Discover a more authentic, traditional side of the Mekong Delta. Explore Sa Dec, a typical Delta village immortalised in the book ‘The Lover’, then board a river boat for a cruise to Cai Be. Visit fruit orchards, family-run workshops and miles of vibrant waterways for a taste of local culture.
- Cruise to Cai Be
Take a river boat through the Mekong Delta’s channels, passing fish farms and villages on the way to Cai Be.
- Bike the Delta’s laneways
Pedal quiet laneways that weave in and out of villages, orchards and farms for a closer look at Delta life.
Depart your hotel early this morning for the 3.5-hour drive to Sa Dec, deep in the Mekong Delta.
Sa Dec is a charming, authentic Mekong Delta town that seems to have escaped the modernization that has swept much of Vietnam. The town was immortalized by the French writer Marguerite Duras who spent 04 years here from 1928 – 1932. Her novel “The Lover” went on to win the 1984 Prix Goncourt prize for literature. On arrival in Sa Dec, visit the charming Kien An Cung Pagoda before having lunch at a local restaurant. .
After lunch, hop on a local bike for a short leisure ride to visit the local famed “flower farm” for lovely pictures before boarding your boat for the cruise to Cai Be. Sit back and enjoy the lush landscape and tropical life of the Mekong Delta. End route visit a flower garden as well as floating houses along a branch of the Mekong River where fish are raised in submerged cages. Make a stop at a traditional mat making workshop where river grasses are woven by hand.
Note: There is another option to drive to Vinh Long in your private air-condition vehicle after lunch instead of doing the cruise on the river from Sa Dec. You will then board your boat in Vinh Long and cruise towards Cai Be. Please check with your travel consultant for the best route that suits your need.
Reach the river town of Vinh Long to visit one of the biggest brick factories in the Mekong Delta. In this traditional factory the process of making bricks is done by hand and the imagery seems timeless.
Back on the boat cross the Co Chien River, one of the two branches of the Mekong towards An Binh, Binh Hoa Phuc Islands and finally the Dong Phu canal and your final destination of Cai Be.
Continue down river to The Mekong Riverside resort & spa perfectly situated overlooking a branch of the Mekong River.
Rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight at the Mekong Riverside resort & Spa.