2-day Mighty Mekong River Cruise _ Bassac Cruise Downstream

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Visit a village on the banks of the river Mang Thit

  • Explore one of the most bustling markets in Mekong Delta, Cai Be

  • Cruise through the waterways and experience the timeless scenery of life on the delta

  • Discover the characteristics of local life in the delta region

tour details

Balancing comfort and sightseeing, this overnight cruise offers an excellent opportunity to witness the local daily life and lush landscapes at close range within 2 days. This cruise is a delightful way to explore the unspoiled charm of the vast Mekong Delta on a classic appearance of traditional rice barges artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen.

Early pick-up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and private transfer to Cai Be.

Boarding at noon. Welcome drink and cruise briefing (introduction to the ship and the crew, check into the cabins). Departure towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river. Lunch while cruising. Rest on the deck.

Branching into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards. Visit a village on the banks of the river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit an orchard or rice fields nearby.

Back on board, enjoy a complimentary drink. Rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising the Mang Thit river. The Bassac sets anchor for the night just downstream from the little Tra On floating market.

Accommodation aboard the Bassac
Meals included:Lunch on board
Dinner on board
Breakfast is available from 06:30 hrs, while the ship is cruising through the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho.

Arrive at Cai Rang floating market, check-out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens. Disembark at the Ninh Kieu pier.

Return transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, drop off at your hotel or further transfer to Ho Chi Minh City / Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure at surcharge (accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City is not included).

Meals included:
Breakfast on board


  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Transfers to/from Ho Chi Minh City with English or French-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Side excursions during the cruise are conducted by an on-board resident English and French-speaking guide
  • All entrance and boat fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles


  • Optional tours
  • Kayaking
  • Beauty and Spa services
  • Surcharges for our tour guide onboard
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
Tour code: SGNDSBC1

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