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    Bassac Cruise Mekong Delta On Board(viet nam tour)

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    rona01
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    Post by rona01 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:40 am

    Start : Ho Chi Minh
    Finish : Ho Chi Minh
    Destinations: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Tran On - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh


    Tour Itinerary

    The Bassac Boat

    The Bassac II is entirely built of wood in a hull of gỗ sao, the now rare essence of wood used traditionally used for building quality ships.

    She can accommodate up to 24 passengers in twelve nicely decorated cabins, each with air-con and a private bathroom, and features a 500 sqft restaurant that opens all around, a large galley, a small office room and 1500 sqft of upper deck, mostly covered.

    The Bassac II can take her passengers on cruises up to seven days without stopping, and offers a great flexibility in programming your journey. She also is so powerful and has such a shallow draft as to be able to cruise upstream the Mekong or bring you to your destination regardless of the season, the tide or the current.

    * Flag Vietnam
    * Class VR-SI, river cruiser
    * Displacement 190 metric tons
    * Length 105' / 32m
    * Beam 25' / 7.80m
    * Draft 4'2" / 1.30m half-loaded
    * Propulsion 2 Cummins 12 liter atmospheric engines designed for 5000 hours operating a year.
    * Navigation Can operate by night and in bad weather
    * Autonomy 7 days cruise

    Owing to its large engines and specially designed hydraulics, the Bassac II can pull up to 12 knots and go upstream the powerful Mekong, even facing strong currents.

    As the Bassac II has a shallow draft, she can go through all the main waterways regardless of the tide.

    Layout

    * 8 cabins in the front of the main deck:
    * 6 with twin bedding, 2 with a double bed.
    * 2 large double-bedded cabins in the front of the hull.

    Services

    * Heat and sound insulation in each cabin.
    * Air conditioning, private access.
    * En suite bathroom with shower and toilet

    The comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac II or on the upper deck and well insulated so as to provide the passengers with a good night's sleep even if under way. They are entirely fitted with wood, and equipped as rooms in a good hotel. Owing to a large heat exchanger on the main engines, the Bassac II produces enough hot water for many showers a day.

    Restaurant and bar
    The 500 square feet at the stern of the main deck accommodate the restaurant and the bar can be completely opened to outside for you to enjoy the evening.

    * Upper deck 1500 square feet, mostly shaded.
    * The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches;
    * The bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.


    Opt 1: Departure from Cai Be

    Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY / CAI BE / TRAN ON (L/D)

    * Depart from your hotel and drive to Cai Be, the heart of the Mekong Delta.
    * On the way, visit Caodai temple of Ben Luc
    * Around noon, get on the Bassac, a traditional rice barge fully equipped.
    * After getting acquainted with the crew, enjoy a memorable cruise to Cho Lac.
    * While discovering beautiful landscapes and the local life along Tien Giang River, enjoy a local lunch on board.
    * Rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar.
    * At mid-afternoon, anchor and visit a village on the banks of Co Chien or Mang Thit River, an opportunity to appreciate the local people’s lifestyle & hospitality.
    * Taste tropical fruits and sail back, having a drink & enjoying the sunset.
    * Local dinner on board, while anchoring to spend the night near Phuoc Hau pagoda in Tran On.
    * Overnight on board.

    Day 2 TRAN ON / CAN THO / HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

    * In the morning, enjoy a western breakfast while cruising to Tra On floating market before continuing to Can Tho, the main town of the Mekong Delta.
    * Arrive in Cai Rang, check out of the ship and take a small local boat to visit the floating market and the nearby canals and gardens.
    * Disembark at Ninh Khieu pier in Can Tho and stroll through the Can Tho market before having lunch in a local restaurant.
    * At the beginning of the afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
    * Dinner on your own.
    * Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City by the end of the afternoon.

    End of our travel services !

    Opt 2: Departure from Can Tho

    Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY / CAN THO / VINH LONG (L/D)

    * Depart early in the morning from your hotel and drive to Can Tho, the main town of the Mekong Delta.
    * If having enough time, stroll through the market of Can Tho before getting on the Bassac, a traditional rice barge fully equipped, around noon.
    * After getting acquainted with the crew, enjoy a memorable cruise to Vinh Long.
    * Having a tour near Tra On floating market.
    * While discovering beautiful landscapes and the local life along the river, enjoy a local lunch on board.
    * Rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar.
    * At mid-afternoon, anchor and visit a village on the banks of Co Chien or Mang Thit River, an opportunity to appreciate the the local people’s lifestyle & hospitality.
    * Taste tropical fruits and sail back, having a drink & enjoying the sunset.
    * Local dinner on board, while anchoring to spend the night near My Thuan Bridge in Vinh Long.
    * Overnight on board.

    Day 2 VINH LONG / CAI BE / HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

    * In the morning, enjoy a western breakfast while continuing the tour to Cai Be.
    * Check out of the ship and take a small local boat to visit the floating market and a family-run business.
    * Disembark in Cai Be, then enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant.
    * At the beginning of the afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and on the way visit the Caodai temple of Ben Luc.
    * Free dinner.
    * Arrive in Ho Chi Minh city by the end of the afternoon.

    End of our travel services!



    Price include

    * Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle.
    * English speaking guide.
    * Accommodation on boat including breakfasts.
    * Entrance fees and small boat rental for cruises.
    * Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned.
    * Taxes.


    Price exclude

    * Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
    * Travel insurance.
    * Departure from Cai Be generally on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays & Departure from Can Tho generally on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
    * No departure on Sundays.

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