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Cruise the Mekong Delta with Song Xanh Sampan

Price: Available upon request. Duration: 2 Days

This two days tour brings you to discover Mekong Delta on the Song Xanh Sampan.

Mekong Delta is well known as one of country's two main rice bowls. Dominated by the Mekong River and its many tributaries, the surrounding lands are comprised of low lying rice paddies and the rivers are bordered by dense mangroves and palms. The tributaries of the hectic Mekong River highway provide a comprehensive network of canals and channels acting as on and off ramps to the main thoroughfare. These rivers and tributaries can be the best method to explore the Mekong Delta at a leisurely pace and offer the opportunity to experience the truly unique Mekong River lifestyle.

Song Xanh Sampan is one of the best private luxury junks offers excellent services and unique program along the Mekong River. Except the Song Xanh 4 & 5 have 1 living room and 2 bed rooms which can be adapted for families, all other 3 junks (Song Xanh 1,2 & 3) have only 1 bed room and 1 living room which perfect for couples whom prefer the privacy or on honeymoon vacation. All the junks of Song Xanh are wooden designed with a large sundeck and an en-suite bathroom. The meals, which almost are Vietnamese dishes, will be served onboard during the trip.

As you’ll be travelling tailor-made, you can transform this sample tour into your dream holiday. Just ask us to make any changes, and you’ll have a revised itinerary with 24 hours – no limit to the number of changes, and no surcharge for making the amendments! 

Day 1: Depart your hotel for Can Tho. Touring in Vinh Long and Sa Dec. Overnight on private Song Xanh Sampan

Day 2: Visiting floating market in Can Tho. Transfer back to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City



You will leave the bustling Ho Chi Minh City in the morning for Mekong Delta. You will check-in the sampan and became King and Queen on this private Sampan.  The cruise will begin with the visit of some local home factories where you will be able to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will then proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.

Your sampan will take direction of Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruising upstream on the Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remain unknown to many people.

Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark at the local market place for a guided visit of this charming town, walking along the narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century are numerous. Visit at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong, which known from the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous novelist.

Back on board your sampan, your lunch will be served while we will be cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages.

Before sunset, we will have our last stop on the banks arranged at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. After being greeted by the owners, we will cater a candlelight dinner for you, an unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere. After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. We will moor for the night in a quiet place.

Your bed will be ready for your first night on the Mekong River.

Meals: Lunch / Dinner


At early in the morning, the sampan will slowly start cruising along the Mekong River while the breakfast is serving on board till approaching Cai Rang floating market, actually the largest in the whole Mekong delta. We will pass by countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers… showing an intense activity on the river.

Your cruise journey will end at around 10am at Can Tho where you meet up with guide again for a transferring back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast

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