The Exotic Mekong River Cruise
A pumpkin boat on the Mekong River

The Exotic Mekong River Cruise


Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam has always been an intriguing destination for our travellers. The Mekong River tributaries dissect the area into myriad islands, one separated from the others. Daily life of the local inhabitants mostly takes place on the water and this helps shape up and maintain the traditional culture here like no others. Exotic life style, fresh natural scenery, exuberant orchards with sensational fruits have always been the draw card of the Mekong Delta.

There are so many canals, creeks and small tributaries that once made some areas of the Mekong Delta inaccessible to the travellers. Thanks to the introduction of cruise boats into the area, the travellers have the opportunities to explore the heart of the Mekong Delta thoroughly while still pampered with impeccable service on board...

Day 1: Sai Gon - Cai Be - Can Tho (L/D)
Day: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Sai Gon (B)

1. Inclusions:
  • English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private transportation by car or van and boat as indicated in the program;
  • Accommodation: twin-shared cabin (with private bathroom) on board the boat as indicated in the program;
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B-Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner);
  • All admission fees in the program;

2. Exclusions:

  • Insurance of any types;
  • Drinks or personal expenses;
  • Others not clearly specified in the inclusions;


Day 1: Sai Gon - Cai Be - Can Tho (L/D)
8:00 A.M depart your hotel for the Mekong Delta. Visit a Cao Dai Temple at Ben Luc. Then continue by road towards Cai Be. On arrival at Cai Be, board the boat Basac, visit Cai Be floating market, visit a workshop making puffed rice.
Lunch on board.
Continue our cruise to Mang Thit. Arrival at Mang Thit at around 15:00, get on a small boat for a trip in a quiet village of the Mekong Delta to learn more of the daily life of the farmers and to taste tropical fruits. Back to the boat and cruise for 2 hours 30 minutes to Tra On. Arrive at Tra On and anchor for the night. Dinner on board.

Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Sai Gon (B)
We get up early in the morning for the sunrise around 6:00 AM. Visit the floating market of Tra On. Continue the discovery of the Mekong for the Cai Rang floating market, taking breakfast. At Cai Rang Floating market, the local inhabitants trade in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables available in the Mekong Delta. We disembark at 9.00 AM and make our way back to Sai Gon. Lunch at Trung Luong. Arrive back in Sai Gon at approximately 15:30. We trust you had a wonderful discovery of the Mekong Delta with Private Vietnam Tours.