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Authentic 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.
Embark on our Authentic Mekong sampan around 11:00A.M and enjoy a welcome drink.
Transfer by a local boat to visit Long xuyen floating market which is undoubtedly the most authentic of the Mekong Delta. Back to boat to have lunch.
Visit Ong Ho Island, a small island in Long xuyen, enjoy the scenery and walk/ cycle to visit villages on the island. 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. Visit the museum of 2nd Vietnamese President Ton Duc Thang.
A short walk to visit a crocodile farm where you will see the process of booking crocodiles, from very large to very small.
Come back to our boat to enjoy traditional herbal foot massage.
Dinner while the boat cruises toward Sa dec.
Authentic Mekong sampan drops anchor for the night. Overnight on boat.
Rising up early for another nice day. We contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
A new day of discovery begins with the visit of a brickworks at the entrance of the Sadec city. The local boat will take you to the heart of the city where you will visit the local market of Sa Dec, the old house of Mr.Huỳnh Thủy Lê (Mr.L’Amant), Trung Vuong primary school which was the workplace of Marguerite Duras’s mother, the temple of Caodaism-a new religion of the South Western Vietnam, walk in the flowers and bonsai of the city.
Back to Authentic sampan for lunch on board.
Our boat continues its journey on the river Tien towards My thuan where you will take a bike ride along the islands of Cai thia to the island of Binh hoa phuoc, through the fruit orchards and fruit gardens.
Back to the boat, leisure time at sunset on the upper deck.
Participation of a cooking class that allows you to try to prepare the typical dish of the Mekong Delta: “the pumpkin flower stuffed with Mekong That Lat fish”.
Dinner and overnight on boat.
Breakfast on the boat.
Check-out Le Cochinchine boat, say “goodbye” to our friendly staff, we transfer you by a local boat for exploring Cai be floating market,local pop-rice, coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
We continue 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.
Disembark in Cai be around 11:00 A.M. End of our services.
Prices are in USD, per person.
|Hotel / Group||2 guests||3~4 guests||5~6 guests||7~8 guests||9~12 guests||Single surcharge|
• 3 days/ 2 nightsprivate cruiseon Authentic Mekong boat.
• English or French speaking guide.
• Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
• Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
• Biking and sampan boat rides.
• Services of crews during the cruise on board.
• 1 complimentary foot massage on board.
• Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif).
• Visa approval in Vietnam
• Travel insurance
• Roundtrip transportation HCM City – Mekong
• Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
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