Douce Mekong is a modern and tastefully designed river barge. Built in traditional style with local touch and western comfort Douce Mekong offers an elegant, relaxing and fulfilling ways to explore endless water way of Mekong River (Mekong River cruises Siem Reap to Saigon). The cruise brings us into contact with people in different corner of the Mekong Delta . With Douce Mekong, you will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food, in a one unpacking, unforgettable vacation where your "floating hotel" get you insight into Mekong Delta and quaint villages.
Aboard Douce Mekong you will enjoy the continuous and ever-changing scenery as you encounter a lively world of legendary waterways and picturesque landscapes, floating markets, lush bonsais garden, rice fields, villages, pagodas and temples, fruit-filled orchards, boat laden bazaar and a host of smiling children.
Day 1: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) – Cai Be – My Thuan – Sa Dec (L,D)
At 8h00 in the morning, driver picks you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be.
11.00 – 11h30 boarding Douce Mekong boat. Enjoy welcome drink.
Douce Mekong sets sails to Cai Thia while lunch is served on boat.
Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life . Visit Cao Dai temple on the way to My Thuan.
Continue our cruise toward Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong River.
Visit the lively Sa Dec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
Walks along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms.
Back to our boat for a cruise down stream. Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 02: Cai Thia – Vinh Long – Tra On (B,L,D)
Breakfast on board on the Mekong.
Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and go for a walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production.
Visit of old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
Douce Mekong continues its cruise to Co Chien. Lunch served on board.
Embark on a pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Douce Mekong is cruising Mang Thit river.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 03: Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon (B)
Breakfast on board
The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals.
Transfer to Cai Rang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome – back drink.
11 h00 Disembark in Can Tho. The cruise concludes. Drive back to Saigon.. Tour ends. We await to serve you next time.
Land transfer: Saigon – Cai Be, Can Tho – Saigon
French / English speaking guide on boat
Accommodation on double/twin basis
Round trip transfer by private car / van / bus from Saigon
Meals as mentioned
Boat ride/sampan , Countryside biking
Admission fees and permits where applicable
Airfares & airport taxes.
Meals not indicated on itinerary
Tips & gratuities
Viet Nam Visa
Other services not mentioned