Private 2 - Night Cruise
Song Xanh Sampan
Can Tho - Cai Be
Valid from 1 October 2023 until 30 Sep 2024
CAN THO – SON ISLET
Meet us at Victoria Can Tho Resort at 1:00 pm for lunch at Spices Restaurant. After lunch, the crew welcomes you on board the Song Xanh sampan with chilled towels and a refreshing drink as the boat begins its leisurely cruise on the river.
Observe the endless boat traffic and the quiet but constant activity along the banks. Head ashore on Son Islet and stroll through the tiny village to visit fish farm and vegetable gardens. Walk along the island’s picturesque paths for close-up views of country living. Back to sampan, we make our way down the Hau River and take in the local life as you pass by fisher folk checking their daily catch during sunset.
Tonight, dinner is served on board the vessel. Enjoy your night on the river.
CAI RANG – CAI VON – TAN PHONG
At about 6:30 am, set off early to arrive at the famous Cai Rang Floating Market at its peak. Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates among dozens of local barges laden with rice and other products from the Delta. We will then cross the Hau river passing by quaint villages to visit a family who makes delicate tofu skin, a food product made from boiling soy milk with a plethora of uses.
Continue by sampan, observe the endless boat trafﬁc and the quiet but constant activity along the banks. Enjoy shore excursions to gain insight into how the local people make a living, and stop for a visit to a Cao Dai temple.. Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Vinh Long along a narrow canal teeming with life. Stop along the river for the shore excursion to visit the countryside area. Back to Song Xanh sampan and continue to clay pot factory before crossing Co Chien River.
Enjoy the sunset cruise while Song Xanh continues its way towards the Tiền River. Dinner and overnight on board.
TAN PHONG – DONG HOA HIEP – PHU AN
After breakfast on board, take a rowing boat along the canal or just walk a little bit further into the village to see how local people make a variety of common handicrafts such as hammocks, handbags from water hyacinths. Back to sampan and cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep for a visit to an ancient house. Continue to Phu An village and stop along the way to see local cottage industries that utilize products from the Delta, like rice and coconuts, to make tasty snacks including puffed rice and chewy coconut candy.
Our cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite riverside colonial-style villa set in lush tropical gardens and surrounded by fruit plantations, a throwback to the elegant lifestyle enjoyed by a privileged few in Indochinese times.
*Note: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tides arrival time or other conditions.
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