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L’Amant Cruise

L’Amant Cruise

L’amant Cruise – A Modern Classic Ship.
L’amant cruise designed follow the classic 1930’s style combining between traditional decoration with carved wood and lustrous brass and modern comfort. With 39m longs included 12 cabins, L’amant cruise can serve upto 24 passengers cruise Mekong River in Luxury. 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.

Overview

Taking the inspiration from the early design of two smart naval architects, Cox and Steven, L’Amant Cruise is designed follow the classic 1930’s style which combines traditional boat structure with contemporary comforts. Operated since 2009, L’Amant has dimensions of 39 meter in length and 2 meter in wide, which can accommodate 24 passengers.

With the remarkable design, L’Amant can bring you to explore to the Gulf of Siam that other Mekong River cruises cannot do. Along with these unique itineraries, you can attend in many thrilling excursions to explore the daily life of river-bank residents of the largest river in South East Asia. This is a great choice for groups, honeymooners, families, and friends who want to relax and discover Mekong Delta Vietnam.

Detail Itinerary

2 days 1 night

Day 1: My Tho/ Cai Be/ Vinh Long

(Including lunch and dinner)

At 11.30 am, you need to arrive at My Tho Tourist Pier on time to check in on board. A delectable lunch will be served as L’Amant sets sail to Cai Be. Your Mekong River cruise will start in Cai Be floating market by local sampan. The sampan will take you crossing through numerous arroyos, visiting an ancient colonial house and a rice popcorn factory and taste local specialties. Then, re-embark to the cruise, you can watch the breathtaking sunset in the sundeck. L’Amant Cruise depart to Vinh Long. In the early evening, the vessel will drop anchor near Vinh Long (after My Thuan Bridge) for overnight. Let’s enjoy your dinner followed by watching the projection of the film “L’Amant” or “Indochhine”.

Day 2: Vinh Long/ Sa Dec

(Including breakfast)

After savoring delicious breakfast, L’Amant Cruise heads towards Sa Dec. Upon arrival, it is time to check out. Afterwards, you will be transferred to a local boat to reach Sa Dec City and be ready for a thrilling excursion in this old-fashioned town, which is well-known for its flowers and bonsai trees. This is also a place where a famous writer, Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Along the journey, you have a great opportunity to visit Huynh Thuy Le’s ancient house, which is described as the house of the Chinese in Marguerite Duras’ novel and other places such as Chinese temple, tomb of L’Amant, local school where Marguerite’s mother taught, and her house. On the way back, you can take a stroll in boisterous market of the town. Trip ends at 11.00 am.

Inclusions Exclusions
  • Accommodation in single/double cabin with full board meals as mentioned on the program (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide (other languages on request with supplement)
  • All visits and excursions mentioned.
  • Third party Liability Insurance (P&I)
  • Port dues
  • Transfer to/from the port of embarkation
  • Personal Travel Insurances.
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.
  • Government Tax (VAT at 10%)

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City/ Cai Be/ Vinh Long/ Sa Dec

(Including lunch and dinner)

You will be transferred from a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be by coach. Getting on the cruise, then, you will be served a delectable lunch while L’Amant Cruise moves towards Vinh Long. In the early afternoon, you will move to a small boat for discovering An Binh Island. Upon arrival, you can make a tour by bicycle to visit Tien Chau ancient pagoda and tropical orchards and explore daily life of Mekong’s inhabitants. Your trip will continue in a traditional house. Do not forget to enjoy some mouth-watering tropical fruits. Dinner will be served followed by a projection of some famous films such as The Lover or I’ Indochine. The vessel will moor near Sa Dec for overnight.

Day 2: Sa Dec/ Cai Be

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After savoring delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to a local boat to visit Sa Dec City. Be ready for a thrilling excursion in this old-fashioned town, which is well-known for its flowers and bonsai trees. Sa Dec isa place where a famous writer, Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Along the journey, you have a great opportunity to visit Huynh Thuy Le’s ancient house, which is described as the house of the Chinese in Marguerite Duras’ novel and other places such as Chinese temple, tomb of L’Amant, local school where Marguerite’s mother taught, and her house. Afterwards, be back onboard for lunch.

In the afternoon, you can relax onboard and take part in a cooking demonstration in which you can learn how to make typically traditional Vietnamese dishes. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be served.

Day 3: Cai Be/ Ho Chi Minh City

(Including breakfast)

After breakfast, you will have a morning excursion to explore Cai Be floating market by local sampan. The sampan will take you crossing through numerous arroyos, visiting an ancient colonial house and a rice popcorn factory and taste local specialties. After the visit, you will get back to Ho Chi Minh City by coach.

