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Mien Tay Sampan Private Mekong Cruise

Mien Tay Sampan Mekong Cruise
TOUR INFORMATION

Mien Tay Cruise offers travelers an exciting experience of the Mekong Delta tour, off the beaten tracks. Far from the tourism mainstream, Mientay Cruise’s management and staff do know where and when discover remote places and meet authentic local people to understand their specific way of living.

  1. Cai Be Floating Market

  2. Cai Be floating market

  3. Cai Rang floating market

  4. Mekong Delta Rice Noodles

  5. Mekong Lodge Bungalow

  6. MyTho Bentre

  7. NinhKieu_Quay_CanTho2

  8. Mekong Lodge Entrance

  9. Cabin

  10. Cabin

  11. Mien Tay Dinning on boat

  12. Mien Tay Dinning on boat

  13. Mien Tay Sampan Cruise

  14. Sampan Cruise Dinning room


Overview

Throughout the recent years’ Tourism industry development, Mekong Delta has become a popular destination either for 1-day excursions departing from Ho Chi Minh City or for 2- or 3-nights cruises. While one might decide to book mass trips as proposed by most of the agents and queue up for fruits tasting at special spots devoted to mass tourism, Mientay Boat Cruise leads you to Mekong Delta’s very heart and roots, far from the mainstream.

Mien tay Cruise offers travelers an exciting experience of the Mekong Delta, off the beaten tracks. Far from the tourism mainstream, Mien tay Cruise’s management and staff do know where and when discover remote places and meet authentic local people to understand their specific way of living.

Mien Tay Boat 01 & 02

In a classy wooden setting, the sampan accommodates on 2 decks up to 16 passengers in a well ventilated compartment made of 5 twin cabins with couchettes that can be used as a diner room as well. It has 3 restrooms with showers, one terrace on the deck to contemplate sunset while sipping an aperitif. Its restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a mix of Western and Vietnamese fine cooking. Its cozy settings is yours for the whole length of your stay on board, and our friendly 5-staff crew (the captain, one mechanic, the chief cook, one sailor and one guide) will answer each of your request to make your stay on board a warm experience.

Equipment:

  • Shared bathroom with hot water
  • Mosquito net
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Our crew is trained to make your stay on board as pleasant as you wish. Besides a bar with a wine and spirits list and a choice of refreshments and beers, we offer you a quality food on board: continental breakfast; and local cuisine at each of your lunches and dinners.
  • Safety instructions are located in every cabin and public access. In case of emergency, each passenger is requested to follow crew’s instructions.

Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Embark My Tho - Cai Be

08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.

- The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride through palm-shaded creeks. Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board. Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep .

- Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river.. Dinner and overnight on board between Ngu Hiep island and Cai Be.


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 2

Cai Be - Disembark

- In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board, then boat depart for Cai Be . After breakfast, check out luggages to small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning.

- Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits. Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.

- Visit Mekong Lodge and walking around this area to see local people who are doing daily activities and preparing lunch for their families.Lunch served at River View Restaurant of Mekong Lodge. After lunch, boat return Cai Be tourist pier then disembark and route for Saigon. Transfer to hotel. (17h00)

Cruise includes:

- Route transfers with driver only
- English or French speaking guide on board
- Boat cruising featured in the program in details
- All meals as mentioned (lunch, dinner and breakfast) and overnight on board
- All entrance fees
- Walking or biking tour up to health’s situation of clients.

Cruise excludes:

- Travel insurances
- Beverages/drinks
- Personal expenses & tips
- Other services not mentioned in the Inclusion.


Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Embark My Tho - Cai Be

08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km).
10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan.

- The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and meeting the local people. Then take a brief sampan ride throught palm-shaded creeks. Back to Mien Tay sampan. Lunch served on board.
- Then cruise for Cai Be via Ngu Hiep. Arrive Ngu Hiep island. Disembark and leisure biking or walking tour on this island seeing daily life and local people’s activities. Then boat depart for Cai Be, leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Tien river. Dinner and overnight on board in Cai Be.


