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Cruise Overnight On Deluxe Bassac Cruiser 2 Days (Vietnam only)

Depart from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) city
Tour code: MK-CB
Type of tour: Private tour
Duration: 2 Days 1 Nihts
Route: Can Tho - Cai Be - Mang Thit - Can Tho
Overview: The Bassac are three elegant rides sharing the same standards and mostly differing in size. All three Bassac are built of wood according to the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safety standards require.
 

Tour programs

CAN THO - CAI BE
(2 Days 1 Night)

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Highlight


What make this tour so special:ho chi minh mekong tour map
  • Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu Pier
  • Tra On floating market.
  • The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising along Mang Thit River
  • Cai Be floating market

Itinerary

Option 1: Route 1 - Can Tho - Cai Be
  • Day 1 : Can Tho
  • Day 2 : Cai Be
Option 2 - Route 2: Cai Be - Can Tho
  • Day 1: Cai Be
  • Day 2: Can Tho


Tour program


Option 1: Route 1: Can Tho - Cai Be

Depart: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays


Day 01: Can Tho (L/D)

Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu Pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Depart downstream the Hau River. Lunch on board while cruising along the river.
Tour near Tra On floating market.
Branching into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien Rivers. Rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar in scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.
Visit a village on the bank of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit orchards or rice fields nearby.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Have a seat at the open bar or rest on the deck to enjoy the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising along Mang Thit River towards her anchorage point for the night.

The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit. Overnight on board.

Day 02: Cai Be (B)

06:30 Depart towards Cai Be. You will have 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 a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.
End of the services on shore at Cai Be late morning.


Option 2: Route 2: Cai Be - Can Tho

Depart: Tuesdays, Thurdays, Sundays

Day 01: Cai Be (L, D)

Boarding at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink, Introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins.
Depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.
Lunch while the boat cruise along the river. 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 a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit orchards or rice fields nearby.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Have a seat at the open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac
is cruising on Mang Thit River.
The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.

Day 02: Can Tho (B)

Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship cruises around the Tra On floating market. Then, the ship 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 returns to the Ninh Kieu Pier.
Arrival at Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, late morning.
End of the services on shore at Can Tho late morning.


Option 2: Route 3: Can Tho - Mang Thit - Can Tho

Depart: Fridays

Day 01: Can Tho (L, D)

Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu Pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Depart upstream the Hau river. Lunch on board while cruising.
Upon arrival at Thot Not, stop to take some walks at the bamboo village in Thot Not.
Boarding back late afternoon, rest on the deck viewing the sunset while taking some drinks at the bar.
The dinner is served on board. The Bassac takes the way back to Can Tho and casts anchor near Can Tho for the night. Overnight on board.


Day 02: Can Tho (B)

Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising towards Can Tho city.
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.

Tour price ( Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars )



Size of Group Double share 3 - 12 pax 13 pax up Single supp
  14 Feb to 31 Oct
Number of passenger 395 375 368  349 336  319 0
  1 Nov to 31 Oct
Number of passenger 436 415 404 385 384  366 0

Private tour: To do the tour privately. The tour is not fixed, it is possible to be customized for your group. All service is reserved for your group only. You do not have to share the bus, boat, tour guide with other tourists. One exception, if you stay at the boat in Halong bay - it is like the hotel in Halong - you still have to share the boat with other people

Price Includes


  • Transportation on board
  • Accommodation in a twin-share cabin.
  • Three meals.
  • 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.
  • Description of service in details
Price Excludes 
  • Visa fee - visa to Vietnam
  • Road transfer.
  • Bar services.
  • Tips and gratuities

Accommodations offers in this trip


The hotel may be changed up to its availability. It will be confirmed after getting your deposit/ payment. You can get details of your hotel at our website: http://www.vietnamhotels.vn/ ; details of your cruise at our website http://www.halongcruise.vn/

Hotels

Standard

 Superior

 Deluxe

Premium

Can Tho hotels

Ninh Kieu hotel (3*)

 Kim Tho hotel(3*)

 Victoria Can Tho hotel(sup room) (4*)

Victoria Can Tho hotel(deluxe room)

About Bassac Mekong Cruise


The Bassac is entirely built of wood, from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice barge.
She can accommodate up to 12 passengers in six 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.
The Bassac can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey.

Main technical facts

  • Flag: Vietnam
  • Class: VR-SI, river cruiser
  • Displacement: 107 metric tons
  • Length: 24.40m
  • Beam: 5.50m
  • Draft: 1.50m half-loaded
  • Propulsion: Caterpillar 14,6 liters, 400 BHP, built to run 5000 hours per year
  • Navigation: Can operate by night and in bad weather
  • Autonomy: 7 days cruise

Owing to its large new engine and revised hydraulics, the Bassac can pull up to 10 knots and face the powerful Mekong, even facing strong currents.
As the Bassac has a shallow draft, she can go through all the main waterways regardless of the tide.

Policy

  •  Kids under 2 are FOC
  •  Kids under 12 pay 50%
  •  Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  •  Foreign languages spoken: English, French

Bassac Cruise Tours

  •  Bassac Mekong Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights ($350 - $490)
  •  Bassac Mekong Cruise 2 Days 1 Night ($135 - $268)


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