Boat tour from Saigon to Con Dao Archipelago

2-day Tour Mekong Delta Tour from Saigon to Con Dao

We pick you up at your hotel in Saigon (district 1 and parts of district 3) and will take you back there after your cruise. The drive to Cai Be takes about 2 hours.

You board your comfortable river cruiser in Cai Be. After a refreshing welcome drink we 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 Delta people. 

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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 on your compfortable river cruiser. 

On day 2 you 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 and check out, we  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, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants.

After the excursion to the market it is time to start the journey to Con Dao. From Can Tho we travel by road (approx. 2h) to Tran De a small port town at the mouth of the Mekong into the ocean and the gateway to Con Dao. You board the speed boat to Con Dao (travel time 2h30). After arrival in Con Dao a shuttle to the centre of Con Dao is available free of charge. For other drop-off locations we will advice you upon booking / inquiry.  

Meals day 1: lunch, dinner; day 2: breakfast, lunch box

N. B.: 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.

This tour is available on all even dates (e.g. Sept. 2, 4, 10 etc.) on Mekong Eyes Classic, every Tuesday on Mekong Eyes Explorer and daily on our Gecko Eyes and Dragon Eyes Cruisers.

Price per person in a double or twin cabin starting at:
Boat Tour code Low season
(April — September)
Peak season
(October — March)

Mekong Eyes Classic CDao-2-ME VND 7.167.500

 (US$ 305)

VND 7.919.500

(US$ 337)

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3-day Tour Mekong Delta Tour

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. 

On this tour you have more time to discover the sights of the Mekong Delta and enjoy the life on the river. You visit the famous floating market of Cai Rang. On several land excursions you have the chance to experience local handicraft production, colorful brick kilns, opulent orchards and peaceful villages. Take an excursion with a small rowing Sampan or a short bike trip to explore the small side canals of the mighty Mekong river.

This Mekong Delta river cruise is available with the wooden cruise vessels Mekong Eyes (14 cabins). 

Our 3-day tours leave from Can Tho (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.). If you are staying in Saigon, we will pick you up at your hotel (district 1 and parts of district 3). 

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The itinerary

Day 1: Panorama River Cruise 

In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho. You board your wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we 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 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: L, D

Day 2: Life on the water and floating markets

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 market. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. 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.

Later in the morning your can boat through the green water landscape on a little rowing sampan to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle.

The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: An exotic world of its own

On day 3 you 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 and check out, we  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, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. 

After the excursion to the market it is time to start the journey to Con Dao. From Can Tho we travel by road (approx. 2h) to Tran De a small port town at the mouth of the Mekong into the ocean and the gateway to Con Dao. You board the speed boat to Con Dao (travel time 2h30). After arrival in Con Dao a shuttle to the centre of Con Dao is available free of charge. For other drop-off locations we will advice you upon booking / inquiry.   

Meals: B, Lunchbox

Please note that the above programme is for tour starts on even dates.  

Price per person in a double or twin cabin starting at:

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

Mekong Eyes Classic CDao-3-ME VND 10.128.500

(US$ 431)

VND 11.609.000
(US$ 494)
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Our tours include

  • Road transfer from Saigon
  • Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins 
  • Meals as indicated in itineraries
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin
  • Side trips on sampans as mentioned in the itineraries
  • Transfer by road and speed boat to Con Dao
  • Shuttle from the jetty to the centre of Con Dao

Drinks are not included in the price (except the mineral water in your cabin and tea/coffee).
Route and excursions may be subjects to changes without prior notice.

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