Saigon-Mekong-Mui Ne

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Day 01: Saigon arrival

Our driver picks you up at the airport and then transfer to your hotel.

Free time to rest in the hotel and make the first discovery by yourself around.

Participate the culinary tour what helps you to taste and discover the street food of Saigon. You will see the life of Saigon local people.

At leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 02: Saigon – Caibe – Sadec – Caibe (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Mekong delta.

10h30-11h00 A.M: Welcome you at our Caibe pier. Join our Le Cochinchine boat for a welcome drink and check-in your room. Le Cochinchine continues to Caithia.

Landing at the island of Caithia where you will have a lovely cycling or walking excursion through the villages bordered by green orchards, rice fields…

Come back to our boat for lunch while the boat cruises toward Sadec, a charming and quiet town located on the bank of the Tien River.

On arrival, we visit a brickyard at the entrance of the village. Continuation to the lively market of Sadec followed by a visit to the old house of Huynh Thuy Le - the lover of the French novelist Marguerite Duras, as well as Trungvuong primary school founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Marguerite Duras’s mother.

In the heart of the village of Sadec, we discover the Caodai temple, the garden of bonsai and flowers.

Return to our boat and enjoy the foot massage while watching the sunset over the Mekong River and sipping an aperitif.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 03: Caibe – Vinhlong (B, L, D)

Get up early in the morning to contemplate the sunrise on the romantic river before breakfast on board.

Transfer by junk to explore the floating market of Caibe which is specific to the aquatic area. Continuation by a visit of sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to welcome you to discover the sublime interior and walk through the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Continuation to the artisanal villages where we have the chance to discover products made from rice and coconut: rice alcohol, puffed rice cake, rice paper, coconut candy.

Return to the boat, lunch on board while the boat is heading for the Cochien River.

In the afternoon, a walk or bike along the paths through the countryside and villages will allow you to discover the orchards, the river activities and get in touch with the local population.

The boat continues in the direction of Traon. The aperitif is offered on the upper deck while the sun sets on a splendid landscape.

Taking part in a cooking class on the boat, you will have the chance to try to make Pumpkin flower stuffed with That Lat fish and learn how to cut vegetables for decorating dishes.

Dinner and overnight on board.

 

Day 04: Vinhlong – Cantho – Saigon (B)

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

Transfer by local boat to visit the market of Cairang, one of the most important floating markets of the region, crowded with small and big boats zigzagging on the animated waters.

Following along the coves shaded by fruit trees, palm trees ... you will come to an orchard where you will find many kinds of fruits: mango, star apple, papaya, dragon fruit, and coconut.

11h00 A.M: Disembark at the pier in Cantho. End of nice cruise.

Transfer to Saigon.

Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

 

Day 05: Saigon – Mui Ne (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Mui Ne beach.

At leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Mui Ne.

Day 06: Mui Ne free time (B)

Have breakfast at hotel.

Free time to rest in Mui Ne beach.

Overnight at hotel in Mui Ne.

Day 07: Mui Ne – Saigon (B)

After breakfast, come back by car to Saigon.

End of our services.

Whats Included

Cruise Price Inclusion: Private car airport pick-up, bus 2 ways Saigon-Mekong-Saigon, private car Saigon-Mui Ne – Saigon 2 nights in hotel Cinnamon Saigon 3 days cruise on the Mekong Delta with Le Cochinchine boat 2 nights on Le Cochinchine boat All meals as program All visiting fees & vehicle used Services of crews during the cruise on board Pre-dinner drink & welcome drink on board 1 complimentary foot massage on board 1 cooking class on board English speaking guide or French speaking guide Saigon street food tasting

Cruise Price Exclusion: Other airfares and taxes Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary Visas and visa fees. Entrance fees and permits during free time Personal travel insurance (Compulsory). Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills. Tips and gratuities