The Bassac take you into the greener areas of the Mekong delta, overnight on the river and into the middle of the life about the river. They are entirely built of wood in the Mekong delta and according to the local marine traditions, and adapted fordiscovery cruises, open to outside and offering an immediate contact with the green surrounding of the ship.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – Caibe – Sa Dec – Cantho (L, D)
At 8h00 in the morning, the driver willpick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be.
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. Overnight on the cruise
Day 2: Cantho – Ho Chi Minh(B)
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 and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ and the driver will take us back to Ho Chi Minh. The trip ends at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.End of services!
Roundtrip transfer to/from in Ho Chi Minh
1 night on board (based on twin/double cabin but shared sampan)
Meals as mentioned clearly as the itinerary
Tours and activities as stated above
English speaking guide on the cruise
Daily bottle of mineral water
Tips and personal expenses