Destination: Ho chi minh -Mytho - Caibe- Sadec - Long xuyen
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Tour code: MCV21
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-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 .
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 Mien Tay 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-Sa Dec-Long Xuyen (B,L,D)
After breakfast . Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
Walking for visit the handicraft village of the local people
Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits
Boat flowing to LONG XUYEN via SADEC, walking for 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 a bonsai garden.and the local market.
Lunch on board.
Cruise continue to Longxuyen.Leisurely cruise up the MekongRiver while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs and sunset cruise.
Dinner and nite on board in LONGXUYEN.
Day 3 : Long Xuyen- HCMC (B,L)
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 our small boat take you to visit of CULAO Ong Ho (museum of the 02nd President of the Viet Nam) and the small arroyos on the island.
Return the boat ,lunch on board. Afternoon, disembark at 13h00. Drive back to HCMC about 18h00. Tour end.
Cost in USD per person based on private cruise, valid until 30 Sep. 2010
No of pax
3 days 2 nights cruise on private boat Mien Tay Sampan
English speaking guide on board
All tour & Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
Mineral water & Cold Towel
Admission fees and permits where applicable
Government taxes and Service Charge
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa in Vietnam Vietnam visa arrangement (upon request visa on arrival at 15 USD, not including stamping fee at 25 USD)
Other personal expenses , soft drink, beer, wine during meals