Song Xanh Sampan Cruise

Life on the river - Private Song Xanh Sampan Cruise 2 days

Duration: 1 days 1 night

From US $256.00 $248.00 Tour Enquiry

Life on the river - Private Song Xanh Sampan Cruise 2 days Starting either from Cai Be or Can Tho, our two-day cruises provide deeper insight into life in the Mekong Delta. Stop in Sa Dec, a quaint town at the crossroads of several cultures - Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer and French. Discover homes featuring turn-of-the-century architecture, a reminder of the Indochina of yesteryear as you explore this town which was the setting of Marguerite Duras’ novel and subsequent film, “The Lover”.

PRICE AND BOOKING

Price per person in a double or twin cabin

Tours & PackagesLow Season ( May - Sep)High Season ( Oct - April) 
Cruise Price
Low Season ( May - Sep)$248
High Season ( Oct - April)$271
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Itineraries

Day 1 : HCMC - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho
Be picked up at your hotel at 8:00 am and transfer to Cai Be by road. Begin cruising from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am. From the sampan,  observe  life  as  it  plays  out  on  shore  -  people  going  about  their  daily  activities  against  picturesque  landscapes  -  while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit. Before arriving at Sa Dec, stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, pass monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit a Cao Dai temple.Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the  highlights  of  the  charming  town,  the  ancient  house  of  Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a  narrow  canal  teeming  with  life.  Explore  the  countryside  surroundings by local rowboat.Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house (a “Nha Co” in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will  welcome  you  and  a  candlelit  dinner  is  served  in  this  authentic countryside setting.After dinner return on board while the Song Xanh continues its cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.

Day 2 : Can Tho - HCMC
Wake  up  early  at  6:00  am  for  a  visit  to  the  famous  Cai  Rang  Floating Market which operates daily starting from 5:00 am.Breakfast  is  served  on  board  while  the  Song  Xanh  navigates  towards  the  market  among  local  barges  loaded  down  with  fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos. Continue cruising towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty. Car transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City

 

Inclusion

  • Private transfer from Saigon to Cai Be
  • Private 2-day cruise overnighting aboard Song Xanh Sampan
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch served on board
  • 1 candlelit dinner including a bottle of wine for 2 persons at an ancient house
  • Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • “xuong” rowboat rides
  • Crew assistance

Exclusion

  • Individual travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages not specified in above program
  • Tips for crew and tour guide
  • Any expenses not clearly indicated in above program

Tour brief

  • Day 1 : HCMC - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho
  • Day 2 : Can Tho - HCMC

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