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Mekong cruise song Xanh sampan thoughts

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Mekong cruise song Xanh sampan thoughts

Can't see much on trip advisor on this so keen to get any feedback. We arrive 2pm can tho on 12/5 and are offered a private Mekong cruise on song Xanh sampan dropping us at chau doc on morning of 14/5 for boat to phnom phen. Being quoted 475 usd per person

Not sure whether to just do a day tour of Mekong and stay over at chau doc or do this cruise

Anyone done it?

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1. Re: Mekong cruise song Xanh sampan thoughts

Not sure if it's the same but we went on a Sampan trip in Vietnam a couple of weeks ago. Boarded at a point about a 90 min drive outside of Saigon for a two day trip up the Mekong to end up at Chau Doc prior to crossing the Vietnam & Cambodia border. The sampan experience was very good and the boat staff very keen to please. And for a one day trip up the Mekong until the sun sets it is well worth doing. But DO NOT stay on board overnight. It is like staying in an oven. Apart from the fact that the boat parks up in a small canal before you get to the Mekong in the middle of absolutely nowhere (safety?), it becomes incredibly hot in the bedroom after dark and despite there being a wall fan it is just like being in a cooker ..... with mosquitoes outside waiting for dinner to be served! My advice is go on it for a day trip, forget their side excursions to ancient houses, sweet factories etc (all a waste of time), but get a car to meet you at the end of day one to take you to a hotel to stay overnight somewhere, and then get the car to drive you go Chau Doc the following day.

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