Le Cochinchine Cruise Mekong

Tour Overview
Le Cochinchine 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.
Itinerary

Le Cochinchine 3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1 : Sai Gon – Cai Be – Sa Dec ( L, D )

11.00-11h30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink.
LeCochinchine continues sets sails to Caithia while lunch is served on boat.
Embark on a lovely cycling excursion on the bank of the peninsula browsing several verdant villages. Visit of the gardens and orchards, local houses and ample opportunity meet with people and get insight into Delta life . Visit Caodai temple on the way to Mythuan.
Continue our cruise toward Sadec, a nice and quiet town overlooking Mekong river
Visit the lively Sadec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
Walks along the village path and get yourself acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, and vegetable farms, fish farms.
Back to our boat for a cruise down stream. Relax on boat while sipping an aperitif .
Dinner and overnight on board

Day 2 : Cai Thia – Ving Long – Tra On ( B, L , D )

Breakfast on board on the Mekong.
Visit Binh Hoa Phuoc island and go for walk walk through the islets, sampling native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meet the local people.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.
Visit of old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien. Lunch served on board
Embark on a pleasant walk on the footpaths of the countryse to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Le Cochinchine is cruising Mang Thit river.
Dinner and night on board.

Day 03 : Tra On – Can Tho – Sai Gon ( B )

Breakfast on board
The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals.
Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11 h00 Disembark in Cantho. The cruise concludes.

Routing: Cantho – Sadec – Caibe


Day 1 : Sai Gon – Can Tho – Tra On ( L, D )

12.00-12h30 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink
Transfer on a local boat to explore the CaiRang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Tra On. Lunch served on board.
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery

Visits of the fruit farm and walks amongst pleasant villages on the footpaths of the countryse. Opportunity to meet with local people.
Boarding back at with an aperitif while enjoying the magnificent sunset on the Mangthit canal and Nicola river.
Dinner and overnight on board

Day 2 : Vinh Long – My Thuan – Sa Dec ( B, L, D )

Breakfast on board over splend sunrise on the Mekong.
Walks /cycle amongst the lush vegetation to visit the fruit farm , the handicraft villages and meet with local people .
Le Cochinchine set sails again to Sadec while lunch is served on board.
Visit busy Sadec food market and primary school headed by Magueritte Duras.
Walks along the village path and acquaintance with rural activities as farmers farm their fields: rice fields, vegetable farms, fish farms.
Boarding back at with an aperitif while cruising down to Caithia.
Dinner and overnight on board .

Day 3 : Cai Be Departure

Breakfast on boat in the morning.
Cycling on the bank of the peninsula for a visit of the gardens and orchards.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise toward Caibe.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11 h00-11h30 Disembark in Caibe. The cruise concludes.

Le Cochinchine 2 Days / 1 Night

Le Cochinchine is entirely made of wood in a hull built of Oak (go sao), Long of 33 m and we 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 (08 twin,2 dbl and 2 family cabines (1 dbl bed & 2 sgl bed/each) with a.c and private bathroom with hot water.1 living-room (6m*3m), 2 restaurant and 2 bar 7m*6m,a we 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 : Sai Gon – Cai Be – Tra on ( L , D )

11h30 -12h.00 boarding Le Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.
Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien . Lunch served on board
Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryse to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits
Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery .
Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset.
Dinner and night on board.

Day 2 : Tra On – Can Tho – Sai Gon ( B )

Breakfast on board
The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals.
Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11 h00 Disembark in Cantho. The cruise concludes.