Meals: B, L, D

Destination:
Day 2

Cai Be - Vinh Long - Tra On

- In the morning, the noise of the floating market wake you up, visit the daily life of the local people who live on both sides of the Mekong river, breakfast on board. After breakfast, cruising by small motor boat to explore the lively Cai Be floating market in the morning. Walking for visit a handicraft village of the local people then sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
- Continue boat trip to Mekong Lodge – an eco-resort Mekong Lodge includes 29private pretty bungalows and River View Restaurant, stretched in an area of more than 10000 m2 lays just beside the Tien River.
- Lunch on board. Up to river tide, disembark and make a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities, especially somes orchards (orange grove) with its famer.
- Cruise to continue to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs, sunset cruise . A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and nite on board in Tra On.


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 3

Can Tho - HCMC

- The noise of the floating market wake you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise to continue to Can Tho. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise on the river. Leisurely cruise up the BASSAC river while enyoying the beautiful scenery.

- After breakfast, when arrive Can Tho check out luggages to small motor boat which will take you explore the Cai Rang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. And through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.

- Check out, disembark and return to vehicle at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho. Having lunch (up to river tide and according to the availibility of Mien Tay boat, clients will have lunch at restaurant or on board). After lunch, drive back to HCMC and arrive HCMC about 17h00.

Cruise includes:
- Route transfers with driver only
- English or French speaking guide on board
- Boat cruising featured in the program in details
- All meals as mentioned (lunch, dinner and breakfast) and overnight on board
- All entrance fees
- Walking or biking tour up to health’s situation of clients.

Cruise excludes:
- Travel insurances
- Beverages/drinks
- Personal expenses & tips
- Other services not mentioned in the Inclusion.

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.

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– 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.

– With flight or train ticket bookings, we require 100% total payment in advance.

If you would like to pay by others methods, please inquire with us directly.

What if I need to cancel or change my itinerary ?
We allow you to change your dates, if needed, at no additional cost as long as you give sufficient advance notice and availability exists.

Cancellations of the tours usually involve a cancellation fee, which depends on how far in advance that you cancel.

For each tour, the cancellation and change policies depend on the status of services providing. Please inquire directly for the change or cancellation policy for any particular tour.

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.

If you have questions about a particular tour or would like a longer or more customized tour, please contact us at [email protected], and our travel experts will help you find your best travel itinerary.

What if I have special needs for the tour ?
If you have special requirements – for example, if you have a large group or young children, or you have infants or the olds in your group, or if you are handicapped or have physical limitations, if you have special transportation needs, or if you are vegetarian or have other food allergies – please let us know, and we can work with both you and the service provider ( restaurant, hotels, transportation …) to ensure that we can meet your needs.

How can I book a hotel / resort room ?
Simply select the hotel in which you would like to stay (or email or call us with your requests and we will make recommendations). Once you have selected a hotel, proceed with “Select” and please fill out all customer and payment information, as well as any special requests.

We will confirm the availability of the hotel, and send you payment details as with tour booking.

When do I need to pay for hotel / resort booking ?
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.

What currency your prices are in ?
All of the prices on our website are in US Dollar.

Do you accept credit card ?
Yes, We accept Mastercard, Visa Card and American Express.

How many payment methods do you offer and what are they ?
Now we offer 5 payment methods: Cash, Bank transfer, Credit card imprint, Secure PayPal online payment and payment through Western Union.

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 ?
Please contact the customer service team immediately. If your flight is less than 48 hours from the time that you receive the ticket, please contact a customer service representative directly by phone at (08) 9204767 outside of Vietnam. If the flight is more than 48 hours from the time that you receive the ticket, please contact us by phone or email at [email protected].

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.

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Tour 2 days: My Tho-Cai Be

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 6 pax7 - 8 pax9 - 10 pax
Standard Class$260$205$195$185$175
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour 3 days: My Tho - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Tra On - Can Tho

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 6 pax7 - 8 pax9 - 10 pax
1st Jan 2016 - 31st Dec 2016$409$330$299$255$235
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour 2 days (2013)

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 6 pax7 - 8 pax9 - 10 pax
Standard Class$279$222$212$202$192
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour 3 days (2013)

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 6 pax7 - 8 pax9 - 10 pax
Standard Class$416$342$292$265$245
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

*** Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary with or without prior notice
***Based on clients’ request of air-con services on Mien Tay Sampan, please be advised that optional as air-con services US$55 per group per night on board Mien Tay Sampan.

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