Start off on a four day tour to explore both Cambodia and Vietnam and all they have to offer. We will commence the tour in Phnom Penh with an express boat along the Mekong River. See the incredible sights along the way with great photo opportunities. Make your way to the Vietnamese border town of Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain with a caved pagoda. Take a sampan along the Bassac River to Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta and see traditional activities along the banks of the river. Visit colorful floating markets and explore Sa Dec resembling Venice with its numerous canals. Make you your way to Saigon with spectacular scenery along the way observed from the deck. Onboard meals are prepared by our chef and are sure to please.
PHNOM PENH - CHAU DOC
8h00 am pick up at your hotel and transfer to the boat pier for boarding to Chau Doc by Hang Chau Express boat. Arrive Chau Doc around 13:00am. Pick up and transfer to your proposed hotel. Afternoon, visit the Sam Mountain with the caved pagoda, enjoy the sunset down the Vietnamese – Cambodian border from the summit of the mountain over the flat rice field. overnight in hotel in Chau Doc.
Meals: B, L, D
CHAU DOC – CHO MOI – LONG XUYEN
The excursion starts from Chau Doc pier at around 10.00 am. Chau Doc is located on the upper Mekong Delta, 280 km north-west of Saigon on the Cambodian border. With such proximity the local population is an eclectic mix of Cham, Khmer, Chinese and Vietnamese sharing different cultures and historical richness. Upon embarkation on your sampan-hotel, you will be welcomed with fresh cotton towels.After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of a Cham traditional fishermen village built on stilts…Your Sampan will slowly leave Chau Doc waters and proceed the cruise downstream the Bassac river to Long Xuyen, a peaceful provincial town located on the Mekong’s banks. On the way we will pass by several luxuriant islands, crossing countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fishes, showing an intense activity on the river. Approaching Cho Moi, we will cruise on a little arm of the Mekong where several traditional activities can be observed on the banks (artisanal boat factories, bamboo baskets making, palm leaves cutting, net fishing), as well as old Vietnamese temples dating from late 19th century. Some stops on the banks will be possible for cycling tours to discover deeper the inhabitants life style. On your way back, your lunch will be served on board . Cruising further south and before reaching Long Xuyen, we will an interesting stop at “The Tiger island” (Cu Lao Ong Ho), and have a visit at Ton Duc Thang museum, the second president of Vietnam. We will reach Long Xuyen waters late in the afternoon. In the evening, we will organize for you an exciting experience at an ancient house located by the river in the suburbs of Long Xuyen, where your dinner will be arranged.You will be able to share experiences with family members and learn about traditional Southern Vietnam lifestyle, one of the highlights of your journey on the Mekong which should not be forgotten! Back on board your private sampan for your first night on the river.
Meals: B, L, D
LONG XUYEN – SA DEC – DONG HOA HIEP
The breakfast will be served on board at 07:am. Your Sampan will lead you to see Long Xuyen colorful floating market, one of the most interesting in the delta, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. We will proceed to Sa Dec cruising the Tien Giang river, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark at the market place. Your lunch will be arranged at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century, former residence Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, “lover” of famous Marguerite Duras writer (see her popular novel and movie “The Lover”). After being greeted by the house keeper, a delicious lunch will be served. An unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere… Later, you will go for a guided visit of this charming and peaceful town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese Dinh are dating from the last century…Back on board, your sampan will proceed the cruise to Cai Be via Vinh Long.On the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit.We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations. You will take a small rowing boat for a short cruise along a narrow canal, passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations. Later in the afternoon, we will cruise around Dong Hoa Hiep island, famous for its fruit orchards. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos and remaining unknown to many people. You will be able to go for a walk or for a bicycle ride while your dinner will be prepared and served on board under sunset. Second night on the river.
Meals: B, L
DONG HOA HIEP – CAI BE – PHU AN – SAIGON
At around 07.30am, your breakfast will be served on board while we will be cruising to Cai Be famous floating market which takes place daily in front of a beautiful ancient catholic church dating from 1880. Further, a stop on the banks at some local home factories will allow you to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will then proceed to Phu An hamlet, an untouched beautiful area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer. A delicious lunch will await you at "Le Longanier", a superb Indochinese villa located by the river, in a lush tropical garden surrounded by fruit plantations. After a short walk along a beautiful narrow canal, your own car / van will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to Saigon. Finish your Song Xanh Sampan Private Cruise Phnom Penh & Saigon.
