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Song Xanh Sampan

Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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A flotilla of four unique sampans named Song Xanh was designed to serve those who are seeking for a private Mekong cruise. Song Xanh Sampans are very suitable for individuals or couples who want to have a private space in the relaxing atmosphere.

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Song Xanh Sampan is considered as one of Mekong River deluxe cruises, which is designed by Mekong Horizontal Company in 2004. Nowadays, Mekong Horizontal Company is recognized as one among the leading private cruise in Mekong Delta River with a flotilla of 10 boats. This is a pioneering company in providing new cruise paths along with advanced services.

Song Xanh Sampan has two generous spaces of 15m2 which are decorated with bamboo and rattan furniture creating a cozy and charming ambiance. During the cruise, 4 dedicated crews will serve you attentive services. Each Song Xanh Sampan has 1 bed room, 1 living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night, 1 bathroom with WC, lavabo, and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where milks and drinks will be catered. Besides, each sampan will carry a row boat for deeper excursions along small canals and arroyos.

 

Being defined as one of private deluxe cruises in Mekong River, Song Xanh Sampan has only one bed room (and living room that can be transformed into 1 more bedroom at night) to create the most private space for passengers. Bed room amenities included cotton kimonos, rattan slippers, and fans. There are three options for you, which are double bed with silk bed covers and pillows , 2 rattan bed drawers; bedroom with 2 silk bed lamps lotus style, 1 rattan chest drawer; or bedroom, 1 rattan sofa with cotton pillows, water jacinth floor carpets (bed sides and front).

 

Services

During the cruise, you will be served general services as below table:

 

24-hour security

Reception

Safety box at reception

IDD at reception

Doctor on call

Rowing boat

Newspapers & magazines

Baby cot

Fresh flower

Bar & restaurant

Cabin service

Fresh flower

 

Besides, being known as one of private cruises in Mekong River, Song Xanh Sampan will take care about every smallest detail in your trip. With only 4 passengers allowed onboard, Song Xanh Sampan promises to serve you the best-quality services. All crews are always ready to meet all your requirements.

 

Activities

During the cruise, you can enjoy fishing and take part in many excursions by boats. For detailed information, please see in itinerary item.

 

Song Xanh Sampan 2 days 1 night: Cai Be – Can Tho

 

Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Sa Dec – Can Tho

(Including lunch and dinner)

Around 8.00 am, you will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transferred to Cai Be. About 2 hours later, you will embark the cruise. Your Mekong River cruise will start in some local home factories where you can witness how local products such as rice paste, coconut candies, and other specialties are traditional made. Then, the sampan will proceed to Cai Be, a colorful and boisterous floating market and cruise among local barges full of tropical fruits and fresh vegetables. As Song Xanh takes direction to Vinh Long and Sa Dec and cruise upstream on Tien Giang River, you can enjoy the beauty of evergreen islands, large networks of meandering rivers crisscrossed with numerous arroyos. Later, the sampan will sail in a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations.

Taking a thrilling excursion by a small rowing boat is the highlight in this itinerary. The rowing boat will take you to visit a local tiny village, fruit plantations, one of the biggest artisanal bricks and tiles factory. When arriving in Sa Dec, you will be guided to explore this charming and peaceful town. Take a walk along its narrow streets, you can admire countless beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century.

Your lunch is served at an ancient house, which is known as home of Huynh Thuy Le, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras. After enjoying your lunch and visiting this house, you will return to the sampan and continue your voyage in Mekong River. On the way cruising down to Can Tho along a narrow canal, you will have chance to admire wooden monkey bridges and tiny villages. The sampan will stop at some places on the banks where you can talk with locals and understand more about their life and their culture. In addition, a visit will be done at Cai Daist temple.

The last stop in this this day will be at an old house named “Nha Co”, which was built in 19 century. You will have a candlelight dinner at his house. After dinner, back on Song Xanh Sampan for relaxation as the cruise moves towards Can Tho. Enjoy your night on Mekong River.

 

Day 2: Cai Rang – Can Tho – Sai Gon

(Including breakfast)

Let’s enjoy your breakfast at 7.00 am as Song Xanh Sampan sets sail to Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest one on Mekong River Delta. The sampan will cross through many local sampans of residents which carry rice, vegetables, fruits, sand, fishes, flowers, and so on. Therefore, you can first-hand witness and explore daily activities of inhabitants in Mekong. Your trip on Mekong River will end at 10.00 am as Song Xanh reaches at Ninh Kieu pier after visiting at Can Tho local market. You will be transferred to your hotel in Saigon.

