L'Amant Cruise

Grade: L'Amant Cruise
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L'Amant rediscovered the colonial era to bring you back in a time. More than a simple boat, it has a soul. It represents by itself all this "Golden age" period and brings all its passengers with it.
Overview
Built in 2009, L'Amant rediscovered the colonial era to bring you back in a time. More than a simple boat, it has a soul. It represents by itself all this "Golden age" period and brings all its passengers with it.

Good for: This cruise is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to explore Mekong Delta

Some highlights of many on L' Amant Cruise
Once on board, expect a VIP treatment! Both our service staff and the ship's crew are here to make your journey a memorable souvenir.

Restaurant & bar
On L’Amant Cruise, the breakfast and lunch are served as buffets. For dinner, tourists will have abundant meal with an à la carte menu. The restaurant offers tourists both Western and Asian cuisine. Particularly, vegetarian dishes are available on board if you required. The bar nearby will satisfy you with a rich wine list and several kinds of drink as your favorite.

Excursion & service
Excursion & service The itinerary of L’Amant Cruise involves an amazing excursion from the Mekong Delta to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Thailand. You will experience peaceful daily life of the locals in Mekong Delta and explore its hidden beauty upon the journey. Besides, on board, you will be served with the best services by our attentive staves.

Sundeck
The sundeck is always an ideal place for tourists to gaze the wonderful setting of Mekong Delta. There, you can feel the airy and refreshing atmosphere on the river and take photographs to keep these exciting moments. The time of sunset is the one you should enjoy on Mekong River Cruise. Moreover, the scenery will be much stunning when the dark covers Mekong Delta and you can see the sparkling stars on the sky easily.
Cabins
L-amant cruise-agtravel8, Main Deck Cabin

Number of Cabins: 6 cabins
Bed Type : Double or Twin cabin
Space: 16 M2
Locate: Main Deck
Facilities : A house phone, air-conditioning, mini-safe, luggage storage, wardrobe, writing desk,hairdryer, kimonos and slippers, one stool for the writing desk.
cabin, Upper Deck Cabin

Number of Cabins: 6 cabins
Bed Type : Double or Twin cabin
Space: 16 M2
Locate: Upper Deck
Facilities: A house phone, air-conditioning, mini-safe, luggage storage, wardrobe, writing desk,hairdryer, kimonos and slippers, one stool for the writing desk.


SGN - PhnomPenh 5days
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY/ MY THO/ CAI BE
Meeting point is at 10H30 at the lobby of the Sofitel Hotel. Then, drive through to My Tho - the gateway to the Mekong Delta. On arrival, embark on board L’AMANT and enjoy a lunch and get acquainted with the crew.
After lunch, board a river-boat to explore the hidden treasures of the Xep canal and islands with tropical fruit gar dens. An exciting ride on a carriage drawn by small horses awaits you for a stroll through the fascinating farming villages. Enjoy the tasty fruits and tea with natural honey.
Then continue your journey on a sampan boat through small canals.
Welcome dinner and overnight on board of L’AMANT.

Day 2: CAI BE/ VINH LONG/ SA DEC
After breakfast, embarking on a local sampan boat and sail through the Cai Be’s floating market and taking the 2 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. Lunch Return on board of L’Amant for lunch.
In the early afternoon, take a small boat for a journey towards An Binh islands, continue the tour by bicycle to visit Tien Chau ancient pagoda, some tropical fruit orchard gardens and witness the everyday life of 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.

Day 3: SA DEC/ NEAR CHAU DOC
After breakfast, tour Sa Dec, the 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 and be charmed by Lunch the pleasant greetings of the school children.
Return on board of L’AMANT for lunch.
Sail to Chau Doc. During the afternoon you can enjoy a cooking demonstration and Mekong fruit tasting or just relax on the sun deck Anchorage on the way to Chau Doc.
Dinner and overnight on board.
 
Day 4: CHAU DOC
In the morning, take a small boat to explore the fascinating 4 floating market of Chau Doc, the border city with Cambodia.
Here, early in the morning, tens of sampans gather to trade fruits Lunch and vegetables in a surprising ambiance. Head to a floating fishing farm where thousands of fishes are breed for export and visit a mosque in a Cham village.
In the afternoon, visit Sam Mountain, a popular pilgrimage site where you will find a large number of Chinese, Cham and Khmer temples.
Farewell dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5: CHAU DOC/ PHNOM PENH
After breakfast, disembark and depart to the Cambodian border by speed boat, go through the customs formalities and continue your cruise to Phnom Penh arriving by early afternoon.
End of our services.

Cruise Price included
    - Transfer from Saigon to the port of embarkation in My Tho by coach.
    - Transfer from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh by speed boat.
    - Accommodation in single/double cabin with full board meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
    - English or French speaking guide (other languages on request with supplement)
    - All visits and excursions mentioned
    - Passenger, Crew and Boat Insurances
    - 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.

