Mekong Eyes Classic

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The Mekong Eyes Classic combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong Delta in style. At 39 m long and 8.5 m 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 the name 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.The river cruise boat can comfortably accommodate up to 28 passengers on a large area of approx. 250 m2, it’s like a floating hotel:

There are 14 lavishly furnished twin and double rooms, each with a private bathroom with shower and hot water, wardrobe and air-conditioning. All rooms offer a fantastic panoramic view over the Mekong River.

There is a large dining room in the lower deck, where you can enjoy culinary specialities of Vietnam or a sundowner in the cosy bar.

A stylish upper-deck inside panorma lounge invites you to sit back and take in the impressions of the fantastic scenery and the busy every day life on the river.

On the top deck you will find an open sitting area and sun deck with breathtaking views. While you are basking on the sun deck our friendly staff will pamper you with cool drinks and freshly cooked delicacies.

Our crew will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta cruise. The captain and his deck hand as well as the engineer are in charge of the technical details and the routing. An experienced chef and sevice staff will take you on a culinary journey through Vietnam. A local guide will explain the life and culture of the Mekong Delta to you and answer any questions you might have. Our staff also get regular safety trainings.

2-day Mekong Delta Tour

We pick you up at your hotel in Saigon (district 1 and parts of district 3) and will take you back there after your cruise. The drive to / from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to / from Can Tho about 4 hours.

Option 1: Cruise from Cai Be to Can Tho with a visit to Cai Rang Floating Market

You board your comfortable river cruiser in Cai Be. 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 Delta 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 on your compfortable river cruiser.

On day 2 you 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 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. After the excursion to the market it is time to start the journey back to Saigon. From Can Tho we travel by road back to Saigon. In My Tho you say good by to the Mekong Delta with a lunch break offering typical Mekong Delta dishes at Mekong Rest Stop.

Meals day 1: lunch, dinner; day 2: breakfast, lunch

N. B.: The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.

This tour is available on all even dates (e.g. Sept. 2, 4, 10 etc.) on Mekong Eyes Classic, every Tuesday on Mekong Eyes Explorer and daily on our Gecko Eyes and Dragon Eyes Cruisers.

Option 2: Cruise from Can Tho to Cai Be with a sampan excursion

Our classic route. After the transfer from Saigon to Can Tho we receive you with a refreshing welcome drink and show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. While you enjoy lunch, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.

In the afternoon we show you typical Mekong Delta sceneries on 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 on your compfortable river cruiser. 

On Day 2 the cruise vessel sets off at 6.30h for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits or building wooden ships on the yards while enjoying an early breakfast.

After breakfast, we explore the canals of the Mekong Delta around Cai Be with a small sampan or by foot. After the excursion it is time to start the journey back to Saigon. From Cai Be we travel by road transfer back to Saigon. In Vinh Long you say good by to the Mekong Delta with a lunch break offering typical Mekong Delta dishes.

Meals day 1: lunch, dinner; day 2: breakfast, lunch

This tour is available on all odd dates (e.g. Sept. 3,5,9 etc.) on Mekong Eyes Classic, every Thursday on Mekong Eyes Explorer and daily on our Gecko Eyes and Dragon Eyes Cruisers.

Price per person in a double or twin cabin starting at: 

From:  FROM 200 USD

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

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

WHAT IS EXCLUDED?

  • All air tickets
  • Visas
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Boutique purchases
  • Guide and crew gratuities.

PRICE IN USD

From: $ 200 – Book now!

Accommodation

  • 14 Deluxe cabins private bathrooms
  • Panoramic window with river view
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Daily free mineral water
  • Unlimited tea and coffee available
  • Safe at reception
  • Convertible bed configuration twin or double
  • Mirror
  • Hair dryer

Technical Specifications Mekong Eyes Classic

  • Class: River Cruiser
  • Max. length 39 m (125 ft.)
  • Max. beam: 8.5 m (27 ft.)
  • Draft: 1.8 m
  • Load: 400 tons
  • Number of cabins: 14 (8 twins and 6 doubles). All are deluxe standard with private bathrooms
  • Air-conditioned indoor restaurant with bar
  • Indoor panorama lounge with air-condition
  • Outside sitting area
  • Sun deck
  • Main engine: Cummins 450 hp
  • 2 electrical generators: Yanmar 100 kVA, 24h hour electricity supply
  • Toshiba central-controlled air-conditioning and ventilation
  • Heat and smoke detectors
  • Fire fighting system

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