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Bassac Mekong Cruise

Bassac Mekong Cruise
TOUR INFORMATION

The Bassac 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 gallery, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck.

  1. Bassac Cruise

  2. Bassac Cruise Bar

  3. Bassac Cruise Dinning on board

  4. Bassac Cruise Relax

  5. Bassac Cruise Relax on board

  6. Bassac Cruise room

  7. Bassac Cruise Sundesk

  8. Bassac Cruise

  9. CanTho at night

  10. VinhLong_MangThit_Village


Overview

The Bassac 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 gallery, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck. The Bassac can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey. Owing to its large new engine and revised hydraulics, the Bassac can pull up to 10 knots and face the powerful Mekong, even facing strong currents. As the Bassac has a shallow draft, she can go through all the main waterways regardless of the tide.

Accommodation:

  • 6 cabins in the front of the main deck: 4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.
  • Heat and sound insulation in each cabin.
  • Air conditioning, private access.
  • En suite bathroom with shower and toilet
  • The comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac and well insulated so as to provide the passengers with a good night’s sleep even if under way.
  • They are entirely fitted with wood, and equipped as rooms in a good hotel.

Restaurant and 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.

Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Cai Be - Can Tho

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 Lach 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: B

Destination:
Day 2

Can Tho - Saigon

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, 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.

Cruise Includes:

- Transportation on board
- Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded, except where other accommodation arrangements are mentioned in the group details
- 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.

Cruise Excludes :

- Transfer from/to Saigon
- Travel insurance
- Road transfer except if specifically mentioned in the price schedule
- Bar services and other non-included drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Other not mentioned


Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Cai Be - Tra On

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. 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: B, L, D

Destination:
Day 2

Tra On - Can Tho

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, transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, then a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier by mid-morning. Boarding back at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink. Departure upstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route. Upon arrival at Thot Not, transfer on the longboat to take some walks at a village in Thot Not. Boarding back at dusk, rest on the deck for the sunset while taking somes drinks at the bar. The dinner is served on board. The Bassac takes the way back to Can Tho and casts anchor near Can Tho for the night.

Meals: B

Destination:
Day 3

Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market

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, transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, then a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier by mid-morning. Boarding back at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink. Departure upstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route. Upon arrival at Thot Not, transfer on the longboat to take some walks at a village in Thot Not. Boarding back at dusk, rest on the deck for the sunset while taking somes drinks at the bar. The dinner is served on board. The Bassac takes the way back to Can Tho and casts anchor near Can Tho for the night.

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Tour 2 days: Cai Be - Can Tho

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
Double share3 - 12 pax13 pax up
1st Jan 2016 - 31st Oct 2016$229$219$199
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour 3 days: Cai Be - Tra On - Can Tho

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
supplement
Double share3 - 12 pax13 pax up
1st Jan 2016 - 31st Oct 2016$458$438$398
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

** Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary with or without prior notice
**Single cabin suppl. + 50% per single occupancy; typ. For an odd number of passengers”
** Kids rebate + 50% for kid under 12 years old
**Infants : FOC for kids under 2 years old
**Late booking rebate +20% for departure within 48 hours of booking

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