Cruise the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Chau…

Tour Code : VCMH 04
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Chau Doc
Highlights: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cai Be Floating Market – Chau Doc
Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/ Chau Doc
Tour duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Level: Easy
Group size: Private transfer and share cruise

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho (D)
Bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon as we travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho to embark your boutique ship. We will be served a refreshing welcome drink as the Ship steadily glides along the Mekong. We will bathe in the fading sunset on the balcony followed by a briefing at the lounge. Later, a welcome dinner awaits us. When approaching Cai Be, the ship drops anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide.

Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be Floating Market

Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Chau Doc (B, L, D)
The day – in fact everyday – starts with an invigorating tai-chi lesson on the sundeck, just as the sun begins its gentle glow. Coffee and tea awaits the early bird.
The day’s tour starts with a visit to Cai Be’s boisterous and colorful floating market on board a traditional sampan*. During the languid ride, discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta.

The cruise will halt intermittently to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, we head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before heading to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we cruise to Sa Dec. Upon arrival, we embark a traditional sampan* to tour Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets.
We then board the Ship for a tranquil evening cruise towards Chau Doc. The Ship will moor midstream overnight.
*sampan – a flat bottomed traditional Vietnamese wooden boat

Floating fish farms, Binh Thanh Island

Floating fish farms, Binh Thanh Island

Day 3: Chau Doc – border crossing (B)
Wake up and sip your latte on the sun deck as we arrive in Chau Doc. This marks the end of your journey with the Ship; however, it is only the beginning of your journey with Indochina. Disembark at 10:00 am.

Noted: Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed proposal, we will do our utmost to stick to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. It may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.

Chau Doc

Chau Doc

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Trip Price Included

  • Accommodation based on twin share on cruise
  • Full board meals (Meal Codes are: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All excursions,
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Transportation

Tour excluded

  • The Phnom Penh Port Tax of 65 USD per person

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