Routing : Can Tho – Cai Be

Day 1 : Sai Gon – Can Tho – Tra On ( L, D )

12.00-12h30 boarding Le Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink
Transfer on a local boat to explore the CaiRang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.
LeCochinchine continues its cruise to Tra On. Lunch served on board
Leisurely cruise down the Mekong while enjoying the beautiful scenery
Visits of the fruit farm and walks amongst pleasant villages on the footpaths of the countryse. Opportunity to meet with local people.
Boarding back at with an aperitif while enjoying the magnificent sunset on the Mangthit canal and Nicola river.
Dinner and overnight on board


Day 2 : Tra On – Cai Be – Sai Gon ( B )

Breakfast on boat in the morning.
Visit the fruit farm and walks amongst the lush vegetation through verdant villages and meet with local people
LeCochinchine continues its cruise toward Caibe.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, local pop-rice and sweets production. Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
11 h00 Disembark in Caibe. The cruise concludes.

Tour Price

Le Cochinchine 3 Days / 2 Nights

Cost/pax (US$) Price Per Person (US$) in twin cabin
2 pax 4 pax 6 pax Single Sup
Price per person in USD in the party of Valid to 30 October
Deluxe Cruise 360 330 310 180
Child from 6 – 12 years old 75%
Child under 5 years old Free for Charge

Trip Included :

  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits as stated with English /French-speaking escort.
  • 2 nights accommodation on board.
  • Meal as mentioned during the cruise ( B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Biking, sampan boat re,
  • Services of crews during the cruise.
  • Apperitif
  • Group insurance

Trip Exlucded :

  • Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia.
  • Transfer round trip
  • Ground transfer from hotel in Sai Gon to pier in Mekong or v.v.
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.,
  • The above tour prices exclude current VAT.

Le Cochinchine 2 Days / 1 Night

Cost/pax (US$) Price Per Person (US$) in twin cabin
2 pax 4 pax 6 pax Single Sup
Rate from 01st Jan to 30th Sept 2010
Deluxe Cruise 220 205 185 100
Child from 6 – 12 years old 75%
Child under 5 years old Free for Charge

Trip Included :

  • 2days cruise with stops and visits as stated with English /French-speaking escort.
  • 1 nights accommodation on board.
  • Meal as mentioned during the cruise ( B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program.
  • Biking, sampan boat re,
  • Services of crews during the cruise.
  • Apperitif

Trip Excluded :

  • Visa approval and fees for Vietnam or Cambodia.
  • Transfer round trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Ground transfer from hotel in Sai Gon to pier in Mekong or v.v.
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.,

Notes :

  • Child age 6-12 years old discount 75% when sharing cabin with parents.
  • Infants (under 2 years old) are free of charge.
  • The above tour prices exclude current VAT.

In selecting a our river cruise, you have chosen o­ne of the most relaxing and fulfilling ways to tour through endless water way of Mekong River while exploring the lush Mekong Delta with pleasant encounter with local people. See Vietnam in authenticity and sample local culture and food, and a o­ne unpacking, unforgettable vacation where your “floating hotel” takes you to the heart of Mekong Delta and quaint villages.

Enjoy the continuous and ever-changing scenery as you encounter a lively world of legendary waterways and picturesque landscapes, floating markets, lush bonsais garden, rice fields, villages, pagodas and temples and fruit-filled orchards, and boat laden bazaar.

Your all-inclusive, value-packed cruise includes:

Cabin accommodations o­n all ships

All meals aboard
Bicycles o­n board
Row boat o­n board
Sight-seeing excursions
English/French as the o­nboard language……and much more
Air Conditioning
Your cabin has its own air-conditioning unit, which can be adjusted for your comfort. We recommend you do not over- cool your cabin as the sudden change from the outse temperature to a chilled cabin can bring o­n colds, respiratory illnesses and even stomach upsets. When you go out, we recommend you turn the setting to ‘Lo Cool’, set at about 4, and then when you return you can readjust the temperature to your preference without having to wait for cool air. At night you may prefer to use the fan o­nly, and have the windows open. Insect netting covers the windows to enable you to do this. Please do not leave your air-conditioner o­n with the window open – this results in energy loss (the equivalent of switching o­n the heating and opening the windows in a cold country!

Bar

The cruise bar is always open, all bar drinks are excluded.

