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.
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“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.”
Welcome to Mekong Delta
Situated south of Saigon, in the extreme southern part of the Mekong River, the Mekong Delta offers travellers the opportunity to experience the authentic Vietnamese rural life of yesteryear. Take a small boat down the mighty Mekong River, and its maze of small canals and streams to witness small traditional villages set along its banks, and lush paddy fields. Experience Can Tho or My Tho’s famous floating markets, and soak in the rich cultural heritage. Shop for traditional handicrafts, and then unwind with some tantalising Vietnamese cuisine. A land that time forgot—Mekong Delta.
“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.
GENERALCruising 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
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ACCESSThe 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.
Nearest Airport: Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN) - 80 km
Nearest Airport: Can Tho International Airport (VCA) - 15 km
CONTACT144 Hai Ba Trung, P. Tân An, Q. Ninh Kiêu , Can Tho -Viet Nam , Viet Nam