Pick you up at hotel in Saigon. Upon embarkation, clients are welcomed with fresh rolled cotton towels. Pick up from your hotel in Saigon City. Our 1 Day private cruise excursion starts from Vinh Long departing from pier in front of Cuu Long hotel at around 10.00 am. Upon embarkation, clients are welcomed with fresh cotton towels. The cruise starts crossing the wide Co Chien River, one the largest arm of the Mekong River. We will enter Dong Phu canal, passing along An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuc islands famous for their fruits orchards plantations. Our first stop will be made at Tam Ho bonsais garden. We will proceed the cruise on a very narrow canal to have a closer observation of the beautiful landscapes and luxuriant vegetation. 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 reach Cai Be, cruising through the colorful floating market among local boats carrying all kind of fruits and vegetables. You sampan will proceed to Phu An hamlet passing by ancient Cai Be church overlooking the river. A stop on the way at local home factories will allow you to discover how rice paste is made as well as rice and coco candies. A delicious lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. (*) Set menu lunch: Vegetable Soup, Le Longanier Fried Spring rolls, Fried Mekong Elephant Ear Fish, Fried Mixed Vegetables with Pork, Caramelized Pork in Clay Pot, Seasonal Fresh Fruits. (For other menus, please contact us. After a short walk along a beautiful canal, the excursion will end at around 4pm at Ba Bon bridge. During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, hot green tea, mineral water and exotic seasonal fruits will be served on board free of charge. Transfer back to Saigon City. End of service.
The "Cai Be Princess" are exclusive river Junks operating in the Mekong Delta. It is a good choice for whom more focus in ultimate privacy and still enjoy the traditional design style whilst the other cruising options fill up.
Let’s join us for boating down the Mekong River to explore lively floating markets with an abundance of colorful fresh fruits and vegetables.
Also take a glimpse into the agricultural, rural life of people at the delta region, visiting local home workshops that produce various products from rice and coconut. Cai Be Princess is a great way to glimpse the Delta scenery and life -in style and comfort.
Sampans "Cai Be Princess" (I, II, III, IV, V):
Capacity 30 pax / Dimensions: 13m long x 2.8m wide / ideal for small groups or individual travellers - Daily Private chartered cruises (no join-in) from 1 up to 3 days (with overnight at local houses).
Sampans "Mekong Princess" (I & II)
Capacity 45 pax / Dimensions: 15m long x 3m wide / ideal for groups, equipped with toilets on board - Daily Private chartered Cruises (special itineraries possible on request).
In this respect, Mekong Horizon has developped a range of products, activities and projects that:
- Minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts.
- Generates economic benefits for local people, enhances the community and improves working conditions. Involves local people in the decision-making process.
- Contributes to the conservation of the environment and cultural heritage.
- Provides an enjoyable tourism experience and opportunity for tourists to meet locals.
- Provides tourists with a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues. Provides access for physically challenged tourists.
- Promotes respect between tourists and hosts, while building locals’ confidence.
Today, the company operates an own-built flottila of 11 boats with designs and styles reflecting true authentic ancient "sampans", using materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood.