Mekong day trip on Caibe princess junk: Caibe - Vinh long-
Destination: Ho chi minh - Caibe - Vinh long
Duration: 1 day
Tour code: MCV16
Sampans "Cai Be Princess" (I, II, III, IV, V) :
Capacity 30 pax / Dimensions: 13m long x 2.8m wide / ideal for small groups or individual travellers - Daily Private chartered cruises (no join-in) from 1 up to 3 days (with overnight at local houses).
Sampans "Mekong Princess" (I & II)
Capacity 45 pax / Dimensions: 15m long x 3m wide / ideal for groups, equipped with toilets on board - Daily Private chartered Cruises (special itineraries possible on request).
All boats are built with designs and styles reflecting true authentic ancient “sampans”, using materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood
In this respect, we have developped a range of products, activities and projects that:
- Minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts.
- Generates economic benefits for local people, enhances the community and improves working conditions. Involves local people in the decision-making process.
- Contributes to the conservation of the environment and cultural heritage.
- Provides an enjoyable tourism experience and opportunity for tourists to meet locals.
- Provides tourists with a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues. Provides access for physically challenged tourists.
- Promotes respect between tourists and hosts, while building locals’ confidence.
Caibe day trip ( L )
Morning pick up you at 7:30 am transfer to Cai Be where you will embank the “ Caibe princess” sampan. . We start cruise from Vinh Longdeparting from pier in front of Cuu Long hotel at around 10.30am the latest. Upon embarkation, clients are welcomed with fresh cotton towels. The cruise starts crossing the wide Co Chien River, one the largest arm of the MekongRiver. We will enter Dong Phu canal, passing along An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuc islands famous for their fruits orchards plantations. Our first stop will be made at Tam Ho bonsais garden. We will proceed the cruise on a very narrow canal to have a closer observation of the beautiful landscapes and luxuriant vegetation. These evergreen islands among the MekongRiver bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people. We will reach Cai Be, cruising through the colorful floating market among local boats carrying all kind of fruits and vegetables. You sampan will proceed to Phu An hamlet passing by ancient Cai Be church overlooking the river. A stop on the way at local home factories will allow you to discover how rice paste is made as well as rice and coco candies. A delicious lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards. After a short walk along a beautiful canal, the excursion will end at around 4pm at Ba Bon Bridge where your own private transportation vehicle will await you. Transfer bach Ho chi minh city. Dropp off at your hotel. End of tour.
Cost in USD per person based on private cruise, valid until 30 Oct.2010