The Bassac is entirely built of wood, from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice barge.
This cruise can accommodate up to 12 passengers in 6 nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 100 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large gallery, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck.
Day 1: Saigon – Can Tho (D)At 7h30 in the morning, driver picks you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you 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.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 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. SunsetDay 2: Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. Have your 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. Get transferred to Saigon City. Tour ends. We await to serve you next time.
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be (L, D)
At 7h30 in the morning, driver picks you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer the heart of the Mekong Delta. En route, pass farmers tending their fields and drying their produces on the sides of the road.
Boarding at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink. Introduction to the ship and crew, check in the cabins.
Departure towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.
Lunch en route. Rest on the deck.
Turning 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. 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: Cai Be – Can Tho (B, L, D)
Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho.
Arrival in Cai Rang floating market, transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
Boarding back, welcome drink and departure towards upstream river Bassac. Lunch is served on board while en route.
Upon arrival at Thot Not, transfer on a long boat for a visit of a bamboo-knitting village near the Thot Not bird park, at the time the egrets return home from a day out.
Boarding back before dusk, a welcome drink and the dinner are served on board while en route.
Rest on the deck before the night. The Bassac drops anchor upstream of Long Xuyen for the night.
Day 3: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B)
Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Chau Doc.
Upon arrival at Chau Doc, check-out and transfer onto a local boat for the visit of a village of the Muslim Cham minority, then get disembarked and transferred to Saigon City. Tour ends.We await to serve you next time.
Land transfer: Saigon – Cai Be, Chau Doc – Saigon
Tour programs as in the itinerary
Accommodation: twin sharing basis
Meals as mentioned
English - speaking guide onboard
Airfares & airport taxes.
Meals not indicated on itinerary
Other personal expenses
Tips & gratuities
Other not mentioned