Song Xanh Sampan Cruises

STYLE : Join group/Dailly day Departure

TRIP CODE : SXSC2D

We have launched on last Oct 07 the first of a flotilla of 4 very unique, authentic and charming Sampans named “Song Xanh Cruise“, designed for traveller looking for “private” cruise experiences in the Mekong Delta. On board, two spacious spaces of 15sqm each are equipped with beautiful bamboo and rattan furniture, creating a very charming atmosphere. A very attentive service is provided by a team of 4 crew members”
Song Xanh Sampan Cruises

 

DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAI BE - SA DEC - CAN THO (L/D)

07:30: Pick up at your hotel in Saigon City and drive to Vinh Long. The excursion starts at around 10.am from our pier in Phu An hamlet located next to Cai Be town, approximately 2 hours drive south from Saigon.

Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed by our crew. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of some local home factories where you will be able to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will then proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.

Your sampan will take direction of Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruising upstream on the Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remain unknown to many people.
We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will disembark to take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations.
Further on the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit.
Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark at the local market place for a guided visit of this charming town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century are numerous.
Your lunch will await you at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Mr. Huyen Thuy Le, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous writer. (see her novel and adapted movie “The Lover”)
Back on board your sampan, you will enjoy cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages.
Some stops on the banks will be possible to establish contacts with the local population. A visit will be done at a Cao Daist temple.
Before sunset, we will have our last stop on the banks arranged at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. After being greeted by the owners, we will cater a candlelight dinner for you, an unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere.
After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. We will moor for the night in a quiet place. Your bed will be ready for your night on the Mekong river.

 

DAY 2: CAI RANG - CAN THO - HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

At around 06am, your sampan will slowly start cruising.
Your breakfast will be served on board at 07am while approaching Cai Rang floating market actually still the largest in the whole Mekong delta.
We will 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 10.am at Ninh Kieu pier after a visit at Can Tho local market. End of the cruise and services. Driving back to Saigon City.

 

 

TYPE OF TOURYOU ARE 2 - 4 PERSON
(PER PERSON IN US $)
YOU ARE 5 - 8 PERSON
(IN US $)
Join Group 259 USD219 USD

 

 

 

INCLUDE:

  • Transportation from/to Saigon
  • All entrance fee tickets
  • 01 breakfast, 02lunches, 01 dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Cruising 2days/1 night
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides

 

EXCLUDE: Drinks, Personal expenses, …..

 

PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE:

  • + 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

 

CHILD POLICY:

  • Child under 5 years old: free of charge
  • Child from 5-12 years old: 75% charge
  • Children from 12 years old up full price charge

 

DAY 1: CAI BE - VINH LONG - SA DEC (L/D)

The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at 10am. Upon embarkation on your sampan-hotel, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.
- Visits will be made at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 where you will we welcomed by the owner. Further, another stop at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer.
- A delicious lunch will await you at “Le Longanier”, a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations. After lunch, your sampan will proceed toSa Dec cruising the Tien Giang river, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people.
- We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations. Further on the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit.
- Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese Dinh are dating from the last century…
- You will visit the Trung Vuong primary school where famous novelist Marguerite Duras spent her childhood (turned into the movie “The Lover”), then you will have your last visit of the day at the beautiful ancient house of Ong Huynh Thuy Le who was the former “lover” of M. Duras… A delicious dinner will be catered for you on board. First night onboard your sampan, on the Mekong river…

 

 

DAY 2: SA DEC - CAN THO (B/L/D)

The breakfast will be served on board at 07.30am. You will then go on land for the visit of Sa Dec local market, one of the most exotic and authentic in Vietnam. Back on board your sampan, cruising down toCan Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden“monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages. Your lunch will be served on board.
- Some stops on the banks will be arranged for you to establish contacts with the local population or discover some interesting villages on the way. A visit will be done at a Cao Dao temple, overlooking the river… A bicycle ride will also be organized in the country side.
- Before sunset, we will have our last stop on the banks arranged at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. After being greeted by the owners, we will cater a candlelight dinner for you, an unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere.
- After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. We will moor for the night in a quiet place. Your bed will be ready for your second night on the Mekong river.

 

DAY 3: CAI RANG - CAN THO - SAI GON (B/L)

At around 06am, your sampan will slowly start cruising. Your breakfast will be served on board at 07am while approaching Cai Rang Floeting markert actually still the largest in the whole Mekong delta. We will 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 a visit at Can Tho local market then by bus back to Sao Gon.

 

 TYPE OF TOUR YOU ARE 2 - 4 PERSON
(PER PERSON IN US $)
YOU ARE 5 - 8 PERSON
(IN US $)
Join Group349 USD319 USD

 

 

INCLUDE:

  • Transportation from/to Saigon
  • All entrance fee tickets
  • 01 breakfast, 02lunches, 01 dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Cruising 2days/1 night
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides

 

EXCLUDE: Drinks, Personal expenses, …..

 

PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE:

  • + 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

 

CHILD POLICY:

  • Child under 5 years old: free of charge
  • Child from 5-12 years old: 75% charge
  • Children from 12 years old up full price charge

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