The Dragon Eyes is a vacation paradise for couples, families or friends and cruising on the vast waters and the small canals is a great way to discover the Mekong Delta. Why not spend your romantic honeymoon on board? You can even charter the vessel and explore the Mekong River in exclusive privacy.

Brief Itinerary

1. Two days itinerary
Trip name: 2-day Mekong Delta River Cruise to the Floating Markets of Cai Be and Cai Rang
Trip code: VLV-67A(D/1N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night
Trip Operates: Daily departures
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Tra On -Cantho-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising 

2. Two days itinerary
Trip name: 2-day Mekong Delta River Cruise between Sa Dec and Cai Be with the luxurious Dragon Eyes
Trip code: VLV-67B(D/1N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night
Trip Operates: Daily departures
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Tra On -Cantho-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising 

3. Three days itinerary
Trip name: 3-day Mekong delta cruise between Cai Be & Can Tho
Trip code: VLV-67C(3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/3nights
Trip Operates: Daily departures
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Tra On -Cantho-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising 

4. Three days itinerary
Trip name: Exclusive 3-Day Cruise from Saigon to Chau Doc / Phnom Penh with the luxurious Dragon Eyes Cruiser
Trip code: VLV-67D(3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/3nights
Trip Operates: (even date departure)
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Tra On -Cantho-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising 

 

1. Two days itinerary

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 comfortable 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: Cai Rang / Cai Be Floating Market
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 Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively 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 or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
In the afternoon after brunch / lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.

 

2. Two days itinerary
Day 1: River Cruise to Sa Dec and visit of the flower gardens
We pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and bring you to the pier in Cai Be where you board the Dragon Eyes cruiser. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served on the top deck, the boat starts cruising. Sit back on the sun deck or in our air-conditioned lounge and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
After lunch we arrive in charming Sa Dec for a city tour. There you can see the busy and colorful local market, enjoy a coffee on the nice riverside promenade and visit a nearby flower village with orchards. The charming town still has a lot of colonial architecture, in particular the old market, the church and many old villas and trader’s houses. We visit one of them, a beautifully renovated traditional house of a Chinese trader’s family. This sumptuous building belonged to the main character of the novel „The Lover“ and indeed to the lover of Marguerite Duras (see below).
In the late afternoon we return to the Dragon Eyes vessel and enjoy a sunset cruise with more fantastic photo opportunities from aboard. If time allows there is a chance for a brief stop at a brick kiln or short bicycle ride before dinner is served on board and we moor for the night. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

Day 2: Cruise to Cai Be and visit of the floating market
Wake up well rested to the sound of the Mekong river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the Dragon Eyes 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 the tasty breakfast, we board a sampan boat to Cai Be floating market. 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. Please note that time does not stand still in Vietnam - modern forms of trading are pushing back the more traditional forms of trading; this also affects Cai Be floating market which is currently getting smaller and smaller.
After the floating market you have the opportunity to go for a guided walk around Cai Be, a beautiful Mekong Delta town with fruit orchards a French church and many local handicrafts. You can also opt for a bicycle ride on backroads to a small village along the Mekong canals. Or you can explore some small canals with the sampan before lunch.
Lunch is served at the famous Ancient House; traditionally build in wood and recently carefully renovated with the support of Japanese specialists.
In the afternoon we take you back to your hotel in Saigon.

 

3. Three days itinerary
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 and 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.
After 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, vegetables and skilfully 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 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 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.
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. After lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.
 

4. Three days itinerary
 Day 1: Panorama river cruise
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Cai Be. You board your comfortable 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 and 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.
After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively market. 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. 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. Afterwards you have the opportunity to explore some small back roads by bicycle.
While you enjoy your lunch on board, the Dragon Eyes cruises towards Long Xuyen, where you will see many floating houses and fish farms. This is the centre of the local Hoa Hao, a religion based on Buddhism. In the afternoon you can visit the bird sanctuary Ban Lang, which is well known for its population of storks (subject to season and weather, alternative: visit of handicraft village or mushroom farm).

Day 3: Cruise towards Cambodia

The Dragon Eyes starts cruising towards Chau Doc early in the morning. After breakfast on the top deck, you can visit a floating fish farm and take part in an excursion to a cham village.
The Mekong river cruise ends after a delicious lunch on board. From here you have a few options: you can return to Saigon with a private car and driver or stay overnight at the famous colonial-style Victoria hotel or a family managed local 3-star hotel and take the speed boat to Phnom Penh the next morning. We are happy to help you organizing an extension to the famous temples of Angkor Wat.
 

Cabin & fertilities
The two ships Dragon Eyes I & II are exclusive wooden river cruisers with 2 comfortable and spacious cabins (convertible double or twin) with private bathrooms with hot shower and private WC. Each cabin is equipped with wardrobe, air condition, fan panorama window and a French balcony. The vessels provide an A/C in-door lounge area with panorama windows, a sun deck and roofed outdoor restaurant and bar.
At the same time the boats are big enough to provide you with ample space for relaxation and privacy. Each of the Dragon Eyes provides around 100 m2 for its guests:
Two spacy private cabins (14 - 16 m2), providing a nicely designed bath room, a French balcony, sitting area, individual air conditioning, fans and fantastic river views through the panorama windows.

On board activities

Bicycle tours:
The Dragon Eyes carry bicycles for our customers on board. So you can stop on the way to explore the small paths along the canals or on the river islands. A great way to discover the fascinating Mekong Delta life far away from the tourism track. Our sampan will pick you up at the end of the tour to bring you back to the Dragon Eyes.
Sampan rides:
You can do small side trips with our sampan to explore the small side canals - a unique perspective on life on the water and the scenery.
Cooking classes:
To learn the secrets of real Vietnamese cuisine, we give you the possibility to take cooking classes from our chef. You will also have the option to buy the fresh ingredients for your own meal direclty at the local markets.
Tai Chi, Yoga and Massage services:
Those services are available upon request - please enquire before your trip to ensure that they are available

Price Include:


• Road transfer from / to Saigon
• Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins
• savory meals
• Mineral water placed in your cabin
• Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries.
Drinks are not included in the price (except the mineral water in your cabin).

 

Price Excludes:

 

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