Life on The River from Cai Be to Can Tho by Private Song Xanh Sampan 2 Days

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Destination: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho - Cai Rang - Can Tho - Saigon

From US $321 Tour Enquiry
Life on The River from Cai Be to Can Tho by Private Song Xanh Sampan to travel deeper into the Mekong Delta, from Cai Be, an easy drive from Ho Chi Minh City, to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta. Much more scenic than a road trip, our overnight cruise aboard the intimate Song Xanh sampan along picturesque waterways allows for shore excursions to visit historic homes, atmospheric temples, and local cottage industries. Additional highlights include a candlelit dinner in a century-old home and cruising among the colourful barges and boats of the famed Cai Rang Floating Market


Price per person in a double or twin cabin

Tours & Packages2 paxs3-4 paxs5-6 paxs 
Song Xanh
2 paxs$321
3-4 paxs$315
5-6 paxs$306
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Day 1 : Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho
Be picked up at your hotel at 8:00 am and transfer to Cai Be by road.
Begin cruising from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am.
From the sampan, observe life as it plays out onshore - people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes - while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit.
Before arriving at Sa Dec, stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, pass monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit a Cao Dai temple.

 Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.
Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. Explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat.
Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house (a “Nha Co” in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting.
After dinner return on board while the Song Xanh continues its cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.

Day 2 : Can Tho
Wake up early at 6:00 am for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which operates daily starting from 5:00 am.
Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos.
Continue cruising towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty. You can book a transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City or continue discover other areas of Mekong Delta



  • 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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