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Cai Be - Can Tho by Bassac Cruises

The Bassac I is entirely built of wood, from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice barge. She can accommodate up to 12 passengers in six nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 100 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck.
 
The Bassac I can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey. She also is so powerful and has such a shallow draft as to be able to cruise upstream the Mekong or bring you to your destination regardless of the season, the tide or the current. The Bassac II & III is entirely built of wood in a hull of gỗ sao, the now rare essence of wood used traditionally used for building quality ships. She can accommodate up to 24 passengers in twelve nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.

Day 1: 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

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.

***** Please note you will leave the Bassac for good at the time you embark for the last visit.
 
Prices:

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person 

Cabin 

Joining boat

Single supplement

2 persons

3 - 4 persons

5 - 6 persons

7 - 8 persons

Double/ Twin

340

300

270

255

115

 

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


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