"l'Amant" Mekong river cruise

3 DaysEnglishFrench

Highlights

  • L'Amant, a 39-m vessel designed to sail through the rivers and sea inspired by the early designs of the two brilliant naval Architects, Cox and Stevens, who marked the last century.
  • Along this unique journey, you will discover the daily life of the river bank inhabitants of the largest river of South East Asia, where farming are the means of livelihood of millions of people.
  • L’Amant classic 1930's style will enchant you by its traditional decoration with carved wood and lustrous brass, as well as the refined and discreetly modern comfort, for an unequaled experience.

Description

Day 1 HCMC / SADEC
09h30 at the lobby of the Caravelle Hotel. Coach transfer to Cai Be. On arrival, embark on board 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.
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.
Day 3 CAI BE / HCMC
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.

Amenities

  • Transfer included
  • Shared activity
  • Operated by a company
  • Fixed time
  • Meal included: Early bird, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Water included
  • Restroom available
  • Special clothing: Kimono coat
  • Other fees: Drinks, tips and other personal expens
  • Senior friendly
  • Kids friendly (4 → 12)
  • Insurance included
  • Certified: Person in charge of the activity has a license and certification.
$583.00
usd
per adult
$408.00
usd
per child

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