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Gecko Eyes Mekong Delta Cruise
USD 287
ATA-MKC-GE 2 days / 3 days

Did you always dream of exploring the Mekong in an individual way? The new Gecko Eyes houseboats will be perfect for you. The fleet consists of three beautiful vessels and the private houseboats are perfect for two or four people, made for tours on a high level — for couples, small families or a group of friends.

Introduction

The houseboat

Based on the traditional An-Giang fishing boats we are offering you new luxurious houseboats for private and exclusive tours through the Mekong delta. The vessels, built by local craftsmen, are made of local woods decorated with elegant carvings for a special touch.
To provide your safety and well-being, our staff on board (captain, sailor, chef, tour guide) is at your constant disposition.

The guest area (40 sqm) has a luxurious cabin (double or twin occupancy) with a French balcony, air-con, a private bathroom, a panoramic lounge with French balconies and a sun deck at the bow. On request, the salon can be changed into an additional bedroom with two beds.
The staff area, with a well equipped kitchen, is at the back of the ship. This area is completely separated from the guest area by a lockable door to ensure your privacy.

Visit the famous floating markets with the Gecko Eyes, travel through small canals along orchards and floating villages up to the boarder to Cambodia or down to the port cities of Ha Tien or Rach Gia.

Due to its shallow draft, the Gecko Eyes is able to glide through small tributaries and canals of the Mekong delta. The sailing area is from My Tho and Cai Be, near Saigon, through the lovely colonial town of Sa Dec, along Can Tho with its famous floating markets to Long Xuyen an Chau Doc near the Cambodian border. Basically the Gecko Eyes has the whole Mekong delta region at its disposal, as the ships are self-sufficient for several days.

There are always bikes on board for spontaneous trips on the river islands along the small canals.

For your safety and your well-being.
An electrical generator provides an on-board electricity supply of 220V and a battery pack ensures a quite night. Modern on-board waste-water treatment and solar hot water boilers reduce the environmental impact of our boats.
Modern safety equipment (heat and smoke detectors and fire fighting system) a total of six separate compartments and a regular emergency training of the staff ensures the safety of the guests.

Technical specification Gecko Eyes:

  • Lenght: 19,8 m
  • Width: 4,3 m
  • One cabin 40sqm, French balcony, panorama lounge (convertable to a second bedroom), sun deck
  • Crew: 5 (Captain, sailor, chef, service staff, guide and cruise director)
  • 1 electric generator which provides 220V
  • Modern on-board waste-water treatment and solar hot water boilers
  • Modern safety equipment, heat, smoke detectors and fire fighting system

Additional services (on request):

  • Sampan rides: During your Mekong Delta river cruise, you can do side trips with our sampan to explore the small side canals — a unique perspective on life on the water and the scenery.
  • Cooking classes on board the cruise vessel: 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 floating markets.
  • Tai Chi, Yoga and Massage services: Those services are available upon request — please enquire before your Mekong tour to ensure that they are available.

Itinerary

2 DAYS CAN THO – SA DEC ON GECKO EYES CRUISE

DayActivitiesLocation
1

SAI GON – CAN THO (L, D)

  • 07.30 Pick-up at the hotel in Sai Gon
  • 11.30 Boarding of the cruise vessel in Can Tho
  • 12.00 Lunch on board and cruise towards Sa Dec through small canals
  • 16.00 Afternoon walk to a rural village or cooking class
  • 19.00 Dinner on board, night on board
Can Tho
2

CAN THO – SAI GON (B)

  • 07.00  Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board
  • 08.00 Walk through the vibrant morning market of Sa Dec then visit the ancient trader’s house and a nearby pagoda
  • 10.30 Return to the boat for the brunch
  • 11.30 Departure to Saigon
Can Tho, Sai Gon

3 DAYS DISCOVER CAN THO - CAI BE WITH GECKO EYES

DayActivitiesLocation
1

SAI GON – CAN THO (L,D)

  • 07.30 Pick-up at the hotel in Sai Gon
  • 11.30 Boarding of the cruise vessel in Can Tho
  • 12.00 Panorama cruise towards Sa Dec and lunch on board
  • 16.30 Visit of ancient traders’ villa and pagoda in Sa Dec
  • 19.00 Dinner on board, night on board

 

Can Tho
2

CAN THO – XEO QUYT (B,L,D)

  • 08.00 Visit Xeo Quyt, the former base of the northern army during Vietnam war
  • 10:30 Return to the boat and cruise toward Can Tho with lunch on board.
  • 16.00 Afternoon walk to a rural village or cooking class on board
  • 19.00 Dinner on board, night on board
Can Tho, Xeo Quyt
3

CAN THO – SAI GON (B)

  • 06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board
  • 08.00 Excursion to Cai Rang floating market, change to a long sampan to run through the market
  • 10.30 Return to the boat for brunch
  • 11.30 Departure to Sai Gon
Can Tho

