Starting from Cai Be pier, you will hop a lovely sampan. Spend time to get acquainted with your crews and talk to them about things you want to know. Our first destination will be some local home factories. Here you will have chances to see locals make coconut candies , rice paste and other specialties in a traditional way.
Accessing the colorful floating market of Cai Be, you will see so many barges full of vegetables and fruits keep going up and down the Tien Giang River's flow. Then keep cruising towards Vinh Long and Sa Dec , upstream on one of the two large arms of the Mekong. So many islands perching among the Mekong River and they're the reason for such a large and very complicated networks of serpentine rivers, criss-crossed with uncountable arroyos, and this landscape is still not well-known at all. Then continue our trip on a small beautiful canal through water green and rich plantations..
Good bye to the sampan, you will have another cruise on a small local rowing boat towards Sa Dec town – a little “Venice” of Mekong Delta. Following your boat along a narrow canal, you will pass by fruit plantations and a local tiny village before entering one of the various narrow canals of Sa Dec. Temporarily leave your boat at the local marketplace to take part in another very interesting exploration of this charming town. Back to the old time when walking through numerous of graceful Chinese temples and French old houses built along narrow streets in the 20th century. Take a visit to an ancient house. Dating back to 1890, this house once belong to Ong. Huyen Thuy Le, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous novelist.
Afterwards, hop on your sampan again for your continuous cruise towards Can Tho. Enjoy your lunch while cruising along a beautiful narrow canal and have a glimpse at tiny typical villages and several wooden “monkey bridges” as we pass under. It will also be possible to stop en route a several times to establish contacts with the locals, and for a visit to Cao Daist temple. In the late afternoon, stop the last time in the day to disembark at “Nha Co” – an elegant ancient house dating from the early 19th century – and be welcome by the owners. Prepare for an memorable experience recording an enchanted dinner with candlelight in an unique atmosphere. After dinner, take an 1-hour cruise towards Can Tho. We will moor in a quiet place, so you can enjoy your first night on the Mekong river at its best.