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MK-BASS02: MEKONG DELTA ON THE BASSAC BOAT ( DEPARTURE FROM CAN THO)
 
 
( 2 days/1 nights )
 
  Departure from Can Tho
Itinerary:Ho Chi Minh-Can Tho-Vinh Long-Cai be-Ho Chi Minh
 
 

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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/CANTHO/VINHLONG (L/D)

Depart early in the morning from you hotel and drive overland to Can Tho, main town of the Mekong Delta. Boarding around noon the Bassac, a traditional rive barge fully equipped. After getting acquainted with the crew and check into the cabins, departure downstream of the Hau River. While discovering beautiful landscape and live around the river, ejoy a local lunch on board, rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar.
Tour is nearby Tra On floating market
In the middle of the afternoon, set anchor and visit a village on the banks of Mang Thit River, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life of the local inhabitants and their hospitality. Taste tropical fruits and boarding back, sip a drink as welcome back on board. Open bar and rest on the deck while enjoying the sunset.
Local dinner will be served while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit River towards her anchorage point for the night.

Day 2: VINHLONG/CAIBE/SAIGON (B/L)

In the morning, enjoy a western break fat while enjoying the scenery on the banks. The Bassac crosses Co Chien River then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards. Arrival Cai Be, check out and boarding of a local boat for tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft
Disembark in CaiBe then enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant. Drive back to Hochiminh 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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