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Mango Cruises

Description

Mango Cruises, providing 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.
Our concept differs from others as we understand that vacation time is both precious and finite. We understand that our valued guests and discerning travelers have invested their time, energy and resources to making each part of their trip memorable.

  • Mango Cruises
  • Launch 2014
  • 2 cabins
  • Wooden
  • Mekong Delta
  • Vietnam

Cruise Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Observatory
  • Restaurant

Cruise Itineraries

Note*: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.

2 days: Ben Tre – An Hoa – Sadec

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Ham Luong Pier and head to An Hoa canals. Upon boarding your private sampan, your luggage will be brought to your cabin, while you enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the deck while meeting your crewmembers and enjoying the scenery and fresh air from the water.
The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, the cruise will stop to visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut, then back to your cruise and the cruise will stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand where you will start a Bicycle trip around Phong Nam village around 4km, enjoy a casual cycling trip that will take you to visit a local rice noodle factory which produces Hu Tieu noodles, one of the most popular dishes in the region.
After your visit take a short walk to Mrs. Huong’s house, who lives with her 3 children and grandson – they live on fishing, shrimp and fruit orchards. Enjoy fresh fruits and tea in her garden and then board a rowing sampan, taking you through a lush narrow canal, displaying the tranquil nature of the region.
Then rowing you back to your Mango boat to enjoy the lunch before continuing to cruise to Sa Dec town.On the way stop at local village and begin cycling, enjoying the peaceful scenery and quiet road pathways.
Get back to your boat, relax and enjoy your cruise then prepare for your cooking demonstration while enjoying your dinner.
Overnight on board on the Upper river.
Breakfast will be served onboard and cruising towards the town of Sa Dec and you will start to explore this charming town, where it is the backdrop for the film ‘The Lover’, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras.The story is about a teenage French girl who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man, Huynh Thuy Le.
You will visit his old family home as well as the high school where Marguerite’s mother was a teacher.
Then, you will continue with cycling through the village of Tan Qui Dong. For hundreds of years this village has provided Saigon with its daily flower supply.
After that, meeting your driver on land for your return to Saigon or your onwards trip.
End of tour.

2 days: Ben Tre – Phong Nam – Mo Cay

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango Cruises Sampan at Mango Home Pier in Ben Tre and head to An Hoa River. 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 the cycling trip through the Village to explore more of the local daily life.
Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory which supplies to most local markets in the area.
Continue to take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.
Row through these canals until you head back to the big river where your sampan is awaiting for you and lunch will be served on board.
After lunch, your boat will bring you to My Long village where you will meet with a local family, 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 observe the process of how it is made.
Get back on the boat and continuing to cruise to Con Oc, the island which is famous with coconut products. Take the bicycle to Ms Dung house, her family has been well-known of making handicrafts from coconut shell. Have a chat with the locals and get back to your boat to enjoy the sunset in the late afternoon. Our staff will then prepare your cooking demonstration and dinner on board.
The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.
Overnight at Vam Nuoc Trong canals.
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board before starting to explore the Mo cay wet market. Then continue to visit the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. Take the biking trip along the canals to the village to explore more of the local life. After that resume your cruise, refresh and prepare to check out for your onward trip or return to Saigon. You will be dropped off at Mo Cay Bridge.

2 days: Ben Tre – Mo Cay – Vung Liem

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Ba Dung pier and head to An Hoa River. 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.
Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory before starting your bike or rickshaw trip around the village. Relax and enjoy lunch at Mango Restaurant before getting back on the boat and continuing to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut.
Continue cruising to Vung Liem province and stop for a visit at the brick making factory. Here you will see how bricks are made using traditional methods, which are centuries old. Return to your boat and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.
Overnight will be spent on board on the Co Chien River.
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board before starting to explore the town of Vung Liem by bicycle. Visit the Happy Buddha Temple, a beautiful and characteristic Khmer Temple of this small town. After that continue to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucism.
After that get back to the cruise and refresh, check out and you will transfer to Vung Liem Market where your driver is waiting for you to take you back to Saigon or continue your onward trip.

