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Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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Among superior cruises in Mekong River, Gecko Eyes Cruise, is always a good choice for you with reasonable price, good services, and different itineraries. With Gecko Eyes Cruise, you will experience an individual cruise in Mekong River.

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Have you ever expected to experience a Mekong cruise in an individual way? If the answer is yes, Gecko Eyes Cruise is your top choice with reasonable price but advanced services. Gecko Eyes Cruise is defined as a private charter cruise and one among Mekong River superior cruises. The cruise was built by local craftsmen following traditional An Giang fishing boats. Being operated since 2012 with dimensions of 19.8 meter long and 4.3 meter wide, Gecko Eyes has only one cabin with the limited number of people to ensure that you have the most private space. Each itinerary has exciting excursions and thrilling activities to maximize your enjoyment during the cruise. With Gecko Eyes Cruise, you can realize your desires about a private Mekong River cruise to explore natural beauty and daily life of its residents.

 

Being defined as one of private cruises in Mekong River, thereby, Gecko Eyes Cruise has only one luxurious cabin (double or twin occupancy) with total area of 40 m2. The cabin has a French balcony, air-conditioning, a private bathroom, a panorama lounge with French balcony, and a sun deck at the bow. Besides, salon can be changed into an additional bedrooms with two beds.

 

Services

Choosing Gecko Eyes Cruise as your companion in Mekong River, you will be served the following basic and general services:

 

  • 24-hour security
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • IDD at reception
  • Observatory
  • Doctor on call
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Rowing boat
  • Theme cruise
  • Baby cot
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Cabin service (snack meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Newspaper & magazines

 

Activities

In terms of activities, passengers can take part in many thrilling excursions and interesting activities such as cooking classes, fishing, Tai Chi, movie nights, wooden games, sampan rides, Tai Chi, Yoga, massage services, etc. To know which activities and programs you will attend in during cruising, please look at itinerary for your reference.

 

2-day Mekong Delta River Cruise to the Floating Markets of Cai Be and Cai Rang

 

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise (including lunch and dinner)

Passengers will get on the vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, you can take a visit to see on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Lunch will be served whilst the vessel starts cruising. You can both savor delicious foods and admire daily life of Mekong inhabitants.

In the afternoon, getting off the cruise for a guided stroll through a village and surrounding orchards and rice fields, you can meet and talk with residents. Do not forget to try local produce and fruits. Board the Gecko Eyes Cruise again, let’s enjoy a drink at bar and relax on the sun deck for observing breathtaking sunset on Mekong River. The day will ends with gourmet dinner. Then, enjoy your overnight on the “floating hotel” on the river.

 

Day 2: Cai Rang/ Cai Be Floating Market (including breakfast and lunch)

Around 6.30 am, Gecko Eyes will set off for a sunrise cruise. Meanwhile, you can savor your early breakfast while admiring daily activities of Mekong people such as drying exotic fruits and making building ships on wooden yards. Later, you will be transferred to a sampan to travel to Cai Be or Cai Rang Floating Market, the most boisterous and colorful markets, where abundance of exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and skillful handcrafted product are sold. Besides, the sampan will take you to visit local houses, verdant orchards, and ship-building yards. After enjoying your brunch on board (Can Tho) or lunch at Mekong Rest Stop near My Tho, Gecko Eyes will bring you back to your hotel in Saigon.

 

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Low season (April — September)

Peak season (October — March)

US$ 398

US$ 498

 

Note:

Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Road transfer from / to Saigon
  • Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins
  • 4 meals
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Private transfer on Gecko Eyes

 

2-day tour between Saigon and Phu Quoc

 

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise (including lunch and dinner)

Passengers will get on the vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, you can take a visit to see on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Lunch will be served whilst the vessel starts cruising. You can both savor delicious foods and admire daily life of Mekong inhabitants.

In this first day, Gecko Eyes Cruise will bring you to visit Xeo Quyt Forest, which was the headquarters of local partisans during Vietnam wars. In rainy seasons when the water is at the high level, you can discover the labyrinth by rowing sampan. In addition, the cruise also will take you to visit a small but charming town of Sa Dec.

