Exclusive Sampan Ho Chi Minh City-Phnom Penh – Travel Special

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Price: $788

Land Only 3 night Vietnam special from $788 per person, half twin. Experience a unique home-stay in the village of Vinh Long. Explore the mighty Mekong with picnic lunch and beautiful sights while visiting towns such as Long Xuyen, a wonderful town lying on the banks of the Mekong. Browse local markets in Sa Dec and lunch onboard a sampan enroute to Chau Doc.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Vinh Long – 1 Night (Home Stay)
  • Long Xuyen – 1 Night
  • Chau Doc – 1 Night
Inclusions

Includes private transfers and tours, all admissions to attractions per itinerary and English speaking local tour guides. Private boat and sightseeing fee Mekong. Express boat ticket Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

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Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long : Early morning, driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby. We will enjoy a scenic drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be well-known for its floating market. Here we will board your private boat & tour guide to cruise within the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. A local Bonsai gardener will prepare a sumptuous lunch, featuring a popular dish of ‘Elephant ear fish’. With bellies full we will continue our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Towards the end of the day we arrive at a house is built on stilts over the water. One more interesting thing is biking around the village where local people with their very big smile and say hello to you.  The local family will be our hosts for the night. Those who wish will be able to participate in a free cooking class to prepare the evening meal. Home-stay in Vinh Long
Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen : We will make our way up the mighty Mekong River taking in the natural beauty of the scenery. Along the route, we will stop and learn about local industry such as brick manufacturing, coconut products, and visit fruit orchards. Arrival Sa Dec, You will visit the local market and the Trung Vuong primary school where well known writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood…(see her famous novel “The Lover”) have a picnic lunch on board in an area of natural beauty away from the hustle and bustle of civilization and enjoy the natural surroundings. The afternoon will have us continue up the Mekong stopping at other areas of interest. In the late afternoon we will arrive at Long Xuyen which is a peaceful typical provincial town lying on the Mekong’s banks, dotted with an attractive floating market. Check in hotel. Overnight in Long Xuyen. (optional -You might join with the guide to explore local delicacies)
Long Xuyen – Chau Doc : After breakfast – we will visit Long Xuyen floating market “it is one among of the big one over the river which is not many tourist, yet.” Our Sampan will continue up the river offering us glimpses of river life and offering interesting landscapes. Today we will enjoy a lunch onboard prepared with traditional dishes enjoyed by the Mekong natives and after lunch time will be spent discovering the ways of a local Muslim Village, and fish farmed over the river “catching your eyes with densely fish in the water when you feed them with food available there. The Mekong adventure will end with your arriving at your hotel. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
: Express boat to Phnom Penh at 7:00am (it takes about 4.5 hours). All arrangements for your transfer to The Hydrofoil for your trip to Phomn Penh will be prearranged.
Breakfast: 3
Lunch: 3
Dinner: 1
Vinh Long: Home Stay
Long Xuyen: Hoa Binh (3*) or similar
Chau Doc: Victoria Chau Doc Resort (4*) or similar