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Mystic Sampan - Cần Thơ's floating market 07: 00 - 09: 45

Visit: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Can Tho

Mystic Sampan Cruise Overview:

17m Mystic sampans, 26-30 passengers

The 17m, 56'-long Mystic sampans accommodate 26 and some of them up to 30 passengers, seated at their tables with a buffet service for breakfast, or even for a service at the table on the occasion of a lunch or dinner. The roof is made of light Thốt Nốt bamboo thatch, and the sampan provides warm lighting for a party cruising at night. We brought attention to every detail, down to drawing the power lines in copper tubes according to the best marine tradition.

The main deck is built very low on the water so as to allow the passengers a level access to the sellers and buyers at the floating market, in comfort and with utmost stability even in high wind. The hull was designed for speed and shallow draft, the framework is rugged and strong to fend into the floating market and offers a wide view to the outside, whether sitting or standing, and the inside volume allows the passengers to stand and move freely around the sampan.
Breakfast is available as soon as the sampan departs at 7 a.m from the Can Tho old market. It blends some vietnamese tasty dishes like banh bao, banh cuon and the Western menu with home-baked breads, chocolate breads, croissants, croque-monsieurs, ham, cheese, sausages, crepes, and grilled tomatoes. For drinks, we offer hot tea, milk, coffee, juices, mineral water and fruits for the dessert.

During breakfast, you can enjoy the scenery of local daily life on the banks comfortably, thanks to the broad view and the spacious accommodation on the Mystic sampan.

After the breakfast, the Mystic sampan cruises into the heart of Cai Rang floating market. There you will see a maze of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables or groceries for trading. You may also join the market by calling for fruits or a drink.
Leaving the floating market, the Mystic sampan takes you to a husking factory where you have a chance to discover how rough rice is made into white rice in Vietnam. Or we may pay a visit to a local ochard instead for fresh fruits. Then the Mystic cruises back to Can Tho city to arrive at the old market before 10 a.m.

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person

Sunset

Prices

Private (Mystic 16)

$105 + $ 20/pax

Private (Mystic 30)

$140 + $ 20/pax

Join-in 1-4 pax

$ 42/pax

Join-in 5 Pax +

$ 36/pax

Inclusion:

  • Home-baked bread, croissants, chocolate bread;
  • Butter, jam and honey;
  • French-style crèpes;
  • Fruit, yoghurt;
  • Ham, cheese, hot-dog sausages, croque-monsieurs, grilled tomatoes;
  • Salad: tomatoes, cucumber, salad;
  • Vietnamese: Bánh cuốn, bánh bao;
  • Hot tea, coffee, cocoa;
  • Fruit juices.

Also available on board (at a premium): Cocktails, alcohols, beer

17m Mystic sampans, 26-30 passengers

The 17m, 56'-long Mystic sampans accommodate 26 and some of them up to 30 passengers, seated at their tables with a buffet service for breakfast, or even for a service at the table on the occasion of a lunch or dinner. The roof is made of light Thốt Nốt bamboo thatch, and the sampan provides warm lighting for a party cruising at night. We brought attention to every detail, down to drawing the power lines in copper tubes according to the best marine tradition.

The main deck is built very low on the water so as to allow the passengers a level access to the sellers and buyers at the floating market, in comfort and with utmost stability even in high wind. The hull was designed for speed and shallow draft, the framework is rugged and strong to fend into the floating market and offers a wide view to the outside, whether sitting or standing, and the inside volume allows the passengers to stand and move freely around the sampan.

A toilet cabinet and stylish washbasin are available at the aft, extending the comfort of a hotel room throughout the excursion, making short cruises available to elderly passengers or l en join-inarger, inexperienced groups.

The large sampans were designed for short-to-average leisure stroll in mind, yet have proven very efficient in middle-range cruising, being able to reach with a full party from Cần Thơ to Cái Bè in half a day.
 

Mystic Cái Răng, 13m, 16 passengers

The 13m, 42'-long Mystic Cái Răng comfortably accommodates 16 passengers, free to stand and move around the sampan to the aft and buffet, or sit at their table to taste their breakfast. It follows the traditional shape of the floating market carriers, yet is open enough for everyone to enjoy the sights freely.

The whole hull and framework are made of wood and built according to tradition, making the Mystic Cái Răng into a multi-purpose sampan, designed for buffet and service, but also fit as a heavy-duty shuttle or as the carrier for kayaking parties.

Its flat, low-shape bow and flanks allows even elder passengers to board the sampan and disembark at unprepared banks, making it easy to face program changes and pick up the party or bring it to shore at unscheduled places.

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