• golf au vietnam
  • Send Enquiry
Home  //  Mekong  //  Mekong Eyes River Cruises  //  Mekong Eyes Tours
Vietnam Cruise Halong Cruise Mekong Cruise Halong Bay Cruise Cruise in Vietnam Mekong Delta Cruise Vietnam Cruises Halong Luxury Cruise Mekong River Cruise

Mekong Eyes RiverOur Mekong tours can be booked as round trips from Saigon in Southern Vietnam, or you can extend your trip and combine your Mekong river cruise with an overland trip to Phnom Penh or the holiday island of Phu Quoc. We are happy to support you in planning your individual tour.

Glide through the lush green jungle and enjoy the rich diversity of vegetation and landscape. Get up close to the vivacious every-day life on the Mekong river: the rice harvest on the verdant fields, river families living on boats, children splashing in the water. Local merchant boats will offer you an abundance of fresh fruits, and the floating markets in Can Tho and Cai Be will take your breath away with their teeming life, razzle-dazzle of aromas and orchestra of sounds.

 

2 Cai Be- Cai Rang

Mekong Eyes

 

2-day Mekong Delta River Cruise to the Floating Markets of Cai Be and Cai Rang

This tour is available with the wooden cruise vessels Mekong Eyes (15 cabins), the exclusive Dragon Eyes (2 cabins) or the private house boat Gecko Eyes.

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.

If you are staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) and will take you back there after the end of the Mekong Delta cruise tour. The drive to / from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to / from Can Tho approx. 4 hours.

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.

After brunch or lunch we will take you back to 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$ 30 per person.

3 Cai Rang - Cai Be

3-day Mekong Delta River Cruise to the Floating Markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be

On this tour you have more time to discover the sights of the Mekong Delta and enjoy the river life. You can visit two famous floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be. On several land excursions you have the chance to see local handicraft production, colorful brick kilns, opulent orchards and peaceful villages. Take an excursion with a small rowing Sampan or a short bike trip to explore the small side canals of the mighty Mekong river.

This Mekong Delta river cruise is available with the wooden cruise vessels Mekong Eyes (15 cabins), the exclusive Dragon Eyes (2 cabins) and the private house boat Gecko Eyes.

Our 3-day tours leave from Can Tho to Cai Be and back (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Can Tho and back (on even dates, e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). If you are staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) and take you back there after the end of the Mekong Delta cruise tour. The drive to / from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to / from Can Tho approx. 4 hours. Daily departures. There are no set departures for the Gecko Eyes.

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board your 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.

If you book this tour on our Gecko Eyes house boat, you will visit the forest of Xeo Quyt on the first day. During the Vietnam war this jungle was the headquarters of the local partisans. During rainy season when the water levels are high enough you can explore the labyrinth by rowing sampan. In the afternoon you will visit the small and charming town of Sa Dec.

Meals: L, D

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets

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.

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.

Gecko Eyes: visit of the morning market in Sa Dec. If you like you can go shopping with the chef and take part in a cooking lesson on board. Once the boat resumes its journey, you travel through small channels towards Can Tho (or Cai Be). In the afternoon there is the option of a land excursion and visit of a small village, a stroll through orchards, a bicycle ride or a cooking class.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: An exotic world of its own

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.

The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. After lunch or brunch, we will take you back to 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
7 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).

3 days Saigon - Phnom Penh

3-day Mekong Delta Cruise Tour between Saigon and Phnom Penh (cruise and overland transfer)
or vice versa from Phnom Penh to Saigon

Daily departures.


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

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board your 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 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: Life on the water and floating markets

Wake up well rested to the sound of the Mekong 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.

Disembark the boat at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier and enjoy lunch in town. Sit back in the shuttle and watch the water landscape from a land perspective until you reach Chau Doc where we bring you to your hotel. Depending on your budget you can choose the famous colonial-style Victoria hotel or a family managed local 2-star hotel.

Meals: B, L

Day 3: Across the border towards Cambodia

Ride a taxi to the pier where you embark the speed boat for an exciting ride to Phnom Penh, your starting point for discovering Cambodia and the famous temples of Angkor Wat.

The trip ends here. Please contact us if we can help you organize your tour to Angkor or any further trips. Of course we will also be happy to arrange your transfer back to Saigon.

Meals:  B

Here are some options from Phnom Penh. We can adjust the tours to make sure they fit your plans:

options in Phnom Penh
from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in a day
3-day tour from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat
4-day tour from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat

Price per person in a double or twin cabin incl. Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc:

If you choose to stay at a regular hotel in Chau Doc, the price is US$ 50 / person lower.

