The Dragon Eyes cruises were built in the traditional style of the Mekong Delta river boats. Their elegant, slender and shallow hulls enable the Dragon Eyes to cruise also the secondary side canals of the Mekong river which are too small for the larger cruisers to explore. There we find serene river front life that makes the Mekong Delta so unique. At the same time the river cruise boats are big enough to provide you with ample space for relaxation and privacy. Each of the Dragon Eyes provides around 100 m2 for its guests. It’s like a floating hotel: Two spacy private cabins (14 — 16 m2), providing a nicely designed bath room, a French balcony, sitting area, individual air conditioning, fans and fantastic Mekong river views through the panorama windows. In the indoor panorama lounge you can watch the hustle and bustle of the Mekong Delta sitting in the cool and cosy front salon with air condition and large panorama windows and 270° views on the river. On the sun deck on the top deck you can enjoy a sun bath while watching the scenery passing by. Indulge in the culinary specialities of Vietnam in the roofed outdoor restaurant or enjoy a sun-downer in your private bar on the top deck — all with fantastic river views.
After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river. In Can Tho we will visit the floating market of Cai Rang. 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. Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which we started. The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier.
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We booked an overnight with Mekong Eyes and loved every minute. We expected the cabins would be small but were pleasantly surprised to be given one of the two stern cabins with a small balcony (none of the other cabins have balconies on the "junk style" boats. Although there is a large top balcony we enjoyed our private balcony (and a glass of wine) in the evening when the river traffic was less + just relaxed. We again watched the sunrise from this balcony. The staff were very friendly and speak several languages so no issues there. The meals were very good and cater to individual needs. Just before disembarking we were taken through the floating markets on a smaller boat and then a bit of souvenir shopping. Although there are day tours --well worth doing an overnight as the cruise covers about 150 kilometers of the river
Where to start: Everything was Great about our 2 days cruise with Mekong Eyes. We got picked from our hotel on time. Yes, not all drivers speak Basic English, but its Vietnam. We board the cruise and got welcomed by Julie. I call her Super Julie because for the rest of the cruise/activities/dinners/lunches/breakfast/ she was there to ensure we didn't miss anything. The food was delicious every time and there was plenty for everyone. The activities were very interesting: visit of small villages and encounter with local people was amazing. the bike tour, the cooking class, and the floating market were awesome. Before each one, Jing or Super Julie would brief us and explain what was the plan. Overall, worth every penny :-). We were lucky to spend Christmas eve on the boat and the team surprised us with Bubble and treats to celebrate Xmas (nice touch and wasn't part of the deal). Overall, one of the best experience by far we had in Vietnam and we will come back for sure. On the way back to our hotel, no one told the driver that lunch was included at our stop, but a quick call to Mekong Eyes and everything was cleared. Last, a very special thanks to the rest of the crew who spent the entire time babysitting us and ensuring we didn't miss anything. Thank you Maika, Nhi, Hoa and Bao.
We booked one of the 3 Day/2 Night itineraries. Our only complaint was on Day1, the van trip from HCM City. Our driver refused to turn up the air conditioning even after being asked several times. He was also not very helpful with luggage etc. We started to think we had made a mistake with this company. Once on the boat, our tour guides, How and Jasmine were great. The boat was very nice. Rooms were well appointed. The activities were exactly what we expected. Enough relaxing time combined with the right amount of activities. We opted for the van ride on Day 3 to the Ferry which then took us to Phu Quoc Island. Everything was arranged by Trinh at Mekong Eyes and went very smoothly.
We have just finished a 2 night / 3 day tour with Mekong Eyes, from Saigon to Phu Quoc. We had hoped to visit the Mekong, and also to spend the final few days of our Vietnam trip on Phu Quoc. With Mekong Eyes, we were able to combine the two, which was a bonus. It eliminated going down to the Mekong and back again, and then going to an airport to fly to Phu Quoc. You couldn’t fault the organisation of the trip from pick up at our Saigon hotel, to arriving at our hotel in Phu Quoc. Everything went like clockwork. Our boat, Dragon Eyes 2 was lovely. There were only 2 cabins on board, with spacious bathrooms and plenty of hot water and pressure. We chose this boat as it was the only one available at the time, that fitted in with our dates, and as we were two couples travelling together, that worked well. Meals were delicious and plentiful. Don’t expect to lose weight on this trip! We kept saying it was too much food, but somehow we managed to eat it! A suggestion would be that they give you a menu in the morning for the lunch and dinner, and you could say which ones you will eat. This would save wastage. The deck was lovely, with comfortable lounge chairs to watch the world go by. Seeing life on the delta really makes you realise how easy we have it. We felt this was plenty of time to be on the delta. Any longer we may have become restless. All in all, this was a very pleasant way to view the Mekong Delta.