Can Tho - Phnom Penh by Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

. Saigon - Can Tho - Cai Be - Sadec - Tan Chau Phnom Penh or vv

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Day 1/Thursday: Can Tho – Cai Be

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 anchors for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

Day2/Friday: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Cao Lanh

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 enjoy a rowing boat excursion through the hidden small canals of Tan Phong Islet on a sampan. We also visit some of the local candy or rice cake making production or boat through the green water landscape to see local villages, verdant orchards or rice paddies.
In the afternoon we arrive in the laid back town of Sa Dec for a city tour. There you can see the busy and colorful local market, enjoy a coffee on the nice riverside promenade or 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 traders’ 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.
In the late afternoon we return to the Mekong Explorer vessel and enjoy a sunset cruise with more fantastic photo opportunities from aboard.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

Day 3/Saturday: Cao Lanh – Tan Chau

The boat arrives Cao Lanh in the morning. After breakfast on the top deck, you can enjoy the the visit to Tan Thuan Dong Islet, which is famous for its orchards full of mangoes, longans, and ambarellas. It is totally off-the-beaten track and rarely visited by tourists. As the boat maneuvering through the scenic Cho Vam Canal, you are invited to a sunset cocktail party on the top deck, which also allows you to fully enjoy one of the most magnificent moments that Mekong river has to offer.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

Day4/Sunday: Tan Chau across the border to Phnom Penh in Cambodia

After breakfast the tour with Mekong Eyes Explorer ends. For the transfer to Phnom Penh you embark our speedboat for an exciting ride to Cambodia. You pass the first Cambodian style pagodas and a slowly changing landscape from the plains of the delta to a river landscape. A Mekong Eyes guide accompanies our passengers all the way to Phnom Penh to facilitate the immigration procedures into Cambodia and ensure your safe transfer from the jetty in Phnom Penh to your local hotel. Arrival in Phnom Penh around lunchtime.
The trip ends here. Please contact us if we can help you organize your tour to Angkor or any further trips. Of course we will also be happy to arrange your transfer to Ha Tien for connecting to Phu Quoc or an excursion to Chau Doc and its fascinating surroundings with Sam Mountain and the magic forest of Tra Su or back to Saigon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

Mekong Eyes Explorer - Travel Map

Travel Map by RV Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

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Day 1/Sunday: Phnom Penh – Tan Chau – Cao Lanh

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Phnom Penh and bring you to the jetty where our boat departs. An English speaking guide accompanies all our speed boats to ensure your comfort and well being on board and to support the immigration to Vietnam. Drinks and snacks area available on our comfortable speed boats.
Around 13h the speed boat arrives in Tan Chau and you board your river cruiser. After a refreshing welcome drink, we show you our on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Enjoy your lunch while the boat starts cruising through the branches and canals of the Mekong. Sit back on the sundeck or in our lounge and marvel the amazing sights – the lush vegetation and the diverse daily life of the people in the Mekong Delta. Round the day off with a Sunset Cocktail Party at the bar while the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape.

  • Meals: Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

Day 2/Monday: Cao Lanh – Cu Lao Gieng – Sa Dec

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.
We cruise towards the Island of Cu Lao Gieng. Located between Chau Doc and Sa Dec on the small island of Cu Lao Gieng, the monastery here was once an important convent. It could accommodate more than 1,000 people and included an orphanage, a school, a hospice and a leprosy centre. Today, Cu Lao Gieng is mainly a retreat for retired nuns. The large building is completely cut off from villages and located in the middle of fields and green jungle. You will be very surprised to see such an architectural impressive monastery in the middle of nowhere. If you have time you should take the opportunity to visit the Catholic monastery which was built on the island in 1875 by French nuns of Saint Paul de Chartres.
In the afternoon we cruise towards the charming city of Sa Dec. 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.
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 anchors for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

Day 3/Tuesday: Cai Be – Mang Thit / Tra On (optional disembarkation and transfer to Saigon)

After breakfast, we enjoy a rowing boat excursion through the hidden small canals of Tan Phong Islet on a sampan. We also visit some of the local candy or rice cake making production or boat through the green water landscape to see local villages, verdant orchards or rice paddies.
Later in the morning your can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong on a bicycle. 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

Day 4/Wednesday: Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon

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 markets. 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 Mekong Delta cruise ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. From there we provide you with a shuttle to your hotel in Saigon (Districts 1 and 3) where you arrive in the late afternoon..

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price/person

Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise

April - Sep (low season) Oct - Mar (high season)
US$/person Single surcharge US$/person Single surcharge
Standard US$490 US$220 US$550 US$255
Suite (US$/person) US$565 US$260 US$640 US$290
Extra Services Unit Rate
Shuttle bus Saigon - Jetty 1 US$40
Tan Chau - Phnom Penh Speedy boat 1 US$50
Private 4 seats car Saigon - Jetty 1 US$125
Private 7 or 16 seats van Saigon - Jetty 1 US$145

Important information

What's included ?

Price Includes

  • Accommodation on Mekong Eyes Explorer Cruise
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Port tax and services charge

Price Excludes

  • Transfers from/to the hotel (US$40)
  • Tan Chau - Phnom Penh or vv by Speedy boat (US$50)
  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa stamping fee
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Children Rates

  • FOC for 1 5-year old / 50% charge for 2nd child
  • Charge of 50% adult price for child from 6 - 12 years
  • Charge of 75% adult price for children from 5 to 11 year-old occupying own room
Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

Cancellation Policy

  • More than 30 days prior to check-in: 20% of total rates
  • From 15 to 29 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • From 03 to 14 days prior to check-in: 80% of total rates
  • Less than 03 days prior to check-in/No-Show: 100% of total rates

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