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Mekong Queen Day Tour: Cai Be - Sa Dec
Our excursion will begin early in the day after boarding a charming wooden boat, the Mekong Queen, with a visit of the colorful Cai Be floating market where you can experience all of local trading activities with several kinds of agricultural products from one boat to another. Disembark and visit local factories to get to know more about the local business and crafts. Interact with the locals and learn how pop rice, pop corn, rice paper and coconut candies are made. You also have an opportunity to taste these products served with a cup of hot green tea. Re-board your beautiful boat for a 1.5-hour cruise upstream the mighty Cuu Long (local name of the Mekong River which is literally translated as “Nine Dragon” representing for its 9 branches when flowing into the ocean). Lay your back on the boat and be ready for nice shoots when the beautiful and peaceful sceneries eventually pass by. Stop at a local home orchard where you can wander around his fruit plantation to study about the family’s livelihood before enjoying several kinds of tropical fruits in his garden. If you are adventurous people, try to taste the home-made snake wine while listening to Vietnamese traditional music (subject to availability), called Tai Tu and performed by the locals. Our voyage continues its final part with another 2-hour cruise, crossing the Co Chien River toward Sa Dec province. After a sad farewell to your crews, visit an ancient house which is home of the ex-lover of the French writer, Marguerite Duras who turned her love story into the famous novel “The Lovers”. After lunch at this ancient house, hop on local bike (optional bike at surcharge) for a short leisure ride to visit the local famed “flower farm” for lovely pictures. End the tour around 15:30 or 16:00 pm and board your own vehicle for a drive to your hotel.
Cai Be - Sa Dec
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Day 1
Cai Be - Sa Dec

Inclusion

  • Private Mekong Queen Boat.
  • Cool towels, fresh seasonal fruit, mineral water, hot green tea and coffee.   
  • 1 Lunch on sampan.
  • All entrance fees during the excursion.   
  • Rowing boat & biking excursions as mentioned.
  • Transfer from/to Saigon.
  • English speaking guide.

Exclusion

  • Drinks/water at lunch   
  • Travel Insurance.     
  • Personal expenses   
  • Tips for crews or tour guide.
  • Other services is not mentioned.
Call to book
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Date  
Destinations
Day 1
Cai Be - Sa Dec
An old picture of Huynh Thuy Le ancient house.
An old picture of Huynh Thuy Le ancient house.
07.00. Transfer by private car from the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Passengers have 2 hours on bus.
09.00. Arrive at Cai Be pier. Mekong Queen Day Cruise is willing to greet you by cool towel.
09.15. Experience Cai Be floating market, which is colorful, crowded and interesting by a dozen of selling boats with flowers, fruits, vegetables or other agricultural products.
09.25. Visit the old church and some handicraft factories on the banks to get closer to the life of locals here.
10.10. Mekong Queen continues the trip by sailing to Sa Dec town. Stop at a local brick factory on the banks of Co Chien river en-route. 
13.15. Arrive in small town of Sa Dec, passengers will admire the colonial charm of the ancient houses here. Especially, we will visit the house of Huynh Thuy Le, which is known as the context in the famous novel & movie “The Lover”. Let listen to the sad love story between the merchant Huynh Thuy Le & French writer Marguerite Duras.
Later, walk around the town for coming over Sa Dec market to explore the culture here.
13.45. Enjoy the lunch with Mekong specifics & Vietnamese foods on Mekong Queen.
14.45. Follow the escort by bicycle to visit flower village of Sa Dec where flower is growing on the floating farms. Let admire the stunning colors of flower farms and the unique imagine that people here use boats to take care their flowers. Talk and communicate the local farmers to understand more about their lives and their daily working.
15.15. Ride into the main road of the town to experience the peaceful Sa Dec that is compared as a tiny Venice. 
15.30. Bid a farewell to crew team. Private bus will take you go back to Ho Chi Minh City (3.5 hours on bus). End of Day Tour Cai Be – Sa Dec with Mekong Queen.

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  • Private Mekong Queen Boat.
  • Cool towels, fresh seasonal fruit, mineral water, hot green tea and coffee.   
  • 1 Lunch on sampan.
  • All entrance fees during the excursion.   
  • Rowing boat & biking excursions as mentioned.
  • Transfer from/to Saigon.
  • English speaking guide.

Exclusion

  • Drinks/water at lunch   
  • Travel Insurance.     
  • Personal expenses   
  • Tips for crews or tour guide.
  • Other services is not mentioned.
Call to book
(+84) 917 620 980
  • Explore the most cultural landscapes of Mekong Delta with floating market, floating flower farms or river-side villages.
  • Visit the orchards, local factories or ancient houses on the banks.
  • Walking and biking among the abundant & luxuriant spaces of Vietnam’s south-west.
  • Get closer to the authentic life style of Mekong by traditional design of Mekong Queen.
  • Taste the specifics of this fertility waterways. 
  • Listen to "Don ca tai tu" - folk music of the provinces on Mekong Delta.
Surcharge for local bike: $5/1 bicycle.
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