Tours
MIEN TAY SAMPAN MEKONG CRUISE

Mien Tay sampan is designed according to the traditional sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 22 m and wide of 4,50 m , made of ‘’Sao’’ wood, a variety of oak, very resistant to water, well appreciated by people who spend all their life working and living on water.
Passengers on Mien Tay will be amazed and integrated in their discovery of landscapes, of local daily life, of smiling and open hearted people of the Delta and of aquatic life anywhere they go with the sampan.

Brief Itinerary


1. Two days itinerary
Trip name: Saigon- My Tho – Caibe – Saigon (Mt/Cb2 and Vice-Versa)
Trip code: VLV-60 (2D/1N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night 
Trip Operates: Daily departures.
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Saigon-Mytho-Caibe-Saigon 
Starts/Ends trip: Cai be/Cantho
Trip type: Nature, landscape & Cruising 
Brief program:
Day 1 : Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be (L,D)
Day 2 : Cai Be - Saigon (B,L)

2. Two days itinerary
Trip name: Saigon - Caibe – My Tho -Saigon (Cb/Mt2 and Vice-Versa)
Trip code: VLV-60 (3D/2N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night s
Trip Operates: Daily departures.
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Saigon-caibe-Mytho
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & Cruising 
Brief program:
Day 1: Saigon -Caibe-Mytho (L,D)
Day 2: Mytho departure (B,L)

3. Three days itinerary
Trip name: Deep in Mekong (Mt/Lx3 And Vice-Versa)
Trip code: VLV-60 (3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/2night s
Trip Operates: Daily departures.
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Saigon- My Tho-Cai Be-Sadec-Long Xuyen-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Cai be/Cantho
Trip type: Nature, landscape & Cruising 
Brief program:
Day 1: Saigon - Can Duoc - My Tho - Cai Be (L,D)
Day 2: Cai Be-Sa Dec (3hrs) - Long Xuyen (6hrs) (B,L,D)
Day 3: Long Xuyen -Saigon (B)

4. Three days itinerary
Trip name: HCMC - MY THO - CAI BE - VINH LONG - CAN THO – HCMC (MT/CT3 AND VICE-VERSA)
Trip code: VLV-60 (3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/2night s
Trip Operates: Daily departures.
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Saigon, Can Duoc, Cho Gao, My Tho, Cai Be, Sadec, Long Xuyen, Rach gia, Phu Quoc 
Starts/Ends trip: Cai be/Cantho
Trip type: Nature, landscape & Cruising 
Brief program:
Day 1: Saigon - Can Duoc - My Tho - Cai Be (L,D)
Day 2: Cai Be-Sa Dec (3hrs) - Long Xuyen (6hrs) (B,L,D)
Day 3: Long Xuyen - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc (B)

 

 

1. Two days itinerary
Day 1: Embark My Tho - Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner)

-08h00am: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
-10h00am: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.
-The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks.
-Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board.
-Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep. 
-Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.
-Dinner and overnight on board between Ngu Hiep island and Cai Be.

Day 2: Cai Be - Disembark (Breakfast, Lunch)

-In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board, then boat depart for Cai Be.
-After breakfast, check out luggages to small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.
-Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
-Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
-Visit Mekong Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities and preparing lunch for their families.
-Lunch served at River View Restaurant of Mekong Lodge.
-After lunch, boat return Cai Be tourist pier then disembark and route for Saigon. Transfer to hotel. (17h00)

 

2. Two days itinerary
Day 1: Embark Cai Be - My Tho (Lunch, Dinner)

-07h30am: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for Cai Be (120km).
-10h00am: arrive Cai Be, small motor boat trip to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.
-Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
-Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29 private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10.000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
-Visit Mekong Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities and preparing lunch for their families.
-Embark Mien Tay sampan, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.
-Lunch served on board.
-After lunch, cruise depart from Cai Be to My Tho via Ngu Hiep island.
-02h30pm: arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.
-Dinner and overnight on board between Ngu Hiep island and My Tho.

Day 2: My Tho - Disembark (Breakfast, Lunch)
-In the morning, the noise of the boats wake you up, watch the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board. 
-Continue cruising to My Tho.
-After breakfast, check out luggages to small motor boat to explore one of the islands in My Tho. 
-The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks.
-Disembark in My Tho and return to the vehicle. Drive to a restaurant in My Tho.
-Lunch at restaurant. 
-After lunch, visit Vinh Trang Pagoda - the pagoda is a beautiful and well-maintained sanctuary. The charitable monks here provide a home to orphans, disabled and other needy children. The pagoda is about 1km from the city center. The Vinh Trang pagoda is the largest in Tien Giang province. Built in the 19th century, the pagoda is a harmonious mix of colonial French, Chinese, Vietnamese and Khmer architectural styles. There are many precious statues made of wood inside the pagoda.
-Leave My Tho and route for Saigon. Transfer to hotel. (16h30)

 

3. Three days itinerary
Day 1: Embark My Tho - Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner)

-08h00am: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
-10h00am: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.
-The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks.
-Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board.
-Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep. 
-Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. 
-Then boat depart for Cai Be, leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.
-Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.

Day 2: Cai Be-Sa Dec-Long Xuyen (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
-After breakfast, explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
-Walking for visit the handicraft village of the local people. 
-Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. 
-Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
-Lunch on board.
-Boat flowing to LONG XUYEN via SADEC, walking for visit Sadec town where Margueritte Duras's famous novel Lover was set and made famous by the film L’Amant, the Marguerite Duras story and explore this town. Visit a bonsai garden.and the local market.
-Cruise continue to Long Xuyen. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs and sunset cruise.
-Dinner and nite on board in LONGXUYEN.

Day 3: Long Xuyen - HCMC (Breakfast, Lunch)

-In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river breakfast on board, then our small boat take you to visit of CULAO Ong Ho (museum of the 02nd President of the Vietnam) and the small arroyos on the island and a biggest crocodile farm in Mekong.
-Check out, disembark and return to vehicle at Long Xuyen pier. Having lunch (up to river tide and according to the availability of Mien Tay boat, clients will have lunch at restaurant or on board). After lunch, drive back to HCMC and arrive HCMC about 18h00.

 

4. Three days itinerary
Day 1: Embark My Tho - Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner)

-08h00am: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
-10h00am: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.
-The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks.
-Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board.
-Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep. 
-Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. 
-Then boat depart for Cai Be, leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.
-Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.

Day 2: Cai Be - Vinh Long – Tra On (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
-In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board.
-After breakfast, cruising by small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.
-Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
-Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29 private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
-Lunch on board.
-Up to river tide, disembark and make a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, especially somes orchards (orange grove) with its famer. 
-Cruise to continue to Tra On. 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 3: Can Tho - HCMC (Breakfast, Lunch)
-The noise of the floating market wake you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise to continue to Can Tho. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river. Leisurely cruise up the BASSAC river while enyoying the beautiful scenery. 
-After breakfast, when arrive Can Tho check out luggages to small motor boat which will take you explore the Cai Rang 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. And through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
-Check out, disembark and return to vehicle at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho. Having lunch (up to river tide and according to the availability of Mien Tay boat, clients will have lunch at restaurant or on board). After lunch, drive back to HCMC and arrive HCMC about 17h00.

 

Price Include:

Route transfers with driver only
English or French speaking guide on board
Boat cruising featured in the programmed in details, 
all meals as mentioned (lunch, dinner and breakfast) 
and overnight on board, 
All entrance fees, walking or biking tour up to health’s situation of clients. 

Price Excludes:

Airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa and visa arrangement
Travel insurance
Beverages
Drinks
tips
Other personal expenses 

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