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Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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Owning airy cabins and capacious dining area with comfortable couchettes, Authentic Mekong Cruise promises to bring best-quality services to passengers. With an affordable rate, you can definitely enjoy unforgettable moments on Mekong River.

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Authentic Mekong Cruise is one of superior cruises in Mekong River. The boat is designed in the traditional sampans which have often navigated on the Mekong River. Authentic Mekong Cruise was launched in Oct 2010. The sampan has the length of 21.5 m and width of 4m. It is made of wood and woven bamboo. The type of sampan is also the same as the typical traditional boats in which the local people spend all their life working and living on water. As being a superior cruise, Authentic Mekong Cruise will bring a pleasant and comfortable services to passengers. The sampan is equipped with a well-ventilated compartment which could be used as a diner room with 8 couchettes available for group of 2 to 16 persons maximum. Besides, there is a twin cabin, a kitchen, and three restrooms with showers. Also, there is one terrace on the deck where you can contemplate the wonderful view of the river. The crew consists of five persons, including one captain, one mechanic, one chief, one sailor and one guide. They are at your service. Traveling with Authentic Mekong Cruise, you will be amazed and integrated in the discovery of landscapes, local daily life, smiling and open-hearted people of the Delta and the aquatic life anywhere you go with the boat.

The Mekong cruise has two deck. On the lower deck, there are couchettes and kitchen, while on the upper deck, there are restaurant, bar, terraces at the stern and at the bow. The double cabin is outfitted with two single beds and an en-suite bathroom (shower, bowl sink, WC, bath linen, and toiletries). On the sampan, you will have a chance to enjoy special local food and wine, as well as French and Australian wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks, teas and coffees. In addition, you will be satisfied with service of foot massage on the sampan. It will be so pleasant if you can refresh and revitalize by foot massage service. All your fatigue will be released. The sampan provides various activities during the trip such as cycling, walking, visiting attractions, and joining motorized row boat excursions.

As being one of the most favorite cruises in Mekong River, Authentic Mekong Cruise offers an elegant and relaxing ways to explore stunning scenes in Mekong River. The cruise brings passengers closer to contact with local people in different corners of the delta. Authentic Mekong Cruise Cruise promises to be a peaceful and extremely comfortable cruise along your journey. You will have many opportunities to discover Vietnam culture through its authenticity and sample local practiced customs and food, along with many unforgettable experiences on exploring Mekong Delta and quaint villages. Getting onboard Authentic Cruise you will enjoy the never-ending contemplation of a fascinating scenery as you come across a lively world of legendary waterways and picturesque landscapes, floating markets, lush bonsais garden, rice fields, villages, pagodas and temples, fruit-filled orchards, boat laden bazaar and a host of smiling children… Choosing Authentic Mekong sampan is one of the best choices for couples, families, and groups of friends who wish to have an economical and unforgettable trip to Mekong River Delta.

 

The Mekong sampan possesses two types of cabins: Double Cabin and Twin Cabin. Each cabin has an area of 23 square meters. They are located on the main deck. Being outfitted with a double or single bed, each cabin provides a wide range of modern amenities such as hot water, hair-dryer, air-conditioning, fan, shower, toilet, complimentary drinking water, slippers, safety equipment and life vests, safety box, and en-suite bathroom. All cabins are decorated simply with polished wooden walls and bamboo mats hang on large windows. You can easily create a space of both privacy and spaciousness.

 

Amenities in cabins

 

High-quality wooden and bamboo decor

Air –condition

High-quality bed

Safety Equipment and Life Vests

In-house Telephone

Wooden wardrobe

Indochina pictures

Fresh flowers

Fan

Bath linen and toiletries

Lockers

 

Shower, bowl sink

Complimentary Drinking Water

Hot water

Hair-dryer

 

 

SERVICES

As being one of the best Mekong River superior cruises, Authentic Mekong Cruise is always willing to provide passengers with all the best services. The cruise owns a local executive chef with an experienced international culinary team. You will have many outstanding choices of semi-buffet breakfasts, semi-buffet lunches, and seated theme dinners. The cruise offers complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water. Also, there is an extensive wine list with premium wines and liquors for you to enjoy during the voyage.

