Journey on Bassac Cruise
The Bassac cruise take you into the lush areas of the Mekong delta. We overnight on the river amongst the local life along the waterway. Boats of the Mekong are designed with open structures that allow the occupents to be part of the surroundings. Discover a different and interesting way of life in the Mekong Delta.
Sai Gon – Cai Be – Can Tho – Sai Gon
5 days / 4 nights
Travel styles: Cruising, Short toursDownload PDF
Day 1/ Arrive Saigon
Arrive Saigon, meet our guide and transfer to hotel check in. The rest of day is at leisure.
Day 2/ Saigon Now and Then (B,L)
In the morning, your day starts with a visit to the Jade Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral , Municipal Post Office and other remarkable buildings. You continue the drive a long a man-made canal that was an important water way to link Sai Gon and to the Mekong Delta 200 years past. We stop at typical market in China town. Lunch at local restaurant with local Saigonese style dishes. After lunch we will take time to enjoy authentic Vietnamese coffee arranged at an old colonial style building & garden. Return to hotel and free at leisure.
Day 3/ Saigon – Cai Be – Cho Lach – Mang Thit River – Tra On (B,L,D) with guide on board
Tranfer to Cai Be Pier by a private car (without guide). 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 Tra On for the night.
Day 4/ Tra On - Can Tho – Saigon (B)
The boat departs at 06:00, as the ship passes by Tra On, where you may see a small floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. The breakfast is available at 7:00. Arrival near Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, then a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier. Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30. End of Mekong river trip by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ. Drive back to Saigon. Check-in the hotel. Overnight in Saigon
Day 5/ Saigon Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Have a safe trip!
Tour cost included:
- Private transportation as in program
- Local English speaking as mentioned
- Accommodations on Twin share with daily breakfast
- One night on Bassac Cruise
- Meals (excluding drinks) as specified
- Sightseeing fee as specified, on a private basis
- Complimentary drinking water
- Drinks - private expenses
- Travel insurance of all types
- All airfares and visa
- All types of bank fees for payment
- Other services not mentioned