• 1 night aboard the Bassac Cruise
• Roundtrip transfers from Saigon
• 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Day 1 Saigon - Can Tho - Bassac Cruise Depart from the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at 8.30am and transfer to Can Tho by road. Upon arrival, board the Bassac, a deluxe wooden rice barge, which has been restored. Enjoy lunch on the sundeck as the boat heads toward Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River. Relax and watch a landscape of rice fields, sugar cane, forests and rural life. Stop off at Cho Lach canal for a quick look at the sand and rice barges and local shipyards. Visit the Co Chien or Mang Thit villages and meet some of the local people and enjoy their hospitality. Dinner is served while the Bassac cruises the Mang Thit River. Overnight on the boat. Private cabin accommodation with en suite and air-conditioning.
Day 2 Mang Thit - Cai Be - Saigon Rise to the bustling sounds of Mekong River in the morning. At 6.30am the boat departs for Cai Be. Enjoy breakfast while cruising the canals and observing the morning boat traffic. The Bassac crosses Co Chien River and into Cho Lach canal, passing sand and rice barges. On the banks are fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards. Arrive in Cai Be and board a local boat to tour the Cai Be floating market and handicraft villages. Afterwards, you are transferred to your hotel in Saigon.
Price from £288 per person, based on twin share.
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