Mekong Delta is home of unique ecosystems as well as diverse communities unlike anywhere else in the world. Song Xanh Sampan will take you to experience the unique culture and the diversity of the Mekong waterways in 3 days. It not only cruises through three big cities Cai Be, Sa Dec, Can Tho for travelers to discover the most attractive locations and 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. You begin a bicycle tour around the area to explore the surrounding and native people life. The tour stops at Le Longanier Restaurant which is decorated with colonial style furniture and is surrounded by beautiful green garden. It brings the nostalgic feeling to anyone who visits this place. Enjoy your lunch in this villa.
You return to the boat to continue the journey on Mekong Delta. You will have time to visit local cottage industries which make products from native ingredients such as rice or coconuts.
Before reaching to Sa Dec, the boat stops for you to take a look at a handmade brick factory where you can learn about the brick making process.
Return to the Song Xanh Sampan to refresh and have dinner on board. Enjoy the view of Mekong River by night from the inside room. Overnight on board.
You wake up, have breakfast on board and get ready to the second day of the tour. You disembark and 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.
Back to the boat. The Song Xanh Sampan continues sailing to Can Tho through a canal, you can see the landscapes, some monkey bridge passing by. 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.
Travelling on a small boat rowed by local people, you discover deeper this peaceful rural area. 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 Can Tho. Overnight on board.
06.30 We are on the way to explore 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. Enjoy breakfast on board when Song Xanh is sailing to the market.
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. Remember to take some photos to capture these wonderful moments. The boat keeps sailing to Victoria Can Tho. You disembark at the hotel’s private jetty. End of the tour.
Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.
During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, exotic seasonal fruits, hot green tea and two bottles of mineral water will be served daily free of charge.
Shuttle bus: $30 (Saigon-Cai Be or Saigon- Can Tho), $30 (Can Tho- Chau Doc), $43 (Saigon- Can Tho- Chau Doc)
• Saigon-Cai Be: $80 (4-7 seats), $95 (16 seats), $135 (30 seats)
• Saigon- Can Tho: $85 (4-7 seats), $105 (16 seats), $150 (30 seats)
• Saigon-Cai Be- Can Tho 2 days: $137 (4-7seats), $175 (16 seats), $255 (30 seats)
• Saigon-Cai Be- Can Tho 3 days: $ 195 (4-7 seats), $195 (16 seats), $337 (30 seats)
• Children under 4 years old: free
• Children from 5-11 years old: 50% of adult price
• Children from 12 years old and above: full price