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"Pickup service was good. Services on board was great, the village sightseeing was god, and guide spoke good English. If I could wish for two things; taking drink orders at the tables on top deck during nighttime and a stop or two at the floating market, not just driving by. Information and payment was good. Would recommend to friends. Thank you for a good trip, and experience. "
Mr. Henrik Sørensen Hoff & his wife on Mekong Eyes 2 days Cantho - Phu Quoc on March 26-27, 2013

LAmant Cruises 3 Days: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec

Boat / Cruise Ship: L'Amant Cruise 
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Itinerary: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Saigon
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec
Day 2: Sa Dec - Cai Be
Day 3: Cai Be - Saigon

Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,730
Cabin Category1 Oct. 2013 – 30 April 201401 May 2014 – 31 May 2014 & 01 Jul - 30 Sept 2014
Single CabinDouble/ Twin CabinSingle CabinDouble/ Twin Cabin
Main DeckVND 12,995,000
(~US$ 572)
VND 10,350,000
(~US$ 455)
VND 11,097,500
(~US$ 488)
VND 8,740,000
(~US$ 385)
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Upper DeckVND 15,295,000
(~US$ 673)
VND 12,190,000
(~US$ 536)
VND 13,340,000
(~US$ 587)
VND 10,350,000
(~US$ 455)
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - 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: Sadec - 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 (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.


Prices Include
Transfer from Saigon to the port of embarkation in Cai Be and return from Cai Be to Saigon by coach.
Accommodation in single/ double cabin with full board meals as mentioned on the program (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%.


Prices Exclude
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.


Transportation service surcharge
• For private round trip transfers Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho (Cai Be): 157 USD/4seat car, 172USD/7 seat car, 179USD/16 seat car.

Special Conditions for Children
• Infant below 4 years old can share the cabin with their parents without extra charge but baby cot is not available (no extra bedding).
• Child from 4 to 12 years old must solely occupy a berth with 30% discount from adult tariff.

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