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This trip gives you new perspectives on life in the Mekong Delta by visiting of rustic village, meeting of farmers to see them work or to take part in daily activities with local people.
10h30-11h00 A.M: reach the banks of the Mekong Delta in Cai Be. Embark on Le Cochinchine with a welcome drink.
Cycling along the islands of Cai Thia, taking picturesque views of rural activities.
Return on boat. Le Cochinchine sets sails toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river while lunch is served on boat.
At noon: Back on board, lunch is served during a cruise to Sa Dec – a charming village where still traces of French novelist Marguerite Duras.
On arrival, we visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le – the house of the lover of Marguerite Duras which makes you surprised by its original architecture.
After, transfer to the floriculture village and temple of Caodaism.
Return to our boat to savor a foot massage served on the upper deck while enjoying an exotic pre-dinner drink.
Do not forget to take part in the cooking course on board which allows you to try to make the specific dish of the Mekong Delta: “The pumpkin flower stuffed with fish from the Mekong”.
Dinner and night on board.
Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.
Our boat set sails again and cruises along the Mekong while taking in orchards and gardens toward Cai Be. Explore Cai Be floating market on a local boat then visit local coconut and rice sweet factories.
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 may wander in the fruit orchards around the house.
Get off in Cai Be harbour around 11h00 A.M. The cruise concludes.
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