Gecko Eyes

Discover the Mekong Delta your way!

Did you always dream of exploring the Mekong in an individual way? The Gecko Eyes houseboats are perfect for you. The fleet consists of two beautiful vessels that are perfect for two people, made for private tours — for couples and small families.

Visit the famous floating markets with the Gecko Eyes, travel through small canals along orchards and floating villages up to the boarder to Cambodia or down to the port cities of Ha Tien or Rach Gia.

Due to its shallow draft, the Gecko Eyes is able to glide through small tributaries and canals of the Mekong delta. The sailing area is from Cai Be, near Saigon, through the lovely colonial town of Sa Dec, along Can Tho with its famous floating markets to Long Xuyen an Chau Doc near the Cambodian border. Basically the Gecko Eyes has the whole Mekong delta region at its disposal, as the ships are self-sufficient for several days.

Our Private River Cruisers

Based on the traditional An Giang fishing boats we are offering you new luxurious houseboats for private tours through the Mekong delta. The vessels, built by local craftsmen, are made of local woods decorated with elegant carvings for a special touch.

To provide your safety and well-being, our staff on board (captain, sailor, chef, tour guide) is at your disposition.

The guest area (40 sqm) has a luxurious cabin (double or twin occupancy) with panorama windows, air-con, a private bathroom, a cosy open air lounge and a sun deck.

The staff area, with a well equipped kitchen, is at the back of the ship. This area is completely separated from the guest area by a lockable door to ensure your privacy.

Additional services (on request only):

Bicycle tours

There are always bikes on board for spontaneous trips on the river islands along the small canals. This is a great way to discover the fascinating Mekong Delta life off the beaten track. You can stop on the way to explore the small paths along the canals or the river islands.

Sampan rides

During your Mekong Delta river cruise, you can do side trips with our sampan to explore the small Mekong side canals — a unique perspective on life on the water and the scenery.

Cooking classes on board the cruise vessel

To learn the secrets of real Vietnamese cuisine, we give you the possibility to take cooking classes from our chef. You will also have the option to buy the fresh ingredients for your own meal direclty at the local floating markets.

Tours with the Gecko Eyes

Private 2-day Mekong Delta tour from Saigon

On this tour you will discover the sights of the Mekong Delta. We pick you up in Saigon and take you to the pier where you board the boat. Either way you have the chance to take land excursions and experience local handicraft production, colorful brick kilns, opulent orchards and peaceful villages.

Starting from $ 230 p.P.

Private 3-day tour to Phu Quoc

Experience the contrast of the exuberant Mekong Delta and the quiet of Phu Quoc. Relish 3 days on a classy river cruiser. You see colorful floating markets and lush fruit orchards. On the third day you continue to the beaches of Phu Quoc.
Starting from $ 579 p.P.

Technical specifications

  • Length: 19.8 m
  • Width: 4.3 m
  • Electric generator (220V)
  • Modern on-board waste-water treatment 
  • Modern safety equipment, heat, smoke detectors and fire fighting system

Safety & security

  • In-room life jackets
  • Regular safety trainings and safety drills for our onboard crew
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
  • Firefighting system in all ship areas
  • 24 hour watch on duty
  • Modern navigation technologies
For your safety and your well-being

An electrical generator provides an on-board electricity supply of 220V and a battery pack ensures a quiet night. Modern on-board waste-water treatment and solar hot water boilers reduce the environmental impact of our boats.
Modern safety equipment (heat and smoke detectors and fire fighting system) a total of six separate compartments and a regular emergency training of the staff ensures the safety of the guests.

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