Top 5 Mekong Cruise tours
1. Song Xanh boat Mekong cruise private - 2 days 1 night
This tour is ideal for those who desire to see the highlights of the Mekong Delta in the limits of time. The tour allows you to enjoy a cruise along narrow canals passing by local tiny villages and then reaching to Sa Dec where you can see beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last centuries. With this tour, you will get to Mr. Huyen Thuy Le’s ancient house dating from 1890, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous writer. You will get of course the chance to visit the two biggest and most popular floating markets in the Mekong Delta: Cai Be and Cai Rang. In addition, a candle light dinner served on board in the Mekong River is surely an unforgettable experience for you. If you are seeking for a tour with which you can savor your restful holidays, then this one is definitely made for you!
2. Bassac Boat Cruise Mekong Vietnam - 2 days 1 night
The tour also takes you 2 days 1 night but unlike the previous tour, this one shows you another part of the Mekong Delta. Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you will be transferred to Cai Be then Cho Lach canal with a bassac. This tour offers you a cruise through Mang Thit River to visit a village on the bank of the river and enjoy the lifestyle as well as the hospitality of local inhabitants. In addition, you will get the chance to see the floating markets on the way such as Tra On and Cai Rang). You can also make your way to Chau Doc then Phnom Penh. This tour gives you a unique opportunity to discover the Mekong Delta and Cambodia.
3. Song Xanh Cruise Private Mekong from Saigon - 3 days 2 nights
Experience this charming trip to countryside areas in Southwest region of Vietnam which features floating markets, fertile fruit gardens, maze of rivers and rice paddies as well as friendliness of local population! As other tours in this region, Song Xanh Cruise of 3 days 2 nights takes you to visit Cai Be colorful floating market, one of the biggest floating markets in Southwest. One of the highlights of this tour is the visit to Vinh Long by sampan cruising along Dong Phu canal and An Binh islet which is famous for its fruits orchards. These areas bring about large networks of meandered rivers with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people. With this tour, you can also visit the biggest artisanal bricks and tiles factory and satisfy your curiousness by observing the production process. Exploring Southwest region, you will definitely delight in the Sa Dec charming town featured narrow streets with beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century as well as the peaceful town of Long Xuyen dotted with an attractive floating market. Your journey will surely be remarked with a dinner at a local house, which can give you more knowledge about traditional southern lifestyle as well as its cuisine. Eventually, you can choose to enjoy the remaining part of your trip with Phu Quoc Island called paradise island of Vietnam or take your adventure to reach to Phnom Penh.
This is the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle cities and enjoy your tranquil holidays with the rural life along the Mekong Delta. So if you are looking for these moments, such an interesting tour is certainly made for you.
4. Animated Tours Mekong Delta - 4 days 3 nights
This colorful tour is made for those who want to spend their holidays to explore the specialties of the Mekong Delta. This tour features cruises on the Mekong River through multiple canals to explore this region in depth with garden houses, the floating market and to see Chines, Cham and Khmer influences in this region. Indeed, we bring you to visit a coco candy factory and garden house in Ben Tre so that you can experience distinctive things of Southwest region. Besides, it is a unique opportunity for you to discover Can Tho, the fourth largest city in Vietnam featured Cai Rang, the biggest floating market, the rice paper-making village and picturesque rural canals in the Mekong Delta. You will also take pleasure in Chinese temples as well as numerous Khmer sanctuaries and the snake farm where dozens of species are bred for medical needs.
For more information, please take time to refer to our 4-day-Animated Mekong Delta tour!
5. RV La Marguerite Cruise Mekong Angkor Temples - Tour 12 days 11 nights
This tour gives you an opportunity to sink in the distinctive culture on the Mekong Delta as well as the interesting destinations. The 4-day-journey in Southwest Vietnam allows you to discover in detail this region through Cai Be, Vinh Long, Sa Dec and Tan Chau. You will certainly take delight in the floating market of Cai Be, colonial buildings, delightful flower gardens and local rice paper manufactures. This tour also guides you to Sa Dec, the hometown of Marguerite Duras’ lover and one of the most charming cities in Southwest Vietnam where you can visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le as well as the pagoda and the Fujian Temple, build and donated to the city by Le’s family. One of the highlights of this tour is the cruise to Tan Chau, a small town untouched by tourism. You will have restful moments with the sightseeing on local boat navigating narrow channels and visiting an evergreen island. Besides the boat, this tour gives you a unique chance to experience a tour around the town on xe loi (rickshaw) and then visit a rattan mats and slippers making factories. The cooking class is also another way to explore the lifestyle of the local population.
Your trip in Cambodia starts at Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia where you can witness the most popular destinations like Royal Palaces, the spectacular Silver Pagoda and the National Museum with outstanding displays of the Khmer crafts. In addition, a visit to the Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 detention center) and the Killing Field will satisfy your desire for discovery and help you to dig out the historical sores of this country. Leaving the touchy moments in Phnom Penh, you will be guided to the little known silk weaving village of Chong Koh and then Oudong, the former capital of Cambodia. The tour also brings you to the popular lakeside wetlands in Cambodia: Tonle River and Kampong Chhnang. This tour also features the trips to legendary temples of Angkor, the sunset on the temples as well as the adventure into the jungle for admiring the "thousand Lingas Rivers".
With such an interesting itinerary, this tour is designed for the natural lovers with the cultural curiosity. If you are interested in this tour, please take time to see our itinerary of 12-day-tour with la Marguerite Mekong Cruise