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4 Days Cai Be - Can Tho - Chau Doc Cruising with The Bassac

Can Tho City
Upstream: Cai Be - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Cai Be
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Departing on Fridays


Day 1: Cai Be

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: Can Tho - Long Xuyen

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, welcome drink and departure towards upstream river Bassac. Lunch is served on board while en route.

Upon arrival at Thot Not, transfer on the longboat for a visit of a bamboo-knitting village near the Thot Not bird park, at the time the egrets return home from a day out.

Boarding back before dusk, a welcome drink and the dinner are served on board while en route.

Rest on the deck before the night. The Bassac drops anchor upstream of Long Xuyen for the night.


Day 3: Chau Doc

Breakfast is served from 06:30, as the Bassac is on its way upstream the river towards Châu Đốc.

Upon arrival in Chau Doc, transfer onto a local boat for the visit of a village of the Muslim Cham minority.

Boarding at noon at the Chau Doc pier, welcome drink.

Departure downstream on the Bassac river, as the crew serves lunch.

We connect through river Vam Nao and around the district of Cho Moi to the First River.

Mid-afternoon, we sail along a small tributary to Song Ho. Exploratory visit at Cho Moi: Village and old churches.

Boarding back at dusk, welcome drink. Dinner is served en route.

The Bassac drops anchor on the way in view of the My Thuan bridge for the night.


Day 4: Cai Be

Breakfast is available from 06:30 on.

The Bassac sets sail after sunrise towards Cai Be, through sceneries of sweet water mangroves on river My Tho.

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 08:30.

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  • Transportation on board
  • Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded.
  • Meals served onboard
  • Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water
  • Visits on shore or on a small skiff
  • Access to all services on board
  • Access to and from the board on a longboat
  • All taxes are included


  • Private transfer around Saigon
  • Bar services
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees
  • Tips and gratuities

Other Bassac Cruise Itinerary

Bassac Cruise
Option 1: Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Chau Doc
Option 2: Cần Thơ - Chau Doc - Cai Be
Option 3: Chau Doc - Cái Bè - Can Tho
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Bassac Cruise Mekong
Option 1: Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Cái Bè
Option 2: Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Cần Thơ
Option 3: Cần Thơ - Cần Thơ - Cái Bè
US$ 470 - US$ 575
Bassac Cruise Mekong
Option 1: Can Tho - Tra On - Mang Thit - Cai Be
Option 2: Cái Bè - Cần Thơ - Cần Thơ
US$ 255 - US$ 340

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