Saigon and Mekong Delta on Bassac Cruise 6 days

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6 days



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All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Cao Dai Temple – Vinh Long – Cai Be – Can Tho

Unwind in the exotic scenery of the Vietnamese unique biosphere of the Mekong Delta, this 6-day Trip on Bassac Cruise to explore Saigon and Mekong Delta surely will bring you lots of new experiences alongside cultural exchange. Through the river’s banks, you’ll find paddy fields, fruit gardens, floating marketplaces, and Buddhist shrines as you cruise across Cai Be on the famous Bassac Cruise. If you are longing for an opportunity to have a stress-free journey, don’t miss out on this unforgettable excursion!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

- Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City- Transfer to the hotel in the city center for checking in- Check-in at the hotel after 14:00- Free to relax or explore the city, wander the streets, visit the local market, or join our night tour to discover the city. Optional tour: + Luxury Dinner Cruise on Saigon River+ Saigon Night Life Tour by MotorbikeMeals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 2

Day 2: Half-day Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Morning- At 8:00: Start the tour with a visit to a museum to watch beautiful French colonial architecture as well as discover Vietnam’s turbulence in the past- Head to the Reunification Palace, a beautifully preserved palace, which was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam- Following is the visit to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office which are typical examples of classical French colonial architecture - Last stop at a local market where you see how local life goes on- Bring back home some souvenirs for family and friends- Return to the hotel after the market- Free time for the rest of day.Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 3

Day 3: Tay Ninh Province - Cu Chi Tunnels

Morning- At 8:00: Move to Tay Ninh Province- Arrive at Tay Ninh, then start the visit to Cao Dai Temple, the sacred temple of Caodaism - Get to know more about Caodaism which is incorporated from many other religions in Vietnam such as Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Catholicism.- Have lunch at a local restaurant.Afternoon- At 13:00: Leave Tay Ninh for Cu Chi tunnel- Watch a short video introducing soldiers’ lives during wartime- Crawl in the underground tunnels to learn more about the life of local people in the war.- Return to the city center after the visit to the tunnel- Free time at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 4

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Bassac Cruise

- 8:00 - 8:30: Get transferred from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh to Cai Be- Embark on Bassac Cruise after arriving at Cai Be around midday- Enjoy a welcome drink, listen to the introduction to the ship and crew, and check in to the cabin- Have lunch while the boat cruises towards Cho Lach in Tien Giang Afternoon- At 13:00: Visit a village on the banks of Mang Thit River and the orchard or rice fields nearby- Enjoy the complimentary drink on returning the boat, and rest on the deckNight- Have dinner on board while Bassac keeps moving to Mang Thit river- Spend the night on Tra On Floating MarketMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Bassac Cruise
Day 5

Day 5: Cai Be - Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market

Morning- 8:00: Transfer to a local boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market and the garden nearby.- Return to Ninh Kieu pier at Can Tho.- Enjoy a welcome drink, while the boat departs downstream of the Hau River.- Return to Cai Rang floating market after lunch. - Travel towards the Mang Thit River and Co Chien Rivers.- Rest on the upper deck, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, and woods on the nearby banks.Afternoon- 13:00: Visit onshore to discover about the quiet life in the delta's countryside.- Stop at the rice fields, and fruit trees and chat with local people here.- Enjoy a complimentary drink, rest on the deck, and the sunset after returning to the boat.- Have dinner and stay overnight on Mang Thit River.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Bassac Cruise
Day 6

Day 6: Can Tho - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning- Move to Cai Be by boat.- Have breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.Afternoon- Have a journey to cross the Co Chien River, then cruise into Cho Lach for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges.- See the scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship-building yards- Start the tour by boarding to Cai Be floating market and local handicraft workshops.- Disembark and travel back to Ho Chi Minh City.Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

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OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1214 USD814 USD3-star
Deluxe/Superior1414 USD1014 USD4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Tourism Union Indochina an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .


* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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