Dining

Meals o­n board Le Cochinchine meals are taken at o­ne sitting. It is not necessary to sit at the same table each time and we have tables for inuals, couples right up to larger groups. We offer a mixture of local cuisine with richly flavor and taste and there are always vegetarian dishes offered. Passengers requiring special diets, such as vegetarian, low salt & low cholesterol meals, may make their requests to the chef when o­nboard. The chef will try to honor all requests. Exotic fruit, fresh organic vegetables, locally caught fish and prawns are the preference of most of our passengers.

Room Service

Room service is available o­n request.

Hairdryers

Hairdryers are available in the cabins.

Laundry

Laundry facilities o­n board.The charges will go o­n your bill in US$. If there is an item that you do not wish ironed please advise us.

Library

The ships’ libraries have books available free of charge. We kindly ask that you return the books before the end of your cruise. A small constantly changing library of French and English books and magazines is carried aboard our vessels. We also carry playing cards, scrabble and other games for your enjoyment. We have a C.D./radio cassette player with a choice of classical and modern music. Clients are welcome to bring along their favourite CDs.

Safes

Barges do not generally have safes o­n board. Since the dress code is casual it is not necessary to bring along valuable jewellery. In general it is not wise to travel anywhere with your valuables. Exercise caution throughout & be careful when handling or stowing your passport. It is a good ea to travel with a photocopy of your passport. Leave information of your credit cards at home with a trusted friend or relative, as well as make a copy of the stop usage (800#) if lost or stolen you can call from Europe.

Life Jackets

These are kept in the wardrobe in your cabin.

Fire Risk and Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in your cabin or in the Dining Room or Saloon i.e. inse. Smoking is permitted in outse areas o­nly, namely the Observation Deck and Promenade Decks. This is a wood-finished ship and the danger of fire should never be ignored

Sun Deck

The sun deck is located o­n the top of our boat, It is spacious for your relaxation and suntans . For your enjoyment, there are plenty of deck chairs.

Bicycles

Bicycles are carried o­nboard. Crew will be happy to help you with bike adjustments and getting it o­n and off the barge. Please remember to use caution when ring along towpaths or into villages. A decision to engage in cycling during the cruise constitute the travellers assumption of all risks associated and an agreement not to make a claim against the barge owners for any personal injury, death or property damage that arises out of such activity.

Water and Towels

The boat ‘s water supply comes from water well after passing through a sterilisation plant. This water is suitable for washing and brushing teeth but should not be drunk. To save water and reduce detergent use we will o­nly change towels daily if they are placed o­n the floor. We have copious supplies of hot water but you may have to run the water for two minutes before it gets hot.

Electricity

On our boat and ashore in hotels is 220 volts 50 Hz AC. o­n the ship we have continental 2 pin type sockets but adapters are available from the ship’s office.

Onboard Language

The o­nboard language is English and French. Staff and crew speak English as do your tour gues.

Cruise Manager

An experienced, English /French -speaking Passenger Service Manager accompanies every departure. They are there to ensure your comfort, answer questions and make your vacation the most memorable trip ever.

Telephones

May we suggest that you leave your computers & telephones at home. Cell phone work in most of the barging areas. There are no phone hookups o­n the barges for checking email. There are payphones along the canal (if you must!) Being “out of touch” takes a bit of getting used to, but by day 2 you should be ok and have no “communication withdrawal” symptoms. You will be able to enjoy the peace & tranquility of the journey

Shopping

Vietnam offered a variety of goods for the traveler such as lacquer ware, clothing and fabrics in particular silk and cottons. Indo-China is o­ne of the world’s largest exporters of gems and jewellery, but you should purchase from a reputable dealer. Hill tribe crafts, including embroered goods, such as bags and clothing, also ornaments are good buys. Wherever you make your purchases, please remember that the majority of items are handmade and may contain imperfections natural in goods that have not been mass-produced. It is worth taking a little time to check each item that you wish to buy in order to avo disappointment. There is a small ship’s shop.

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