Bassac CruisesVietnam/Bassac+Cruises

Rates from 266 USD/person for a 1-night cruise between Cai Be and Can Tho


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These overnight cruises take you to the greener areas of the Mekong Delta and allow the opportunity to discover life along the river. Each of the three vessels (6 to 12 cabins) were built out of wood according to local maritime traditions and adapted for discovery cruises to ensure guests can witness nature, villages, floating markets, and pagodas. The cruises run from Cai Be to Can Tho and vice versa.

Find the Secret Cruise to suit you
Contact the Secret Retreats concierge on to plan and book your luxury Mekong cabin cruise aboard one of the Secret Cruise traditional river boats. See the best of the Mekong Delta and discover Saigon and beyond all with the help from the local knowledge of the Secret Retreats travel teams. We can assist you with planning and booking your pre and post cruise itineraries too!

Your Host and The Team

“How better to discover and experience the Mekong Delta than onboard an elegant wooden boat, which meanders through smaller rivers rather than up or downstream a large one? We built the three Bassac boats according to tradition in Phung Hiep, the heart of the Mekong Delta, and a hub of river life for over two centuries. Bassac I was built from the hull of an existing rice barge. On board each vessel, we offer the chance to experience the heart of the Mekong Delta, a simple and bountiful life of fishing and agriculture.”

“Set sail on one of three wooden boats that cruise between Can Tho and Cai to glimpse at local villages and floating markets, and experience nature along the Mekong Delta.”
Kim, the discoverer.


Cabins (6 to 12 units)

Like the rest of the boats, these cosy 9sqm cabins are made entirely out of wood, and feature air-conditioning, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and are scented by Laurent Séverac, a perfumer based in Hanoi. Every cabin has a view of the river, and all the main deck cabins have direct outdoor access.

Vessel Facilities and Highlights

Bassac Cruises highlight
  • WifiWifi
    Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Gay FriendlyGay Friendly
    Wine CellarWine Cellar
    Artisan VillageArtisan Village

Useful Information

Cruising Areas: Mekong River (Delta)
Length: 24 to 32.6m
Beam: 5.50 to 7.80m
Number of Cabins: 6, 10 and 12
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Hanoi
Currency accepted: USD, VND
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
The typical boarding points are in Can Tho, which has an airport and is about 3 hours away from Saigon, and Cai Be, about 2 hours away from Saigon by road.
Airport: Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN) - 80 km
Airport: Can Tho International Airport (VCA) - 15 km

144 Hai Ba Trung, P. Tân An, Q. Ninh Kiêu , Can Tho -Viet Nam , Vietnam

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