Song Xanh Sampan

"Song Xanh" - a flotilla of 4 unique, authentic and charming sampans - was designed for travelers looking for "private" cruise experiences in the Mekong Delta. Song Xanh Sampans are designed as authentic traditional Mekong Delta boats using natural materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood. The sheer variety in color and products promises spectacular photos and memories of a lifetime.

The fleet of 2 and 3-cabin Song Xanh Sampans ply the waters of the Mekong Delta on overnight itineraries. Sail in groups of up to 6 people, visiting destinations including Can Tho, Chau Doc, and Rach Gia (gateway to Phu Quoc). Enjoy excellent meals onboard along with excursions to floating markets and other Delta attractions by rowboat and walking.

* 2 cabin (2-4 pax): 1 bedroom, 1 living room transformed into 1 more bedroom at night, 1 shared bathroom with WC, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, tables, and meals or drinks can be served.
* 3 cabin (4-6 pax): 2 bedroom, 1 living room transformed into 1 more bedroom at night, 1 shared bathroom with WC, lavabo and shower, 1 sundeck at the back where chairs, tables, and meals or drinks can be served.

Experience the Mekong Delta at the river level on a traditional sampan for a unique insight into the Mekong people’s life. Discreet and attentive, Song Xanh's crew takes care of your every need as you travel along the river. Book your private sampan and discover Mekong River Delta with Vietnam Travel today!
Song Xanh Sampan
Song Xanh Sampan

About This Cruise

Starting either from Cai Be or Can Tho, these two-day cruises provide deeper insight into life in the Mekong Delta. Stop in Sa Dec, a quaint town at the crossroads of several cultures - Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer and French. Discover homes featuring turn-of-the-century architecture, a reminder of the Indochina of yesteryear as you explore this town which was the setting of Marguerite Duras’ novel and subsequent film, "The Lover".

Highlights include:
Upstream (Cai Be - Can Tho)
- Explore how life is lived along the river
- Cruise around a bustling floating market
- Discover local handicrafts
- Enjoy spectacular photo opportunities
- Visit a Cao Dai Temple.

Downstream (Can Tho - Cai Be)
- Explore how life is lived along the river
- Visit the house from the acclaimed novel "The Lover"
- Visit floating houses
- Discover local handicrafts
- Dine-in 19th-century house.

Private 1-Night Cruise

Cruises type:
Song Xanh Sampans

Cai Be, Sa Dec and Can Tho or vice versa.



Detailed Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Cai Be - Sa Dec - Can Tho.

    - Be picked up at your hotel at 8:00 am and transfer to Cai Be by road.

    - Begin cruising from Phu An Jetty at 10:00 am.

    - From the sampan, observe life as it plays out onshore - people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes - while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit.

    - Before arriving at Sa Dec, stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region including a brick factory where everything is made by hand, pass monkey bridges and tiny villages to visit a Cao Dai Temple.

    - Arrive in Sa Dec and stroll to the outdoor market. Visit one of the highlights of the charming town, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character in the celebrated novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras.

    - Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. Explore the countryside surroundings by local rowboat.

    - Your last stopover before sunset is at an ancient house (a "Nha Co" in Vietnamese), dating back to the 19th century. The owner will welcome you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting.

    - After dinner return on board while the Song Xanh continues its cruise towards the Hau River. Overnight on board.

  2. Day 2: Can Tho.

    - Wake up early at 6:00 am for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which operates daily starting from 5:00 am.

    - Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos.

    - Continue cruising towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty.



Total Cabin(s)

#Cabin 1


  • Full Side River View
  • 30m2
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private Balcony
  • 1 Queen Size Bed

Single Cabin

  • Single Cabin
  • Double Cabin
$ 300


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    Price Includes

    • Private 2-day cruise overnighting aboard Song Xanh Sampan.
    • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch served on board.
    • 1 candlelit dinner including a bottle of wine for 2 persons at an ancient house.
    • Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary.
    • English-speaking tour guide.
    • “Xuong” rowboat rides.
    • Crew assistance.

    Price Excludes

    • Road transportation (before and after cruise).
    • Individual travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Beverages not specified in above program.
    • Tips for crew and tour guide.
    • Any expenses not clearly indicated in above program.


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