Thieng Lieng Island Adventure by Saigon River
Duration: Full-Day Tour
07:45 am: Departure from Saigon Water Bus Station
Guests gather at Saigon Water Bus Station.
Check in and meet the tour guide.
Board the luxury speedboat for the journey to Thieng Lieng Island.
Light breakfast is served on board, including Sugar Town cake, mineral water, and seasonal fruits.
Enjoy the refreshing river breeze and observe the daily life of local citizens along the riverbanks.
09:00 am: Arrival at Thieng Lieng Island
Welcoming ceremony at the ferry bridge.
Each guest receives a traditional conical hat as a symbol of the island’s adventure.
Group photo in front of the Thieng Lieng welcome gate.
09:15 am: Exploring Thieng Lieng Island
Guests are provided with bicycles to start their exploration of Thieng Lieng Island.
Ride through the island’s picturesque landscapes, enjoying the scenic green river views.
Stop at various points of interest to immerse in the island’s unique experiences.
Activities and Highlights:
Taste the Flavors of Thieng Lieng:
Indulge in the exclusive water coconut ice cream, a specialty of Thieng Lieng Island.
Experience the island’s distinct culinary heritage with a lunch featuring dishes made from natural ingredients sourced from the mangrove ecosystem.
Sample delicacies such as octopus dipped in young tamarind leaves, grilled oysters, and salted chicken.
Enjoy a relaxing foot bath using granulated salt and traditional herbs, while learning about the salt-making process, a significant occupation in Thieng Lieng.
Participate in the art of making typical Southern cakes using natural ingredients, gaining insights into the local culinary traditions.
Discover the unique livelihood of the island’s inhabitants through a visit to the livestock area and interaction with the goats amidst the stunning salt field landscape.
Cultural Highlights and Local Art:
Check-in at the iconic “Doi Tamarind” welcome gate and savor the specialty salted lemonade.
Explore the “five-color” house, known for its distinctive local art architecture, and appreciate the vibrant atmosphere.
Delight in the melodies of sen and zither played by talented folk artisans, immersing yourself in the captivating Don Ca Tai Tu music of Thieng Lieng.
02:00 pm: Departure from Thieng Lieng Island
Bid farewell to Thieng Lieng Island and its tranquil charm.
Return the bicycles.
Gather for the departure from the ferry bridge.
03:00 pm: Arrival in Saigon
Arrive back at Saigon Water Bus Station.
End of the Thieng Lieng Island Adventure.
Note: The itinerary may be subject to slight changes based on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. The program aims to provide an immersive experience of Thieng Lieng Island’s natural beauty, cultural heritage, and culinary delights.