• Itinerary

DAY 1: SAIGON – CAI BE (OR CAN THO) (B/L/D)

08:00 You will be will pick up you at your hotel to depart to Cai Be.
(note: No private tour guide).
You board on the Mekong Eyes around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, we will 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 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. Overnight on Mekong Eyes boat. 

Note:

–  Mekong Eyes goes from Can Tho to Cai Be (on odd dates, 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Can Tho (on even dates, 2, 4, 6, 8 etc…)

–  On odd date pick up time in Ho Chi Minh City is 07:00. On even date pick up time in Ho Chi Minh City is 08:00.

–  The road trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes approx. 4 hours, to Cai Be approx. 2 hours. This is why on odd dates we have to leave Ho Chi Minh City earlier than on even dates.

DAY 2: CAI RANG (OR CAI BE FLOATING MARKET) – SAIGON (B/L/-)

After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang (or Cai Be) floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. 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.
The boat trip ends at around 11.00 – 11.30 on the pier. After lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.