Le Cochinchine Cruise: Can Tho to Cai Be
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Routes: Saigon - Can Tho - Tra On - Vinh Long - My Thuan - Sa Dec - Cai Be - Saigon
Le Cochinchine offers an elegant, relaxing and fulfilling ways to explore endless water way of Mekong River.
The cruise brings us into contact with people in different corner of the Delta. With Le Cochinchine, you will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food, in a one unpacking, unforgettable vacation where your “floating hotel” get you insight into Mekong Delta and quaint villages.
Modern and tastefully designed river barge. Built in traditional style Le Cochinchine measures around 30 meters long from bow to stern and has two 420 HP engines, one in back up, making Le Cochinchine a very powerful and safe river vessel.
- Length: 27m
- Beam: 6m50
- Draught: 1m90
- Berths: 20 pax (twin/double cabin, adjoining cabin)
- Bar: 2
- Decks: 2: Main, Upper (75m2)
- Engines: 2 ISUZU
- Propulsion: 420 HP (inboard)
- Electricity: 220 Volt
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – My Thuan – Sa Dec (L, D)
07.30: Pick up at your hotel in Saigon.
11.00 -11.30 boarding Le Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Le Cochinchine continues sets sails to Cai Thia while lunch is served on boat. Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life . Visit Cao Dai temple on the way to My Thuan. Continue our cruise toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river Visit the lively Sa Dec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
Walks along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms. Back to our boat for a cruise down stream. Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif.
Dinner and overnight on board
Day 2: Cai Thia – Vinh Long – Tra On (B, L, D)
Breakfast on board on the Mekong. Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and go for walk walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people. Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Co Chien.
Lunch served on board Embark on a pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities. Visit a cottage industry, a local farm and sample seasonal fruits. Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit river.
Dinner and night on board.
Day 3: Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon (B)
Breakfast on board The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals. Transfer to Cai Rang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing. Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11h00 Disembark in Can Tho. Transfer you back to Saigon. End of service.
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
3 – 7 persons
8 – 12 persons up
The trip is inclusive of
- Return city transfer
- One welcome cocktail
- English /French-speaking guide on board
- Accommodation on board.
- Meal as mentioned during the cruise ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
- Biking gear/ Bicycle available on board for sightseeing
- Taxes and Services charge.
The trip is exclusive of
- Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia.
- Travel insurance
- Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips,
- Souvenirs, laundry, etc.
- Child age 2-12 years old: 50% of adult when sharing cabin with parents.
- Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.
- Surcharge 20% on December 24, December 31, Ave of Lunar New Year