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Song Xanh Sampan – Cai Be – Can Tho 2 days

Cai Be, Vietnam
2 Days
8
$280.00

Song Xanh Sampan - Cai Be - Can Tho 2 days

$280.00
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Song Xanh Sampan – Cai Be – Can Tho 2 days

Song Xanh Sampan – A unique authentic private Sampan!

Song Xanh Sampans are designed for travelers who are looking for Private Cruise experiences in the Mekong Delta. Five very unique and authentic Sampans are fully equipped with beautiful bamboo and rattan furniture to create a very charming atmosphere. Operated as private charter cruises for individuals, couples and families with children, each sampan will carry a charming rowing boat (“Xuong”), nicely designed for a deep exploration of the delta through numerous small canals and arroyos along the journey.

Song Xanh Sampan – Cai Be – Can Tho 2 day sby Victoria Cruises

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City Cai Be Can Tho Cai Rang Floating Market

This two days package trip offers a glimpse into the agrarian life of the vibrant southern Delta region by bending its way through the branches of the Mekong Delta in Vinh Long and Sa Dec area. You will have a chance to enjoy local cuisine at an ancient traditional house and visit Chinese temples, which were built and preserved for centuries, by the riverbed. From our private Sampan, you will be able to sight the daily rituals of river life and participate in the bustling commercial activities at Cai Be and Cai Rang colorful floating markets.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Mekong Delta’s Maze of Canal Network
  • Enjoy the scenes and senses of the bustling Cai Rang and Cai Be floating markets
  • Experience the unique culture and enjoy the typical local dishes as well as various local tropical fruits.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Saigon – Cai Be – Sa Dec – 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 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 first night on the Mekong river.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Song Xanh Sampan

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.

During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, hot green tea, mineral water and exotic seasonal fruits will be served on board free of charge.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

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

  • Children aged 4 or less: Free of Charge
  • Children from the age of 5 to 12: 50% discount based on adult price
  • Children above 12 years old: Full price

Shuttle Bus

NA

Check-in

At noon

Check-out

At noon

Guide

English speaking guide

General

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

Services

  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Restaurant

Activities on Board

  • Fishing

These are cruise properties for Song Xanh Sampan:

Specifications Song Xanh Sampan I Song Xanh Sampan II Song Xanh Sampan III Song Xanh Sampan IV
Building matertials
Operated since 2004 2004 2004 2004
Length 15 18 18 18
Width 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Height NA NA NA NA
Depth NA NA NA NA
Dining Room Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bar/ Sundeck Yes Yes Yes Yes
Massage cabin NA NA NA NA
Crew 4 4 4 4
Capacity Max 2 2 adults and 2 young children or 4 adutls 2 adults and 2 young children 2 adults and 2 young children

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

Price Includes

  • Tour programs as in the itinerary
  • 2 Days & 1 Night cruise on private charter basis on board “Song Xanh” sampan.
  • 1 lunch, 1 candlelight dinner incl 1 small botle of wine for 2 at an ancient house.
  • Breakfast on board (coffee, tea, juice, fresh yogurt, fruits, bread, butter and jam)
  • 2 bottles of min. water/pers./day, Vietnamese tea, Fresh fruits, Refreshing cotton towels
  • Service Charge and Gvt. Taxes
  • Crew assistance
  • 1 English or French speaking guide
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides

Price Excludes

  • Transfer: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Pier – Ho Chi Minh(book in next step)
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Drinks during meals & cruise (soft drinks, beer, wine)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Individual Traveling Insurance
  • Peaks season Surcharge: 25 USD/pax
  • Other not mentioned

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.

HIGHER BUDGET THAN THIS?

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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