2 DAYS | 1 NIGHTS
From sizzling Saigon, take a cruise along the Mekong River and explore the scenic rice fields, waterways and colorful markets, bicycle around untouched village, enjoy cooking demonstration. Visit of Sa Dec, the old-fashioned town, famous for its flowers and bonsai plants. The best way to experience Mekong Delta's endless waterways is none other than an overnight cruise.
Our guide will meet and pick you up at the hotel lobby then we leave the bustle of the city behind for a day of exploring scenic rice fields, waterways and extensive orchards of Ben Tre, one of exciting destinations of the Mekong Delta area, just some hours by coach from Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Hung Vuong Pier and head to An Hoa canals. Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck while meeting your crewmembers and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water.
The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, the cruise will stop to visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut, then back to your cruise and the cruise will stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand where you will start a Bicycle trip around Phong Nam village around 4km, enjoy a casual cycling trip that will take you to visit a local rice noodle factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of the most popular dishes in the region.
After your visit takes a short walk to Mrs. Huong’s house, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea in her garden and then board a rowing sampan, taking you through a lush narrow canal, displaying the tranquil nature of the region.
Then rowing you back to your Mango boat to enjoy the lunch before continuing to cruise to Sa Dec town. On the way stop at local village and begin cycling, enjoying the peaceful scenery and quiet road pathways.
Get back to your boat, relax and enjoy your cruise then prepare for your cooking demonstration while enjoying your dinner.
Overnight on board on the Upper River.
Breakfast will be served onboard and cruising towards the town of Sa Dec and you will start to explore this charming town, where it is the backdrop for the film ‘The Lover’, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras. The story is about a teenage French girl who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man, Huynh Thuy Le.
You will visit his old family home as well as the high school where Marguerite’s mother was a teacher. Then, you will continue with cycling through the village of Tan Qui Dong. For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.
After lunch you will be transferred to the meeting point, where your car will be ready to take you back to Saigon
Overnight on luxury sampan based on twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast
02 lunch, 01 dinner mentioned in the itinerary (local food)
English speaking guide throughout the itinerary
All entrance fees, tropical fruits, rowing boat, horse carriage as indicated in itinerary
Private boat for cruise trip on the Mekong River
2 bottle mineral water per day per person on days of transfer and sightseeing only
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