3 days: Ben Tre – Vung Liem – Can Tho

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango cruise boat at Ba Dung pier in Ben Tre and head to An Hoa River. 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 the cycling trip through the Village to explore more of the local daily life.
Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory which supply to most local markets in the area.
Continue to take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.
As you reach the big river, your sampan is waiting for you and lunch will be served on board.
After lunch, your boat will bring you to My Long village where you will meet with a local family, 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 observe the process of how it is made.
Return to the boat and continue to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. Continue cruising to Vung Liem Canal where your sampan will dock for an overnight.
Relax and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board and you will start to visit the brick factory where you will see how bricks are made in the traditional method and mostly by hand. Continue to take the bike ride through green paddies, garden settings and local villages to explore the untouched beauty of this region.
Head to the town of Vung Liem, continue on to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confusism. The boat will then cruise to Tra On on the Mang Thit river, on the way you will stop at Cai Nhum village where you will have a walk or bike ride through local villages and this will offer a good chance to observe the local culture and interact with the local people.
Get back to your boat and continue cruising to Can tho.
While on board, freshen up, and then head to the deck to observe the sun set, your private bar is always open and your dinner will be served afterwards. Enjoy fresh air while cruising on the tranquil water. The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.
Overnight onboard near Can Tho City.
Get up early in the morning and your breakfast will be ready out the Deck. Freshen up for the early boat trip to the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats.
After your market visit, return to your Mango Cruise, and soak in your surroundings. Time to check out and you will be dropped off at Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho, and preparing for your onward trip.
End of tour.

4 days: Ben Tre – Can Tho – Chau Doc

Upon arrival, you will board your Mango Cruises’ private sampan at Ba Dung pier in Ben Tre and head to An Hoa River. 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 the cycling trip through the Village to explore more of the local daily life.
Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Visit the rice noodle factory which supply to most local markets in the area.
Continue to take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants. As you reach the big river, your sampan is waiting for you and lunch will be served on board.
After lunch, your boat will bring you to My Long village where you will meet with a local family, 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 observe the process of how it is made.
Return to the boat and continue to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. Continue cruising to Vung Liem Canal where your sampan will dock for an overnight. Relax and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board and you will start to visit the brick factory where you will see how bricks are made in the traditional method and mostly by hand. Continue to take the bike ride through green paddies, garden settings and local villages to explore the untouched beauty of this region.
Head to the town of Vung Liem, continue on to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confusism. The boat will then cruise to Tra On on the Mang Thit river, on the way you will stop at Cai Nhum village where you will have a walk or bike ride through local villages and this will offer a good chance to observe the local culture and interact with the local people.
Get back to your boat and continue cruising to Can tho.
While on board, freshen up, and then head to the deck to observe the sun set, your private bar is always open and your dinner will be served afterwards. Enjoy fresh air while cruising on the tranquil water. The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.
Overnight onboard near Can Tho City.
Get up early in the morning and your breakfast will be ready out the Deck. Freshen up for the early boat trip to the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats.
After your market visit, return to your Mango Cruise, and soak in your surroundings. Time to check out and you will be dropped off at Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho.
Private van will then take you to your Hotel in Chau Doc for overnight.
Overnight at Hotel in Chau Doc.
Enjoy an early breakfast at the Hotel, and private van will then drop you off at the Speedboat Ferry terminal onward to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
End of tour.

Important note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASING ON ACTUAL SITUATION.
  • For overnight registration, we will need passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth) of passengers at least four weeks prior to cruise date.

Cabins & Rates

Cabintype Rates
(US$/person)

Mango Cruises
  • 12sqm
  • Main deck
  • Twin bed
  • Max 2 persons


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Mango Cruises
  • 12sqm
  • Main deck
  • Double bed
  • Max 2 persons

Note*: The price would vary depending on your selected itineraries, date of departures, number of passengers. Please book the tour or contact us for best rate of your itinerary.

Booking Policy

  • English speaking guide
  • Boat trips as mentioned
  • Meals : All meals included in selected program
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Overnight on luxury sampan
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Gov’t tax
  • Car transfer
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, beverages, personal expenses
  • Others services not mentioned
  • Trishaw-motor Instead: 80,000 VND/pax/day (Minimum 2pax)

Cancellation by Customer
For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply:

  • 30 days before departure: 25% of total rates
  • From 15 to 29 days before departure: 75% of total rates
  • Under 15 days before departure: 100% of total rates
  • FOC for children under 4 years
  • 70% for children traveling with parents aged from 4 to under 11 years based on adult price.
  • Full price for children ages 11 years and up.

Amenities

  • Cabinet
  • Free Wifi - Public area
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Seating Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries

Questions & Answers


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We recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing made of cotton or modern material that can readily cool off sweat and body hear. The type of shoes will depend on the excursion types so best to have both light, open toed shoes as well as good walking/hiking shoes with you. A sun hat is always a good idea to bring along.
Southern Vietnam and Cambodia are warm all year-round, but our other cruise destinations can get chilly during the winter months (Laos, Myanmar or northern Vietnam). Therefore, it is always recommended to bring a pullover or a warm jacket with you during this period.
Many of our cruises include visits to local temples or pagodas. When visiting these holy sites, make sure to wear appropriate clothing which covers your shoulders and knees.

