Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho – Chau Doc – Cai Be – Ho Chi…

Tour Code : VCMB 06
Tour Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh/ Ho Chi Minh
Tour Level: Easy
Group size: Share transfer and share cruise
Departure: Friday only

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Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be (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 right 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. Our vehicle will arrive in Cai Be pier in Mekong Deltaarea at around 10.00am where the Bassac Cruises is waiting for us. We will be picked up to board the boat at around noon time. Once boarding the ship, you will be welcomed with a nice light drink and being introduced to the ship and crew and then will check into the cabins to start our cruise package in two days officially. Our boat will cruise toward Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River while the lunch is served. After lunch, it is optional for us can rest on the deck or enjoy the open bar.

Turning into Cho Lach canal in about 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards. The boat will stop for our visit to a village on the banks of Mang Thit River – an opportunity to experience and know about the life & the hospitality of local inhabitants here. Following by a visit more to the orchard or rice fields nearby and after that we will return our boat to enjoy a complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Resting on the deck of the boat to enjoy sunset while the crews is preparing the dinner. Enjoying the dinner while our ship is cruising on Mang Thit River. The Bassac is moored right downstream from the little Tra On Floating Market for staying overnight.

Mang Thit River

Mang Thit River

Day 2 Cai Be – Cruise to Can Tho (B, L, D)
Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho till arriving in Cai Rang floating market. Once here, we will move to another smaller boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and toward to the Ninh Kieu pier. After the visit, we will board back to our ship. Welcome drink is served and the ship will continue to depart downstream of the Hau River. Lunch on board while en route to Tra On floating market.

Our ship will continue 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. Next, we will visit to 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 to the ship in late afternoon, a complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Taking time for a 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. Our Bassac ship will set anchor for overnight on river Mang Thit.

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

Day 3 Can Tho – Cruising to Chau Doc (B, L, D)

Waking up to the sunrise and enjoying the breakfast is served at 6.30am while our Bassac ship is cruising upstream the river toward Chau Doc. Upon arrival in Chau Doc, we will move to another small local boat for a visit of a village of Muslim Cham minority. Then we will board back to the ship and enjoying a welcome drink and lunch will be served while our ship continues depart downstream on Bassac River, through Vam Nao next and last to the First River.

At mid–afternoon, we sail along a small tributary to Song Ho and take a visit to Cho Moi: a village with old churches. Afterward, we board back to our ship with enjoying another welcome drink and take a bit time for relaxing on the deck. Dinner will be served while the ship en route. The Bassac ship will drop anchor in a quite place with the nice view over the My Thuan Bridge for overnight.

Muslim Cham minority - Chau Doc

Muslim Cham minority – Chau Doc

Day 4 Chau Doc – Cruising back Cai Be – Return to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Waking up quite early and enjoying the sunrise before having our breakfast is ready at 6.30am. Our ship will continue set a sail toward Cai Be through sceneries of sweet water mangroves on river My Tho.

In mid-morning: we will arrive in Cai Be, check out the ship to board to a smaller local boat for the last cruise to visit Cai Be floating market and handicraft around. Afterward, our trip cruise in exploring Mekong Delta with Bassac ship is concluded on shore at Cai Be pier. Once here, we will get on vehicle is waiting for transferring back to Ho Chi Minh City. Drop off at your hotel.

Cai Be Floating market

Cai Be Floating market

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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 4 days
  • All permits and entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Complementary drinks
  • VAT and service charge

Trip Price Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, laundry and bar bills etc
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Other service unspecified in the program.

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

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