Day 1: BEN TRE - AN HOA - SA DEC
Depart from Ben Tre along the Ham Luong River to Sadec via 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 crewmembers and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water.
The cruise will take you to Phong Nam Village where you will start a Bicycle trip through gardens and rice paddies. Stop at a rice noodles factory “hu tieu” is one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region . Take a short walk to visit at Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family lives on fishing, shrimp and farming . Enjoy the tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking the rowing sampan, be paddled by a personalized rower to discover the maze of small canals.
Then row back to your cruise and lunch will be served on board while heading to Sadec via My Tho.
On the way we will stop for a visit at the floating fish farm and experience the local river culture.
Getting back on the boat and cruise towards the town of Sa Dec where your boat will anchor for overnight.
Get ready to watch the sunset on the deck and your private bar is always opened at your leisure.
You will follow with a cooking demonstration on board before your dinner and enjoy the rest of your evening at your leisure.
Day 2: SA DEC - LONG XUYEN
Breakfast will be served onboard and you will begin the morning with cycling through the village of An Phu Dong. For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.
Then you will continue to explore this charming town, which is 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.
Return to your boat, freshen up, and relax. Start cruising to Long Xuyen and on the way we will stop to explore more of the local villages by bike or walk and this will be a great chance for interacting with the friendly locals.
Get back to your boat and Lunch will be served onboard.
As you continue 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.
Spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure
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 the local villages on the way.
On arrival, 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.
End of tour.
- English/French speaking guide - Boat trips as mentioned
- Meals as mentioned
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- 3G supplied on boat
- Overnight on luxury sampan
- All activities as mentioned
- Gov’t tax
- Car transfer
- Travel insurance of any kind
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses
- Others services not mentioned
- Please contact for pricing because it may change depending on high or low season.
- Booking requires 2 persons at least.