3 Days 2 Nights Cruise On The Mekong River

3 Day
&
2 Night
$397
Starting from
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Departure

Highlights

  • Floating market of Cai Be or Cai Rang.
  • Ancient houses, delightful flower gardens and tropical fruit.
  • Local traditional coconut candy, rice paper and pop-rice manufacturing workshop.
  • Excursion by cycling or walking on the footpaths of the countryside.
  • Peaceful landscape on Mekong River.
  • Foot massage on board.

Itinerary

UPSTREAM:  CAI BE – SA DEC – CAN THO

EVERY THURSDAY, SUNDAY

DAY 1: CAI BE – SA DEC – CAI BE (L, D)

10h30-11h00 A.M: Welcome you at our Cai Be pier. Join our large boat for a welcome drink and check-in your room. Le Cochinchine continues to Cai Thia.

Landing at the island of Cai Thia 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 Sa Dec, 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 Sa Dec followed by a visit to the old house of Huynh Thuy Le – the lover of the French novelist Marguerite Duras, as well as Trung Vuong primary school founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Marguerite Duras’s mother. In the heart of the village of Sa Dec, we discover the Cao Dai 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 2: CAI BE – MANG THIT – TRA ON (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 Cai Be 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 Co Chien 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 Tra On. 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 3: TRA ON – CAN THO DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day. Our boat sets sails to Can Tho through tributaries, canals and arroyos.

Transfer by local boat to visit the market of Cai Rang, 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 Can Tho. End of nice cruise.

 

DOWNSTREAM:  CAN THO – SA DEC – CAI BE

EVERY TUESDAY, SATURDAY

DAY 1: CAN THO – TRA ON – CHO LACH (L, D)

10h30-11h00 A.M: Arrival at our pier in Can Tho. Transfer by local boat to explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta.

Embarkation on Le Cochinchine boat with a welcome drink.

Le Cochinchine continues to Tra On. Lunch served on board. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying fabulous scenery.

Walk or cycle on the green paths, crossing the countryside and villages to discover the orchards, the local river life style on the Mekong Delta and get in touch with the local people.

Back to our boat for your relaxation with a foot massage. You will enjoy an aperitif at the magnificent sunset.

Dinner and overnight on board, on the Co Chien River, near Cho Lach.

DAY 2: CHO LACH – HOA KHANH – SA DEC (B, L, D)

Wake up early in the morning to admire splendid sunrise on the Mekong River with songs of birds, the animation of the boats characterizing the life of river region.

Breakfast is served on board.

Walk/ cycle amongst the lush vegetation to visit the fruit farm and meet the local people on the small island in Cai Be.

Come back to the boat. Le Cochinchine set sails on Co Chien River in the direction of Sa Dec while lunch is served on board.

In the afternoon, we will visit a local brickyard on the banks of the river at the entrance of the village. In the heart of the village, a bike ride or a walk to visit the local market, the old house of Huynh Thuy Le, Trung Vuong primary school, founded at the beginning of the 20th century by the mother of the French novelist Marguerite Duras. Continue to the Cao Dai Temple and the blossoming flowers and bonsai garden of Sa Dec.

Return on board with an exotic aperitif on the upper deck before dinner.

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 3: CAI BE DEPARTURE (B)

After the breakfast on board, transfer to discover the Cai Be.

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the old house of Mr. Ba Kiet, delightful flower garden and orchard, local pop-rice, coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. Sample local sweets and fruits during the trip.

The local boat sails through tiny canals and arroyos before bringing you back to the shore. Get off around 11h00 A.M at Cai Be harbor. End of nice cruise.

Services included

Guides

Meal

Ticket

Terms

Hotel standard Adult price Child price (6-10 ages 75%)
Boat $397 $298

3 days/ 2 nights joining cruise with accommodation on board.

English or French speaking guide.

Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).

Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.

Biking and sampan boat rides.

Services of crews during the cruise on board.

1 complimentary foot massage on board.

Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif).

Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia

Transfer HCMC-Mekong-HCMC by shuttle bus.

Travel insurance.

Personal expenses: souvenirs, drinks, tips, laundry…

Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card.

Policy

Hello Vietnam Travel makes every effort to serve our customers better. If a reservation has to be cancelled, customers will be charged a fee depending on how far from the departure date the cancellation takes place.

For usual days:

  • 30 or more days prior to departure – 10% of total purchase amount
  • 10-29 days prior to departure – 30% of total purchase amount
  • 6-9 days prior to departure – 50% of total purchase amount
  • Within 5 days prior to departure – 100% of total purchase amount
  • Day of departure or no-show – 100% of total purchase amount

For public days and New Year holiday: 100% of total purchase amount

  • Unused features are non-refundable.
  • The cancellation fees listed here will apply to all reservations, unless the tour booked has exceptions listed under the “Special Notes” section on the itinerary page.
  • Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive the reply within one business day, please call the office immediately. We will not be responsible if email, mail, or faxes fail to reach us.

NOTE: We cannot grant refunds more than 14 days after completion of tour. Credit card payments incure a non refundable 3% surcharge.

Conditions of displaced the departure date (only moved 1 times)

  • Rescheduled before 10 days compared to the day of departure: charge moved the 0% money tour (excluding holidays and Sundays).
  •  Ago 6 days compared to departure: 20% of the displaced charge money tour (excluding holidays and Sundays).
  •  Ago 4 compared to the day of departure: charge moved 40% of money tour (excluding holidays and Sundays).
  • ​ After time on the 100% of the displaced charge: tour (excluding holidays and Sundays).

Note

  • Program sequence can be changed but the number of the program remains unchanged.
  • You are at point 15 minutes before. Visitors to the delay when the vehicle was departing or cancel the tour didn’t notice please bear as ‘ cancel the ticket on the day of departure ‘
  • You should carry your luggage light
  • Children must go with their parents or have committed to go on tour together, when relatives come to carry a birth certificate or passport.
  • You yourself in personal money management through the tour.
  • When registering, please provide your personal information

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