LAmant Cruises 5 Days: Saigon - Phnom Penh 5 Days

LAmant Cruises 5 Days: Saigon - Phnom Penh
Highlights: A five day cruise on board the L'Amant Mekong Delta Cruise from Saigon, exploring in colonial French Indochina style, the off beat city of Chau Doc before transferring to Phnom Penh by speedboat.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Cai Be

Meeting point is at 10h30 at the lobby of the Caravelle Hotel. Then, drive through to My Tho - the gateway to the Mekong Delta. On arrival, embark on board L’AMANT and enjoy a delectable lunch while getting acquainted with the crew.

In the afternoon, board a river-boat to explore the hidden treasures of the Xep canal and islands, full of tropical fruit gardens. An exciting ride on a carriage drawn by small horses awaits you for a stroll through fascinating farming villages. Enjoy the tasty fruits and tea with natural honey. Then continue your journey on a sampan boat through the canals before getting back on board of L’AMANT. Welcome dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

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 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. Return on board of L’AMANT for lunch.

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. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3: Sa Dec - Near Chau Doc

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 while sailing 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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4: Chau Doc

In the morning, take a small boat to explore the fascinating floating market of Chau Doc, the border city with Cambodia. Here, early in the morning, tens of sampans gather to trade fruits 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

After breakfast, disembark and depart to the Cambodian border by a speed boat, go through the customs formalities and continue your cruise to Phnom Penh arriving by early afternoon.
End of our services.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices & Inclusions

Price is from~US$ 626 per person
All rates are quoted per person. Please note the tour is on request only with a minimum of 6 passengers.
Prices Include:
• 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%

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.

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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