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The Dragon Eyes Cruise Mekong

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3-day Mekong Delta Cruise Tour between Saigon and Phnom Penh3-day Mekong Delta Cruise Tour between Saigon and Phnom Penh
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 organise 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:
Boat                      Tour Code                Low season         (April — September)    Peak season (October — March)    
Mekong Eyes      CD-3-ME-Vic                      US$ 356                                                             US$ 398                                     Enquiry
Dragon Eyes       CD-3-DE-Vic                      US$ 438                                                             US$ 516                                     Enquiry
Gecko Eyes         CD-3-GE-Vic                      US$ 594                                                             US$ 696                                     Enquiry
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.


Bicycle tours:
The Dragon Eyes carry bicycles for our customers on board. You can stop on the way to explore small paths along the canals or on the river islands of the Mekong. A great way to discover the fascinating Mekong Delta life far away from the tourism track. Our sampan will pick you up at the end of the tour to bring you back to the Dragon Eyes. This is a perfect combination: a relaxing river cruise as well as active exploring of the Mekong Delta by bike.


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.
3-day Mekong Delta Cruise Tour between Saigon and Phnom Penh3-day Mekong Delta Cruise Tour between Saigon and Phnom Penh
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 organise 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:
Boat                      Tour Code                Low season         (April — September)    Peak season (October — March)    
Mekong Eyes      CD-3-ME-Vic                      US$ 356                                                             US$ 398                                     Enquiry
Dragon Eyes       CD-3-DE-Vic                      US$ 438                                                             US$ 516                                     Enquiry
Gecko Eyes         CD-3-GE-Vic                      US$ 594                                                             US$ 696                                     Enquiry
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.


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

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:
Boat    Tour code    Low season
(April — September)    Peak season
(October — March)    
Mekong Eyes    SGN-2-ME    US$ 211    US$ 243    Enquiry
Dragon Eyes    SGN-2-DE    US$ 283    US$ 361    Enquiry
Gecko Eyes    SGN-2-GE    US$ 383    US$ 484    Enquiry
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.
The Dragon Eyes River Cruiser

The Dragon Eyes is a vacation paradise for couples, families or friends. Cruising on the vast waters and the small canals of the mighty Mekong river is a great way to discover the Mekong Delta.

Why not spend your romantic honeymoon on board? You can even charter the vessel and explore the Mekong river in exclusive privacy.

Cruise boat design

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:

Two 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.


In the indoor panorama lounge you can watch the hustle and bustle of the Mekong Delta sitting in the cool and cosy front salon with air condition and large panorama windows and 270° views on the river.

On the sun deck on the top deck you can enjoy a sun bath while watching the scenery passing by. Indulge in the culinary specialities of Vietnam in the roofed outdoor restaurant or enjoy a sun-downer in your private bar on the top deck — all with fantastic river views. 


Our crew of five will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta river cruise. Your captain and his deck hand are in charge of the technical details and the routing. An experienced chef and the service staff will take you on a culinary journey through Vietnam. Your personal guide and cruise director show you all the sights you need to see and will explain life and culture of the Mekong Delta. Our staff get regular safety trainings. They will do their best to fulfill the special requests of our customers to make their luxurious cruise unique.

The boats were built by local ship builders from following traditional designs. The cabins and the interior were build by Vietnamese master craftsmen. Most interiors and furnitures are built from exclusive tropical woods, where available with certification for sustainable forest plantation. All critical technical equipment like engine, navigation, rudder, air-conditioning, water purification or fire protection system are imported from Japan or Europe.

Technical specifications Dragon Eyes:

Lenght: 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


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