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Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho Cruise by Le Cochinchine 3 Days/2 Nights

Le Cochinchine Cruise MekongGeneral Information

Conceived as the traditional rice-barges that fill the Mekong waterways, Le Cochinchine is an elegant and delightful river boat that promises a peaceful and highly comfortable journey along the many canals of the Mekong Delta. All dressed-up in shiny wood, it perfectly fits in the amazing surrounding landscapes one takes pleasure in contemplating while lazing on the upper deck. Thanks to a utterly caring crew, travelers will enjoy a high quality personalised service. On board Le Cochinchine, time seems to have stopped to transport travelers to a magical world.


Cruising with Le Cochinchine 7 cabins

Le Cochinchine cruises up-close the wonders of the Mekong Delta. Journeys give travelers an authentic insight into the life of this amazing area and it inhabitants, regulated by the river flow. Cruises on board Le Cochinchine are a genuine exploration filled with discoveries and encounters in a delightful and highly comfortable setting aboard a flamboyant river barge.

Le Cochinchine Cruise Mekong
Location

Places Mekong Delta (Cai Be, Sa Dec, Cho Lach, Tra On, Can
Tho, Long Xuyen, Chau Doc, etc.)

Base station Cái Bè, Tiền Giang Province

Distance from/to Ho Chi Minh City 120 km

Distance from /to HCM International Airport 130 km

Transportation Shuttle bus from/to Ho Chi Minh; private transfers on request (not included in the cruising package)


Technical Characteristics

Date of conception 2007

Length 27,3 m Width 5,5 m Number of cabins 7
Capacity 15 passengers Engine YANMAR 240 CV Speed during the cruise 10 km/h
Electricity on board 220 volt, standard continental plugs, adapters on request

 

Facilities

Lower deck 4 cabins
Kitchen

Upper deck 3 cabins Restaurant Bar
Terraces at the stern and at the bowLe Cochinchine Cruise Mekong

Solarium Lounge chairs with mattresses and pillows

Annexes Bicycles
Motorised row boat


Accommodation

Double cabins (double beds and twin beds), single cabins, possible connected cabins
Individual Air con
Fan
Lockers
En-suite bathroom with:
Shower, bowl sink
WC

Bath linen and toiletries


Services on board

Crew 5 people including 1 cruise manager / guide, 1 captainLe Cochinchine Cruise Mekong,
1 chef

Languages spoken on board English, French

Food Delicate array of Asian dishes, international influences

Beverages Selection of famous French, Italian and Australian wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks, teas and coffees (drinks not included in packages)

Passengers services Foot Massage (complimentary)


Activities

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Visiting place
  • Motorised row boat excursions

Departure Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Cruise Itinerary

 

DAY 1: CAI BE - MY THUAN - SA DEC(L,D)

11.00-11.30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink. LeCochinchine continues sets sails to Caithia while lunch is served on boat.

Embark on  a lovely cycling excursion  on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity  meet with people and get insight into Delta life .  Visit Caodai temple on the way to My Thuan.

Continue our cruise toward Sadec, a nice and quiet  town overlooking Mekong river. Visit the lively Sadec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.

Walks along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities  as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms. Back to our boat for a cruise down stream. Relax on boat while sipping  an aperitif.

Dinner and overnight on board 


DAY 2: CAI THIA - VINH LONG - TRA ON (B,L,D)

Breakfast on board on the Mekong. Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and go for walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.

Visit of old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Co Chien. Lunch served on board.

Embark on  a  pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm  and sample seasonal fruits.

Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit river. Dinner and night on board.
 

DAY 3: TRA ON - CAN THO DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals. 

Transfer to Cai Rang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
 
11.00 Disembark in Can Tho. The cruise concludes.  

Departure Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Cruise Itinerary

 

DAY 1: CAN THO - TRA ON(L,D)

12.00-12.30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Transfer on a local boat to  explore the CaiRang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards. LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Tra On. Lunch served on board.
 
 Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Visits of the fruit farm and walks amongst pleasant villages on the footpaths of the countryside. Opportunity to  meet with  local people.

Boarding back at with an aperitif while enjoying the magnificent sunset on the Mangthit canal and Nicola river. Dinner and overnight on board 

 

DAY 2: VINH LONG - MY THUAN - SA DEC (B,L,D)

Breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong. Walks /cycle amongst the lush vegetation to visit the fruit farm , the handicraft villages  and meet with  local people. Le Cochinchine set sails again to Sadec while lunch is served on board.

Visit busy Sadec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras. Walks along the village path and acquaintance with rural activities  as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, vegetable farms,  fish farms.   
Boarding back at with an aperitif while cruising down to Cai Thia. Dinner and overnight on board .


DAY 3: CAI BE DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast  on boat in the morning. Cycling  on the bank of the peninsula for a visit of the gardens and orchards. LeCochinchine continues its cruise toward Cai Be.

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.

11 h00-11h30 Disembark in Caibe. The cruise concludes.
Price per person in US$
Cabin

Joining boat

2 Pax

3 - 7 Pax

8 - 12 Pax

Single

Double/ Twin

445

405

390

235
 

NOTES:

  • Child age 2-12 years old: 50% of adult when sharing cabin with parents.

  • Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.

  • Surcharge 20% on December 24, December 31, Ave of Lunar New Year

 

Trip Included:

  • Return city transfer
  • One welcome cocktail
  • English /French-speaking guide on board
  • Accommodation on board.
  • Meal as mentioned during the cruise ( B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Biking gear/ Bicycle available on board for sightseeing
  • Taxes and Services charge.
  • Aperitif

Trip Excluded:

  • Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia.
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.

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