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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.

Today, we have 12 cabins available along Discovery Cruise.
Tomorrow, we have 12 cabins available along Discovery Cruise.

See also the availability about your dates.

Itinerary

Cái Bè-Cần Thơ

Cái Bè - Cần Thơ

Cái Bè, on the first day at noon

  • Boarding off 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.
  • 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 enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river.
  • The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from Tra On for the night.

Day 2

  • The boat departs at 6:00AM then cruises towards Can Tho. The breakfast is available at 7:00AM.
  • Arrival in Cần Thơ, transfer onto a local boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market, then a small bamboo basket workshop and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.

End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30.
The details of the program and the visits may vary depending on logistics or technical constraints.

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.

Discovery cruises prices

You may also like to see our Retreats and Private Cruises.

Our Sales terms apply.

Rates offered until Oct 31. 2023

The following is in Việt Nam đồng, including all taxes.

These rates are subject to change depending on the cost of fuel.

Joining in on a Discovery cruise   1 or 2 passengers;   3 to 12 passengers;   13 pass. or more
Per night and per passenger đ6 300 000 đ5 740 000 đ5 430 000
Price modifiers    
Single cabin suppl. +50% per single occupancy; typ. for an odd number of passengers
Kids rebate -50% for kids under 12 years old
Infants -100% Free of charge for kids under 2 years old

We can arrange road and speedboat transfers through third parties at the prices current at the time of booking.

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