 

24-hour Security

Newspapers and magazines

Theme Cruise

Doctor on call

Safety box at reception

Safety box at reception

Reception

Tender for sightseeing

Cabin Service (Snack Meals)

Bar, Restaurant

Laundry service

Fire Risk and Smoking

Library

Fresh flower

 

 

ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION

Apart from relaxing in comfortable cabins, spacious but cozy in dining area, you will have great moment of unwinding with a wide range of activities and recreation on board. The spa service onboard will help you to release all stress and tiredness. You absolutely can revitalize or reenergize. Otherwise, you can refresh by soaking the sunlight on the sundeck and contemplating the majestic views of the Mekong Delta. Moreover, you will be fascinated by many intriguing and insightful introduction about the river and the local life.

 

Cooking class

Movie nights

Cycling

Spa & Massage

Fishing

Swimming

Walking

Visiting places

Motorized row boat excursions

 

 

Authentic Mekong Cruise 3 Days/2 Nights – Cruise Up the River

 

Day 1 – Saigon – Cai Be – Sa Dec

In the morning, you will transfer to Cai Be. At noon, you will get on Authentic Mekong Cruise then have a welcome drink. After that, the boat takes you to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to explore ever-green islands and pop in the local houses. Also, you have a walking tour to large fruit orchards. Then, the sampan cruises to the French Gothic Cathedral and a colorful port area. Here, you have a chance to visit colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens, and local coconut candy and rice paper factories. At noon, you come back to the boat and have lunch, while the boat sets sail to Sa Dec. In the afternoon, you will embark Cai Thia for a walking or cycling tour around the countryside. Here, you have an opportunity to explore tropical fruit orchards and daily life of local people in My Thuan Island. In the evening, you have dinner onboard and overnight midstream in Sa Dec.

 

Day 2 – Sa Dec – Lap Vo – Long Xuyen

Get started your new day by soaking in the beautiful sunlight and enjoying a hearty breakfast. Then, you take a small local boat to visit bricks and tiles kiln and the facility of producing earthenware pots on a river bank. Later, you will visit the center of Sa Dec Town and pop in local market here. Your walking tour keeps moving to the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras, followed by visiting blossoming Sa Dec flower, village and local industries. At noon, you come back to the boat to have lunch. In the afternoon, the sampan sets sail through canals of Lap Vo. Here, you will have an opportunity to contemplate stunning landscapes along the river bank. In late afternoon, it is time for you to relax with foot massage and enjoy the magnificent sunset. In the evening, you enjoy delicious dinner and cruise to Long Xuyen.

 

Day 3 – Long Xuyen

In the morning, you enjoy breakfast on board. Then, the boat cruises to explore Long Xuyen market with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. After that, you will visit Cu Lao Ong Ho – a small island by the Mekong river enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to reach villages. Here, you have a chance to see local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travelers experience. Back to board and have welcome back drink. Check out and disembark for your departure

The rate of this cruise tour is from 305USD/pax. Yet, the rate can be changed seasonally. You should ask the booking staff for more details to have the best price. 

The rate of this cruise tour is from 305USD/pax. Yet, the rate can be changed seasonally. You should ask the booking staff for more details to have the best price.

Rate includes:

- 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated accompanied by English and or/ French speaking guide
- 2-night on board
- Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
- Biking and Cruise boat rides
- Services of crews during the cruise on board
- 1 Complimentary foot massage
- Sunset cocktails

 

Rate excludes:

- Land transportation from/to HCM City

- Personal expenses: souvenirs, drinks, tips

- Service not mentioned

 

Authentic Mekong Cruise 3 Days/2 Nights – Cruise Down the River

 

Day 1 – Long Xuyen – Lap Vo – Sa Dec

At noon, you will embark the Authentic Mekong Cruise, enjoy welcome drink and check in the cabin. Then, the boat cruises to explore Long Xuyen market with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. After that, you will visit Cu Lao Ong Ho – a small island by the Mekong river enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to reach villages. Here, you have a chance to see local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travelers experience.

In the afternoon, the sampan sets sail through the canals in Lap Vo. Here, you will have an opportunity to contemplate stunning landscapes along the river bank. In late afternoon, it is time for you to relax with foot massage and enjoy the magnificent sunset. In the evening, you enjoy delicious dinner and cruise to Sa Dec.

