MEKONG NIGHT CRUISE

Code
SBSG05
Tour route
HO CHI MINH CITY – CAI BE – TRA ON – CAN THO
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Start/End
HO CHI MINH CITY / CAN THO
Tour type
City Breaks, Cruise

This is a classic overnight trip across the Delta, which takes you to visit a village and rice fields, and fruit sampling in the afternoon, and to a floating market or handicraft village in the morning. The itinerary is very green, varied and offers a unique and fulfilling way to explore endless waterway of Mekong River. All the cabins are equipped with clean private toilet, hot water and air-conditioner. The boats also have spacious sun desks for guests to relax and savor panoramic views of Mekong Delta.

Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY – CAI BE – TRA ON (Lunch/Dinner)

9:00 we will pick you up at your hotel and then transfer you to Cai Be. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people. In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits. Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

Day 2 CAN THO FLOATING MARKET (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast. After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skillfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle. The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way.

Day 3 CAI BE FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (Breakfast/Lunch)

Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30. Check-out of cabin. Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Be Floating Market. Bicycle ride on backroads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals. Then disembark and get back the car for Hochiminh City. End of the tour.

 

Note: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.

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