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Le Cochinchine Cruise Tour 3 Days/2 Nights

$390 - $440
Caibe - Sadec - Cantho

Conceived as the traditional rice-barges that fill the Mekong waterways, Le Cochinchine is an elegant and delightful river boat that promises a peaceful and highly comfortable journey along the many canals of the Mekong Delta. All dressed-up in shiny wood, it perfectly fits in the amazing surrounding landscapes one takes pleasure in contemplating while lazing on the upper deck. Thanks to a utterly caring crew, travelers will enjoy a high quality personalised service. On board Le Cochinchine, time seems to have stopped to transport travelers to a magical world.

DAY 01: CAIBE - MYTHUAN - SADEC(L,D)

11.00-11h30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink.
LeCochinchine continues sets sails to Caithia while lunch is served on boat.
Embark on  a lovely cycling excursion  on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity  meet with people and get insight into Delta life .  Visit Caodai temple on the way to Mythuan.
Continue our cruise toward Sadec, a nice and quiet  town overlooking Mekong river
Visit the lively Sadec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
Walks along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities  as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms.
Back to our boat for a cruise down stream. Relax on boat while sipping  an aperitif .
Dinner and overnight on board 


DAY 02: CAITHIA - VINHLONG - TRAON  (B,L,D)

Breakfast on board on the Mekong.
Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and go for walk  walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.
Visit of old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien. Lunch served on board
Embark on  a  pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm  and sample seasonal fruits.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit river.
Dinner and night on board.
 

DAY 03:TRAON - CANTHO DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast on board
The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals. 
Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11 h00 Disembark in Cantho. The cruise concludes. 
 

Routing: Cantho - Sadec - Caibe

 

DAY 01: CANTHO - TRAON(L,D)

12.00-12h30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink
Transfer on a local boat to  explore the CaiRang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Tra On. Lunch served on board.
 Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery
Visits of the fruit farm and walks amongst pleasant villages on the footpaths of the countryside. Opportunity to  meet with  local people.
Boarding back at with an aperitif while enjoying the magnificent sunset on the Mangthit canal and Nicola river.
Dinner and overnight on board 


DAY 02: INHLONG - MYTHUAN -SADEC (B,L,D)

Breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong.
Walks /cycle amongst the lush vegetation to visit the fruit farm , the handicraft villages  and meet with  local people .
Le Cochinchine set sails again to Sadec while lunch is served on board.
Visit busy Sadec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
Walks along the village path and acquaintance with rural activities  as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, vegetable farms,  fish farms.   
Boarding back at with an aperitif while cruising down to Caithia.
Dinner and overnight on board .


DAY 03: CAIBE DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast  on boat in the morning.
Cycling  on the bank of the peninsula for a visit of the gardens and orchards.  
LeCochinchine continues its cruise toward Caibe.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11 h00-11h30 Disembark in Caibe. The cruise concludes. 
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Cabin 
Joining boat
Single supplement
2 persons
3 - 7 persons
8 - 12 persons
Double/ Twin
440
405
390
195
 

Includes

  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits as stated  with English /French-speaking escort.
  •  2 nights accommodation on board.
  • Meal  as mentioned during the cruise (  B=Breakfast, L = Lunch,  D=Dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Biking, sampan boat ride,
  • Services of crews during the cruise.
  • Apperitif
  • Complimentary foot massage
  • Group insurance

Excludes

  • Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia.
  • Ground transfer from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City  to pier in Mekong or v.v.
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.,


NOTES:

  • Child age 2-12 years old discount 50% when sharing cabin with parents.
  • Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.
  • The above tour prices exclude current VAT.

General Information  

Conceived as the traditional rice-barges that fill the Mekong waterways, Le Cochinchine is an elegant and delightful river boat that promises a peaceful and highly comfortable journey along the many canals of the Mekong Delta. All dressed-up in shiny wood, it perfectly fits in the amazing surrounding landscapes one takes pleasure in contemplating while lazing on the upper deck. Thanks to a utterly caring crew, travelers will enjoy a high quality personalised service. On board Le Cochinchine, time seems to have stopped to transport travelers to a magical world.


Cruising with Le Cochinchine  7 cabins  

Le Cochinchine cruises up-close the wonders of the Mekong Delta. Journeys give travelers an authentic insight into the life of this amazing area and it inhabitants, regulated by the river flow. Cruises on board Le Cochinchine are a genuine exploration filled with discoveries and encounters in a delightful and highly comfortable setting aboard a flamboyant river barge.


Location  

Places Mekong Delta (Cai Be, Sa Dec, Cho Lach, Tra On, Can
Tho, Long Xuyen, Chau Doc, etc.)

Base station Cái Bè, Tiền Giang Province

Distance from/to Ho Chi Minh City 120 km

Distance from /to HCM International Airport 130 km

Transportation Shuttle bus from/to Ho Chi Minh; private transfers on request (not included in the cruising package)


Technical Characteristics  

Date of conception 2007

Length 27,3 m Width 5,5 m Number of cabins 7
Capacity 15 passengers Engine YANMAR 240 CV Speed during the cruise 10 km/h
Electricity on board 220  volt,  standard  continental  plugs,  adapters  on request
 

Facilities  

Lower deck 4 cabins
Kitchen

Upper deck 3 cabins Restaurant Bar
Terraces at the stern and at the bow

Solarium Lounge chairs with mattresses and pillows

Annexes Bicycles
Motorised row boat


Accommodation  


 Double cabins (double beds and twin beds), single cabins, possible connected cabins

 Individual Air con
 Fan
 Lockers
En-suite bathroom with:     
Shower, bowl sink 
WC

Bath linen and toiletries


Services on board  

Crew 5 people including 1 cruise manager / guide, 1 captain,
1 chef

Languages spoken on board English, French

Food Delicate array of Asian dishes, international influences

Beverages Selection of famous French, Italian and Australian wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks,  teas   and   coffees (drinks   not   included   in packages)

Passengers services Foot Massage (complimentary)


Activities  

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Visiting place
  •  Motorised row boat excursions


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