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Le Cochinchine Cruise - 3 Days Mekong in close up

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Duration: 3 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat

Route: Saigon - Cai Be - Sadec - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Saigon

Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)

from US$ 286
(per person)

Conceived as the traditional rice-barges that fill the Mekong waterways, Le Cochinchine is an elegant and delightful river boat that promises a peaceful and highly comfortable journey along the many canals of the Mekong Delta. All dressed-up in shiny wood, it perfectly fits in the amazing surrounding landscapes one takes pleasure in contemplating while lazing on the upper deck. Thanks to a utterly caring crew, travelers will enjoy a high quality personalised service. On board Le Cochinchine, time seems to have stopped to transport travelers to a magical world.

 

Highlights:
- Experience the Mekong Delta, its people, and its floating markets firsthand on a 3-day river cruise
- Discover the charming village of Sa Dec, until recently almost unknown to tourists
- Bargain with the traders on a floating market
- Relax aboard the comfortable ship
- Snack on fresh, juicy fruits and meet the locals

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1. Tour Category:

Itinerary

****Upstream: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho - Saigon

DAY 1: SAIGON – CAI BE – MY THUAN – SA DEC – CAI BE (L, D)
8:00-8:30 A.M: Pick up at your hotel in HCM City and transfer you to Mekong.
10:30-11:00 A.M: Welcome you at our Cai Be pier. Boarding Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink. Le Cochinchine continues to Cai Thia while lunch is served on boat.
Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life.
Continue our cruise toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river.
Walk along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms.
Walk or cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village, local industries and Cao Dai Temple, the local market, following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Back to our board for a cruise downstream. Relax on boat while enjoying a foot massage and sipping an aperitif.
Dinner and overnight on board

DAY 2: CAI BE – MANG THIT – TRA ON (B, L, D)
Breakfast on board on the Mekong.
Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc Island and go for walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production, the old house.
Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Co Chien. Lunch served on board.
In the afternoon, embark on a pleasant walk or cycling on the foot-paths of the countryside to discover the tropical fruit orchards, the endless rice fields and the local people's activities.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset.
The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit River.
Overnight on board.

DAY 3: TRA ON – CAN THO – SAIGON (B)
Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day. Our boat sets sails to Can Tho through tributaries, canals and arroyos.
Transfer to Cai Rang by local boat, one of the most bustling and important floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta.
Sliding on tiny waterways between palm-shaded banks, the local boat leads you to see green orchards, local houses, ship building yards, rural and river activities in full swing and enjoy tropical fruits.
11:00 A.M: Disembark in Can Tho. Transfer back to HCM City, you will be dropped off at your hotel around 2-:30-3:00 P.M. End of nice cruise.

**** Downstream: Saigon - Can Tho - Sa Dec - Cai Be - Saigon

DAY 1: SAIGON – CAN THO – TRA ON – CHO LACH (L, D)
7:30-7:45 A.M: Pick up at your hotel in HCM City and transfer you to Mekong.
10:30 A.M: Arrival at Can Tho pier. Transfer by local boat to explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta. We go for a walk through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
11:30-12:00: Embarking on Le Cochinchine boat and enjoying a welcome drink.
Le Cochinchine continues to Tra On. Lunch served on board. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside amongst pleasant villages to discover the local life style on the Mekong Delta. You have opportunity to meet the local people, see many orchards & endless rice fields.
Back to our boat & enjoy an aperitif and a foot massage at the magnificent sunset on the Mang Thit canal and Nicola River.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2: CHO LACH – CAI BE – SA DEC (B, L, D)
Breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong.
Walk/cycle amongst the lush vegetation to visit the fruit farm and meet the local people on the small island in Cai Be.
Le Cochinchine set sails again to Sa Dec while lunch is served on board.,,Walk or cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sa Dec flower village, local industries and Cao Dai Temple, the local market and following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Boarding back at with an aperitif while cruising down to Cai Thia.
Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3: CAI BE – SAIGON (B)
After the breakfast on board, transfer to discover the Cai Be.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production, the old house. Sample local sweets and fruits during the trip.
The local boat sails through tiny canals and arroyos before bringing you back to the shore. Get off around 11:00 A.M in Cai Be harbour.
Transfer back to HCM City, you will be dropped off at your hotel around 2:00 P.M. End of nice cruise.

What's Included:
Accommodation, welcome cocktail, excursion entrance fees, meals as per program, boat ride, biking for sightseeing, aperitif, English /French speaking on board, complimentary herbal foot massage on boat, service charge.

What's Not Included:
10 % Value Added Tax (VAT), city transfer, visa application, beverages, and items excluded in rates inclusion

Good to Know:
 

- Schedule:
+ Upstream: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
+ Downstream: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Peak season surcharge:
US$ 45/person on December 24, December 31
30% of shuttle bus or private car on April 30, May 01, and 4 days of Lunar New Year (from December 30 to January 03)
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- Optional Private Boat can be provided upon your request.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parent.
- If one person prefers to stay in a private cabin, the single supplement must be paid.

Children Policy: 
- Free of charge for children under 6 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults.
- Children from 6 to 11 years old: 50% of adults

Cancellation Policy:
FIT booking: < 6 cabins

- 09 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- From 4 to 7 days: 50% of total tour price
- Within 3 days– No Show: Full charge

GIT booking: > 6 cabins

- 46 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- 32 to 45 days before departure date: 30% of total tour price
- 22 to 31 days before departure date: 50% of total tour price
- 09 to 21 days before departure date: 75% of total tour price
- 04 to 08 days before departure date: 90% of total tour price
- Within 3 days– No Show: Full charge.

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