Song Xanh Sampan Cruise three-day tour, which departs from Cai Be to Rach Gia via Sa Dec, sails through the Mekong Delta region and presents travelers the highlights of the tour such as cruising among local floating market, visiting local handmade brick factory, Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House and Tiger Island, exploring the peaceful Rach Gia city by walking along the streets and taking beautiful photos.
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.
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. Dinner is served in this old house.
You come back to the boat and relax. Overnight on board.
You wake up, have breakfast and get ready to the second day of the tour. The Song Xanh Sampan continues sailing to Long Xuyen through canals, you can see the landscapes, some monkey bridge pass by.
Lunch is served on board. After that, we pay a visit to Tiger Island which is also called it the Ong Ho Island. It is located in My Hoa Commune, Long Xuyen City. The island had been raised by the silt of Hau River. On Ong Ho island, there is a wooden house in the middle of the garden abundant in fruit trees. The origin of name Tiger is because in the past there are many tigers and panthers residing on area of rushes and reeds. This place is the place where the second president of Vietnam- Ton Duc Thang was born in 1888.
Go back to the sampan for relaxation and enjoy dinner while the boat continues cruising to Rach Gia.
10.00 The sampan will find place to anchor. Overnight on board.
07.00 We reach Rach Gia, the capital of Kien Giang in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Although it is usually used as a transfer point to Phu Quoc, the city is also a peaceful, nice town with low price of accommodation.
Wake up and have breakfast on board before check out. Breakfast can be severed early at 6 am for tourists travelling early to Phu Quoc. End of the tour.
*Note: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.
Shuttle bus: $30 (Saigon-Cai Be or Saigon- Can Tho), $30 (Can Tho- Chau Doc), $43 (Saigon- Can Tho- Chau Doc)