Activities and Services
Whenever you book the Bassac all for yourself, we may offer
you taylor-made activities:
Why not get your whole board of directors and their spouses
on board the Bassac, so your board meeting to be unforgettable?
A meeting in the large common room, or even in the bow lounge,
can be rythmed with the milestones of an on-shore visit or
the dinner. And, how better to make decisions than after a
good night's sleep on board and a solid breakfast, the next
morning. Please contact us.
Kayaking on the Mekong
With just a little preparation, we can bring along some kayaks
to make of your trip a sporting event. Fancy a paddle stroke
in the currents of the Mekong Delta? Please contact us
Trekking and cycling
The Bassac can as well bring you to the little explored areas
for a long trek or for some cycling.
In each cabin, a small flip folder provides useful indications
about life on board: utilities, services, security, everything
the passengers should know to wholly enjoy their journey.
Welcome to your cabin.
On the main deck, with its direct access to
the bridge and Sur le pont principal, your cabin was built according
to the best vietnamese traditions of shipbuilding practice,
but also with a view to your comfort. All the decoration was
made by Vietnamese craftsmen.
The partitions are all heat-insulated to maintain
a cool temperature in your cabin, and also soundproofed against
the noises on the river, which remains active by night, and
An independent air-con is available in your
cabin. We advise you to set it for 27ºC, with a low fan,
and to keep your door and window closed to make your sleep most
After storing your luggage and hanging your
clothes, you may be tempted by a shower or a nap before the
meal. Your en-suite bathroom features all amenities and hot
water all day round.
The Restaurant, the Galley, the Bar
The Restaurant, through which you accessed on board, is a large
living room that may be completely opened to outside and overlooks
Should the weather tend to monsoon, the adjustable
louvres will bring you just the protection you need, and give
a whole-wood venue to your meals.
Is the weather shiny, we open the doors and
pull the tables towards the handrail, and there you are a little
apart from the crowd if you wish to be by yourselves.
All cooking is done on board by the Chef with
carefully selected fresh produce, for a menu fit for the season,
yet also respecting the culinary preferences you could have
you will find here the typical menus.
Lunch is a vietnamese meal for you to discover
or recall the delicate tastes of the best local cuisine.
Dinner is a vietnamese meal too, more oriented towards Mekong
Breakfast is a solid Western breakfast, with everything you
need to give the day a good start, with jams, maple syrup and
pancakes, good coffee, and quite often bread baked on board
during the night.
All meals are served with a soft drink of your choice.
Between meals, you may take a break in the
living corner, by a drink, or getting a bite off delicious specialties
or juicy fruit from the Delta.
At night, before going to sleep, once the tables
have been set aside, the little bar is more animated, and with
all doors open, the Bassac brings her passengers through the
night on the meanders of the Mekong. Sitting on the side or
in the living room, a cocktail in the hand, enjoy this unique
instant: when waking up tomorrow morning, on this same deck,
you will be right in the middle of a floating market, a quiet
creek, another unforgettable scenery.
The bow lounge
Should the weather be really raining, or insomnia striking,
or would you rather not join the passengers for a visit? The
little bow lounge is meant for you.
With a small library for the readers, welcoming
benches, the small lounge is the place for solitary readers,
but also card players, or even just diners.
Set in the front of the hull of the Bassac,
the lounge features two brass portholes overviewing the river
that can bring fresh wind.
The services of the bar are available in the
lounge. What is more refreshing than a cocktail and an aperitive
in the lounge befoer dinner?
The Upper Deck
With an 80m² (700sqft) upper deck, the Bassac features
an extensive rest area.
You may sunbathe in the front of the upper
deck, lying on a sunbathing couch, or enjoy a drink on the back,
near the small bar, in the fresh air of the evening, or should
the sun burn too hot under the awning that shades part of the