Our 3- day tours go from Can Tho to Cai Be and back
(on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to
Can Tho and back (on even dates, e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8
This 3- day tour combines two of the two-day tours
which means that you will go back to your starting point.
This will give you a second perspective on the waterways,
villages and floating markets. You will have more time on
board for relaxing and side trips.
If you are staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at
your hotel in Saigon and will take you back there after the
end of the boat tour.
The road trip from Saigon to Can Tho takes approx. 4
hours, to Cai Be approx. 2 hours. This is why on odd dates
we have to leave Saigon earlier than on even dates.
Day 1: Panorama Cruise
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in
Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board the
Mekong Eyes 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
In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided
leisurely stroll through the 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. The boat will anchor for the night. The day ends
with a delicious on-board dinner.
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. At 06.30
the Mekong 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
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.
The boat will stop at the pier at around 11.00 /
11.30 for the other passengers’ dismemberment and boarding.
During that time you are welcome to just stay on board or
discover the town, either by bicycle or on foot.
The Mekong Eyes now 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 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
The boat trip ends at around 11.00 - 11.30 on the
pier. After lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in
Our tours include
Road transfer from / to Saigon
Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
7 savory meals
Mineral water placed in your cabin
Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the
Drinks are not included in the price (except the
mineral water in your cabin).