Song Xanh are designed for travelers looking for Private Cruise experiences in the Mekong Delta. The sampans “Song Xanh” offer a concept of fully private charter cruises for individuals, ideal for couples, or families with children.
Route: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Can Tho
The cruise starts at around 10.am from our pier in Phu An hamlet located next to Cai Be town, approximately 2 hour drive south from Saigon. Welcomed by the crew and being to visit of some local home factories making rice, coconut candies. Proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables.
Disembark to take rowing boat along a narrow canal passing by a local village and fruit plantations. Further on the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit. 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 narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples, visit at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong Huyen Thuy Le, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous novelist.
Back on board your sampan, lunch is served while cruising down to Can Tho. Along the way, stop to visit a Cao Dai Temple. Candle light dinner in a splendid ancient house dating from the early 19th century. After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. Overnight on Sampan.
Breakfast onboard and at 7am, you will get to Cai Rang floating market – 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 Ninh Kieu pier after a visit at Can Tho local market.
*During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, exotic seasonal fruits, hot green tea and two bottles of mineral water will be served daily complimentary