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Travel Long Xuyen to Sa Dec To Cai Be with Authentic Mekong Sampan 3 Days/2 Nights


Authentic Mekong Sampan

AuAuthentic Mekong Sampan Cruisethentic Mekong sampan is designed according to the traditonal sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 23.0 m and wide of 4 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 with a 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, couchettes with showers, one terrace on the deck, a five- person- crew included the captain, one mechanic, the chief cook, one sailor and one guide, are at your service .

Passengers on Authentic Mekong 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.


Cruising with Authentic Mekong

Authentic Mekong allows a wide range ofAuthentic Mekong Sampan Cruise routes throughout the Delta, as it can sail on waterways usually inaccessible to most cruising boats. It perfectly lends itself to tailor-made journeys, in accordance with travelers’ wishes or for special occasions. On board Authentic Mekong passengers get a genuine insight into the Delta. Cruises result from a spacious setting of a river barge inspired in tradition and an authentic way of exploring the Mekong Delta. Authentic Mekong brings you upclose this unique natural environment and gives you a glimpse at the lives of local people. An enchanting voyage in strict privacy immersed in the life of an exceptional river.

 

Technical characteristics

  • Date of conception: Oct 2010
  • Length: 23.00 m
  • Width: 4 m
  • Bedding: 2 sampans of 16 couchettes, 32passengers in total
  • Capacity: 16 passengers each boat
  • Engine: ISUZU 120 CV
  • Speed during the cruise: 15 km/h Authentic Mekong Sampan Cruise
  • Electricity on board: 220 volt, standard continental plugs


Facilities

  • Lower deck: Couchettes, Kitchen
  • Upper deck: Restaurant, Bar, Terraces at the stern and at the bow
  • Adjoined to the boat: Bicycles, Motorised row boat


Services on board

  • Crew: 5people including 1 cruise guide, 1 captain, 1 chef
  • Languages spoken on board: English, French
  • Food: Local food
  • Beverages: Local wine, French wine and Australian wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks, teas and coffees (drinks not included in packages)
  • Passengers services: Foot Massage
  • Activities: Cycling, Walking

Cruise Itinerary

 

DAY 1: SAI GON - CAI BE - SA DEC (L,D)

Embark Authentic Mekong Cruise and welcome drink  around11h30 morning. We take a morning junk  trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Then, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.Authentic Mekong Cruise boat set sails torward Sadec while luch is served.We embark on Caithia for a pleasure wark /bike on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities in Mythuan island.Authentic Mekong Cruise moor midstream for the night in Sadec. Diner and overnight on board.


DAY 2: SA DEC - LAP VO - LONG XUYEN (B,L,D)

Rising up early for another nice day we  contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. We take small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river, then go to the heart of Saded town to visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village and local industries. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Cruise set sails  through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner and while Authentic Mekong Cruise  cruises towards Longxuyen


DAY 3: LONG XUYEN DEPATURE (B)

Breakfast on board. Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Culao OngHo – a small island by the Mekong river enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load.  See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to board and have welcome back drink. Check out and disembark for your departure

Cruise Itinerary

 

DAY 1: LONG XUYEN - LAP VO - SA DEC  (L,D)

Embark on our  Authentic Mekong Cruise and enjoy a welcome drink at 11: 30
Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods.Visit Culao OngHo a small  Island in Longxuyen   and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load.  See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Cruise set sails  through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Embark to explore blossoming bonsai and flowers garden and  Caodai temple.Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner and while Authentic Mekong Cruise  cruises towards Sadec.Authentic Mekong Cruise drops anchor for the night.  Diner et overnight on boat


DAY 2: SA DEC - BINH HOA PHUOC - CAI BE (B,L,D)        

Rising up early for another nice day we  contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
A small boat take us to visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river. Authentic Mekong Cruise leisure cruise down to Binh Hoa Phuoc island  luch is served on route. Afternoon we take a boat ride to visit Binh Hoa Phuoc with opportunity to marvel at beautiful islands with enderless waterway and arroyos. We enjoy the lush vegetation while cycling across the island and meet with people and get insight into local life. Return on boat with a rest on the deck enjoying the sunset on sundeck. The crew serves dinner while the Authentic Mekong Cruise  is cruising.  Authentic Mekong Cruise sets anchor in for the night. Overnight on boat.


DAY 3:  CAI BE DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast on the boat. We take a morning junk  trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.  Back to our boat and enjoy welcome back drink. Check out and disembark.
 
Price per person in US$
Group
2 Pax
3 - 4 Pax
5 - 6 Pax
7 - 8 Pax
9 - 10 Pax
11 - 12 Pax
13 - 18 Pax
Option 1
495
395
375
335
315
275
265
Option 2
455
355
335
295
270
235
225
 

Trip Included:

  • Private boat
  • 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated* accompanied by English and or/ French speaking guide
  • 2-night on board
  • Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and Cruise boat rides
  • Services of crews during the cruise on board
  • Road transportation
  • 1 Complimentary foot massage
  • Sunset cocktails

Trip Excluded:

  • Land transportation from/to Saigon
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Service not mentioned

NOTES:

  • Infants under 5 years old are free of charge.
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old sharing cabin with their parents get a 50% discount

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