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Gecko Eyes Cruise

Gecko Eyes Cruise
TOUR INFORMATION

The new Gecko Eyes houseboats will be perfect for you, the first of the houseboats is under construction and ready for first guests. 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.

  1. Vinh Long - Mang Thit Village

  2. Xeo Quyt

  3. SaDec Marguerite Duras ancient house

  4. Ninh Kieu Quay

  5. My Tho - Ben Tre

  6. Bicycle

  7. Gecko Eyes Taichi

  8. Gecko Eyes Sampan Rides

  9. Gecko Eyes cruise

  10. Gecko Eyes cruise

  11. Gecko Eyes cruise

  12. Gecko Eyes cabin

  13. CaiRang floating market

  14. CaiBe Ancient BaKiet


Overview

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.

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.

Based on the traditional An-Giang fishing boats we are currently building our new luxurious houseboats for private and exclusive tours through the Mekong delta. The vessels, built by local craftsmen, are made of local woods decorated with elegant carvings for a special touch. To provide your safety and well-being, our staff on board (captain, sailor, chef, tour guide) is at your constant disposition.

The guest area (40 sqm) has a luxurious cabin (double or twin occupancy) with a French balcony, air-con, a private bathroom, a panoramic lounge with French balconies and a sun deck at the bow. On request, the salon can be changed into an additional bedroom with two beds.

The staff area, with a well equipped kitchen, is at the back of the ship. This area is completely separated from the guest area by a lockable door to ensure your privacy.

Visit the famous floating markets with the Gecko Eyes, travel through small canals along orchards and floating villages up to the boarder to Cambodia or down to the port cities of Ha Tien or Rach Gia.

Due to its shallow draft, the Gecko Eyes is able to glide through small tributaries and canals of the Mekong delta. The sailing area is from My Tho and Cai Be, near Saigon, through the lovely colonial town of Sa Dec, along Can Tho with its famous floating markets to Long Xuyen an Chau Doc near the Cambodian border. Basically the Gecko Eyes has the whole Mekong delta region at its disposal, as the ships are self-sufficient for several days.

There are always bikes on board for spontaneous trips on the river islands along the small canals.

An electrical generator provides an on-board electricity supply of 220V and a battery pack ensures a quite night. Modern on-board waste-water treatment and solar hot water boilers reduce the environmental impact of our boats.

Modern safety equipment (heat and smoke detectors and fire fighting system) a total of six separate compartments and a regular emergency training of the staff ensures the safety of the guests.

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.

Meals: D

Destination:
Day 1

Cai Be - Sa Dec

The itinerary below is for the tour which starts from Cai Be. For those starting from Can Tho, the tour program does not include the visit to Sa Dec.

Day 1 :
09.00:
Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon
11.30: Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00: Panorama cruise towards Sa Dec and lunch on board
14.30: Visit a brick kiln then onto Sa Dec, visit of ancient traders’ villa and pagoda
17.30: Return to the boat for refreshment and cruise towards Can Tho
19.00: Dinner on board, night on board


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 2

Cai Be - Can Tho

Day 2 :
06.30:
Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30
08.30: Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang 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 cozy 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

Cai Be

The itinerary below is for the tour which starts from Cai Be. For those starting from Can Tho, the tour program is slightly different but include all places of interest as in the tour starting from Cai Be

Day 1 :
09.00:
Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon (only included for those pax using the shuttle service)
11.30: Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00: Panorama cruise towards Xeo Quyt and lunch on board
14.00: Board a sampan for Xeo Quyt, the former Viet Cong base in a forest during the Vietnam war (rowing sampan and a walk)
17.00: Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on deck.
Late afternoon visit to Sa Dec if time permits.
19.00: Dinner on board, night on board near Sa Dec


Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 2

Sa Dec

Day 2 :
08.00:
Visit the morning market of Sa Dec, purchase for the ingredients for cooking class (optional), visit to a nearby Cao Dai pagoda
11.00: Return to the boat and cruise toward Can Tho with lunch on board. Side trips en route (walk to bicycle)
19.00: Dinner on board, night on board near Can Tho


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 3

Cai Be - Can Tho

Day 3 :
06.30: Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30
08.30: Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang 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 cozy 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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What if I need to cancel or change my itinerary ?
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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 ?
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I am not ready to book right now, what should I do ?
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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.

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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

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
Double
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016$449$210
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017$520$246
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour 3 days: Cai Be - Can Tho - Cai Be

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
Double
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016$655$312
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017$769$370
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

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

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