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 life of Saigon local people.
Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 02: Saigon – Caibe – Sadec – Caibe (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Mekong delta.
10h30-11h00 A.M: 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 – Nam Cat Tien National Park (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Nam Cat Tien National Park
Arrival at noon. Have lunch in hotel.
Make the walking visit around the park to discovering of the flora & fauna. You will see the Tung centennial tree and Ben Cu waterfall,…
Diner at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Nam Cat Tien National Park – Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)
Bus pick up and transfer to visit Bau Sau to see the Crocodiles swamp (10km by car and 5km on foot)
Back to the center.
Lunch and check out.
Transfer back to Hochiminh city .End tour
Cruise Price Inclusion: Private car airport pick-up, bus 2 ways Saigon-Mekong-Saigon, private car Saigon-Nam Cat Tien national park – 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
- The program is subject to change due to unpredictable events such as the vagaries of the weather and tide variations.
- Infants under 6 years-old sharing cabin with their parents are free of charge.
- Children from 6 to 11 years-old get a 50% discount of boat price.