PRICE: from $ 95/pax/day

 

Song Xanh Sampan 3 days 2 nights: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Cho Moi – Chau Doc

 

Day 1: Cai Be – Phu An – Dong Hoa Hiep – Vinh Long – Sa Dec

(Including lunch and dinner)

Around 7.30 – 8.00 am, you will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to Vinh Long. About 2 hours later, you will embark Song Xanh Sampan and be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. Your trips will start in Cai Be floating market where you can explore daily activities of locals and see boisterous ambiance of the market with many local barges carrying full of tropical fruits and fresh vegetables. Then, stop at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890, you will be welcomed by friendly and hospitable owners. Another further stop at some factories producing local products will allow you to witness how coconut candies, rice paste, and other specialties are made. As the sampan moves towards Phu An hamlet, you can see an pristine and beautiful area reflecting some of the best signs of Mekong River.

A delicious lunch will wait you at Le Longanier – a superb Indochinese villa located along riverbanks. In this place, you can also admire a lush tropical garden which is surrounded by fruit plantations. After savoring your lunch, as Song Xanh Sampan will cruise upstream on Tien Giang River, you can enjoy the beauty of evergreen islands, large networks of meandering rivers crisscrossed with numerous arroyos. Later, the sampan will sail in a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations.

Taking a thrilling excursion by a small rowing boat is the highlight in this itinerary. The rowing boat will take you to visit a local tiny village, fruit plantations, one of the biggest artisanal bricks and tiles factory. When arriving in Sa Dec, you will be guided to explore this charming and peaceful town. Take a walk along its narrow streets, you can admire countless beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century.

Afterwards, you will have a chance to visit the local market and Trung Vuong primary school where a famous writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. The last stop in this this day will be at an old house named “Nha Co”, which was built in 19 century. You will have a candlelight dinner at his house. After dinner, back on Song Xanh Sampan for relaxation as the cruise moves towards Can Tho. Enjoy your night on Mekong River.

 

Day 2: Sa Dec – Long Xuyen – Cho Moi

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After enjoying your breakfast, you will disembark Song Xanh Sampan for a visit in peaceful and charming town where you can take a stroll along its narrow streets and local market and admire the beauty of French old houses, Chinese temples, and Vietnamese Dinh. As returning onboard, Song Xanh will slowly leave Sa Dec and continue sailing upstream to Long Xuyen. En route, you can see many luxuriant islands and countless sampan boats which carry fishes, fruits and vegetables, rice, sand, etc. In midday, you will be served lunch onboard.

In the afternoon, you will have a quick tour around Long Xuyen center prior to sailing to Cu Lao Ong Ho (The Tiger Island) where you will have a short stop for visiting Ton Duc Thang Museum. Song Xanh Sampan will proceed upstream on Mekong River to Chau Doc. Along the way, the sampan will stop at some destinations for cycling tours inlands to further explore residents’ life style.

In the evening, you will attend in an exciting excursions to discover an ancient house located on riverbanks in the suburbs of Cho Moi. Your dinner will be served at this house. Besides, this is a great opportunity to talk with locals and learn about traditional Southern Vietnam lifestyle. Later on, return on the sampan and enjoy your second overnight on Mekong River.

 

Day 3: Cho Moi – Chau Doc – Saigon

(Including breakfast)

In the early morning, your breakfast will be served as whilst Song Xanh cruise to Chau Doc. The sampan will cross through a little arm of Mekong where you can witness traditional activities such as artisanal boat factories, bamboo baskets making, palm leaves cutting, net fishing, etc. and see old Vietnamese temples dating from late 19th century. The sampan will arrive in Chau Doc in the late morning. Around at 11.00 am, you will get off the cruise at Chau Doc main city pier. Trip ends.

