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).
In this respect, Mekong Horizon has developped 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.
Our 1 Day private cruise excursion starts from our own pier in Phu An (near Cai Be), departing at 10.30am the latest.
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...
The Mekong River brings about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remaining unknown to many people.
Your cruise will then lead you to Sa Dec. We will cruise for some time on the Tien Giang River before entering a beautiful canal. The water way is getting narrower while the banks are appearing more attractive with
beautiful landscapes. You will be able to observe several water jacinth plantations on the banks used for furniture and handicrafts. Further, passing by several traditional bricks and tiles factories along the river, we will have an interesting visit at one of them.
We will reach Sa Dec at around 01pm. We will disembark at the local market place, and have a short walk through it.
Your lunch will be served at Marguerite Duras’ Lover ancient house. A visit will be done at this beautiful ancient house dating from 1880.
The excursion will end at around 3.00pm.
Your own private transportation vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon or will proceed further to your next destination.