Mien Tay sampan is designed according to the traditonal sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 20 m and wide of 4 m , made of ‘’Sao’’ wood, a variety of oak, very resistant to water, well appreciated by people who spend all their life working and living on water.
For a pleasant and long cruise in comfortable conditions, the sampan is equiped 5 cabins twin with 1 well ventilated compartment which could be used as a diner room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for group of 2 to 16 persons maximum; besides one kitchen, three restrooms with showers, one terrace on the deck, a five- person- crew included the captain, one mechanic, the chiefcook, one sailor and one guide, are at your service .
Passengers on Mien Tay will be amazed and integrated in their discovery of landscapes, of local daily life, of smiling and open hearted people of the Delta and of aquatic life anywhere they go with the sampan.
Decks 2 : Main, Upper (75m2).
Engines 1 YANMAR
Propulsion 150 HP( inboard)
Electricity 220 Volt
Reservoir 5.000 litres of water
Day 1 : Can Duoc-Cho Gao-My Tho-Cai Be (L,D).
08h00 ,Pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for Can Duoc.(35km)
Then embarking our boat .Depart for Cho Gao .
Leisurely cruise down the MekongRiver while enyoying the beautiful scenery .
Arrive in Chogao.walking around the local market .
In My Tho. Visit the Thoi Son island ,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 .Then embarking in Mientay boat(13h00).Lunch on board.
Then boat depart for Cai Be, the magnificent sunset on the river .Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 2 : Cai Be-Mytho-HCM (B,L)
After breakfast. Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits .Lunch on board.
After lunch (12h00) boat return My Tho then disembark and route for Saigon .Transfer to hotel. (17h00). End of tour.
Cost in USD per person based on private cruise, valid until 30 Sep. 2010
No of pax
2 days cruise on private boat Mien Tay Sampan
English/ French speaking guide on board
Round trip of private transfer from Saigon
Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)