Board the Gecko Eyes Cruise again, let’s enjoy a drink at bar and relax on the sun deck for observing breathtaking sunset on Mekong River. The day will end with gourmet dinner. Then, enjoy your overnight on the “floating hotel” on the river.

 

Day 2: Floating market and travel to Phu Quoc (including breakfast and lunch)

Around 6.30 am, Gecko Eyes will set off for a sunrise cruise. Meanwhile, you can savor your early breakfast while admiring daily activities of Mekong people such as drying exotic fruits and making building ships on wooden yards. Later, you will be transferred to a sampan to travel to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the most boisterous and colorful markets, where abundance of exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and skillful handcrafted product are sold. Then, you will be transferred by car to the waterfront town of Rach Gia and to the pier for the ferry to Phu Quoc. Lunch box will be served on the way.

 

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Low season (April – September)

Peak Season (October – March)

US$ 479

US$ 569

 

Note:

Exclusions

Inclusions

Road transfer from Saigon (Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins

English speaking guide aboard the cruise boat and on side trips

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Mineral water placed in your cabin

Side trips as mentioned in the itinerary

Transfer by car (with driver) to Rach Gia and ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc; for the direction Phu Quoc — Saigon, shuttle transfer from Rach Gia to the departure point of cruise vessel 

Drinks

Tips

Private transfer on Gecko Eyes

 

2-day tour between Sa Dec and Cai Be with the luxurious Gecko Eyes

 

Day 1: River Cruise to Sa Dec and visit the flower gardens

(Including lunch and dinner)

You will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to the pier in Cai Be. After a refreshing welcome dinner, the crew will show you on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Then, you can both enjoy your lunch at the top deck and admire the fantastic sceneries of Mekong River.

In the afternoon, the cruise will arrive in Sa Dec, where you can make a city tour around this charming town. Until now, Sa Dec still remains its ancient beauty with many colonial architecture, old markets and churches, old villas, and trader’s houses. In the town, you can visit colorful and crowded local market, sip a coffee on a promenade, and visit nearby flower village. Besides, among many ancient and charming buildings, you will have a wonderful opportunity to visit the most famous one, which belonged to the main character of the novel “The Lovers” written by Marguerite Duras.

In the late afternoon, you will return to Gecko Eyes Cruise and enjoy the beautiful sunset. If time allows, you will have a short stop at a brick kiln or take a short ride before dinner will be served onboard. After the dinner, enjoy your night on Mekong River.

 

Day 2: Cruise to Cai Be and visit the floating market

(Including breakfast and lunch)

Around 6.30 am, Gecko Eyes will set off for a sunrise cruise. Meanwhile, you can savor your early breakfast while admiring daily activities of Mekong people such as drying exotic fruits and making building ships on wooden yards. Later, you will be transferred to a sampan to travel to Cai Be floating market, the most boisterous and colorful markets, where abundance of exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and skillful handcrafted product are sold. After visiting its floating market, you will attend in a guided walk around Cai Be Town, a very beautiful town with many fruit orchards, a French church, and many local handicrafts. Later, there are two options for you. You can opt for a bike tour to a small village running along Mekong canals. Or you can go sightseeing in small canals by local sampan. The choice is really yours. Afterwards, you can savor lunch at a famous ancient house which was traditional built in wood. Recently, this house is carefully renovated with the support of Japanese specialists. After lunch or brunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi. Trip ends.

 

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Low season (April – September)

Peak Season (October – March)

US$ 398

US$ 498

 

Note:

Exclusions

Inclusions

 Private road transfer from / to Saigon

Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins on the Gecko Eyes

4 meals

English speaking guide onboard (other languages available on request)

Mineral water placed in your cabin

All entry fees

Side trips and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Drinks

Tips

Private transfer on Gecko Eyes

 

3-day tour to the floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be

 

Day 1: River Cruise to Sa Dec and visit the flower gardens

(Including lunch and dinner)

You will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to the pier in Cai Be. After a refreshing welcome dinner, the crew will show you on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Then, you can both enjoy your lunch at the top deck and admire the fantastic sceneries of Mekong River.

