Bassac Cruise - Goasiatravel

Trip Highlights:

  • Take part in a peaceful and exciting excursion to Mekong’s rice fields, fruit gardens and coconut forest.
  • Experience the unique culture and enjoy the typical local dishes as well as various local tropical fruits.
  • Enjoy shopping at Cai Be floating market and truly experience the sound and scent of Mekong culture

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Can Tho

Tien GiangPick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to Caibe (NOT INCLUDED in cabin price).

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.

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.

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.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Bassac Cruise

Day 2 Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh

Cai Rang Floating MarketYou may get up for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is resuming its cruise 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 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

Price

Normal price: 235 USD/ Person

Price Includes

  • 2D/1N Bassac package (joint basis)
  • Accommodation on boat with meals as program.
  • Entrance fees
  • Service charge, room tax and handling fee

Price Excludes

  • Transfer from/to Ho Chi Minh city, Cai Be, Can Tho by Private Car
  • Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
  • International airfare to/from Vietnam
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.

Trip Highlights:

  • Take part in a peaceful and exciting excursion to Mekong’s rice fields, fruit gardens and coconut forest.
  • Experience the unique culture and enjoy the typical local dishes as well as various local tropical fruits.
  • Enjoy shopping at Cai Be floating market and truly experience the sound and scent of Mekong culture

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho

Mang Thit RiverPick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to Can Tho (NOT INCLUDED in cabin price)

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 River 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 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.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Bassac Cruise

Day 2 Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City

Cho Lach06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their 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.

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 8:30.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

Price

Normal price: 235 USD/ Person

Price Includes

  • 2D/1N Bassac package (joint basis)
  • Accommodation on boat with meals as program.
  • Entrance fees
  • Service charge, room tax and handling fee

Price Excludes

  • Transfer from/to Ho Chi Minh city, Cai Be, Can Tho by Private Car
  • Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
  • International airfare to/from Vietnam
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.

Trip Highlights:

  • Take part in a peaceful and exciting excursion to Mekong’s rice fields, fruit gardens and coconut forest.
  • Experience the unique culture and enjoy the typical local dishes as well as various local tropical fruits.
  • Enjoy shopping at Cai Be floating market and truly experience the sound and scent of Mekong culture

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be

Cho LachTransfer from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh to Cai Be (NOT INCLUDED in cabin price).

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.

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.

Visit of a village on the banks of Mang Thit River, 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.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Bassac Cruise

Day 2 Cai Be – Can Tho

Can ThoYou may get up for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is resuming its cruise 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 by mid-morning.

Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.
Tour near Cai Rang Floating Market.

Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit River 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 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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Bassac Cruise

Day 3 Can Tho – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City

Cai Rang Floating Market06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.

The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach 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.

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 8:30.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

Price

Contact us for the best price

Price Includes

  • Meals as stated in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on board based on twin share
  • English speaking guide during the cruise
  • Sight-seeing of Mekong Delta

Price Excludes

  • Transfer round trip from / back Saigon by Private Car
  • Drinks
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • Services not listed in the itinerary

Trip Highlights:

  • Take part in a peaceful and exciting excursion to Mekong’s rice fields, fruit gardens and coconut forest.
  • Experience the unique culture and enjoy the typical local dishes as well as various local tropical fruits.
  • Enjoy shopping at Cai Be floating market and truly experience the sound and scent of Mekong culture

Day 1 Can Tho – Tra On – Mang Thit

Mang Thit RiverTransfer from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh to Cantho (NOT INCLUDED in cabin price).

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.

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 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.

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Bassac Cruise

Day 2 Mang Thit – Cai Be

Floating Market06:30: Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their 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, transfer to a local boat for a tour of Cai Be Floating Market and handicraft.

Boarding at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink, departure towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang.

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.

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.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Bassac Cruise

Day 3 Cai Be – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh

Ninh Kieu PierYou may get up for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is resuming its cruise 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 services by mid-morning on shore at Can Tho.

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

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

Price

Contact us for the best price

Price Includes

  • Meals as stated in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on board based on twin share
  • English speaking guide during the cruise
  • Sight-seeing of Mekong Delta

Price Excludes

  • Transfer round trip from / back Saigon by Private Car
  • Drinks
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • Services not listed in the itinerary

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing

Services

  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling

These are cruise properties for Bassac Cruise:

Specifications Bassac I Bassac II Bassac III
Operated since 2009 2009 2010
Length 24m 32 m 33 m
Width 5.5 m 7.8 m 7.8 m
Height n/a n/a n/a
Depth 0.9 m 1.3 m at half load 1.2 m at full load
Dining Room Yes Yes Yes
Bar/ Sundeck Yes Yes Yes
Massage cabin n/a n/a n/a
Capacity Maximum 12 passengers Maximum 24 passengers Maximum 24 passengers
Cabin 4 Twin, with private access and en suite bathroom. 2 Double, slightly smaller, with private access and en suite bathroom 6 Twin, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom. 2 Double, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom. 4 Double, upper deck, with en suite bathroom 6 Twin, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom. 2 Double, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom. 4 Double, upper deck, with en suite bathroom

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Rating: 4 star

Cruise runner : Trans Mekong

Built in year: 2009

Number of room: 13

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