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Gecko Eyes Cruise Tour from Saigon to Phnom Penh in 3 Days

Price: $515 (included taxes & service charge)
Route: Saigon - Can Tho or Cai Be - Cai Be or Cai Rang Floating Market - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Duration:  3 Days/2 Nights
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City(Saigon)

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 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 Mekong 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.

Disembark the boat at around 11.00 - 11.30h on the pier and enjoy lunch in town. Sit back in the car and watch the water landscape from a land perspective until you reach Chau Doc where we bring you to your hotel. Depending on your budget you can choose the famous colonial-style Victoria hotel or a family managed local 3-star hotel.

Day 3: Across the border towards Cambodia

Ride a taxi to the pier where you embark the speed boat for an exciting ride to Phnom Penh, your starting point for discovering Cambodia and the famous temples of Angkor Wat.
 

The trip ends here. Please contact us if we can help you organise your tour to Angkor or any further trips. Of course we will also be happy to arrange your transfer back to Saigon.

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Period 1 Apr - 30 Sep 01 Oct - 31 Mar
Cabin Double Single Supp. Double Single Supp.
Option 1 (Regular Hotel in Chau Doc) 615 305 515 255
Option 2 (Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc) 670 335 555 280

Inclusions of the trip

  • Road transfer from Saigon
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
  • Guided walk and side trip on sampan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide on the cruise boat and side trips
  • Private transportation (car with driver) from Can Tho / Cai Be to Chau Doc
  • Hotel in Chau Doc
  • Public speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • Transfer from the hotel in Chau Doc to the jetty for the public speed boat.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin on your cruise boat and in hotel room

Exclusions of the trip

  • Visa fee for Cambodia (you can get a visa for Cambodia at the border crossing where the speed boat stops for immigration; for this you need to bring 20 USD and a passport photograph)
  • Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin/hotel room)
  • Dinner in Chau Doc on the second evening
  • Tips
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