Inclusions Exclusions
  • Transfer from Saigon to the port of embarkation in Cai Be by coach and return
  • English or French speaking guide (other languages on request with supplement)
  • Accommodation in single/double cabin with full board meals as mentioned on the program (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • All visits and excursions mentioned
  • Passenger, Crew and Boat Insurances
  • Entry visa for Vietnam
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurances
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program
  • Port dues & Government tax VAT at 10%

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City/ My Tho/ Cai Be

(Including lunch and dinner)

Passengers will be transferred by coach to arrive in the pier. After embarking, you can savor a gourmet lunch and get acquainted with crews. In the afternoon, you will get on the river-boat to discover hidden treasures of Xep canal and islands with tropical fruit gardens. Then, it may be your happy moment when attending in a thrilling ride on a carriage drawn by small horses for a visit in farming villages. Do not forget to try tasty fruits and tea with natural honey. Later on, your journey will continue by a sampan boat through small canals. In the evening, a welcome dinner onboard awaits you.

Day 2: Cai Be/ Vinh Long/ Sa Dec

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After breakfast, you will have a morning excursion to explore Cai Be floating market by local sampan. The sampan will take you crossing through numerous arroyos, visiting an ancient colonial house and a rice popcorn factory and taste local specialties.

In the early afternoon, you will move to a small boat for discovering An Binh Island. Upon arrival, you can make a tour by bicycle to visit Tien Chau ancient pagoda and tropical orchards and explore daily life of Mekong’s inhabitants. Your trip will continue in a traditional house. Do not forget to enjoy some mouth-watering tropical fruits. Dinner will be served followed by a projection of some famous films such as The Lover or I’ Indochine. The vessel will moor near Sa Dec for overnight.

Day 3: Sa Dec/ Near Chau Doc

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After savoring delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to a local boat to visit Sa Dec City. Be ready for a thrilling excursion in this old-fashioned town, which is well-known for its flowers and bonsai trees. Sa Dec isa place where a famous writer, Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Along the journey, you have a great opportunity to visit Huynh Thuy Le’s ancient house, which is described as the house of the Chinese in Marguerite Duras’ novel and other places such as Chinese temple, tomb of L’Amant, local school where Marguerite’s mother taught, and her house. Afterwards, be back onboard for lunch.

In the afternoon, as L’Amant Cruise sails to Chau Doc, you can observe a cooking demonstration and taste Mekong fruit, then relax on the sundeck. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day 4: Chau Doc

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Morning excursion will take place in 4 floating markets of Chau Doc, the border city with Cambodia by a small boat. In the early morning, you can see tens of sampans gathering to trade fruits and vegetables in the surprising ambiance. When the boat arrives in a floating fishing farm where thousands of fishes are breed for export, you can have a visit in a Cham Village. In the afternoon, you will visit Sam Mountain – a popular pilgrimage site where you can see many Chinese, Cham, and Khmer temples. Returning onboard, a farewell dinner is waiting you to enjoy.

Day 5: Chau Doc/ Phnom Penh

(Including breakfast)

After breakfast, you will disembark the vessel. Speedboat will bring you to the Cambodia border. Let’s continue your journey in Phnom Penh.

Inclusions Exclusions
  • 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%
  • 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.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City/ Cai Be/ Vinh Long

(Including lunch and dinner)

In the first day, you will be transferred by coach from a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be. On the arrival, you will get on a local boat for traveling through the canals and discovering Cai Be floating market, a colonial house and a handicraft workshop. After that, you will embark the ship for registration and lunch.

In the early afternoon, you will move to a small boat for discovering An Binh Island. Upon arrival, you can make a tour by bicycle to visit Tien Chau ancient pagoda and tropical orchards and explore daily life of Mekong’s inhabitants. Your trip will continue in a traditional house. Do not forget to enjoy some mouth-watering tropical fruits. Dinner will be served followed by a projection of some famous films such as The Lover or I’ Indochine. The vessel will moor near Sa Dec for overnight.

Day 2: Vinh Long/ Sa Dec/ Vam Nao/ Long Xuyen

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In the morning, you will get on a local boat to arrive in the shore for visiting Sa Dec City. Be ready for a thrilling excursion in this old-fashioned town, which is well-known for its flowers and bonsai trees. Sa Dec is a place where a famous writer, Marguerite Duras spent her childhood. Along the journey, you have a great opportunity to visit Huynh Thuy Le’s ancient house, which is described as the house of the Chinese in Marguerite Duras’ novel and other places such as Chinese temple, tomb of L’Amant, local school where Marguerite’s mother taught, and her house.

In the afternoon, do not forget to attend in a cooking class where you can learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes. Besides, you can taste Mekong fruits and relax on the sun deck. For those who get interested, Captain will show the cockpit as the ship continues moving upstream towards Vam Nao. The vessel will drop anchor at Long Xuyen. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day 3: Long Xuyen/ Cai San canal/ Rach Soi

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In this day, L’Amant Cruise will start sailing down another main branch of Mekong River (Hau River). As arriving in Long Xuyen, you will have a stop to visit its museum and local markets by rickshaw. Later, re-embark the cruise for lunch on board. En route to Rach Soi, you can admire the incessant crisscrossing of junks and sampans. The vessel will arrive in Rach Soi in the afternoon.

