Looking for the best sampan ride in Can Tho? In this article, we share top tips about the best way to hire Can Tho sampan and the best small canal to explore together with Can Tho floating markets.
1. What is Can Tho Sampan
Sampan is one of the authentic and traditional boats that the Mekong peoples used to have for the markets, floating markets, traveling around, loading goods and even for the wedding.
Can Tho sampan have both engine and hand rowing and the foldable roof to avoid sunny and raining. Sampan in Can Tho is pretty bigger than normal so that it can carry more things and used for tours as well.
Sampan in Can Tho can accommodate about 4 adults with the small size, and 10 adults with the bigger one.
2. How much is a Sampan Ride in Can Tho
Renting a sampan by yourself is about 350.000vnd [~15$] for 2 or 3 people for about 12km. This price is about the tour from Ninh Kieu pier to Cai Rang floating market. It is about double the price for both Cai Rang floating market and small canals. It costs a bit extra if you ask for fruit garden, stops along the way.
If you are looking for the local sampan tour with the excellent tour guide and less touristy secret canals, pickup, drop off from the hotel. You can book with local via Can Tho Floating Market & non-touristy long small canals Tour (5am-10:30am, 100% satisfied tailor-made tour, Hotline/WhatsApp/WeChat/Zalo +84939888559)
3. Where is Can Tho Small Canals
It is so hard to find a small canal in Can Tho city center. You are not in Venice. Can Tho small wild canals always hide in the countryside and villages. You can add it in your floating market tours for more adventure.
4. What to Expect during a Sampan Ride
Most sampaners work with tourists every day and should be able to speak at least a little bit of basic English.
If you ask them they’ll tell you a bit of sightseeing stories of the places you see during your ride.
They always offer you their homegrown fruits while you travel at the floating market.
Some parts of Can Tho are more relaxing than others, around Ninh Kieu riverside (in the center) it can get quite busy with many tourists boats and even the public express boat. If you’d rather be away from the chaos, you can discover many small canals in Phu Thu and Cai Rang district.
5. Responsible Travel and Advice to Can Tho Sampan Ride and Small Canals
It is always good to repeat “responsible travel” over and over. The river itself is facing so many challenges and pollution from chemical and human waste and modern life with high-tech. We do appreciate any of you who do visit and take good behavior to the river and the local village. Top tip: Please take this note “be a part of the solution, not part of the pollution”.
Book & support directly to local: Can Tho Floating Market & non-touristy long small canals Tour (5am-10:30am, 100% satisfied tailor-made tour, recommended this beautiful canals tour)
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8. Pro Tips
Book & support directly to local:
Can Tho Floating Market & non-touristy long small canals Tour (5am-10:30am, 100% satisfied tailor-made tour, recommended this beautiful canals tour)
Phong Dien floating market & small canal (4:30am-12pm, please note that Phong Dien floating market has about 20 boats only, and many guests do not know and still want to go, we still serve this tour as you wish, but we are the local, we recommend the above tour)
If you plan to extend your travel to Can Tho homestay, do not forget to bring mosquito repellent cream.
Visit Can Tho or do any customized tours, please choose reputable providers with boat trips equipped with lifebuoys, jackets, motorcycle and cycling tours with the helmets and. Safety is a priority! Choose Can Tho responsible tours which help you give back while traveling. It’s a cliché, but it’s true.
Can Tho food & drink guide ranges from street food, authentic, fancy to fusion foods. As a tropical land of many fresh vegetables and homegrown gardens, which always make Can Tho cuisines fresh, close to nature and very traditional. If you are a food lover, don’t hesitate to put other bites onto your food lists such as Cong cake in Can Tho, Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli…
Bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunblock, scarf to wear when visiting temples, pagodas, and the cathedral.
Bring the raincoat if you’re planning a trip to Can Tho in the rainy season, as Can Tho always looks fantastic in the full rain and full sun.
Can Tho tourist attractions are magnificent itself, but if you have enough time, don’t forget to put other places onto your bucket lists such as Can Tho Wildlife & Forest, Binh Thuy Ancient House, Organic Cacao farm, Can Tho Floating Markets, Can Tho Fruit Garden, Can Tho Paddy Rice Fields, Can Tho Giant Ficus Tree – Secret VC base, Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory, Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho Old Market, Phong Dien floating market, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery, Can Tho to Con Dao – Express boat, Son Islet – Community-based Tourism…
Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!
“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.