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Mekong River Delta Travel On Eyes Cruise 2 Days

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Tour Information

Price: US$235.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes:
Route 1: Can Tho - Cai Be. 100 km, 9 hours cruising. (every odd days).
Route 2: Cai Be - Can Tho. 100 km, 9 hours cruising. (every even days).
Duration: 02 Days/01 Night.
Depart from: Can Tho - Return to: Cai Be.

Description

Summary: The Mekong Eyes combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong in style. At 39m long and 8.5m wide, the Mekong Eyes river cruiser was built out of an old, traditional rice barge with the finest quality wood, and artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen of the Mekong Delta.
 
Why Mekong Eyes?:  – One of the traditional ceremonies performed on a newly constructed Mekong boat is the “eye opening”. The eyes are painted on the bow for good luck, a wide-awake crew and fast and safe journeys. It contains 15 lavishly furnished twin and double rooms and can accommodate up to 30 passengers. Each room has a private bathroom with shower and hot water, wardrobe, air-conditioning and fan. The rooms are well insulated against climate and sound, and all offer a phantastic panoramic view of the river. There is a large dining room in lower deck, and a stylish upper-deck inside sitting lounge, an open sitting area and sun deck on the top.
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Route 1: Can Tho - Cai Be. 100 km, 9 hours cruising. Departure: every odd days

Day 1: Cai Be - Can Tho Panorama Cruise ( L/D )

Leave your hotel directly for Cai Be. Board the Mekong Eyes at 12.30. Enjoy a welcome drink and get comfortable in your cabin with a great view through the panoramic windows. As lunch is served the Mekong Eyes starts cruising towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river. Watch the flow of daily life on the Mekong, the sand and rice barges, the locals building boats on the wooden yards and drying tropical fruits. The boat heads to Cai Nhum, a little town on the banks of the river Mang Thit. Disembark for a pleasant walk through the village life and the surrounding fruit orchards and rice fields. Back on board, enjoy a drink at the bar or take a rest on the deck as the sun sets over the vast water landscape of the Delta. We continue to Tra On where the boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Saigon (B/L)

Wake up to the sound of the River and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing. At 06.30 we set off for a sunrise cruise through Cho Lach canal, teeming with sand and rice barges. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards. After breakfast, we will have a sampan boat tour of Cai Be floating market, one of the region’s busiest markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handicrafted 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.Car- picking up. Getting back to Saigon around 5pm. Tour ends.

Route 2: Cai Be - Can Tho. 100 km, 9 hours cruising. Departure: every even days

Day 1: Cai Be - Can Tho Panorama Cruise ( L/D )

Leave your hotel directly for Cai Be. Board the Mekong Eyes at 12.30. Enjoy a welcome drink and get comfortable in your cabin with a great view through the panoramic windows. As lunch is served the Mekong Eyes starts cruising towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river. Watch the flow of daily life on the Mekong, the sand and rice barges, the locals building boats on the wooden yards and drying tropical fruits. The boat heads to Cai Nhum, a little town on the banks of the river Mang Thit. Disembark for a pleasant walk through the village life and the surrounding fruit orchards and rice fields. Back on board, enjoy a drink at the bar or take a rest on the deck as the sun sets over the vast water landscape of the Delta. We continue to Tra On where the boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

Day 2: Cai Rang floating market - Saigon (B/L)

Wake up well rested for another wonderful day of sightseeing. At 06.30 we set off for a sunrise cruise and an early breakfast. After breakfast we will board sampan boats to visit Cai Rang floating market, one of the most lively floating markets of the Delta, with wonderful photo opportunities. Witness the fascinating scenes, the hustle and bustle of vendors and small boats laden with fruits. We will pull up to the merchants for talking and bargaining. Boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Car- picking up. Getting back to Saigon around 5pm. Tour ends.

Tour Prices

Class

2 Pax

3 - 5 Pax

6 - 9 Pax

10 - 15 Pax

16 Pax Up

Single Supplemental

Cost/pax

$235

$230

$225

$215

$200

$50

Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • Transfers by private vehicle from / back Saigon
  • The cruise with Mekong Eyes
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner )
  • Accommodation on board based on twin share
  • English speaking guide during the cruise
  • Sight-seeing of Mekong Delta

Trip excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • Services not listed in the itinerary

What to bring:

  • Sun Block Wide brim hat
  • Camera + Film
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Original Passport