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Bassac cruises on the Mekong Delta
After departing Saigon you can visit some of the Mekong’s indigenous people whist sailing toward Cai Be, in the heart of the Mekong Delta. On day two you resume cruising and visit the floating markets and gardens at Cai Rang. Upon disembarkation at Can Tho you will be driven back to Saigon.
There are actually three Bassac vessels, the latest of which was commissioned in 2007. Each boat is crafted in a traditional style and is ideally suited for this swift but none the less enchanting Mekong Cruise. On board each room is en-suite and finished in wood delivering delightful views of the passing Mekong Delta...
Cruise category: Bassac cruises on the Mekong Delta
Address: Unit 507, International Centre, 17 Ngo Quyen St., 200000 Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: +84 982 661 133

Price range: $385 - $8215

 

Traditional ship construction:
All three Bassac are built of wood according to the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safety standards require.
Bassac I actually once was a rice barge, which we bought and overhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and although Bassac II and III are entirely new hull designs, more adapted to their present purpose, they were built with the same craftsmanship and according to the same tradition.
Cabins
The cabins feature soundproofed partitions and double glazing to protect the passengers' sleep from the noises of the river. These partitions are also heat insulated and meant to slow fire in case of an emergency. The access to outside is immediate.
All cabins have air-conditioning, with split systems to allow for a quiet night --indeed the boat's equipment themselves are quiet even though some must run all night long.
BASSAC I
The original Bassac, built in the hull of a rice transporting barge, is a cozy ship sized right for a family excursion or a group of friends, who will love to appropriate it for the duration of their journey.
Bassac I is a green ship. It treats its waste water and recycles the waste heat from the engine. It is qualified as a first-class river vessel VR-SI.
Maximum 12 passengers
4 Twin, with private access and en suite bathroom 2 Double, slightly smaller, with private access and en suite bathroom
24m long, all wood, two passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck
Sundeck at the front upper deck
Dining area at the rear upper deck
BASSAC II
The Bassac II was designed in-house to meet the demands of river discovery cruises. It harbors redundant propulsion and power generator; river water and waste water treatment, and a professional galley. The Bassac II is registered to navigate into Cambodia.
With a large covered upper deck, a lounge and wide gangways, it is comfortable and can host a meal for the passengers of two ships. Access on board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabled passengers are safe.
Maximum 24 passengers
6 Twin, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
2 Double, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
2 Double, upper deck, with en suite bathroom
2 marine cabins: half again as largeas other cabins, on the marine deck, with a double bed and en suite bathroom
32m long, all wood, three passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck
Lounge cum dining room on the upper deck
Shaded dining area on the rear upper deck
Sundeck on the front upper deck
BASSAC III
The Bassac III was designed in-house and built very similar to the Bassac II, with its lot of small improvements, of which a bar in the rear upper deck.
With a large covered upper deck, a panoramic lounge and wide gangways, it is comfortable and can host a meal for the passengers of two ships. Access on board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabled passengers are safe.
Maximum 24 passengers
6 Twin, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
2 Double, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
4 Double, upper deck, with en suite bathroom
32.6m long, all wood, two passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck
Lounge cum dining room on the upper deck
bar on the upper deck
Shaded dining area on the rear upper deck
Sundeck on the front upper deck

DAY 1 - CAI BE & CHO LACH
Depart Cai Be, where you will have lunch on board, you leave the hustle and bustle of Saigon and take in the scenery, cruising toward Cho Lach. In the afternoon, take in the real Mekong lifestyle entering river traffic amongst floating markets whilst getting your first real glimpse of what life on the river is like. A village visit to see the rice fields and fruit orchards is the last stop of the day before a cool sunset drink and dinner as the boat anchors for the evening.

DAY 2 - CAN THO & CAI RANG
This morning you will cruise on to Can Tho. At Cai Rang you will board smaller boats for a closer look at the floating markets and a chance to walk around town before reboarding the boat to continue your journey. After lunch you can take a tour of Can Tho one of the Mekong’s busiest ports and a thriving centre of colorful river trade, before returning by road to Saigon.

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# Jan McCracken 2018-08-31 02:43
I am interested in a one or two night cruise on the Bassac when two of us will be spending time in the Mekong delta Oct 12 - 16. We plan to stay in an Air BNB, in or near Ben Tre, Can Tho, or Vinh Long. Might you provide information about cost and availability for a cruise?
My telephone number is 518-2x5-xxxx (U.S./New York)
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# TravelVietnam.Com 2018-08-31 09:28
Dear Mr. Jan McCracken,

Thank you for your message regarding the Bassac Cruise.
Ms. Van Anh, one of our travel consultants, has just checked the availability of the Bassac between Oct 12-16 and emailed more information to your inbox. Please check your email and feel free to contact us at any time.

Best wishes from Travel Vietnam Team!
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