Mo Cay – Vung Liem

Day 01: Ben Tre – Mo Cay

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Ba Dung pier and head to An Hoa River. Enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while crew members board your luggage.  The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.

Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory before starting your bike or rickshaw trip around the village. Relax and enjoy lunch at Mango Restaurant before getting back on the boat and continuing to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. Brick factory

Continue cruising to Vung Liem province and stop for a visit at the brick making factory.  Here you will see how bricks are made using traditional methods, which are centuries old.  Return to your boat and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board.  The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure

Overnight will be spent on board on the Co Chien River.

Day 02: Vung Liem – Saigon

In the morning, breakfast will be served on board before starting to explore the town of Vung Liem by bicycle. Visit the Happy Buddha Temple, a beautiful and characteristic Khmer Temple of this small town.  After that continue to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucism.

After that get back to the cruise and refresh, check out and you will transfer to Vung Liem Market where your driver is waiting for you to take you back to Saigon or continue your onward trip.

The tour ends at 10 AM.

Inclusive of:

  • English/French speaking guide
  • Boat trips as mentioned
  • Meals : 1 Lunch/ 1 Dinner/1 Breakfast
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Overnight on luxury sampan
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Gov’t tax

Exclusive of:

  • Car transfer
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses
  • Others services not mentioned
2 days
Ben Tre – An Hoa – Sa Dec 2 Days 1 Night Ben Tre – An Hoa – Sa Dec

Day 01: Ben Tre – An Hoa – Vinh Long

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Ham Luong Pier and head to An Hoa canals.  Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck while meeting your crewmembers and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water.

The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, the cruise will stop to visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut, 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, enjoy a casual cycling trip that will take you to visit a local rice noodle factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of the most popular dishes in the region.

After your visit, take a short walk to Mrs. Huong’s house, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea in her garden and then board a rowing sampan, taking you through a lush narrow canal, displaying the tranquil nature of the region.

Then rowing you back to your Mango boat to enjoy the lunch before continuing to cruise to Sa Dec town. On the way stop at local village and begin cycling, enjoying the peaceful scenery and quiet road pathways.

Get back to your boat, relax and enjoy your cruise then prepare for your cooking demonstration while enjoying your dinner.

Overnight on board on the Upper river.

Day 02: Vinh Long – Sa Dec

Breakfast will be served onboard and cruising towards the town of Sa Dec and you will start to explore this charming town, where it is the backdrop for the film ‘The Lover’, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.The story is about a teenage French girl who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man, Huynh Thuy Le.

You will visit his old family home as well as the high school where Marguerite’s mother was a teacher.

Then, you will continue with cycling through the village of Tan Qui Dong. For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.

After that, meeting your driver on land for your return to Saigon or your onwards trip.

End of tour.

Inclusive of:

  • English/French speaking guide
  • Boat trips as mentioned
  • Meals : 1 Lunch/ 1 Dinner/1 Breakfast
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Overnight on luxury sampan
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Gov’t tax

Exclusive of:

  • Car transfer
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses
  • Others services not mentioned
3 days
Ben Tre – Mo Cay – Vung Liem – Tra On – Can Tho 3 Days 2 Nights Ben Tre – Mo Cay – Vung Liem – Tra On – Can Tho

Day 01: My Tho – Mo Cay – Vung Liem

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Ba Dung pier in Ben Tre and head to An Hoa River. Enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while crew members board your luggage.  The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take the cycling trip through the Village to explore more of the local daily life.

Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory which supply to most local markets in the area.

Continue to take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.

As you reach the big river, your sampan is waiting for you and lunch will be served on board.

After lunch, your boat will bring you to My Long village where you will meet with a local family, 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 observe the process of how it is made.

Return to the boat and continue to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut.  Continue cruising to Vung Liem Canal where your sampan will dock for an overnight.

Relax and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board.  The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.

Day 02: Vung Liem – Tra On

In the morning, breakfast will be served on board and you will start to visit the brick factory where you will see how bricks are made in the traditional method and mostly by hand. Continue to take the bike ride through green paddies, garden settings and local villages to explore the untouched beauty of this region.

Head to the town of Vung Liem, continue on to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confusism.

The boat will then cruise to Tra On on the Mang Thit river, on the way you will stop at Cai Nhum village where you will have a walk or bike ride through local villages and this will offer a good chance to observe the local culture and interact with the local people.

Get back to your boat and continue cruising to Can tho.

While on board, freshen up, and then head to the deck to observe the sun set, your private bar is always open and your dinner will be served afterwards. Enjoy fresh air while cruising on the tranquil water.   The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.

Overnight onboard near Can Tho City.

Day 03: Tra On – Cai Rang – Can Tho

Get up early in the morning and your breakfast will be ready out the Deck. Freshen up for the early boat trip to the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats.

 

After your market visit, return to your Mango Cruise, and soak in your surroundings. Time to check out and you will be dropped off at Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho, and preparing for your onward trip.

End of tour.

Inclusive of:

  • English/French speaking guide
  • Boat trips as mentioned
  • Meals: 2 Lunches/ 2 Dinners/ 2 Breakfasts
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • 02 nights on luxury sampan
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Gov’t tax

Exclusive of:

  • Car transfer
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses
  • Others services not mentioned

Stateroom:

Cabin Amenities:

  • 2 bedrooms with air conditioning 3,6m x 3,4m (bedroom1); 2,9m x 3,5m(bedroom2)
  • 1 living room including fan and sofa seating 3,8m x 3,2m
  • 1 sundeck 3,2m x 3,2m
  • 1 rest room 1,8m x 2,5m
  • 1 kitchen with refrigerator
  • 1 private bar
  • Free internet usage (3G laptop)
  • 1 television
  • 1 DVD player
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fire alarm

Feet Launch:

  • Number of boats: 02
  • Length: 22m
  • Width: 5m
  • Number of passengers: 06

Facilities:

  • A Front Observation room
  • Master Bedroom with A/C
  • Full Bathroom with bathtub
  • Living room/2nd bedroom with A/C and an open dining area off the back.
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity is provided on each of our overnight sampans.

Price:

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$749
Price per person, based on 2 people

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