(1 May- 1 Sept): 234.8 $
(2 Sept- 31 April): 234.8 $
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Cruise Schedules: Cai Be-Can Tho
Bassac Boat Mekong River
Day1: Cai Be
Cái Bè, on the first day at noon
Boarding 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.
Lunch while en route. Rest on the deck.
The 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.
Boarding 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.
The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.
Day 2: Can Tho
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.
Arrival in Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cần Thơ.
Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit.
Private room on Bassac boat in Mekong delta (Twin Shared Cabins) with daily breakfast
English speaking guide on boat
Meals as indicated in the detailed itinerary
Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water
Relevant permits and fees
All transportation and transfers
Early check in and later check out
Visas and visa stamp fees
Tips and gratuities
Other not mentioned in the tour itinerary
Bassac Boat Mekong River
Floating market in Mekong
The Bassac II was designed in-house to meet the demands of river discovery cruises. It harbors redundant propulsion and power generator; river water and waste water treatment, and a professional galley. The Bassac II is registered to navigate into Cambodia.
With a large covered upper deck, a lounge and wide gangways, it is comfortable and can host a meal for the passengers of two ships. Access on board is broad and steady, and elderly or partly disabled passengers are safe.
Maximum 24 passengers
6 Twin, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
2 Double, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
2 Double, upper deck, with en suite bathroom
2 marine cabins: half again as largeas other cabins, on the marine deck, with a double bed and en suite bathroom
32m long, all wood, three passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck
Lounge cum dining room on the upper deck
Shaded dining area on the rear upper deck
Sundeck on the front upper deck
|Class||VR-SII river cruiser|
|Displacement||230 metric tons|
|Registered tonnage||237 GRT|
|Length overall||105' / 32m|
|Beam||25' / 7.80m|
|Draft||4'2" / 1.30m at half-load|
|Propulsion||2 x Cummins 6L, 12l atmospheric engines, 290BHP, 5000 hours per hour|
|Navigation||Can operate by night and in bad weather|
|Autonomy||7 days cruise|
|Power production||2 x 35kVA|
|Availability||24 hours a day|
|Availability||24 hours a day|
|Stored water||12 metric tons|
|Source||Automatic decantation and filtration system with UV lamp|
|Fire detection||Smoke detectors in all cabins|
|Fire fighting||Redundant pumping system, w/wo electrical power|
|Fire hydrants, hoses and lances|
|Fire extinguishers, ABC powder and CO2|
|Floatation devices||Longboat, life vests, buoys w/wo lifeline|
Cruise Mekong Delta Vietnam
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+ For FIT booking (group of less than 7 cabins):
40% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour, this deposit is non-refundable. The remaining 60% of the total tour cost to be paid 7 days prior to arrival date. If booked less than 7 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately.
+ For GIT booking (group of from 7 cabins)
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Cancellations & Refunds
Any cancellations should be made in writing to VietnamPathfinder Travel (email at: firstname.lastname@example.org ). Cancellations beyond your control subject to Force Majeure can be covered under travel insurance. We recommend you buy Travel insurance before you complete payment of your travel and review its relevant product disclosure statement. Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied:
For FIT booking (group of less than 7 cabins)
More than 7 days prior to trip departure: No charge
7 days - 3 days before arrival: 50% charge
Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rate
No show: 100% of total rate
For GIT booking (group of from 7 cabins)
More than 60 days prior to trip departure: No charge
60 days - 31 days before arrival: 50% charge
From 30 to 15 days prior to check-in: 75% of total rate
Less than 15 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rate
No show: 100% of total rate
For Charter Boat Cancellation
More than 60 days prior to check-in : No cancellation charge
From 60 to 31 days prior to check-in : 50% of total rates
From 30 to 15 days prior to check-in : 75% of total rates
Less than 15 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
For Cancellation policy due to bad weather conditions, cruising and sailing in Halong Bay and Mekong Delta River is regulated by the Local Port Authority. Every morning, the Port Authority delivers a permit to each cruise company allowing them to start the sail trip. Both day cruises and overnight cruises are regulated this way.
In case of bad weather conditions and risks of tropical storms, the Port Authority might limit the possibilities of cruising and even decide to cancel all cruises.
In those cases, final decision by the Port of Authority is usually announced only at 3.00 pm on the day of departure (time can be changed). Vietnampathfinder will contact with passengers to update with information and negotiate with boat suppliers to waive or minimize these charges to you at best.
Refund & Non-Refundable
+ Any refund may takes from 15 days to 3 Months and We reserve the right to modify these refund policy without prior notice.
+ A Non-refundable of 100 USD for booking boat cabins when complete the booking confirmation
FOC Baby cost for infrant (Subject to availability)
Only 1 (one) child under 5 years old traveling with two (2) adults is allowed for FOC per cabin
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