Private Mango Cruises on Mekong River
Private Mango Cruises on Mekong River
Ho Chi Minh
Chau Doc
From 2 to 3 days
Welcome to Mango Cruises, providing memorable private cruising experiences in Vietnam’s picturesque Mekong Delta. We combine high quality private sampans, in-depth local knowledge/experience, and dedicated staff & crew to give you a cruise you will never forget, along river routes that remain untouched by commercial tourism.

Sampan Frangipani & Sampan Bougainvillea
Private Luxury cruising at its finest! Our Sampans are 22 metres long by 4.5 metres wide – each contain a Front Observation room, Master Bedroom with A/C, Full Bathroom with bathtub, Living room/2nd bedroom with A/C and an open dining area off the back. The living room comes complete with retractable roof - great for sunbathing or stargazing. Laptop with 3G internet is also provided.

Maximum capacity: 6 people





Facility:

    2 bedrooms with air conditioning 3,6m x 3,4m(bedroom1); 2,9m x 3,5m(bedroom2)
    1 living room including fan and sofa seating 3,8m x 3,2m
    1 sundeck 3,2m x 3,2m
    1 rest room 1,8m x 2,5m
    1 kitchen with refrigerator
    1 private bar
    Free internet usage (3G laptop)
    1 television
    1 DVD player
    Life vests
    Fire extinguisher
    First aid kit
    Fire alarm

Mango Junk - Lily May
Four Luxurious Cabins on a beautifully constructed wooden ship. Enjoy the evening with a refreshing beverage from our onboard bar, while relaxing on our wide open sundeck. A/C in every room and authentically furnished.

Great for small groups and families, Launching Summer 2012.






Facility:

    4 bedrooms
        Bed room 1: 4,3m x 3,4m
        Bed room 2: 3,7m x 3,4m
        Bed room 3: 3,7m x 3,5m
        Bed room 4: 3,8m x 3,55m
    1 sundeck
    1 kitchen fully furnished
    1 restaurant including private bar
    Free internet
    1 television
    1 DVD player
    Life vests
    Fire extinguisher
    First aid kit
    Fire alarm



          Relaxing onboard                                   Cabin onboard                                 With internet 3G

                                                                                           2 days cruise itinerary: Ben Tre - Can Tho


Day 1: Ben Tre - Mo Cay - Vung Liem

You will meet your guide at 10am at Ham Luong River in Ben tre town where you will board your Mango Cruise. Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck and meet the crew members.

A delicious lunch will be served onboard.

Our first stop will be the Mo Cay local wet market where the locals come to buy fresh fish, meat, vegetables, as well as other exotic delicacies including rat and snake.  Continue cruising along the canals and stop at a village for a short walk to visit the coconut processing place where they make coconut oils and coconut fiber.

Return to the boat for a cold drink and some time to relax on deck. Lunch will be served on board.  We then head down Vung Liem canal to visit traditional brick works and the lively town of Vung Liem, with its fascinating Cao Dai and Kh’mer temple.  We will visit these places by bikes.

The boat will then cruise to Tra On where we will stop for the night.  While on board, freshen up, and then head to the deck where you will have a cooking demonstration before enjoying a delicious, 5-course dinner onboard.   The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.

Day 2: Tra On - Cai Rang - Can Tho

Get up early in the morning to visit Tra On floating market before heading to Can Tho.  Stop at the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats.

After your market visit, return to your Mango Cruise, and soak in your surroundings, before being dropped off at Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho, and preparing for your onward trip.

 Price per person in USD on private Mango Sampan
 2 pax
 3-4 pax
 5-6 pax
 01 Oct 2012 - 03 May 2013
 $328  $282  $244
 04 May 2013 - 30 Sep 2013
 $297  $249  $223

                                                                                 3 days cruise itinerary: Ben Tre - Can Tho - Chau Doc

Day 1: Ben Tre - Cho Lach – Sa Dec

Depart from Ben Tre along the Ham Luong River to Cho Lach canals.  Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck while meeting your crew members and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water.

Next, head towards Cai Nhum Village, starting to cycle throughout the orchards and along the smaller canals. Stop for a visit at Cai Nhum local Catholic Church and enjoy the bike ride on the suspension bridge, crossing to the other side of the canals.
Head back to the boat and lunch will be served on board while you are cruising to Vinh Long province.  On the way we will stop for a visit at the floating fish farm and experience the local river culture.
Getting back on the boat and cruising towards the town of Sa Dec, and you will start to explore this charming town, where it is the backdrop for the film ‘The Lover’, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.  The story is about a teenage French girl who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man, Huynh Thuy Le.  You will visit his old family home as well as the high school where Marguerite’s mother was a teacher.  You will also visit the beautiful Temple Kien An.
In the late afternoon prepare for dinner onboard.  The rest of the night may be spent at your leisure.  Overnight will be spent onboard in Sa Dec Province.

Day 2: Sa Dec – Cho Moi

Breakfast will be served onboard and you will begin the morning with cycling through the village of An Phu Dong.  For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.
Return to your boat, freshen up, and relax.  Start cruising to Cho Moi.  On the way we will stop to explore more of the local villages by bike.  Lunch will be served onboard.

After lunch, you can bike through one more village, cross the monkey bridges, and chat with the cheerful local kids.

As you continue cruising, you will start to notice more houses on stilts and an increase of flooded fields. This area is prone to severe flooding and as a result, is one of the Delta’s poorest regions.
Head back to your boat and prepare for the cooking demonstration and dinner on board. Overnight will be spent onboard by Vien Island.
Spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure

Day 3: Cho Moi – Chau Doc

Start the morning with breakfast on board and while cruising to Chau Doc. On the way we will stop to visit the local villages, including an old temple of the region.  Continue cruising to Vam Nao, visit the Cham Islamic village in Chau Giang, one of the biggest Muslim towns in Vietnam where the locals speak both Vietnamese and Cham languages. They read the Quran in Arabic and, of course, all the men in the village wish to travel to Mecca once in their lifetime.  You will visit the Mubarak Mosque, which is one of the mosques in the Chau Doc area.
The cruise will then make its way to the pier in Chau Doc town, where you will be dropped off.  At this point you can either return to Saigon via private car, or continue on to Phnom Penh by boat.

 Price in USD per person
 2 pax
 3-4 pax
 5-6 pax
 Now - 03 May, 2013  $504  $456  $419
  04 May, 2013 - 30 Sep, 2013  $472  $424  $377

Prices Include
• English/French speaking guide
• Boat trips as mentioned
• Meals as mentioned
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• Overnight on luxury sampan
• All activities as mentioned

Prices Exclude
• Car transfer
• Travel insurance of any kind
• Tip, drinks, personal expenses
• Others services not mentioned