Mekong Eyes Cruise 02 Days 01 Night

Tripcode: MK2
Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho - Cai Be floating market

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Down Stream Route: Can Tho – Cai Be (Departs on Tue, Thu and Sat)

Day 1: Saigon – Can Tho – Panorama Cruise  (L, D)

At 7h30 in the morning,  our driver picks you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Can Tho. Board the Mekong Eyes at 12.30 at Ninh Kieu Pier in Can Tho. We will show you our on-board facilities and your cozy 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 onboard dinner.
 
Day 2: Life on the water in Cai Be floating market (B)
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 skillfully 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.
Get off at around 11.00 - 11.30 on the pier in Cai Be then get transferred to Saigon. Tour ends. Far East Tour awaits to serve you next time.

Upstream Route: Cai Be – Can Tho (Departs on Mon, Wed and Fri)

Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be – Panorama Cruise (L, D)
At 7h00 in the morning, Far East Tour’s driver picks you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to 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 – Saigon (B)

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.
Get disembarked at around 11.00 - 11.30 at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho. Transfer back to Saigon. Tour ends. Far East Tour awaits to serve you next time.

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Price & booking

Price valid from 2010-05-01 to 2010-10-31
Tour package2 pax4 pax5 - 8 pax9 - 12 paxSingle Suppliment
Deluxe $228.00 $216.00 $215.00 $208.00 $115.00

Inclusions

  • Land transfer: Saigon – Can Tho, Cai Be – Saigon or Saigon – Cai Be, Can Tho – Saigon
  • Tour programs as in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation: twin sharing basis
  • Entrance fees 
  • English - speaking guide onboard
  • Travel insurance

Exclusions

  • Airfares & airport taxes.
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Other not mentioned