Mango Cruises provide 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.
The Mekong Delta, known to many as Vietnam’s “Heartland,” has always been an incredible draw to tourists as it celebrates the modest beginnings of the country. Beyond the picturesque natural beauty of the area, its warm and friendly local people paint a true portrait of Happiness, Hard work and Community that is lacking in many parts of the world today.
Our fleet of sampans was constructed in 2011 by local boat builders using locally sourced materials. The design is a combination of the traditional Mekong ghe dau barge, and the smaller sampan, to provide a combination of solidity, safety and intimacy.
Day 1: My Tho – Mo Cay
Upon arrival, you will board your Mango Cruise boat at Chuong Duong Pier and head to An Hoa River. You’ll enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while crew members board your luggage. The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants. Then, you’ll stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Also, you’ll visit the rice noodle factory before start your bike trip around the village. Next, you’ll return to your boat and enjoy lunch onboard.
After lunch 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. You’ll have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made. You’ll continue to 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 before getting back on the boat and continuing to cruise to Mo cay district on Ham Luong River.
After arrive at Vam Nuoc Trong canals in late afternoon, you’ll enjoy the sunset, relax and prepare for the cooking demonstration and dinner onboard. Your overnight will be spent onboard at Vam Nuoc Trong canals.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Vam Nuoc Trong Canals/ Mo Cay/ Thom Market/ Ho Chi Minh City
In the morning, your breakfast will be served on board before the boat start to explore Mo Cay wet market. Then, you’ll continue to visit the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. After that, you’ll take a biking trip long the canals to Thom market to explore more of the local life style. You will also stop for a visit at the sugar factory where the local produce sugar from the sugarcanes in the traditional way. Next, you’ll get back to the boat to refresh and prepare to check out. You’ll return to Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll spend the night.