Authentic Mekong Cruise

658/1 CMT8, Ward 11, D3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Authentic Cruise Sampan - Up-close cruise on Mekong River Authentic Mekong Sampan was designed after traditional Mekong sampans with wood and woven bamboo as main materials. All cabins are fully equipped with special designed facilities and amenities in order to ensure the guest’s comfort in every journey. Designed especially for small canals, Authentic Mekong is able to cruise a wide range of routes throughout Mekong Delta since it can sail on routes that usually inaccessible to other boats.
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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Numer of Cabins: 8
Operated by: Lecochinchine Cruises

Cabin & Rates

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Price Includes

  • Transportation from/to HCM City Hotel by shuttle Bus
  • Overnight cruise aboard Authentic Mekong with stops and visits
  • English and or/ French speaking guide on boat
  • Accommodation on boat
  • Full board meals as mentioned
  • Admission fee as mentioned in the programme*
  • Biking and sampan boat rides
  • services of crews during the cruise on board
  • 1 complimentary foot massage on board.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips
  • Service not mentioned.

Cancellation by Customer

  • All cancellation before your departure date
  • 31-60 days : 50% of total rate
  • 21-30 days: 75% of total rate
  • 2-20 days: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • Child under 5 years old: F.O.C.
  • Child 6- 11 years old: 50% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same 01 room with 2 adults

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Caibe -CaiThia- Sadec
08.00 - 08.30: Pick up at Hochiminh Hotel, transfer to Mekong Pier.

10:30—11:00:reach the banks of the Mekong Delta in Cai Be.

You embark on Authentic Cruise with a welcome drink.

Authentic Cruise set sails toward Sadec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river while lunch is served on boat.

In Sa Dec surroundings, visit the brick factories and observe the handicraft manufacturing of bricks and tiles made out of clay from rice plantations.

In Sa Dec town, see the Cao Dai Temple, the local market and the ancient house Huynh Thuy Le.

Embark on a lovely walking excursion on the blossoming flower bonsai garden.

Back on board, Authentic Cruise sails down Mekong River toward Mythuan.

Sit back and relax on the upper deck. As the sun sets, experience a traditional herbal foot massage before enjoying an exotic pre-dinner drink.

Dinner and night on board.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Authentic Cruise
Day 2 Day 2: MyThuan- Caibe
Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board.

Our boat set sails again and cruises along the Mekong while taking in orchards and gardens torward Cai Be.

Explore Cai Be Floating Market on a local boat then visit local coconut and rice sweet factories,

Embark on a pleasant walk in Dong Hoa Hiep village on the footpaths of the countryside to discover the ancient house,tropical fruit orchards and local people's daily activities. Sample local sweets and fruits during the trip.

Get off in Cai Be harbour around 11.00 AM. The cruise concludes.

14.00 Arrive Hochiminh Hotel , BestPrice Vietnam wishes to serve you next time!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Services

  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Library

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Shuttle bus from/to Ho Chi Minh Hotel
  • Check-in: 12AM
  • Check-out: 12AM
  • Guide: English speaking Guide

Activities on Board

  • Cycling
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Traditional or modern live music
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Step 1: Check Rates

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Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at 'Trip saving for booking together' section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

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If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later - before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

Step 5: Come & Final Payment

The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who're going to stay in Hanoi, we're able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

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It is possible for a day trip to Ben Tre from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) . In Ben Tre, boat trips to islands are highlighted. Beside other activities such as visiting orchards, bee - keeping farm, enjoying traditional music and participating in coconut candy production process at a local factory.

Our Mekong River cruises are classified into 3 types of budget: Luxury (high budget), Mid-range (medium budget), Cheap (low budget).

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When your group adds members, the price for per person will be reduced correspondingly. Furthermore, when you book more services, we will offer extra discount for additional services. To save your budget, you should travel with other people and book as more services together as possible.
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