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

 LAmant Cruises 3 Days: Saigon - Cai Be - Sa Dec
Highlights: Embarked on board L’Amant 3 days to Vinh Long and Sa Dec in the heart of the Mekong Delta, sailing amidst islets of lush and colorful tropical orchard, visiting floating market of Cai Be.


Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec

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.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Sa Dec - Cai Be

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices & Inclusions

Price is from~US$ 380 per person
All rates are quoted per person.

Regular departures on Monday – Wednesday – Friday

Prices Include:
• Transfer from Saigon to the port of embarkation in Cai Be and return from Cai Be to Ho Chi Minh City 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 services
• 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.