Le Cochinchine Mekong Cruise
Day 1: Cai Be - My Thuan - Sa Dec (L/D)
11h00: we board Le Cochinchine boat and enjoy welcome drink. Le Cochinchine starts cruising to Cai Thia while lunch is served on boat.
In the afternoon, we disembark for a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages, visiting of the gardens and orchards, local houses and meeting with people and getting insight into Delta life. We will then visit Cao Dai temple on the way to My thuan. Embarking the cruise, we continue towards Sa Dec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river. Here, we visit the lively Sa Dec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras and take a walk 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 the Le Cochinchine for a cruise down stream. Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif.
Dinner and overnight on the Le Cochinchine Cruise.
Day 2: Cai Thia - Vinh Long - Tra On (B/L/D)
Breakfast on the Le Cochinchine on the Mekong. We will then visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and go for walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people. Transferring 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 and cruise to Co chien while enjoying Lunch on board. Disembark for a deeper exploration to the local village, we take a walk on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, visiting a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits.
Boarding back, we have complimentary drink as a welcome back on board, you are free to rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit river.
Dinner and night on the Le Cochinchine Cruise.
Day 3: Tra On - Can Tho departure (B)
Breakfast on the Le Cochinchine Cruise. 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 where we visit one of the most bustling floating markets on Mekong river. 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.
Meals during the cruise (2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts)
2 nights on board
English /French speaking guide on board
All entrance fees, and aperitif
Biking, sampan boat ride
Tips and gratuities
Services not clearly mentioned above