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Mekong River cruise on private Song Xanh sampan 2 days

Posted by on January 2, 2014

Take a two-day journey on a traditional sampan from Cai Be to Can Tho, for a glimpse into the heart of the delta. See French architecture faded by time, get amongst the hustle and bustle of a floating market and dine in a beautiful 19th century house packed full of history and charm.

DAY 1: CAI BE – CAN THO
Song Xanh sampanStep back in time as you board your private sampan and cruise the canals of the delta, where small villages and home-based factories dot the river banks. Pop in for a quick look to see how coconuts are processed into matting, candies and other good. Continue your journey to the hustle and bustle of the Cai Be floating market, filled with barges overflowing with fruit and vegetables. Glide into a narrow canal and discover picture-postcard scenery as you head towards Sa Dec, the ‘little Venice’ of the Mekong Delta.  Experience the romance as you go back in time to visit the house belonging to the ‘lover’ of the famous French author, Marguerite Duras.  Marvel as you pass underneath the tangle of monkey bridges on your way to Can Tho arriving as the sun sets for a romantic dinner at Nha Co, a house dating back to the 19th century.

DAY 2: CAI RANG – CAN THO
Bedroom onboard Song XanhWake to the sound of the river as you arrive in the Mekong Delta’s largest floating market Cai Rang. There are great photo opportunities at every turn with boats filled with coconuts, merchants haggling over goods and coffee sellers plying their wares.  After a visit to the local morning market your cruise will end mid morning.

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