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Mekong Delta Cruise aboard the Bassac

Mekong Delta Cruise aboard the Bassac

3 Days / 2 Nights

from / to Saigon

Tour Highlights
• 3 days and 2 nights
• Learn about rural life along the Mekong Delta
• Take a small dingy to the Cai Rang floating market
• Explore the city of Can Tho
The Mekong Delta, or the ‘Nine Dragon River Delta’, is a vast region in Southeast Vietnam. On this two night tour, take a nights’ cruise aboard ‘The Bassac’ for a wonderful and leisurely exploration of the Mekong Delta. Following your journey, spend a night at the charming Victoria Hotel Can Tho which is situated on the banks of the Mekong River. From Ho Chi Minh it’s a 2.5-hour drive to Cai Be and 4.5-hour to Can Tho.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be (L, D)

This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind as the scenery is gradually replaced with rice paddies and rural villages on your drive to Cai Be. As you board ‘The Bassac’ and depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River, enjoy a delectable lunch on the boat’s upper deck. Along the way, visit a local village, fruit orchard, and rice field where you can learn more about the way of life here in the Delta. As the sun sets, sit back, watch the scenery, and enjoy a cocktail before dinner.

Overnight aboard the Bassac.

Day 2: Cai Be – Can Tho (B)

An early breakfast will be served while the boat cruises the Tra On floating market on the way to Can Tho. Here, you will disembark and travel by a small local boat to explore the Cai Rang floating market. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho vendors. A short drive will then transfer you to the Victoria Can Tho Hotel, and the rest of your day is at your leisure to explore or take advantage of the hotel’s recommended spa.

Overnight at Victoria Can Tho.

Day 3: Can Tho –Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, the morning is yours to explore the city of Can Tho. The name of the town comes from cam thi giang – river of poems, and it’s the largest town in the Delta. Depart Can Tho in the early afternoon for the 4-hour drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.11.2015 – 31.03.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category First Class 738 1.288 292
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (15.02. – 25.02.2015). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• domestic flights as detailed in the itinerary, economy class (20 kg luggage per person)
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

BASSAC CRUISE
The Bassac is a traditional wooden ship with space for 24 passengers. The attractively furnished cabins are equipped with air conditioning units and en-suite WC/shower facilities. Double-glazed windows guarantee guests a peaceful night’s sleep.
CAN THO
Victoria Can Tho ****
Located directly on the banks of the Hau River, this beautiful 4-star resort combines colonial charm with a range of modern comforts. The exotic gardens invite guests to unwind, while the rooms are furnished with wooden floors in authentic Vietnamese style.

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