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Mekong Overnight Adventure

Mekong Overnight Adventure

2 Days / 1 Night

from / to Saigon

Tour Highlights
• private 2 day cruise through the Mekong Delta
• stay on a converted  rice barge with modern facilities
• any day departure & no minimum number of travellers
The Cuu Long region, which translates as ‘Nine Dragons’, otherwise known as the Mekong Delta is a great place to discover Vietnam. Amazing waterways hidden amongst vibrant tropical fruit gardens, bustling floating markets that offer a cornucopia of items and acres of emerald rice fields are what make this region so unforgettable. Have a choice between two gorgeous boats for an overnight stay.
The private Song Xanh is designed as a traditional sampan and its small size allows you to discover the smaller canals, rivers and tributaries of this region. Cruise Cai Be’s and Cai Rang’s colourful floating markets; visit Sadec, the Mekong town made famous from Marguerite Duras’ novel ‘The Lover’, enjoy an unforgettable dinner in a 19th century house and the sights of sounds of this fascinating region.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City- Mekong Delta (L, D)

After breakfast, depart for the Mekong Delta. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as you travel through Vietnam’s picturesque countryside with its rice paddies and rural villages. Upon arrival in the Delta board the private ‘Song Xanh’, modeled after a traditional sampan. The boat’s small size allows you to discover the smaller canals and tributaries of this region. Your visit includes the home of Mr. Huyen Thuy Le, a character from the novel ‘The Lover’ by Marguerite Duras as well as Thien Hau Pagoda. Return to the boat for lunch. Continue to Can Tho stopping en-route at a Cao Dai Temple. Cao Daism is indigenous to South Vietnam and the colorful and unusual murals that cover the temple’s interior will blind you with their brilliance.

Before sunset, the last stop is at a splendid 19th century house where an unforgettable candlelight dinner will be served. After dinner, proceed for one hour to Can Tho where your sampan will be moor for the night.

Overnight aboard the Song Xanh Boat

MEALS: Breakfast independent. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 2: Mekong Delta- Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Cross the Mekong on the way to Cai Rang Floating Market, take in traditional sights such as rice barges, wooden ship building yards and even fruit drying along the Mekong’s banks. The main items sold here are fruit and vegetables and every boat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale are hung. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors.

After your visit of Cai Rang check-out and disembark to your waiting vehicle for the 04-hour transfer back to to Ho Chi Minh City.

MEALS: Breakfast on board. Lunch and dinner independent.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.01.2015 – 31.03.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Song Xanh – Cabin 566 1.123
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, depending on the vessel you are booked on, you may be charged for a compulsory gala dinner. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour. During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (15.02. – 25.02.2015). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• you will be looked after and accompanied on the excursions by the ship’s English-speaking crew (other languages available on request)
• all transfers (without tour guide)
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.
This tour is also offered as a 3 day/2 night programme and is particularly suitable for travellers wishing to explore deeper in the magical world of the Mekong Delta. Inquire with us to find out more!

About the Ship

Traditional Sampan: “Song Xanh”
Your house boat – the traditional Sampan “Song Xanh” offers excellent levels of comfort including comfortable beds and showers/WCs. The first-class service of the crew and the tasteful onboard cuisine round out the package. An English- and French-speaking guide will accompany you during both your time on board and your time on dry land, including all excursions.

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