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Cai Be - Can Tho

2 days
Bassac Mekong Cruise
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Good For: World Class travellers who would like to explore a real great Mekong River Delta Vietnam. 
Made entirely of wood and designed based on the traditional rice barge of Mekong’s habitants without compromising safety or comfort, the three Bassac cruises offers 30 cabins in total. All rooms are equipped air-conditioner, soundproofed system to allow private and quite stay, en-suite bathroom and safety equipment. With short to medium itineraries, the cruises take you to explore life on the river in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice bowl.  Let the hustle and bustle of modern city slipping away by spending nights aboard in a relaxing and cozy atmosphere and tasting freshly regional specialties served by the attentive crew.

Fact sheet

Bassac I
• Passenger cabins: 6
• 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
Bassac II
• Number of cabins: 12
• Maximum: 24 passengers
• Flag: Việt Nam
• Class: VR-SII river cruiser
• Displacement: 230 metric tons
• Registered tonnage: 237 GRT
• Length overall: 105' / 32m
• Beam: 25' / 7.80m
• Draft: 4'2" / 1.30m at half-load
Bassac III
• Number of cabins: 12
• Maximum: 24 passengers
• Flag: Việt Nam
• Class: VR-SI river cruiser
• Displacement: 230 metric tons
• Length overall: 108' / 33m
• Beam: 25' / 7.80m
• Draft: 4'2" / 1.20m at half-load

Cabin Types and facilities

Bassac I Cabin
 6 cabins in the front of the main deck: 4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.
Cabin size: 14.0 m2
Bed types:  Double or Twin
Location: Main deck
Bassac II & III Cabin
No of Cabin: 12
Cabin size: 15.0 m2
Bed types:  Double or Twin
Location: Maindeck
Facilities of all cabins: Hot water, Hair-dryer, Air-conditioning, Fan, Shower Toilet, Complimentary Drinking Water, Slippers, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Safety box, En-suite Bathroom.

Restaurant  & Bar

The 500 square feet at the stern of the main deck accommodate the restaurant and the bar can be completely opened to outside for you to enjoy the evening.
Upper deck 1500 square feet, mostly shaded.
The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches;
The bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.
Day 1: Sai Gon – Cai Be (Meals: L,D)
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.
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.
Day 2: Cai Be – Can Tho (Meals: B)
You 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 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.

Package Prices ($) (From 01/01 To 31/12)

Tour package01-02 pax 03 - 12 pax 13 pax up  
Price$253$230$221Book a pack

What's included

  • Transportation on board
  • Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded. Exceptwhere other accommodation arrangements are mentioned in the booking slip
  • Meal as mentioned in program
  • 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
  • All taxes are included 

What's excluded

  • Road transfer except if specifically mentioned in the booking slip
  • Bar services
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees
  • Tips and gratuities
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Cabin types Services and Facilities
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