See more photos

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

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.

Cai Be - Can Tho

Day 01

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 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.

By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore. Be it on foot or by bicycle, be ready to discover a village in the delta while appreciating its peaceful scenery and life with simplicity.

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 Tra On for the night.

Day 02

The boat departs at 06:00, as the ship passes by Tra On. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. The breakfast is available at 7:00.

Arrival in Cần Thơ, transfer onto a local boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market, then a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.

End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.
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.

Stateroom:

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

Facilities:

  • 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.

Activities:

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

Price:

 

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:
$258
Price per person, based on 2 people

You will not be billed at this stage
Your Cruise Expert +84 90 488 2565

We are Mekong Experts

With over 20 years’ experience in the field of travel and cruise industry, combined with authentic local insights, we will help you make the best of your Mekong cruise.

Make an Enquiry

© Copyright 2008 - 2020 Luxury Cruise Mekong - All rights reserved

Menu