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Private Mien Tay Sampan Cruise

Category: Mekong Delta Cruises

Duration: 2 & 3 days

Depart From: Ho Chi Minh City Return To: Ho Chi Minh City

Price from 225 $US

Mien Tay Boat - Mekong adventure

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.
 

The boat

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.
 

The cabins

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.
For a closer look of Mien Tay boat, please click here
 

The crew

Onboard with you is a five-person crew including a captain, a mechanic, a chief, a sailor and a guide, all at your service.
 

Onboard experience

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.
 

Onboard information

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.
 

CRUISE PROGRAMS OF MIEN TAY BOAT

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT CRUISE  (CHARTER ONLY) INCLUDED ROUTE TRANSFERS:
PROGRAM 01:          MY THO-CAI BE (MT/CB2)
PROGRAM 02:          CAIBE-MY THO (MT/CB2 VICE-VERSA)
PROGRAM 03:          CAI BE-SA DEC (CB/SD2)
PROGRAM 04:          SA DEC-CAI BE (CB/SD2 VICE-VERSA)
 
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS CRUISE (CHARTER ONLY) INCLUDED ROUTE TRANSFERS:
PROGRAM 05:          MY THO-CAI BE-SA DEC (MT/SD3)
PROGRAM 06:          SADEC-CAI BE-MY THO (MT/SD3 VICE-VERSA)
PROGRAM 07:          CAI BE-SA DEC-LONG XUYEN (CB/LX3)
PROGRAM 08:          LONG XUYEN-SA DEC-CAI BE (CB/LX3 VICE-VERSA)
PROGRAM 09:          MY THO-CAI BE-VINH LONG-TRA ON-CAN THO (MT/CT3)
PROGRAM 10:          CAN THO-TRA ON-VINH LONG-CAI BE-MY THO (MT/CT3 VICE-VERSA)

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec (Lunch, Dinner)

Mien Tay Sampan Cruise Mekong

07h30: Pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for Cai Be (120km).

10h00: Arrive Cai Be, small motor boat trip to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.

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 29 private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10.000 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.

Embark Mien Tay sampan, welcome drink and check in 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.

Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif .

Dinner and overnight on board in Sa Dec.

 

Day 2: Sa Dec - Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch)

Meals at Mien Tay Sampan Cruise Mekong RiverEarly wake up to enjoy sunrise on the river. Breakfast on board, then a small boat will take you to explore Long Xuyen. Floating markets are a feast for colors, smells and tastes, and they gather together countryside people for sharing goods and news from families living often in remote places: an authentic Vietnamese culture experience .
Bike ride on the footpaths of the countryside of Islet Ong Ho to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's activities. Mekong Delta’s countryside is a network of small tracks linking small villages and remote farms and houses together, which go through lush vegetation and cross small bridges. Nearly everywhere is an opportunity to stop for an enthusiastic welcome by local people and kids, a picture of the nature
Return to HCMC or to another destination.

End of the cruise.

 

Prices (Prices are per person and in US dollar, applied in 2017)


Group size

2 persons

3 - 4 persons

5 – 6 persons

7 – 8 persons

9 – 10 persons

11 – 12 persons

13 – 16 persons

Price

225

175

168

157

148

138

130

 

Services included:

  • 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.

Services excluded:

  • Shuttle bus: Saigon – Cai Be or vice verse: 30 USD/ person/ 1 way route
  • Air-conditioning
  • Beverages/drinks
  • Tourist insurances
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses and any service not mentioned in the Inclusion.

 

Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner)

Horse carting in Ngu Hiep Island08h00: 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 throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks.

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 enyoying 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)

 Cai Be floating market, Mekong DeltaIn 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.

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.

Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif.

Dinner and overnight on board in Sa Dec.

 

Day 3: Sa Dec - Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch)

Bonsai garden, SaDecBreakfast on board while seeing activities on Mekong River in Sa Dec in the sunrise.

08h00 disembark and check out luggages, 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.

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.

End of services

 

Prices (Prices are per person and in US dollar, applied in 2017)

Group size

2 persons

3 - 4 persons

5 – 6 persons

7 – 8 persons

9 – 10 persons

11 – 12 persons

13 – 16 persons

Price

368

299

250

226

206

192

182

 

Services included:

  • 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.

Services excluded:

  • Shuttle bus: Saigon – Cai Be or vice verse
  • Air-conditioning
  • Beverages/drinks
  • Tourist insurances
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses and any service not mentioned in the Inclusion.

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