Day 4: Rach Soi / Ha Tien

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After breakfast, you will depart by coach to Tri Ton, a place which is famous for its numerous Khmer sanctuaries. Visiting Khmer temples, then, you will enjoy a local lunch and continue your excursion to small provincial border town for discovering its markets and colonial houses. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day 5: Ha Tien/ Hai Tac Archipelago/ Ba Lua Archipelago

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Today, L’Amant Cruise will head to Hai Tac archipelago, which was earlier known as the Pirate Islands used to be home base of Khmer Pirates. In the afternoon, you can relax in a cooking demonstration for observing how to prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes. Besides, do not forget to try Mekong fruits. Later, you will visit one of the islands with its fisherman villages prior to sail to Ba Lua Archipelago. In the evening, let’s enjoy a freshly caught seafood dinner.

Day 6: Ba Lua Archipelago/ Hon Chong/ Ha Tien

(Including breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

In the morning, the vessel will pass though many clustered islets of Ba Lua Archipelago. If the weather is permitted, you can take a stroll in an island and drench yourself in warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Returning onboard, you will participate in a farewell dinner.

Day 7: Ha Tien disembarkation

(Including breakfast)

After enjoying your last breakfast onboard, you will disembark at 8.00 am. You will go through the Prek Chak border gate in Ha Tien and enter in Cambodia. Your Mekong cruise ends.

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

L’Amant Cruise has 12 cabins in which a half is located on the main deck and the rest is in the upper deck. These 12-double-bed suites has the space of 16m2 and well equipped with wardrobe, centralized individually controlled air conditioning, private balcony, a large glass sliding door dressed with curtains, bathroom with toilet, shower and hairdryer, 220V sockets, house phone, mini-safe, luggage storage, writing desk, and one stool for the writing desk and private balcony.

Services

As one of deluxe cruises in Mekong River, L’Amant ensures to provide you the basic onboard services including:

24-hour security

Reception

Safety box at reception

IDD at reception

Doctor on call

Boutique library

Newspapers & magazines

Tender for sightseeing

Conference & meeting facilities

Reception

Bar & restaurant

Boutique shop

Laundry service

Fresh flower

Library

 Activities

Besides being served with an exceptional service for an unequaled cruising experience, you also can participate in many exciting activities such as fishing, swimming, movie nights, wooden games, and cooking classes. In addition, many excursions for sightseeing will be organized as well.

Check-in/ Check-out

The check-in and check-out time is often at noon. Due to there are different itineraries, the check-in and check-out time will change a little bit. Thereby, you are highly recommended for asking exact information when booking.

Children and extra beds

Infant below 4 years old can share the cabin with their parents without extra charge but baby cot is not available (no extra bedding).
Children from 4 to 12 years old must solely occupy a berth with 30% discount from adult tariff.

Cancellation

Similar to other cruises in Mekong River, L’ Amant Cruise highly recommends that you should inform your cancellation as soon as possible. The sooner you inform, the less you will be charged.

From 31 days prior departure No Charge
From 15 to 30 days prior to departure 25% off the total price
From 14 to 7 days prior to departure 50% off the total price
From 6 days prior to departure 100% off the total price

Cards accepted

Passengers can transfer payment to L’ Amant Cruise by bank transfer, PayPal, or credit card (Visa, Master Card …)

How safe is your boat?

To ensure the safety and security of passengers onboard:

–           All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards

–           Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas

–           Firefighting system in all ship areas

–           Expert marine superintendent

–           24 hours watch on duty

What should to bring?

–           Passport with valid visa

–           Some cash in VND/ USD for personal expenses

–           Wide brim hat

–           Sunblock or insect repellent

–           Sports shoes & swimming suite

–           Warm clothes (in winter)

–           Learning tools, cakes, and candy (if tourists accompany with children)

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Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Travelo Vietnam can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.

LOWER BUDGET THAN THIS?

Budget lower than $(this price) in per person?

We surely can help

As our price is set according to the length of itinerary and the detailed program given, we can make changes in this tour to help you keep your budget.
Below are some possible changes to make your tour fit better in your budget
we can customize this tour with shorter duration
some activities and tours can be in a group and non-private.
We can look into lower budget hotel for you without compromising the quality.
We can change the itinerary that fits your expectation and budget requirement.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

ABOUT $(This Price) in PER PERSON

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

HIGHER BUDGET THAN THIS?

Budget higher than $(This Price) in per person?

Vietnam and Indochina has the utmost luxury hotels and other tour facilities to cater to your budget. For a budget higher than the one stated, we can make some of the following modification to your program based on your request.
Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
If you want to stay longer…
There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
Make extra trip to Phu Quoc or Con Dao, two of our most beautiful islands. Etc…
Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

FLEXIBILITY:
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!

CONDITIONS:

  1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
  2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people.
  3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

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