The Mekong Eyes combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong in style. It was built out of an traditional rice barge, and artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen of the Mekong Delta
Day 1: : Ho Chi Minh – Panorama River Cruise(L/D)
08:00 hrs In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be.
Biking on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong canals, or sampan rowing in small canals around Cai Be.
11:30 hrs 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.
Accommodation on Mekong Eyes Cruise
Meals included: Lunch/Dinner
Day 2: FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (BRUNCH)
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 skillfully 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. After brunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals included: Brunch
|CRUISE RATE||PRICE PER PERSON IN US$ IN TWIN SHARED CABIN|
|Price Per Person||Single Supplement|
|1 Apr 2011 – 30 Sep 2011||175||89|
|1 Oct 2011 – 31 Mar 2012||184||94|
|Round trip shuttle bus||US$ 42.00 per car|
|4 seat car||US$ 148.00 per car|
|7 seat car||US$ 158.00 per car|
|16 seat van||US$ 164.00 per car|
- Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins
- Savory meals
- English speaking guide on board
- Guide walk and side trips on sampan as mentioned
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water on your cabin
- Transfer from/ to Ho Chi Minh City (quoted separately)
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses and tips