vietnam tours packages

Bassac 1 Cruises
(2 days & 1 night, departure from Saigon)

 

The Bassac 1 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 bow lounge with music and a library, a 100 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, 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. 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.

Program 1: CAN THO- CAI BE

Day 1: CAN THO- MANG THIT (L/ D)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Mekong delta, an immense and fertile plain that constitutes a basket rice of Vietnam. We arrive in Can Tho, boarding at Ninh Kieu pier at noon. 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. Branching into Mang Thit river towards Co Chien river.Rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks. 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. Open bar and rest on the deck 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.

Day 2: MANG THIT- CAI BE (B/ L)
06:30 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 on shore at Cai Be late in the morning.
Return to Saigon. Have lunch at local restaurant. End of service.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good at the time you embark for the last visit

Program 2: CAN THO- CHAU DOC

Day 1: CAN THO- LONG XUYEN (L/ D)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Mekong delta, an immense and fertile plain that constitutes a basket rice of Vietnam. We arrive in Can Tho, boarding at Ninh Kieu pier at noon. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check-in into the cabins. Departure towards upstream on the Bassac river. Lunch is served on board while en route. Upon arrival at Thot Not, transfer on the longboat for a visit of the famous Thot Not bird park, at the time the egrets return home from a day out. Boarding back before dusk, a welcome drink and the dinner are served on board while en route. The bar is open, rest on the deck before the night. The Bassac drops anchor near Long Xuyên for the night.

Day 2: LONG XUYEN- CHAU DOC (B/ L)
Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Châu Đc. Visit of a floating fish farm on the way. Upon arrival to Châu Đc, check-out and transfer onto a local boat for the visit of a village of the Muslim Chàm minority, then final disembarkment. End of services on shore at Chau Doc late in the morning. Return to Saigon. Have lunch at local restaurant. End of service.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good at the time you embark for the last visit

 

Program 3: CAN THO- MY THO

Day 1: CAN THO- CHO LACH (L/ D)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Mekong delta, an immense and fertile plain that constitutes a basket rice of Vietnam. We arrive in Can Tho, boarding at Ninh Kieu pier at noon. 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. Branching into Mang Thit river towards Co Chien river.Rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks. 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. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising through C Chiên then Ch Lách towards her anchorage point for the night. The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mỹ Tho.

Day 2: CHO LACH- MY THO (B/ L)
Rendez-vous with a local boat for a visit of the Bến Tre islands: rowing through the arroyos shaded with water coconut trees, on a horsecart through to a honey farm where you will taste the local production. Check-out and transfer onto the local boat for final disembarkment. End of services on shore at My Tho late in the morning. Return drive to Saigon. Have lunch at local restaurant. End of service.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good at the time you embark for the last visit

Price net per person in US$
Valid till 30thSeptember  2017

Group
size

Group of
1

Group of
2

Group of
3- 6

Group of 7 up

SGL Cabin Suppl

Kids rebate-12 Years old

Bassac

622

321

300

259

112

50%

Note: Supplement will be added to the price of the trip during Christmas and New Year period (from the 24 of December 2016 to the 05th of January 2017), and also during the Tet Holiday from the 27th of January to 05th February 2017


The price is included:

The price is excluded:

- Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver from Saigon
- Accommodation based on twin sharing cabin including breakfast.
-
1 lunch, 1 dinner on board.  
- 1 soft drink per person per meal, fresh fruit, tea, coffee...
- Entrance fees and excursions according to program

- Tips and any personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the program.