Generally speaking, the rivers we are cruising on in Southeast Asia are very calm and there is hardly any motion on any of our ships. A bit of motion can occur during monsoon rains with stormy winds, but the amount of motion is much less than one would feel during bad weather on the open ocean.
Sea cruises as we offer in Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay can sometimes encounter heavier waters and ship motion, although this happens very rarely and port authorities will most likely not allow sailing under any such circumstances anyway.
If you are new to cruising or prone to motion sickness, it does not hurt to bring along some motion sickness medication. Drinking a nice hot fresh ginger tea is a natural remedy and tasty alternative our staff is always happy to make for you.

All food and beverage on board is completely safe to eat and enjoy, including the ice cubes you enjoy in your chilled drinks. We do not recommend drinking water straight from the tap anywhere, including onboard. We provide you with complimentary clean drinking water throughout your cruise.
You may want to be bit careful with local dishes as they can be spicier than you are used to from home. Approach new dishes slowly and carefully. If you have a sensitive stomach, then you may like to double check with our chef or onboard managers about specific dishes or meals.
On excursions, it may be a good idea to avoid local foods and snacks unless offered by our tour guides. Besides the above, in general we recommend the following motto for your pre- and post-cruise travelling in the Southeast Asian tropics: boil it, peel it, cook it, wash it or forget it!

The most effective protection from personal contamination is ensuring strict attention to personal hygiene and in particular, frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water and refraining from hand-to-mouth contact. Colds and other viruses can spread quickly in an enclosed area such as a ship. Continue to practice common-sense hygiene and respiratory courtesy. Wash your hands often and cover your coughs and sneeze. It is recommended that passengers carry anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, which does not require rinsing with water. Use sanitizer frequently and throughout the day, particularly after shore excursions and prior to meals. If you have any questions regarding your health or safety, please do not hesitate to ask your cruise director.

Motion sickness can be a problem for some people when cruising, flying or travelling on coaches and trains and it is a good idea to take precautionary measures. Over-the-counter drugs for treating motion sickness can be purchased at pharmacies in most countries, though a side effect can by drowsiness. Alternatives such as ginger tablets and acupressure wristbands are also available and work well for some people.

We recommend at least purchasing travel health insurance which covers both in- & outpatient visits and medical repatriation. Buying additional trip cancellation and interruption coverage may also be beneficial in case you have to cancel your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances.

We always recommend bringing a travel adapter as a standard item in your travel kit. You can borrow an adapter on board, but these may be limited.

It is customary in Asia to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $3-$5 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service.

Indochina Countries use 220V, and a mixture of flat 2-pin, round 2-pin or 3 pin plugs. It is recommended to bring a universal plug adapter.

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5 star ratingA beautiful cruise a long Hau river The Song Xanb Sampange is very unique. My family had 3 days 2 nights cruise along the river and it was amazing. We will come back

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Kitty 2022
11/10/22

5 star ratingCan Tho - Cai Be (1 night) Incredible!!!! An absolute must if you are in HCM - do not miss this on your trip to Vietnam. The crew was above and beyond, food great, itinerary amazing and the boat itself was very nice and well equipped. The... read more

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Rachel
12/08/22

5 star ratingFantastic 2 day/1 night cruise - would definitely recommend. My family thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day/1night cruise on the Mekong Delta. The Sampan was superbly equipped and very clean. We were looked after by the lovely staff and Phi our tour guide. We had all of our... read more

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Mel G
28/07/22

5 star rating메콩강을 따라가며 베트남을 특별하게 즐길수 있는 프라이빗한 크루즈~ 일단 빌라에 도착해서 자전거 투어로 시작을 하고 코스로 된 베트남음식을 즐긴 후, 2박 3일 동안 메콩강을 프라이빗하게 크루징할 삼판선으로 옮겨간다~ 선장님, 요리사, 객실(?)담당과 가이드까지 4명의직원과 우리 커플만 배에 타고 메콩강을 따라 여행을 시작. 모든 것이 우리 커플에 맞춰졌고, 삼시 세끼... read more

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WhyJ
07/07/22

5 star ratingA fantastic time on Mekong delta We took this cruise as a part of a larger tour, and discovered a real gem! We set off from Cai Be on a traditional style sampan boat that despite its character, had a modern bathroom and a beautiful wide... read more

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Yuliya S
29/06/22

3 star ratingNot as described on the website As the overnight trips were fully booked, we settled on a one-day cruise, from Cai Be to Vinh Long, called Mekong Impressions (Upstream). The boat was beautiful, the crew very competent and attentive, and the lunch at the hugely... read more

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