Cai Be Princess Cruise

Life in the Mekong Delta is very much lived on, by or near the water: houses are built on stilts to withstand the floods, ferries carry people and vehicles between banks and boats ply their wares on the watery highway.
Destinations: Mekong Delta
Departure date: Flexible Travel Date
Duration: 1 Day
$88.00
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We'd love to invite you to discover this everyday river life on board our sampans, all designed as authentic traditional Delta boats using natural materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood. If you don't have much time, a day trip on Cai Be Princess cruise is totally suitable for you.

Cai Be Princess, specializing in one-day cruises, are deluxe sampans designed with your comfort in mind. Loungers and chairs provide seating for up to 25 passengers in both shaded and outdoor areas.

Discover Mekong Delta on Cai Be Princess Cruise

Option 1: A Taste of the Mekong 

Cai Be – Dong Hoa Hiep – Phu An

Be picked up at your hotel at 8h00am and transfer to Cai Be by road. Meet us at the Cai Be jetty at 10:00 am. Your crew welcomes you with cold towels and a refreshing drink while your Cai Be Princess sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways. On the river, boat traffic is endless and the activity never ceases.

Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks - the people, the stunning landscapes - while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit. Visit an ancient house built in the 19th century. We’ll make stops along the way to provide glimpses of local cottage industries: coconut candy and puffed rice (the local equivalent of popcorn), products that provide a living for the river people.

Your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of life during Indochinese times. After lunch, at around 2:30 pm, take a short walk along a small canal, towards the Ba Bon Bridge where your personal vehicle awaits to drive you to Ho Chi Minh City

 

Option 2: Mekong Escapade 

Cai Be – Phu An – Phu Nhuan (Including Cycling)

Be picked up at your hotel at 8h00 am and transfer to Cai Be by road. Meet us at the Cai Be jetty at 10:00 am. The crew welcomes you with cold towels and a refreshing drink while your Cai Be Princess sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways.

Proceed to Phu An, a remote unspoiled area offering stunning scenic views. Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks - the people, the stunning landscapes - while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit. Visit an ancient house built in the 19th century. We’ll make stops along the way to provide glimpses of local cottage industries: coconut candy and puffed rice (the local equivalent of popcorn), products that provide a living for the river people. In Phu An, you’ll be able to see the surrounding countryside on bicycle. Or, if you prefer, opt for a gentle stroll instead or relax on board.

Later on, stop at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of life during Indochinese times. Back on board, continue through narrow canals for more views of the Mekong Delta. Your cruise ends around 3:00 pm at the Phu Nhuan Bridge near Cai Lay, where your personal vehicle awaits to drive you to Ho Chi Minh City

 

Option 3: Mekong Impressions Downstream 

Vinh Long to Cai Be

Be picked up at your hotel at 8h00am and transfer to Vinh Long by road. Meet us at the pier in front of Cuu Long Hotel in Vinh Long. The crew welcomes you on board with cold towels and a refreshing drink while your Cai Be Princess sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways.

Cross the Co Chien River, one of the original nine estuaries branching off from the Mekong in the Delta before entering Dong Phu Canal. Cruise past the islands of An Binh and Binh Hoa Phuoc, famous for their fruit orchards. Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks - the people, the stunning landscapes - while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit.

We continue cruising along narrow canals past hidden unspoiled landscapes and lush greenery while observing the activity along the banks. Visit an ancient house built in the 19th century. When you arrive at Cai Be, you’ll notice that boat traffic reaches its peak amidst unceasing activity on the river. Your Cai Be Princess sampan easily navigates past houses on stilts and barges laden with fruit, vegetables, consumer goods and other products. Continue towards Phu An Hamlet and make a stop at local workshops to observe the traditional process of making puffed rice and coconut candies, handicrafts that provide a living for the river people.

Your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of life during Indochinese times. After lunch, at around 2:30 pm, take a short walk along a small canal back to Ba Bon Bridge where your personal vehicle awaits to drive you to Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Option 4: Mekong Impressions Upstream 

Cai Be to Vinh Long

Be picked up at your hotel at 8h00am and transfer to Cai Be by road. Meet us at the Cai Be jetty at 10:00 am. Your crew welcomes you on board with cold towels and a refreshing drink while your Cai Be Princess sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways.

Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks - the people, the stunning landscapes - while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit. Visit an ancient house built in the 19th century. We’ll make stops along the way to provide glimpses of local cottage industries: coconut candy and puffed rice (the local equivalent of popcorn), products that provide a living for the river people.

Your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of life during Indochinese times.

After lunch, re-board the Cai Be Princess and continue your cruise towards Vinh Long, via the Dong Phu Canal, before arriving at Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh, small islands renowned for their fruit orchards. Stop on the way to visit historic An Binh Church. After crossing the Co Chien River, your sampan docks at Vinh Long Pier at around 4:30 pm, where your personal vehicle awaits for the drive towards Can Tho.

Tour Information

The price below is US$ per person:

Itinerary

From 1 Nov 2016 to 31 May 2017

Peak Season

From 1 Jun 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Summer Promotion

Option 1 - A Taste of the Mekong US$ 107.00 US$ 98.00
Option 2 - Mekong Escapade US$ 114.00 US$ 105.00
Option 3 - Mekong Impressions Downstream US$ 129.00 US$ 120.00
Option 4 - Mekong Impressions Upstream US$ 129.00 US$ 120.00

Service Inclusion:

  • Round trip transfer between Saigon and Cai Be (for Option 1, Option 2)
  • One-way transfer between Saigon and Cai Be and between Vinh Long and Can Tho (for Option 3, Option 4)
  • A 2-hour cruise on board Cai Be Princess
  • Lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant
  • Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Crew assistance
  • Cold towels, seasonal fruit and hot tea

Service Exclusions:

  • Individual travel insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • Beverages not specified in above program
  • Tips for the crew and the tour guide
  • Any expense not clearly indicated in above program

Notes:

  • Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, Lunar New Year, from 27 Apr to 1 May, from 27 Aug to 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec.
  • Itinerary is subject to change under certain circumstances such as: uncontrolled weather condition.
  • Only depart from minimum of 2 guests.

A Taste of the Mekong (Join-in Day Cruise)

Cai Be – Dong Hoa Hiep – Phu An

  • Join-in day cruise
  • Be part of the daily river life
  • Lunch in colonial-style villa
  • Visit a 19th century house
  • Unique photo opportunities

Meet us at 8h00am at departure point located at Lam Son Square, Dist 1. Arrive at Cai Be Jetty at 10h00am. After a short ride on a “xe lam” or directly by Victoria Mekong Coach board your Cai Be Princess sampan. Your crew welcomes you with a refreshing drink while the sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways.

Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks - the people, the stunning landscapes - while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit. Visit an ancient house built in the 19th century. We’ll make stops along the way to provide glimpses of local cottage industries: coconut candy and puffed rice (the local equivalent of popcorn), products that provide a living for the river people.

Your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river, surrounded by fruit trees, giving you a sense of life during Indochinese times. After lunch, at around 2:30 pm, take a short walk along a small canal, towards the Ba Bon Bridge where your vehicle awaits to drive you to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive at your hotel around 4:30 pm

Tour Information

The price below is US$ per person:

Rate for 1 person (minimum of 2 people) US$ 88.00

 

Service Inclusion:

  • Round trip transfer between Saigon and Cai Be
  • A 2-hour cruise on board Cai Be Princess
  • Lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant
  • Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Crew assistance
  • Cold towels, seasonal fruit and hot tea

 

Service Exclusions:

  • Individual travel insurance
  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • Beverages not specified in above program
  • Tips for the crew and the tour guide
  • Any expense not clearly indicated in above program

 

Notes:

  • Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, Lunar New Year, from 27 Apr to 1 May, from 27 Aug to 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec.
  • Itinerary is subject to change under certain circumstances such as: uncontrolled weather condition.
  • Only depart from minimum of 2 guests.

 

  • Children from 01 to 04 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Children from 05 to 11 years old are charged 50%, sharing room with parent(s).
  • Children above 12 years old are full of charge.
  • Ages of children are counted based on year of birth.

ATTENTION:

  • What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent, credit card or cash
  • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
  • Passenger’s passport is required to bring along the trip for overnight registration
  • Passenger’s personal information is required to send to reservation before departure
  • The above cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
  • Promotion might be applied, inclusions and exclusions might be changed – you will be informed of changes upon booking.

NOTES: 

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.