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MK-BASS01: MEKONG DELTA ON THE BASSAC BOAT ( DEPARTURE FROM CAI BE )
 
 
( 2 days/1 nights )
 
  Departure from Cai Be - Vinh Long
Itinerary:Ho Chi Minh-Cai be-Tra On-Can Tho
 
 

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THE BASSAC 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 galley, 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. She also is so powerful and has such a shallow draft as to be able to cruise upstream the Mekong or bring you to your destination regardless of the season, the tide or the current. CABIN Layout: 6 cabins in the front of the main deck - 4 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed. Services: Heat and sound insulation in each cabin; Air conditioning, private access; En suite bathroom with shower. 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. Owing to a large heat exchanger on the main engine, the Bassac produces enough hot water for many showers a day.
 
 
 
 

Tour Details
 

 
 

Day 1: SAIGON/CAIBE/TRA ON (L/D)

Depart from your hotel and drive overland to CaiBe, in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Boarding around noon the Bassac, a traditional rice barge fully equipped. Welcome drink and after getting acquainted with the crew, cast off for memorable cruise to Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River. While discovering beautiful landscape and live around Tien Giang River, enjoy a local lunch on board. Then rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar.
In the middle of the afternoon, set anchor and visit a village on the banks of Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of local inhabitants. Taste tropical fruits and boarding back, sip a drink as welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit River and sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.

Day 2: TRA ON/CANTHO/SAIGON (B/L)

In the morning, enjoy a western breakfast while the ship cruise the Tra On floating market before continuing to Can Tho, main town of the Mekong Delta. Arrive in Cai Rang, check out of the ship and board on a small local boat to visit the floating market and the nearby arroyos and gardens. Disembark at Ninh Kieu pier in Can Tho and stroll through the market of Can Tho before having lunch in a local restaurant. Drive back Ho Chi Minh city beginning of the afternoon. Arrive by the end of the afternoon.
(Accommodation in Saigon excluded)
 
 
 
 

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  PRICE:
 
 
Number of Travellers Room Categories Price Booking

1 Pax

 Standard $409 Book

2 Pax

  $250 Book

3 - Pax

  $220 Book

1 Pax

 Single Supplement $65 Book
 
 


Note: Prices net per person in US$, and may change depending on high or low season.

Note:
* Valid till October 31, 2006
* Single cabin supplement: only applies upon request and if there is an odd number of passengers.
* Departure from Cai Be: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
* Departure from Can Tho: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
* No departure on Friday
Inclusive:
- Transportation on board
- Land transportation
- English/French speaking guide on land
- Accommodation of each passenger in a twin –share cabin, double –or twin bedded.
- Three meals (2 Lunch –1 Dinner –1 Breakfast)
- Vietnamese coffee, tea, mineral water
- Two visits on shore or on a small skiff
- Access to all services on board
- Access to and from the board on a longboat
Exclusive:
- Bar services
- Tips and gratuities

 
   
 
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