In the afternoon, the cruise will arrive in Sa Dec, where you can make a city tour around this charming town. Until now, Sa Dec still remains its ancient beauty with many colonial architecture, old markets and churches, old villas, and trader’s houses. In the town, you can visit colorful and crowded local market, sip a coffee on a promenade, and visit nearby flower village. Besides, among many ancient and charming buildings, you will have a wonderful opportunity to visit the most famous one, which belonged to the main character of the novel “The Lovers” written by Marguerite Duras.

In the late afternoon, you will return to Gecko Eyes Cruise and enjoy the beautiful sunset. If time allows, you will have a short stop at a brick kiln or take a short ride before dinner will be served onboard. After the dinner, enjoy your night on Mekong River.

 

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Around 6.30 am, Gecko Eyes will set off for a sunrise cruise. Meanwhile, you can savor your early breakfast while admiring daily activities of Mekong people such as drying exotic fruits and making building ships on wooden yards. Later, you will have a chance to visit a morning market in Sa Dec. If you prefer, you can go shopping with Gecko’s chefs and take part in cooking lesson on board. As the cruise resumes its journey, it will sail through small channels towards Can Tho (Cai Be). In the afternoon, you can opt for a land excursion by bicycle or on foot and have a visit to small village, take a stroll through orchards or attend in a cooking class.

 

Day 3: An exotic world of its own (including breakfast and lunch)

After breakfast, Gecko Eyes will start early on Mekong River to bring you to a floating market. Do not forget to take beautiful photographs to keep this wonderful moments. Board on sampan, you will experience a thrilling visit to lush rural sceneries and fertile fields. Then, you will return to the cruise for packing up. Before being transferred back to Saigon, Gecko Eyes will cater you a brunch onboard or a lunch at Mekong Rest Stop.

 

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Low season (April – September)

Peak Season (October – March)

US$ 659

US$ 789

 

Note:

Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Road transfer from / to Saigon
  • Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins
  • 7 meals
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Private transfer on Gecko Eyes

 

3-day tour between Saigon and Phnom Penh

 

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise (including lunch and dinner)

Passengers will get on the vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, you can take a visit to see on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Lunch will be served whilst the vessel starts cruising. You can both savor delicious foods and admire daily life of Mekong inhabitants.

In the afternoon, getting off the cruise for a guided stroll through a village and surrounding orchards and rice fields, you can meet and talk with residents. Do not forget to try local produce and fruits. Board the Gecko Eyes Cruise again, let’s enjoy a drink at bar and relax on the sun deck for observing breathtaking sunset on Mekong River. The day will ends with gourmet dinner. Then, enjoy your overnight on the “floating hotel” on the river.

 

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets (including breakfast and lunch)

Around 6.30 am, Gecko Eyes will set off for a sunrise cruise. Meanwhile, you can savor your early breakfast while admiring daily activities of Mekong people such as drying exotic fruits and making building ships on wooden yards. Later, you will be transferred to a sampan to travel to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the most boisterous and colorful markets, where abundance of exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and skillful handcrafted product are sold. Besides, the sampan will take you to visit local houses, verdant orchards, and ship-building yards.

You will disembark around 11.00 – 11.30 am on the pier and enjoy lunch in Anh Kiet Ancient House or brunch onboard. Then, Gecko Eye’s shuttle bus or car will take you to Chau Doc. Depending on your budget, you can stay in famous colonial-style Victoria hotel or a family managed 2-star hotel.

 

Day 3: Across border towards Cambodia (including breakfast)

In the last day, you will move to a speed boat for a thrilling ride to Phnom Penh – your starting point to explore Cambodia and its famous Angkor Wat temples. Your trip ends here. Please contact Gecko Eyes Cruise if you want to have a tour around Angkor or any further trips.

