Deep in the Delta (Upstream)
Cai Be - Chau Doc
• Authentic scenes of the Mekong Delta
• Dine in the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le in Sa Dec
• Cruise past monkey bridges and narrow canals
• Discover local handicrafts
CAI BE - SA DEC
- Be picked up at your hotel at 8:00 am and transfer to Cai Be by road.
- Your journey starts from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am.
- Begin with a bicycle ride around this remote countryside area, ending up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river.
- After lunch, start your leisurely cruise on the Delta’s beautiful waterways, with stops along the way to explore local cottage industries that provide a living for the river people.
- Before arriving at Sa Dec, visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand.
- Arriving at Sa Dec, step ashore and stroll to the outdoor market.
- Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.
- A candlelit dinner awaits at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on board the Song Xanh on the Mekong River.
SA DEC - LONG XUYEN - PHU TAN
- Breakfast is served on board while you cruise towards Long Xuyen along a narrow canal, passing several scenic monkey bridges.
- After enjoying lunch on board, arrive in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, the birthplace of Vietnam’s second president.
- Return to the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Chau Doc.
- Your boat sails until approximately 10:00 pm before anchoring for the night. Overnight on board.
PHU TAN - CHAU DOC
- Breakfast is served on board while your sampan cruises towards Chau Doc.
- Close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the gateway to Phnom Penh.
- Known throughout Vietnam for its pagodas and temples, Chau Doc is also famous for the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a superb eucalyptus mangrove.
- Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc private pier at approximately 10:00 am.
*Notes: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.
• One-way transfer from Saigon to Cai Be
• Private 3-day cruise overnighting aboard Song Xanh Sampan
• 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner on board
• 1 lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant
• 1 candlelit dinner including a bottle of wine for 2 persons
at a local house
• Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
• English-speaking tour guide
• Bicycles and local “xuong” rowboat rides
• Crew assistance
• Cold towels, seasonal fruit and hot tea
• Individual travel insurance
• Personal expenses during the trip
• Beverages not specified in above program
• Tips for crew and tour guide
• Any expenses not clearly indicated in above program
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