Along the Mekong River

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Itinerary

Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen

DAY 1: CAI BE – SA DEC (L, D)

Arrival at the Mekong Delta at the end of the morning, around 10h30-11h00 A.M.

Discovery trip on a junk to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence, where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to you to discover the sublime interior and to cross the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Cruise direction to the artisanal factories of rice and coconut products: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, sweets made from coconut milk.

Embarkation on Authentic Mekong with a welcome cocktail.

Lunch on board while the barge sails on the wide river in the direction of Cai Thia.

Cycling along the Cai Thia islands, taking picturesque views of the rural activities of local life.

Participation of a cooking class that allows you to try to prepare the typical dish of the Mekong Delta: "the pumpkin flower stuffed with Mekong That Lat fish".

Dinner and overnight on board in Sa Dec.

DAY 2: SA DEC - LONG XUYEN (B, L, D)

Rising up early for another nice day. We contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on boat.

Visit of a brickyard at the entrance of the Sa Dec city. Then, we continue to the lively Sa Dec market followed by a pleasant stroll in the direction of the old house of Mr. L'Amant, the school of Trưng Vương where the mother of Marguerite Duras was a teacher.

Discover the temple of Caodaism and the gardens of flowers and bonsai where you will find many kinds of flowers and bonsai planted in Sa Dec "garden of Cochinchine in the 19th century".

Back to our boat. Lunch on board while the boat takes the cruise toward Long Xuyen through the inverted channel of Lap Vo which is bordered by magnificent scenery along the banks: flower and vegetable gardens, floating fish farms, as well as river activities...

A short walk to visit a crocodile farm where you will see the process of booking crocodiles, from very large to very small.

Back to the boat to sip an exotic aperitif at sunset on the upper deck and enjoy a traditional foot massage.

Dinner and overnight on board in Long Xuyen.

DAY 3: LONG XUYEN DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast on board, a local boat takes you to the floating market of Long Xuyen, certainly the most authentic delta. The boats on which fruit and vegetables clump together cluster on the waters to trade from the first light of day.

Walking or cycling through the villages of Ong Ho Island which will allow you to understand the life of the local inhabitants, as well as visit the museum of 2nd Vietnamese President Ton Duc Thang.

Disembark for your departure around 11h00. End of our services with unforgettable memories of the Mekong.

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Long Xuyen - Sa Dec - Cai Be

DAY 1: LONG XUYEN – SA DEC (L, D)

Embark on our Authentic Mekong sampan around 11:00 A.M and enjoy a welcome drink.

Transfer by a local boat to visit Long Xuyen floating market which is undoubtedly the most authentic of the Mekong Delta.

Back to boat to have lunch.

Visit Ong Ho Island, a small island in Long Xuyen, enjoy the scenery and walk/ cycle to visit villages on the island. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life. Visit the museum of 2nd Vietnamese President Ton Duc Thang.

A short walk to visit a crocodile farm where you will see the process of booking crocodiles, from very large to very small.

Come back to our boat to enjoy traditional herbal foot massage.

Dinner while the boat cruises toward Sa Dec.

Authentic Mekong sampan drops anchor for the night. Overnight on boat.

DAY 2: SA DEC – MY THUAN – CAI BE (B, L, D)

Rising up early for another nice day. We contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.

A new day of discovery begins with the visit of a brickworks at the entrance of the Sa Dec city. The local boat will take you to the heart of the city where you will visit the local market of Sa Dec, the old house of Mr. Huỳnh Thủy Lê (Mr. L'Amant), Trung Vuong primary school which was the workplace of Marguerite Duras’s mother, the temple of Caodaism-a new religion of the South Western Vietnam, walk in the flowers and bonsai of the city.

Back to Authentic sampan for lunch on board.

Our boat continues its journey on the river Tien towards My Thuan where you will take a bike ride along the islands of Cai Thia to the island of Binh Hoa Phuoc, through the fruit orchards and fruit gardens.

Back to the boat, leisure time at sunset on the upper deck.

Participation of a cooking class that allows you to try to prepare the typical dish of the Mekong Delta: "the pumpkin flower stuffed with Mekong That Lat fish".

Dinner and overnight on boat.

DAY 3:  CAI BE DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast on the boat.

Check-out Le Cochinchine boat, say “goodbye” to our friendly staff, we transfer you by a local boat for exploring Cai Be floating market, local pop-rice, coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

We continue to explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.

Disembark in Cai Be around 11:00 A.M. End of our services.

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Whats Included

Cruise Price Inclusion: 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated. English or French speaking guide. 2 nights en-suite cabin with A/C on board. Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner). Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program. Biking and sampan boat rides. Services of crews during the cruise on board. 1 complimentary foot massage on board. Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif).

Cruise Price Exclusion: Visa approval in Vietnam. Land transportation Saigon-Mekong-Saigon. Travel insurance. Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips. Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card.