Song Xanh Sampan Cruise Song Xanh Sampan Cruise Song Xanh Sampan Cruise Song Xanh Sampan Cruise Sa Dec rowing boat TIger island

We have launched on last Oct 07 the first of a flotilla of 4 very unique, authentic and charming Sampans named “Song Xanh Cruise“, designed for traveller looking for “private” cruise experiences in the Mekong Delta. On board, two spacious spaces of 15sqm each are equipped with beautiful bamboo and rattan furniture, creating a very charming atmosphere. A very attentive service is provided by a team of 4 crew members”

Having our head quarters based in Phu An/Cai Lay (next to Cai Be, Tien Giang Province), we operate cruises and related tours services in the Mekong Delta using our own built sampans, all stylishly designed and inspired by ancient authentic traditional Indochinese river boats.

Since June 2006, we also operate our own-built restaurant named “Le Longanier”, a beautiful Indochinese two storeys villa with authentic architecture and style.

Today, with a flottilla of 10 boats and employing more than 50 staffs (boats + restaurant), Mekong Horizon Co., Ltd. is recognised among the Vietnam based Travel Agents community as one of the leading private Cruise-Operator in the delta.

Each sampan will carry a charming rowing boat (“Xuong”), nicely designed for deeper cruises along small canals and arroyos during the itinerary.

Bicycles can also be taken on board (fixed on a rack a the back) for exciting “out of the track” countryside rides. Designed for individuals looking for authentic “Private Cruise” experience, with overnight on board.
– Equipped with a bathroom with lavabo and shower, the sampans can also be used for daily private cruise programs for FIT’s or Groups.

Cabin

– Salon amenities: 1 rattan sofa and 2 rattan armchairs with cotton pillows, 1 rattan low table, books, 1 rattan standing lamp, water jacynth floor carpet.

– Bathroom amenities: tooth brushes and tooth paste, cotton buds, shower cap, shampoo, soap, bath and hands cotton towels.

– Bed room amenities: cotton kimonos, rattan slippers, fans, double bed with silk bed covers and pillows , 2 rattan bed drawers/bedroom with 2 silk bed lamps lotus style, 1 ratan chest drawer/bedroom, 1 rattan sofa with cotton pillows, water jacynth floor carpets (bed sides and front).

– Sun deck amenities: teak wood square table with 4 or 6 bamboo/hard cotton chairs. 1 small rowing boat attached at the back (“Xuong”) with bicycles for deeper canals discovery.

Day 1: Cai Be - Sa Dec

Depart from Phu An Jetty at 10:00AM. Ride around the remote countryside area by bicycle, and end up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Have lunch at the exquisite colonial-style villa positioned in a lush tropical garden by the river. After lunch, begin your leisurely cruise on the Delta’s beautiful waterways. Along the way, make stops to discover local cottage industries for which the river local people have done to earn their living. Before arriving at Sa Dec, pay a visit to a traditional brick mill where everything is made by hand. When getting in Sa Dec, step ashore and go for a stroll towards the outdoor market. Enter the historic house of the real-life character appearing in the reputable novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. A candlelit dinner has been prepared at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on the Mekong River.

Day 2: Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Phu Tan

Have a nice leisurely breakfast on board while you are taken towards Long Xuyen along a narrow canal, and interestingly pass several scenic monkey bridges. After lunch on board, get in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, known as the birthplace of Vietnam’s second president. Continue boarding the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Chau Doc. The sampan will sail until approximately 10:00PM, and then the pilot anchors for the night. Stay overnight on board.

Day 3: Phu Tan - Chau Doc

Enjoy breakfast on board while you cruise towards Chau Doc. Located close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the ideal gateway to Phnom Penh. Not only renowned for its pagodas and temples, but Chau Doc is also where you can find the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a superb eucalyptus mangrove. Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc private pier at approximately 10:00AM. *Note: Actual itinerary may vary depending upon river tide, arrival time or other conditions.

Day 1: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho

Begin your cruise from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am. On the sampan, while being served with tea and seasonal fruit, you will leisurely get a sense of the local lifestyle as it plays out on shore, which people are in a rush of their daily activities with the background of picturesque landscapes. Before arrival in Sa Dec, stop at some spots along the river for getting some understanding of the local cottage industry, consisting of a brick factory where everything is made by hand. En route, cross monkey bridges and small villages to visit a Cao Dai temple. After arriving in Sa Dec, go for a stroll towards the outdoor market. Pay a visit to one of the highlights of the charming town; it is the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, who was a real-life character in the renowned novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Savor your lunch on board while cruising down to Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with natural charm. Get on the local rowboats to see how truly wonderful the countryside surroundings are. The last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house, dating back to the 19th century. You will be welcomed and served with a candlelit dinner in the authentic countryside setting. After your dinner, return to the Song Xanh sampan to continue your cruise towards the Hau River. Stay overnight on board.

Day 2: Cai Rang - Can Tho

Wake up at 6:00 to make a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which daily opens from 5:00 am. You will leisurely savor your breakfast on board while the Song Xanh sampan directs you towards the market among local barges full of fruits and vegetables from the Delta, perfect for some stunning photos. Keep your cruise towards Victoria Can Tho for disembarkation at the hotel’s private jetty.

** Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary with or without prior notice
**Surcharge 3 days before and 3 days after Tet + Tet day ( will be informed details on each booking)

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