Built with inspirations from the local traditional sampans having navigated on the rivers for hundreds of years, Mien Tay boats will take you to every little corner of the Mekong Delta with a true sense of pioneering adventure.
Mien Tay boat is built with inspirations from the local traditional sampans that have navigated on the Mekong for hundreds of years. The boat is made of ‘’Sao’’ wood, a variety of oak well appreciated by people who spend all their life working and living on the river.
Designed for a pleasant long cruise, the boat offers 1 well ventilated compartment which could be used as a dining room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for groups of 2 to 16 persons maximum. In addition, there is one kitchen, three restrooms with showers and terrace on deck for the very best view of Mekong River and the delta. Mien Tay Boat is perfect for a small group tour private charter in Mekong Delta.
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Onboard with you is a five-person crew including a captain, a mechanic, a chief, a sailor and a guide, all at your service.
Aboard Mien Tay Boat, you will be amazed at the immensity and infinity of the Mekong. With its small shape and practical design, the Mien Tay can bring you to every little corner of this exotic land with a true sense of discovery and adventure. You will be welcomed by smiling and open hearted people of Mekong Delta and be integrated in local daily life on and around the water.
For your safety and comfort, we are operating a strict non-smoking policy indoors. Smoking is allowed in outside areas only, eg the Sundeck
Safety instruction signs are available in all cabins and public areas. Life jackets are kept in your wardrobe and also in main public areas. In case of emergency, each passenger is requested to proceed at once to the muster stations indicated with signs and await instructions.
Mien Tay boats are equipped with 220 volts, with European and American standard sockets. Other types of electrical adaptors are available upon request.
Bottled water is provided onboard daily. The boats also bring along enough clean fresh water the entire trip.
Visit many highlights of Mekong Delta including: walk on the street of My Tho city and see the life of local people, see Sa Dec city’s vibrant flower farms with a wide variety of flowers, walk between different fruit gardens, taste different fruit types, and visit Cai Be and its lively and busy floating market, watch the restless trades between sampans and boats,..
Experience the life of local southern Vietnamese and local cuisine.
DAY 1 : Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be
Lunch & Dinner
08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.
The guests can walk through the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks.
My Tho city-Mekong
Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board.
Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep.
Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.
Dinner and overnight on board between Ngu Hiep island and Cai Be.
DAY 2 : Cai Be - Sa Dec
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board, then boat depart for Cai Be.
After breakfast, explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.
cai be princess sampan – Mekong
Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
Visit Mekong Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities and preparing lunch for their families.
Return Mien Tay sampan.
Lunch served on board.
After lunch, cruise depart from Cai Be to Sa Dec via My Thuan, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river. Up to river side, stop en route to visit brickyard handricarft villages along the Mekong River.
Sa Dec flower farm-Mekong
Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif.
Dinner and overnight on board in Sa Dec.
DAY 3 : Sa Dec - Saigon
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast on board while seeing activities on Mekong River in Sa Dec in the sunrise.
08h00 disembark and check out luggage, let them on vehicle and start excursion to visit Sa Dec town where Margueritte Duras’s famous novel Lover was set and made famous by the film L’Amant, the Marguerite Duras story and explore this town.
historical house-Marguerite Duras-Mekong
Visit the lively Sa Dec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
Visit a bonsai garden by walking or biking along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms.
10h30 return Saigon by car. Drive to a restaurant in My Tho. Lunch at restaurant.
Prices are in USD, per person.
Hotel / Group
English or French speaking guide on board
Boat cruising featured in the
Program in details
All meals as mentioned (lunch, dinner and breakfast)
Overnight on board
All entrance fees
Walking or biking tour up to health’s situation of clients.
Shuttle bus: Saigon – Cai Be or vice verse
Personal expenses and any service not mentioned in the Inclusion.
Cancellation by Customer
30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged
50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate
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