Song Xanh Sampan will take you to experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways by spending 2 days on boat. It is not only cruises through three big cities Cai Be, Sa Dec, Can Tho for travelers to discover the lifestyle of local people but also brings the relaxation to customers by providing best services.
08.00 You will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon to set off for Cai Be.
10.00 Embark on boat. The Song Xanh Sampan starts cruising from Phu An Jetty. Enjoy tea and seasonal fruit which are served by the crew while watching the landscapes and people daily life on the river sides.
The boat will stop on its way for you to visit some cottage industries of the region such as a handmade brick factory in which you can observe the brick making process, see the way that they turn raw materials into rectangular bricks. Passing monkey bridge is an experience that you cannot miss when visiting Cai Be. You also visit Cao Dai temple, an attraction in Tay Ninh. It was built in 1955 when the Cao Dai Army was formed following the Japanese occupation of Indochina. When you step into the temple, you seem to be removed from the bustle of the outside world and placed into a world of calmness and peace.
In Sa Dec, you take a walk around to observe an outdoor market. When coming to Sa Dec, you cannot miss exploring the highlight of this small, romantic town in Dong Thap province where the original setting of the famous novel “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras was made. The house is Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House in which the lover of the authoress lived. It is a Sino- French design with beautiful wooden furniture and floor tiles made in France.
Enjoy your lunch on board while the boat cruises to Can Tho through a canal. A small boat rowed by local people will bring you to discover the rural areas in Mekong Delta.
Before sunset, you come to an ancient house which was built in 19th century and have dinner in this authentic style house.
Return to the boat for relaxation and then, Song Xanh cruises to Hau River. Overnight on board.
06.00 It time to wake up to experience Cai Rang floating market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta. This place is 6km away from the center of Can Tho city and it keeps growing to bring value to the locals in area in term of economy, culture and tourism. You can hear the bargain sound blend with the noise of motor engines and see the colors of agriculture products which turns the whole place into a lively picture. They sell different types of fresh fruit which were harvested from the orchards such as durian, rambutan, watermelon or jackfruit. You will find strangely comfortable moments while immersing in the simple lifestyle of the Vietnamese and breathing in the cool breeze of the great river.
You will have breakfast on board and enjoy the scenery of the market in the morning. Remember to take some photos to capture these wonderful moments.
Song Xanh Sampan keeps sailing to Victoria Can Tho. You disembark at the hotel’s private jetty. End of the tour.
*Note: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.
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