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BoatMien Tay Sampan (charter cruise)


Day 1: Embark Sa Dec – Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner)
-07h30am: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for Sa Dec (150km).

-11h00am: arrive Sa Dec, visit Sa Dec town where Marguerite Duras's famous novel Lover was set and made famous by the film L’Amant, the Marguerite Duras story and explore this town.

-Visit the lively Sa Dec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras, Huynh Thuy Le Old House, Kien An Cung, Cao Dai Temple.
-Visit a local garden by walking or biking along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities  as farmers farm their fields & orchards.

-13:00: Embark Mien Tay sampan, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.

-Lunch served on board.
-After lunch, cruise depart from Sa Dec to Cai Be via My Thuan, a nice and quiet  town overlooking Mekong river. Up to river tide, stop en route to visit brickyard handricarft villages a long the Mekong River.

-Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif.

-Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Thia – Hoa Khanh.


Day 2: Cai Be – My Tho (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

-Breakfast on board while seeing activities on Mekong River in Cai Be in the sunrise.

-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.

-After breakfast, explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.

-Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people and sample various tropical fruits.

-Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes more than 40 private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.

-Visit Mekong Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities and preparing lunch for their families.

-Return Mien Tay sampan.

-Lunch served on board.
-After lunch, cruise depart from Cai Be to My Tho via Ngu Hiep island.

-02h30pm: arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.


-Dinner and overnight on board between Ngu Hiep island and My Tho.


Day 3: My Tho - Disembark (Breakfast, Lunch)

-In the morning, the noise of the boats wake you up, watch the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board.

-Continue cruising to My Tho.

-After breakfast, check out luggages to small motor boat to explore one of the islands in My Tho.

-The guests can 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.

-Lunch on board or at restaurant (up to the schedule of Mien Tay Sampan).

-Disembark in My Tho and return to the vehicle.

-Leave My Tho and route for Saigon. END TOUR




Route transfers with driver only, English or French speaking staff 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.



Beverages/drinks, tourist insurances, tips, personal expenses and any service not mentioned in the Inclusion.


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