Bassac CruisesViet+Nam/Bassac+Cruises
 

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.

Rates from 266 USD/person for a 1-night cruise between Cai Be and Can Tho or vice versa
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)


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Contact the Secret Retreats concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com 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!

 

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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.”


Rooms

 

Cabins (6 to 12 units)

  • Cabins (6 to 12 units)
  • Cabins (6 to 12 units)
  • Cabins (6 to 12 units)
  • Cabins (6 to 12 units)
  • Cabins (6 to 12 units)
Cabins (6 to 12 units)
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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.

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Facilities & Highlights


 
  • Bassac Cruises highlight
  • Bassac Cruises highlight

  • Cuisine: All the meals are shared as set menus, and are freshly cooked on board. Lunch is a selection of Vietnamese classics, and dinner focuses on Mekong Delta specialities. Breakfast is mainly a continental breakfast with an option to sample some Vietnamese breakfast classics.
  • Discovery: Wandering around a local village and the countryside in the afternoon is part of the cruise itinerary, allowing guests the opportunity to embrace the warm and welcoming Delta people.

Useful Information


GENERAL
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:    
CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
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.
Nearest Airport: Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN) - 80 km
Nearest Airport: Can Tho International Airport (VCA) - 15 km

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