Mien Tay Sampan from Saigon to My Tho to Cai Be to Can Tho
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Routes: My Tho - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Tra On - Can Tho - Saigon
Founded in 2002, Mientay Cruise boasts a fleet of 2 similar oak wood vessels: each is 22-meters long and 4.5 meters wide, with accommodation for up to 16 guests in a common dormitory for some comfortable cruises, and a sundeck too.
Each boat carries bicycles with for the guests, enabling utmost flxibility for particular discovery wishes and an exciting experience of the Mekong Delta, off the beaten tracks. In a classy wooden setting, the common dormitory consists in 5 twin cabins …
Passengers on Mien Tay 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 1: Saigon – My Tho – Cai Be (L, D)
08.00AM: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
10.00AM: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay Sampan.
The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks.
Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board.
Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep.
Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Then boat depart for Cai Be, leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.
Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.
Day 2: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On (B, L, D)
In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board.
After breakfast, cruising by small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning. Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River. Lunch on board.
Up to river tide, disembark and make a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities, especially somes orchards (orange grove) with its famer.
Cruise to continue to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise. A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches.
Dinner and nite on board in Tra On.
Day 3: Can Tho – Saigon (B, L)
The noise of the floating market wake you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise to continue to Can Tho. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Bassac river while enyoying the beautiful scenery.
After breakfast, when arrive Can Tho check out luggages to small motor boat which will take you explore the Cai Rang 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. And through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
Check out, disembark and return to vehicle at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho. Having lunch (up to river tide and according to the availibility of Mien Tay Boat, clients will have lunch at restaurant or on board).
After lunch, drive back to Saigon and arrive Saigon about 17.00.
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
3 – 4 Pax
5 – 6 Pax
7 – 8 Pax
9 – 10 Pax
11 – 12 Pax
13 – 16 Pax
Inclusions of the trip
- Private Boat
- Route transfers with driver only
- English or French speaking guide on board
- Boat cruising featured in the program in details
- All meals as mentionned (lunch, dinner and breakfast) and overnight on board
- All entrance fees
- Walking or biking tour up to health’s situation of clients .
Exclusions of the trip
- Beverages/drinks, tourist insurances, tips, personal expenses and any service not mentioned in the Inclusion