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MEKONG DELTA – MANGO CRUISE 3D2N (private)

Get Up And Go Vietnam offers a higher standard to make a more memorable, authentic and truly unique and local experience… The Mekong Delta, due to its labyrint of water ways, is Vietnam’s “Heartland” from the early modest beginnings of the country. The pict... View more
Travel Styles: Honeymoon Tours , Classic Tours
Destinations: Ben Tre – An Hoa – Sadec – Long Xuyen – Chau Doc
Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
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Day 1 : Ben Tre – An Hoa – Sa Dec (Lunch and dinner)

Picture of Ben Tre – An Hoa – Sa Dec

Itinerary details day 1: Ben Tre – An Hoa – Sa Dec

Depart from Ben Tre along the Ham Luong River to Sadec via the An Hoa Canal. Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck while meeting your crew members and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water.

The cruise will take you to Phong Nam Village where you start a bike trip through gardens and rice paddies. We stop at a rice noodle factory “Hu Tieu”, it is one of the most popular breakfast dishes in the region. Take a short walk to visit Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family lives on fishing, shrimp and farming. Enjoy tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking a rowing sampan; be paddled by your personal rower to discover the maze of small canals.

We row back to your cruise and lunch will be served on board while heading towards Sadec via My Tho. On the way we will stop to visit a floating fish farm and experience the local river culture. We get back to the boat and cruise towards the town of Sa Dec where your boat will anchor for your overnight on the boat. Get ready to watch the sunset on deck; your private bar will be opened at your leisure.

You can enjoy a cooking demonstration on board before dinner and enjoy the rest of your evening at your leisure.

Day 2 : Sa Dec – Long Xuyen (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Sa Dec – Long Xuyen

Itinerary day 2: Sa Dec – Long Xuyen

Breakfast will be served onboard and we’ll start this morning with cycling through the village of An Phu Dong. For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.

We’ll continue to explore this charming town, which was the backdrop for the film ‘The Lover’, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras. The story is about a teenage French girl who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man, Huynh Thuy Le.  You will visit his old family home as well as the high school where Marguerite’s mother was a teacher.

We return to your boat, fresh up, and relax before we start cruising to Long Xuyen, we will stop on the way to explore more of the local villages by bike or foot. This will be a great chance to interact with the friendly locals.

We return to your boat where lunch will be served.

As we keep cruising you will start to notice more houses on stilts and an increase of flooded fields. This area is prone to severe flooding and as a result, is one of the Delta’s poorest regions.

Arrive in Long Xuyen, you can stop for a good picture of the Long Xuyen floating market during the sunset. Freshen up and prepare for your dinner on board. Your cruise will anchor near Chau Doc where you can spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure.

Day 3 : Long Xuyen – Chau Doc (Breakfast and lunch)

Picture of Long Xuyen – Chau Doc

Itinerary day 3: Long Xuyen – Chau Doc

Start the morning with breakfast on board while cruising to Chau Doc. On the way we will stop to visit some local villages.

On arrival we switch to the small boat to visit the Cham Islamic village in Chau Giang, one of the biggest Muslim towns in Vietnam where the locals speak both Vietnamese and Cham languages. They read the Quran in Arabic and, of course, all the men in the village wish to travel to Mecca once in their lifetime. You will visit the Mubarak Mosque, which is one of the mosques in the Chau Doc area.

The cruise will then make its way to the pier in Chau Doc town, where you will be dropped off.  At this point you can either return to Saigon via private car, or continue on to Phnom Penh by boat. Tour ends.

What’s included?

  • Boat trips, sightseeing as programmed and entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated and overnight on luxury sampan
  • English/ French speaking guide 

What’s excluded? 

  • Return transportation from and to Ho Chi Minh City or other destinations
  • Travel insurance & personal expenses during the trip
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring? 

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

The period in between November and April the weather is still changeable from sunny, to chilly and rainy. It is advisable in this period to bring some rain protection and some warmer clothing.  During the period of April to November it will good to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, a camera and lots of batteries.

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that.

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