Bassac Cruise

Mekong Delta Vietnam: Cai Be - Can Tho

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The Bassac Cruise – Truly experience the unique culture of Mekong Delta.
Based on the classic appearance of traditional rice barges, Bassac Cruise was built and designed to be an elegant Mekong delta, which can efficiently… more »
The Bassac Cruise – Truly experience the unique culture of Mekong Delta.
Based on the classic appearance of traditional rice barges, Bassac Cruise was built and designed to be an elegant Mekong delta, which can efficiently accommodate up to 24 passengers. The Bassac mostly offers tour on Mang Thit, one of the most popular and crowed areas on Mekong River. The cruise will bring you to visit and enjoy the scene, sound and scent of the most typical floating market on Mang Thit: Cai Be market. This is one great opportunity to truly experience the unique culture of Mekong civilization with all of your senses. less «

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Children's birthday must be from January 01, 1960 to January 01, 1965 to make sure the age between 5 and 10 years old in comparision to the departure date .
Infants's birthday must be from January 01, 1966 to January 01, 1970 to make sure the age between 0 and 4 years old in comparision to the departure date .
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Room type Max Person Cabin & Rates

Bassac Cabin

8.0 m2
Double/Twin bed

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Price Includes

  • 2D/1N Bassac package (joint basis)
  • Accommodation on boat with meals as program.
  • Entrance fees
  • Service charge, room tax and handling fee

Price Excludes

  • Transfer from/to Ho Chi Minh city, Cai Be, Can Tho by Private Car.(book in next step)
  • Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
  • International airfare to/from Vietnam
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 30 days: 10% of total rate
  • From 30 to 8 days prior to departure :30% total rate
  • From 7 days prior to departure : 100%

Children Policy

  • Child under 2 years old: F.O.C.
  • Child 2- 12 years old: 75% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same room with 2 adults

Full Itinerary

1. Can Tho - Cai Be 2. Cai Be - Can Tho
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho
Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to Can Tho (NOT INCLUDED in cabin price)

. 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 River 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.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bassac Cruise
Day 2 Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City
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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.


  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to port.
  • Check-in: At noon
  • Check-out: At noon
  • Guide: Free English Speaking on board

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Corporate Party
  • Traditional or modern live music
  • Wedding ceremony

19 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Bassac Cruise


Based on 19 reviews

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Mr.Sverrir Bjornsson

Reykjavik., Iceland

3 March, 2017

Wary good relaxed tour and a very good guide AM.


Mr.Pic picot

New Zealand

9 July, 2016

A thoroughly enjoyable cruise. Vessel was just the right size, food was amazing and the excursions were scenic and intriguing.

I was a little disappointed that the three day cruise was the one and a half day trip repeated in the opposite direction, but the staff, vessel and food were excellent


Mr. Timothy


23 May, 2016

We were very happy with everything a wonderful trip


Ms.Sarah Martin

Singapore, Singapore

15 January, 2016

Everything was great. Our guide was lovely. I got sick while on the boat and she found me medicine and was very sweet to me


Ms.Andrea Jessup

Auckland, New Zealand

20 April, 2015

really enjoyed the cruise, fantastic service…………………….


Mr.Phillip Hines


2 April, 2015

The cruise was very good. The staff were excellent, especially our guide, she had a lot of knowledge and was lovely. The food was also very good, we had a lovely time and would recommend the baasac cruise to anyone that asks


Mr.Goran Hakansson


20 February, 2015

A fantastic experience with a fantastic tour guide, Ms. Cherry.


Mr.Stephen Wallace

Brisbane, Australia

14 January, 2015

We had a wonderful time on the Bassac Cruise and would recommend it to everyone without hesitation. Please see feedback below.

I would also like to mention that Tom the booked driver and Thang (Than?) our guide were fantastic. The walk on land and Than’s information/ stories together with the small… More


Ms.Siok Bee CHIONH

Singapore, Singapore

30 December, 2014

interesting experience, excellent enthusiastic guide……………………….

We were left to carry our bags on boarding the Bassac………


Ms.Peter Langford

Hobart, Australia

5 December, 2014

Very good,We enjoyed the cruise very much
We enjoyed the trip, Next time we would catch fast speed boat back to Saigon.

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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Numer of Cabins: 12
Cruise Type: Wooden Boat
Operated by: TransMekong

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