The team of L’Amant is very pleased to bring you new experiences, new ways of discovering the South of Vietnam, combining maritime traditions with modern comfort. Our inspiration came from the "Golden Age”, an era of the early 20th century, so often depicted by famous authors, such as Marguerite Duras who spent her early childhood in Sa Dec City in the midst of the Mekong Delta, and whose writings were evoked by the sophistication of the past. 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.
Experience traditional decoration with carved wood and lustrous brass, as well as the refined and discreetly modern comfort.
Day 1: Saigon – My Tho – Cai Be
This morning, you will be transfer to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta.
On arrival, embark on board L’AMANT and enjoy a lunch and get acquainted with the crew.
After lunch, board a river-boat to explore the hidden treasures of the Xep canal and islands with tropical fruit gar dens. An exciting ride on a carriage drawn by small horses awaits you for a stroll through the fascinating farming villages. Enjoy the tasty fruits and tea with natural honey.
Then continue your journey on a sampan boat through small canals.
Welcome dinner and overnight on board of L’AMANT.
Day 2: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sa Dec
After breakfast, embarking on a local sampan boat and sail through the Cai Be Floating Market and taking the 2 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, take a small boat for a journey towards An Binh Island, continue the tour by bicycle to visit Tien Chau ancient pagoda, some tropical fruit orchard gardens and witness the everyday life of 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
Day 3: Cai Be – Near Chau Doc
After breakfast, tour Sa Dec, the 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 Marguerite’s mother has taught and be charmed by the pleasant greetings of the school children.
Return on board of L’AMANT for lunch.
Sail 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.
Day 4: Chau Doc
In the morning, take a small boat to explore the fascinating 4 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
After breakfast, disembark and depart to the Cambodian border by speed boat, go through the customs formalities and continue your cruise to Phnom Penh arriving by early afternoon.
End of our services.