Mekong Eyes Cruise 2 Days 1 Night
Route 1: Can Tho - Cai Be. 100 km, 9 hours cruising. Departure: every odd days
Day 1:Saigon - Ca Be - Trang On - Can Tho - Panorama Cruise ( L, D )
Leave your hotel directly for Cantho city. Board the Mekong Eyes at 12.30 at Ninh Kieu Pier in Can Tho. We will show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising downstream on the Hau river. Watch the daily life of the Mekong people through the panoramic windows.
The boat heads to Tra On floating market, then up the Nikolai canal to Cai Nhum, a little town on the banks of the river Mang Thit. Disembark for a leisurely stroll through the village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals.
Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on the deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape. The boat will anchor for the night, about 2 hours away from Cai Be. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.
Day 2: Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Saigon - ( B, L )
Wake up to the sound of the River and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing. At 06.30 we set off for a sunrise cruise through Cho Lach canal, teeming with sand and rice barges. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards.
After breakfast, we will have a sampan boat tour of Cai Be floating market, one of the region’s busiest markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handicrafted 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.Car- picking up. Getting back to HCMC around 5pm. Tour ends.
Route 2: Cai Be - Can Tho. 100 km, 9 hours cruising. Departure: every even days
Day 1: Cai Be - Can Tho Panorama Cruise ( L, D )
Leave your hotel directly for Cai Be. Board the Mekong Eyes at 12.30. Enjoy a welcome drink and get comfortable in your cabin with a great view through the panoramic windows. As lunch is served the Mekong Eyes starts cruising towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river. Watch the flow of daily life on the Mekong, the sand and rice barges, the locals building boats on the wooden yards and drying tropical fruits.
The boat heads to Cai Nhum, a little town on the banks of the river Mang Thit. Disembark for a pleasant walk through the village life and the surrounding fruit orchards and rice fields.
Back on board, enjoy a drink at the bar or take a rest on the deck as the sun sets over the vast water landscape of the Delta. We continue to Tra On where the boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner
Day 2: Cai Rang floating market ( B, L )
Wake up well rested for another wonderful day of sightseeing. At 06.30 we set off for a sunrise cruise and an early breakfast. After breakfast we will board sampan boats to visit Cai Rang floating market, one of the most lively floating markets of the Delta, with wonderful photo opportunities. Witness the fascinating scenes, the hustle and bustle of vendors and small boats laden with fruits. We will pull up to the merchants for talking and bargaining. Boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Car- picking up. Getting back to HCMC around 5pm. Tour ends.
What to bring :
Wide brim hat
Camera + Film
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. Why Mekong Eyes? – One of the traditional ceremonies performed on a newly constructed Mekong boat is the “eye opening”. The eyes are painted on the bow for good luck, a wide-awake crew and fast and safe journeys.
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 phantastic 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.
Class: River cruiser
Max length: 39m (125 ft.)
Max beam: 8.5m (27 ft.)
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)
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