4 Days Mekong Delta Cruising with Mien Tay Sampan

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4 Days Mekong Delta Cruising with Mien Tay Sampan

Visit: Saigon - Can Duoc - Cho Gao - My Tho - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Cho Moi - Cao Lanh - My Thuan

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 - Cho Gao - My Tho - Cai Be (L, D)

  • 08h00 ,transfer from hotel in Saigon to the quay. Boarding the Mien Tay 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 Cai Be. 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 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.
  • 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 - 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 (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. Drive back to Saigon. About 17h00 tour end.

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person

Cabin

Private Boat

2 - 3 Pax

4 - 6 Pax

7 - 9 Pax

10 - 15 Pax

Rate per pax

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Inclusion:

  • English/ French speaking guide
  • Round trip of private transfer from/to Saigon
  • 3 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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