|Route:||Saigon - Cai Be - My Thuan - Sadec - Cai Thia - Tra On - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Cai Rang - Saigon|
|Duration:||03 days / 02 nights|
|Features:||Just getting far apart from hectic Saigon and contemplating life along the Mekong with its fascinating local markets, sampan trip to villages, garden of fruits, fish farms and fertile paddy fields within several relaxing days on the Le Cochinchine.|
|Departures :||Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.|
|Connection :||Easy to connect with Cambodia portion, Saigon city tours and beach relax in Southern Vietnam.|
|Day 1||SAIGON - CAIBE - MYTHUAN - SADEC
1st day on the Mekong with visit to Cai Be floating market, explore the river, stop at Cao Dai temple, the school of write Marguerite Duras, etc. Dinner and overnight on board.
|Day 2||CAITHIA - VINHLONG - TRAON
Full day discover Mekong delta with visits to islets of orchards, green paddy fields, fish farms and handicraft local factories. Dinner and overnight on board.
|Day 3||TRAON - CAN THO - SAIGON
Head to Can Tho, enjoy morning floating market in Cai Rang. Disembark at 11am to return to Saigon. Ends of services.
Le Cochinchine is designed in old style but furnished with modern facilities. Ranging from 2 to 10 cabins, it offers multiple choices for various group sizes of passengers.
All the rooms are well-equipped with air-conditioners, en-suite bathrooms and mini-bars. Window with view over the Mekong will help you enjoy the landscape in every phase of the journey. The cruise also offers a mixture of local cuisine with rich flavors and tastes, including vegetarian dishes. Exotic fruit, fresh organic vegetables, fresh fish and prawns will be also the highlights of the trip.
A spacious sundeck is located on the top of the cruise, which is ideal for refreshing and enjoying the sunrise or sunset. And if you wish to spend your time sharing new experience with your new travel mates, meet them at the cruise bar, where famous wine from France, Italy, Australia and Chile are always available.
DAY 1: SAIGON - CAIBE - MYTHUAN - SADEC (-/L/D)
The car of THREELAND will pick you up at hotel to leave Saigon for Cai Be floating market, where we will board Le Cochinchine cruise. Enjoy welcome drink then start cruising to Cai Thia while our lunch served on the boat. Afternoon we will leave the cruise for a cycling excursion along the riverbank thru gardens of tropical fruits, local houses and stop at the Caodai temple on the way to Mythuan. The cruise continues toward Sadec, a nice small town renown by the residence of Marguerite Duras, the writer of the famous Novel “The Lover“ (L’amant). Visit a lively Sadec food market and primary school where Marguerite’s mother used to be the headmistress. Walk along the village path and enjoy the peaceful landscape of Vietnam countryside with green fields, vegetable and fish farms. Back to our boat for a cruise downstream. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 2: CAITHIA - VINHLONG - TRAON (B/L/D)
Breakfast will be served when we enjoy the morning on Mekong river. Go on to Binh Hoa Phuoc island, where we will can go for a walk through the islet, trying some fresh tropical fruits, mingle with local people who are making handicraft. Later we will spend time at Cat Be floating market with river bustling life, where people trade on their local products. Continue to visit old houses, bright flower gardens and small family factories making coconut candy and rice paper. After lunch, our cruise will head to Co Chien river, an important part of the Mekong system. Stop in a remote area for a pleasant walk by small paths to local villages, farms and orchards. We will be back to the cruise quite late to enjoy sunset and attend a nice dinner on board. Overnight on board while the cruise keeps on to Mang Thit river.
DAY 3: TRAON - CANTHO - SAIGON (B)
Mang Thit is a small river link between two giant branches of Mekong, Tien Giang and Hau Giang. Enjoy the morning life of Mekong people hereby before heading to Cai Rang, one of the biggest and most exciting floating markets on the Mekong. Hundreds of boats gather here in the early morning for selling and purchasing, meeting and mixing with each other, making the marketplace a hectic sight attached to the Mekong landscape picture. After the trip, we will disembark the cruise around 11am. Have lunch before transferring back to Saigon. End of services.
Please note! Lunch on day 3 at your own account for flexibility.
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