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Bassac Mekong River Cruise

Cai Be – Sa Dec – Can Tho

The original Bassac, built in the hull of a rice transporting barge, is a snug ship sized right for a family excursion or a group of friends, who will love to appropriate it for the duration of their journey.

Bassac I is a green ship. It treats its waste water and recycles the waste heat from the engine. It is qualified as a first-class river vessel VR-SI.

The Bassac II was designed in-house by TransMékong to meet the demands of river discovery cruises. It harbors redundant propulsion and power generator; river water and waste water treatment, and a professional galley. The Bassac II is registered to navigate into Cambodia.

With a large covered upper deck, a lounge and wide gangways, it is comfortable and can host a meal for the passengers of two ships. Access on board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabled passengers are safe.

Cruise Itinerary

2 days
Bassac Mekong River Cruise 2 Days 1 Nights Can Tho - Cai Be

Day 01

Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier at noon. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.

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 serves 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

06:00: Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast at 07:00 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 near Cai Be, check-out and transfer to a rowing boat for a quiet visit through a small canal if the tide allows.

Rendez-vous with a local boat, which will take you to shore for a visit of Cai Be’s 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 08:30.

The details of the program and the visits may vary depending on logistics or technical constraints.

Inclusive of:

  • Transportation on board;
  • Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded;
  • 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;

Exclusive of:

  • Road, speedboat transfer, except if specifically mentioned in the booking confirmation;
  • Bar services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities.


Feet Launch:

  • Number of boats: 03
  • Number of cabins: 06 – 10 – 12
  • Length: 24 – 32 – 32.6m
  • Width: 5 – 7.8 – 7.8m
  • Number of decks: 02 – 03 – 02
  • Number of passengers: 12 – 20 – 24


  • Sundeck
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge & bar

Food & dining:

Eating well is mission-critical on a cruise, and on every trip we offer our passengers to discover classic Vietnamese cuisine at noon, delta specialties in the evening and a well-appointed western meal for breakfast.

We offer meals cooked and baked afresh including breakfast’s bread and pastry. As the Bassac have their own galley, they are very reactive to meet the needs and tastes of your passengers, even in case a surprise cake is de rigueur.


  • Visiting places
  • Cycling
  • Relaxing
  • Taking sampan
  • Cooking class
  • Sight-seeing excursions



Joining in along programmed journeys: per passenger per night
Number of passengers 1  or 2 person 3 to 12 person 13 or more
Until 31 October 2019 $299 $273 $258
Price from:
Price per person, based on 2 people

You will not be billed at this stage
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