Cruises Vietnam & Cambodia

Song Xanh Sampan

Cruise company: Victoria
Cruise type: Midrange, Private
Destinations: Vietnam - Vietnam
You will have a great experience with the ship Song Xanh Sampan. The crews were very friendly, the cabin was clean and the food was delicious! Best regards, until the next time.

 
All the junks of the same route are mentioned on Mekong delta cruise !
Destinations: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho (L, D)

  • Morning pick up from hotel in Saigon and departure for Cai Be. Start at our own pier in Phu An Hamlet: 10.00 AM. Welcome on board and fresh towels are served. Starts to visit some local home factories to observe the traditional procedure of making rice ice paste, coconut candies and other specialties. Proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Take a direction to Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruise upstream on Tien Giang River, one of the two largest arms of the Mekong. Sail into a narrow canal to discover the hideaway unspoiled landscapes, luxuriant gardens and enjoy the airy atmosphere in countryside. Pass several traditional brick factories while cruising and have an interesting onsite visit to one of them.
  • Continue the journey to Sa Dec, the little “Venice” in the Mekong Delta with numerous narrow canals, and different kinds of trading activities. Disembark at the local market place and begin your exploration in this charming Sa Dec town by walking along its narrow streets and take photos of beautiful old houses and Chinese temples. Stop at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong Huynh Thuy Le, former “lover” of famous French novelist Marguerite Duras.
  • Lunch will be served on board while cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal. Passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and tiny typical villages before pulling a stop to visit Cao Dai Temple. The last stop before sunset is a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. After the personal welcome of owner, a romantic candlelight dinner will be catered in an unique atmosphere. After dinner, continue to proceed to Can Tho. Overnight on board.

Day 2 : Can Tho - Cai Rang - Saigon (B)

  • The journey starts at 6.00 AM with breakfast being served at 7.00 PM, while approaching Cai Rang floating market, the largest market in the whole Mekong Delta Region. Cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables and enjoy the hustle and bustle of morning market.
  • The excursion ends at around 10.00 AM at Ninh Kieu Pier after visiting Can Tho’s local market. Pick up and transfer by private car back to Saigon. Arrival in Saigon. End of service

Price & Booking

Include

  • 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

Exclude

  • 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
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 on Christmas (24/12) and New Year (31/12) & on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Destinations: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Can Tho

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saigon - Cai Be - Phu An - Dong Hoa Hiep - Vinh Long - Sa Dec (L, D)

  • At 08:00, we will be met at the lobby of our hotel in Saigon. We transfer to Cai Be. The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at 10:00. Upon embarkation on your sampan-hotel, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Visits will be made at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 where you will we welcomed by the owner. Further, another stop at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer. A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations.
  • After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Sa Dec cruising 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 remaining unknown to many people. We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will 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 for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese. Dinh are dating from the last century. You will visit the Trung Vuong primary school where famous novelist Marguerite Duras spent her childhood (turned into the movie “The Lover”), then you will have your last visit of the day at the beautiful ancient house of Ong Huynh Thuy Le who was the former “lover” of M. Duras. A delicious dinner will be catered for you on board. 

Day 2 : Sa Dec - Can Tho (B, L, D)

  • The breakfast will be served on board at 07.30. You will then go on land for the visit of Sa Dec local market, one of the most exotic and authentic in Vietnam. Back on board your sampan, cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages. Your lunch will be served on board.
  • Some stops on the banks will be arranged for you to establish contacts with the local population or discover some interesting villages on the way. A visit will be done at a Cao Dai Temple, overlooking the river. A bicycle ride will also be organized in the country side. 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 second night on the Mekong River.

Day 3 : Can Tho - Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

  • At around 06:00, your sampan will slowly start cruising. Your breakfast will be served on board at 07:00 while approaching Cai Rang Floating Market actually stills the largest in the whole Mekong delta. We will pass by countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and 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 HCMC. Drop at your hotel. End of the cruise and services..

Price & Booking

Include

  • Tour programs as in the itinerary
  • 3 Days & 2 Nights cruise on private charter basis on board “Song Xanh” sampan
  • Meals as mentioned
  • 2 bottles of min. water/pers./day, Vietnamese tea, Fresh fruits, Refreshing cotton towels
  • Entrance fees
  • Service Charge and Gvt. Taxes
  • Crew assistance
  • 1 English or French speaking guide
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides

Exclude

Private Car Round Trip From/To Ho Chi Minh.
  • Airfares & airport taxes.
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Individual Traveling Insurance
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Drinks during meals & cruise (soft drinks, beer, wine)
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Additional charge 30 USD / boat from 7th Feb 2013 to 13th Feb 2013 ( Vietnamese Lunar New Year)
  • Additional charge 07 USD / menu Longanier / pax from 7th Feb 2013 to 13th Feb 2013( Vietnamese Lunar New Year)
  • Other 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 on Christmas (24/12) and New Year (31/12) & on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Destinations: Saigon - Cai Be - Long Xuyen - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saigon - Cai Be - Phu An - Dong Hoa Hiep - Vinh Long - Sa Dec (L, D)

  • At 08:00, we will be met at the lobby of our hotel in Saigon. We transfer to Cai Be. The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at 10:00. Upon embarkation on your sampan-hotel, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Visits will be made at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 where you will we welcomed by the owner. Further, another stop at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made.
  • We will proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer. A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations.
  • After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Sa Dec cruising 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 remaining unknown to many people. We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will 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 for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese. Dinh are dating from the last century. You will visit the Trung Vuong primary school where famous novelist Marguerite Duras spent her childhood (turned into the movie “The Lover”), then you will have your last visit of the day at the beautiful ancient house of Ong Huynh Thuy Le who was the former “lover” of M. Duras. A delicious dinner will be catered for you on board. 

