Mien Tay Sampan Mekong Cruise

Mien Tay Cruise offers travelers an exciting experience of the Mekong Delta, off the beaten tracks. Far from the tourism mainstream, Mien Tay Cruise’s management and staff do know where and when discover remote places and meet authentic local people to understand their specific way of living.

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Overview

– Throughout the recent years’ Tourism industry development, Mekong Delta has become a popular destination either for 1-day excursions departing from Ho Chi Minh City or for 2- or 3-nights cruises. While one might decide to book mass trips as proposed by most of the agents and queue up for fruits tasting at special spots devoted to mass tourism, Mien Tay Boat Cruise leads you to Mekong Delta’s very heart and roots, far from the mainstream.

– Mien Tay Cruise offers travelers an exciting experience of the Mekong Delta, off the beaten tracks. Far from the tourism mainstream, Mien Tay Cruise’s management and staff do know where and when discover remote places and meet authentic local people to understand their specific way of living.

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In a classy wooden setting, the sampan accommodates on 2 decks up to 16 passengers in a well ventilated compartment made of 5 twin cabins with couchettes that can be used as a diner room as well. It has 3 restrooms with showers, one terrace on the deck to contemplate sunset while sipping an aperitif. Its restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a mix of Western and Vietnamese fine cooking. Its cozy settings is yours for the whole length of your stay on board, and our friendly 5-staff crew (the captain, one mechanic, the chief cook, one sailor and one guide) will answer each of your request to make your stay on board a warm experience.

Equipment:

  • Shared bathroom with hot water
  • Mosquito net
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Our crew is trained to make your stay on board as pleasant as you wish. Besides a bar with a wine and spirits list and a choice of refreshments and beers, we offer you a quality food on board: continental breakfast; and local cuisine at each of your lunches and dinners.
  • Safety instructions are located in every cabin and public access. In case of emergency, each passenger is requested to follow crew’s instructions.
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Day 1: Embark My Tho - Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner)

08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.

- The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride through palm-shaded creeks. Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board. Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep.

- Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.. Dinner and overnight on board between Ngu Hiep island and Cai Be.

Day 2: Cai Be - Disembark (Breakfast, Lunch)

- In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board, then boat depart for Cai Be. After breakfast, check out luggages to small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.

- Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.

- Visit Mekong Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities and preparing lunch for their families.Lunch served at River View Restaurant of Mekong Lodge. After lunch, boat return Cai Be tourist pier then disembark and route for Saigon. Transfer to hotel. (17h00)

Cruise includes:

  • Route transfers with driver only
  • English or French speaking guide on board
  • Boat cruising featured in the program in details
  • All meals as mentioned (lunch, dinner and breakfast) and overnight on board
  • All entrance fees
  • Walking or biking tour up to health’s situation of clients.

Cruise excludes:

  • Travel insurances
  • Beverages/drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Other services not mentioned in the Inclusion.
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Day 1: Embark My Tho - Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner)

08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.

-The guests can 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. Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board.
-Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep. Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Then boat depart for Cai Be, leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river. Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.

Day 2: Cai Be - Vinh Long – Tra On (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

-In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board. After breakfast, cruising by small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning. Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
-Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
-Lunch on board. Up to river tide, disembark and make a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, especially somes orchards (orange grove) with its famer.
-Cruise to continue to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise . A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and nite on board in Tra On.

Day 3: Can Tho - HCMC (Breakfast, Lunch)

-The noise of the floating market wake you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise to continue to Can Tho. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river. Leisurely cruise up the BASSAC river while enyoying the beautiful scenery.

-After breakfast, when arrive Can Tho check out luggages to small motor boat which will take you explore the Cai Rang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. And through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.

-Check out, disembark and return to vehicle at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho. Having lunch (up to river tide and according to the availibility of Mien Tay boat, clients will have lunch at restaurant or on board). After lunch, drive back to HCMC and arrive HCMC about 17h00.

Cruise includes:

  • Route transfers with driver only
  • English or French speaking guide on board
  • Boat cruising featured in the program in details
  • All meals as mentioned (lunch, dinner and breakfast) and overnight on board
  • All entrance fees
  • Walking or biking tour up to health’s situation of clients.

Cruise excludes:

  • Travel insurances
  • Beverages/drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Other services not mentioned in the Inclusion.

Tour 2 days (2013)

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 6 pax7 - 8 pax9 - 10 pax
Standard Class$ 279$ 222$ 212$ 202$ 192n/a
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

Tour 3 days (2013)

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 6 pax7 - 8 pax9 - 10 pax
Standard Class$ 416$ 342$ 292$ 265$ 245n/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
*** Based on clients’ request of air-con services on Mien Tay Sampan, please be advised that optional as air-con services US$ 55 per group per night on board Mien Tay Sampan.

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