Cruise in Vietnam

One day trip starts to Cai Be – Phu An where we will board the Cai Be Princess at around 10.00AM. Upon embarkation on Cai Be Princess junk boat, we are welcomed with fresh rolled cotton towels. The tour will start with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market. We will be proceed by the visit of some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying processing.

Enjoy the Mekong river on private cruises on board authentic sampans, explore the Mekong unseen paths cruising throughout the delta and its numerous zigzag canal systems.

In early 2004, Mekong Horizon Co., Ltd. has been a pioneer in offering new cruise paths together with high quality cruise standards.

The Mekong Horizon Co., Ltd’s head quarters based in Phu An - Cai Lay (next to Cai Be, Tien Giang Province). The Company operates cruises and related tours services in the Mekong Delta using its own built sampans, all stylishly designed and inspired by ancient authentic traditional Indochinese river boats.

Since June 2006, the Company has been operating its own-built restaurant named "Le Longanier", a beautiful two storey villa with authentic Indochinese architecture and style.

Sampan Cruises: Cai Be Princess (I, II, III, IV, V)
Cai Be Princess Features & Capacity
- Minimum 30 people / Dimensions: 13m long x 2.8m wide / ideal for small groups or individual travelers
- Daily Private chartered cruises (no join-in) from 1 up to 3 days (with overnight at local houses).

Sampan Cruises: Mekong Princess (I & II)
Mekong Princess Features & Capacity
Maximum 45 people / Dimensions: 15m long x 3m wide / ideal for groups, equipped with toilets on board - Daily Private chartered Cruises (special itineraries possible on request).
The Mekong Horizon has developed a range of products, activities and projects that have great result on local development that: - Minimizes negative economic, environmental and social impacts.
- Generates economic benefits for local people, enhances the community and improves working conditions.
- Involves local people in the decision-making process.
- Contributes to the conservation of the environment and cultural heritage.
- Provides an enjoyable tourism experience and opportunity for tourists to meet locals.
- Provides tourists with a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues.
- Provides access for physically challenged tourists.
- Promotes respect between tourists and hosts, while building locals’ confidence.
- Today, the company operates an own-built flotilla of 11 boats with designs and styles reflecting true authentic ancient "sampans", using materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood.

Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City (pick up & drop off at your hotel)
Tour Duration: Day trip
Tour Level: Easy
Group size: Private trip only - from 1 person and above
Commencement date: Upon request

Cai Be colorful floating market - Dong Phu canal - Dong Hoa Hiep - ancient mandarin house - local home factories...

Leaving Ho Chi Minh City around 8 AM and arrive at Cai be, we start our private cruise excursion from Cai Be at around 11. Am Upon embarkation, we will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels.

Our tour will begin with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables...
Cruising further, your sampan will bring you to see some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process.
A delicious lunch will await us at a superb Indochinese villa, Le Longanier, located in a luxuriant garden by the river.

Set menu lunch:
Vegetable Soup, Le Longanier Fried Spring rolls, Fried Mekong Elephant Ear Fish, Fried Mixed Vegetables with Pork, Caramelized Pork in Clay Pot, Seasonal Fresh Fruits.
(For other menus, please contact us.)

After lunch, your sampan will proceed the cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep. On the way, you will be able observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the 19th century where the family will welcome you with a cup a tea.

We will proceed to Vinh Long, passing beautiful landscapes along Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh islands famous for their fruit orchards. Stops on the way can be made at An Binh ancient Church or at Tam Ho bonsais garden.

After crossing the Co Chien River, the excursion will end at Vinh Long pier around 4pm, where your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Ho Chi Minh or proceed to your next destination

Cai Be Floating market        Daily life in Mekong        Pottery making Vinh Long


Trip Price Included
All transportation and transfers, boat cruise on private ‘upmarket' sampan
English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
Fresh cotton towels, fresh fruits, hot green tea, Mineral water during cruise
Admission fees and permits where applicable

Note: During the cruise, fresh cotton towels, hot green tea, mineral water and exotic seasonal fruits will be served on board free of charge.

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