Cai Be - Chau Doc by Private Song Xanh Sampan Cruise 3 Days

Duration: 3 days 2 night

Destination: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc - Saigon/Boat to Phnom Penh or vice versa

From US $415 Tour Enquiry
Travel low and slow on a private 2-night cruise through the Mekong Delta, from Cai Be (gateway to Ho Chi Minh City) to Chau Doc on the Vietnam – Cambodia border. Experience the highlights of the Delta, including endless rice fields, tropical fruit gardens, and French-era architecture, by bicycle, walking tours, and cruise aboard the comfortable Song Xanh sampan. Memorable meals include lunch in a colonial-inspired plantation house and a candlelit dinner in a historic century-old home.


Price per person in a double or twin cabin

Tours & Packages2 paxs3-4 paxs5-6 paxs 
Song Xanh
2 paxs$425
3-4 paxs$420
5-6 paxs$415
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Day 1 : Cai Be - Sa Dec
Be picked up at your hotel at 8:00 am and transfer to Cai Be by road.
Your journey starts from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am.
Begin with a bicycle ride around this remote countryside area, ending up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river.

 After lunch, start your leisurely cruise on the Delta’s beautiful waterways, with stops along the way to explore local cottage industries that provide a living for the river people.
Before arriving at Sa Dec, visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand.
Arriving at Sa Dec, step ashore and stroll to the outdoor market.
Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.
A candlelit dinner awaits at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on board the Song Xanh on the Mekong River.

Day 2 : Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Phu Tan
Breakfast is served on board while you cruise towards Long Xuyen along a narrow canal, passing several scenic monkey bridges.
After enjoying lunch on board, arrive in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, the birthplace of Vietnam’s second president.
Return to the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Chau Doc.
Your boat sails until approximately 10:00 pm before anchoring for the night. Overnight on board.

Day 3 : Phu Tan - Chau Doc departure
Breakfast is served on board while your sampan cruises towards Chau Doc.
Close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the gateway to Phnom Penh.
Known throughout Vietnam for its pagodas and temples, Chau Doc is also famous for the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a superb eucalyptus mangrove.
Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc private pier at approximately 10:00 am.


  • Private transfer from Saigon to Cai Be
  • Private cruises overnighting aboard Song Xanh Sampan
  • Meals on boat
  • 1 candlelit dinner including a bottle of wine for 2 persons at an ancient house
  • Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • “xuong” rowboat rides
  • Crew assistance


  • Individual travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages not specified in above program
  • Tips for crew and tour guide
  • Any expenses not clearly indicated in above program

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