L’AMANT CRUISE 3 days / 2 nights

(Regular departures on Monday – Wednesday – Friday)
(Saigon – Cai Be – Sa Dec – Saigon)

 

Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY / CAI BE / VINH LONG / SADEC                  (L/D)
Meeting point is at 09h30 at the lobby of the Caravelle Hotel. Coach transfer to Cai Be in the very heart of the Mekong Delta. On arrival, embark on board L’AMANT and enjoy a delectable lunch and get acquainted with the crew, while the vessel starts its way to Vinh Long.
In the early afternoon, embark on a small boat for a journey towards An Binh islands. On arrival, continue the tour by bicycle to visit Tien Chau ancient pagoda and discover the everyday life in the Mekong Delta. Continue to visit a traditional house and enjoy some mouth-watering tropical fruits. Then tour on a small boat along the canals and stop at a fruit garden.
Anchorage near Sa Dec. Welcome dinner and overnight on board of L’AMANT.

Day 2   SA DEC / CAI BE                (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit Sa Dec, the old-fashioned town, famous for its flowers and bonsai plants, and where the French Writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Stop to visit the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, the “house of the Chinese” described in Marguerite Duras’novel L’AMANT, before heading to a Chinese temple and stopping at the tomb of L’AMANT. Finally, pass-by the school where Margerite’s mother has taught as well as the house where she used to live with her children. On the way back, stroll through the lively market streets of this fascinating town.
Return on board for lunch.
During the afternoon you will enjoy a cooking demonstration - an interesting way to learn about the local ingredients and how to cook one of the typical Vietnamese traditional dishes and Mekong fruits tasting or just relax on the sun deck while the boat cruise to Cai be
Farewell dinner and overnight on board of L’AMANT.

Note : the school is closed during Tet (Vietnamese New Year festival) and other public holidays.

Day 3    CAI BE / HO CHI MINH CITY(B)
After breakfast on board, checking-out (08h00) and embarking on a local sampan boat and sail through the Cai Be’s floating market and taking the rowing boat through the numerous arroyos and be captivated by the serenity of the Mekong Delta. Visit an ancient colonial house and a rice popcorn factory and taste the local specialties.
After the visit, head back to Ho Chi Minh City by coach. Arrive at Caravelle Hotel at around 13h00.

End of our services.

RATE per PERSON (FIT/Group) in USD

Main Deck

Upper Deck

 NET RATE

Single

Double

Single

Double

01 Jan – 30 Apr 12

552 USD

446 USD

640 USD

513 USD

01 May – 31 May 12
01 Jul – 30 Sep 12

510 USD

398 USD

593 USD

465 USD

01 Oct 12  – 30 Apr13

579 USD

465 USD

674 USD

541 USD

CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES :

  1. Transfer from Saigon to the port of embarkation in Cai Be by coach.
  2. Return from Cai Be to Saigon by bus.
  3. Accommodation in single/double cabin with full board meals as mentioned on the program (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
  4. English or French speaking guide (other languages on request with supplement)
  5. All visits and excursions mentioned.
  6. Passenger, Crew and Boat Insurances
  7. Port dues & Government tax VAT at 10%.

CRUISE PRICE EXCLUDES :

  • Entry visa to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Travel Insurances.
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.
 

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