EXPERIENCE THE SIMPLE LIFE ON TAN PHONG ISLET
Cai Be - Tan Phong Islet - Phu An - Cai Be
Welcome guests at 156 Pasteur, Ward 6, Dist.3, HCMC and depart for Cai Be, Tien Giang.
Meet us at Cai Be jetty. Your crew is set to welcome you aboard with cold towels and a refreshing drink while the Cai Be Princess sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise towards Tan Phong Islet. From the boat’s unique vantage point, observe life as it is lived along the river - endless boats both big and small, people working the fields, and brilliant landscapes in every shade of green.
From the islet, travel via rowing sampan through the peaceful, narrow canals, back to the Cai Be Princess where you’ll continue on to the village of Phu An. Stroll through the beautifully green setting and see how many types of fruit you can identify. Sample the delicious seasonal fruit together with a cup of hot tea while listening to a performance of “Đờn Ca Tài Tử”, a form of traditional folk music unique to Southern Vietnam. At a handicrafts village on the Phu An River, observe how local specialties like coconut candy and young rice flakes are made from freshly harvested, then toasted sweet rice. Learn more about the labor-intensive process, from raw ingredients to finished products, ready to be eaten.
Your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this elegant colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of how the privileged class lived in Indochina times.
After lunch at approximately 13:30, back to Cai Be Pier by Cai Be Princess Boat where your personal vehicle awaits to drive you back to Ho Chi Minh City.
• 2-hour cruise aboard Cai Be Princess
• Lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant
• Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
• Cold towels, seasonal fruit and hot tea
• Crew assistance
• Road transportation
• Individual travel insurance
• Beverages and meals not included in the program
• Personal expenses during the trip
• Tips for the crew and guide
• Any expense not clearly indicated in above program
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