Explore areas rarely visited: Tiger island
Travel by river to Rach Gia, the gateway to Phu Quoc with unique photo opportunities
Discover the historic house of the real-life character in the novel and film The Lover by Marguerite Duras
Day 1 – Cai Be – Sa Dec (L/D)
08:00 am Pick up at your hotel i Saigon centre and transfer to Cai Be by road. Start with a bicycle ride around this remote 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, board the Song Xanh Sampan for a leisurely cruise on the busy waterways of the Mekong Delta, with stops along the way to visit local cottage industries that utilize products from the Delta like rice and coconuts. Before arriving in Sa Dec, stop to visit a traditional brick factory where everything is made by hand. Arriving in Sa Dec, step ashore and take a stroll to a lively outdoor market. Visit the historic house of the real-life character in the acclaimed novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. A candlelit dinner awaits at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on board your sampan as it moors on the Mekong River.
Day 2 – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen – Rach Gia (B/L/D)
Breakfast served on board while you cruise down towards Long Xuyen along a canal, passing several monkey bridges. Lunch is served on board.
Upon arrival in Long Xuyen, visit Tiger Island, birthplace of Vietnam’s second president. After visiting Tiger Island, return on board and resume your cruise towards Rach Gia. Take a short rowing boat on the tinny canal before sunset. Dinner is served while the boat sails on. Overnight on boat near Rach Gia.
Day 3 – Rach Gia (B)
Arrive in Rach Gia, the capital city of Kien Giang Province, located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Breakfast is served on board before disembarking. For travelers traveling early to Phu Quoc, we serve breakfast as early as 6:00 am.