Bassac Cruise Tour from Cai Be to Can Tho
Duration: 2 Days 1 Nights
Departure Date: On Request
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Routes: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Cai Be - Can Tho
The Bassac offer short-to-medium-range discovery cruises in charming, authentic river cabin cruisers.
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.
Bassac I actually once was a rice barge, which we bought and overhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and although Bassac II and III are entirely new hull designs, more adapted to their present purpose, they were built with the same craftsmanship and according to the same tradition.
Day 1: Saigon – Cai Be
Pick you up at your hotel in Saigon.
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.
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: Can Tho – Saigon
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, 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 the services on shore at Can Tho by mid-morning. Drive back to Saigon.
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
3 – 4 persons
5 – 6 persons
7 – 8 persons
Inclusions of the trip:
- Transportation on board
- Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded.
- Meals served onboard
- Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water
- Visits on shore or on a small skiff
- Access to all services on board
- Access to and from the board on a longboat
- All taxes are included
Exclusions of the trip:
- Private transfer around Saigon
- Bar services
- Travel insurance
- Visas and visa fees
- Tips and gratuities