 

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Low season (April – September)

Peak Season (October – March)

US$ 549

US$ 659

 

Note:

Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Private transfer
  • Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins
  • Guided walk and side trip on sampan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide on the cruise boat and side trips
  • Shuttle service from Can Tho / Cai Be to Chau Doc
  • Hotel in Chau Doc (Victoria Hotel superior room or double room in 2-star hotel)
  • Public speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh         
  • Transfer from the hotel in Chau Doc to the jetty for the public speed boat
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin on your cruise boat and in hotel room
  • Visa fee for Cambodia (you can get a visa for Cambodia at the border crossing where the speed boat stops for immigration; for this you need to bring 35 USD and a passport photograph)
  • Private transfer from Saigon available
  • Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin/hotel room)
  • Dinner in Chau Doc on the second evening
  • Tips
  •  

 

3-day tour between Saigon and Phu Quoc

 

Day 1: River Cruise to Sa Dec and visit the flower gardens

(Including lunch and dinner)

You will be picked up at your hotel in Saigon and transferred to the pier in Cai Be. After a refreshing welcome dinner, the crew will show you on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Then, you can both enjoy your lunch at the top deck and admire the fantastic sceneries of Mekong River.

In the afternoon, the cruise will arrive in Sa Dec, where you can make a city tour around this charming town. Until now, Sa Dec still remains its ancient beauty with many colonial architecture, old markets and churches, old villas, and trader’s houses. In the town, you can visit colorful and crowded local market, sip a coffee on a promenade, and visit nearby flower village. Besides, among many ancient and charming buildings, you will have a wonderful opportunity to visit the most famous one, which belonged to the main character of the novel “The Lovers” written by Marguerite Duras.

In the late afternoon, you will return to Gecko Eyes Cruise and enjoy the beautiful sunset. If time allows, you will have a short stop at a brick kiln or take a short ride before dinner will be served onboard. After the dinner, enjoy your night on Mekong River.

 

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Around 6.30 am, Gecko Eyes will set off for a sunrise cruise. Meanwhile, you can savor your early breakfast while admiring daily activities of Mekong people such as drying exotic fruits and making building ships on wooden yards. Later, you will have a chance to visit a morning market in Sa Dec. If you prefer, you can go shopping with Gecko’s chefs and take part in cooking lesson on board. As the cruise resumes its journey, it will sail through small channels towards Can Tho (Cai Be). In the afternoon, you can opt for a land excursion by bicycle or on foot and have a visit to small village, take a stroll through orchards or attend in a cooking class.

 

Day 3: Cai Rang Gloating market and Transfer to Phu Quoc (including breakfast and lunch)

In this day, Gecko Eyes Cruise will take you to Cai Rang floating market where a plenty of tropical fruits and vegetables are traded. After an excursion in Cai Rang floating market, a car will bring you to water front of Rach Gia and to the pier for the ferry to Phu Quoc. Lunch box will served en route.

 

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Low season (April – September)

Peak season (October – March)

US$ 709

US$ 864

 

Note:

Inclusions

Exclusions

Private transfer

Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins

Mineral water placed in your cabin

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Guided side trips as mentioned in the itinerary

English speaking guide on the cruise vessel and side trips

Private transportation (car with driver) to Rach Gia and ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc  for the direction Phu Quoc — Saigon, shuttle transfer from Rach Gia to the departure point of cruise vessel

Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin)

Tips

 

 

Exclusive 4-day cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh

 

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise (including lunch and dinner)

Passengers will get on the vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, you can take a visit to see on-board facilities and your cozy cabin. Lunch will be served whilst the vessel starts cruising. You can both savor delicious foods and admire daily life of Mekong inhabitants.

In the afternoon, getting off the cruise for a guided stroll through a village and surrounding orchards and rice fields, you can meet and talk with residents. Do not forget to try local produce and fruits. Board the Gecko Eyes Cruise again, let’s enjoy a drink at bar and relax on the sun deck for observing breathtaking sunset on Mekong River. The day will ends with gourmet dinner. Then, enjoy your overnight on the “floating hotel” on the river.

