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    Vietnam Mekong Cruises

Saigon - Phu quoc on private Mien tay sampan 3 days

Starts in:
Ho Chi Minh City
Ends in:
Phu Quoc
3 Days in Length
Tour code:

Boat description;

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Mien Tay sampan is designed according to the traditonal sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 20m and wide of 4m, made of "Sao" wood, a variety of oak, very resistant to water, well appreciated by people who spend all their life working and living on water.
For a pleasant and long cruise in comfortable conditions, the sampan is equiped 5 cabins twin with 1 well ventilated compartment which could be used as a diner room as well as bedroom with couchettes available for group of 2 to 16 persons maximum; besides one kitchen, three restrooms with showers, one terrace on the deck, a five- person- crew included the captain, one mechanic, the chiefcook, one sailor and one guide, are at  your service .
Passengers on Mien Tay will be amazed and integrated in their discovery of landscapes, of local daily life, of smiling and open hearted people of the Delta and of  aquatic life anywhere they  go with  the sampan.

Decks                    2 : Main, Upper (75m2).
Engines                 1 YANMAR
Propulsion             150 HP( inboard)
Electricity              220 Volt
Built                     2002
Reservoir              5.000 litres of water


Day 1: Can Duoc - My Tho - Cai Be (L, D)
08:00AM Pick up at hotel in Saigon  then route for Can Duoc (35km). Then embarking our boat. Depart for Cho Gao. Leisurely cruise down the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery. Lunch on board, Arrive in Chogao walking around the local market. In My Tho. Visit the Thoi Son island, 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. Then embarking in Mientay boat (13:00). Lunch on board. Then boat depart for Cai Be, the magnificent sunset on the river. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 2: Cai Be-Sa Dec (3hrs) - Long Xuyen (6 hrs) (B, L, D)
After breakfast. Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning. Walking  for visit the handicraft village of the local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. Boat flowing to LONG XUYEN via SADEC, walking for visit Sadec town,where Margueritte Duras's famous novel Lover was set and made famous by the film L’Amant, the Marguerite Duras story and explore this town. Visit a bonsai garden and the local market. Lunch on board. Cruise continue to Longxuyen. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs and sunset cruise. Dinner and overnight on board in Longxuyen.


Day 3: Long Xuyen - Rach gia - Phu Quoc (B)
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. Return the boat. Disembark at 11:00. Then drive to Rachgia (60km).13:00 Take the  speedboat for Phu Quoc island. End of tour.


Cost in USD per person based on  private group :


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Cruise includes:
• 3 days cruise on private boat  Mien Tay Sampan
• Speed boat ticket Rach Gia – Phu QUoc
• English speaking guide on board
• All tour & Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
• Mineral water & Cold Towel
• Admission fees and permits where applicable
• Government taxes and Service Charge

Cruise excludes:
• Airfares & airport taxes
• Pre/post trip arrangement
• Visa  in Vietnam Vietnam visa arrangement (upon request visa on arrival at 15 USD, not including stamping fee at 25 USD)
•  Visa in Cambodia (available at the border at 20 USD/visa)
• Travel insurance
• Other personal expenses

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