Taste of Mekong Le Cochinchine Cruise 2 Days
- Joining cruise with accommodation on board.
- English or French speaking guide.
- Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
- Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
- Biking and sampan boat rides.
- Services of crews during the cruise on board.
- 1 complimentary foot massage on board. Pre-dinner drink (Aperitif).
- Visa approval in Vietnam.
- Transfer HCMC-Mekong-HCMC by shuttle bus.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips.
8h30 : Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City 10h30-11h00 A.M: Arrival at the pier of Cai Be. Transfer by junk which takes us to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence, where the descendants of the family of Kiet welcome you and invite you to taste tea accompanied by savory samples of tropical fruits. We have the opportunity to walk through the orchard. Continuation towards the artisanal villages where rice and coconut products are produced: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, coconut milk sweets. 12h00: Embarkation on the boat of Le Cochinchine, welcome by a welcome drink. Lunch on board as the boat heads towards Co Chien. During the cruise, you will have the opportunity to contemplate beautiful authentic landscapes that stand by the river. In the afternoon, we go on foot or by bike along the paths through the villages. The walk allows us to discover verdant orchards and river activities, and especially to make contact with the local inhabitants. The boat continues in the direction of Tra On, while ascending up the river. The aperitif is offered on the upper deck while enjoying a foot massage as the sun gradually sets on the river. Taking part in a cooking class on the boat, you will have the chance to try to make Pumpkin flower stuffed with That Lat fish and learn how to cut vegetables for decorating dishes. Dinner and overnight on board to enjoy the beauty of the river at night.
An early awakening allows you to contemplate the dawn on the Mekong River: fresh air, bird song, barges traffic, and bubbling activities of the inhabitants in the banks of the river. Breakfast on board while the boat sails slowly toward Can Tho. Check-out Le Cochinchine boat, say “goodbye” to our friendly staff, we transfer you by small boat for visit of Cai Rang, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta. The Cai Rang floating market is known as a high-light cannot be missed when you explore the Western rivers of Vietnam. Boat trip along the coves shaded by palm trees. You will be able to admire magnificent orchards, local dwellings, shipbuilding yards and the hustle and bustle of the river industry. Visit an orchard where you will find many kinds of tropical fruits such as: mango, dragon fruit, kumquat, jackfruit... Return and disembarkation of the boat at 11h00 A.M. Car Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City and arrive there around 15h00