Group size: up to 24 pax
Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho
Cruising with Bassac, you will spend a great time to enjoy and admire the peaceful beauty of Mekong River. Along the journey, you will meet and get in touch with local people occasionally. From a fruit seller to a fisherman, you will always feel a warm welcome from local residence with their honesty and great hospitality.
Discover the orchard gardens or rice paddy fields
Experience overnight life on a mid-range cruise - Bassac cruise
Visit Cho Lach canal, Tra On floating market, Cai Rang floating market
Description Price for Deluxe cabin
Option 1 : Cai Be - Can Tho
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Can Tho (L - D)
Optional pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City by private transfer and transfer to Cai Be.
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.
Lunch while en route. Rest on the deck.
The Bassac slips into the "Chợ Lách" canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water.
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. 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 (B)
You may get up for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is resuming its cruise 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.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Can Tho.
Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30. Then, meeting up with the dtiver for optional transfer back to Ho Chi Minh.
Option 2 : Can Tho - Cai Be
Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho (L - D)
Optional pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City by private transfer 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 River 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 2 : Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
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 Cai Be.
Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30. Then, meeting up with the driver for optional transfer back to Ho Chi Minh.
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