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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.

Cái Bè - Mang Thit - Cái Bè

Cái Bè-Cái Bè

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

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

Cái Bè - Mang Thit - Cái Bè

Cái Bè, on the first day at noon

  • 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 on route. Rest on the deck, or enjoy the open bar.
  • Branching 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.
  • 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 around the bar or on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising back Mang Thit river.
  • The Bassac runs upstream Co Chien river then sets anchor for the night, not far from the large My Thuan bridge.

Day 2

  • 06:00 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast at 7:00 while enjoying the scenery on the banks.
  • The Bassac follows around the Binh Hoa Phuoc peninsula then reaches into the First River, then the branch to Cai Be, inbetween banks of freshwater mangrove.
  • Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and transfer to a rowing boat for a quiet visit through a small canal if the tides allow.
  • 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 8:00.
The details of the program and the visits may vary depending on logistics or technical constraints.


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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 Discovery Cruises.

Our Sales terms apply.

Rates offered for departures until Oct 31. 2024

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 210 000 per pass. logistics supplements may apply.1
Longer trips đ56 340 000 + đ2 210 000 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 for departures from Nov 01. 2024 until Oct 31. 2025

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 đ63 950 000 + đ2 320 000 per pass. logistics supplements may apply.1
Longer trips đ59 150 000 + đ2 320 000 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 Jul 19. 2024, the empty ship transfer amount to đ3 979 238 per hour of scheduled empty ship navigation. ↩︎ ↩︎

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