Without compromising on your comfort, be it accommodation or cuisine, you will be able to get a glimpse of the tremendous activity of the floating markets, of the peaceful life in the countryside and of the bountiful nature in the delta, earning it to be called the rice bowl of Vietnam. See The Bassac cruiser
Route 1: Can Tho - Cai Be
Depart: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu Pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Depart downstream the Hau River. Lunch on board while cruising along the river.
Tour near Tra On floating market.
Branching into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien Rivers. Rest on the upper deck or enjoy the open bar in scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.
Visit a village on the bank of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit orchards or rice fields nearby.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Have a seat at the open bar or rest on the deck to enjoy the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising along Mang Thit River towards her anchorage point for the night.
The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit. Overnight on board.
06:30 Depart towards Cai Be. You will have breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.
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 boarding a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.
End of the services on shore at Cai Be late morning.