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Private Cruises

Enjoy the ultimate freedom and charter a Bassac to take your party wherever you like, imparting it with your spin and character.

XIXth Century adventurers on board the Bassac

A vessel for special occasions

Make your special occasion really special by hosting it on board.

Fancy crazy prints? Or matching colors, or a swimsuit party?

Fancy being a XIXth Century adventurer?

The boat is yours, ready to follow your fancy and that of your guests.

Ample volumes to host your party

A unique venue for a gathering

Even formal meetings need not be held in a gray old hotel or office suite.

Make your training session an unforgettable experience, interspersed with original pauses and in an ever-changing scenery;

Treat your board to a unique experience and show them you care, have them spend a good time and put them in the mood to validate this budget.

Build your own itinerary

Whether you mean to explore specific places in the delta, or simply see varied landscapes, chartering a Bassac affords you the freedom to reach most everywhere. From a XIXth century franciscan monastery to the land of Khmer temples, we have even been to the mouth of the Mekong on the Gulf of Thailand.

Get a glimpse of what your itinerary could look like. For ultimate freedom in pacing and tuning your cruise, make it over more than one night.

Cần Thơ - Cái Bè

This is our default program along Cần Thơ - Cái Bè.

We have much freedom when it comes to charters. Contact us so we tune it together to meet your wishes.

Cần Thơ - Cái Bè

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 and Co Chien rivers. 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 crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river.
  • The Bassac sets anchor for the night on Mang Thit river.

Day 2

  • The boat departs at 6:00AM then cruises towards Can Tho. The breakfast is available at 7:00AM.
  • The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.
  • Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and transfer to a rowing boat for a quiet visit through a small canal if the tide allows.
  • Rendez-vous with a local boat, which will take you to shore for a visit of Cai Be's 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 8:30.
The details of the program and the visits may vary depending on logistics or technical constraints.

Some possible extensions

Here are some extension possibilities about the journey you are preparing. These, for the most part, we manage ourselves. May you find here some inspiration.

Staying near Cần Thơ

activities If you are staying near Cần Thơ, you may make the best of your time and take a cycling tour, or a cruise to a Khmer sanctuary or try yourself at rowing Mekong delta style.

9Dragons offer a wealth of activities and day tours, and also initiations to arts and crafts: Mekong delta cuisine and fruit carving.

You will find with 9Dragons the same attention to detail and caring service as with us.

hotel You may also[image] Nam Bộ Boutique Hotel spend a night or more in the Nam Bộ Boutique Hotel, a charming hotel right on the Ninh Kiều pier, at a stone's throw of the Bassac's mooring point. The Nam Bộ has 7 suites only, welcomes families and offers breakfast on a comfortable terrace with a view, at l'Escale.

Before boarding

breakfast Before boarding, you may take your breakfast in one of the good places near the river in Cần Thơ. Try the Nam Bộ restaurant, 1 Ngô Quyền, facing the boat bus pier, near the statue of Uncle Ho, or the Sao Hôm, in the old market hall, right in front of the Bassac's mooring point. Or if you prefer to be away from the crowds, you may like to try breakfast at l'Escale, on the top floor of the Nam Bộ, a beautiful breakfast in front of the river.

floating market You may also[image] A Mystic sampan take your breakfast right at the floating market on board a Mystic sampan before boarding: a beautiful breakfast, maybe complemented with fruit bought directly on the floating market, on board sampans built in the same spirit as the Bassac.

We also offer a beautiful cruise to a Khmer sanctuary, which takes you back to shore on time to pack and board a Bassac.

fly in You may also fly directly from Đà Nẵng if you are coming from Central Vietnam, that will save you hours on the road from Saigon.

There are daily direct flights between Đà Nẵng and Cần Thơ.

Vietjet Air flies in the middle of the day, which allows you to go on an excursion in the afternoon;
Vietnam Airlines flies in the evening, and you can spend the night in Cần Thơ, then enjoy activities in the morning before boarding.

To book an extension

You may simply ask us to book any of these extensions, just mention it when booking the Bassac. We can also help you with the road transfer arrangements.


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Mekong Delta Map

Pick your own itinerary, to charter a boat and run along your own route.

  • Pick one port of call for each day of cruise. The cruise typically starts at noon on the first day and ends by mid-morning on the last day.
  • Just fill-in the form, or simply click on your chosen ports of call on the map on the right.

Private Cruises Prices

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

Our Sales terms apply.

Rates offered until Oct 31. 2022

The following is in Việt Nam đồng, net of all taxes.

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

Private boat over a free itinerary   Ship rental   + service per passenger   These rates are per night
Over one night đ59 420 000 + đ1 990 000 per pass. logistics supplements may apply.1
Longer trips đ54 630 000 + đ1 990 000 per pass. contact us

Massage: foot, head and shoulders: đ500 000 per participant.

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.

Rates offered from Nov 01. 2022 until Oct 31. 2023

The following is in Việt Nam đồng, net of all taxes.

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

Private boat over a free itinerary   Ship rental   + service per passenger   These rates are per night
Over one night đ60 910 000 + đ2 040 000 per pass. logistics supplements may apply.1
Longer trips đ56 000 000 + đ2 040 000 per pass. contact us

Massage: foot, head and shoulders: đ500 000 per participant.

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.


  1. The price of a chartered trip is built as follows:
    The price = ship rental + (service x number of passengers ) + empty ship transfer
    Empty ship transfer may only be counted if you intend to run along another itinerary than scheduled.
    As of Sep 27. 2022, the empty ship transfer amount to đ3 979 238 per hour of scheduled empty ship navigation. ↩︎ ↩︎

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