Mien Tay Sampan from Saigon to My Tho to Cai Be to Long Xuyen
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Routes: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Saigon
Mien Tay sampan is designed according to the traditional sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 22 m and wide of 4, 50 m, made of ‘’Sao’’ wood, a variety of oak, very resistant to water, 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 equipped 5 cabins twin with 1 well ventilated compartment which could be used as a diner room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for group of 2 to 16 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 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 – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (B, L, D)
After breakfast, explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
Walking for visit the handicraft village of the local people.
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.
Boat flowing to Long Xuyen via Sa Dec, walking for visit Sadec town where Margueritte Duras’s famous novel Lover was set and made famous by the film L’Amant, the Marguerite Duras story and explore this town. Visit a bonsai garden.and the local market.
Cruise continue to Long Xuyen. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs and sunset cruise.
Dinner and nite on board in Long Xuyen.
Day 3: Long Xuyen – Saigon (B, L)
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, then our small boat take you to visit of Cu Lao Ong Ho (museum of the 02nd President of the Vietnam) and the small arroyos on the island and a biggest crocodile farm in Mekong.
Check out, disembark and return to vehicle at Long Xuyen pier.
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 18.00.
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