2 days to the Floating Markets

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The boat tours leave from Can Tho to Cai Be (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Can Tho (on even dates, e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.). Daily departures. The Gecko Eyes has no set departures.

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If you are staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) and will 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.

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise

In the morning we 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.

Fruit orchards in Can Tho via Vietnamtravelclub

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.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Cai Rang or 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 skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. Cruise ends at 8.30am.

Meals: Breakfast

Cai Rang floating market via Vietravel

Inclusive of

  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Meals as itinerary indicated
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries

Exclusive of

  • Land transportation from/to  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses
  • Others services not mentioned
  • Bank transfer fees & credit card service fees
  • Other not mentioned above

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