The Mekong Delta is unlike any region in Vietnam. The area is of course dominated by water, mainly because the Mekong River and its distributaries flow through here and into the sea. So, you can imagine how fertile the area is. Yes, green and rich rice fields, canals and sleepy villages constitute the majority of the area. You can cruise along these very waterways in complete luxury aboard the Song Xanh.
So, what is the Song Hanh, you may ask? It is a sampan, a traditional Chinese boat that is used extensively in rural areas in Vietnam. But this particular sampan is no ordinary floating vessel. Oh no. The Song Xanh has been built and stylishly designed with luxury in mind. It is designed for travelers like yourself who are looking for a private and comfortable overnight cruising experience along the fertile Mekong Delta area.
Your journey aboard this posh boat starts in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. This is Vietnam’s largest city and the South’s main commercial center. The city showcases the potential of Vietnam; aspiring to be one of the world’s large metros while also keeping its sense of history and tradition. In terms of contrasts, the big city is also a great place to start. Saigon is not too far from the Mekong Delta, and the scenes dramatically change as you make your way south to the delta. Tall buildings, paved roads and automobiles are quickly replaced with huts, rice paddies and oxcarts.
After reaching the lush and abundant Mekong Delta, hop on board the Song Xanh. Spend the night on the boat and wake up to the relaxed sound of the waves splashing against your vessel. Enjoy your breakfast as you experience the slow-pace and chilled-out atmosphere of the area. You’ll also pass by countless sampan boats carrying rice, fruits and vegetables, flowers and other produce. You’ll also see friendly Vietnamese waving and smiling at you and wishing you a pleasant journey. They truly are some of the warmest people you’ll meet.
Exotissimo’s Overnight on the Mekong aboard the Song Xahn is a great extension to your Vietnam experience. The country is diverse, and to fully experience the country, it is advisable to experience the North, Central and Southern regions. Take a look through our Vietnam tours and contact us if you would like more information on how to combine or create your very own program. Imagine it, find it and book it!
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