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Mekong Queen Sampan Homestay 2 days

Cai Be, Vietnam
2 Days
30
$191.00

Mekong Queen Sampan Homestay 2 days

$191.00
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Mekong Queen Sampan Homestay 2 days

Mekong Queen – Brings you closer to local life in Mekong Delta. The first impression of Mekong Queen would be the boat’s special design, from the bamboo roof to the wooden floor, which places you completely in natural comfort. Featuring many different excursions, the Mekong Queen will surely take you to visit Delta’s most stunning sites and interact with local people. The cruise provide not only tours into numerous canals and arroyos but also cycling excursion around the harsh road through local villages and along the river.

Mekong Queen Sampan – Homestay 2 days by Mekong Queen

Let us give you more time to explore the mystery side of Mekong Delta in 2 days trip with Mekong Queen. Staying in local house with local people, Visiting the fruit farms and taking a walk through pleasant villages on the footpaths of the countryside are only few activities that will bring you the best experiences in Mekong Delta. More interesting and memorable things are waiting for you in this journey.

Trip Highlights

  • Walk around the orchard to get to know what the main contribution to the economy of local family is based on.
  • A traditional music show, called Tai Tu will be performed by the locals after dinner in a quiet Bonsai garden while hot green tea will be served by your hosts.
  • Continue the excursion to the handicraft village to visit a ceramic tile factory, a tofu and fish sauce factory, a blacksmith’s,…

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Saigon - Cai Be

6:30 pick up from your hotel in Saigon. Drive to Cai Be (transportation is NOT INCLUDED in the cabin price).

On arrival in Cai Be, boarding your charming wooden boat, the Mekong Queen to visit the colorful Cai Be Floating Market, one of the many well-known and the biggest floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam, which was formed during the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the local’s life in the Mekong region. All the goods are transported to the market by boats. The floating market lies in the Tien (Upper) river, and is divided into two parts: buying and selling places. Rafts and boats are anchored along the two sides of the river for kilometers. From the floating market, goods are shifted for selling at inland markets or small boats take them for delivery along canals in the Plain of Reeds. Approximately 400 to 500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables, and other products are anchored here and make it very busy from 05:00 am in the morning until late in the afternoon. Traders live on the river and some link their lives with boats like their mobile houses for generations. The products are hung on a pole in front of the boat to attract customers and it is also easier for customers to see the products they want to buy from a far and no need to go from one boat to another to save their time.

After the Cai Be floating market, you will then continue the cruise to a local factory to visit and learn how pop rice, pop corn, rice paper and coconut candies are made. You also have an opportunity to taste these products, served with hot green tea. Returning to the Mekong Queen for a 50 minute cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep island and discover the beautiful and peaceful sceneries together with the typical life of the region along the Mekong river. Stops for visits and photos taken can be made during the excursion.

Taking a 10 minute walk through a local village and fruit gardens, you will be able to stop at a local family scaled Longan process factory, where you have another opportunity to take photo of and interact with the so friendly and hard working local people before coming to an old Mandarin house, built hundred years ago and it is where at least four generations of the family have been living. A so delicious Vietnamese lunch will be served by the owner, Mrs. Kiet. One of the highlights after lunch is to walk around the orchard to get to know what the main contribution to the economy of her family is based on.

Return to the Mekong Queen by walking or taking a small rowing Sampan for another 50 minute cruise on the main river and canals to Mr. Mai Quoc Nam family to visit the orchard and have a talk with the family about the economic growth of the family itself and of the Mekong region. An optional one hour cycling tour to Mr. Sau Giao family to visit his famous Bonsai garden, which he has spent his whole life to train and take care of, then you will have another opportunity to try snake wine and the others while enjoying seasonal fruit.

Back to one of the local families to do check in your home stay, then the balance of the day will be at leisure on your own or take a walk around the village yourselves for more discovery of the area before dinner. The family will be your host for this evening and tell you more about the typical life in the Mekong region. Another option is to go down the kitchen for part of the cooking class if you wish. A traditional music show, called Tai Tu will be performed by the locals after dinner in a quiet Bonsai garden while hot green tea will be served by your hosts. Over night at the local house.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local House

After breakfast, you start walking on a small trail along the river to see the daily life of the locals, and visit the village market which is just held early in the morning for the so busy farmers to buy things for the day. The market is also a place where you can interact with and take photo of the locals.

Afterwards, you bid farewell to your hosts and take your morning boat trip to Vinh Long. Stop on the way to visit Mr. Tam Ho (No.8 Tiger) family and take a walk around his nursery garden to learn how the seedlings of several tropical fruit trees are grown in order to provide to almost all farmers in the area. You then continue the excursion to the handicraft village to visit a ceramic tile factory, a tofu and fish sauce factory, a blacksmith’s, a roof Thatcher’s and a rice husking factory which are all run by the local families and also one of the places where some local people can earn their living.

Getting back to the Mekong Queen to cruise to Vinh Long where you board your vehicle to drive back to Saigon. The excursion will end at the Vinh Long pier around 11:00. The car will take you back to your Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Kindly provide us passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth, validity of visa) at least 01 week before cruise date.

Cancellation by Customer

  • 15 days before departure: 10% of total rates
  • From 7 to 14 days before departure: 50% of total rates
  • From 3 to 6 days before departure: 75% of total rates
  • Under 3 days before departure: 100% of total rates

Children Price & Extra Bed

  • One Child under 6 years old is FOC
  • One child from 6 is charged 75% of adult rate

Shuttle Bus

NA

Check-in

At noon

Check-out

At noon

Guide

English Speaking Guide

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception

Services

  • Bar
  • Fresh flower
  • Restaurant

Activities on Board

These are cruise properties for Mekong Queen Sampan:

Specifications Mekong Queen Sampan
Building matertials
Operated since 2004
Length 14.5
Width 3
Height 2
Depth NA
Dining Room Yes
Bar/ Sundeck Yes
Massage cabin NA
Engine Yamaha 90 CC (new and silent)
Construction material Body: Exotic Wood, Roof: Bamboo and Exotic Wood
Capacity Max 30 pax, 1 guide and 2 staffs
Safety 38 life jackets, 2 rings, 1 medical first aid set and 1 fire extinguisher per board
Embarkation Cai Be main pier
Crew 2

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour included in:

  • English-speaking guide escotted from Saigon
  • Private Mekong Queen Sampan Boat
  • One lunch & one dinner (meals only, no drinks)
  • Bicycles with the local standard.
  • Traditional music performance.
  • Rowing Sampan and all entrance fees on tour.
  • Homestay with breakfast and basic facilities

Tour excluded in:

  • Transfer: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Pier – Ho Chi Minh (book in next step)
  • Drinks/water at lunch
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips.
  • Other services not mentioned in the inclusion

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Travelo Vietnam can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.

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As our price is set according to the length of itinerary and the detailed program given, we can make changes in this tour to help you keep your budget.
Below are some possible changes to make your tour fit better in your budget
we can customize this tour with shorter duration
some activities and tours can be in a group and non-private.
We can look into lower budget hotel for you without compromising the quality.
We can change the itinerary that fits your expectation and budget requirement.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

ABOUT $(This Price) in PER PERSON

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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Budget higher than $(This Price) in per person?

Vietnam and Indochina has the utmost luxury hotels and other tour facilities to cater to your budget. For a budget higher than the one stated, we can make some of the following modification to your program based on your request.
Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
If you want to stay longer…
There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
Make extra trip to Phu Quoc or Con Dao, two of our most beautiful islands. Etc…
Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

FLEXIBILITY:
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!

CONDITIONS:

  1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
  2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people.
  3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

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