Mekong Eyes Cruise on Mekong River 2 Days
In the morning we take you to Can Tho or Cai Be and you board your comfortable wooden river cruiser around noon.
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.
There is a large dining room on the lower deck where you can enjoy culinary specialties of Vietnam or a sundowner in the cozy bar.
A stylish indoor panoramic lounge on the upper deck invites you to sit back and take in the glorious scenery and the bustling 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.
- Daily departure : Cai Be – Can Tho or Can Tho – Cai Be
- Private transfer or shuttle bus on request
- Round trip HCMC / Mekong Delta
- Shared on-board accommodation in Double/Twin cabin
- All meals ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner)
- Boat ride/sampan
- Admission fees and permits where applicable
- On-board English-speaking guide
- Pre & Post Accommodation (can be arranged on request)
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Travel insurance,
- Personal expenses such as drinks, bar bills, laundry etc.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Panorama River Cruise (L,D)
In the morning we take you to Can Tho or Cai Be and you board your comfortable wooden river cruiser around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, we show you the onboard facilities and your cozy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat sets sail. Sit back and observe 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.
Back on board enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent watery landscape of the Mekong. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious onboard dinner and overnight on your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.
Day 2: Cai Rang - Cai Be Floating Market – Back to Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 06.30 the boat sets off for a sunrise cruise. While enjoying an early breakfast watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships.
After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region's busiest and most lively markets. Here each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar cane etc, and to help the customer know where to shop, they hang that item from the highest part of the boat. We will pull up close to the boats to bargain with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake-making factories or sail through the lush watery landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards, and ship-building yards.
Note: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are not tourist markets but wholesale markets where the produce of the Mekong Delta, like fruit and vegetables, is traded. For this reason, the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on the season and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam and this can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present at the markets.
After brunch on board (Can Tho) or lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop near My Tho we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.
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