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Cai Be - Sa Dec by L'Amant Cruise 3 Days/2 Nights

$411 - $760
Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec - Saigon

After a short stay in Saigon, I embarked on board L’Amant, traveling to Ha Tien in the Gulf of Thailand. Casting off at the first day light, we arrived the same day at Vinh Long in the heart of the Mekong Delta, sailing amidst islets of lush and colorful tropical orchard. 

After a short stopover, we continued straight away our journey to Can Tho, as our skilled Captain kept insisting that  “The tide does not wait!”. He was usually carrying a map and an ever lasting pen noting down the location of the sand banks where we could sometimes spot some ships accidentally trapped.

The following day, we benefited from a short halt to visit CanTho floating market, so colorful. Later, we set sail to Rach Gia, cruising a small river liven up by the coming and going of sampans and junks. When we came out of the Xano Canal, the calmness and dawdling surroundings inclined me to daydreaming.

We arrived at Rach Gia, at the gates of the Gulf of Thailand, before sunset. The harbour of this town shelters numerous fishing boats, all proudly decorated with an eye in front, so, as the legend says, the water monsters mistook the boats for one of their kinds and did not harm them.

Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY / CAI BE / VINH LONG / SADEC(Lunch/Dinner)

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, some tropical fruit orchard gardens and discover the everyday life in the Mekong Delta. Continue to visit a traditional house and enjoy some mouth-watering tropical fruits. Anchorage near Sa Dec. Dinner and overnight on board of L'AMANT.

Day 2: SA DEC / CAI BE(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, visit Sa Dec, the old-fashioned town where the French Writer, Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Famous for its flowers and bonsai plants, stop at the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, the "house of the Chinese" described in Marguerite Duras'novel, L'Amant. Pass-by the school where Margerite's mother has taught. Then, enjoy strolling through the lively market streets of this fascinating town. Return on board L'AMANT. In the early afternoon, arrive in Cai Be and embark on a local sampan boat for a journey through the numerous arroyos and be captivated by the serenity of the Mekong Delta. Visit an ancient colonial house and a traditional plant for puffed rice. In the late afternoon, have fun in a cooking demonstration on board - an interesting way to learn about the local ingredients and how to cook some Vietnamese traditional

Day 3: CAI BE / HO CHI MINH CITY(Breakfast)

Early morning (07h00), embark on a local sampan boat and sail through small arroyos to explore the vibrant Cai Be's floating market. Return on board L'AMANT for breakfast. Disembark at around 09h30 and head back to Ho Chi Minh City by coach. Arrive at Caravelle Hotel at around 12h00.
Prices quoted in US$ nett per person 
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Include:

  • Transfer from Saigon to the port of embarkation in Cai Be by coach.
  • Return from Cai Be to Saigon by bus.
  • Accommodation in single/double cabin with full board meals as mentioned on the program (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide.
  • All visits and excursions mentioned.
  • Port dues.

Exclude:

  • Visa for Vietnam
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Insurances.
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
  • VAT 10%

The Ship

A Colonial Style

L’Amant combines traditional boat-building with modern comfort and can accommodate up to 24 passengers in its 12 cabins to cruise the Mekong in luxury. Measuring 39 m long by 7 m wide, L'Amant cruiser was built in a colonial style. The vessel offers a large restaurant, a bar and a sundeck where passengers will be captivated by the serenity and the beauty of nature throughout the journey.
 

Cabins

The boat features 12 double cabins of 16 m² each, equipped and decorated in a delicate style. All the cabins are fitted with a wardrobe, a centralised individually controlled air-conditioning, a private balcony,
a large glass sliding door dressed with curtains, a bathroom with toilets, shower and hair-dryer.
All equiped with 220V sockets.

Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant offers buffets and à la carte gourmet menus in an elegant atmosphere.  The wine list will please the amateurs and delight the connoisseurs with its outstanding selections of grand cru.
Equipments and services

L’Amant proposes exceptional services for an unequaled cruising experience, sailing from the Mekong Delta to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Thailand.Along this unique journey, you will discover the authentic life of the Mekong region inhabitants and unveil its colorful sceneries.



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