Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho
At 08:00 Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be - approximately 2 hours drive south from Saigon (transportation is NOT INCLUDED in the cabin price).
10.00: get welcome onboard. Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed with fress towel by our crew.
Starts to visit some local home factories to observe the traditional procedure of making rice ice paste, coconutcandies and other specialties. Proceed to Cai Be colorful ﬂoating market, cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.
Take a direction to Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruise upstream on Tien Giang River, one of the two largest armsof the Mekong. Sail into a narrow canal to discover the hideaway unspoiled landscapes, luxuriant gardensand enjoy the airy atmosphere in countryside.
Pass several traditional brick factories while cruising and have an interesting onsite visit to one of them.Continue the journey to Sa Dec, the little “Venice” in the Mekong Delta with numerous narrow canals, anddiﬀerent kinds of trading activities.
Disembark at the local market place and begin your exploration in this charming Sa Dec town by walkingalong its narrow streets and take photos of beautiful old houses and Chinese temples.
Stop at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong Huynh Thuy Le, former “lover” of famous French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal. Passingunder several wooden “monkey bridges” and tiny typical villages before pulling a stop to visit Cao DaiTemple.
The last stop before sunset is a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. Afterthe personal welcome of owner, a romantic candlelight dinner will be catered in an unique atmosphere.After dinner, continue to proceed to Can Tho. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Cai Rang - Can Tho - Saigon ( B )
The journey starts at 6.00 AM with breakfast being served at 7.00 PM, while approaching Cai Rangﬂoating market, the largest market in the whole Mekong Delta Region. Cruise among local barges full of fruits and vegetables and enjoy the hustle and bustle of morning market.The excursion ends at around 10.00 AM at Ninh Kieu Pier after visiting Can Tho’s local market. Drive back to Saigon (transportation not included in cabin price). Tour ends. FarEasTour awaits to serve you next time.