Dragon Eyes Cruise

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Duration
2 days/1 night
Start
Finish
Category
Vietnam, The Mekong Delta,
Themes
Cruises,
Ages
Group size
Carbon offset

Overview

2-DAY MEKONG DELTA RIVER CRUISE TO THE FLOATING MARKETS OF CAI BE AND CAI RANG

Our cruise boat tours leave 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. The Gecko Eyes has no set departures.

DAY 1: PANORAMA RIVER CRUISE

 

In the morning we take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. 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.

 

Meals: L, D

 

DAY 2: CAI RANG / CAI BE FLOATING MARKET

 

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.

 

N. B.: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.

 

After brunch on board (Can Tho) or lunch at Mekong Rest Stop near My Tho we will take you back your hotel in Saigon.

 

Meals: B, L

           

           

OUR TOURS INCLUDE

 

  •     Road transfer from / to Saigon (private transfer with Gecko Eyes)

  •     Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins

  •     4 savoury meals

  •     Mineral water placed in your cabin

  •     Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries.

 

Drinks are not included in the price (except the mineral water in your cabin). Private transfer on Mekong Eyes and Dragon Eyes US$ 36 per person.

Route and excursions may be subjects to changes without prior notice.


Itinerary

2-DAY MEKONG DELTA RIVER CRUISE TO THE FLOATING MARKETS OF CAI BE AND CAI RANG

Our cruise boat tours leave 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. The Gecko Eyes has no set departures.

DAY 1: PANORAMA RIVER CRUISE

In the morning we take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. 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.

Meals: L, D

DAY 2: CAI RANG / CAI BE FLOATING MARKET

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.

N. B.: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.

After brunch on board (Can Tho) or lunch at Mekong Rest Stop near My Tho we will take you back your hotel in Saigon.

Meals: B, L

OUR TOURS INCLUDE

Road transfer from / to Saigon (private transfer with Gecko Eyes)

Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins

4 savoury meals

Mineral water placed in your cabin

Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries.

Drinks are not included in the price (except the mineral water in your cabin). Private transfer on Mekong Eyes and Dragon Eyes US$ 36 per person.

Route and excursions may be subjects to changes without prior notice.


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Tuesday, 29 September 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Thursday, 01 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Friday, 02 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Saturday, 03 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Sunday, 04 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Monday, 05 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night
Thursday, 08 October 2020 Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 days/1 night