 

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Around 6.30 am, Gecko Eyes will set off for a sunrise cruise. Meanwhile, you can savor your early breakfast while admiring daily activities of Mekong people such as drying exotic fruits and making building ships on wooden yards. Later, you will be transferred to a sampan to travel to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the most boisterous and colorful markets, where abundance of exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, and skillful handcrafted product are sold . The choice is really yours. Besides, the sampan will take you to visit local houses, verdant orchards, local candy and cake making factories, and ship-building yards. Afterwards, why not discovering some small back roads by cycling. It will be a very fun moment.

Whilst you are enjoying your lunch, Gecko Eyes will sail towards Long Xuyen, where you can see many fish farms and floating houses. This place is the center of local Hoa Hao, which is considered as a religion based on Buddhism. In the afternoon, depending to season and weather, the vessel will take you to Ban Lang – a bird sanctuary or a handicraft village or mushroom farm.

 

Day 3: Cruise to Chau Doc (including breakfast and lunch)

In the early morning, Gecko Eyes will cruise to Chau Doc. After savoring breakfast on the top deck, you can visit a floating farm and charm village. The Mekong River cruise will end after serving you a delicious lunch. You will be transferred to hotel in the rest time of day.

 

Day 4: Across the border into Cambodia (including breakfast)

In the last day, you will move to a speed boat for a thrilling ride to Phnom Penh – your starting point to explore Cambodia and its famous Angkor Wat temples. Your trip ends here. Please contact Gecko Eyes Cruise if you want to have a tour around Angkor or any further trips.

 

Price per person in a double or twin cabin:

Low season (April – September)

Peak Season (October – March)

US$ 779

US$ 956

 

Note:

Inclusions

Exclusions

Road transfer from Saigon

Accommodation in cozy double or twin bedded cabins on the Gecko Eyes

7 meals on board

English speaking guide on the Gecko Eyes (other languages available on request)

Mineral water placed in your cabin

hotel accommodation including breakfast (Victoria Chau Doc Hotel, superior room)

Speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

All entry fees

Side trips and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Visa fee for Cambodia (you can get a visa for Cambodia at the border crossing where the speed boat stops for immigration; for this you need to bring 35 USD and a passport photograph)

Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin/hotel room)

 

 

Check-in/Check-out

The check-in and check-out time is often at noon. Due to there are different itineraries, the check-in and check-out time will change a little bit. Thereby, you are highly recommended for asking exact information when booking.

In terms of cancellation and children policy, please take a look at below tables for your reference. Please be reminded that the policy can be changed any time. This is reference information:

 

Children policy

 

Child under 2 years old

Free of charge

Child 2- 12 years old

75% adult price

Child over 12 years old

100% adult rate

 

Note: Maximum one child is allowed to stay in the same cabin with 2 adults

 

Cancellation

With regard to cancellation policy, similar other Mekong River cruises, Gecko Eyes Cruises always highly recommends that you should inform the cancellation as soon as possible. Below are policy of Gecko Eyes Cruise.

 

15 days before departure

10% of total rates

From 7 to 14 days before departure

50% of total rates

From 3 to 6 days before departure

75% of total rates

Under 3 days before departure

100% of total rates

 

Cards accepted

Passengers can transfer payment to Gecko Eyes Cruise by bank transfer, PayPal, or credit card (Visa, Master Card …)

 

How safe is your boat?

To ensure the safety and security of passengers onboard:

-           All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards

-           Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas

-           Firefighting system in all ship areas

-           Expert marine superintendent

-           24 hours watch on duty

 

What should to bring?

-           Passport with valid visa

-           Some cash in VND/ USD for personal expenses

-           Wide brim hat

-           Sunblock or insect repellent

-           Sports shoes & swimming suite

-           Warm clothes (in winter)

-           Learning tools, cakes, and candy (if tourists accompany with children)

 

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