Mekong Cruise Vietnam

 Boat description:

                   Le Cochinchine cruise                        Le Cochinchine cruise- Double cabin                  Le Cochinchine Bathroom

    Le Cochinchine cruise - Family cabin              Le Cochinchine boat - Twin cabin                           Le Cochinchine Corridor

             Le Cochinchine Restaurant                       Le Cochinchine cruise- Breakfast                 Le Cochinchine cruise - sundeck

LE COCHINCHINE III is entirely made of wood in a hull built of Oak (go sao), Long of 33 m and wide of 7m00 , the Vietnamese essence traditionnally used for quality ships and now a rare deed and is powered by an isuzu (450 HP) engines and 1 generator ISUZU 55KVA (220V-50HZ) .

It accommodates 28 passengers in 12 cabins including
8 Twin cabins
2 Double cabins
2 Family cabins ( each with 1 double bed & 2 single bed )
All cabins are equiped with air- condition, private bathroom with hot water
1 living room
2 restaurants
2 bar
A wide upper deck for contemplate sunset with an aperitif

The ship has been launched in june 2008 and construction is scheduled to be finished by september 08.
LE COCHINCHINE III is equipped with heat exchangers for hot water piloted by an automat that ensures constant shower water pressure and temperature. She brings along city water in sufficient.

Day 1: Saigon  Arrival
On arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by private Asia View Travel’s guide and driver, transferred to hotel in city center, check in, relax. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 2: Saigon – Cu chi tunnel (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel drive to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s, let the Viet Minh  and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural area. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was several  stories deep and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth, going to school.. Transfer back HCM city for lunch.
Afternoon visit Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office.
We pass a place with its famous lacquers and the city's finest shopping street, Dong Khoi Street and the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Overnight at hotel in Ho chi minh.
Day 3: Saigon - Cai Be – Tra On  ( B, L, D )
8:00 Am pick up at hotel in Saigon, transfer to Caibe
12: 00 PM boarding Le Cochinchine boat, up for  cruise to continue to Can Tho via Cho Lach and Tra On.
Up to river tide, disembark and make a  pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities, especially somes orchards (orange grove) with its famer.
Cruise to continue to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and nite on board in Tra On.
Day 4: Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon  (B )
The noise of the floating market wake you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise to continue to Can Tho. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river. Leisurely cruise up the BASSAC river while enyoying the beautiful scenery.
Arrive Can Tho, a small boat will take you explore the Cai Rang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. And through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
-10h00 disembark at Ninh kieu pier in Can tho.
Pick up and transfer to hotel in Saigon. Drop off at hotel.
 Day 5: Saigon Departure ( B )
Breakfast at hotel, free time until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Say goodbye Vietnam.
Accommodation Options
Location Standard Superior First class Deluxe
Saigon Ruby river 3* Tan Hai long hotel & spa 3* Grand Silverland 4* Majestic 5*
Mekong boat Le Cochinchine boat

Cost in USD per person based on twin/double sharing, valid until 31 Dec. 2014
No of pax 2 3 4-5 6-7 8-10 Single Suppl.
Standard 567 494 435 390 385 168
Superior 584 510 446 396 384 179
First class 645 573 506 456 444 232
Deluxe 716 645 587 537 523 310

Tour includes:
  • Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All accommodation in double/ twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • 2 days 1  night cruise  on Le Cochinchine boat  in private  Twin/ double cabin – sharing boat
  • Private English speaking guide during guided time
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Boat cruise as stated
  • Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
  • Mineral Water and towel
  • Government taxes & Service charges
Tour excludes:
  • International flights to and from Vietnam.
  • Vietnam visa ( we can apply Visa on arrival If you request )
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills, wine and beer during meals
  • Tips and gratuities
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