Mien Tay Sampan from My Tho to Cai Be to Long Xuyen to My Thuan
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Routes: Saigon - Can Duoc - Cho Gao - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Cho Moi - Cao Lanh - My Thuan - 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 – Can Duoc – Cho Gao – My Tho – Cai Be (L, D)
08h00, transfer from hotel in Saigon to the quay. Boarding the MIENTAY boat. Then depart for My Tho via Can Duoc and Cho Gao.
14h30 Arrive Cho Gao. Lunch on board
Walking around the Cho Gao market explore the daily life of the local people
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery. 16h30 Arrive in My Tho. Walking for visit the Thoison Island and take a paddle boat though the small canals.enjoy the tropical fruits.
Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the TIEN river.
18h00 Boat flowing for Caibe. Dinner and nite on board
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
Boat flowing to LONG XUYEN via SADEC, 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.
Lunch on board.
Cruise continue to Longxuyen.Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs and sunset cruise.
Dinner and Nite on board in LONGXUYEN.
Day 3: Long Xuyen – Cho Moi (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, then our small boat take you to visit of CU LAO Ong Ho (museum of the 02 nd president of the Viet Nam ), and a biggest crocodile farm in the mekong.Lunch on board.
Afternoon continue to cruise to Cho Moi stop somewhere on the river for sightseeing and enjoying with the local peoples.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Cho Moi – Cao Lanh – My Thuan – Saigon (B, L)
In the morning, boat flowing to CAO LANH, Visit traditional sugar plant, walking for a visit to the local village, and some local families especially on the rice field with local farmer.
Lunch on board and then boat continue to MY THUAN, disembark at 14h00
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