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Cai Be to Can Tho with Gecko Eyes Cruise 2 Days

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

Cai Be - Vietnam

Can Tho - Vietnam

Cai Rang - Vietnam

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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 6.30 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.
 
In the afternoon after brunch / lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon

Price in US $ per person

 

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person

Cabin

1 Apr - 30 Sep 

01 Oct 2012 - 31 Mar 

Single

Double

Single

Double

Rate per person

220

485

170

380


 

Our tours include

  • Road transfer from / to Saigon
  • 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).


Cruise Information

Boat design

"Cruise the Mekong in style and luxury”

Did you always dream of exploring the Mekong in an individual way? The new Gecko Eyes houseboats will be perfect for you, the first of the houseboats is under construction and ready for first guests in April.The Gecko Eyes are private houseboats for two or four people, made for tours on a high level - for couples, small families or a group of friends.The houseboat

Based on the traditional An-Giang fishing boats we are currently building our new luxurious houseboats for private and exclusive tours through the Mekong delta. The vessels, built by local craftsmen, are made of local woods decorated with elegant carvings for a special touch. To provide your safety and well-being, our staff on board (captain, sailor, chef, tour guide) is at your constant disposition.The guest area (40 sqm) has a luxurious cabin (double or twin occupancy) with a French balcony, air-con, a private bathroom, a panoramic lounge with French balconies and a sun deck at the bow. On request, the salon can be changed into an additional bedroom with two beds. 

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The staff area, with a well equipped kitchen, is at the back of the ship. This area is completely separated from the guest area by a lockable door to ensure your privacy.

Visit the famous floating markets with the Gecko Eyes, travel through small canals along orchards and floating villages up to the boarder to Cambodia or down to the port cities of Ha Tien or Rach Gia. 

Due to its shallow draft, the Gecko Eyes is able to glide through small tributaries and canals of the Mekong delta. The sailing area is from My Tho and Cai Be, near Saigon, through the lovely colonial town of Sa Dec, along Can Tho with its famous floating markets to Long Xuyen an Chau Doc near the Cambodian border. Basically the Gecko Eyes has the whole Mekong delta region at its disposal, as the ships are self-sufficient for several days.

There are always bikes on board for spontaneous trips on the river islands along the small canals.

For your safety and your well-being.

An electrical generator provides an on-board electricity supply of 220V and a battery pack ensures a quite night. Modern on-board waste-water treatment and solar hot water boilers reduce the environmental impact of our boats. 

Modern safety equipment (heat and smoke detectors and fire fighting system) a total of six separate compartments and a regular emergency training of the staff ensures the safety of the guests

Technical specification Gecko Eyes:

  • Lenght: 19, 8 m
  • Width: 4, 3 m
  • One cabin 40sqm, French balcony, panorama lounge (convertable to a second bedroom), sun deck
  • Crew: 5 (Captain, sailor, chef, service staff, guide and cruise director)
  • 1 electric generator which provides 220V
  • Modern on-board waste-water treatment and solar hot water boilers
  • Modern safety equipment, heat, smoke detectors and fire fighting system

Addicional services (on request):

Sampan rides: During your Mekong Delta river cruise, you can do side trips with our sampan to explore the small side canals - a unique perspective on life on the water and the scenery.
 
Cooking classes on board the cruise vessel: To learn the secrets of real Vietnamese cuisine, we give you the possibility to take cooking classes from our chef. You will also have the option to buy the fresh ingredients for your own meal direclty at the local floating markets.
 
Tai Chi, Yoga and Massage services: Those services are available upon request - please enquire before your Mekong tour to ensure that they are available.

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