Discover the Mekong Delta aboard a sampan (3 days - 2 nights)
trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island
Visit of OngHo
a small island by the Mekong River
Vietnam’s ‘rice basket’, the Mekong Delta, is a watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages, everywhere crisscrossed by the brown canals and rivulets fed by the mighty Mekong River. Its inhabitants – stereotyped as friendly and easygoing – have long toiled on the life-sustaining river, with their labors marked by the same cycles governing the waterways.
SAIGON -CAIBE – SADEC
Depart from Saigon in a private car. Arrive in Caibe and embark on the boat with a welcome drink. Morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to explore evergreen islands and visit a former Imperial residence, which is a traditional House where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome you with a cup of tea. You will have time to wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Then, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. The boat will then set sails towards Caithia while lunch is served. Walk or ride a bike on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people’s daily activities in Mythuan islands. Back on the boat, cruise towards Sadec. Diner and night aboard.
SADEC- LAPVO - LONGUXUYEN
Early in the morning, you can contemplate the sunrise while having breakfast on board. Then board on a small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of the river. Go to the heart of Sadec town to visit its local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walk or ride a bike amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower villages and local industries. Back on the boat, enjoy a welcome drink while lunch is served. The boat will then set sails through the canals of Lapvo wich offer a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks. Enjoy a traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner while the boaat cruises towards Longxuyen. Night aboard.
LONG XUYEN - SAIGON
Breakfast on board. Explore the market of Long Xuyen, one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit OngHo – a small island by the Mekong River. Enjoy the scenery and walk or ride a bike to visit villages on the island, passing by farmers, children, and villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have been doing for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of the Delta life that only few travelers have experienced so far. Visit the former residency of President Ton Duc Thang (who succeeded President Ho Chi Minh). Back on board, have a welcome drink. Check out and disembark at Long Xuyen. Back to Saigon by private car.
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