Private cruise aboard a sampan in the Mekong Delta (2 days - 1 night)
Visit of the charming little “Venice”
You will discover how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made
The Mekong River is one of the world’s 10th rivers in its river length and has great influences upon nature and societies of the Indo-china Peninsula. The mythical Mekong River, the “mother of all water” reaches out to you with its many arms.
SAIGON – CAI BE – SA DEC – CAN THO
Departure from your hotel to Phu An pier. The cruise starts at 10am. Upon embarkation, you will be welcome by the crew. After check-in, the cruise will begin with the visit of some local home factories where you will discover how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. Then, visit of Cai Be colorful floating market. Departure towards Vinh Long and Sa Dec. Cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations. Take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal. Stop to visit the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory. Disembark at the local market of Sa Dec. Guided visit of this charming little “Venice”. Visit an ancient house dating back from 1890, home of Ong Huyen Thuy Le, the “Lover” of famous novelist Marguerite Duras. Back aboard the sampan, lunch will be served while you will be cruising down to Can Tho. Some stops on the banks will be possible to establish contacts with the local population. Visit a Cao Daist temple. Before sunset, stop at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co”, dating back from the early 19th century. Enjoy a candlelight dinner, an unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere. After dinner, cruise towards Can Tho for approximately one hour. Moor for the night in a quiet place.
CAI RANG – CAN THO – SAIGON
At around 6am, the sampan will slowly resume cruising. Breakfast will be served on board at approximately 7am while approaching Cai Rang floating market, the largest in the whole Mekong delta. Pass by countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers… showing an intense activity on the river. Your cruise journey will end at around 10am at Ninh Kieu pier after visiting Can Tho local market.
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* We provide vegetarian meals or else upon request.
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