Mekong Delta Travel
Cruise Tours
 
3D MEKONG DELTA EXCURSION ON SONG XANH SAMPAN (SXCD)  
3DAYS/2NIGHTS (MDT/SXCD)
CaiBe – Vinhlong – Sadec – Longxuyen – Chaudoc
 
 
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Phu An – Dong Hoa Hiep – Vinh Long – Sa Dec (Lunch/ Dinner)
08:00: Our Driver picks you up at your place in Saigon, then proceed to Cai Be.
10:00: The excursion cruise starts at around 10.am from Cai Be town pier, approximately 2 hours drive south from Saigon.

Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed by our crew with fresh cotton towels.
After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.

Visits will be made at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 where you will we welcomed by the owner. Further, another stop at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made.
We will 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 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 disembark 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…
You will visit the Trung Vuong primary school where famous novelist Marguerite Duras spent her childhood (turned into the movie “The Lover”), then you will have your last visit of the day at the beautiful ancient house of Ong Huynh Thuy Le who was the former “lover” of M. Duras…
A delicious dinner will be catered for you on board. First night onboard your sampan, on the Mekong river…

 
 
Day 2: SaDec – Long Xuyen – Cho Moi (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
The breakfast will be served on board at 07am.
You will disembark 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… You will visit the local market, one of the most attractive in Vietnam.
Back on board, your sampan will slowly leave Sa Dec and proceed the cruise upstream to Long Xuyen, a peaceful provincial town located on the Mekong banks.
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.
Approaching Long Xuyen, your lunch will be served on board.
Later, you will have a quick tour of Long Xuyen typical center before cruising further to “Cu Lao Ong Ho” (The Tiger Island) for a visit at Ton Duc Thang museum, second president of Vietnam…

We will proceed upstream on the Mekong river to Chau Doc. Some stops on the banks will be possible for cycling tours to discover deeper the inhabitants life style.
In the evening, we will organize for you an exciting experience at an ancient house located by the river in the suburbs of Cho
Moi, where your dinner will be arranged. You will be able to share experiences with family members and learn about traditional Southern Vietnam lifestyle, one of the highlights of your journey on the Mekong which should not be forgotten!
Back on board your private sampan for your second night on the river.

 
 
Day 3: Cho Moi – Chau Doc – Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch)
Early morning, your breakfast will be served on board while we will be cruising to Chau Doc.
We will cruise on a little arm of the Mekong where several traditional activities can be observed on the banks (artisanal boat factories, bamboo baskets making, palm leaves cutting, net fishing), as well as old Vietnamese temples dating from late 19th century.
We will reach Chau Doc late in the morning. Located on the upper Mekong Delta, the town is 280 km south-west of Saigon on to the Cambodian border. With such proximity the local population is an eclectic mix of Cham, Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese sharing different cultures and historical richness.
At around 11.00 am, you will disembark at Chau Doc main city pier. End of services.
11.00 am: Our Driver pick you up then transfer back to Saigon.
14.00: Having lunch at local restaurant on the way.
15.30: After lunch, continue your journey back to Saigon.
18.30: Reach to Saigon, then drop at your place in Saigon. End of trip.

 

Note:

-          You will be able to extend your journey stay for 3days – 4 days tour in Cambodia with us after ending cruise in Chau Doc with 1 night accommodation at Victoria Chau Doc resort & fast speed boat services from Chau Doc/ Phnom Penh.

-          The cruise program can be reversed starting from Chau Doc for clients arriving from Phnompenh/ Cambodia (supplement charge: USD 30/person).

 

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