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Bassac Cruise in Mekong RiverThe Bassac are three elegant rides sharing the same standards and mostly differing in size. All three Bassac are built of wood according to the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safety standards require. Bassac I actually once was a rice barge, which we bought and overhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and although Bassac II and III are entirely new hull designs, more adapted to their present purpose, they were built with the same craftsmanship and according to the same tradition

 

Cantho - Caibe

Bassac Boat in Mekong River

 

Cần Thơ - Cái Bè

Cần Thơ, on the first day at noon

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.
Tour near Tra On floating market.
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 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

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 by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

 


 

Cái Bè - Cần Thơ

Cái Bè, on the first day at noon

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.

Day 2

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, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.

End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

 


Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Cái Bè

 

Cái Bè, on the first day at noon

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.

Day 2

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 at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.
Tour near Tra On floating market.
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 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 3

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 by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

 


 

Caibe - Cantho - ChauDoc

Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Châu Đốc

Cái Bè, on the first day at noon

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.

Day 2

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, welcome drink and departure towards upstream river Bassac. Lunch is served on board while en route.
Upon arrival at Thot Not, transfer on the longboat for a visit of a bamboo-knitting village near the 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.
Rest on the deck before the night. The Bassac drops anchor upstream of Long Xuyen for the night.

Day 3

Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Châu Đốc.
Upon arrival to Chau Doc, check-out and transfer onto a local boat for the visit of a village of the Muslim Cham minority, then final disembarkment.

End of services by mid-morning on shore at Châu Đốc.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

 


 

Cần Thơ - Châu Đốc - Cái Bè

Cần Thơ, on the first day at noon

Boarding at Can Tho 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 a bamboo-knitting village near the 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.
Rest on the deck before the night. The Bassac drops anchor upstream of Long Xuyen for the night.

Day 2

Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Châu Đốc.
Upon arrival in Chau Doc, transfer onto a local boat for the visit of a village of the Muslim Cham minority.
Boarding at noon at the Chau Doc pier, welcome drink.
Departure downstream on the Bassac river, as the crew serves lunch.
We connect through river Vam Nao and around the district of Cho Moi to the First River.
Mid-afternoon, we sail along a small tributary to Song Ho. Exploratory visit at Cho Moi: Village and old churches.
Boarding back at dusk, welcome drink. Dinner is served en route.
the Bassac drops anchor on the way in view of the My Thuan bridge for the night.

Day 3

Breakfast is available from 6:30 on.
The Bassac sets sail after sunrise towards Cai Be, through sceneries of sweet water mangroves on river My Tho.
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 by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

 


 

Châu Đốc - Cái Bè - Cần Thơ

Châu Đốc, on the first day at noon

Boarding at the Chau Doc pier, welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into your cabin.
Departure downstream on the Bassac river, as the crew serves lunch.
We connect through river Vam Nao and around the district of Cho Moi to the First River.
Mid-afternoon, we sail along a small tributary to Song Ho. Exploratory visit at Cho Moi: Village and old churches.
Boarding back at dusk, welcome drink. Dinner is served en route.
the Bassac drops anchor on the way in view of the My Thuan bridge for the night.

Day 2

Breakfast is available from 6:30 on.
The Bassac sets sail after sunrise towards Cai Be, through sceneries of sweet water mangroves on river My Tho.
Arrival in Cai Be, transfer to a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.
Boarding at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink, 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.

Day 3

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, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.

End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

 


 

Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Châu Đốc - Cái Bè

Cái Bè, on the first day at noon

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.

Day 2

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, welcome drink and departure towards upstream river Bassac. Lunch is served on board while en route.
Upon arrival at Thot Not, transfer on the longboat for a visit of a bamboo-knitting village near the 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.
Rest on the deck before the night. The Bassac drops anchor upstream of Long Xuyen for the night.

Day 3

Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Châu Đốc.
Upon arrival in Chau Doc, transfer onto a local boat for the visit of a village of the Muslim Cham minority.
Boarding at noon at the Chau Doc pier, welcome drink.
Departure downstream on the Bassac river, as the crew serves lunch.
We connect through river Vam Nao and around the district of Cho Moi to the First River.
Mid-afternoon, we sail along a small tributary to Song Ho. Exploratory visit at Cho Moi: Village and old churches.
Boarding back at dusk, welcome drink. Dinner is served en route.
the Bassac drops anchor on the way in view of the My Thuan bridge for the night.

Day 4

Breakfast is available from 6:30 on.
The Bassac sets sail after sunrise towards Cai Be, through sceneries of sweet water mangroves on river My Tho.
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 by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

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