This tour is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to briefly explore the Mekong Delta’s Maze of Canal Network. Enjoy the scenes and senses of the bustling Cai Rang and Cai Be floating markets. This tour also gives experience about the unique culture and the typical local dishes as well as various local tropical fruits.
Authentic and charming Sampans named “Song Xanh Cruise“, designed for the traveler looking for “private” cruise experiences in Mekong Delta On board, two spacious spaces of 15sqm each are equipped with beautiful bamboo and rattan furniture, creating a very charming atmosphere. Very attentive service is provided by a team of 4 crew members”
Each sampan will carry a charming rowing boat (“Xuong”), nicely designed for deeper cruises along small canals and arroyos during the itinerary.
Bicycles can also be taken on board (fixed on a rack a the back) for exciting “out of the track” countryside rides. Designed for individuals looking for authentic “Private Cruise” experience, with overnight on board.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Sa Dec- Can Tho (L, D)
In the morning, a private car will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to Cai Be.
Begin your cruise from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am. On the sampan, while being served with tea and seasonal fruit, you will leisurely get a sense of the local lifestyle as it plays out onshore, which people are in a rush of their daily activities with the background of picturesque landscapes.
Before arrival in Sa Dec, stop at some spots along the river for getting some understanding of the local cottage industry, consisting of a brick factory where everything is made by hand. En route, cross monkey bridges and small villages to visit a Cao Dai temple. After arriving in Sa Dec, go for a stroll towards the outdoor market.
Pay a visit to one of the highlights of the charming town; it is the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, who was a real-life character in the renowned novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Savor your lunch on board while cruising down to Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with natural charm. Get on the local rowboats to see how truly wonderful the countryside surroundings are. The last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house, dating back to the 19th century. You will be welcomed and served with a candlelit dinner in the authentic countryside setting. After your dinner, return to the Song Xanh sampan to continue your cruise towards the Hau River. Stay overnight on board.
Day 2: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)
Wake up at 6:00 to visit the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which daily opens from 5:00 am. You will leisurely savor your breakfast on board while the Song Xanh sampan directs you towards the market among local barges full of fruits and vegetables from the Delta, perfect for some stunning photos.
Keep your cruise towards Can Tho Ninh Kieu pier for your next destination or transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
*Note: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.
Price: from 289 USD per person. The booking base on traveling of group 2 persons, if you would like solo travel, please contact us for detail.
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