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Discovery Cruises

The Bassac are the perfect means to discover the Mekong delta as part of a journey in Vietnam.

You may join in on any discovery trip, as long as there is availability.

Discovery cruises span one or more nights, and are focused on exploring the countryside of the Mekong delta: a guided promenade or cycling tour in the unprepared countryside with an opportunity to stop at a farmer's in the afternoon, and a visit of the destination in the morning.

Tomorrow, we have 9 cabins available along Discovery Cruise.
For the day after tomorrow, we have 10 cabins available along Discovery Cruise.

See also the availability about your dates.

Itinerary

Sailing on Mang Thit river

Departure: 12:00 PM at Cần Thơ market hall; back at 10:00 AM D+1

Cần Thơ, on the first day at noon

  • Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.
  • Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit river. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.
  • By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants, or, at your option, short cycling tour of the surrounding area.
  • Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset.
  • The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from Tra On for the night.

Day 2

  • The boat departs at 06:00, as the ship passes by Tra On. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. The breakfast is available at 7:00.
  • Arrival in Cần Thơ, transfer onto a local boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market (8:45), then a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.

Included in the journey

As a rule of thumb, we take care of you from boarding to disembarkation. You may also ask us to provide you with other services, like land transfer or speedboat connection to or from Cambodia.

The services of the Bassac include per night on board:

  • Transportation on board;
  • Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded;
  • English-speaking host on board and during the visits;
  • Three meals;
  • 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;

Are excluded:

  • Road, speedboat transfer, except if specifically mentioned in the booking confirmation;
  • Bar services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities.
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