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"Pickup service was good. Services on board was great, the village sightseeing was god, and guide spoke good English. If I could wish for two things; taking drink orders at the tables on top deck during nighttime and a stop or two at the floating market, not just driving by. Information and payment was good. Would recommend to friends. Thank you for a good trip, and experience. "
Mr. Henrik Sørensen Hoff & his wife on Mekong Eyes 2 days Cantho - Phu Quoc on March 26-27, 2013

Cai Be Princess Sampan Day Trip: Cai Be - Vinh Long

Itinerary: Cai Be - Vinh Long
Duration: 1 Days
About Cai Be Princess Sampan
Since early 2004, Cai Be Princess Sampan has been a pioneer in offering new cruise paths together with high quality cruise standards.

Having their head quarters based in Phu An/Cai Lay (next to Cai Be, Tien Giang Province), they operate cruises and related tours services in the Mekong Delta using their own built sampans, all stylishly designed and inspired by ancient authentic traditional indochine river boats.
Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,760
Cabin Category2-3 persons4-6 persons7-9 persons10 persons UP
01 Nov 2013 - 31 May 2014VND 1,386,000
(~US$ 61)
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(~US$ 44)
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(~US$ 33)
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(~US$ 28)
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01 Jun - 31 Oct 2014VND 1,512,000
(~US$ 66)
VND 1,134,000
(~US$ 50)
VND 882,000
(~US$ 39)
VND 680,000
(~US$ 30)
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Cai Be Princess Sampan
Sitting area
Enjoy Tea
Sundeck
Sampan
Above prices are per person per private sampan & valid till 31 Oct 2014. 

In this respect, the company has developed a range of products, activities and projects that:
• Minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts.
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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.
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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.
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Promotes respect between tourists and hosts, while building locals’ confidence. 

Today, the company operates an own-built flottila of 11 boats with designs and styles reflecting true authentic ancient "sampans", using materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood.

Technical Features
Sampans "Cai Be Princess" (I, II, III, IV, V)

Capacity 30 pax / Dimensions:
 13m long x 2.8m wide / ideal for small groups or individual travellers - Daily Private chartered cruises (no join-in) from 1 up to 3 days (with overnight at local houses). 
Sampans "Mekong Princess" (I & II) 

Capacity 45 pax / Dimensions:
 15m long x 3m wide / ideal for groups, equipped with toilets on board - Daily Private chartered Cruises (special itineraries possible on request).
 
Brief Itinerary
Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec (L)
Pick up at hotel in Saigon.
 
Upon embarkation on Cai Be Princess boat, clients are welcomed with fresh rolled cotton towels.

The tour will start with the visit of some local factories to observe rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process. We will proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among barges full of fruits and vegetables... 

We will then cruise to Dong Phu, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people. A stop can be made on the way to visit some fruits orchard.

We will cross the Co Chien river then cruise under the spectacular My Thuan Bridge. A visit will be made at Dinh Tan Hoa ancient provincial house built by the French some hundred fifty years ago, located on the river banks. We will then proceed the cruise up-stream on the Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. The water way is getting narrower while the banks are appearing more attractive with beautiful landscapes. Passing by several traditional bricks and tiles factories along the river, we will have an interesting visit at one of them.
 
Back on board, we will reach Sa Dec at around 1.00pm. After a cruise along narrow canals, observing interesting activities on the banks we will disembark at the local market place near by the river. The excursion will end at around 3.30pm.

Your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon or will proceed further to your next destination.

Transfer back to Saigon City. End of service

Prices Include
• 1 Day cruise on Cai Be Princess junk on private chartered basis 
• 
Fresh cotton towels, fresh fruits, hot green tea, mineral water during cruise 
• Lunch at Longanier (as per menu described) 
• Visits mentioned 
• 
Crew assistance 
• 
VAT and service charge 

Prices Exclude
• Road transportation: private round trip transfer VND 2,028,000 (US$ 96)/ 4/ 7 seaters. 
• Drinks during meals 
• 
Tipping 
• 
Personal expenses 
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