Dragon Eyes Cruise (by Mekong Eyes Cruises)

Dragon Eyes Cruise
From~US$ 216
No. of cabin: 2      
Route: Classic Route
Highlights: The Dragon Eyes is a vacation paradise for couples, families or friends. Cruising on the vast waters and the small canals of the mighty Mekong river is a great way to discover the Mekong Delta. Starts in / Finishes in: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

The Dragon Eyes is a vacation paradise for couples, families or friends. Cruising on the vast waters and the small canals of the mighty Mekong river is a great way to discover the Mekong Delta.

Why not spend your romantic honeymoon on board? You can even charter the vessel and explore the Mekong river in exclusive privacy.

Technical specifications Dragon Eyes

Lenght: 25 m
Max beam: 4.5 m
1 indoor-lounge, sun deck, roofed outdoor restaurant and bar
Guest area: around 100 m2
Crew: 5 (Captain, sailor, chef, service staff, guide and cruise director)
2 electric generators
Modern safety equipment, heat and smoke detectors

Cabins: 02
1st cabin: 14 m2 with Double bed
2nd cabin: 16 m2 with Twin beds

Cruise boat design
The two sister boats Dragon Eyes I and Dragon Eyes II were built in the traditional style of the Mekong Delta river boats of An Giang Province. Their elegant, slender and shallow hulls enable the Dragon Eyes to cruise also the secondary side canals of the Mekong river which are too small for the larger cruisers to explore. There we find serene river front life that makes the Mekong Delta so unique.

At the same time the river cruise boats are big enough to provide you with ample space for relaxation and privacy. Each of the Dragon Eyes provides around 100 m2 for its guests. It’s like a floating hotel:

Two spacy private cabins (14 — 16 m2), providing a nicely designed bath room, a French balcony, sitting area, individual air conditioning, fans and fantastic Mekong river views through the panorama windows.

In the indoor panorama lounge you can watch the hustle and bustle of the Mekong Delta sitting in the cool and cosy front salon with air condition and large panorama windows and 270° views on the river.

On the sun deck on the top deck you can enjoy a sun bath while watching the scenery passing by. Indulge in the culinary specialities of Vietnam in the roofed outdoor restaurant or enjoy a sun-downer in your private bar on the top deck — all with fantastic river views.

Our crew of five will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta river cruise. Your captain and his deck hand are in charge of the technical details and the routing. An experienced chef and the service staff will take you on a culinary journey through Vietnam. Your personal guide and cruise director show you all the sights you need to see and will explain life and culture of the Mekong Delta. Our staff get regular safety trainings. They will do their best to fulfill the special requests of our customers to make their luxurious cruise unique.

The boats were built by local ship builders from following traditional designs. The cabins and the interior were build by Vietnamese master craftsmen. Most interiors and furnitures are built from exclusive tropical woods, where available with certification for sustainable forest plantation. All critical technical equipment like engine, navigation, rudder, air-conditioning, water purification or fire protection system are imported from Japan or Europe.

Additional services
Bicycle tours
The Dragon Eyes carry bicycles for our customers on board. You can stop on the way to explore small paths along the canals or on the river islands of the Mekong. A great way to discover the fascinating Mekong Delta life far away from the tourism track. Our sampan will pick you up at the end of the tour to bring you back to the Dragon Eyes. This is a perfect combination: a relaxing river cruise as well as active exploring of the Mekong Delta by bike.

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.

Additional Information
Shuttle Bus service: Pick up at 08.00 AM from your hotel in Saigon
Check-in: ~11.30 (timing might vary depending on itineraries)
Check-out: 11.00
(timing might vary depending on itineraries)
Guide on board: English Speaking

2-day Trip

Route: Saigon - Cai Be - Cai Rang - Can Tho All rates are quoted per person.

Tours start in Cai Be on even dates and in Can Tho on odd dates.

Day 1: Saigon- Cai Be- Can Tho
08.00  Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon (For tour that starts from Cai Be on even date, pickup time in Saigon is at 9am for those who use the shuttle service)
11.30  Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00  Panorama cruise and lunch on board
16.00  Guided land excursion – walk in orchards and small villages
17.00  Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck
19.00  Dinner on board, night on board

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Can Tho - Saigon
06.30  Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30
08.30  Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang or Cai Be floating market
For tours starting in Cai Be (only included for those pax using the shuttle service):
10.00  Return to the boat for the brunch
12.00  Departure to Saigon
~ 16.00  Arrival in Saigon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

For tours starting in Can Tho (only included for those pax using the shuttle service):
11.00  Bicycle ride on backroads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals, or sampan rowing in small canals
12.00  Lunch in the Ancient Anh Kiet House
13.30  Departure to Saigon
~ 16.00  Arrival in Saigon
Prices Include:
• Trip itinerary and routing as described in the itinerary
• English speaking tour guide
• Guided walk and side trips as mentioned in the itinerary
• Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Mineral water placed in your cabin on board
Entry fees, tax and service charge
Prices Exclude:
Beauty services and massage
• Beverages
• Tips and personal expenses
• All other services not mentioned above

Transportation services
Supplement for round trip transfers by shuttle bus Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be: VND869,000 (US$41)/ person;
For private round trip transfers Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho (Cai Be): VND1,680,000 (US$80)


Special Conditions for Children
One Child under 6 years old sharing a cabin with two adults is FOC; or
One child from 6 to 12 years sharing a cabin with two adults receives a 50 % discount.

3-day Trip

Route: Saigon - Cai Be/ Cai Rang - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh All rates are quoted per person.

Tours start in Cai Be on even dates and in Can Tho on odd dates
Route Phnom Penh – Chau Doc – Can Tho – Cai Be – Saigon can be organized, best to start from Phnom Penh on an even date
Day 1: Panorama Cruise  
08.00  Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon
11.30  Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00  Panorama cruise and lunch on board
16.00  Guided land excursion – walk in orchards and small villages
17.00  Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck
19.00  Dinner on board; night on board

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Cai Be/ Cai Rang – Chau Doc
06.30  Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30
08.30  Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang or Cai Be floating market
10.00  Brunch on board
12.00  Drive to Chau Doc (rental car with driver)
15.30  Arrival in Chau Doc, check in hotel
            Evening at free disposal
            Night in hotel in Chau Doc

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh  
07.00  Departure of speed boat to Phnom Penh.
~ 14.00  Arrival at Sisowath quay International Port Phnom Penh (arrival time may vary due to current and immigration formalities)

Meals:
Breakfast
Prices Include:
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 board
• Private transportation (car with driver) from Can Tho / Cai Be to Chau Doc
• Accommodation in double / twin room Victoria Hotel (Superior Room) or a regular hotel in Chau Doc
• Public speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
• Mineral water placed in your cabin on board and in hotel room
• Entry fees, tax and service charge
Prices Exclude:
• Beauty services and massage
• Beverages
• Tips and personal expenses
• All other services not mentioned above
• Dinner on day 2

Special Conditions for Children

• One Child under 6 years old sharing a cabin with two adults is FOC; or
• One child from 6 to 12 years sharing a cabin with two adults receives a 50 % discount.

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