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Take a 2 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh city to Mekong delta. Arrive Cai Be, embark on the Bassac Boat and Cruise through the beautiful destinations of Mekong Detal including Cho Lach, Mang Thit, Binh Hoa Phuoc, Cai Be and Can Tho – the Mekong Delta Central city. The cruise journey reflects the spectacular scenery along the alluvial river and it’s an unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water. Visit a the floating market, some villages with fruit and bonsai garden. Explore the local small factory where handicarft and dried fruit made and have some cultural interaction with local people.
Bassac is a wooden cruise from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice barge. She can accommodate up to 24 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 gallery, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck.
Day 1: Saigon – Tra On
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at the hotel then drive to Mekong Delta. After 2 hour, you arrive Cai Be and Boarding at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink, Introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins and Departure towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.
Lunch while on route then Rest on the deck or enjoy the open bar.
Branching 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.
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 around the bar or on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising back 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, then a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier by mid-morning. Free time in the city.
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 a village in Thot Not.
Boarding back at dusk, rest on the deck for the sunset while taking some 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: Can Tho – Saigon
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 an ancient house and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
Arrival at Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, by mid-morning. Disembark the boat and get on your air-con vehicle for driving back to your hotel in Saigon.