Mekong Eyes Explorer 3 Days from Phnom Penh

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This cruise tour to Mekong Delta in 3 days 2 nights tells you a real story about how the Southern people live and do their business on the water. Besides, you have a good chance to visit a charming town with a lot of colonial architecture, Tan Thuan Dong Islet which is famous for its orchards full of mangoes, longans, and ambarellas, and see the way the local buy and sell agricultural products from boats to boats at the busiest time of the day.

>>Mekong Eyes Explorer 4 Days from Phnom Penh

Highlights

  • Have opportunity to learn about local life and taste delicious tropical fruits in Mekong Delta
  • Join a sunset cocktail party on the top deck allowing you to fully enjoy one of the most magnificent moments that Mekong river
  • Visit a charming town with colonial architecture, in particular the old market, the church and many old villas and traders’ houses

Itinerary

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Day 1: Phnom Penh – Tan Chau – Cao Lanh (L/D)

 
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Phnom Penh and bring you to the jetty where our boat departs. An English speaking guide accompanies all our speed boats to ensure your comfort and well being on board and to support the immigration to Vietnam. Drinks and snacks area available on our comfortable speed boats. Around 13h the speed boat arrives in Tan Chau and you board your river cruiser. After a refreshing welcome drink, we show you our on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Enjoy your lunch while the boat starts cruising through the branches and canals of the Mekong. Sit back on the sundeck or in our lounge and marvel the amazing sights – the lush vegetation and the diverse daily life of the people in the Mekong Delta. Round the day off with a Sunset Cocktail Party at the bar while the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape.

 
Day 2: Cao Lanh – Cu Lao Gieng – Sa Dec (B/L/D)

Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6:30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.

We cruise towards the Island of Cu Lao Gieng. Located between Chau Doc and Sa Dec on the small island of Cu Lao Gieng, the monastery here was once an important convent. It could accommodate more than 1,000 people and included an orphanage, a school, a hospice and a leprosy centre.

In the afternoon we cruise towards the charming city of Sa Dec. There you can see the busy and colorful local market, enjoy a coffee on the nice riverside promenade and visit a nearby flower village with orchards. The charming town still has a lot of colonial architecture, in particular the old market, the church and many old villas and trader’s houses. We visit one of them, a beautifully renovated traditional house of a Chinese trader’s family. This sumptuous building belonged to the main character of the novel „The Lover” and indeed to the lover of Marguerite Duras.

Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong River. The cruise boat anchors for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

Day 3: Cai Be – Mang Thit/ Tra On (B/L)

After breakfast, we enjoy a rowing boat excursion through the hidden small canals of Tan Phong Islet on a sampan. We also visit some of the local candy or rice cake making production or boat through the green water landscape to see local villages, verdant orchards or rice paddies.

Later in the morning your can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong on a bicycle. Disembark in Cai Be from where we provide transfer to your hotel in Saigon and a lunch on the way.

Mekong Eyes Explorer 3 Days from Phnom Penh via Vietnampackagetravel

What’s Included

  • English speaking guide
  • Free flow of tea and coffee
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Road transfer from Saigon to the embarkation port
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin on your cruise boat
  • Transfer from from the jetty to the hotel in Chau Doc / Phnom Penh

What’s Not Included

  • Visa fee for Cambodia (you can get a visa for Cambodia at the border crossing where the speed boat stops for immigration; for this you need to bring 35 USD and a passport photograph)
  • Private transfer from Saigon available
  • Drinks (except mentioned in inclusions)
  • Tips and other personal expenses

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