Song Xanh Sampan

92-96 Nguyen Hue, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Song Xanh Sampan – A unique authentic private Sampan! Song Xanh Sampans are designed for travelers who are looking for Private Cruise experiences in the Mekong Delta. Five very unique and authentic Sampans are fully equipped with beautiful bamboo and rattan furniture to create a very charming atmosphere. Operated as private charter cruises for individuals, couples and families with children, each sampan will carry a charming rowing boat ("Xuong"), nicely designed for a deep exploration of the delta through numerous small canals and arroyos along the journey.
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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Numer of Cabins: 1
Operated by: Victoria Cruises

Cabin & Rates

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Price Includes

  • 1 Day cruise on Cai Be Princess junk on private chartered basis
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Fresh cotton towels, fresh fruits, hot green tea, mineral water during cruise
  • Lunch (as per menu described)
  • Visits mentioned
  • Crew assistance
  • VAT and service charge

Price Excludes

  • Transportation round trip Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh
  • Supplements mentioned
  • Drinks during meals
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping / Crew during cruise
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional charge 40 USD / boat from 7th Feb 2013 to 13th Feb 2013 ( Vietnamese Lunar New Year)
  • Additional charge 07 USD / menu Longanier / pax from 7th Feb 2013 to 13th Feb 2013 ( Vietnamese Lunar New Year)
  • Car surcharge for Peak Season

Cancellation by Customer

  • 15 days before departure: 10% of total rates
  • From 7 to 14 days before departure: 50% of total rates
  • From 3 to 6 days before departure: 75% of total rates
  • Under 3 days before departure: 100% of total rates

Children Policy

  • Children aged 4 or less: Free of Charge
  • Children from the age of 5 to 12: 50% discount based on adult price
  • Children above 12 years old: Full price

Full Itinerary

: Nha Man - Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc
Be picked up at 7:30 am at No 157 Pasteur, D3 in Saigon and drive to Nha Man, home to a local temple and apothecary to learn about traditional medicines. Walk a few meters, board your Song Xanh sampan and set off for a leisure cruise on the busy waterways. Welcome drinks are served.

Arrive in Sa Dec and get ashore to visit the Buddhist Nuns Monastery of Phuoc Hue, a wonderfully peaceful provincial monastery where young girls learn the teachings of Buddhism.

After a stroll around the flower gardens (Sa Dec is famous for its flower nursery gardens), get back on board where Vietnamese lunch is served. Turn into a narrow canal to discover unspoiled landscapes, luxuriant gardens, children on bicycles… the daily

life of the river people. Stop half-way along the canal to visit a small local village. Meet the villagers and get a glimpse of their

daily life.

Disembark at Vam Cong Jetty in Long Xuyen. A 1h30 drive will take you through the countryside to the country town of Chau Doc. You can stop either at Victoria Chau Doc Hotel on the bank of the Bassac River or at Victoria Nui Sam Lodge, a charming mountain retreat nestled on Sam Mountain.

Meals: Lunch
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
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: NA
  • Check-in: At noon
  • Check-out: At noon
  • Guide: English speaking guide

Activities on Board

  • Fishing

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Wedding ceremony

9 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Song Xanh Sampan

Excellent

9.2

Based on 9 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    9.2
  • Food/Drink
    9.1
  • Cabin quality
    8.7
  • Staff quality
    9.7
  • Activity
    9.2
Score breakdown
Traveler type
8.6

Mr. David Long

United Kingdom

17 June, 2016

Everything went very well

10.0

Ms.Jeanette Leyland

Melbourne, Australia

5 January, 2016

we were so impressed by our Sampan tour - we loved every minute of it - it was fabulous in everyway. Mr Em (our guide), Captain Lin & Aein & Phuc were wonderful - they all made our trip so memorable.

8.4

Mr.Andrew Sefton

Geelong, Australia

10 June, 2014

We had a lovely time on the Sampan. The cruise was excellent. The only aspect that was disappointing was that the boat was very late to get going in the morning which meant that we only caught the end of the floating markets. The food was excellent. The cabin was good although the mosquito nets could… More

We enjoyed the activities but would have enjoyed an opportunity to try rowing the small boat in the afternoon.

We were a little uncertain as to whether there was an expectation of a substantial tip for the crew. We did tip a modest amount but felt that given the price of the cruise, we shouldn’t have… More

10.0

Mr.Chris Vautin

Austria

9 June, 2014

We enjoyed this cruise very much.

9.2

Mr.Brian Smith

Tewantin, Australia

11 April, 2014

An interesting and enjoyable experience which allowed us to see a wider view of life in Vietnam.

9.8

Ms.Lucia Hoermann

Yandina, Australia

9 April, 2014

Everything is excellent!

7.8

Ms.Ingraham

Switzerland

7 January, 2014

Very nice boat, feels like a unique experience. Fantastic in family and the best to see how the people on the Mekong live.

The food on board was not very good. Extremely poor breakfast (sausages not cooked, only white bread and no choice). The diner in the old house was really not great either and the women does not speak English.

8.8

Mr.Stephen Harold Hartman

Sydney, Australia

21 November, 2013

Great trip one of the hilights of our 3 week Vietnamese tour, excellent staff and food, fulfilled all our requirements

10.0

Ms. Christa Moreau

Singapore , Singapore

11 April, 2013

We were extremely satisfied of the cruise, everything was absolutely perfect so you can rate 10/10 for all the criterias below.

I will deeply recommend the cruise as well as your service to friends and relatives.

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