Cruising The Mekong from Cai Rang to Phong Dien

Cai Rang - Phong Dien

DURATION:
One-Day Cruises
CRUISES TYPE:
Mekong Princess Sampans
DESTINATION:
Cai Rang, Phong Dien
PRICE:
VND 1,034,000/ person

ITINERARY

Departure: 5:30 AM | Duration: Around 5 hours

- A river cruise chugs you into the melee of the Cai Rang floating market, and then onward to Phong Dien, where smaller boats sell all manner of fresh produce.

- You could try your hand at bargaining for fresh fruit or try a delicious bowl of noodles served straight from a floating kitchen.

- You will transfer to bikes to explore the verdant countryside along the riverbanks, where orchards grow exotic tropical fruits and dazzling green rice paddies abound.

- You can choose a leisurely pedal or hop back in the boat for a breezy homeward cruise.

 

*Notes: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.

For booking this tour, please contact:

Victoria Can Tho Resort

Add: Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District Can Tho City

Tel: 0292 3810 111

Email: [email protected]

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