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Cai Be to Sa Dec by L'Amant Cruise 3 Days

Day 1: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec (L, D)

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, some tropical fruit orchard gardens and discover the everyday life in the Mekong Delta. Continue to visit a traditional house and enjoy some mouth-watering tropical fruits. Anchorage near Sa Dec. Dinner and overnight on board of L'Amant.
 

Day 2: Sa Dec - Cai Be (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit Sa Dec, the old-fashioned town where the French Writer, Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Famous for its flowers and bonsai plants, stop at the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, the "house of the Chinese" described in Marguerite Duras'novel, L'Amant. Pass-by the school where Margerite's mother has taught. Then, enjoy strolling through the lively market streets of this fascinating town. Return on board L'Amant. In the early afternoon, arrive in Cai Be and embark on a local sampan boat for a journey through the numerous arroyos and be captivated by the serenity of the Mekong Delta. Visit an ancient colonial house and a traditional plant for puffed rice. In the late afternoon, have fun in a cooking demonstration on board - an interesting way to learn about the local ingredients and how to cook some Vietnamese traditional
 

Day 3: Cai Be - Saigon (B)

Early morning (07h00), embark on a local sampan boat and sail through small arroyos to explore the vibrant Cai Be's floating market. Return on board L'Amant for breakfast. Disembark at around 09h30 and head back to Ho Chi Minh City by coach. Arrive at Caravelle Hotel at around 12h00.

Cabin

Prices quoted in US$ nett per person

Main Deck

Upper Deck

Charter

Single

Double

Single

Single

Jan - Apr

646

514

760

606


May - Sep

523

411

629

489



Trip Included

  • Transfer from Saigon to the port of embarkation in Cai Be by coach.
  • Return from Cai Be to Saigon by bus.
  • Accommodation in single/double cabin with full board meals as mentioned on the program (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide.
  • All visits and excursions mentioned. Port dues.

Trip Excluded 

  • Visa for Vietnam
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Insurances.
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
  • VAT 10%
Thus, 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.

Planned to comfortably welcome groups and individuals for a memorable voyage through the mythical Mekong Delta and its myriad of streams,the remarkable design of the boat allows it to sail up to the Gulf of Siam. Along this unique journey, exclusively offered by Phoenix Cruises, 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. You will also uncover areas renowned for their rich water resources and natural coastlines, where pirates, now peaceful fishermen, used to reign with terror for centuries.

Once on board, 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 cruising experience.

L'Amant entire crew remains available for any information you may need regarding our cruises.
 

Life on Board

Once on board, expect a VIP treatment! Both our service staff and the ship's crew are here to make your journey a memorable souvenir.
 
Your Daily Schedule
When moored you are welcome to come and go from the ship as much as you like. Group shore excursions are organized by the ship crew and you will be accompanied by a guide. All guides services are provided in English. Please contact us for guides in other languages.
 
Every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible. However, considering uncertain water level, weather conditions and other local constraints, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice. Guests are requested to remain patient and flexible as the river and sea conditions may modify the journey.
 
All passengers have the choice to either join a group excursion ashore or stay aboard and enjoy the relaxing fresh air of the open lounge or the comfort of the air-conditioned areas.
 
Our Smoking policy
For your safety and comfort, we are operating a strictly non-smoking policy indoors. Smoking is allowed for the outside areas only such as the Sundeck and your cabin balcony.
 
The Emergency Procedures
The ship is fitted with modern smoke detectors and fire alarms, extinguishers and water hose. Lifesaving equipments are all IMO/SOLAS certified. Safety instructions are located in every cabin and public access. Life Jackets are kept in your wardrobe and also in the main public areas. In the event of an emergency, each passenger is requested to proceed at once to the muster stations indicated with signs to await instructions. There will be an Emergency Drill during your voyage.
 
On Board Bills
Except for organized evening cocktails and other events, you will be asked to sign a bill for all items ordered at the sundeck bar. A statement of account in US$ will be presented on the last day aboard for settlement.
 
Meals on Board
We serve breakfast and lunch buffets. Dinner is served at the tables with à la carte menu. We offer a blend of flavored Asian recipes and refined Western cuisine accompanied by a rich wine list. Season fruits, fresh vegetables and vegetarian dishes are always available. Special diets may be catered with advance notification and agreement.
 
