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Journey on Le Cochinchine Cruise

Journey on Le Cochinchine Cruise

per person

Le Cochinchine cruise take you into the lush areas of the Mekong delta. We overnight on the river amongst the local life along the waterway. Boats of the Mekong are designed with open structures that allow the occupents to be part of the surroundings. Discover a different and interesting way of life in the Mekong Delta.


6 days / 5 nights

Travel styles: Cruising, Short tours


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Tour Plan

Day 1/ Arrive Saigon
Arrive Saigon, meet your guide and transfer to hotel check in. The rest of day is at leisure.
Day 2/ Saigon Now and Then (B,L)
In the morning your day starts with a visit to the Jade Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Municipal Post Office and other remarkable buildings. You continue the drive a long a man-made canal that was an important waterway that linked Sai Gon to the Mekong Delta 200 years in the past. We stop at typical market in China town, then lunch at a restaurant with local Saigonese style dishes. After lunch we will take time to enjoy an authentic Vietnamese coffee arranged in an old colonial style building & garden. Return to hotel and free at leisure.
Day 3/ Saigon - Cai Be – Sa Dec (B,L,D)
Junk’s bus picks you up at the hotel and transfer to the Cai Be pier. Welcome you at our Cai Be pier. Join our large boat for a welcome drink and check-in your room. Le Cochinchine continues to Cai Thia. Landing at the island of Cai Thia where you will have a lovely cycling or walking excursion through the villages bordered by green orchards, rice fields… Come back to our boat for lunch while the boat cruises toward Sa Dec, a charming and quiet town located on the bank of the Tien River. On arrival, we visit a brickyard at the entrance of the village. Continuation to the lively market of Sa Dec followed by a visit to the old house of Huynh Thuy Le – the lover of the French novelist Marguerite Duras, as well as Trung Vuong primary school founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Marguerite Duras’s mother. In the heart of the village of Sa Dec, we discover the Cao Dai temple, the garden of bonsai and flowers. Return to our boat and enjoy the foot massage while watching the sunset over the Mekong River and sipping an aperitif. Dinner and overnight on board
Day 4/ Cai Be – Mang Thit – Tra On (B,L,D)
Get up early in the morning to contemplate the sunrise on the romantic river before breakfast on board. Transfer by junk to explore the floating market of Cai Be which is specific to the aquatic area. Continuation by a visit of sumptuous traditional residence, is former imperial residence where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to welcome you to discover the sublime interior and walk through the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits. Continuation to the artisanal villages where we have the chance to discover products made from rice and coconut: rice alcohol, puffed rice cake, rice paper, coconut candy. Return to the boat, lunch on board while the boat is heading for the Co Chien River. In the afternoon, a walk or bike along the paths through the countryside and villages will allow you to discover the orchards, the river activities and get in touch with the local population. The boat continues in the direction of Tra On. The aperitif is offered on the upper deck while the sun sets on a splendid landscape. Taking part in a cooking class on the boat, you will have the chance to try to make Pumpkin flower stuffed with That Lat fish and learn how to cut vegetables for decorating dishes. Dinner and overnight on board
Day 5/ Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon (B)
Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day. Our boat sets sails to Can Tho through tributaries, canals and arroyos. Transfer by local boat to visit the market of Cai Rang, one of the most important floating markets of the region, crowded with small and big boats zigzagging on the animated waters. Following along the coves shaded by fruit trees, palm trees ... you will come to an orchard where you will find many kinds of fruits: mango, star apple, papaya, dragon fruit, and coconut. 11h00 AM: Disembark at the pier in Can Tho. Join Junk’s bus drive back to Saigon. Check in the hotel. Overnight in Saigon
Day 6/ Saigon Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Have a safe journey!
Tour cost included:
  • Private transportation as in program
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Accommodations on twin share with daily breakfast
  • Two nights on Le Cochinchine Cruise
  • Meals (excluding drinks) as specified
  • Sightseeing fees as specified, on a private basis
  • Complimentary drinking water
  Tour cost excluded:
  • Drinks - private expenses
  • Travel insurance of all types
  • Tips
  • All airfares and visas
  • Bank and/or transfer  fees for payment
  • Other services not mentioned