Deeper Mekong river cruise with Bassac

3 days, 2 nights 12:03:23.2900000 | 11.23.2010

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Tour Code: VTL 03
Tour Route: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An town (Charming World Heritage site) Saigon - Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong Delta
Tour Duration: 15 Days15 Days - Discover Vietnam's Highlights Tour Map
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Cruise Holidays, and Folk Arts
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 1 Arrival Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi City tour
Day 3 Hanoi Halong Bay
Day 4 Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 5 Hanoi fly to Hue
Day 6 Hue
Day 7 Hue - Hoi An
Day 8 Hoi An
Day 9 Hoi An
Day 10 Hoi An - Da Nang fly to Saigon
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh tour
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - Cao Dai
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong
Day 14 Mekong - Ho Chi Minh
Day 15 Departure

Detail Itinerary

Departing every Friday, this two-night journey will take you to the heart of the Mekong delta and to the Cambodian frontier. It is also possible to connect to Cambodia in a speedboat.


Day 1: SAIGON – CAI BE (L, D)

The private vehicle and driver of Binhtours will pick up you from your hotel this morning to leave Saigon for Cai Be. It will take you roughly 2.5-3 hours driving there with stop en route for your refreshment and photo opportunities.

* 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.


* The Bassac slips into the Chợ Lách canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water.

* 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.



* 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, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier by mid-morning.

* 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.




* Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Châu Đốc.

* 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 by mid-morning on shore at Chau Doc. Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit.


Your private vehicle is waiting for you at the pier to bring you back to Saigon with stop en route for your own lunch.

Arrive your hotel in Saigon in the afternoon. End of services.

Optional: Should you want to end your tour in Chau Doc so as to continue to Cambodia, our driver will bring you to hotel in Chau Doc. Further services in Chau Doc and Cambodia can be provided at your request.



+ English or French speaking guide on boat (Other languages available upon request)

+ Package 3-day join-in trip on Bassac cruise with full board based on Twin-shared cabin.

+ All transfer and transportation by A/C vehicle as per program.

+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

+ Mineral water and wet tissue (Bottle of 500ml/person/day)



+ Accommodation in Saigon or Chau Doc

+ Travel insurance

+ Visa

+ Tips

+ Personal expenses


What to bring

Sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, sleeping bag (optional), rain coat, toiletries, original passport.


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