Tea, coffee and Mineral water
Complimentary tea and coffee are available at any time on the Sun Deck or in your cabin. Bottled water is provided in all cabins daily. Purified water is used for cooking and food preparation on board as well as for ice cubes.
 
Your Cabin
Your sunlit cabin with private balcony will ensure a panoramic view on the amazing sceneries the region offers.
  • Air Conditioning: Your cabin is equipped with its own centralized air-conditioning unit which can be adjusted for your comfort. Note that the sea breeze is worth trying at night! For energy conservation, please do not leave your air-conditioner on while windows are opened.
  • Water, towels and electrical appliances: The ship's water supply comes from ashore facilities or is produced from seawater during the seashore expedition. This water is treated to be suitable for washing and brushing teeth but is not potable. Bottled mineral water is provided for drinking, free of charge. To save water, towels will only be changed if they are placed off the towel rack. The ship is equipped with 220 volts, with European and American standard sockets. Other types of electrical adaptors are available upon request. Hairdryers are installed in all cabins.
  • Blankets: Blankets are kept in the closet under your bed. These may be needed in the cool season when night time temperatures drop.
  • Laundry: A laundry bag is provided for your laundry needs and the laundry list is to be found on the desk. Your laundry is collected each morning when your room is made up and will be returned to you the following day. Please leave your items in the bag provided and fill up the laundry list.
  • Security and mini safe box: When in port, a 24-hour security watch is on duty on the vessel gangplank and only passengers and authorized crew are allowed to board. Keep your cabin door locked when you are out and leave the key at the lobby reception when going ashore. All cabins have a combination type safe box. However, the company cannot be held liable for loss of money, jewelry or other valuable items from the ship or whilst on an excursion.
  • Intercom: An Intercom system is installed in your cabin. On board calls can be made from your cabin to other cabin or to the ship's on board services. Wake-up call can be requested at any time. Please advise the Purser the night before

Features

  • Lengh Overall: 39m
  • Beam: 7m30
  • Draft: 1m40
  • Passengers: 24 persons
  • Crew: 18 persons
  • Speed: 10 knots

A colonial style

L’Amant combines traditional boat-building with modern comfort and can accommodate up to 24 passengers in its 12 cabins to cruise the Mekong in luxury. Measuring 39 m long by 7 m wide, L'Amant cruiser was built in a colonial style. The vessel offers a large restaurant, a bar and a sundeck where passengers will be captivated by the serenity and the beauty of nature throughout the journey.
 

Luxury cabins

The boat features 12 double cabins of 16 m² each, equipped and decorated in a delicate style. All the cabins are fitted with a wardrobe, a centralised individually controlled air-conditioning, a private balcony, a large glass sliding door dressed with curtains, a bathroom with toilets, shower and hair-dryer.
All equiped with 220V sockets.
 

Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant offers buffets and à la carte gourmet menus in an elegant atmosphere. The wine list will please the amateurs and delight the connoisseurs with its outstanding selections of grand cru. excursions and services on board.
 

Excursions and Services

L’Amant proposes exceptional services for an unequaled cruising experience, sailing from the Mekong Delta to the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Thailand. Along this unique journey, you will discover the authentic life of the Mekong region inhabitants and unveil its colorful sceneries.

Mekong Delta Cruises

Can Tho to Sa Dec & Cai Be by Douce Mekong Cruise 3 Days
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Cai Be to Long Xuyen by Authentic Mekong Sampan 3 Days
Saigon to Phu Quoc by Mekong Eyes Cruise 2 Days
Saigon to Can Tho by Mien Tay Sampan 3 Days
Saigon to Cai Be to My Tho by Mien Tay Sampan 2 Days
Vinh Long to Cai Be by Cai Be Princess Sampan 1 Day
Cai Be to Phu An by Cai Be Princess Sampan 1 Day
Cai Be to Can Tho by Dragon Eyes Cruise 2 Days
Cai Be Princess Sampan and Homestay Tour 2 Days
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Saigon to Phu Quoc by Mekong Eyes Cruise 3 Days
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Saigon to Long Xuyen by Mien Tay Sampan 3 Days
Saigon to Sa Dec by Cai Be Princess Sampan 1 Day
Cai Be to Vinh Long by Cai Be Princess Sampan 1 Day
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