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Dragon Eyes River Cruise - Mekong Delta River Tour 3 days

Duration: 3 days 2 night

From US $475.00 Tour Enquiry

Dragon Eyes River Cruise - Mekong Delta River Tour 3 days to discover the sights of the Mekong Delta and enjoy the river life. You can visit the famous floating markets of Cai Rang. 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.

You can depart for this trip from Cai Be or Can Tho

PRICE AND BOOKING

Price per person in a double or twin cabin

Tours & PackagesLow season (April — September)Peak season (October — March) 
Sharing room
Low season (April — September)$475
Peak season (October — March)$615
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Single Sup
Low season (April — September)$235
Peak season (October — March)$305
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Itineraries

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.

Day 2: Life on the water or 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.
Dragon Eyes boat on odd days: After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. On even dates, you will explore the small channels of the mekong delta around Cai Be with a small sampan or by foot. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. 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.

Day 3: An exotic world of its own
After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river. In Can Tho we will visit the floating market of Cai Rang. In Cai Be will will explore the delta by foot or with a small sampan. 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. On your transfer back to Saigon we stop at a restaurant in Vinh Long.

 

Inclusion

  • Road transfer from / to Saigon
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  • 7 savoury meals
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Free flow of coffee and tea
  • Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries.

Exclusion

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Tour brief

  • Day 1 : Sai Gon - Cai Be
  • Day 2 : Cai Be - Can Tho
  • Day 3 : Can Tho - Sai Gon

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