Mekong eye cruise, mekong river cruise Saigon - Ca Be - Trang On - Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market
Mekong Eyes Cruise
Ho Chi Minh
An Giang
From 2 to 3 days
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.

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 fantastic 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.

Technical specifications

    * Class: River cruiser
    * Max length: 39m (125 ft.)
    * Max beam: 8.5m (27 ft.)
    * Draft: 1.8m
    * Load: 400 tons
    * Number of rooms: 15 (9 twins and 6 doubles). All are deluxe standard with hot shower bathrooms attached.
    * 1 dining room, 1 lounge/bar, outside sitting area and 1 sun deck.
    * Engine: Cummins 450hp.
    * 2 Electric generators: Yanmar 100kVA. 24 hour electricity supply.
    * Toshiba central-controlled air-conditioning and air ventilation.
    * Heat and smoke detectors, Fire fighting system, Fire alarm system (Networks Inc., USA)

Customize this tour

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
 Single Occupancy
Double/Twin Occupancy
 01 Oct 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
 $323 $224
01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
 $293 $207

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
 $392$256
01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
 $360$236

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 Mekong Eyes
•    Private transportation (car with driver) from Can Tho to Rach Gia
•    Public speed boat from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc         
•    Alternatively: transfer to Can Tho airport and plane ticket to Phu Quoc.
•    Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
•    Mineral water placed in your cabin on the Mekong Eyes
•    Insurance and tax

Exclusions
•    Beauty service and massage
•    Beverages
•    Tips and personal expenses
•    All other services not mentioned above

                                                                                          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
 $508$334
01 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
 $478$314

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 Mekong Eyes
•    Private transportation (car with driver) from Can Tho / Cai Be to Chau Doc
•    Accommodation in Chau Doc based on Double occupancy
•    Public speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
•    Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
•    Mineral water placed in your cabin on the Mekong Eyes and in hotel room
•    Insurance and tax

Exclusions
•    Beauty service and massage
•    Beverages
•    Tips and personal expenses
•    All other services not mentioned above
•    Dinner on Day 2