Pick up at hotel in Saigon. Upon embarkation on Cai Be Princess boat, clients are welcomed with fresh rolled cotton towels. The tour will start with the visit of some local factories to observe rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process. We will proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among barges full of fruits and vegetables... We will then cruise to Dong Phu, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. 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. A stop can be made on the way to visit some fruits orchard. We will cross the Co Chien river then cruise under the spectacular My Thuan Bridge. A visit will be made at Dinh Tan Hoa ancient provincial house built by the French some hundred fifty years ago, located on the river banks. We will then proceed the cruise up-stream on the Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. The water way is getting narrower while the banks are appearing more attractive with beautiful landscapes. Passing by several traditional bricks and tiles factories along the river, we will have an interesting visit at one of them. Back on board, we will reach Sa Dec at around 1.00pm. After a cruise along narrow canals, observing interesting activities on the banks we will disembark at the local market place near by the river. The excursion will end at around 3.30pm. Your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon or will proceed further to your next destination. (*) Lunch: For FIT’s and groups up to 25 pers., lunch will be served on board or at a local ancient house in Sa Dec (Nha Co). Transfer back to Saigon City. End of service. During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, hot green tea, mineral water and exotic seasonal fruits will be served on board free of charge.
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.