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Song Xanh Sampan Tour to Cai Be, Can Tho 2 Days

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Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Can Tho - Saigo

Tour code: VBT-MCT89
Since early 2004, Mekong Horizon Co., Ltd. has been a pioneer in offering new cruise paths together with high quality cruise standards. Having our head quarters based in Phu An/Cai Lay (next to Cai Be, Tien Giang Province), we operate cruises and related tours services in the Mekong Delta using our own built sampans, all stylishly designed and inspired by ancient authentic traditional Indochinese river boats.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho (L, D)

At 08:00 Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be - approximately 2 hours drive south from Saigon (transportation is NOT INCLUDED in the cabin price). 10.00: get welcome onboard. Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed with fress towel by our crew. Starts to visit some local home factories to observe the traditional procedure of making rice ice paste, coconutcandies and other specialties. Proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Take a direction to Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruise upstream on Tien Giang River, one of the two largest armsof the Mekong. Sail into a narrow canal to discover the hideaway unspoiled landscapes, luxuriant gardensand enjoy the airy atmosphere in countryside. Pass several traditional brick factories while cruising and have an interesting onsite visit to one of them.Continue the journey to Sa Dec, the little “Venice” in the Mekong Delta with numerous narrow canals, anddifferent kinds of trading activities. Disembark at the local market place and begin your exploration in this charming Sa Dec town by walkingalong its narrow streets and take photos of beautiful old houses and Chinese temples. Stop at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong Huynh Thuy Le, former “lover” of famous French novelist Marguerite Duras. Lunch will be served on board while cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal. Passingunder several wooden “monkey bridges” and tiny typical villages before pulling a stop to visit Cao DaiTemple. The last stop before sunset is a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. Afterthe personal welcome of owner, a romantic candlelight dinner will be catered in an unique atmosphere.After dinner, continue to proceed to Can Tho. Overnight on board.
 

Day 2: Cai Rang - Can Tho - Saigon (B)

The journey starts at 6.00 AM with breakfast being served at 7.00 PM, while approaching Cai Rang floating market, the largest market in the whole Mekong Delta Region. Cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables and enjoy the hustle and bustle of morning market.The excursion ends at around 10.00 AM at Ninh Kieu Pier after visiting Can Tho’s local market. Drive back to Saigon (transportation not included in cabin price). Tour ends. Far EasTour awaits to serve you next time.
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Trip Included

  • Tour programs as in the itinerary
  • 2 Days & 1 Night cruise on private charter basis on board “Song Xanh” sampan.
  • 1 lunch, 1 candlelight dinner incl 1 small botle of wine for 2 at an ancient house.
  • Breakfast on board (coffee, tea, juice, fresh yogurt, fruits, bread, butter and jam)
  • 2 bottles of min. water/pers./day, Vietnamese tea, Fresh fruits, Refreshing cotton towels
  • Service Charge and Gvt. Taxes
  • Crew assistance
  • 1 English or French speaking guide on board only
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides

Trip Excluded

  • Transfer: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Pier - Ho Chi Minh(book in next step)
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Drinks during meals & cruis
Cruise Information

Cruise Features

  • Song Xanh 1 (15m long x 3,5m wide, 1 living room transformed into a comfortable bedroom at night (15m2), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
  • Song Xanh 2 (18m long x 3,5m wide, 1 bed room, 1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night (15m2/each), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
  • Song Xanh 3 (18m long x 3,5m wide, 1 bed room, 1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night (15m2/each), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
  • Song Xanh 4 (18m long x 3,5m wide, 1 bed room, 1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night (15m2/each), 1 bathroom with wc, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, table, and meals or drinks can be served)
* Each sampan will carry a charming rowing boat ("Xuong"), nicely designed for deeper cruises along small canals and arroyos during the itinerary.
* Bicycles can also be taken on board (fixed on a rack a the back) for exciting "out of the track" countryside rides.
* Designed for individuals looking for authentic "Private Cruise" experience, with overnight on board. Exclusive itineraries 2D/1N and 3D/2N.
Equipped with a bathroom with lavabo, wc and shower, the sampans can also be used for daily private cruise programs for FIT's or Groups.
Descriptions: "Song Xanh I": 15m long x 3,5m wide (1 living room transformable into 1 bed room at night) / Capacity max. 2 adults - "Song Xanh II & III & IV": 18m long x 3,5m wide (1 bed room + 1 living room transformable into 1 more bed room at night) / Capacity max. 4 adults + 1 or 2 young childrens.
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