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3 Days Can Duoc - My Tho - Cai Be - Long Xuyen with Mien Tay Sampan

Visit: Saigon - Can Duoc - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Saigon

Cruise Overview:

Mien Tay Sampan is designed according to the traditonal 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 equiped 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 chiefcook, 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: Can Duoc - My Tho - Cai Be

  • 08h00, Pick up at hotel in Saigon  then route for Can Duoc. (35km)
  • Then embarking our boat. Depart for Cho Gao.
  • Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery .
  • Arrive in Cho Gao, walking around the local market.
  • In My Tho: Visit the Thoi Son island, 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. Then embarking in Mientay boat (13h00). Lunch on board. Then boat depart for Cai Be, the magnificent sunset on the river. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec (3hrs) - Long Xuyen (6 hrs)

  • 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 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.
  • Lunch on board.
  • The 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

  • 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 the small  arroyos on the island and a biggest crocodile farm in Mekong.
  • Return the boat, lunch on board. Afternoon, disembark at  14h00. Drive back to Saigon about 17h00.
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Inclusion:

  • English/ French speaking guide
  • Round trip of private transfer from/to Saigon
  • 2 nights on private Mien Tay Sampan
  • Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L= lunch; D = diner)
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Government tax & service charge     

Exclusion:

  • Airfares & airport taxes
  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • Visa and visa arrangement
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses 
Mien Tay Sampan is designed according to the traditonal 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 equiped 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 chiefcook, 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.
 
Decks: 2 : Main, Upper (75m2).
Engines: 1 YANMAR
Propulsion: 150 HP( inboard)
Electricity: 220 Volt
Built: 2002
Reservoir: 5.000 litres of water

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