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

Travel low and slow on a private 2-night cruise through the Mekong Delta, from Cai Be (gateway to Ho Chi Minh City) to Chau Doc on the Vietnam – Cambodia border. Experience the highlights of the Delta, including endless rice fields, tropical fruit gardens, and French-era architecture, by bicycle, walking tours, and cruise aboard the comfortable Song Xanh Sampan. Memorable meals include lunch in a colonial-inspired plantation house and a candlelit dinner in a historic century-old home.

Highlights include:
- Authentic scenes of the Mekong Delta
- Dine in the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le in Sa Dec
- Cruise past monkey bridges and narrow canals
- Discover local handicrafts

A much more exciting and insightful alternative to travel by road, our private 2-night cruise takes you from Chau Doc on the Vietnam – Cambodia border to Cai Be, gateway to Ho Chi Minh City. Cruise along the picturesque waterways of the Mekong Delta with shore excursions to visit riverine islands, local workshops, and the Indochine-era town of Sadec with its multi-cultural communities including Khmer and Chinese. End your journey with a gourmet lunch of Mekong Delta specialties served in a colonial era-inspired plantation house.

Highlights include:
- Authentic scenes of the Mekong Delta
- Visit the house from the acclaimed novel "The Lover"
- Cruise past monkey bridges and narrow canals
- Discover local handicrafts
- Dine in a local house on Tiger Island

Private 2-Night Cruise

Cruises type:
Song Xanh Sampans

Cai Be, Sa Dec, Long Xuyen, Phu Tan & Chau Doc or vice versa.



Detailed Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Cai Be - Sa Dec.

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

    - Your journey starts from 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.

    - A candlelit dinner awaits at this dramatic house. Enjoy your first night on board the Song Xanh on the Mekong River.

  2. Day 2: Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Phu Tan.

    - 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 on board.

  3. Day 3: Phu Tan - Chau Doc.

    - Breakfast is served on board while your sampan cruises towards Chau Doc.

    - Close to the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc is the gateway to Phnom Penh.

    - Known throughout Vietnam for its pagodas and temples, Chau Doc is also famous for the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, a superb eucalyptus mangrove.

    Tra Su Cajuput Forest

    - Disembark at Victoria Chau Doc private pier at approximately 10:00 am.



Total Cabin(s)

#Cabin 1


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

Single Cabin

  • Single Cabin
  • Double Cabin
$ 288
  • Partial River View
  • 30m2
  • Non-Smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Non Balcony
  • 1 King Size Bed

Single Cabin

  • Single Cabin
  • Double Cabin
$ 300


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    Price Includes

    • One-way transfer from Saigon to Cai Be.
    • Private 3-day cruise overnighting aboard Song Xanh Sampan.
    • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner on board.
    • 1 lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant.
    • 1 candlelit dinner including a bottle of wine for 2 persons
    at a local house.
    • Sightseeing fees included in above itinerary.
    • English-speaking tour guide.
    • Bicycles and local “xuong” rowboat rides.
    • Crew assistance.
    • Cold towels, seasonal fruit and hot tea.

    Price Excludes

    • Individual travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses during the trip.
    • Beverages not specified in above program.
    • Tips for crew and tour guide.
    • Any expenses not clearly indicated in above program.


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