Le Cochinchine Cruise

658/1 CMT8, Ward 11, D3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Le Cochinchine Cruise – An elegant and delightful boat. Conceived as the traditional rice-barges, Le Cochinchine is an elegant and delightful riverboat that promises a peaceful and comfortable journey along canals of the Mekong Delta. It cruises up-close many wonders of the Mekong Delta. Journeys will give you an authentic insight into the life of this amazing area and it inhabitants, regulated by the river flow. Thanks to an utterly caring crew, travelers will enjoy a high quality personalized service. Let’s explore the colorful life of Mekong Delta with Le Cochinchine to truly experience one of the oldest and most unique cultures in the world.

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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Numer of Cabins: 10
Cruise Type: Wooden Boat
Operated by: Lecochinchine Cruises

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Cabin

10.0 m2
Double/Twin bed
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Price Includes

  • 02 days cruise with stops and visits as stated with English /French-speaking escort.
  • 01 night accommodation on board.
  • Meal as mentioned during the cruise ( B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Biking, sampan boat ride,
  • Services of crews during the cruise.
  • Apperitif

Price Excludes

  • Transfer from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be or Can Tho and return.(book in next step)
  • Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia.
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.,

Cancellation by Customer

  • All cancellation 15 days before your departure date: 10% of total rate
  • 8 - 14 days: 30% of total rate
  • 4 - 7 days: 50% of total rate
  • Within 3 days: 100% charge

Children Policy

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

Full Itinerary

1. Caibe- Can Tho 2. Can Tho - Caibe
Day 1 Day 1: CAIBE – TRAON
8-8.30am: Pick you at Hotel in HCM then transfer to Caibe (NOT INCLUDED in cabin price)

11h30 -12h.00: boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink

Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be Floating Market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.

Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.

LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien . Lunch served on board

Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits

Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery .

Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset.

Dinner and night on board.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lecochichine Cruise
Day 2 Day 2: TRAON - CANTHO
Breakfast on board

The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals.

Transfer to Cai Rang Floating Market: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.

Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.

11 h00: Disembark in Cantho. The cruise concludes.

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
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to port.
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Guide: English speaking guide on board

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Corporate Party
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Traditional or modern live music
  • Wedding ceremony

19 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Le Cochinchine Cruise

Very good

8.6

Based on 19 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    8.5
  • Food/Drink
    9
  • Cabin quality
    7.9
  • Staff quality
    9.3
  • Activity
    8.3
Score breakdown
Traveler type
8.6

Ms.Bettina Oertle

Switzerland

19 April, 2017

The 3days/2nights Mekong cruise on Le Cochinchine was a great experience. The boat had 8 cabins for 16 people but when we arrived, our guide told us that we were only 4 guests! This was absolutely amazing. We had great bike and walking tours and enjoyed the time on the boat so much. Also, the food was… More

The cabins were very narrow and also a bit old. In the bathroom, we could find mouse holes. The English skills of the guide were not so good.

9.4

Ms.Bettina Oertle

Switzerland

22 March, 2017

Our stay on the boat was great! We were lucky as there were only four passengers on board. The tour was so lovely, all the staff very friendly and the food delicious. We thank you so much for these unforgettable days!

8.8

Mr.THAI Thieu Duy

Stuttgart, Germany

14 March, 2017

Really good support and communication in organizing the tour

8.8

Mr.Lorenzo Giarre

Switzerland

23 January, 2016

- friendly staff, careful, always trying to make our stay enjoyable
- very diversified program --> very good
- big attention for the food/menus

- boat maintenance - not bad but could be better...
- we didn't see really the advertised Cao Rai floating market; not the fault of the crew. The market is simply over when we arrive to Can Tho

8.4

Mr.Ryuta Yamagishi

kyoto, Japan

4 January, 2015

Well organized trip. We were also impressed by staff hospitality

It would be great if a map of our itinerary is attached.

7.8

Ms.Nathalie James

none, Hong Kong

23 April, 2014

The rooms were basic but very clean and comfortable for one night.
The lighting was rather poor in the cabin.The food was good and I enjoying the spring roll making.The crew on board was very nice and keen to help.
We really enjoyed the cycle part of the tour.Our guide was very informative and he explained a lot of interesting points about the Vietnam.

However we felt that guide was a little immature and he needs to learn to be slightly more professional when talking to guests. Some of his conversation topics such as talking about money and 'love', were not really appropriate. Having said that, we thought he was a lovely gentleman and he is an excellent… More

9.4

Mr.Julian Kupfer

Hamburg, Germany

18 April, 2014

total satisfied.Every Great Service. Awesome tour. A total Must see.

7.0

Mr.Per Boström

Stockholm, Sweden

3 March, 2014

We didn't se colonel Kurtz but we enjoyed the cruise along the Mekong anyway!
Small Cabin but nice and cosy cabin!

A bit old and worn down ricebarge converted to cruiseship.Nice and friendly but total lack of knowledge in English (except our guide)

8.6

Mr.Ted Gaudet

Saskatoon, Canada

10 January, 2014

Excellent cruise over all, very good itinerary, cruise route, staff, and activities. Good mix of time on the boat and off the boat. Enjoyed all activities especially the Sadec market, walking thru fruit orchards around Cai Be and biking

Window blinds in cabin not working. Bicycles could be in better condition.

7.4

Ms.Latha Ramachandran

Canada

6 January, 2014

excellent service & food. Thuy was friendly, caring & professional. Other staff including the transport driver were excellent. foot massage was awesome. Bicycle trip, fruit orchard trip & rice factory trip were good. Floating market trip was the best

river route was very noisy with commercial vessels. Night stay was in a noisy area, so could not sleep much. cabin was uncomfortable because AC control not working, hot water control not good. Suggest you remove the stopover at the old house.

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