 

Day 2 – Sa Dec – Binh Hoa Phuoc – Cai Be

Get started your new day by soaking in the beautiful sunlight and enjoying a hearty breakfast. Then, you take a small local boat to visit bricks and tiles kiln and the facility of producing earthenware pots on a river bank. Later, you will visit the center of Sa Dec Town and pop in local market here. Your walking tour keeps moving to the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras, followed by visiting blossoming Sa Dec flower, village and local industries. At noon, you come back to the boat to have lunch, while the boat cruises to Binh Hoa Phuoc. Here, you will visit lush green vegetation while cycling across the island and meet local people. In late afternoon, you will admire beautiful sunset on the sundeck. You will have dinner onboard and overnight near Cai Be.

 

Day 3 – Cai Be

After having breakfast on the boat, you take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and visit the French Gothic Cathedral, colorful port area with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. You will have a chance to explore evergreen islands and visit the traditional house where surviving members of the Kiet family. They will welcome you with tea. Then, you can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Back to our boat and enjoy welcome back drink. Check out and disembark.

The rate of this cruise tour is from 305USD/pax. Yet, the rate can be changed seasonally. You should ask the booking staff for more details to have the best price.

Rate includes:

- 3-day cruise with stops and visits as stated accompanied by English and or/ French speaking guide
- 2-night on board
- Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program
- Biking and Cruise boat rides
- Services of crews during the cruise on board
- 1 Complimentary foot massage
- Sunset cocktails

 

Rate excludes:

- Land transportation from/to HCM City
- Personal expenses: souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Service not mentioned

 

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

The timetable of embarkation and disembarkation may be changed due to the condition of weather or other factors, thus, you should ask the booking staff for the exact time, and should present early to prepare for your trip.

 

Check-in

At noon

Check-out

At noon

 

CANCELLATION

- All cancellation 8 days before your departure date: 10% of total rate
- 3-7 days: 50% of total rate
- Within 48 hours: 100% charge

Note: the cancellation policy may be changed seasonally. You should contact the booking staff for more information.

 

CHILDREN AND EXTRA BEDS

- Infants under 5 years old are free of charge.
- Children between 6 and 11 years old sharing cabin with their parents get a 50% discount.

Note: the children policy may be changed seasonally. You should contact the booking staff for more information.

 

CARDS ACCEPTED

- You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for online payment.
- Your card information will be processed by advanced security system and not stored at the cruise’s database (merchant).

 

CRUISE IN DETAILS

 

Specifications

Authentic Mekong I

Authentic Mekong II

Operated since

Oct 2010

Oct 2010

Length

23

23

Width

4

4

Height

2

2

Depth

1

1

Dining Room

Restaurant Bar Terraces at the stern and at the bow

Restaurant, Bar ,Terraces at the stern and at the bow

Bar/ Sundeck

Local wine, French wine and Australian wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks, teas and coffees

Local wine, French wine and Australian wines, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fruit juices, soft drinks, teas and coffees

Massage cabin

Foot Massage

Foot Massage

 

SAFETY

Safety comes first in the design and operation of the ships. Floatation devices are available for all on board and more, redundant alarm and fire detection as well as redundant firefighting means are present on all the Authentic Mekong Cruise. The handrails all around the ship are sturdy and a mesh of rope prevents any kids from falling. Upon boarding, the passengers are informed of the areas that are open or off-limits to them, and instructed about emergencies, how to give the alarm and where to meet.

 

WHEN TO VISIT MEKONG RIVER DELTA

- The most popular time of year to visit the region is between November and April.
- The hot season, from March to May is very dry, but in some places. During this time, some rivers are harder to navigate, and boat journeys in remote places may not be possible.
- The rainy season, generally from June to September is for many people the best time to travel - despite the fact that it rains, it never gets that cold, and nearly all hotels and guesthouses have rooms available - often a lot cheaper than during the high season

 

WHAT TO BRING

- Light clothing: made from natural fibers is the best clothing for the region.
- Warm clothing (for month from December to January)
- Footwear: bring sandals or slip on to take off easily when entering temples. Flip flops can be bought very cheaply just about anywhere.
- A small collapsible umbrella is sensible for the rainy season.
- A flashlight is a good idea, in case of power cuts.

 

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