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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

L' Amant Cruises 5 Days: Saigon - Phnom Penh

Itinerary: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Cai Be
Day 2: Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec
Day 3: Sa Dec - Chau Doc
Day 4: Chau Doc
Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

Exchange Rate:US$1=VND22,760
Cabin Category01 May – 31 May & 01 Jul – 30 Sep, 201201 Oct, 2012 – 30 Apr, 2013
Single CabinDouble/ Twin CabinSingle CabinDouble/ Twin Cabin
Main DeckVND 19,551,000
(~US$ 859)
VND 14,994,000
(~US$ 659)
VND 23,163,000
(~US$ 1,018)
VND 18,606,000
(~US$ 817)
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Upper DeckVND 22,806,000
(~US$ 1,002)
VND 17,409,000
(~US$ 765)
VND 26,754,000
(~US$ 1,175)
VND 21,357,000
(~US$ 938)
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Fishing on Mekong River
Meeting room
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All rates are quoted per person.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Cai Be (L/D)
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.

Day 2: Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sadec (B/L/D)
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.

Day 3: Sadec - Near Chau Doc (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 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

Day 4: Chau Doc (B/L/D)
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.

Day 5: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B)
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.

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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