Mekong – Cai Be & Sa Dec With Mekong Queen Cruise - Sun N' Sea Tours

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1 day
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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Mekong – Cai Be & Sa Dec With Mekong Queen Cruise
Our excursion will begin early in the day after boarding a charming wooden boat, the Mekong Queen, with a visit of the Cai Be floating market where you can experience all of local trading activities with several kinds of agricultural products from one boat to another (the earlier we reach the market, the more boats we see). Disembark and visit local factories to get to know more about the local business and crafts. Interact with the locals and learn how pop rice, pop corn, rice paper and coconut candies are made. You also have an opportunity to taste these products served with a cup of hot green tea. Re-board your beautiful boat for a 1.5 hour cruise upstream the mighty Cuu Long (local name of the Mekong River which is literally translated as “Nine Dragon” representing for its 9 branches when flowing into the ocean). Lay your back on the boat and be ready for nice shoots when the beautiful and peaceful sceneries eventually pass by. Stop at a local home orchard where you can wander around his fruit plantation to study about the family’s livelihood before enjoying several kinds of tropical fruits in his garden. Our voyage continues its final part with another 2 hour cruise, crossing the Co Chien River toward Sa Dec province. After a sad farewell to your crews, visit an ancient house which is home of the ex-lover of the French writer, Marguerite Duras who turned her love story into the famous novel “The Lovers”. After lunch at this ancient house, hop on local bike for a short leisure ride to visit the local famed “flower farm” for lovely pictures. End the tour around 15:30 or 16:00 pm and take the drive back Saigon.

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1

Leave your hotel in Saigon early in the morning, arrive at Cai Be pier and start boarding the Mekong Queen
- Sightsee Cai Be floating market
- Disembark and walk to visit the old church and crafting factories
- Board the cruise and head upstream toward Sadec town
- Stop en route to visit a local brick factory
- Continue your cruising to the famous ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, the main male character in “L’amant” of Marguerite Duras
- Disembark at Sa Dec central market and walk to the ancient house
- Enjoy lunch
- Stretch your legs and hop on a bicycle for a short ride to visit a local flower growing village
- Arrive and take photos. Possible opportunities to interact with the local farmers
- Cycle back to the main road
- Say goodbye to the boat crew for a 3.5 hour drive back to Saigon.
Ho Chi Minh Cai Be Sa Dec Ho Chi Minh

Rates (per person in USD)

Accommodation 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax or more
Private tour 140 121 99 92 87 77 74

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Inclusions
* Private transportation Sai Gon (pick-up at your hotel)
* Entrance fees
* English Speaking Guide
* Fresh and cold towels, fresh seasonal fruit, mineral water, hot green tea and coffee.
* Lunch
* Private Mekong Queen Cruise
* VAT & Service charge
Exclusions
* Other services not mentioned in itinerary
* Personal expenses
* Bicyle: 5US$/person
* Tip
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