Dragon Eyes cruise
Dragon Eyes cruise
Ho Chi Minh
An Giang
From 2 to 3 days
The two sister boats Dragon Eyes I and Dragon Eyes II were built in the traditional style of the Mekong Delta river boats. Their elegant, slender and shallow hulls enable the Dragon Eyes to cruise also the secondary side canals of the Mekong river which are too small for the larger cruisers to explore. There we find serene river front life that makes the Mekong Delta so unique.

At the same time the river cruise boats are big enough to provide you with ample space for relaxation and privacy. Each of the Dragon Eyes provides around 100 m2 for its guests. It’s like a floating hotel:

02 spacy private cabins (14 — 16 m2), providing a nicely designed bath room, a French balcony, sitting area, individual air conditioning, fans and fantastic Mekong river views through the panorama windows.

Technical specifications Dragon Eyes:
    Length: 25 m
    Max beam: 4.5 m
    Two cabins (14 — 16 m2), 1 indoor-lounge, sun deck, roofed outdoor restaurant and bar
    Guest area: around 100 m2
    Crew: 5 (Captain, sailor, chef, service staff, guide and cruise director)
    2 electric generators
    Modern safety equipment, heat and smoke detectors

Our boat tours go 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.).
If you are staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and will take you back there after the end of the boat tour.
The road trip from Saigon to Can Tho takes approx. 4 hours, to Cai Be approx. 2 hours. This is why on odd dates we have to leave Saigon earlier than on even dates.


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

                                                                                2 day cruise between Cai Be and Can Tho

Day 1: Panorama Cruise
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board the Mekong Eyes 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: 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. At 6.30h the Mekong Eyes 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.
The boat trip ends at around 11.00 - 11.30h on the pier. After lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.

 Price per person in USD on shared boat
 Single Occupancy
Double/Twin Occupancy
01 Oct 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
 $406 $346
01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
 $408 $281

Inclusions
Road transfer from Saigon by shuttle bus
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
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water placed in your cabin on your cruise boat and in hotel room

Exclusions
Private transfer from Saigon available
Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin)
Tips
                                                               2 day cruise from Saigon to Phu Quoc island or vice versa

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.

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.

 Price per person in USD on shared boat
 Single Occupancy
Double/Twin Occupancy
01 Oct 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
 $552$369
01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
 $469$303

Inclusions
Road transfer from Saigon by shuttle bus
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.

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

                                                                                          3 day cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh or vice versa
Day 1: Panorama Cruise
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board the Mekong Eyes 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
Wake up well rested to the sound of the River and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing. At 6.30h the Mekong Eyes 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 Mekong Eyes at around 11.00 - 11.30h on the pier and enjoy lunch in town. Sit back in the car and watch the water landscape from a land perspective until you get to Chau Doc where the famous Victoria hotel welcomes you.
 
Day 3: Towards Cambodia
Ride a taxi to the pier where you embark on the speed boat for an exciting ride to Phnom Penh, your starting point for discovering Cambodia and the famed temples of Angkor.
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.

 Price per person in USD on shared boat
 Single Occupancy
Double/Twin Occupancy
01 Oct 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
 $687$449
01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
 $584$386

Inclusions
Road transfer from Saigon by shuttle bus
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
Regular hotel (3* category) in Chau Doc
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