Life along the Mekong

Experience overview

Discover what life is truly like along the riverbanks of Southeast Asia’s most famous river on this scenic 3-day cruise. Chat with Buddhist Nuns at the Phuoc Hue Buddhist Monastery in Sa Dec, stroll through quiet riverside villages in Long Xuyen and get a glimpse of rural life in Chau Doc. Complete the experience with a visit to the iconic Chau Doc floating market for a glimpse of life in the Mekong River Basin.


  • Ho Chi Minh City – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen - Chau Doc Floating Market

Ho Chi Minh City – Sa Dec – Long Xuyen - Chau Doc Floating Market

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc

In the morning, meet with our friendly driver and make your way to My Thuan Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City. Here, board your Song Xanh sampan and set off down the river whilst enjoying a re-freshing welcoming drink.

Arrive in Sa Dec and disembark for a visit to the Buddhist Nuns Monastery of Phuoc Hue. Take a stroll around this peaceful provincial monastery where young girls learn the teachings of Bud-dhism. Then, take a stroll around one of Sa Dec’s famous flower nurseries before heading back to the boat for a tasty Vietnamese lunch. Feast on a delicious selection of Vietnamese special-ties as you drift passed unspoiled landscapes and children playing by riverbank.

Stop half-way down the canal for a visit to a small local village. Here, get a glimpse of local life as you meet with friendly villagers and learn about their daily rituals.

Back on the boat; continue sailing down the river before disembarking at Vam Cong Jetty in Long Xuyen. From here, embark on a short car ride through the countryside to the country town of Chau Doc. Here, have the option to stop at either Victoria Chau Doc Hotel on the Bassac River or at Victoria Nui Sam Lodge, a charming retreat nestled on nearby Sam Mountain.


Day 2: Chau Doc market - Cham Village - Nui Sam Lodge

Rise early and board a smaller boat to head to the famous Chau Doc floating market in the Mekong Delta. Located at the intersection of winding waterways, lush paddy fields, life here is governed by the ebb and flow of Vietnam’s most iconic river. As you cruise through the floating market, see traders and farmers arriving from the surrounding countryside to sell their fruit, vegetables and fish en mass.

Continue past the floating fish farms on your way to a local Cham Village, where you will hear the story of one of Vietnam’s most fascinating ethnic groups. Afterwards, head back to your boat and continue cruising up the Vinh Te Canal towards the iconic Sam Mountain, built during the Nguyen Dynasty.

Arrive at the base of Sam Mountain and visit two of the iconic temples that draw pilgrims from around the region. Finish with lunch at the beautiful Nui Sam Lodge, savouring spectacular pan-oramic views of the countryside.


Day 3: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

Disembark at the pier and board a speedboat to Phnom Penh.

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Feb 2023
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An amazing trip out together by Stephen at My Way Travel! This was our second trip ( went to Vietnam and Cambodia 2019). Stephen is great to work with- very flexible and listens to what we wanted to do. This trip was originally scheduled for April 2020. A honest company that asked if I wanted my deposit back and I said no - that I would use it in a future trip! How many companies around the world did this???? We had great guides In Bangkok and Chiang Rai and Chiang Rai. Fon was full of energy and fun in Bangkok. Ann was one of the best guides I have ever had- she took us to a couple of places not noted on the tour. We went for a hike at a waterfall and visited the cave where the Thai boys were rescued in the cave. Both Ann and Fon gave us wonderful suggestions for restaurants. I would absolutely recommend Stephen and My Way Travel! We plan to use him again in planning Bali!
April 18, 2023
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Our group of 26 people traveled to Japan & Thailand with My Way Travel, and had an incredible time. This was our third trip with My Way Travel and the trip was planned perfectly with every detail accounted for. Our tour guides were exceptional in every way. They exuded a warmth and friendliness that immediately put us at ease, making our trip more enjoyable. Not only were they amiable, but they also had extensive knowledge about the places we visited. We would highly recommend My Way Travel to anyone planning a trip to Asia.
July 28, 2023
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We have just returned from a 16 Day/15 Night trip to southeast Asia including stops in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand planned by Stephen at My Way Travel. We reached out to My Way Travel with quite a tall order asking them to arrange a trip for us that included visiting 9 cities in 15 nights! From the first point of contact, our experience with My Way Travel was absolutely fantastic. Stephen was very attentive and let us customize our tour however we pleased. All of the hotels he booked for us were incredible and the tour guides and drivers made us feel like family. It was very easy to keep in touch with Stephen throughout our trip via Whatsapp. The only thing we really needed during our trip was to add baggage for one of our flights and he was able to take care of it the day before we arrived at the airport. All the drivers/guides showed up on time and made transferring from airport to hotel to tour to wherever extremely easy. I will definitely recommend this company to anyone that plans on traveling to Asia.
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