Day 2 : Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - "Ong Ho" Island (B, L, D)

  • After breakfast, begins to explore this charming Sa Dec town by walking along its narrow streets and take photos of beautiful old French houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century. You will also visit the local market and the Trung Vuong primary school where famous French writer Marguerite Duras (author of "The lover") went to. Back on board and start cruising along the Mekong River. Lunch shall be served on board while proceeding upstream to Long Xuyen, a peaceful typical provincial town in the Mekong Delta dotted with an attractive floating market.
  • In the afternoon, excursion to “Ong Ho” island to visit Ton Duc Thang museum, the second president of Vietnam. A special candlelight dinner will be catered in an unique atmosphere of a local ancient house where you can share experiences with family members and learn about traditional southern lifestyle. Back on board, starts cruising to Rach Gia. Overnight on board.

Day 3 : Long Xuyen - Rach Gia (B)

  • Arrival at Rach Gia - the capital city of Kien Giang province - located on the coast of Gulf of Thailand. The trading goods in this region are particularly fish, agricultural products and smuggled goods from Cambodia and Thailand. On-board breakfast at 7.00 AM before the excursion ends (for any guest who has a connecting flight Phu Quoc Island at 8.00 AM, breakfast shall be served at 6.00 AM).
  • In Rach Gia, there are several places of interest including Ha Tien about 100km north-west which has some unusual limestone formations.

Price & Booking

Include

  • 3 day / 2 night cruise on private charter basic on “Song Xanh” sampan
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners incl. 1 bottle of wine for 2 persons at an ancient house
  • Daily breakfast on board
  • Crew assistance
  • 1 English or French speaking guide
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides
  • Cold towels, exotic seasonal fruits, hot green tea and two bottles of mineral water per person per day.

Exclude

  • Transfer: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be Pier 1 way (book in next step)
  • Individual Traveling Insurance
  • Personal Expenses during the cruise
  • Drinks during meals & cruise (soft drinks, beer, wine)
  • Tipping / Crew and Guide
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 on Christmas (24/12) and New Year (31/12) & on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
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Destinations: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Chau Doc

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saigon - Cai Be - Phu An - Dong Hoa Hiep - Vinh Long - Sa Dec (L, D)

  • At 08:00, we will be met at the lobby of our hotel in Saigon. We transfer to Cai Be.
  • The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at 10:00. Upon embarkation on your sampan-hotel, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Visits will be made at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890 where you will we welcomed by the owner. Further, another stop at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer.
  • A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations. After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Sa Dec cruising 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 remaining unknown to many people. We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will 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 for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese. Dinh are dating from the last century. You will visit the Trung Vuong primary school where famous novelist Marguerite Duras spent her childhood (turned into the movie “The Lover”), then you will have your last visit of the day at the beautiful ancient house of Ong Huynh Thuy Le who was the former “lover” of M. Duras.
  • A delicious dinner will be catered for you on board. 

Day 2 : Sa Dec - Can Tho (B, L, D)

  • After breakfast, disembark for a guided visit of the charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese Dinh are dating from the last century. Visit to the local market, one of the most attractive features in Vietnam. Back on board to cruise upstream to Long Xuyen, a peaceful provincial town located on the Mekong banks.
  • The cruise passes by several luxuriant islands, countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fishes, showing an intense activity on the river. Approaching Long Xuyen, lunch is served on board. Take quick tour of Long Xuyen typical center before cruising further to “Cu Lao Ong Ho” (The Tiger Island) for a visit at Ton Duc Thang Museum, second president of Vietnam. Proceed upstream on the Mekong River to Chau Doc. Optional stops on the banks for cycling tours to discover deeper the inhabitants life style.
  • Dinner served at the Ancient House in the suburbs of Cho Moi. Back on board in private sampan for your second night on the river.

Day 3 : Cho Moi - Chau Doc (B)

  • Have on-board breakfast while cruising to Chau Doc. Cruise on a little arm of the Mekong where several traditional activities can be observed on the banks (artisanal boat factories, bamboo baskets making, palm leaves cutting, net fishing), as well as old Vietnamese temples dating from late 19th century. You arrive in Chau Doc late in the morning. Located on the upper Mekong Delta, the town is 280 km south-west of Saigon onto the Cambodian border. With such proximity the local population is an eclectic mix of Cham, Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese sharing different cultures and historical richness.
  • Disembark at Chau Doc main city pier 11.00 AM. End of services. 

Price & Booking

Include

  • 3 day / 2 night cruise on private charter basic on “Song Xanh” sampan
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners incl. 1 bottle of wine for 2 persons at an ancient house
  • Daily breakfast on board
  • Crew assistance
  • 1 English or French speaking guide
  • Bicycles and “Xuong” rowing boat rides
  • Cold towels, exotic seasonal fruits, hot green tea and two bottles of mineral water per person per day.

Exclude

  • Transfer: Ho CHi Minh - Cai Be Pier - 1 way (book in next step)
  • Individual Traveling Insurance
  • Personal Expenses during the cruise
  • Drinks during meals & cruise (soft drinks, beer, wine)
  • Tipping / Crew and Guide
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 on Christmas (24/12) and New Year (31/12) & on Lunar New Year on Feb 19, 20 & 21
Cabin size: 15.0 m2
Bed size: King Size bed
15m long x 3,5m wide, 1 living room transformed into a comfortable bedroom at night.
Cabin Facilities:
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flower & fruit basket
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • 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
Services
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Restaurant
Dining Room & Bar
  • the breakfast and lunch are served as buffets. For dinner, tourists will have abundant meal with an à la carte menu. The restaurant offers tourists both Western and Asian cuisine. Particularly, vegetarian dishes are available on board if you required. The bar nearby will satisfy you with a rich wine list.
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