Dragon Eyes Cruise

Grade: Dragon Eyes Cruise
Duration: 2 days / 1 night From Price: $0
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Dragon Eyes Cruise comprise two sister vessel named Dragon Eyes I and Dragon Eyes II. The two were designed in the traditional style of the Mekong Delta river boats and built by local skilled ...
Overview
Dragon Eyes Cruise comprise two sister vessel named Dragon Eyes I and Dragon Eyes II. The two were designed in the traditional style of the Mekong Delta river boats and built by local skilled craftsmen. Each cruise consists of two spacious private cabins, a restaurant & bar that is proper for small group, family or couple on honeymoon. On Dragon Eyes, tourists will experience the luxurious beauty of the ship and best services of exploring Mekong River.

Good for :
For couples, families or friends

Some hightlight information of Dragon Eyes Cruise
On Dragon Eyes, tourists can have great time dining at the restaurant and relaxing at the panorama lounge or on the sundeck. Moreover, you can join many fun activities such as Bicycle tours and sampan rides; cooking lesson;

Tai Chi and yoga classes on the
Panorama lounge & the sundeck
Panorama lounge is decorated with comfortable salons, air-conditioner and large glass windows. It allows tourists to sit and have extensive views to the wonderful setting of Mekong Delta. Besides, the sundeck is also favored due to its fresh atmosphere and panoramic views on the river. Here, tourists can have sunbathing at the morning and enjoy a sundowner from the private bar at sunset in the late afternoon.

Bicycle tours & Sampan rides
Bicycle tours and sampan rides are additional activities during the journey on Dragon Eyes River Cruise. A bicycle tour will bring tourists closer to the daily life in the villages along Mekong River. When riding on the small ways, you can enjoy peaceful scene of the countryside here with green rice fields, the canals and friendly residents. To visit Cai Be and Cai Rang floating markets as well as explore the canal system of Mekong Delta, you will embank a sampan ride. By this way, you can see many fascinating landscapes that can’t be seen when travel by cruise.

Cooking lesson
In the cooking lesson, our professional chef is always glad to show you how to use the ingredients and create a traditional dish. You will also have a good chance to know more about Vietnamese cuisine, especially culinary secrets which may useful for you at cooking and make a dish by yourself.
Cabin & Facilities
Dragon Eyes Cabin
Number of Cabins : 2 cabins
Bed Type              : Double bed
Area                     : 16 M2
Facilities              : A nicely designed bath room, a French balcony, sitting area, individual air conditioning, fans and fantastic Mekong river views through the panorama windows.
Sadec-Caibe 2ds
Cruise length : 2 Days
Cruise Ports   : Saigon-> Sa Dec-> Cai Be
Good for         : For couples, families or friends

Hightlight:
  • Enjoy the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
  • Join a city tour in Sa Dec with local market and flower gardens.
  • Have a guided walk around Cai Be, a beautiful Mekong Delta town with fruit orchards, a French church and many local handicrafts.
  • Explore Cai Be floating market and some small canals with the sampan.
DAY 1 : River Cruise to Sa Dec and visit of the flower gardens
Activities : Enjoy the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people; have a city tour in Sa Dec with local market and flower gardens.
Meals      : Lunch, Dinner
We pick you up at your hotel in Saigon (district 1 and parts of district 3) and bring you to the pier in Cai Be (approx. 2 hours drive) where you board the Dragon Eyes cruiser. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served on the top deck, the boat starts cruising. Sit back on the sun deck or in our air-conditioned lounge and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.
After lunch we arrive in charming Sa Dec for a city tour. There you can see the busy and colorful local market, enjoy a coffee on the nice riverside promenade and visit a nearby flower village with orchards. The charming town still has a lot of colonial architecture, in particular the old market, the church and many old villas and trader’s houses. We visit one of them, a beautifully renovated traditional house of a Chinese trader’s family. This sumptuous building belonged to the main character of the novel „The Lover“ and indeed to the lover of Marguerite Duras (see below).
In the late afternoon we return to the Dragon Eyes vessel and enjoy a sunset cruise with more fantastic photo opportunities from aboard. If time allows there is a chance for a brief stop at a brick kiln or short bicycle ride before dinner is served on board and we moor for the night. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.

DAY 2 : Cruise to Cai Be and visit of the floating market
Activities : Have a sampan ride to Cai Be floating market; go for a guided walk around Cai Be town; explore some small canals with the sampan.
Meal : Brunch
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 Dragon 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 breakfast.
After the tasty breakfast, we board a sampan boat to Cai Be floating market. 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. Please note that time does not stand still in Vietnam — modern forms of trading are pushing back the more traditional forms of trading; this also affects Cai Be floating market which is currently getting smaller and smaller.
After the floating market you have the opportunity to go for a guided walk around Cai Be, a beautiful Mekong Delta town with fruit orchards a French church and many local handicrafts. You can also opt for a bicycle ride on backroads to a small village along the Mekong canals. Or you can explore some small canals with the sampan before lunch.
Lunch is served at the famous Ancient House; traditionally build in wood and recently carefully renovated with the support of Japanese specialists.
In the afternoon we take you back to your hotel in Saigon.

What's included
  • Road transfer from / to Saigon
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins on the
  • Dragon Eyes 4 savoury meals
  • English speaking guide on the Dragon Eyes (other languages available on request)
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • All entry fees
What's not included
  • Beauty services and massage
  • Beverages Tips and personal expenses
  • All other services not mentioned above
Saigon - Chaudoc 3days
Itinerary: Cruise from Saigon to Chau Doc
Cruise length : 3 Days
Cruise Ports   : Saigon-> Long Xuyen-> Chau Doc
Good for         : For couples, families or friends

Hightlight:
  • Enjoy charming landscape along Mekong River’s banks and the mysterious beauty of Mekong River by night.
  • Experience the bustling daily life of the locals at Cai Be floating market.
  • Explore peaceful villages, fruit orchards, and rice fields. Particularly, tourists will have chance to taste fresh fruits and local specialties.
  • Visit the bird sanctuary Ban Lang in Long Xuyen, a floating fish farm, and a Cham village.
DAY 1 : Panorama river cruise
Activities : Visit local villages, fruit orchards and rice fields, enjoy stunning sunset on Mekong River.
Meal        : Lunch, Dinner
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
Activities : Vsit the famous floating market of Cai Rang and the bird sanctuary Ban Lang in Long Xuyen.
Meals      : Brunch, Dinner
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 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 towards Cambodia
Activities : Visit a floating fish farm and a Cham village.
Meals      : Brunch
The Dragon Eyes 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.

What's included
  • Road transfer from Saigon
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins on the
  • Dragon Eyes or Gecko Eyes 7 savoury meals on board
  • English speaking guide on the Dragon Eyes or Gecko Eyes (other languages available on request)
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • All entry fees Side trips and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
 What's not included
  • Beauty services and massage
  • Beverages Tips and personal expenses 
  • All other services not mentioned above

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