Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy
Tour Comfort: Budget
Explore the rich cultural traditions & natural beauty of the Mekong River from a traditional sampan.
You’ll commence your Mekong River tour with a transfer to Cai Be, a 2.5-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in Cai Be, you’ll board the ‘Cai Be Princess’, a comfortable sampan boat built in the traditional Vietnamese style. You’ll begin to slowly make your way along the ‘Mighty Mekong’, sailing towards the Cai Be Floating Market (the market gathers early in the morning and would be over at the time of your arrival). This will be followed by a delicious lunch at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a tropical garden by the river. After lunch, your sampan will proceed to Dong Hoa Phu canal, passing several islands famous for their fruit orchards along the way. As you begin to make your way back to Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll have a final stop & an opportunity to visit either the An Binh Ancient Church or the Tam Ho Bonsai Garden.