Cai Be - Sa Dec - 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
Begin cruising from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am. From the sampan, observe life as it plays out on shore - 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.
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 a Cao Dai temple.
Dinner is served on board while the Song Xanh continues its cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.
DAY 2 - CAN THO
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.
• Private 1-night cruise overnighting aboard Song Xanh Sampan
• 1 breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 dinner served on board
• Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
• English-speaking tour guide
• “Xuong” rowboat rides
• Crew assistance
• Road transportation (before and after cruise)
• 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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DEEP IN THE DELTA
Travel low and slow on a private 2-night cruise through the Mekong Delta, from Cai Be (gateway to Ho Chi Minh City) to Chau Doc on the Vietnam – Cambodia border. Experience the highlights of the Delta, including endless rice fields, tropical fruit gardens, and French-era architecture, by bicycle, walking tours, and cruise aboard the comfortable Song Xanh sampan. Memorable meals include lunch in a colonial-inspired plantation house and a candlelit dinner in a historic century-old home.
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Just two hours from the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta beckons with its postcard-pretty farmscapes and quiet, slow-paced charm. The “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam is irrigated by thousands of kilometres of waterways, making cruising the perfect way to explore this picturesque region where farming and fishing rule the day. For those with limited time, a day trip to the Mekong Delta offers a tantalising glimpse into how much of Vietnam looks, outside the big cities.