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Along the Mekong River

Duration: 3 days
  • Discover floating market, one of important life style of people in Mekong.
  • Visit ancient houses, delightful flower gardens and enjoy tropical fruit.
  • Explore local traditional coconut candy and rice paper, pop-rice manufacturing workshop.
  • Walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to explore local people’s daily activities.
  • Contemplate beautiful scenery on Mekong River, savour foot massage on board.
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Price from: 214 USD
1 Cai Be - Sa Dec 

Arrival at the Mekong Delta at the end of the morning, around 10h30-11h00 A.M.

Discovery trip on a junk to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence, where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to you to discover the sublime interior and to cross the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Cruise direction to the artisanal factories of rice and coconut products: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, sweets made from coconut milk.

Embarkation on Authentic Mekong with a welcome cocktail.

Lunch on board while the barge sails on the wide river in the direction of Cai Thia.

Cycling along the Cai Thia islands, taking picturesque views of the rural activities of local life.

Participation of a cooking class that allows you to try to prepare the typical dish of the Mekong Delta: "The pumpkin flower stuffed with Mekong That Lat fish".

Dinner and overnight on board in Sa Dec.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

2 Sa Dec - Long Xuyen

Rising up early for another nice day. We contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on boat.

Visit of a brickyard at the entrance of the Sa Dec city. Then, we continue to the lively Sa Dec market followed by a pleasant stroll in the direction of the old house of Mr. L'Amant, the school of Trưng Vương where the mother of Marguerite Duras was a teacher.

Discover the temple of Caodaism and the gardens of flowers and bonsai where you will find many kinds of flowers and bonsai planted in Sa Dec "garden of Cochinchine in the 19th century".

Back to our boat. Lunch on board while the boat takes the cruise toward Long Xuyen through the inverted channel of Lap Vo which is bordered by magnificent scenery along the banks: flower and vegetable gardens, floating fish farms, as well as river activities...

A short walk to visit a crocodile farm where you will see the process of booking crocodiles, from very large to very small.

Back to the boat to sip an exotic aperitif at sunset on the upper deck and enjoy a traditional foot massage.

Dinner and overnight on board in Long Xuyen.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
3 Long Xuyen Departure

After breakfast on board, a local boat takes you to the floating market of Long Xuyen, certainly the most authentic delta. The boats on which fruit and vegetables clump together cluster on the waters to trade from the first light of day.

Walking or cycling through the villages of Ong Ho Island which will allow you to understand the life of the local inhabitants, as well as visit the museum of 2nd Vietnamese President Ton Duc Thang.

Disembark for your departure around 11h00. End of our services with unforgettable memories of the Mekong.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Price in USD and person in half twin (excluded 10% VAT)

Applied from October, 1st  2017 to May , 31st 2018

Programs

2- 3 pax

4 – 7 pax

8 – 10 pax

11 – 30 pax

Along the Mekong

(3 days/ 2 nights)

Cai Be – Sa Dec – Long Xuyenor vice versa

346

278

262

237

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Price in USD and person in half twin (excluded 10% VAT)

Applied from June, 1st 2018 to September, 30st 2018

Programs

2- 3 pax

4 – 7 pax

8 – 10 pax

11 – 30 pax

Along the Mekong

(3 days/ 2 nights)

Cai Be – Sa Dec – Long Xuyenor vice versa

312

251

236

214

 

WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Inclusion: 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated. English or French speaking guide. 2 nights en-suite cabin with A/C on board. 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).

Cruise Price Exclusion: Visa approval in Vietnam. Land transportation Saigon-Mekong-Saigon. Travel insurance. Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips. Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card.

 

 Important Notes

  • The trip cost is based on group of 2 people chartering the Authentic Mekong boat.
  • Program is subject to change due to unpredictable events such as the vagaries of the weather and tide variations.
  • Infants under 6 years-old are free of service charge.
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old get a 50% discount

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