Cai Be - Sadec - Can Tho by Song Xanh Sampan - 2 days

. Cai be - Sadec - Can Tho - Saigon

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Cai Be - Sadec - Can Tho by Song Xanh Sampan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho

At 8:00 Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be - approximately 2 hours drive south from Saigon (transportation is NOT INCLUDED in the cabin price.
At 10:00 Get welcome onboard.
Upon embarkation on your Song Xanh sampan you will be welcomed by our crew. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of some local home factories where you will be able to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will then proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.
Your sampan will take direction of Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruising upstream on the Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remain unknown to many people. We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will disembark to take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations.
Further on the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit. Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark at the local market place for a guided visit of this charming town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century are numerous. Visit at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong. Huyen Thuy Le, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous novelist.
Back on board your sampan, your lunch will be served while we will be cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages.
Some stops on the banks will be possible to establish contacts with the local population. A visit will be done at a Cao Dai Temple.
Before sunset, we will have our last stop on the banks arranged at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. After being greeted by the owners, we will cater a candlelight dinner for you, an unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere.
After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. We will moor for the night in a quiet place.
Your bed will be ready for your night on the Song Xanh Sampaan.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Song Xanh Sampan

Day 2: Cai Rang floaing Market - Saigon

At around 6:00, your sampan will slowly start cruising.
Your breakfast will be served on board at 07:00 while approaching Cai Rang Floating Market actually still the largest in the whole Mekong delta.
We will pass by countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers… showing an intense activity on the river.
Your cruise journey will end at around 10:00 at Ninh Kieu pier after a visit at Can Tho local market. Drive to Saigon. Drop at your hotel. Tour ends and serve you next time.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price/person 

Song Xanh Sampan

No of Participants
2-3 pax (US$/person) 4 pax up (US$/person)
Low Season (June - Sep) US$270 US$245
High Season (Oct - May) US$285 US$265
Extra Services Unit Rate
Private 4 seats car Saigon - Pier - Saigon (round trip) 1 US$140
Private 7 or 16 seats van Saigon - Pier - Saigon (round trip) 1 US$170

Important information

What's included ?

Price Includes

  • 1 night on Song Xanh Sampan
  • Personalized customer service with 24/7 hotline support
  • Meals during the cruise
  • English speaking guide on board
  • All entrace fees, biking, aperitif
  • Sampan boat ride

Price Excludes

  • Road transfer
  • Drinks and beverage
  • Other services not mentioned above.
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

Children Rates

  • Please contact us for more information

Cancellation Policy

  • More than 30 days prior to check-in: 20% of total rates
  • From 15 to 29 days prior to check-in: 75% of total rates
  • Less than 15 days prior to check-in/No-Show: 100% of total rates

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