Tours
Secret by Bassac Mekong Cruise

The Bassac 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 gallery, a small office room and 700 sqft of sundeck.
The Bassac can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey.


Brief Itinerary

1. Two days itinerary
Trip name: Cai be-Cantho 2days/1night
Trip code: VLV-59A(2D/1N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Cantho-Saigon/Saigon - Can Tho - Mang Thit - Cai Be - Sai Gon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising

Brief program:
Option1:
Day 1: Saigon-Caibe-Cantho
Day 2: Can Tho-saigon

Option2:
Day 1: Saigon-Cantho-Mang Thit
Day 2:Mang Thit-Cai Be-Saigon

2. Three days itinerary
Trip name: Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Cái Bè 3days/2nights
Trip code: VLV-59B(3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/2night
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Cantho-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising

Brief program:
Day 1:Saigon-Caibe-Cantho
Day 2:Cantho
Day 2: Cantho- Cai be Saigon

3. Three days itinerary
Trip name: Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Thốt Nốt - Cần Thơ 3days/2nights
Trip code: VLV-59C(3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/2night
Trip Operates: Departing on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Cantho-Saigon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising

Brief program:
Day 1:Saigon-Caibe-Cantho
Day 2:Cantho
Day 2: Cantho- Saigon

4. Three days itinerary
Trip name: Cần Thơ - Thốt Nốt - Cần Thơ - Cái Bè 3days/2nights
Trip code: VLV-59D(3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/2night
Trip Operates: Departing on Thursdays and Fridays.
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Saigon-Caibe-Cantho-Saigon/Saigon - Can Tho - Mang Thit - Cai Be - Sai Gon
Starts/Ends trip: Saigon/Saigon
Trip type: Nature, landscape & cruising

Brief program:
Day 1:Saigon-Cantho
Day 2: Can Tho
Day 2: Cantho-Saigon

1. Two days itinerary:

Day 1 SAIGON-CAI BE –CANTHO
08:30 Meet our driver then transfer to Cai be with private car.
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.(L/D)

Day 2 CAN THO-SAIGON
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, check out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier .Our driver waiting for you then transfer back to Saigon .End services.(B)
 

2. Three days itinerary:

Day 1: Cái Bè, on the first day at noon
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 en 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.

Day 2: Cantho
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 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.
By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants.
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: Cantho-Caibe-Saion
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.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.
Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.
 

3. Three days itinerary:
Day 1: Cái Bè, on the first day at noon

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 en 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.

Day 2: Cantho-Thot not -Cantho
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 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 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 3 : Cantho
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 the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
Arrival at Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, late morning.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ.
Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

4. Three days itinerary
Day 1: Cần Thơ, on the first day at noon
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
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.
By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants.
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: Cantho –Cai be
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.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.
Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.

Cabin & fertilities
Flag: Vietnam
Class: VR-SI, river cruiser
Displacement: 107 metric tons
Length: 24.40m
Beam: 5.50m
Draft: 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 
Owing to its large new engine and revised hydraulics, the Bassac can pull up to 10 knots and face the powerful Mekong, even facing strong currents.
As the Bassac has a shallow draft, she can go through all the main waterways regardless of the tide.
6 cabins in the front of the main deck: 4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.
Heat and sound insulation in each cabin.
Air conditioning, private access.
En suite bathroom with shower and toilet
The comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac 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. 

On board activities 
Each journey leg includes three meals (L, D, B), one visit on the way and one at the destination, full-board accommodation as twin-share and free drinking water and Vietnamese tea and coffee. 

Price Include:

The services of the Bassac include per night on board:
Transportation on board
Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded.
except where other accommodation arrangements are mentioned in the booking slip
Three meals
Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water
Two visits on shore or on a small skiff
Access to all services on board
All rates subject to change without period noted
All rates are available for bookings made through Viet Legend Travel only.

Price Excludes:

Airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Road transfer
Travel insurance
Bar services and other non-included drinks;
Tips and gratuities;

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