Cruise the Mekong in style (2 nights)

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Overview

The Mekong Eyes cruise offers the most luxurious chance to sleep peacefully aboard ship as you journey deep into the mighty delta. This is an opportunity unavailable to most visitors to the Mekong, and the Mekong Eyes is a brand new and simply gorgeous boat that lets you enjoy your Mekong holiday like never before. The boat is outfitted out with the latest in style and comfort, from the natural wood interiors, to the panorama windows in your cabin, and the extensive wine list in the lounge. We promise you an unforgettable cruising experience.

Highlights

  • Savour the rare chance to sleep aboard a luxurious, modern Mekong boat.
  • Spend time gently cruising through one of the Mekong’s huge floating markets
  • Walk through orchards, taste the fruits – the jewels of the area

What to bring:

• Sun & rain gear  (brimmed hat recommended)    
• Insect repellence
• Walking shoes/sandals 
• Original passport(s)
Panorama cruise

Day 1 Panorama cruise

Meals: lunch and dinner | Accommodation: Mekong Eyes cruise

In the morning we pick up from your hotel and 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.

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.) The drive to/from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to/from Can Tho approx. 4 hours.

Floating market exploring

Day 2 Floating market exploring

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner | Accommodation: Mekong Eyes cruise

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 ride for a glance of Cai Rang floating market, where people come from miles around to sell all manner of fruits and vegetables. 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.

Later in the morning your can boat through the green water landscape on a little rowing sampan to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle.

The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way.

An exotic world on it own

Day 3 An exotic world on it own

Meals: breakfast, lunch | Accommodation: Not included

After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river we will visit another floating market. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life.

Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which we started.

Disembark around noon time with lunch at a local restaurant. Our shuttle bus brings you back to Saigon centre at around 17:00.

Please note that the above program is for tour starts on even dates; if your tour starts on an odd date the program of day 2 and day 3 are exchanged.

Price per person based on a group tour

Validity Price per person on twin-shared cabin Single supplement

1 Jan - 31 Mar 2019 & 

1 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

USD 341
[vnd  7948 000]
USD 143
[vnd 3328 000]

1 Apr - 30 Sept 2019

USD 303
[vnd  7025 000]
USD 125
[vnd 2898 000]

 

* Fixed prices in USD. Prices in VND are subject to currency fluctuations upon making the trip reservation.

* Single supplement: To be applied for those who travel with others but require a single room for her/himself.

* Prices valid for the ready-to-book cruise outlined on this detailed program. Our travel consultants will also be glad to customize this journey to suit your specific interests and travel-style. 

* Would you like to adapt the itinerary, accommodation, length of the trip or any activity as per your needs and preferences? Then just forward us your comments at info@handspan.com.

* Special prices for larger groups, children and the possibility to connect the tour with other stages of your trip around Indochina by contacting us.

Included

  • Accommodation based on twin-shared cabin on the Mekong Eyes cruiser.
  • Meals as indicated on the program.
  • Transfer service in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle.
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide on board.
  • All entrance fees, visits, sampan and bicycle rides as mentioned on the program.
  • VAT and other taxes.

Not included

  • Accommodation in Saigon.
  • Flight tickets or visas.
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Supplements on peak season.

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