Cái Bè, on the first day at noon
at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink, Introduction to the ship
and crew, check into the cabins.
Departure towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river.
while on route. Rest on the deck.
Bassac slips into the Chợ Lách canal, in the middle of the
hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and
churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very
varied life on the banks as well as on the water.
- Visit of
a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to
appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local
inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby.
back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest
on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner
while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river.
Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On
floating market, for the night.
- You may
get up for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is
resuming its cruise the Tra On floating market. The ship
then departs towards Can Tho.
in Cai Rang floating market, transfer onto a local boat to
visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens
and return to the Ninh Kieu pier by mid-morning.
back, welcome drink and departure towards upstream river
Bassac. Lunch is served on board while en route.
arrival at Thot Not, transfer on the longboat for a visit of
a bamboo-knitting village near the Thot Not bird park, at
the time the egrets return home from a day out.
back before dusk, a welcome drink and the dinner are served
on board while en route.
- Rest on
the deck before the night. The Bassac drops anchor upstream
of Long Xuyen for the night.
Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM, as the Bassac is on its
way upstream the river towards Châu Đốc.
arrival in Chau Doc, transfer onto a local boat for the
visit of a village of the Muslim Cham minority.
at noon at the Chau Doc pier, welcome drink.
Departure downstream on the Bassac river, as the crew serves
connect through river Vam Nao and around the district of Cho
Moi to the First River.
Mid-afternoon, we sail along a small tributary to Song Ho.
Exploratory visit at Cho Moi: Village and old churches.
back at dusk, welcome drink. Dinner is served en route.
Bassac drops anchor on the way in view of the My Thuan
bridge for the night.
Breakfast is available from 6:30 on.
Bassac sets sail after sunrise towards Cai Be, through
sceneries of sweet water mangroves on river My Tho.
in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a local boat for a tour
of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.