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Travel Long Xuyen to Sa Dec to Cai Be with Authentic Mekong Sampan 3 Days/2 Nights

Prices: From US$ 305 - US$ 448
Route: Ho Chi Minh city/ Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - Lap Vo - Sa Dec - Binh Hoa Phuoc - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh city
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city/Chau Doc - Long Xuyen - Lap Vo - Sa Dec (L, D)

Option1: 07:30am Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and depart for Long Xuyen.
 
Option 2: 08:00am Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Chau Doc and depart for Long Xuyen.
 
Embark on our Authentic Mekong Sampan at the pier in Long Xuyen and enjoy a welcome drink at 11: 30
Explore the Long Xuyen 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. Visit Cu Lao Ong Ho a small Island in Long Xuyen and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Sampan set sails through the canals of Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Embark to explore blossoming bonsai and flowers garden and Cao Dai temple. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner and while Authentic Mekong Sampan cruises towards Sa Dec. Authentic Mekong Sampan drops anchor for the night. Diner et overnight on boat .

Day 2: Sa Dec - Binh Hoa Phuoc - Cai Be (B, L, D)

Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
A small boat take us to visit the Sa Dec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river. Authentic Mekong Sampan leisure cruise down to Binh Hoa Phuoc island luch is served on route. Afternoon we take a boat ride to visit Binh Hoa Phuoc with opportunity to marvel at beautiful islands with enderless waterway and arroyos. We enjoy the lush vegetation while cycling across the island and meet with people and get insight into local life. Return on boat with a rest on the deck enjoying the sunset on sundeck. The crew serves dinner while the Authentic Mekong Sampan is cruising. Authentic Mekong Sampan sets anchor in for the night. Overnight on boat.

Day 3: Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh city (B)

Breakfast on the boat. We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Back to our boat and enjoy welcome back drink. Check out and disembark.
Then our driver will pick up and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. Drop you off at your hotel. End of services

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person

Pax

2 - 3

4 - 7

8 - 10

11 - 16

Authentic Sampan

448

360

340

305

 
Inclusions of the trip
  • Private boat
  • 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated* accompanied by English and or/ French speaking guide
  • 2-night on board
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and Cruise boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • Road transportation
  • 1 Complimentary foot massage
  • Sunset cocktails
Exclusions of the trip
  • Land transportation from/to Saigon
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Service not mentioned
NOTES:
  • Infants under 5 years old are free of charge.
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old sharing cabin with their parents get a 50% discount
Authentic Mekong sampan is designed according to the traditonal sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 23.0 m and wide of 4 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.

For a pleasant and long cruise in comfortable conditions, the sampan is equiped with a well ventilated compartment which could be used as a diner room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for group of 2 to 16 persons maximum; besides one kitchen, couchettes with showers, one terrace on the deck, a five-person-crew included the captain, one mechanic, the chief cook, one sailor and one guide, are at your service .

Passengers on Authentic Mekong 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.

Cruising with Authentic Mekong

Authentic Mekong allows a wide range of routes throughout the Delta, as it can sail on waterways usually inaccessible to most cruising boats. It perfectly lends itself to tailor-made journeys, in accordance with travelers’ wishes or for special occasions. On board Authentic Mekong passengers get a genuine insight into the Delta. Cruises result from a spacious setting of a river barge inspired in tradition and an authentic way of exploring the Mekong Delta. Authentic Mekong brings you upclose this unique natural environment and gives you a glimpse at the lives of local people. An enchanting voyage in strict privacy immersed in the life of an exceptional river.

Technical characteristics

  • Date of conception: Oct 2010
  • Length: 23.00 m
  • Width: 4 m
  • Bedding: 2 sampans of 16 couchettes, 32passengers in total
  • Capacity: 16 passengers each boat
  • Engine: ISUZU 120 CV
  • Speed during the cruise: 15 km/h
  • Electricity on board: 220 volt, standard continental plugs

Facilities

  • Lower deck: Couchettes, Kitchen
  • Upper deck: Restaurant, Bar, Terraces at the stern and at the bow
  • Adjoined to the boat: Bicycles, Motorised row boat

Services on board

  • Crew: 5people including 1 cruise guide, 1 captain, 1 chef
  • Languages spoken on board: English, French
  • Food: Local food
  • Beverages: Local wine, French wine and Australian wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks, teas and coffees (drinks not included in packages)
  • Passengers services: Foot Massage
  • Activities: Cycling, Walking

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