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Mekong Tour on Bassac Cruise
Duration: 02 Days 
Price From: 215 USD

Transportation on board

The Bassac II is entirely built of wood in a hull of go sao, the now rare essence of wood used traditionally used for building quality ships. 
She can accommodate up to 24 passengers in twelve nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.
CRUISE ITINERARY
* OPTION 1:
Bassac Cruise 2 Days 1 Night “Can Tho – Cai Be”
Departure time: (Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays)
Tour Length: 2 Days 1 Night
Start Time: 8 AM
Depart From: Ho Chi Minh
Return : Ho Chi Minh
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh
Day 01: Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho City (L,D)
  • Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to Can Tho 
  • Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.
  • Tour near Tra On floating market.
  • Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.
  • By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta’s countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants.
  • Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset.
  • The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river towards her anchorage point for the night.
  • The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit.
  Day 02: Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
  • 06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.
  • The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.
  • Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.
  • End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.
  • Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.
* OPTION 2:
Bassac Cruise 2 Days 1 Night “Cai Be – Can Tho”
Departure time: (Tuesdays, Thurdays, Sundays)
Tour Length: 2 Days 1 Night
Start Time: 8 AM
Depart From: Ho Chi Minh
Return : Ho Chi Minh
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh
 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be (L, D)
  • Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to Can Tho
  • Boarding at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink, Introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins.
  • Departure towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.
  • Lunch while on route. Rest on the deck, or enjoy the open bar.
  • Branching into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.
  • Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby.
  • Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit River.
  • The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.
 Day 2: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
  • Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship cruises the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho.
  • Arrival in Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
  • Arrival at Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, late morning.
  • End of the services on shore at Can Tho late morning.
Cruise includes:
  • Transportation on board
  • Accommodation in a twin-share cabin.
  • Three meals (1 Lunch,1 Dinner,1 Breakfast) 
  • Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water.
  • Two visits on shore or on a small skiff.
  • Access to all services on board.
  • Access to and from the board on a longboat.
Cruise excludes:
  • Single Supplement will be extra charged 75% rate.
  • Road transfer ( Ho chi Minh - Mekong - Ho Chi Minh)
  • Bar services.
  • Tips and gratuities.
* Children rates:
  • Free of charge for children under 2 years sharing bed with parents.
  • Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children (3-11 years) sharing bed with parents.
  • Over 11 years is adult’s rate.
 
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