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Song Xanh Mekong Cruiser – 2days

  • Duration: 2 days -1 nights
  • Trip Code: MKC30
  • Price: Price From: $210 - $560
DAY 1: Can Tho - Sa Dec
DAY 2: Sa Dec - Vinh Long - Cai Be (Phu An)
  • meals included:: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
  • transport: Boat, Bicycles

Day 1: Can Tho - Sa Dec

- The excursion starts from Can tho (Ninh Kieu pier) at 7.00 am.
- Upon embarkation on your sampan-hotel, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels.
- After your installation, the cruise will lead you to Cai Rang to see one of the largest floating market of Vietnam.
- Your sampan will reach Cai Rang 40 minutes later, and will cruise slowly among hundreds of small embarkations full of fruits, vegetables and other local goods. Occasion will be given for you to get on one of these small boats if you wish so.
- Your sampan will then leave Can tho waters and cruise for almost an hour, upstream on the large Mekong river. On the way we will pass by several luxuriant islands, crossing countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fishes, showing an intense activity on the river.
- We will then leave the Mekong and proceed the cruise on a beautiful small canal.
- A stop will be arranged at a superb ancient  “mandarin” house dating from 1890. Right after the visit, you lunch will be arranged at this house, prepared by the family owners.
- In the afternoon, we will proceed to Sa Dec cruising along a narrow canal, passing under several “monkey bridges”. A stop on the banks will be possible for a cycling tour to discover deeper the inhabitants life style.
- Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals…
- You will disembark at the market place for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese Dinh are dating from the last century…
- Visit at beautiful ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century, former residence Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, “lover” of famous Marguerite Duras writer (see her popular novel turned into a movie “The Lover”). An unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere…
- Back on board your private sampan for your dinner and your first night on the river.

Day 2: Sa Dec - Vinh Long - Cai Be (Phu An)

- The breakfast will be served on board at 07am.
- Today, your sampan will proceed the cruise to Cai Be via Vinh Long.
- 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. We will then cruise on a small beautiful arroyo, through water jacinth plantations…
- You will take a small rowing boat for a short cruise along a narrow canal, passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations.
- We will then proceed the Tien 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.
- After passing Vinh Long waters, we will cruise around Dong Hoa Hiep island, famous for its fruit orchards. On the banks, some traditional activities can be observed such wooden boat factories, palm leaves panels weaving used for home roofs and walls, …
- We will then cruise to Cai Be famous floating market which takes place daily in front of a beautiful ancient catholic church dating from 1880.
- Further, a stop on the banks at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made.
- We will then proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer.
- A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations.
- After a short walk along a beautiful narrow canal, your own transportation will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your next destination.

End of services.

(01/06/2012 - 31/10/2012)
Hotel Class Price in party of Single
Supplement
 
1 pax 2 pax 3 - 4 pax 5 - 6 pax
Standard Class ** $ 480 $ 280 $ 240 $ 210   Booking
 
(1/11/2011 - 31/05/2012)
Hotel Class Price in party of Single
Supplement
 
1 pax 2 pax 3 - 4 pax 5 - 6 pax
Standard Class ** $ 560 $ 320 $ 280 $ 250   Booking

(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

Tour price includes:

- 2 Days & 1 Night cruise on private charter basis on board “Song Xanh” sampan
- 1 lunch, 1 candlelight dinner incl.1 small btle. of wine for 2 at an ancient house
- Breakfast on board (coffee, tea, juice, fresh yogurt, fruits, bread, butter and jam)
- 2 bottles of min. water/pers./day, Vietnamese tea, Fresh fruits, Refreshing cotton towels
- Visits mentioned as per cruise program
- Service Charge and Gvt. Taxes
- Crew assistance
- 1 English or French speaking guide
- Bicycles and "Xuong" rowing boat rides

Tour price excludes:

- Individual Traveling Insurance
- Personal Expenses during the cruise
- Drinks during meals & cruise (soft drinks, beer, wine)
- Tipping / Crew and Guide
- Road Transportation

 

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