3 Days Cai Be - Can Tho - Chau Doc with Bassac Cruise

Bassac Cruise Vietnam
Duration 3 Days/ 2 Nights
Starts in: Caibe
Ends in: Chau Doc
Departure date:
Daily Tour
Activity: Mekong Delta Cruise
Destination: Mekong Delta

Departure Date: Friday

DAY 1: CAIBE - TRA ON
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 on route. Rest on the deck.
Turning 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 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: TRA ON - CAN THO
Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising 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.
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: CRUISING TO CHAU DOC
Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Chau Doc.
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 on shore in Chau Doc mid-morning.

***** Please note you will leave the Bassac for good at the time you embark for the last visit
 
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person
Valid until 31 October 2012
Cabin
2 persons
3 - 12 persons
13 persons up
Single supplement
Double/ Twin
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Tour Package Includes
  • Transportation on board
  • Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded.
  • Meals served onboard
  • Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water
  • Visits on shore or on a small skiff
  • Access to all services on board
  • Access to and from the board on a longboat
  • All taxes are included
Tour Package Excludes
  • Private transfer around Saigon
  • Bar services
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees

Bassac Twin Cabin

Bassac Double Cabin

Bassac Restaurant

Bassac Sundeck

Bassac Dinning

Bassac Bar

The Bassac I is entirely built of wood, from the hull of an 80-foot-long rice barge. She can accommodate up to 12 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 galley, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck. The Bassac I can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey. She also is so powerful and has such a shallow draft as to be able to cruise upstream the Mekong or bring you to your destination regardless of the season, the tide or the current. The Bassac II & III is entirely built of wood in a hull of gỗ sao, the now rare essence of wood used traditionally used for building quality ships. She can accommodate up to 24 passengers in twelve nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.
 
CRUISE'S FEATURES:
Flag: Vietnam
Class: VR-SI, river cruiser
Displacement: 107 metric tons
Length: 80' / 24.40m
Beam" 18' / 5.50m
Draft: 4'10" / 1.50m half-loaded
Propulsion: Caterpillar 14,6 liters, 400 BHP, built to run 5000 hours per year
Navigation: Can operate by night and in bad weather
Autonomy: 7 days cruise

Cabin:
Bassac I: 6 cabins in the front of the main deck: 4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.

Bassac II: 12 nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.

Bassac III: 12 nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.

The comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac I and well insulated so as to provide the passengers with a good night's sleep even if under way.

They are entirely fitted with wood, and equipped as rooms in a good hotel.

 

Restaurant & Bar

The 250 square feet at the stern of the main deck accommodate the restaurant and the bar can be completely opened to outside for you to enjoy the evening.

 
Upper Deck

700 square feet, partly shaded.

The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches;

The small bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.

Nearly all of the Bassac I is accessible to the public, including the galley, which is the right venue for Vietnamese cuisine workshops to take place.

Each passenger can opt to join with the group in one of the common rooms, or look for a place to stay by oneself.


Kayaking
Exploring the Mekong Delta with kayak along the small canal and arrayos.

 

Utilities

Energy
Overall power production capacity: 2x35 kVA, and according to Vietnam's power standard 220V, 50Hz.
A large isobaric water heater.All electrical services are available at any time, as well as hot water.

Water
10 metric tons of fresh water on board
on board water treatment plant for river water use
on-board septic tanks for environment-friendlinessThe Bassac II features a fresh water autonomy of about a week, with a large store and the capability to produce its own water.

Safety
Smoke detectors in all cabins, redundant fire fighting pumps, three monitors with fire hoses;
Fire extinguishers: CO2 and powder;
emergency lighting and alarm on a separate source of power
Safety jackets for all the board, safety buoys, rafts, longboat

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