PRICE: from $110/pax/day

 

Song Xanh Sampan 3 days 2 nights: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen - Saigon

 

Day 1: Cai Be – Phu An – Dong Hoa Hiep – Vinh Long – Sa Dec

(Including lunch and dinner)

Around 7.30 – 8.00 am, you will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to Vinh Long. About 2 hours later, you will embark Song Xanh Sampan and be welcomed with fresh cotton towels. Your trips will start in Cai Be floating market where you can explore daily activities of locals and see boisterous ambiance of the market with many local barges carrying full of tropical fruits and fresh vegetables. Then, stop at an ancient mandarin house dating from 1890, you will be welcomed by friendly and hospitable owners. Another further stop at some factories producing local products will allow you to witness how coconut candies, rice paste, and other specialties are made. As the sampan moves towards Phu An hamlet, you can see an pristine and beautiful area reflecting some of the best signs of Mekong River.

A delicious lunch will wait you at Le Longanier – a superb Indochinese villa located along riverbanks. In this place, you can also admire a lush tropical garden which is surrounded by fruit plantations. After savoring your lunch, as Song Xanh Sampan will cruise upstream on Tien Giang River, you can enjoy the beauty of evergreen islands, large networks of meandering rivers crisscrossed with numerous arroyos. Later, the sampan will sail in a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations.

Taking a thrilling excursion by a small rowing boat is the highlight in this itinerary. The rowing boat will take you to visit a local tiny village, fruit plantations, one of the biggest artisanal bricks and tiles factory. When arriving in Sa Dec, you will be guided to explore this charming and peaceful town. Take a walk along its narrow streets, you can admire countless beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century.

Afterwards, you will have a chance to visit the local market and Trung Vuong primary school where a famous writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. The last stop in this this day will be at an old house named “Nha Co”, which was built in 19 century. You will have a candlelight dinner at his house. After dinner, back on Song Xanh Sampan for relaxation as the cruise moves towards Can Tho. Enjoy your night on Mekong River.

 

Day 2: Sa Dec – Tiger Island – Long Xuyen

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

The breakfast will be served onboard at 7.00 am. Then, you will take part in a guided tour in local market and Trung Vuong Primary School where a famous writer named Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Afterwards, your sampan will slowly leave Sa Dec and set sail upstream to Long Xuyen, a peacefully provincial town. En route, you can see many luxuriant islands and countless sampan boats which carry fishes, fruits and vegetables, rice, sand, etc. In midday, you will be served lunch onboard.

In the afternoon, you will have a quick tour around Long Xuyen center prior to sailing to Cu Lao Ong Ho (The Tiger Island) where you will have a short stop for visiting Ton Duc Thang Museum. Song Xanh Sampan will proceed upstream on Mekong River to Chau Doc. Along the way, the sampan will stop at some destinations for cycling tours inlands to further explore residents’ life style.

In the evening, you will attend in an exciting excursions to discover an ancient house located on riverbanks in the suburbs of Cho Moi. Your dinner will be served at this house. Besides, this is a great opportunity to talk with locals and learn about traditional Southern Vietnam lifestyle. Later on, return on the sampan and enjoy your second overnight on Mekong River.

 

Day 3: Long Xuyen – Saigon

(Including breakfast)

In this day, Song Xanh Sampan will cruise to Long Xuyen famous floating market. Your voyage on Mekong River will end at 9.30 at Long Xuyen main city pier.

PRICE: $142/pax/day

 

Note: Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Round trip transportation (A/C)
  • Accommodation (single/double/twin)
  • All entrance and visiting fees
  •   All meals as indicated in the programme
  •   Mineral water bottles served on the van
  • Private Cruise for whole Trip
  • Daily expenses
  • Soft drinks on the boat
  •  Tip & gratuity to crews and drivers, guides
  •  Personal travel insurance
  •  Personal medical insurance
  •  Other things that not included in the programme

 

 

Check-in/ Check-out

The check-in and check-out time is often at noon. Due to there are different itineraries, the check-in and check-out time will change a little bit. Thereby, you are highly recommended for asking exact information when booking.

 

Children and extra beds

- FOC for children under 6 years
- 50% for children traveling with parents aged from 6 years until 11 years base on adult price.
- Full price for children aged from 12 years up.

 

Cancellation

Similar to other Mekong River cruises, Song Xanh Sampan highly recommends that you should inform your cancellation as soon as possible. The sooner you inform, the less you will be charged.

 

More than 30 days before guests’ check-in

25%

Between 30 and 15 days before guests' check-in

30%

Between 14 and 7 days before guests’ check-in

50%

Less than 6 days before guests’ check-in/ No show

100%

 

Cards accepted

Passengers can make a payment through bank transfers, traveler checks, cash, or credit cards.

 

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

 

What should 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

 

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