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Mien Tay Sampan Cruise

Mekong Delta, Vietnam

From 156 USD/day
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Mien Tay Sampan Cruise is designed in the style of traditional sampans. Having 5 cabins, 1 ventilated compartment which could be used as a dinner room as well as bedroom, and available couchettes, the sampan can accommodate from 2 - 16 people.

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Founded in 2002, a flotilla of Mien Tay Sampan Cruise is defined as Mekong River superior cruises with the length of 22 m and the width of 4.5 m. The cruise was built taking the inspiration from the design of locally traditional sampans and made from Sao wood, a variety of oak, which is very resistant to water. Cruising on the Mekong River, you will have a great opportunity to go sightseeing and enjoy the very natural sceneries of the river. Besides, this is also a good chance to learn more about culture and daily activities of inhabitants in the rural area of Vietnam. With the price from $232 per day, this is a long-lasting and exceptional experience of yours.

 

With 5 cabins, available couchettes, and a ventilated compartments which could be used as a bedroom, Mien Tay Sampan can accommodate up to 16 passengers. In terms of on-board facilities, the cruise has 1 kitchen, 3 restrooms with showers, and 1 terrace on the sun deck. You will be served by 5 crews including captain, mechanic, chef cook, sailor, and guide. With regard to activities, you can take part in many excursions to explore Mekong River. Besides, each Mien Tay sampan carries bicycles which enable you to make a bike tour. Let’s experience a wonderful voyage on Mekong River with Mien Tay Sampan. You will never feel disappointed for your decision.

 

Services

To ensure that you have the most enjoyable and comfortable cruise on Mekong River, Mien Tay Sampan always tries to serve you the best services as possible. Below are general and basic services will be served on boat:

24-hour Security

Newspapers and magazines

Theme Cruise

Doctor on call

Safety box at reception

Bar, Restaurant

Reception

Fire Risk and Smoking

Cabin Service (Snack Meals)

 

Activities and Recreation

During the cruise, you can take part in many interesting excursions and thrilling activities to explore culture and life of Mekong River Delta. Take a look at the following table for your reference about programs you can take part in during your trip:

 

Visiting places

Walking

Movie nights

Cycling

Fishing

Swimming

 

 

Saigon – Cai Be 2 days 1 night

 

Day 1: Can Duoc – Cho Gao – My Tho – Cai Be

(Including lunch and dinner)

At 8.00 am, you will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to Can Duoc, which is about 35 kilometers from Saigon. Upon arriving, you will embark onboard. Take time to admire beautiful sceneries as Mien Tay Sampan leisurely cruises down Mekong River. Arriving in My Tho, you can visit Thoi Son Island where you can leisurely walk, taste local fruits, observe local handicraft production, and meet local friends. Besides, you will have a sampan ride in this day through palm-shaded creeks before returning onboard for lunch. In the afternoon, Mien Tay Sampan will move towards Cai Be. You can enjoy the magnificent sunset of Mekong River in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight on boat.

 

Day 2: Cai Be – My Tho – Saigon

(Including breakfast and lunch)

After savoring your breakfast, you will have a great chance to explore Cai Be floating market, one of the most boisterous and finest markets on the river. In the market, you can first-hand witness the daily activities of inhabitants here and understand more about their culture. Afterwards, you will have a visit on foot in a handicraft village, go sightseeing in the old houses, and try different tropical fruits. Lunch onboard. Then, Mien Tay Sampan will set sail to My Tho for disembarkation. You will be back to Saigon. Trip ends.

PRICE: price from $496/pax

 

Saigon – Can Tho 3 days 2 nights

 

Day 1: Saigon– My Tho – Cai Be

(Including lunch and dinner)

At 8.00 am, you will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to Can Duoc, which is about 35 kilometers from Saigon. Upon arriving, you will embark onboard. Take time to admire beautiful sceneries as Mien Tay Sampan leisurely cruises down Mekong River. Arriving in My Tho, you can visit Thoi Son Island where you can leisurely walk, taste local fruits, observe local handicraft production, and meet local friends. Besides, you will have a sampan ride in this day through palm-shaded creeks before returning onboard for lunch. In the afternoon, Mien Tay Sampan will move towards Cai Be. You can enjoy the magnificent sunset of Mekong River in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight on boat.

