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Cruising Saigon to Phu Quoc with Mekong Eyes Cruise 3 Days/2 Nights

$426 - $470
Saigon - Phu Quoc

This tour is available with the wooden cruise vessels Mekong Eyes (15 cabins), the exclusive Dragon Eyes (2 cabins) and the private Gecko Eyes house boat (1 cabin plus panorama lounge)..

This tour starts on odd dates (e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) from Saigon or Can Tho. If you are staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) and take you to the pier in Can Tho. The drive to / from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to / from Can Tho approx. 4 hours.

On even dates we also offer a 2-day tour from Saigon to Phu Quoc.

The same tour can also be booked in the reverse direction, starting with the flight from Saigon to Phu Quoc where you can stay and enjoy the island for as long as you like, and then take the boat trip through the Mekong Delta back to Saigon.

Day 1: Panorama Cruise ( L, D)

 In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to the pier in Can Tho. You board your wooden river cruise boat 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 the 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. The boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

 

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets (B, L, D)

Wake up well rested to the sound of the River and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing. At 6.30h the boat 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 floating market. 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 on foot or on explore the small side canals on a bicycle.

The vessel now resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages or lush plantations along the way. While mooring close to Tra On Island you can enjoy another relaxing evening and night about your river cruiser.


Day 3: Cai Rang Floating Market and Transfer to Phu Quoc (B, L)

After morning tea and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the river we will visit the famos floating market of Cai Rang. 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.

Directly after visiting the floating market a car takes you to the waterfront town of Rach Gia and to the pier for the ferry to the holiday paradise of Phu Quoc. Alternatively you can return to the boat for a sumptuous brunch before we bring you to Can Tho airport for your flight to Phu Quoc.

The tour ends here. We will be happy to help you book a resort on the island and organize your trip back to Saigon.

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person 
Period 1 Jan - 31 Mar

1 Apr - 30 Sep

Cabin  Double Single supplement Double Single supplement
Rate per pax 470 235 426 213
 

Our tours include

  • Road transfer from Saigon
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided side trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide on the cruise vessel and side trips
  • Private transportation (car with driver) to Rach Gia and ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc         
  • alternatively transfer to Can Tho Airport and plane ticket to Phu Quoc

Exclusions

  • Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin)
  • Tips

The Mekong Eyes River Cruiser

Explore the vastness of the Mekong Delta on board the comfortable Mekong Eyes vessel!
 

Cruise boat design

The Mekong Eyes 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 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.

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The river cruise boat can comfortably accommodate up to 30 passengers on a large area of approx. 250 m2, it’s like a floating hotel:

There are 15 lavishly furnished twin and double rooms, each with 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 fantastic panoramic view of the Mekong river.

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There is a large dining room in the lower deck, where you can enjoy culinary specialities of Vietnam or a sundowner in the cosy bar.

A stylish upper-deck inside panorma lounge invites you to sit back and take in the impressions of the fantastic scenery and the busy every day life on the river.

On the top deck you will find an open sitting area and sun deck with breathtaking views. While you are basking on the sun deck our friendly staff will pamper you with cool drinks and freshly cooked delicacies.

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Our crew will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta cruise. The captain and his deck hand as well as the engineer are in charge of the technical details and the routing. An experienced chef and sevice staff will take you on a culinary journey through Vietnam. A local guide will explain the life and culture of the Mekong Delta to you and answer any questions you might have. Our staff also get regular safety trainings.


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