MEKONG DELTA – LUXURY CRUISE – CAI BE – VINH LONG – SA DEC – CAN THO – 2D1N (VC Private)
The Mekong Delta, known to many as Vietnam’s “Heartland,” has always been an incredible draw to tourists as it celebrates the modest beginnings of the country. Beyond the picturesque natural beauty of the area, its warm and friendly local people paint a true portrait of happiness, hard work and community that is lacking in many parts of the world today.
- Be part of the daily river life
- Cruise along the river, visit ancient houses and a local brick factory.
- Visit Cai Rang floating market
- Unique photo opportunities
- Overnight in style on your private cruise
Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Sa Dec – Can Tho
Pick-up up at your hotel at 8am and transfer to Cai Be by road.
We start cruising from Phu An at 10am.
From the sampan, observe life as it plays out on shore – people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes – while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit.
Before arriving at Sa Dec, we stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, pass monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit a Cao Dai temple.
Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.
Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. Explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat.
Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house (a “Nha Co” in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting.
After dinner return on board while your cruise continues its cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.
Wake up early at 6am for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which operates daily, starting from 5am. Breakfast is served on board while your cruise navigates towards the market among local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos.
We continue cruising towards our hotel in Can Tho and disembark to end the trip.
- One-way transfer from Ho Chi Minh City
- Private 2-day cruise with overnight on the boat
- Sightseeing and activities as programmed
- All entry fees and other fares like boat trips
- 1 breakfast and lunch on board, dinner at ancient house includes a bottle wine
- English speaking guide
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and personal expenses during the trip
- All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
- Booking voucher from us
- Cash for personal expense
Specific food requests
Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.
Especially for the north and central Vietnam;
In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.
The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.
Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!
What do I need to know?
During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
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!