The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a vast maze of rivers,where there are hundreds of canals. It is home to float markets, heavy colorful fruit garden .All brings you great experiences . Especially when you come to discover the beauty Mekong River area on the Le Cochinchine Cruise you not only enjoy the great moments in cultural characteristic wetland but also enjoy the premium service on this cruise
Le Cochinchine offers overnight boat cruises along Mekong River in Vietnam & Cambodia and getting insight into Mekong Delta life.
Authentic Mekong sampan is designed according to the traditional sampans which have navigated on the Mekong flows. Long of 21.5 m and wide of 4 m , 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.
OPTION 1: Can Tho – Cai Be - Departure time: (Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday)
Day 1: Can Tho - Tra On (L, D)
11h00 Boarding Le Cochinchine boat at Ninh Kieu jetty.
A small boat take you to 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. A small boat will take you through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
Return the boat. Then the cruise continues to Cai Be via Tra On.
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Lunch on board
After lunch disembark then take a pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, especially some orchards (orange grove) with its farmer and sample various tropical fruits in Lach village.
Then return the boat to cruise to Cai Be. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Co Chien River. Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.
Day 2: Cai Be - Saigon (B)
After breakfast on board over splendid sunrise on the Mekong.
Explore the lively Cai Be floating market in early morning.
Walking amongst the lush vegetation to visit the handicraft villages and meet with local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. A small boat trip through rivulets of Tan Phong Islands. A pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the village to discover tropical fruit orchards. 11h00 Disembark in Cai Be. The cruise concludes.
OPTION 2: Cai Be – Can Tho - Departure time: (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Day 1: Cai Be - Tra On (L, D)
11h00 boarding Le Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink
Explore the lively Cai Be floating market. Cruising amongst the mazes of waterway to visit the handicraft villages and meet with local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
Arrive in Vinh Long we then embark on a walk or bike for sightseeing tour of the Culao Binh Hoa Phuoc. Le Cochinchine sets sail to Can Tho via Cho Lach and Tra On.
Disembark Cho Lach village. Embark on a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. En-route to visit a cottage industry, a local farm and sample seasonal fruits.
Cruise to continue to Mang Thit. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise.
A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and night on board in Tra On.
Day 2: Tra On - Can Tho (B)
Rising up to the sound of River and Mekong Delta coming to life for another lovely day we enjoy the sunset. After breakfast, we cruise along the canals and visit a village on the bank of Co Chien or, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life of the local inhabitants, and their hospitality. Leisurely cruise up the Bassac River while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Arriving in Can Tho, we explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats laden fruits barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Boat through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, local markets in full swing. 11h00 Check out and disembark the boat. The cruise concludes.
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