Halong Bay Vietnam & Cambodia

Mekong Authentic

Cruise company: Le Cochinchine
Cruise type: Standard, Private
Destinations: Vietnam - Vietnam
Authentic Mekong is designed in traditional style of the local sampans, made entirely of combined wood and woven bamboo. This boat is 21.5 m length and 4 m wide which will bring you a new feeling throughout your journey. Authentic Mekong provides a kitchen, a terrace on the deck and three restrooms with showers. It has a compartment used as a dining room as well as a bedroom. The chef will serve you good meals during your excursion. The Authentic Mekong is suitable for a small group trip. Nevertheless, it can carry up to 30 passengers.
Destinations: Cai Be - Cai Thia - Sa Dec - My Thuan - Cai Be

Itinerary

Day 1 : Cai Be – Cai Thia – Sa Dec (L, D)
  • Between 08:00 – 08:30, pick up at a hotel in HCMC, transfer to Mekong Pier. Upon arrive at the banks of the Mekong Delta in Cai Be. You embark on Authentic Cruise with a welcome drink. Authentic Cruise set sails toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river while lunch is served on boat. 
  • In Sa Dec surroundings, visit the brick factories and observe the handicraft manufacturing of bricks and tiles made out of clay from rice plantations. Next, in Sa Dec town, see the Cao Dai Temple, the local market and the ancient house Huynh Thuy Le. Continue to embark on a lovely walking excursion on the blossoming flower bonsai garden. Then, back on board, Authentic Cruise sails down Mekong River toward My Thuan. Sit back and relax on the upper deck. As the sun sets, experience a traditional herbal foot massage before enjoying an exotic pre-dinner drink.
Day 2 : My  Thuan – Cai Be (B)
  • Rising up early for another nice day, we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. Our boat set sails again and cruises along the Mekong while taking in orchards and gardens towards Cai Be. Explore Cai Be Floating Market on a local boat then visit local coconut and rice sweet factories.
  • Next, embark on a pleasant walk in Dong Hoa Hiep village on the footpaths of the countryside to discover the ancient house, tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities. Enjoy sample local sweets and fruits during the trip. Get off in Cai Be harbor around 11.00am.
  • Drive back to HCMC at about 14.00. End of the trip.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Welcome cocktail
  • 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated
  • English or French speaking guide on board
  • 2-night accommodation on board
  •  Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
  • Biking and Cruise boat rides for sightseeing
  • Complimentary herbal foot massage on board

Exclude

  • Land transportation from/to HCM City
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Service not mentioned
Remark
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, Cambodian & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge 20% on Christmas (24/12/2016) and New Year (31/12/2016) & Surcharge 30% on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Destinations: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saigon – Cai Be – Sa Dec (L, D)
  • Embark Authentic Mekong Cruise and welcome drink around11h30 morning. We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.
  • Then, go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colorful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
  • Authentic Mekong Cruise boat set sails torward Sadec while luch is served.We embark on Caithia for a pleasure wark /bike on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities in Mythuan island.
  • Authentic Mekong Cruise moor midstream for the night in Sadec. Diner and overnight on board.
Day 2 : Sa Dec – Lap Vo – Long Xuyen (B, L, D)
  • Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. We take small boat to visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river, then go to the heart of Saded town to visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village and local industries.
  • Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Cruise set sails through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.
  • Diner and while Authentic Mekong Cruise cruises towards Longxuyen.
Day 3 : Long Xuyen Deprture (B)
  • Breakfast on board. Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Culao OngHo – a small island by the Mekong river enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries.
  • You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to board and have welcome back drink. Check out and disembark for your departure.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Accommodation
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Excursion entrance fees
  • Meals as per program
  • Boat ride
  • Biking for sightseeing
  • Aperitif
  • English /French speaking on board
  • Complimentary herbal foot massage on boat, service charge.

Exclude

  • 10 % Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • City transfer
  • Visa application,
  • Beverages
  • Items excluded in rates inclusion
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge on Christmas and New Year
  •  Surcharge on December 24, December 31: 55 USD /person
  • Surcharge on April 30, May 01, and 4 days of Lunar New Year (from December 30 to January 03): 50 % of price for shuttle or private car booking
Destinations: Long Xuyen - Sa Dec - Cai Be

Itinerary

Day 1 : Long Xuyen – Lap Vo – Sa Dec (L, D)
  • Embark on our Authentic Mekong Cruise and enjoy a welcome drink at 11: 30 Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods.Visit Culao OngHo a small Island in Longxuyen and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience.
  • Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. Authentic Mekong Cruise set sails through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Embark to explore blossoming bonsai and flowers garden and Caodai temple.Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat.
  • Diner and while Authentic Mekong Cruise cruises towards Sadec.Authentic Mekong Cruise drops anchor for the night. Diner et overnight on boat.
Day 2 : Sa Dec – Binh Hoa Phuoc – Cai Be (B, L, D)
  • Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. A small boat take us to visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river.
  • Authentic Mekong Cruise leisure cruise down to Binh Hoa Phuoc island luch is served on route. Afternoon we take a boat ride to visit Binh Hoa Phuoc with opportunity to marvel at beautiful islands with enderless waterway and arroyos. We enjoy the lush vegetation while cycling across the island and meet with people and get insight into local life.
  • Return on boat with a rest on the deck enjoying the sunset on sundeck. The crew serves dinner while the Authentic Mekong Cruise is cruising. Authentic Mekong Cruise sets anchor in for the night.
  • Overnight on boat.
Day 3 : Cai Be Disembarkation (B)
  • Breakfast on the boat. We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house.
  • Back to our boat and enjoy welcome back drink. Check out and disembark.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Accommodation
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Excursion entrance fees
  • Meals as per program
  • Boat ride
  • Biking for sightseeing
  • Aperitif
  • English /French speaking on board
  • Complimentary herbal foot massage on boat, service charge

Exclude

  • 10 % Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • City transfer
  • Visa application,
  • Beverages
  • Items excluded in rates inclusion
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Surcharge on Christmas and New Year, Surcharge on December 24, December 31: 55 USD /person
  • Surcharge on April 30, May 01, and 4 days of Lunar New Year (from December 30 to January 03): 50 % of price for shuttle or private car booking

Cabin Amenities (all cabin types)

  • Bathrobe
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet

Services & Facilities
General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
Services
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Library

Dining Room & Bar

  • The cruise bar is always open, it offers while selection of drinks including famous wine French, Australian, Italian wine.
  • Cycling
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage

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