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Mango Cruises Day Trip

Boat / Cruise Ship: Mango Cruises 
Itinerary: Saigon - Ben Tre
Duration: 1 Days
Why travel with Mango Cruises?
High quality, purpose-built sampans, designed with comfort, privacy & safety in mind.
Dedicated office staff and boat crew who put service first.
Original itineraries and routes not offered by other cruise/tour providers.
An authentic experience – they do not take their clients to tourist villages or tourist restaurants; they prefer to let you experience the Delta as the locals do.
A luxurious, private experience for a fair price.
Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,770
Cabin Category2- 3 persons4- 6 persons7- 9 persons10 persons UP
01 Oct 2013 – 03 May 2014VND 2,430,000
(~US$ 107)
VND 1,550,750
(~US$ 68)
VND 1,184,571
(~US$ 52)
VND 963,000
(~US$ 42)
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04 May 2014 – 30 Sep 2014VND 2,375,000
(~US$ 104)
VND 1,424,750
(~US$ 63)
VND 1,058,571
(~US$ 46)
VND 835,000
(~US$ 37)
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Mango day cruises
Sitting area
Daily work
Canal in Mekong
Life on water
Car for private transfer
All rates are quoted per person. Prices are valid from 1st Oct, 2013 to 30 Sep, 2014

Detailed Itinerary
Saigon - Ben Tre (L)
Depart from Saigon around 07:30 - 08:00 AM and head south to Ben Tre province, famous for its coconut production and quiet, peaceful waterways.
 
On arrival, take a xe loi ride through the local village of Huu Dinh to enjoy the green fields and gardens. Continue with a short walk to Huu Phuoc Bridge, where you will start your boat trip through small canals with beautiful tropical scenery. On board the boat, enjoy a welcome drink (mango cocktail) and tropical fruits while cruising.
 
The cruise will stop first at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand.
 
Then you will head back to your boat to cross the An Hoa River, where you will take a sampan trip through narrow canals and enjoy the peacefulness of the region. The sampan will take you to visit one of our friends, Mrs. Huong, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea before heading to visit a rice noodles factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region.

Then switch to a bicycle and ride on village roads past green gardens and local houses, and stop at another local house where they live on their traditional family business, sampan boat building.

Then continue your cycling trip to My Long to visit Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made.

Then return to the village road to carry on the bike ride to a local restaurant by the river side.  It is time for you to relax and enjoy a 5-course lunch of local specialties. Relax and walk around the garden after lunch, and then visit the nearby house of Mr Hung, who is a famous sticky rice maker in the village. You can also feed his stock of catfish and walk through his fruit garden.

After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car will be ready to take you back to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon around 06 PM. Tour ends.
 
5 course lunch
Chicken rice noodle sour soup with pine apple and tomatoes
Deep fried Tilapia fillet marinated with lemon grass and turmeric
Steamed prawn
Chicken curry
Stewed pork/ fish in clay pot
Steamed rice
Season fruits

Prices Include
Round trip transfer by private car/ mini bus between Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre
• English/French speaking guide 
• Boat trips as mentioned
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• All activities as mentioned
Gov’t tax

Prices Exclude

• Travel insurance of any kind
• Tip, drinks, personal expenses
• Others services not mentioned
Meals as mentioned (05 course lunch) – Set lunch for VND 210,000 (US$10)/ person

Surcharge for Tet Holiday (30, 31 Jan 01, 02 Feb 2014): VND 945,000 /boat and Lunch at Mango home - Tet Holiday (30, 31 Jan 01, 02 Feb 2014) = + 147,000 VND/per person

Special Conditions for Children
• FOC for children under 6 years
• 50% for children traveling with parents aged from 6-11 years based on adult price.
• Full price for children ages 12 years and up.
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