This is an unforgettable cruise between Cai Be and Sa Dec. You will see a floating market, the colourful flower villages and the cosy colonial town of Sa Dec. This tour is operated with our exclusive 2-cabin cruiser Gecko Eyes.
The vietnamese people will celebrate their New Year around the end of January and beginning of February. Tet Nguyen or Tet is the most important public holiday in Vietnam and also the beginning of spring. People celebrate this occasion over 3 days and festivities start on the first day of the new moon year, but the preparations usually start weeks or months before: people pay their outstanding debts, clean and tidy their houses, decorate everything with flowers, buy new clothes, cook traditional foods and organise family get togethers.
Especially in Sa Dec heaps of flowers are grown for the Southern part of Vietnam. Even in colonial times Sa Dec was known as the “Garden of Cochin-China.” Especially during the two weeks before the Tet festival — many Vietnamese come from Saigon to Sa Dec to go shopping. For this occasion we are offering a special tour to Sa Dec and a flower village to see the beautiful and very colourful flowers.
Gecko Eyes Cruise Introduction
“Cruise the Mekong in style and luxury”
Did you always dream of exploring the Mekong in an individual way? The new Gecko Eyes Cruise (houseboats) are perfect for you. The fleet consists of three beautiful vessels and the private houseboats are perfect for two people, made for tours on a high level — for couples and small families.
Our Private River Cruisers
Based on the traditional An Giang fishing boats we are offering you 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.
For your safety and your well-being
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.
Technical Specifications of Gecko Eyes Cruise
Lenght: 19.8 m
Width: 4.3 m
One cabin 40sqm, French balcony, panorama lounge (convertable to a second bedroom), sun deck
Crew: 5 (Captain, sailor, chef, service staff, guide and cruise director)
1 electric generator (220V)
Modern on-board waste-water treatment and solar hot water boilers
Modern safety equipment, heat, smoke detectors and fire fighting system
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Cruise Itinerery codeGecko-Eyes -Cruise-Sadec-SGN-2-GE
- Accommodation in cosy double or twin bedded cabin on the Gecko Eyes
- 4 savoury meals
- English speaking guide on board (other languages available on request)
- Mineral water placed in your cabin
- All entry fees
- Side trips and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
- Road transfer from / to Saigon
- Drinks (except for breakfast and the mineral water in your cabin and tea/coffee)
Route and excursions may be subjects to changes without prior notice.