Gecko Eyes 3 Days: Saigon - Chau Doc 3 Days

Gecko Eyes 3 Days: Saigon - Chau Doc
Highlights: Experience the Mekong on board the the Gecko Eyes, private houseboats for two or four people, made for tours on a high level — for couples, small families or a group of friends. Get up close to the vivacious every-day life on the Mekong river: the rice harvest on the verdant fields, river families living on boats, children splashing in the water. Local merchant boats will offer you an abundance of fresh fruits, and the floating markets in Can Tho and Cai Be will take your breath away with their teeming life, razzle-dazzle of aromas and orchestra of sounds.


Day 1: Cai Be - Sa Dec   

09.00  Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon (only included for those pax using the shuttle service)
11.30  Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00  Panorama cruise towards Xeo Quyt and lunch on board
14.00  Board a sampan for Xeo Quyt, the former Viet Cong base in a forest during the Vietnam war (rowing sampan and a walk)
17.00  Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck. Late afternoon visit to Sa Dec
19.00  Dinner on board, night on board near Sa Dec

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Sa Dec – Cho Moi   

08.00  Walk through morning market of Sa Dec for the ingredients for cooking class then a visit to a nearby Cao Dai pagoda
11.00  Return to the boat and cruise toward Cho Moi
13.00  Afternoon bicycling/walk on Cu Lao Gieng island with an old colonial time monastery inmidst fruit orchards
19.00  Dinner on board, night on board near Cho Moi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Chau Doc   

08.00  Cruise towards Chau Doc with lunch on board
11.00  Side trip (optional) to Tra Su or floating fish farm/Cham village. Trip ends

• For side trip to Tra Su, a sur-charge of $80 for the car is applied

Meals: Breakfast

Option 1: return by rental car with driver to Saigon
Option 2: overnight at a hotel in Chau Doc (Free afternoon and evening in Chau Doc)
Option 3: 7h30 next day take speed boat to Phnom Penh

Prices & Inclusions

Price is from~US$ 589 per person
All rates are quoted per person for private boat.

The itinerary below is for the tour which starts from Cai Be. For those starting from Can Tho, the tour program does not include the visit to Sa Dec.
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): VND3,150,000 (US$150)/ 4 seater car; VND3,324,000 (US$158)/ 7 seater car, VND3,552,000 (US$169)/ 16 seater car.  

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.