Gecko Eyes Cruise

9/150 KDC No. 9, Road 30/4, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho, Viet Nam.
Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax
Did you always dream of exploring the Mekong in an individual way? The new Gecko Eyes houseboats will be perfect for you, the first of the houseboats is under construction and ready for first guests in April. The Gecko Eyes are private houseboats for two or four people, made for tours on a high level — for couples, small families or a group of friends.
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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Numer of Cabins: 1
Operated by: Mekong Eyes

Cabin & Rates

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Private Gecko Eyes

14.0 m2
Queen bed
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Price Includes

  • Trip itinerary and routing as described in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Guided walk and side trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation: 01nigh on Gecko Eye Cruise
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Mineral water placed in your cabin on board
  • Entry fees, tax and service charge

Price Excludes

  • Transfer from/to Hotel in Saigon. (book in next step)
  • Beauty services and massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • All other services not mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • 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

Children Policy

  • Maximum one Child under 5 years old sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults is FOC
  • One child from 5 to 12 years sharing a cabin with two adults receives a 50 % discount.
  • If there is 02 infant stay with parent in 01 Cabin, there will be charge 50% as an adult.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Panorama River Cruise
In the morning we take you from Hotel in Saigon to Can Tho or Cai Be (NOT INCLUDED in cabin price).

You board your comfortable 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: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Gecko Eyes Cruise
Day 2 Day 2: Cai Rang / Cai Be Floating Market
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 Be Floating Market or 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. 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.

In the afternoon after brunch / lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Saigon.

End hotel around 3:30 PM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Services

  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Shutte bus round trip from and to Saigon
  • Check-in: At noon
  • Check-out: At noon
  • Guide: Free English speaking guide on board

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage
  • Tai Chi
  • Wooden games

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Wedding ceremony

2 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Gecko Eyes Cruise

Good

7.4

Based on 2 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Cruise quality
    7
  • Food/Drink
    8
  • Cabin quality
    7
  • Staff quality
    7
  • Activity
    8
Score breakdown
  • Excellent 0
  • Very good 0
  • Good 2
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Traveler type
  • Mature couples 2
  • Solo travellers 0
  • Family with children 0
  • Groups of friends 0
  • Young couples 0
7.4

Mr.Bill Murray

Young Harris, United States

13 January, 2014

The ship Gecko Eyes II is lovely, the chef offered far more food than we could eat, it was well-presented, the cabin crew and guide were all unfailingly nice and engaging

There is only one thing that keeps me from giving perfect marks across the board, and it's a function of the Gecko Eyes company, not Best Price Vietnam. When we left the ship in the morning for an excursion on a smaller boat, our guide asked us to be ready to leave our cabin so that they could prepare… More

7.4

Mr.Bill Murray

Young Harris, United States

13 January, 2014

The ship Gecko Eyes II is lovely, the chef offered far more food than we could eat, it was well-presented, the cabin crew and guide were all unfailingly nice and engaging

There is only one thing that keeps me from giving perfect marks across the board, and it's a function of the Gecko Eyes company, not Best Price Vietnam. When we left the ship in the morning for an excursion on a smaller boat, our guide asked us to be ready to leave our cabin so that they could prepare… More

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