Life On The River (Upstream)
Cai Be - Can Tho
• Explore how life is lived along the river
• Cruise around a bustling floating market
• Discover local handicrafts
• Enjoy spectacular photo opportunities
• Visit a Cao Dai temple
Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho
- Be picked up at your hotel at 8:00 am and transfer to Cai Be by road.
- Begin cruising from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am.
- From the sampan, observe life as it plays out onshore - people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes - while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit.
- Before arriving at Sa Dec, stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, pass monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit a Cao Dai temple.
- Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.
- Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. Explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat.
- Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house (a “Nha Co” in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting.
- After dinner return on board while the Song Xanh continues its cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.
- Wake up early at 6:00 am for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which operates daily starting from 5:00 am.
- Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos.
- Continue cruising towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty.
*Notes: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.
• One-way transfer from Saigon to Cai Be
• Private 2-day cruise overnighting aboard Song Xanh Sampan
• 1 breakfast and 1 lunch served on board
• 1 candlelit dinner including a bottle of wine for 2 persons
at an ancient house
• Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
• English-speaking tour guide
• “xuong” rowboat rides
• Crew assistance
• Individual travel insurance
• Personal expenses
• Beverages not specified in above program
• Tips for crew and tour guide
• Any expenses not clearly indicated in above program
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