Cai Be Princess Cruises

Enjoy the Mekong river on private cruises on board authentic sampans, explore the Mekong unseen paths cruising throughout the delta and its numerous zigzag canal systems. The Mekong Horizon Co., Ltd’s head quarters based in Phu An – Cai Lay (next to Cai Be, Tien Giang Province).

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– The “Cai Be Princess” are exclusive river Junks operating in the Mekong Delta. It is a good choice for whom more focus in ultimate privacy and still enjoy the traditional design style whilst the other cruising options fill up. Let’s join us for boating down the Mekong River to explore lively floating markets with an abundance of colorful fresh fruits and vegetables.

– Also take a glimpse into the agricultural, rural life of people at the delta region, visiting local home workshops that produce various products from rice and coconut. Cai Be Princess is a great way to glimpse the Delta scenery and life -in style and comfort.

Cabin

It contains 15 lavishly furnished twin and double rooms and can accommodate up to 30 passengers. Each room has a private bathroom with shower and hot water, wardrobe, air-conditioning and fan. The rooms are well insulated against climate and sound, and all offer a phantastic panoramic view of the river. There is a large dining room in lower deck, and a stylish upper-deck inside sitting lounge, an open sitting area and sun deck on the top.

Cruise Features:
In this respect, Mekong Horizon has developped a range of products, activities and projects that:

  • Minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts.
  • Generates economic benefits for local people, enhances the community and improves working conditions. Involves local people in the decision-making process.
  • Contributes to the conservation of the environment and cultural heritage.
  • Provides an enjoyable tourism experience and opportunity for tourists to meet locals.
  • Provides tourists with a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues. Provides access for physically challenged tourists.
  • Promotes respect between tourists and hosts, while building locals’ confidence.

Today, the company operates an own-built flottila of 11 boats with designs and styles reflecting true authentic ancient “sampans”, using materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood

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- Our 1 Day private cruise excursion starts from Cai Be, departing from Cai Be local pier at 10.30am the latest. Upon embarkation, clients are welcomed with fresh cotton towels.

- The tour will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables... Cruising further, your sampan will bring you to see some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process.

- A delicious lunch will await you at a superb Indochinese villa, Le Longanier, located in a luxuriant garden by the river…After lunch, your sampan will proceed the cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep. On the way, you will be able observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the 19th century where the family will welcome you with a cup a tea. We will proceed to Vinh Long, passing beautiful landscapes along Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh islands famous for their fruit orchards.

- Stops on the way can be made at An Binh ancient Church or at Tam Ho bonsais garden. After crossing the Co Chien River, the excursion will end at Vinh Long pier around 4pm, where your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon or proceed to your next destination.

Cruise Includes:

-1 Day cruise on Cai Be Princess junk on private chartered basis
- Complimentary fresh cotton towels, fresh fruits, hot green tea, mineral water during cruise
-1 Lunch at Le Longanier
- Visits mentioned, Crew assistance (3)
- English speaking guide on board

Cruise Excludes:

- Road Transfers to / from Saigon
- Drinks during lunch
- Travel insurance
- Personal cost & tips
- Services not mentioned

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DAY 1: CAI BE - PHU AN - DONG HOA HIEP (L/D)
(Overnight at local house by the river - basic accommodation)

- The excursion starts from Cai Be town pier at 10.30am the latest. Upon embarkation on your river junk, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. The cruise will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. We will then proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer.

- On the way, stop will be made at some local home factories to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other regional specialties are made. A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations.

- After lunch, your sampan will cruise deeper into the country side on smaller canals and arroyos passing under several small traditional bridges made by wood and bamboos. Stops can be made during the cruise to visit some fruit markets and plantations on the banks (bananas, water melon, and longans), an opportunity to make contacts with local inhabitants. Along the river, local houses are still traditionally made of wood and palm tree leaves. On the river banks, you will observe some very large rice fields while cruising between numerous suspended fishing nets, an ancestral way of fishing in the Mekong Delta.

- The cruise will proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep island. You will disembark at an ancient Mandarin house dating from late 19th century located on the river banks. After being greeted by the owners, you will proceed to the check-in formalities and leaded to your room.

- Rest of the day at leisure in a peaceful and romantic atmosphere. Dinner and overnight at the ancient house.

DAY 2: DONG HOA HIEP - VINH LONG - SA DEC (B/L)

- After breakfast, back on board your private sampan for your second day cruise in the delta. You will discover Dong Hoa Hiep island, a peaceful escape where you will be able to discover the rural life style and daily activities of the delta inhabitants such as roofs making with palm tree leaves, a bricks and tiles artisanal factory, net fishing,…

- These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people.

- We will proceed the cruise up-stream on the Tien Giang River, another large arm of the Mekong. On both sides of the river, locals are recolting water jacinth, another famous Mekong delta product used for furniture and baskets. On the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the biggest bricks and tiles factory where we will you have an interesting visit.

- Back on board, we will cruise to Sa Dec. The town is appearing like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals, with various kinds of activities on the banks. We will disembark at the local market place, and have a short walk through it. Your lunch will be served at on board.

- In the afternoon, visit of Sa Dec charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets and beautiful old houses dating from the last century, among some old Chinese temples, ancient Dinh, including the primary school of Marguerite Duras famous writer. (See Marguerite Duras novel turned into a famous movie, “The Lover”).

- The excursion will end at around 04pm. Your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon or will proceed further to your next destination.

Cruise Includes:

- 2 Days cruise on private charter basis,
-2 Lunches (days 1+2), 1 Dinner (day 1), 1 Breakfast (day 2)
-1 Night accommodation at local house by the river
-1 hour Bicycle ride (day 1)
-Complimentary fresh cotton towels, fresh fruits with hot green tea and mineral water during cruise
-Visits mentioned, Crew assistance (3)

Cruise Excludes:

- Road Transportation from/to Saigon
- Drinks during meals
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses & tipping
- Supplements mentioned
- Crew during cruise

Tour 1 day (1 Nov 12 -> 31 May 13)

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
4 - 6 pax7 - 9 pax10 pax up
No of pax$ 70$ 60$ 52n/a
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

Tour 2 day (1 Nov 12 -> 31 May 13)

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
4 - 6 pax7 - 9 pax10 pax up
No of pax$ 130$ 115$ 105n/a
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

** 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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