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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 5 Days: Saigon - Phnom Penh

Boat / Cruise Ship: L'Amant Cruise 
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Itinerary: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
The 5 day L’Amant Cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh will take you straight back to the heady days of colonial French Indochina and the Golden Age of Travel in the early 20th century. The cruise begins in Saigon where you will be transferred by road to join L’Amant and a bygone era in My Tho. You'll be exploring the Mekong Delta, the floating markets, ancient pagodas and temples, colonial houses from French Indochina, tropical fruit plantations and the unique, timeless lifestyle that is found here. Explore by small river boats, Sampans, bicycles and on-foot returning to L’Amant for dining and creature comforts. On Day 5, L’Amant will dock at Chau Doc where guests can transfer to the Chau Doc to Phnom Penh speedboat. By mid afternoon you will be sitting beside the Mekong River in a different city and a different country, preparing for the next leg of your adventure in Cambodia.

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$1=VND22,770
Cabin Category1 Oct 2013 – 30 Apr 201401-31 May 2014 & 1 Jul - 30 Sept 2014
Single CabinDouble/ Twin CabinSingle CabinDouble/ Twin Cabin
Main DeckVND 21,616,000
(~US$ 949)
VND 17,360,000
(~US$ 762)
VND 18,256,000
(~US$ 802)
VND 14,000,000
(~US$ 615)
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Upper DeckVND 24,976,000
(~US$ 1,097)
VND 19,936,000
(~US$ 876)
VND 21,280,000
(~US$ 935)
VND 16,240,000
(~US$ 713)
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All rates are quoted per person. On request only and departure with a min. of 6 passengers

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.
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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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