Mekong cruise on the Song Xanh Sampan

Mekong Delta is the home of unique ecosystems as well as diverse communities.  A lush and fertile area with rice fields, canals and rural villages.  The Song Xanh Sampan will take you to experience the unique culture and the diversity of the Mekong waterways. This is a  traditional sampan stylishly designed with luxury in mind to cater to discerning travellers looking for a private and comfortable cruising experience along the fertile Mekong Delta area.

Best time to cruise the Mekong Delta: Between November to February

Touring style: Private cruise

Prices are seasonal, include all meals, private transfers and tours. Starts from GBP 320 per person sharing a cabin



  • Spend a night on the Delta Enjoy the tranquillity of the Mekong Delta at night and gain a deeper appreciation for life on the water.
  • Visit a floating market Cruise through a bustling market where everything is bought and sold from boats on the water.
  • Get a taste of local culture See typical cottage industries, dine on Delta delicacies and visit traditional villages for a glimpse of local culture.
Mekong cruise on the Song Xanh Sampan at a glance
  • Day 1: Cruise aboard the Song Xanh from Cai Be
  • Day 2: Cruise onboard the Song Xanh from Cai Be to Chau Doc
  • Day 3: Disembark
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Day 1: Cruise aboard the Song Xanh Sampan from Cai Be to Chau Doc

You will be collected from your hotel for a transfer to Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am. Begin with a bicycle ride around this remote countryside area, ending up at Le Longanier Restaurant. Lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa set in a lush tropical garden by the river. After lunch, start your leisurely cruise on the Delta’s beautiful waterways, with stops along the way to explore local cottage industries that provide a living for the river people. Before arriving at Sa Dec, visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand. Arriving at Sa Dec, step ashore and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film "The Lover" by Marguerite Duras. Dinner is served at a local house. The owner welcomes you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic environment. Enjoy your first night onboard the Song Xanh on the Mekong River.

Overnight in cabin 

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Day 2: Cruise on board the Song Xanh Sampan

Breakfast is served on board while you cruise towards Long Xuyen along a narrow canal, passing several scenic monkey bridges. After enjoying lunch on board, arrive in Long Xuyen to visit Tiger Island, the birthplace of Vietnam's second president. Return to the sampan for dinner and resume your cruise towards Chau Doc. Your boat sails until approximately 10:00 pm before anchoring for the night.

Overnight in cabin

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Day 3: Arrival in Chau Doc

Breakfast. Close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the gateway to Phnom Penh. Known throughout Vietnam for its pagodas and temples and also Tra Su Forest a superb cajuput mangrove. Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc's private pier around 10 am


The Song Xanh Sampan is a great extension of your Vietnam experience. Take a look at our itinerary ideas and contact us if you would like more information on how to combine or create your very own tailor-made Vietnam program. 


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