Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Cantho (L, D)
Pick up and transfer to Cai Be - Vinh Long.
11.30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Explore the lively Cai Be floating market. Cruising amongst the mazes of waterway to visit the handicraft villages and meet with local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. Arrive in Vinh Long island we then embark on a walk or bike for sightseeing tour of the Culao BINH HOA PHUOC. Le Cochinchine sets sail to Cantho via Cho LACH and TRAON.
Disembark Cho LACH village. Embark on a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Enroute to visit a cottage industry, a local farm and sample seasonal fruits. Cruise to continue to Mang Thit. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise. A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and nite on board in TRA ON.
Day 2: Tra On- Cantho - Saigon (B)
Rising up to the sound of River and Mekong Delta coming to life for another lovely day we enjoy the sunset. After breakfast, we cruise along the cannels and visit a village on the bank of Co Chien or, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life of the local inhabitants, and their hospitality Leisurely cruise up the bassac river (Hau Giang river) while enjoying the beautiful scenery Arriving Cantho, we explore the CaiRang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats ladden fruits barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Boat through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, local markets in full swing. 11h00 Check out and disembark the boat. Transfer back to Saigon, end of the tour.
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.
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)
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
Lower deck 4 cabins
Upper deck 3 cabins Restaurant Bar
Terraces at the stern and at the bow
Solarium Lounge chairs with mattresses and pillows
Motorised row boat
Double cabins (double beds and twin beds), single cabins, possible connected cabins
Individual Air con
En-suite bathroom with:
Shower, bowl sink
Bath linen and toiletries
Services on board
Crew 5 people including 1 cruise manager / guide, 1 captain,
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)