Our tours include

Road transfer from Saigon (private transfer with Gecko Eyes)
Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
Guided walk and side trip on sampan as mentioned in the itinerary
English speaking guide on the cruise boat and side trips
Shuttle service from Can Tho / Cai Be to Chau Doc
Hotel in Chau Doc (Victoria Hotel superior room or ** Hotel double room)
Public speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh         
Transfer from the hotel in Chau Doc to the jetty for the public speed boat
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water placed in your cabin on your cruise boat and in hotel room

Exclusions

Visa fee for Cambodia (you can get a visa for Cambodia at the border crossing where the speed boat stops for immigration; for this you need to bring 20 USD and a passport photograph)
private transfer from Saigon available
Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin/hotel room)
Dinner in Chau Doc on the second evening
Tips

Departures

Tours with Mekong Eyes and Dragon Eyes start from Can Tho to Phnom Penh via Cai Be (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Phnom Penh via Can Tho (on even dates, e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). Departures with Gecko Eyes are daily. 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. The drive to / from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to / from Can Tho approx. 4 hours.

3 Saigon - Phu Quoc

3-day Tour between Saigon and Phu Quoc or vice versa from Phu Quoc to Saigon

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

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.

Meals: L, D

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets

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.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Cai Rang Floating Market and Transfer to Phu Quoc

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.

Meals: B, L

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Our tours include

Road transfer from Saigon (private transfer with Gecko Eyes)
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

2 Saigon - Phu Quoc

2-day Tour between Saigon and Phu Quoc
or vice versa from Phu Quoc to Saigon

This 2-day tour starts on even dates (e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). If you would like to begin your tour on an odd date in Saigon you can book our 3-day tour to 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)..

Day 1: Panorama Cruise


In the morning we pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) in Saigon and take you to Cai Be (approx. two hours drive). You board the wooden 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 for fantastic photo opportunities along the river. 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.

Meals: L, D

Day 2: Floating market and travel to Phu Quoc

Wake up well rested to the sound of the River and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing. At 6.30h the vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise.

After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, one of 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.

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.

Meals: B, L

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Our tour includes

Road transfer from Saigon (private transfer with Gecko Eyes)
Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
English speaking guide aboard the cruise boat and on side trips
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water placed in your cabin
Side trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Transfer by 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.

Drinks and tips are not included in the price (except the mineral water in your cabin).

4 Saigon - Phnom Penh

Exclusive 4-Day Cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh with the luxurious Dragon Eyes or the private Gecko Eyes

This exclusive Mekong river tour on board the Dragon Eyes or the Gecko Eyes goes from Cai Be to Chau Doc and further to Phnom Penh via Can Tho on even dates on board the Dragon Eyes boat (e.g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.) or any time on the Gecko Eyes house boat. Driving time from Saigon to Cai Be is approx. 2 hours. We are more than happy to organise your trip to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat too.

Day 1: Panorama river cruise


In the morning we pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) in Saigon and take you to 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: Life on the water and floating markets

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 Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively market. 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. Afterwards you have the opportunity to explore some small back roads by bicycle.

While you enjoy your lunch on board, the Dragon Eyes or Gecko Eyes cruises towards Long Xuyen, where you will see many floating houses and fish farms. This is the centre of the local Hoa Hao, a religion based on Buddhism. In the afternoon you can visit the bird sanctuary Ban Lang, which is well known for its population of storks (subject to season and weather, alternative: visit of handicraft village or mushroom farm).

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Cruise to Chau Doc

The boat starts cruising towards Chau Doc early in the morning. After breakfast on the top deck, you can visit a floating fish farm and take part in an excursion to a cham village.

The Mekong river cruise ends after a delicious lunch on board. You will be transferred to your hotel and you can relax or explore for the rest of the day.

Meals: B, L

Day 4: Across the border into Cambodia

Ride a taxi to the pier where you embark the speed boat for an exciting ride to Phnom Penh, your starting point for discovering Cambodia and the famous temples of Angkor Wat.

The trip ends here. Please contact us if we can help you organize your tour to Angkor or any further trips. Of course we will also be happy to arrange your transfer back to Saigon.

Meals:  B

Here are some options from Phnom Penh. We can adjust the tours to make sure they fit your plans:

options in Phnom Penh
from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in a day
3-day tour from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat
4-day tour from Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat

Price per person in a double or twin cabin incl. Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc:

If you choose to stay at a regular hotel in Chau Doc, the price is US$ 50 / person lower

Our tours include

Road transfer from Saigon
Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins on the Dragon Eyes or Gecko Eyes
7 savoury meals on board
English speaking guide on the Dragon Eyes or Gecko Eyes (other languages available on request)
Mineral water placed in your cabin
hotel accommodation incl. breakfast
speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
All entry fees
Side trips and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Drinks are not included in the price (except the mineral water in your cabin)

Cruise in Mekong Delta: Pandaw Cruise | Jahan Cruise | Jayavarman Cruise | Bassac Cruise | Le cochinchine Cruise | La Maguerite Cruise | L'amant Cruise | Mekong Eyes

Scroll Up