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How can I trust the quality of the tours that I buy from TNK Travel ?
TNK Travel is a local travel company which is lead by young, professional and enthusiastic tour operators. We just want to give you the best services in Vietnam, so that you can enjoin the best your traveling time here.
Our organization has selected a team of experienced tour operators, tour leaders, tour guides, drivers … who are all qualified, responsible, smiley and have more than 7 years working in the travel business to keep our service as best as we can.
You can trust you when ask any tourists has joined with TNK Travel. Or simply, travel with us, we ensure that you will come back next time.
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Once you have found a tour that you would like to book, please click on “Select” and fill in your booking details (the departure date that you would like to go, the package, the number of people, your full name, nationality, email address and any special requests). Once we confirm the availability, we will send you an email to confirm and our payment policy infomation. With this, you can choose your preffered payment method and pay us.
– With tour bookings, you DO NOT need to pay total in advance, we just need 30% for Deposit, to ensure that you use our services.
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If you would like to pay by others methods, please inquire with us directly.
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Do you offer longer or more customized tours ?
You can ask for longer tours or customize your favourite travels with any our tours. Tours on our site http://www.tnktravelvietnam.com are popular tours which can be changed or customized for your needs.
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We will confirm the availability of the hotel, and send you payment details as with tour booking.
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All hotel/ resort reservations must be paid in advance and immediately after booking the hotel/resort. We cannot hold hotel/resort bookings without payment.
Note that we accept payment through PayPal, then it’s easy for you to send us the Deposit, to hold your hotel/resort bookings.
If you are paying by credit card online, your credit card will not be billed until after we confirm the availability of the hotel.
You can pay us 30% Deposit in advance, then pay the rest 07 days before check-in date.
Can I make a reservation for someone else ?
Yes, you can make a reservation for someone else. Simply fill in the name of the guest for the booking and your contact details. You can also pay by cash, paypal or bank transfer for someone else. However, you cannot make a payment for someone else using credit card. The name on the credit card must match the name of the guest.
How do I know my reservation is confirmed ?
After you make an online booking, we will follow up with you to confirm availability and confirm the booking. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive this follow-up email or fax.
I am not ready to book right now, what should I do ?
For flights, you can make a booking and then we can hold the booking for a limited period of time until you are ready to purchase and issue the ticket. When you make a booking, we will inform you of the amount of time until the ticket must be issued since this timeframe varies by airline.
For hotels, in order to make a booking and hold a room, you must confirm and pay immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot hold a hotel booking for you without payment.
For tours, as tours are related to hotels booking. We will need you 30% for Deposit. This amount is to cover our costs if you cancel the tour. Almost is for cancelation charges of hotels/resorts.
Can I make payment for someone else using a credit card ?
No, you cannot make a payment for someone else using credit card. The name on the credit card must match the name of the guest.
However, you can pay for someone else using bank transfer or through PayPal.
Do you have electronic air tickets ?
Very few of the airlines in Vietnam offer electronic ticket. If an electronic ticket is available, we will issue an electronic ticket instead of a paper ticket, unless a paper ticket is specifically requested by the customer. Electronic tickets will be emailed or faxed to the customer.
I just received my flight ticket and there is a problem with it. What should I do ?
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What happens if I make an airline booking and then do not confirm or pay ?
When you make an airline booking, we can hold the booking for a limited period of time, which depends on the availability of the flight and the airline. If we have not received confirmation from you after two emails or faxes, we will automatically cancel the booking.
If you confirm the booking but arrange to issue and pay the ticket later, we will inform you of the deadline for payment. If you do not make payment before this deadline, the booking will be automatically cancelled.
- English speaking guide on board
- All transfer by private car/ van
- 2 breakfast on board, 1 breakfast in hotel in Chau Doc
- 3 nights onboard
- 1 candlelight dinner on board , 1 at acient guest house
- 2 bottles of min. water/pers./day, Green tea, Fresh fruits
- 2 nights onboard, 1 night in hotel 3 star
- Boat Cruise as mentioned
- Speed boat ticket : Phnom Penh – Chau Doc
- Meals as indicated ( B= breakfast; L= lunch; D = diner)
- Admission fees and permits where applicable
- Goverment tax & service charge
- Airfares & airport taxes
- Pre/post trip arrangement
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Travel insurance
- Other personal expenses
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