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3-day private cruise on the Authentic Mekong sampan allows us to discover green island and flower village, go for a walk on the footpaths of the countryside, enjoy tropical fruit orchards and local people’s daily activities on the island.
Arrival at the Mekong Delta at the end of the morning, around 10h30-11h00 A.M.
Discovery trip on a junk to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence, where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to you to discover the sublime interior and to cross the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.
Cruise direction to the artisan factories of rice and coconut products: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, sweets made from coconut milk.
Embarkation on Authentic Mekong with a welcome cocktail.
Lunch on board while the barge sails on the wide river in the direction of Cai Thia.
Cycling along the Cai Thia islands, taking picturesque views of the rural activities of local life.
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 board in Sa Dec.
Rising up early for another nice day. We contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on boat.
Visit of a brickyard at the entrance of the Sa Dec city. Then, we continue to the lively Sa Dec market followed by a pleasant stroll in the direction of the old house of Mr. L’Amant, the school of Trưng Vương where the mother of Marguerite Duras was a teacher.
Discover the temple of Caodaism and the gardens of flowers and bonsai where you will find many kinds of flowers and bonsai planted in Sa Dec “garden of Cochinchine in the 19th century”.
Back to our boat. Lunch on board while the boat takes the cruise toward Long Xuyen through the inverted channel of Lap Vo which is bordered by magnificent scenery along the banks: flower and vegetable gardens, floating fish farms, as well as river activities…
A short walk to visit a crocodile farm where you will see the process of booking crocodiles, from very large to very small.
Back to the boat to sip an exotic aperitif at sunset on the upper deck and enjoy a traditional foot massage.
Dinner and overnight on board in Long Xuyen.
After breakfast on board, a local boat takes you to the floating market of Long Xuyen, certainly the most authentic delta. The boats on which fruit and vegetables clump together cluster on the waters to trade from the first light of day.
Walking or cycling through the villages of Ong Ho Island which will allow you to understand the life of the local inhabitants, as well as visit the museum of 2nd Vietnamese President Ton Duc Thang.
Disembark for your departure around 11h00. End of our services with unforgettable memories of the Mekong.
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