 

Day 2: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After savoring your breakfast, you will have a great chance to explore Cai Be floating market, one of the most boisterous and finest markets on the river. In the market, you can first-hand witness the daily activities of inhabitants here and understand more about their culture. Later on, Mien Tay Sampan Cruise will move towards Vinh Long. On the arrival, you will have lunch on board, then, take a short tour around Vinh Long by bicycle or by Xe Loi, a special vehicle in this place. Back to the cruise for refreshing, later, you will be served a delicious dinner.

 

Day 3: Can Tho – Saigon

(Including breakfast and lunch)

In this day, you have chance to visit Tra On market and Cai Rang market. Cai Rang market is one of the busiest floating markets on the river with hundreds of small boats carrying local products like tropical fruits, vegetables, etc. Later, you will be transferred to a small boat which will bring you through palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards. Returning onboard for lunch. Then, you will disembark the cruise and return to Saigon by coach. Tour ends.

PRICE: from $696/pax

 

Saigon – Phu Quoc 3 days 2 nights

 

Day 1: Can Duoc – Cho Gao – My Tho – Cai Be

(Including lunch and dinner)

At 8.00 am, you will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to Can Duoc, which is about 35 kilometers from Saigon. Upon arriving, you will embark onboard. Take time to admire beautiful sceneries as Mien Tay Sampan leisurely cruises down Mekong River. Arriving in My Tho, you can visit Thoi Son Island where you can leisurely walk, taste local fruits, observe local handicraft production, and meet local friends. Besides, you will have a sampan ride in this day through palm-shaded creeks before returning onboard for lunch. In the afternoon, Mien Tay Sampan Cruise will move towards Cai Be. You can enjoy the magnificent sunset of Mekong River in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight on boat.

 

Day 2: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After savoring your breakfast, you will have a great chance to explore Cai Be floating market, one of the most boisterous and finest markets on the river. In the market, you can first-hand witness the daily activities of inhabitants here and understand more about their culture. Later, as going to the shore, you can take a visit in handicraft village, go sightseeing in old houses, and enjoy various tropical fruits. Back on board, you will be taken to Long Xuyen via Sa Dec. In Sa Dec town, you can take a short walk to visit the place where a famous story “Lover” written by Marguerite Duras was set. Besides, do not forget to visit a bonsai garden and the local market. Lunch on board. As Mien Tay Sampan cruises towards Long Xuyen, you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries, aperitifs, and sunset. Dinner and overnight onboard.

 

Day 3: Long Xuyen – Phu Quoc

(Including breakfast)

In the morning, you will be awakened by the noise of the floating market. Waking up, enjoying your breakfast, then you can visit daily life of residents who live on both sides of Mekong River. You will get off the cruise at around 11.00 am. A coach/ bus will bring you to Rach Gia, then, you will be transferred by speedboat to Phu Quoc Island.

PRICE: from $696/pax

 

Note: Inclusions and Exclusions in price

Inclusions

Exclusions

Land transfer from Saigon    

English speaking guide    

Boat Cruise as mentioned    

Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L= lunch; D = diner)

Admission fees and permits where applicable    

Government tax & service charge

Airfares & airport taxes

Hotel in Saigon

Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone…)

Tips & gratuities

Vietnam Visa

Other not mentioned

 

 

Check-in/Check-out

Normally, the check-in and check-out time is at noon. For more information, please ask staffs when make a booking.

In terms of cancellation and children policy, please take a look at below tables for your reference. Please be reminded that the policy can be changed any time. This is reference information:

 

Children under 6 years old

free of charge

Children 06-11 years old

75% of adult rate

Children from 12 years old

100% of adult rate

 

Cancellation

Like other cruises in Mekong River, Mien Tay Sampan Cruise recommends that you should inform your cancellation as soon as possible for your convenience and our convenience too.

 

More than 21 days prior to arrival day on board

10% of total price

21-12 days prior to arrival day on board

25% of total price

11-03 days prior to arrival day on board

50% of total price

48 hours prior to arrival day on board

75% of total price

Within 24 hours/No show

100% of total price

 

Cards accepted

Passengers can transfer payment to Mien Tay Sampan by bank transfer, PayPal, or credit card (Visa, Master Card …)

 

What to bring?

-           Passport with valid visa

-           Some cash in VND/ USD for personal expenses

-           Wide brim hat

-           Sunblock or insect repellent

-           Sports shoes & swimming suite

-           Warm clothes (in winter)

-           Learning tools, cakes, and candy (if tourists accompany with children)

 

How safe is your boat?

To ensure the safety and security of passengers onboard:

-           All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards

-           Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas

-           Firefighting system in all ship areas

-           Expert marine superintendent

-           24 hours watch on duty

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