Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho – Thot Not – Can Tho – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho (L, D)
This trip is started from Ho Chi Minh City and return to Ho Chi Minh City.
In the morning you will be picked up at the hotel by a private car and we depart Saigon at 7.00am to be on time for boarding our cruise package with Bassac Cruises.
Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. 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 the bamboo village in Thot Not. Boarding back at dusk, rest on the deck for the sunset while taking somes 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 2 Can Tho – Mang Thit
Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising towards Can Tho city. 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. Arrival at Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, late 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. 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 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 Mang Thit – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh
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. Once here, our vehicle is waiting for picking up and transferring back to Saigon and drop at your hotel in quite late afternoon.
Note: You will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit.
Trip Price Included
Private transfer from / back Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Bassac Cruising Package
One night on Bassac (twin sharing)
English (or French) Speaking Guide for the cruise package 3 days
All permits and entrance fees
Meals as indicated in itinerary
VAT and service charge
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.