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SAIGON – CAI BE – SA DEC – CAN THO – CHAU DOC – PHNOMPENH

DAY 1: SAIGON – CAI BE – MY THUAN – SA DEC – CAI BE (L, D)

8h15 A.M: Pick you up from your hotel in Saigon and transfer to our pier at Cai Be (Address: Cuu Long Wharf, about 4km from Highway 1, near Cai Be Bridge).

10h30-11h00 A.M: Welcome you at our Cai Be pier. Boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink.

Le Cochinchine continues to Cai Thia while lunch is served on boat.

Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life.

Continue our cruise toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river.

Walk along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river.

Walk or cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village, local industries and Cao Dai Temple, the local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.

Back to our board for a cruise downstream. Relax on boat while enjoying a foot massage and sipping an aperitif.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2: CAI BE – MANG THIT – TRA ON (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board on the Mekong.

Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc Island and go for walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production, the old house.

Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Co Chien. Lunch served on board.

In the afternoon, embark on a pleasant walk or cycling on the foot-paths of the countryside to discover the tropical fruit orchards, the endless rice fields and the local people's activities.

Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset.

The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit River.

Overnight on board.

DAY 3: TRA ON – CAN THO – CHAU DOC (B)

Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day. Our boat sets sails to Can Tho through tributaries, canals and arroyos.

Transfer to Cai Rang by local boat, one of the most bustling and important floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta.

Sliding on tiny waterways between palm-shaded banks, the local boat leads you to see green orchards, local houses, ship building yards, rural and river activities in full swing and enjoy tropical fruits.

11h00 A.M: Disembark at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho (Address: An Binh Hotel, Lo Vong Cung, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho).

Transfer you from Can Tho to Chau Doc by car. At leisure time and overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.

DAY 4: CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

6h45 A.M: Pick you up from the hotel in Chau Doc and transfer you for a boat ride from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M at Con Tien floating restaurant, Tran Hung Dao Street, Chau Doc town, An Giang Province, Vietnam.

Arrival in Phnom Penh at 12h30 P.M at Sisowath International Pier, No 103 Sisowath Quay, Phnompenh, Cambodia. End of our services.

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PHNOMPENH – CHAU DOC – CAN THO – SA DEC – CAI BE – SAIGON

DAY 1: PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC

Pick you up at your hotel in Phnom Penh and transfer you to speedboat wharf. We take speed boat from Phnompenh to Chau Doc. The boat ride leaves at 12h30 P.M at Sisowath International Pier, No 103 Sisowath Quay, Phnompenh, Cambodia and arrives at Con Tien floating restaurant, Tran Hung Dao Street, Chau Doc town, An Giang Province, Vietnam at 5h30 P.M.

Pick up and transfer you from the wharf to hotel in Chau Doc.

Your leisure time and overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.

DAY 2:  CHAU DOC – CAN THO – TRA ON – CHO LACH (L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

8h00 A.M: Pick up and transfer you from Chau Doc to our pier in Can Tho.

10h30-11h00 A.M: Arrival at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho (Address: An Binh Hotel, Lo Vong Cung, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho). Transfer by local boat to explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta. We go for a walk through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.

11h30-12h00: Embarking on Le Cochinchine boat and enjoying a welcome drink.

Le Cochinchine continues to Tra On. Lunch served on board. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside amongst pleasant villages to discover the local life style on the Mekong Delta. You have opportunity to meet the local people, see many orchards & endless rice fields.

Back to our boat & enjoy an aperitif and a foot massage at the magnificent sunset on the Mang Thit canal and Nicola River.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3: CHO LACH – CAI BE – SA DEC (B, L, D)

Breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong.

Walk /cycle amongst the lush vegetation to visit the fruit farm and meet the local people on the small island in Cai Be.

Le Cochinchine set sails again to Sa Dec while lunch is served on board.

Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river.

Walk or cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village, local industries and Cao Dai Temple, the local market and following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.

Boarding back at with an aperitif while cruising down to Cai Thia.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 4: CAI BE - SAIGON (B)

After the breakfast on board, transfer to discover the Cai Be.

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production, the old house. Sample local sweets and fruits during the trip.

The local boat sails through tiny canals and arroyos before bringing you back to the shore. Get off around 11h00 A.M in Cai Be harbour (Address: Cooperative Travel 2/9 – Mrs. Lan’s wharf (about 4km from Highway 1). Transfer and drop you off at your hotel in Saigon. End of nice trip with Le Cochinchine.

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Whats Included

Cruise Price Inclusion: Cruise with all accommodation on Cochinchine boat. Meals as indicated (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner). Admission fees and permits where applicable. Service of crew and English speaking guide on board. Complimentary foot massage on board. Transfer as mentioned in the program, speedboat ticket. 1 night at hotel in Chau Doc.

Cruise Price Exclusion: Pre/post trip arrangement with visa (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 34USD, 2 photos 3x4cm). Travel insurance. Beverages. Bank service fee. Other personal expenses.



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