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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 - Dong Hoa Hiep

Itinerary: Vinh Long - Cai Be Area
Duration: 1 Days
About Cai Be Princess Sampan
Since early 2004, the company 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$1=VND22,760
Cabin Category2-3 persons4-6 persons7-9 persons 10 persons UP
01 Nov 2013 - 31 May 2014VND 1,260,000
(~US$ 55)
VND 882,000
(~US$ 39)
VND 630,000
(~US$ 28)
VND 453,000
(~US$ 20)
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01 Jun - 31 Oct 2014VND 1,386,000
(~US$ 61)
VND 1,008,000
(~US$ 44)
VND 756,000
(~US$ 33)
VND 554,000
(~US$ 24)
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Sitting Area
Sampan
Sundeck
Enjoy Tea
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.
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 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

Saigon - Dong Hiep Hoa (L)
Pick up from your hotel in Saigon City. Our 1 Day private cruise excursion starts from Cai Be, departing from our own pier in Phu An hamlet at around 10.00 am. Upon embarkation on Cai Be Princess boat, clients are welcomed with fresh cotton towels.

The tour will start with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local sampans coming from all provinces of the delta full of fruits and vegetables. Your sampan will proceed to Dong Hoa Hiep island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. During a 40 minutes cruise, you will be able to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and 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.

Back on board, we will lead to you to observe the activity of the biggest rice stock market. Further, others stops will allow you to see a traditional bricks and tiles factory and how locals are using palm leaves for houses. Cruising 20 minutes further to Phu An hamlet passing by Cai Be beautiful church, we will have a visit at some interesting home factories to see how rice paste is made, but also rice cookies, coco candies, as well as longan fruits drying process. Lunch will await you at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit orchards.
 
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. Other menus, please contact us.

After a short walk along a beautiful canal, the excursion will end at approx. 3.30pm at Ba Bon Bridge where your own private transportation vehicle will await you. 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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