Exploring Mekong by Song Xanh Sampan

Trip code: VLV-62
Trip duration: 3days/2night
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Cai be-Vinhlong-Sadec-Long Xuyen-Rach Gia-saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon-Caibe-Vinh Long -Sadec
Day 2: Sadec-Long Xuyen
Day 3 : Long Xuyen –Rach Gia -Saigon

(Routing: Caibe-Rach Gia)
08:00 Priavalte car will pick up at hotel thentransfer to Cai be The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at 10am. Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed by your crew. After your installation the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. We will proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the Mekong delta best sights.On the way, stop will be made at some local home factories to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other regional specialties are made.A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier" restaurant, a superb Indochinese house located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations.After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Sa Dec cruising the Tien Giang river, one of the two large arms of the Mekong.These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people.We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations. further on the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit. Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will have a very interesting visit at a beautiful ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century, home of Ong Huyh Thuy Le, former “lover” of famous French novelist Marguerite Duras…. Back on board your sampan, you will be served a delicious dinner.First night on the Mekong river…
Overnight on board “Song Xanh” sampan

The breakfast will be served on board at 07am. The day will begin with a guided visit of Sa Dec charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century are numerous…You will also visit the local market and the Trung Vuong primary school where Marguerite Duras spent her childhood… (see her famous novel “The Lover”). Back on board your private sampan for your second day cruise in the delta.While your sampan will proceed upstream on the Mekong river to Long Xuyen, your lunch will be served on board…Long Xuyen is a peaceful typical provincial town lying on the Mekong’s banks, dotted with an attractive floating market… In the afternoon, excursion to “Ong Ho” island to visit the museum of Ton Duc Thang, second president of Vietnam…At the end of the day, we will organize for you an exciting evening with your dinner arranged at a local ancient house. You will be able to share experiences with family members and learn about traditional southern lifestyle, a highlight of your journey to be kept for long time in your memory…Back on board your private sampan for the your second night on the river. The cruise will slowly continue during the night to Rach Gia.Overnight on board “Song Xanh” sampan

Arrival at Rach Gia, a port town located at the southern end of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand. Its main industries are fishing and agriculture. Our car waiting at Rach Gia then transfer back to Saigon Stop over at My Tho for lunch. End services


Price Include:

Accommodation of each passenger on board
Transportation on road in private air conditioned vehicles
English speaking on board only
lunches (at “Le Longanier” indochine villa + on board)
2 breakfasts (on board)
2 dinners (at local ancient houses)
2 bottles of min. water/pers./day, Vietnamese tea, Fresh fruits, refreshing, cotton towels
Visits mentioned as per cruise program
Crew assistance
Bicycle and “Xuong” rowing boat rides

Price Excludes:

International flights & departure tax
Pre & post trip accommodations in Vietnam
Surcharge in peak season (25usd/pp)
Bar services
Visa support letter : 20usd/pp
Visa fees at the airport: 25usd/pp+02 pictures 4*6.
Travel insurance
Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
Tips and gratuities

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