Mekong River Cruise

Private Song Xanh Sampan Cruise : 2 Days Saigon-Mekong-Saigon

Number of days: 2

Price from: 00$

Tour type: private sampan cruise / daily departure
Start from: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Highlights:  CaiBe, VinhLong, CanTho in Mekong Delta

Explore the hidden paths of the Mekong delta onboard unique charming river sampans. Fully private overnight cruises experiences along exclusive itineraries, "where past and present stream together"... 

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  • - "Song Xanh I": 15m long x 3,5m wide (1 living convertible into 1 bed room at night; 1 bathroom equipped with shower, WC and handwasher) / max. capacity 2 adults (used now only for day cruises)

    - "Song Xanh II & III: 18m long x 3,5m wide (1 spacious bed room of 16m2 + 1 living room convertible into 1 more bed room at night; 1 bathroom equipped with shower, WC and handwasher; 1 sundeck at the back where meals or drinks can be served)  / max. capacity 4 adults or less with children's

    - "Song Xanh IV": 23m long x 4m wide (2 spacious bed rooms of 16m2 + 1 living room transformable into 1 more bed room at night; 1 bathroom equipped with shower, WC and handwasher; 1 sundeck at the back where meals or drinks can be served) / max. capacity 6 adults or less with children.

    3 or 4 crew members + 1 English or French guide, wearing traditional uniforms.

    * Facilities and furniture on board:
    - Salon: Rattan furniture's (1 sofa + 2 arm chairs with pillows + 1 table + 1 standing lamp); cotton door curtains and windows curtains; portable fan; books;
    - Per Bedroom: 1 rattan sofa with pillows, 1 king size bed or 2 single beds; Cotton bed cover with silk bed runner and pillows; antique wall fans, mosquito net, 2 rattan bed drawers with silk lamps, 1 rattan chest drawer; water jacinth floor mattresses and slippers; cotton door curtains and windows curtains.
    - Bathroom: wall fan, WC, handwasher, shower, bath kit (shower cap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cotton buds, comb, liquid hands and bath soap); deluxe cotton bathrobes, cotton towels.
    - 200/400 liters water tanks, life jackets, buoys, alarm, lightning system for night cruising.

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  • ITINERARY: 


    Day 1: SAIGON - CAI BE - SA DEC – CAN THO (L,D)

    Morning pick up from hotel in Saigon by private car around 7:30 am, departure for Cai Be. 
    Depart from Phu An jetty at 10h00am. Stop along the way for glimpses of local handicrafts that provide a living for the river people. Observe from the comfort of your boat life as it play out on the riverbanks - the people, the stunning landscapes – while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit.
    Before arriving at Sa Dec, go ashore to visit a pottery factory where everything is made by hand and all is recycled. Arrive in Sa Dec and take a stroll to the outdoor market. Visit the local celebrity: the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, real-life character of the 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. You will pass monkey bridges and tiny villages before stopping for a visit to a Cao Dai Temple. Cycle or row in a small boat around the countryside to explore the surroundings. Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house, a “Nha Co” dating back to the 19th Century. The owner welcomes you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting. After dinner return on board while Song Xanh continues its cruise towards Hau River. Overnight on board

    Day 2: CAN THO – SAIGON (B)

    Early wake-up for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market up at 6h00am which only operates from 5h00 to 8h00am every day. Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges laden with fruit and vegetables. Be sure to have your camera ready! Later on, cruise towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty and then meet our driver again for the transfer back to Saigon.  


    Include: 
    • A private 2-day cruise with overnight aboard Song Xanh Sampan
    • 1 lunch served on board
    • 1 candlelit dinner including a bottle of wine for 2 persons at a “Nha Co”
    • Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
    • English-speaking Tour Guide
    • Bicycles or “xuong” rowing boat rides
    • Crew assistance
    • Car transfers from/to Saigon

    Exclude:
    • Individual travel insurance
    • Personal expenses during the trip
    • Beverages not specified in above program
    • Tips for the crew and the tour guide
    • Any expense not clearly indicated in above program.

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