Treat yourself to an exceptionally memorable river cruise on the vast Mekong Delta of Southern Vietnam. Tour routes and activities’ details are for reference only. Final confirmation will be sent upon booking. If you book via an agent, please contact your agent for the final confirmation of tour routes and activities.
On this tour you have more time to discover the sights of the Mekong Delta and enjoy the river life. You can visit two famous floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be. 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.This Mekong Delta river cruise is available with the wooden cruise vessels Mekong Eyes (14 cabins), the exclusive Dragon Eyes (2 cabins) and the private house boat Gecko Eyes.
Our boats leave from Can Tho to Cai Be on odd dates (e.g. Sept 3) and back, from Cai Be to Can Tho on even dates (e.g. Sept. 4) and back. Daily departures.
If you are staying in District 1 or District 3 of Saigon, we will pick you up as well as take you back to your hotel after the Mekong Delta cruise tour ends.
Panorama River Cruise
Life on the water and floating markets
An exotic world of its own
- Panorama River Cruise
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.
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.
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. If you book this tour on our Gecko Eyes house boat, you will
visit the forest of Xeo Quyt on the first day. During the Vietnam war
this jungle was the headquarters of the local partisans. During rainy
season when the water levels are high enough you can explore the
labyrinth by rowing sampan. In the afternoon you will visit the small
and charming town of Sa Dec.
Meal: L, D
Transport: Mini-Van, Boat
- Life on the water and floating markets
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.
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 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
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.
Gecko Eyes: visit of the morning market in Sa Dec. If you like you
can go shopping with the chef and take part in a cooking lesson on
board. Once the boat resumes its journey, you travel through small
channels towards Can Tho (or Cai Be). In the afternoon there is the
option of a land excursion either by bicycle or on foot and visit of a
small village, a stroll through orchards, or a cooking class.
Meal: L, B, D
- An exotic world of its own
breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the
Mekong river we will visit another floating market. Be sure not to miss the great
photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life.
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.
Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. After brunch on board (Can Tho) or lunch at Mekong Rest Stop near My Tho we will take you back your hotel in Saigon.
Meal: L, B
Transport: Boat, Shuttle Bus
* Rates are quoted per person in USD and excluded VAT & fees
7 savoury meals, Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins, Mineral water placed in your cabin, Side trips on sampans as mentioned, Pick up and Drop off
Other meals than mentioned, Laundry, telephone calls and personal expenses, Tip, Travel Insurance
tours leave from Can Tho to Cai Be and back (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7
etc.). From Cai Be to Can Tho and back (on even dates,
e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.).
If you are
staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) and take you back there after
the end of the Mekong Delta cruise tour.
The drive to / from Cai Be takes about 2 hours, to / from Can Tho approx. 4 hours. Daily departures.