MEKONG CRUISE TRIP
Highlights : Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Sa Dec - My Tho - Saigon
Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights
Day 1 SAIGON/ MY THO/CAI BE / VINH LONG (L/ D)
Meeting and picking your group up at your Hotel and depart to My Tho Tourist Pier. Embark on board L’AMANT on time to enjoy a delectable lunch and get acquainted with the crew, while the vessel starts its way upstream to Cai Be. In the early afternoon, embark on a local sampan boat to sail through Cai Be’s floating market and taking the rowing boat, journey 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 L’AMANT and depart to Vinh Long while watching the sunset from sundeck.
Early evening, the boat will anchor near Vinh Long (after My Thuan Bridge) for overnight. Dinner on board followed by the projection of the film “L’Amant” or “Indochine”. Overnight on board of L’AMANT.
Day 2 VINH LONG / SA DEC (B/ L/ D)
After breakfast, the boat heads towards Sa Dec. Upon arrival, time to check-out before getting on a local boat to reach Sa Dec city, 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 to enjoy the buffet lunch. After that, crew will serve foot massage (1hour) and nails treatment, while other guests visit Sa Dec.
Note: The school is closed during Tet (Vietnamese New Year festival) and other public holidays.
Day 3 CAI BE / MY THO/SAIGON (B)
The boat heads towards My Tho while breakfast is being served. Upon arrival, it’s time to check-out before getting on a local boat for a cruise along islets and tropical orchards. Cruise through the canal of Xep and reach a small island where a horse-drawn cart will wait for you. Enjoy a tour through the island and discover small villages. Stop en route to taste tropical fruits and visit a bee farm then continue on a rowboat through the narrow, tree-lined canals of the River. Visit handicraft villages, a coconut candy factory before returning on shore.
The visit ends at around 11h00, and return to Saigon .Arrive at your hotel at around 13h00. End of our services
Fares & Conditions (tariffs are valid from 02nd May 2014 to 31st Mar 2015)
02 pax/ Double Main Deck (free upgrade to Upper Deck)
Boat: L’Amant- 4 star (boutique style)
- Transfer by private car from Saigon to My Tho and return.
- English or French speaking guide.
- Accommodation in double cabin/room with full board meals as mentioned on the program (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
- Foot massage (1 hour) and nail treatment on 2nd day.
- All visits and excursions mentioned.
- Passenger, Crew and Boat Insurances
- Port dues & Government tax VAT at 10%.
- Entry visa to Vietnam.
- International flights and airport taxes.
- Travel Insurances.
- Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.