Enjoy the Mekong river on private cruises on board authentic sampans, explore the Mekong unseen paths cruising throughout the delta and its numerous zigzag canal systems
Starting from the 26th July 2013, The Management of Victoria Hotels & Resorts has the successful acquisition of the authentic Cai Be Princess & Song Xanh flotilla (12 boats) & "Le Longanier"Restaurant, previously owned & managed by Mekong Horizon Ltd.
Uniquely established, "Cai Be Princess Boat"& "Sampan Song Xanh" are well-known as one of the best offers of private cruises along the Mekong River. The boats are designed in style of true ancient sampans using materials such as rattan, bamboo & exotic wood. The cruise itineraries are intimately designed using small canals and hidden paths allowing guests to discover the authentic spots and real life style of the Mekong Delta inhabitants, the relation between both the environment & the people.
The experience is distinguished by a unique lunch venue - Le Longanier Restaurant. Located on the banks of Phu An River, the restaurant is surrounded by lush tropical garden, fruit orchard plantations, trees & exotic flowers. This beautifully designed two storey villa with typical Indochinese architecture is a highlight for guests to refresh and enjoy authentic local food while observing the typical delta rural life.
Sampan Cruises: Cai Be Princess (I, II, III, IV, V)
Cai Be Princess Features & Capacity
- Minimum 30 people / Dimensions: 13m long x 2.8m wide / ideal for small groups or individual travelers
- Daily Private chartered cruises (no join-in) from 1 up to 3 days (with overnight at local houses).
Sampan Cruises: Mekong Princess (I & II)
Mekong Princess Features & Capacity
Maximum 45 people / Dimensions: 15m long x 3m wide / ideal for groups, equipped with toilets on board - Daily Private chartered Cruises (special itineraries possible on request).
The Mekong Horizon has developed a range of products, activities and projects that have great result on local development that: - Minimizes negative economic, environmental and social impacts.
- Generates economic benefits for local people, enhances the community and improves working conditions.
- Involves local people in the decision-making process.
- Contributes to the conservation of the environment and cultural heritage.
- Provides an enjoyable tourism experience and opportunity for tourists to meet locals.
- Provides tourists with a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues.
- Provides access for physically challenged tourists.
- Promotes respect between tourists and hosts, while building locals' confidence.
- Today, the company operates an own-built flotilla of 11 boats with designs and styles reflecting true authentic ancient "sampans", using materials such as rattan, bamboo and exotic wood.