or vice versa from Saigon to Phnom Penh

Daily departures. 


3 day Tour — uneven dates 

Day 1: Phnom Penh to Chau Doc

Around 11:30 your journey will begin at your hotel in Phnom Penh and take you on a speed boat across the border of Vietnam. Around 16:30 the speed boat arrives in Chau Doc and you will be transfered to your hotel (Victoria Chau Doc Hotel Superior Room).

Meals: None

Day 2: Panoramic river cruise through the Mekong Delta

In the morning you travel by shuttel transfer to Cai Be. Around noon you board one of our ships and get familiar with your 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 enjoy the amazing sights — the lush vegetation and the diverse daily life of the people in the Mekong Delta. During your land excursion you stroll through lush orchards or rice fields. Look at how food is processed or watch how locals build their boats. Round the day off with a drink at the bar while the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Visit a floating market , transfer to Saigon

The ship takes off at sunrise, just when the Delta comes back to life. In Cai Rang you board a sampan and explore the vibrant tangle of a floating market (1) with its excessive abundance of tropical fruits and vegetables. You can take samples and haggle with the dealers over prices. On even dates, you will explore the small channels of the mekong delta around Cai Be with a small sampan or by foot.

The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets.

On even dates, you will have lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop. On odd dates, lunch is served in Vinh Long City.

Meals: B, L

4 day Tour — even Dates

Day 1: Phnom Penh to Chau Doc

Around 11:30 your journey will take you on a speed boat across the border of Vietnam. Around 16:30 the speed boat arrives in Chau Doc and you will be transfered to your hotel (Victoria Chau Doc Hotel Superior Room).

Meals : None

Day 2: Panoramic river cruise through the Mekong Delta

In the morning you travel by shuttel transfer to Can Tho. Around noon you board one of our ships and get familiar with your 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 enjoy the amazing sights — the lush vegetation and the diverse daily life of the people in the Mekong Delta. During your land excursion you stroll through lush orchards or rice fields. Look at how food is processed or watch how locals build their boats. Round the day off with a drink at the bar while the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: An exotic world of its own

After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river. In Cai Be will will explore the delta by foot or with a small sampan. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life. In the afternoon explore by bike or foot other parts of the Mekong-Delta. 

Meals: B, L

Day 4: Floating markets and transfer to 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. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. You 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 boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. Your lunch is served in Vinh Long City.

This tour is also available on our exclusive Dragon Eyes (2 cabins) and the private house boats Gecko Eyes (1 cabin).

Price per person in a double or twin cabin incl. Superior Room at the Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc:

Boat Tour Code Low season
(April — September)
Peak season
(October — March)

Mekong Eyes Classic CD-3-ME-Vic-PP-SGN

VND 9.855.000    

(US$ 438)

VND 10.890.000  

(US$ 484)

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CD-4-ME-Vic-PP-SGN

VND 12.847.500   

(US$ 571)

VND 14.386.500   

(US$ 639)

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Our tours include
  • Road transfer from Phnom Penh to Pier 
  • Accommodation in cosy 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) 
  • Public speed boat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc          
  • Transfer from the jetty to the hotel in Chau Doc
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin on your cruise boat and in hotel room
Exclusions
  • Visa fee for Vietnam is not inlcuded
  • private transfer to Saigon available
  • Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin/hotel room)
  • Dinner in Chau Doc on the first evening
  • Tips
  • Private transfers are included for Gecko Eyes passengers; for passengers on Dragon Eyes private transfers are available for US$ 45 per person.

Route and excursions may be subjects to changes without prior notice.

Details of the routes and tour activities are for reference only. Final confirmation will be sent upon booking. If you book through an agent, please contact your agent for the final confirmation of tour routes and activities.