Mekong Eyes Cruise
2 days/1 night cruise on the Mekong River
The Mekong Eyes Cruise combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong delta in style. At 39 m long and 8.5 m wide, the Mekong Eyes Cruise was built out of an old, traditional rice barge with the finest quality wood, and artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen of the Mekong delta.
Note: The cruise leaves from Can Tho to Cai Be (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Can Tho (on even dates, e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). Daily departures.
Day 1: Panorama River Cruise (L,D)In the morning we take you to Cai Be or Can Tho. You board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.
Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.
Day 2: Cai Rang/Cai Be Floating market - Drive back to Saigon (B,L)Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.
After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
In the afternoon after brunch / lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.
Includes :- Shuttle bus: Saigon - Cai Be/Can Tho - Saigon
- English speaking tour guide
- Guided walk and side trips on sampan as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Mineral water placed in your cabin on board
- Tax and service charge
Excludes :- Beauty services and massage
- Tips and personal expenses
- All other services not mentioned above
Price: 275 USD/pax
Single Supplement: 85 USD
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