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Gecko Eyes Cruise Tour from Saigon to Phnom Penh in 4 Day

Price: $755 (included taxes & service charge)
Route: Saigon - Can Tho or Cai Be - Cai Be or Cai Rang Floating Market - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Duration:   4 Days/3 Nights
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City(Saigon)

Day 1: Panorama river cruise (L, D)

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3) 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 (B, L, D)

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 or Gecko 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 to Chau Doc (B, L)

The boat 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. You will be transferred to your hotel and you can relax or explore for the rest of the day.

Day 4: Across the border into Cambodia (B)

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) 945 620 755 485
Option 2 (Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc) 995 665 800 530

Inclusions of the trip

  • Road transfer from Saigon
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins on Gecko Eyes 7 savoury meals on board
  • English speaking guide on Gecko Eyes (other languages available on request)
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin hotel accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • All entry fees
  • Side trips and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions of the trip

  • Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin/hotel room)
  • Tips
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