Explore the Mekong Delta on a boutique Bassac cruise
Life on the Mekong Delta is uniquely Vietnamese, and a languid cruise on one of these beautiful riverboats is a sensory delight that surrounds you with authentic Delta ambience. Relax in the comfort of traditional wooden cabins and absorb the peace of the region's picturesque scenery, while your perfect hosts attend to your needs and teach you all you want to know about the people and places you are visiting.
What to expect from the Bassac Cruise...
The Bassac Cruise lets you discover the diverse glory of the Mekong Delta, in the comfort of an elegant boutique cabin, and at the gentle pace of this traditional transport down the ancient river. There are a few different boats available, all sailing between Cai Be and Ho Chi Minh City.
On board, the team of hosts and staff will help to make this a memorable journey for all the right reasons. In addition to creating a delectable itinerary, they are expert in ensuring that you are well looked after during your stay. The onboard chef makes this a culinary delight as well as a visual feast, producing mouthwatering dishes every time you sit down to eat. This includes a superb sunset dinner as your cruise makes its way down the Mang Thit River.
The knowledge of the expert guides is invaluable for the duration of your journey. They’ll explain the traditional way of life that surrounds you and introduce you to experiences that epitomise Vietnam, and specifically Delta culture. As you journey down the Cho Lach Canal, you may enjoy being stuck in traffic for the first time in your life as the rice and sand barges gather to take their cargo to and from the city.
Visit an archetypal Delta village and while you move between the orchards and rice fields, discover just how much life has changed and continues to do so within the region. You’ll be able to stop off at both the vibrant floating and land markets to experience this staple cultural hub of South East Asia, and perhaps pick up some traditional goods to take home with you. Finally, experience Can Tho, the economic and cultural capital of the Delta.
Location: Can Tho-Cai Be Mekong Delta Cruise
Duration: 2 days
Accommodation: A Colonial-style riverboat
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What we say...
A sublime way to see the Mekong Delta. The Bassac Cruise is a lovely & fascinating addition to any holiday in Vietnam.