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Travel Saigon to Cai Be to Long Xuyen with Authentic Mekong Sampan 3 Days/2 Nights

$305 - $448
Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Lap Vo - Long Xuyen - Saigon/ Chau Doc

Authentic Mekong allows a wide range of routes throughout the Delta, as it can sail on waterways usually inaccessible to most cruising boats. It perfectly lends itself to tailor-made journeys, in accordance with travelers’ wishes or for special occasions. On board Authentic Mekong passengers get a genuine insight into the Delta. Cruises result from a spacious setting of a river barge inspired in tradition and an authentic way of exploring the Mekong Delta. Authentic Mekong brings you upclose this unique natural environment and gives you a glimpse at the lives of local people. An enchanting voyage in strict privacy immersed in the life of an exceptional river.

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec (L, D)

08:00am Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and transfer to Cai Be.

Embark Authentic Mekong Cruise and welcome drink around11h30 morning. We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island 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 can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Then, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. Authentic Mekong Sampan set sails torward Sa Dec while luch is served. We embark on Cai Thia for a pleasure wark /bike on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities in My Thuan island. Authentic Mekong Sampan moor midstream for the night in Sa Dec. Diner and overnight on board.
 

Day 2: Sa Dec - Lap Vo - Long Xuyen (B, L, D)

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. We take small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river, then go to the heart of Sa Dec town to visit the Sa Dec local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village and local industries. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Sampan set sails through the canals of Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner and while Authentic Mekong Sampan cruises towards Long Xuyen
 

Day 3: Long Xuyen - Sigon/ Chau Doc (B)

Breakfast on board. 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. Visit Cu Lao Ong Ho - a small island by the Mekong river enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to board and have welcome back drink. Check out and disembark for your departure.
 
Option 1: Our driver will pick up and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. Drop you off at the hotel. End of services.
 
Option 2: Our driver will pick up and drive to Chau Doc. Drop you off at the hotel. End of services.
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Pax
2 - 3
4 - 7
8 - 10
11 - 16
Authentic Sampan
448
360
340
305
 

Inclusions of the trip

  • Private boat
  • 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated* accompanied by English and or/ French speaking guide
  • 2-night on board
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and Cruise boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • Road transportation
  • 1 Complimentary foot massage
  • Sunset cocktails

Exclusions of the trip

  • Land transportation from/to Saigon
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Service not mentioned

NOTES:

  • Infants under 5 years old are free of charge.
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old sharing cabin with their parents get a 50% discount


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