Le Cochinchine Cruise from Saigon – Can Tho
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Routes: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Mang Thit - Tra On - Cai Rang - Rach Ngong - Can Tho - 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. 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.
Aboard Le Cochinchine you will enjoy the continuous and ever-changing scenery as you encounter a lively world of legendary waterways and picturesque landscapes, floating markets, lush bonsais garden, rice fields, villages, pagodas and temples, fruit-filled orchards, boat laden bazaar and a host of smiling children.
- 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 – My Tho – Sa Dec (L, D)
Pick up at hotelin Saigon.
11.00 boarding Le Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery Le Cochinchine cruise with lunch served on board. Arrive in Cho Gao, walking around the local market. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery in My Tho. Visit the Thoi Son island, walk through the island, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride through the palm-shaded creeks. Then boat depart for Cai Be, the magnificent sunset on the river.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 2: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sa Dec (B, L, D)
Breakfast is available from 6:30 in the morning. Mid-morning, transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of old colonial time buildings onshore. Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink. Departure from Cai Be to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island while lunch is served on board. Transfer onto a local boat for a visit of the gardens and orchards on the bank of the peninsula. Back on board, a refreshment awaits you. Dinner is served as the Le Cochinchine gets under way towards the My Thuan bridge then towards Sa Dec. Le Cochinchine drops anchor at the entry of Sa Dec for the night.
Day 3: Sa Dec – Mang thit – Tra On (B, L, D)
Breakfast on boat. Transfer for a visit of the town of Sa Dec, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Boarding back about noon at Sa Dec. Welcome back drink. Lunch while en route. The Le Cochinchine goes down stream the Tien Giang River towards Vinh Long. Rest on the deck, or enjoy the open bar. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river Co Chien 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. Le Cochinchine sets anchor in front of Phuoc Hau pagoda, in Tra On, for the night.
Day 4: Tra On – Cai Rang – Rach Ngong – Can Tho – Saigon (B)
Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. Arrival in Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
Arrival at Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, late morning. Drive back to Saigon
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
3 – 7 persons
8 – 12 persons up
The trip is inclusive of
- 4 day private cruise with stops and visits as stated with English /French-speaking escort.
- 3 nights 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, sampan boat ride,
- Services of crews during the cruise.
- Apperitif with canape
The trip is exclusive of
- Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia.
- 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