OPTION TERMS:
    - Exchange rate: The above rate in VND is based on the current exchange rate of 1USD = VND 21,000. In case of fluctuation at +/- 5%, the rates will be adjusted accordingly.
    - Fuel surcharge: The above rate is based on the current fuel rate at VND 21,800 per litter. In case of any increase by more than 10%, a fuel surcharge may apply.
SGN - PHN 7days
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY/ CAI BE/ VINH LONG
Meeting point: 7h30 at the lobby of Sofitel Hotel. Depart by coach around 8:00 am to Cai Be, in the very heart of Mekong Delta.
Upon arrival, board a local boat to sail through the canals and explore Cai Be floating market, an ancient colonial house and a handicraft workshop.
Embark on board L’Amant for registration and lunch. Early in the afternoon, board a small boat for a trip to An Binh Island. Then visit by bicycle the Tien Chau pagoda (ancient pagoda), fruits garden and witness the daily activities of the inhabitants. On the way, stop at an orchard to sample tropical fruits before continuing the journey along small canals to visit a bonsai garden.
Anchor near Sa Dec. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 2: VINH LONG / SADEC / VAM NAO / LONG XUYEN
After breakfast, transfer by boat to the shore. This morning, visit of Sa Dec Town where some ancient colonial houses still remain, famous for its flowers and bonsais. This is a quiet town where French Writer Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Discover the "House of the Chinese” described in Marguerite Duras’novel, L’Amant, and continue with the visit of the school where her mother was a teacher and scroll in the quiet streets to have a glimpse of the daily life of the locals. Return on board of L’AMANT for lunch.
This afternoon, a cooking demonstration will be organized for your pleasure. Experience the preparation of traditional Vietnamese dishes and enjoy eating them afterwards and Mekong fruits tasting or just relax on the sun deck.
For those interested, the Captain will show the cockpit as L’Amant continues her journey upstream towards Vam Nao. Anchor near Long Xuyen.
Dinner and overnight on board

Day 3: LONG XUYEN/ CAI SAN CANAL / RACH SOI
After breakfast, L’AMANT will start cruising down another main branch of the Mekong (Hau River). Stop at Long Xuyen to visit by « Xe Loi » (Rickshaw) the city, its museum and its local market. Lunch on board.
Sail through a narrow river and be fascinated by the lively incessant crisscrossing of junks and sampans before reaching the peaceful canal Cai San to Rach Soi. Throughout the cruise, you will enjoy the facilities on board of L’AMANT while discovering the charms of rural life in the Delta. Arrive in Rach Soi later in the afternoon.
Dinner on board
Anchorage in Rach Soi
 
Day 4: RACH SOI / HA TIEN
After breakfast, depart by coach to Tri Ton, a place renowned for its numerous Khmer sanctuaries.
After visiting the Khmer temples, enjoy the local lunch Continue by road to Ha Tien to explore the small provincial border town with its markets and colonial houses.
Dinner and overnight on board

Day 5: HATIEN / HAI TAC ARCHIPELAGO / BA LUA ARCHIPELAGO
After a few days of sailing into Mekong Delta’s branch and canals, today, the sea cruise will start heading South East to the Hai Tac archipelago. Earlier known as the Pirate Islands, this archipelago used to be the home base of Khmer Pirates who invaded the Christendom of Ha Tien in 1778.
This afternoon, a cooking demonstration will be organized for your pleasure. Experience the preparation of traditional Vietnamese dishes and enjoy eating them afterwards and Mekong fruits tasting or just relax on the sun deck.
Visit of one of the island with its fisherman villages before continuing saling to Ba Lua archipelago. Freshly Caught Seafood Dinner and overnight on board

Day 6: BA LUA ARCHIPELAGO/ HON CHONG / HA TIEN
After breakfast, cruise among the numerous clustered islets of Ba Lua Archipelago and discover the Vietnamese Southern coasts.
Stop en route for a stroll on an island and if the weather allows, drench yourself in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
Return on board.
Farewell dinner and overnight on board. Anchorage near Ha Tien.

Day 7: HA TIEN DISEMBARKATION
After breakfast, disembarkation at 8 :00 am and travel by road to the border.
Go through the Prek Chak border gate in Ha Tien around 9 :00 am and enter in Cambodia. The Cambodian guide will wait for you, change of vehicle.
End of our services.

Our prices 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.
Our prices not include:
  •     Visa for Vietnam
  •     International flights and airport taxes
  •     Insurances.
  •     Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
  •     VAT 10%
SGN-Sadec
L' Amant Cruise: Saigon - Sa Dec - Saigon
Cruise length : 3 Days Cruise Ports : Saigon-> Cai Be-> Vinh Long Province Sa Dec
Good for : This cruise is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to explore Mekong Delta.

Hightlight
  • If you have serveral days and you need a Mekong river life outlook Cai Be – Vinh Long is a good choice.
  • If the most populated places are rather much visited, as soon as you get away from the crowds, you are getting in touch with the nice people of the delta and their always welcoming attitude.
  • Boating along Mekong River is a pleasant way to escape the bustle of the city centre. And let us brings you closer to Vietnamese local lives in Mekong Delta.
DAY 1 : Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec
Activities : Transfer to Cai Be, visit An Binh islands,Tien Chau ancient pagoda, some tropical fruit orchard gardens and discover the everyday life in the Mekong Delta
Meal : 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
Activities : Visit Sa Dec, the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, arrive in Cai Be and, visit an ancient colonial house, a cooking demonstration on board
Meal : 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
Activities : Explore the vibrant Cai Be floating market, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City
Meal : 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.
End of our services.

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

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