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Cai Be- Sa Dec- Long Xuyen-Can Tho- Tra On- Cho Lach 5 days
Mekong Melody (2 cabins only) provide private luxury boat charters to the beautiful Mekong in Vietnam or anywhere in the Delta. We work with you to create a private charter that is tailored to your exact requirements.
There are many milestone events that bring treasured friends and family together. These events create some of our most lasting memories. With so many reasons to come together - reunions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or retirement - we believe there may be no better way to celebrate than cruising on our small ship.
Our ship is perfect for an experience that ensures privacy and flexibility while providing endless opportunities to simply be together with the people who mean the most to us. If there is a special event happening in your life, we invite you to sail away on a private cruise with us. For families the "Mekong Passage" offers the perfect platform for a private family cruise.
On the Mekong Melody Cruiser's, we offer a mixture of local cuisine with richly flavor and taste and there are always vegetarian dishes offered. Passengers requiring special diets, such as vegetarian, low salt & low cholesterol meals, may make their requests to the chef when onboard. The chef will try to honor all requests. Exotic fruit, fresh organic vegetables, locally caught fish and prawns are the preference of most of our passengers.
Memorable Mekong River with Deluxe Private Melody Cruise
Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec (L,D)
11h30 morning embark our cruise and welcome drink on boat. We take a morning junk trip to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and go ashore to visit the French Gothic Cathedral and colourful port area, with its colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. We explore evergreen islands and visit the former Imperial residence the traditional House, where surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea, and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. The Mekong Melody boat set sails torward Sadec and moor midstream for the night. Diner and overnight on board.
Day 2: Sa Dec - Lap Vo - Long Xuyen (B,L,D)
Rising up early for another nice day we contemplate sunrise while having breakfast on board. Visit the Sadec local market , following the tracks of French novelist Marguerite Duras. Walks/Cycle amongst the ever blossoming Sadec flower village and local industries. Visit bricks and tiles kilns and the manufacture of earthenware pots on a bank of river. Back to boat and enjoy welcome back drink while lunch is served. The Le Cochinchine set sails through the canals of Lapvo with a magnificent landscape that come along the river banks: rural walks, farming, nursering farm, fishing, boating, smiling school children all in full swing. Enjoy traditional herbal foot massage on boat. Diner and while Mekong Melody cruises towards Chaudoc
Day 3: Long Xuyen - Can Tho (B,L,D)
Breakfast on boat. Explore the long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Visit Culao OngHo and enjoy the scenery and walk /cycle to visit villages the island, passing by farmers, children, villagers tendering their daily load. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travellers experience. Back to board and have welcome back drink. Our boat sets sails against down stream with lunch on boat. Our boat set sails along the Hau river followed by diner. Embark on a lovely cycle ride along the villages and verdant rice field to visit Banglong stork farm. This is a nice and pleasant short bike rind along the dike and rice field with pleasant encounter with people along the way. Back to our boat with welcome back drink. Our boat sails agains while we have foot massage on boat followed by sunset cocktails. Diner and overnight on boat
Day 4: Can Tho - Tra On(B,L,D)
Breakfast on boat. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributaries, canals and arroyos. Transfer to Cairang, one of the most bustling floating markets in the whole Mekong Delta. The local boat slides on tiny waterways between palm-shaded banks for you to see green orchards, local houses, ship building yards, rural and river activites in full swing. Lunch served on board. The river barge continues towards Tra On. Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and local daily activities. It gives you a good opportunity to meet with local people. Boarding back at dusk, enjoy a pre-dinner drink together with a magnificent sunset on Mang Thit River. Enjoy the foot massage on board.
Dinner and night on board off Cholach.
Day 5: Cho Lach - Cai Be (B)
Breakfast on board. Our boat set sails again and cruises along the Mekong while taking in orchards and gardens torward Cai Be. Explore Cai Be floating market on a local boat then visit local coconut and rice sweet factories, colonial houses and fruit gardens. Sample local sweets and fruits during the trip.
The local boat sails through tiny canals and arroyos before bringing you back to the shore. Get off in Cai Be harbour around 11.00 AM. The cruise concludes.
Net rate in US$/person in party of
2 - 4 pax
5 - 9 pax
10 pax up
Children (2 - 11)
Please contact us for price
• 5-day cruise with stops and visits as stated* with by English and or/ French speaking guide
• 4-night en-suited cabin with A/C on board.
• Meals as mentioned during the cruise (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
• Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the programme*
• Biking and sampan boat rides
• Services of crews during the cruise on board
• Complimentary foot massage
• Sunset cocktails
• Travel insurance
• Land transportation from/to HCM City
• Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips