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Dragon Eyes Cruise

Dragon Eyes Cruise
TOUR INFORMATION

The Dragon Eyes is a vacation paradise for couples, families or friends. Cruising on the vast waters and the small canals of the mighty Mekong river is a great way to discover the Mekong Delta. Why not spend your romantic honeymoon on board? You can even charter the vessel and explore the Mekong river in exclusive privacy..

  1. Cai Be floating market

  2. Mekong Delta cycling

  3. Mekong Delta BaKiet Ancient House

  4. Dragon Eyes Bar

  5. Dragon Eyes Bathroom

  6. Dragon Eyes Cabin

  7. Dragon Eyes Cabin

  8. Dragon Eyes Cruise

  9. Dragon Eyes Cruise

  10. Dragon Eyes Cruise

  11. Dragon Eyes Dinning

  12. Dragon Eyes Relax on board

  13. Dragon Eyes Sampan rides

  14. Dragon Eyes Taichi


Overview

The Dragon Eyes is a vacation paradise for couples, families or friends. Cruising on the vast waters and the small canals of the mighty Mekong river is a great way to discover the Mekong Delta. Why not spend your romantic honeymoon on board? You can even charter the vessel and explore the Mekong river in exclusive privacy.

The two sister boats Dragon Eyes I and Dragon Eyes II 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 special 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.

Our crew of five will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta river cruise. Your captain and his deck hand are in charge of the technical details and the routing. An experienced chef and the service staff will take you on a culinary journey through Vietnam. Your personal guide and cruise director show you all the sights you need to see and will explain life and culture of the Mekong Delta. Our staff get regular safety trainings. They will do their best to fulfill the special requests of our customers to make their luxurious cruise unique.

The boats were built by local ship builders from following traditional designs. The cabins and the interior were build by Vietnamese master craftsmen. Most interiors and furnitur are built from exclusive tropical woods, where available with certification for sustainable forest plantation. All critical technical equipment like engine, navigation, rudder, air-conditioning, water purification or fire protection system are imported from Japan or Europe.

Addicional services (on request)

  • 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.
  • Tai Chi, Yoga and Massage services:
  • Those services are available upon request – please enquire before your Mekong tour to ensure that they are available.

Technical specifications Dragon Eyes:

  • Two cabins (14 – 16 m2), 1 indoor-lounge, sun deck, roofed outdoor restaurant and bar
  • 2 electric generators
  • Modern safety equipment, heat and smoke detectors

Meals: B, L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Cai Be

08.00 : Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon

***For tour that starts from Cai Be on even date, pick up time in Saigon is at 9am for those who use the shuttle service

11.30 : Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00 : Panorama cruise and lunch on board
16.00 : Guided land excursion – walk in orchards and small villages
17.00 : Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck
19.00 : Dinner on board, night on board


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 2

Cai Be - Can Tho

06.30 : Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30
08.30 : Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang or Cai Be floating market

For tours starting in Cai Be (only included for those pax using the shuttle service):

10.00 : Return to the boat for the brunch
12.00 : Departure to Saigon
~ 16.00 :Arrival in Saigon

For tours starting in Can Tho (only included for those pax using the shuttle service):

11.00 : Bicycle ride on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals, or sampan rowing in small canals
12.00 : Lunch in the Ancient Anh Kiet House
13.30 : Departure to Saigon
~ 16.00 : Arrival in Saigon

Cruise includes:

- Trip itinerary and routing as described in the itinerary
- English speaking tour guide on board
- Guided walk and side trips on sampan as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Mineral water placed in your cabin on board
- Entrance fees

Cruise excludes:

- Transportation from/to Saigon
- Beauty services and massage
- Beverages
- Tips and personal expenses
- All other services not mentioned above


Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Saigon - Cai Be

08.00: Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon (only included for those pax using the shuttle service)

**For tour that starts from Cai Be on even date, pickup time in Saigon is at 9am for those who use the shuttle service

11.30 : Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00 : Panorama cruise and lunch on board
16.00 : Guided walk to a rural village or through the lush greens of orchards and rice paddies
17.00 : Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck
19.00 : Dinner on board, night on board


Meals: B, L, D

Destination:
Day 2

Cai Be - Can Tho

06.30 : Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30
08.30 : Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang or Cai Be floating market
10.00 : City tour in Can Tho / walk in Cai Be or bicycle trip around Cai Be
12.00 : Panorama cruise and lunch on board
16.00 : Afternoon walk or massage on board
19.00 : Dinner on board, night on board


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 3

Can Tho - Cai Rang - Saigon

06.30 : Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30
08.30: Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang or Cai Be floating market

For tours starting in Cai Be (only included for those pax using the shuttle service):
11.00: Return to the boat for the brunch
12.00 : Departure to Saigon
~ 16.00 : Arrival in Saigon

For tours starting in Can Tho (only included for those pax using the shuttle service):

10.00
: Bicycle ride on backroads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals, or sampan rowing in small canals
12.00 : Lunch in the Ancient Anh Kiet House
13.30 : Departure to Saigon
~ 16.00 : Arrival in Saigon

Cruise includes:
- Trip itinerary and routing as described in the itinerary
- English speaking tour guide on board
- Guided walk and side trips on sampan as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabins
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Mineral water placed in your cabin on board
- Entrance fees

Cruise excludes:

- Transportation from/to Saigon
- Beauty services and massage
- Beverages
- Tips and personal expenses
- All other services not mentioned above

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TNK Travel is a local travel company which is lead by young, professional and enthusiastic tour operators. We just want to give you the best services in Vietnam, so that you can enjoin the best your traveling time here.

Our organization has selected a team of experienced tour operators, tour leaders, tour guides, drivers … who are all qualified, responsible, smiley and have more than 7 years working in the travel business to keep our service as best as we can.

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– With tour bookings, you DO NOT need to pay total in advance, we just need 30% for Deposit, to ensure that you use our services.

– With flight or train ticket bookings, we require 100% total payment in advance.

If you would like to pay by others methods, please inquire with us directly.

What if I need to cancel or change my itinerary ?
We allow you to change your dates, if needed, at no additional cost as long as you give sufficient advance notice and availability exists.

Cancellations of the tours usually involve a cancellation fee, which depends on how far in advance that you cancel.

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What if I have special needs for the tour ?
If you have special requirements – for example, if you have a large group or young children, or you have infants or the olds in your group, or if you are handicapped or have physical limitations, if you have special transportation needs, or if you are vegetarian or have other food allergies – please let us know, and we can work with both you and the service provider ( restaurant, hotels, transportation …) to ensure that we can meet your needs.

How can I book a hotel / resort room ?
Simply select the hotel in which you would like to stay (or email or call us with your requests and we will make recommendations). Once you have selected a hotel, proceed with “Select” and please fill out all customer and payment information, as well as any special requests.

We will confirm the availability of the hotel, and send you payment details as with tour booking.

When do I need to pay for hotel / resort booking ?
All hotel/ resort reservations must be paid in advance and immediately after booking the hotel/resort. We cannot hold hotel/resort bookings without payment.
Note that we accept payment through PayPal, then it’s easy for you to send us the Deposit, to hold your hotel/resort bookings.

If you are paying by credit card online, your credit card will not be billed until after we confirm the availability of the hotel.

You can pay us 30% Deposit in advance, then pay the rest 07 days before check-in date.

Can I make a reservation for someone else ?
Yes, you can make a reservation for someone else. Simply fill in the name of the guest for the booking and your contact details. You can also pay by cash, paypal or bank transfer for someone else. However, you cannot make a payment for someone else using credit card. The name on the credit card must match the name of the guest.

How do I know my reservation is confirmed ?
After you make an online booking, we will follow up with you to confirm availability and confirm the booking. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive this follow-up email or fax.

I am not ready to book right now, what should I do ?
For flights, you can make a booking and then we can hold the booking for a limited period of time until you are ready to purchase and issue the ticket. When you make a booking, we will inform you of the amount of time until the ticket must be issued since this timeframe varies by airline.

For hotels, in order to make a booking and hold a room, you must confirm and pay immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot hold a hotel booking for you without payment.

For tours, as tours are related to hotels booking. We will need you 30% for Deposit. This amount is to cover our costs if you cancel the tour. Almost is for cancelation charges of hotels/resorts.

Can I make payment for someone else using a credit card ?
No, you cannot make a payment for someone else using credit card. The name on the credit card must match the name of the guest.
However, you can pay for someone else using bank transfer or through PayPal.

What currency your prices are in ?
All of the prices on our website are in US Dollar.

Do you accept credit card ?
Yes, We accept Mastercard, Visa Card and American Express.

How many payment methods do you offer and what are they ?
Now we offer 5 payment methods: Cash, Bank transfer, Credit card imprint, Secure PayPal online payment and payment through Western Union.

Do you have electronic air tickets ?
Very few of the airlines in Vietnam offer electronic ticket. If an electronic ticket is available, we will issue an electronic ticket instead of a paper ticket, unless a paper ticket is specifically requested by the customer. Electronic tickets will be emailed or faxed to the customer.

I just received my flight ticket and there is a problem with it. What should I do ?
Please contact the customer service team immediately. If your flight is less than 48 hours from the time that you receive the ticket, please contact a customer service representative directly by phone at (08) 9204767 outside of Vietnam. If the flight is more than 48 hours from the time that you receive the ticket, please contact us by phone or email at [email protected].

What happens if I make an airline booking and then do not confirm or pay ?
When you make an airline booking, we can hold the booking for a limited period of time, which depends on the availability of the flight and the airline. If we have not received confirmation from you after two emails or faxes, we will automatically cancel the booking.

If you confirm the booking but arrange to issue and pay the ticket later, we will inform you of the deadline for payment. If you do not make payment before this deadline, the booking will be automatically cancelled.

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Tour 2 days: Cai Be - Can Tho or vice versa

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
Double share
1st Oct 2016 - 31st Mar 2017$350$150
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour 3 days: Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho (or vice versa)

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
Double share
1st Oct 2016 - 31st Mar 2017$565$225
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

*** Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary with or without prior notice

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