2 DAYS: SA DEC - CAN THO - PHU QUOC

DayActivitiesLocation
1

SAI GON – SADEC – CAN THO (L,D)

  • 08.00 Pick-up at the hotel in Sai Gon
  • 11.30 Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
  • 12.00 Visit of ancient traders’ villa and pagoda
  • 13:00 Lunch on board
  • 16.30 Afternoon walk to a rural village or cooking class on board
  • 19.00 Dinner on board, night on board
Sa Dec, Can Tho
2

CAN THO – PHU QUOC (B)

06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board

Option 01: transfer to Phu Quoc by speech boat

  • 08.00 Excursion to Cai Rang floating market then change to a long sampan for a closer look at the market
  • 09.00 Road transfer to Rach Gia, lunch box
  • 13.00 Departure of ferry to Phu Quoc in Rach Gia
  • 15.30 Arrival at Phu Quoc Bai Vong Pier

Option 2: transfer Phu Quoc by air-plane

  • 06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board
  • 07.30 Taxi transfer to Can Tho airport
  • 09.20 Departure to Phu Quoc
  • 10.10 Arrival at Phu Quoc airport
Can Tho, Phu Quoc

3 DAYS CAN THO – SA DEC – XEO QUYT – CAN THO – PHU QUOC

DayActivitiesLocation
1

SAI GON – CAN THO (L,D)

07.30 Pick-up at the hotel in Sai Gon

11.30 Boarding of the cruise vessel in Can Tho

12.00 Panorama cruise towards Sa Dec and lunch on board

16.30 Visit of ancient traders’ villa and pagoda in Sa Dec

19.00 Dinner on board, night on board

Can Tho
2

CAN THO – XEO QUYT (B,L,D)

  • 08.00 Visit Xeo Quyt, the former base of the northern army during Vietnam war
  • 10:30 Return to the boat and cruise toward Can Tho with lunch on board.
  • 16.00 Afternoon walk to a rural village or cooking class on board
  • 19.00 Dinner on board, night on board
Can Tho, Xeo Quyt
3

TRANSFER TO PHU QUOC (B)

06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board

Option 01: transfer to Phu Quoc by speech boat

  • 08.00 Excursion to Cai Rang floating market then change to a long sampan for a closer look at the market
  • 09.00 Road transfer to Rach Gia, lunch box
  • 13.00 Departure of ferry to Phu Quoc in Rach Gia
  • 15.30 Arrival at Phu Quoc Bai Vong Pier

Option 2: transfer Phu Quoc by air-plane

  • 06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board
  • 07.30 Taxi transfer to Can Tho airport
  • 09.20 Departure to Phu Quoc
  • 10.10 Arrival at Phu Quoc airport
Phu Quoc

Tour details

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON (USD)

Itinerary: 2 DAYS CAN THO – SA DEC ON GECKO EYES CRUISE

PeriodRate/personSingle supplement
Rate on PROMOTION PERIOD (April – Sept /2017)USD 287USD 134
Rate on HIGH SEASON (Jan – March /2017)USD 367USD 174

Itinerary: 3 DAYS DISCOVER CAN THO – CAI BE WITH GECKO EYES

PeriodRate/personSingle supplement
Rate on PROMOTION PERIOD (April – Sept /2017)USD 521USD 240
Rate on HIGH SEASON (Jan – March /2017)USD 629USD 295

Itinerary: 2 DAYS SA DEC – CAN THO – PHU QUOC

PeriodRate/personSingle supplement
Rate on PROMOTION PERIOD (April – Sept /2017)USD 425USD 220
Rate on HIGH SEASON (Jan – March /2017)USD 504USD 260

Itinerary: 3 DAYS SA DEC – CAN THO – PHU QUOC

PeriodRate/personSingle supplement
Rate on PROMOTION PERIOD (April – Sept /2017)USD 660USD 327
Rate on HIGH SEASON (Jan – March /2017)USD 767USD 381

Note:

– Child policy: Children under 6 years old are FOC, sharing room with parents. Children from 6 to 12 years old are charged 50%, sharing room with parents. Age of children based on year of birth.

TRIP INCLUDED

  • 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
  • Program Can Tho – Phu Quoc: Transfer by shuttle bus to Rach Gia and ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc //taxi to Can Tho airport and Air-plane ticket to Phu Quoc
  • Private transfer from / to Ho Chi Minh (except for Itinerary: 2 DAYS CAN THO – SA DEC)
  • Tax, service charges

TRIP EXCLUDED

  • Itinerary 2 DAYS CAN THO – SA DEC: Land transportation from/to Ho Chi Minh City: US76/pax (private car)
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses
  • Others services not mentioned
  • Bank transfer fees & credit card service fees
  • Other not mentioned above

ATTENTION

What to bring: Original passport, some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses (do not  accept credit card payments on board)

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