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Discover Mekong Delta from Cai Be - Can Tho - Can Tho with Bassac Cruise 3 Days and 2 Nights

Full Itinerary

Departure Date: Thursday

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 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: 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, the nearby arroyos and gardens 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 the bamboo 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.


Day 3: Cruissing To Can Tho


Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising towards Can Tho city. 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.
Arrival at Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, late morning.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ.

***** 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
Valid until 31 Octorber 2012

Cabin

Joining boat

Single supplement

1 - 2 pax

3 - 12 pax

Double/ Twin

595

550

225

 
 
Include:
  • 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
Not Include
  • Private transfer around Saigon
  • Bar services
  • Travel insurance

  • Visas and visa fees

  • Tips and gratuities

Bassac Cruise Information

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.

CRUISE'S FEATURES:

 

Flag: Vietnam
Class: VR-SI, river cruiser
Displacement: 107 metric tons
Length: 80' / 24.40m
Beam" 18' / 5.50m
Draft: 4'10" / 1.50m half-loaded
Propulsion: Caterpillar 14,6 liters, 400 BHP, built to run 5000 hours per year
Navigation: Can operate by night and in bad weather
Autonomy: 7 days cruise

Cabin:

Bassac I: 6 cabins in the front of the main deck: 4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.

Bassac II: 12 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.

Bassac III: 12 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.

The comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac I 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 & Bar

The 250 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

700 square feet, partly shaded.

The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches;

The small bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.

Nearly all of the Bassac I is accessible to the public, including the galley, which is the right venue for Vietnamese cuisine workshops to take place.

Each passenger can opt to join with the group in one of the common rooms, or look for a place to stay by oneself.


Kayaking
Exploring the Mekong Delta with kayak along the small canal and arrayos.

 

Utilities

Energy
Overall power production capacity: 2x35 kVA, and according to Vietnam's power standard 220V, 50Hz.
A large isobaric water heater.All electrical services are available at any time, as well as hot water.

Water
10 metric tons of fresh water on board
on board water treatment plant for river water use
on-board septic tanks for environment-friendlinessThe Bassac II features a fresh water autonomy of about a week, with a large store and the capability to produce its own water.

Safety
Smoke detectors in all cabins, redundant fire fighting pumps, three monitors with fire hoses;
Fire extinguishers: CO2 and powder;
emergency lighting and alarm on a separate source of power
Safety jackets for all the board, safety buoys, rafts, longboat.

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