What you’ll get
Duration : 2 days 1 night
Departure : Ho Chi Minh city center
Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple
Type : Cruise tour
Mekong Delta is called “The Rice basket of Vietnam". It lives up to its reputation with enormous number of fruit gardens and orchards on one side and endless golden rice field on the other side of the river. Cruising with Bassac, you will spend a great time to enjoy and admire the peaceful beauty of Mekong River. Along the journey, you will meet and get in touch with local people occasionally. From a fruit seller to a fisherman, you will always feel a warm welcome from local residence with their honesty and great hospitality.
- Explore Tra On floating market and Cai Rang market
- Get a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water
- Take a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside
- 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- A/C transfer
- Cruise Cabin
- Price Includes
- Meals as program
- Transportation on board
- 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
- Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded
- Price Excludes
- Shuttle bus HCMC - Can Tho/Cai Be - HCMC (book in next step)
- Car/van Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho/ Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh (book in next step)
- Bar services
- Travel insurance
- Visas and visa fees
- Tips and gratuities
- Cancellation by Customer
For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:
- More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
- 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
- 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
- 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
- Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.
- There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
- For no show cases, there will be no refund.
- All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
- Cancellation by Weather
In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.
- Children Policy
- Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
- From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
- From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
- Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
- Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
- Day 1: Can Tho
7:30 - 08:00 am: Optional shuttle bus picks you up at our meeting point - The Art Café No.54 Nguyen Thai Binh street in Ho Chi Minh city and transfer to Can Tho (contact us for private transfer)
12:00 am: Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.
Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.
By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset.
The crew serves 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.
Meals: L, D
Accommodation: Bassac cruise
- Day 2: Cai Be disembark
06:00 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast at 7:00 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 near Cai Be, check-out and transfer to a rowing boat for a quiet visit through a small canal if the tide allows.
Rendez-vous with a local boat, which will take you to shore for a visit of Cai Be's handicraft.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cai Be. Get the bus back to Saigon for those who book our shuttle bus.
Accommodation: Bassac cruise
Compare with other products
Questions & Answers
8.9Based on 2 reviews
Value for money
07 Dec 2018
The randomness of the bookings made us, my wife and I, alone, the Bassac III and its twelve crew members! Regardless of this privilege (a little embarrassing, considering everything that was implemented for two people, but mitigated by the information that the boat was almost full for the return journey Cai Be - Can Th), we were very interested in the clear explanations of kla guide during both excursions, delighted to laze on deck chairs of the bridge during the navigation, and very satisfied with the gastronomy prepared on board and very fresh. Besides the interest of these visits, this cruise is also a nice break in a hectic trip program. Wifi capricious, it's not essential ...
29 Nov 2018
We spent one night aboard the Bassac II cruising down the Meekong Delta to Can Tho. Cabin is comfortable size with air conditioning installed and en suite bathroom is fine for a one-night stay. We left our large cases with our guide and took just one small bag each on board which worked nicely. Cold towel and refreshing drink on boarding, then we were shown to our cabin. Light lunch served, and afternoon visit to local village for tour and fresh fruit tasting. Dinner was slightly disappointing with choice of fried fresh with a sauce or fried chicken with curry sauce, I think more local dish would have been appreciated. Drinks are reasonably priced, meals are served up on deck under shade of a canopy but with the breeze to keep you cool. Sun decks at fore and aft with comfortable sun loungers was nice place to relax and watch the countryside pass by. Next morning early breakfast then onto smaller boat with luggage in tow to go out to visit the floating market – mainly wholesale fruit and vegetable vendors but interesting to see life on the riverway. Back to land around 10:00 for our onward trip to our hotel