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Saigon - Phnompenh by Le Bassac 3 days -
Destination: Ho chi minh - Caibe - Can tho - Chau doc - Phnompenh
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Tour code: MCV8
 

Boat description:

Bassac I
The original Bassac, built in the hull of a rice transporting barge, is a cozy ship sized right for a family excursion or a group of friends, who will love to appropriate it for the duration of their journey.
Maximum 12 pax with 2 Double, with private access and en suite bathroom,
4 Twin, slightly smaller, with private access and en suite bathroom
24m long, all wood, two passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck. Sundeck at the front upper deck. Dining area at the rear upper deck
 Bassac II
The Bassac II was designed in-house to meet the demands of river discovery cruises. Redundant propulsion and power generator; river water and waste water treatment, and a professional galley. The Bassac II is registered to navigate into Cambodia.
Maximum 24 pax with 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 Double, work deck, 50% larger, with 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
Bassac III
The Bassac III was designed in-house and built very similar to the Bassac II, with its lot of small improvements, of which a bar in the rear upper deck.
Maximum 24 pax
6 Twin, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
2 Double, main deck, with private access and en suite bathroom
4 Double, upper deck, with en suite bathroom
32.6m long, all wood, two passenger decks
Dining room and bar on the main deck. Lounge cum dining room and bar on the upper deck.  Shaded dining area on the rear upper deck. Sundeck on the front upper deck
Services
Heat and sound insulation in each cabin.
Air conditioning, private access.
En suite bathroom with shower and toilet
The comfortable cabins are set in the front of the Bassac II or on the upper deck and well insulated so as to provide the passengers with a good night's sleep even if under way. They are entirely fitted with wood, and equipped as rooms in a good hotel. Owing to a large heat exchanger on the main engines, the Bassac II produces enough hot water for many showers a day.
and free drinking water and Vietnamese tea and coffee
 Restaurant and bar
The 500 square feet at the stern of the main deck accommodate the restaurant and the bar can be completely opened to outside for you to enjoy the evening.
Upper deck 1500 square feet, mostly shaded.
The front is fit for sunbathing and rest on sunbathing couches;
The bar at the back welcomes you for a drink outside as the sun sets.
 Safety
Safety comes first in the design and operation of the ships. Floatation devices are available for all on board and more, redundant alarm and fire detection as well as redundant fire fighting means are present on all the Bassac.
The handrails all around the ship are sturdy and a mesh of rope prevents any kids from falling.
Upon boarding, the passengers are informed of the areas that are open or off-limits to them, and instructed about emergency situations, how to give the alarm and where to meet.
 
Itinerary

Day 1:Saigon – Caibe – Tra on  ( L,D )

8:00 Am pick up at your hotel in Saigon, transfer to Caibe
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 on route. Rest on the deck.
Turning into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.
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. Overnight on board.

Day 2 : Tra on – Can Tho – Chau doc ( B )
Breakfast is available from 06:30, while the ship is cruising 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.Then disembark.
We now travel by land to Chau Doc, on the way we will pass Thot Not to visit Bang Lang Bird Sanctuary (Stork Garden)- (in forbiddance as of bird flu) or Crocodile Farm.
On arrival at Chau Doc, visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view and enjoy the sunset on the top of Sam Mountain. Over night at hotel in Chau Doc.
 
Day 3:  Chau Doc – Phnompenh (B)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the boat pier to take the speed boat to Phnompenh. The leaves Chau Doc around 7:30 AM and arrive in Phnompenh around 12:00 PM. End of tour. Thank you for travelling with Asia View Travel.

 Cost in USD per person based on doubl/twin sharing, valid  until  30 Oct. 2012

No of pax

2

3

4-5

6-7

8-10

Single Suppl.

Superior

479

418

375

336

316

130

First class

527

468

430

384

365

168

 

 Accommodation Options

 

Location

Superior

First Class

Chau doc

Halong Chau doc 3 *

Victoria Chau Doc 4*

Mekong Boat

Bassac boat

 

Tour includes:

2 days 1 night cruise with Bassac boat

Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles

1 night at hotel in Chau doc with breakfast as stated above

Private English speaking guide during guided time.

Meals as indicated in the itinerary  with local foods (B= breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)

Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited

Speed boat ticket Chau doc - Phnompenh

Mineral Water and towel

Government taxes & Service charges

 

Tour excludes:

Vietnam visa arrangement (upon request visa on arrival at 15 USD, not including stamping fee at 25 USD)

Cambodia Visa ( available at the border at 20 USD /person )

Meals not indicated in the itinerary

Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and Our Lunar New Year

Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).

Personal expenses such as  Telephone, Laundry bills, soft drink during meals

Tips and gratuities

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