|Route:||Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On – Cai Rang market – Can Tho - Saigon|
|Duration:||02 days / 01 nights|
|Features:||Enjoying the best highlights when traveling along the Mekong, one of the longest rivers in the world, enjoying fascinating floating markets, ordinary life of the locals and charming landscape of the countryside from Bassac Cruise.|
|Connection :||Easy to combine with Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Phnompenh.|
|Day 1||SAIGON - VINH LONG – BASSAC CRUISE
Leave Saigon for Cai Be. Board a cruise on the Mekong visiting villages, local shipyards and orchards. Dinner and overnight on board.
|Day 2||CANTHO - SAIGON
Kayak on the Mekong river and visit a floating market. Disembark the cruise and transfer back to Saigon. End of services.
Children between 2 and 12 are discounted 50% if sharing cabins with parents. Infants under 2 are free of charge.
Using the name Bassac of a steaming boat ran on the Mekong river a century ago, the current Bassac cruises are three elegant vessels, made of wood as per the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, but matching international standards of services.
All the cabins are air-conditioned, with en-suite bathrooms, sound-proof partitions, and double-glazed windows to protect the passengers' sleep from the noise of the river or of the boat's equipment. The cabins are also scented by Laurent Séverac, the perfumer in Hanoi. The galley is suitable to serve refined meals and uphold the best sanitary standards, even for very big groups.
The passengers can enjoy their privacy on board, since the layout allows the crew to be discreet and offers several living areas so that different groups may enjoy the journey by their own. Wide access to the outside retaining the capability to serve the guests well, even in bad weather, guarantees a good experience of the Mekong delta.
DAY 1: SAIGON - VINH LONG – BASSAC CRUISE (-/L/D)
Pick up at your hotel in Saigon and transfer to Cai Be to board the Bassac Cruise. Have welcome drink and introduction of the ship before check-in your cabin. You will have lunch while cruising toward Cho Lach on Tien Giang river. Relax on the deck or enjoy the open bar. In the afternoon you will get in Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes thru the traffic of sand and rice barges, passing local shipyards on the way. Visit the villages on the bank of Co Chien or Mang Thit river, an opportunity to comprehend the way of life of the local inhabitants and their unchanged hospitality.
Enjoy the sunset on the Mekong with a complimentary drink and have dinner while the Bassac cruises along Mang Thit river. Anchor in front of Phuoc Hau pagoda, Tra On for overnight.
DAY 2: CAN THO - SAIGON (B)
The kayaks are available this morning for you if you want to discover the Mekong river by your own rowing skills and love to discover and experience. Breakfast served before the cruise arrives at Tra On floating market before coming back to Can Tho. Upon arrival at Cai Rang, we will take another visit to this exciting floating market before check-out the boat and have our local boat to visit the nearby canals, fruit gardens and Ninh Kieu Wharf in Can Tho. Lunch at Nam Bo restaurant. Transfer back to Saigon by car. The tour ends at your hotel in Saigon. End of services.
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