+84-8 3500 7222
Share to your friends
Authentic Mekong sampan is designed according to the traditonal sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 21.5 m and wide of 4 m, made of combined wood and woven bamboo, a typical traditional style well appreciated by people who spend all their life working and living on water.
For a pleasant and long cruise in comfortable conditions, the sampan is equiped with a well ventilated compartment which could be used as a dinning room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for group of 2 to 30 persons maximum; besides one kitchen, three restrooms with showers, one terrace on the deck, a five- person-crew included the captain, one mechanic, the chief cook, one sailor and one guide, are at your service.
Passengers on Authentic Mekong will be amazed and integrated in their discovery of landscapes, of local daily life, of smiling and open hearted people of the Delta and of aquatic life anywhere they go with the sampan.
DAY 01: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAI BE - SA DEC (L, D)
08h00 Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for 2 hour transfer to Cai Be.
Then, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
Authentic Mekong Cruise boat set sails torward Sa Dec while luch is served. We embark on Cai Thia for a pleasure wark/ bike on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities in My Thuan island. Authentic Mekong Cruise moor midstream for the night in Sa Dec.
DAY 02: SA DEC - LAP VO - LONG XUYEN (B, L, D)
Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. We take small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river, then go to the heart of Sa Dec town to visit the local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walks/ Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village and local industries.
Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Cruise set sails through the canals of Lap Vo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Dinner and while Authentic Mekong Cruise cruises towards Long Xuyen.
DAY 03: LONG XUYEN - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Breakfast on board. Explore the Long Xuyen market, one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Cu lao Ong Ho – a small island by the Mekong river enjoy the scenery and walk/cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience.
Back to board and have welcome back drink. Check out and disembark for return to Ho Chi Minh City.