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    Vietnam Mekong Cruises

Mekong cruise on private mien tay Sampan 2 days

Starts in:
Ho Chi Minh City
Ends in:
Ho Chi Minh City
2 Days in Length
Tour code:

Boat description:


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Mien Tay sampan is designed according to the traditonal sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 20m and wide of 4m, made of "Sao" wood, a variety of oak, very resistant to water, well appreciated by people who spend all their life working and living on water.
For a pleasant and long cruise in comfortable conditions, the sampan is equiped 5 cabins twin with 1 well ventilated compartment which could be used as a diner room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for group of 2 to 16 persons maximum; besides one kitchen, three restrooms with showers, one terrace on the deck, a five- person- crew included the captain, one mechanic, the chiefcook, one sailor and one guide, are at  your service.
Passengers on Mien Tay will be amazed and integrated in their discovery of landscapes, of local daily life, of smiling and open hearted people of the Delta and of  aquatic life anywhere they  go with  the sampan.

Decks                    2: Main, Upper (75m2).
Engines                 1 YANMAR
Propulsion             150 HP( inboard) 
Electricity              220 Volt
Built                     2002
Reservoir              5.000 litres of water




Day 1: Can Duoc - Cho Gao - My Tho - Cai Be (L, D)
08:00 Pick up at hotel in Saigon  then route for Can Duoc (35km).
Then embarking our boat. Depart for Cho Gao.
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery .
Arrive in Chogao. Walking around the local market .
In My Tho. Visit the Thoi Son island, walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing
local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride
throught palm-shaded creeks. Then embarking in Mientay boat (13:00). Lunch on board.
Then boat depart for Cai Be, the magnificent sunset on the river. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 2: Cai Be - Mytho - HCM (B, L)
After breakfast. Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
Walking  for visit a handicraft village of  the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. Lunch on board.
After lunch (12:00) boat return My Tho then disembark and route for Saigon. Transfer to hotel (17:00).


Cost in USD per person based on  private group


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Cruise includes:
• 2 days cruise on private boat  Mien Tay Sampan
• English speaking guide on board
• Round trip of private transfer from Saigon
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
• Mineral water & Cold Towel
• Admission fees and permits where applicable
• Government taxes and Service Charge

Cruise excludes:
• Airfares & airport taxes
• Pre/post trip arrangement
• Visa and visa arrangement
• Travel insurance
• Other personal expenses


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