Local woman sits on her traditinoal  Boat, Mekong Delta Vietnam
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L'Amant House, Vietnam
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De Ville Hotel at the Nighttime, Saigon, Hochiminh City, Vietnam
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Fisherman Fishing at Sunset on Mekong Delta, Vietnam
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AMAZING JOURNEY, Thanks so much

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARGUERITE DURAS

We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursion to accommodation
OVERVIEW ITINERARY TOUR DETAILS REVIEWS

This tour transports you back to a bygone era to follow the footsteps of one of France’s most celebrated writers, Marguerite Duras. Born and raised in Vietnam to French parents, Duras’ most acclaimed work ‘L’Amant’ is set in old Saigon and the laid-back town of Sa Dec, where she lived until the age of 17. While in Sa Dec you’ll also have the chance to visit the home of her former lover, who was the inspiration for her novel.

Although much has changed, Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, still retains plentiful elements of the old-world charm that Duras depicts in her autobiographical novel which tells the tale of her love affair with a wealthy Chinese merchant’s son.

Throughout the five-day, four-night tour you’ll have the chance to visit some of the places Duras makes reference to in her book, as well as seeing some of the historical buildings and places that molded Duras’ early life.

As well as iconic attractions such as the Opera House, Continental Hotel, City Hall, the Post Office, Notre Dame Basilica, you’ll also visit Reunification Palace, the capture of which marked the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. You will visit Le Quy Don High School, where Duras studied, and the house on Testard Street where she and her family lived.

After exploring Ho Chi Minh City you’ll travel by boat to Sa Dec, along the way stopping at Cai Be and Vinh Long allowing you to soak up and more accurately understand Duras’ world.

 
THE BACKYARD DIFFERENCE
  • Climb aboard ‘L’Amant’, a boat named after Duras’ novel, which will take you through the Mekong Delta to Sa Dec, Cai Be and Vinh Long
  • See significant lesser-known sites of Duras’ formative years, including two of her former houses, the school she attended and the former house of her lover as described in her novel
  • Take a cooking demonstration aboard ‘L’Amant’ and learn how to prepare some of Vietnam’s traditional dishes
  • Visit one of Vinh Long’s famous orchards and try some mouth-watering tropical fruit fresh from the vines
ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vin...
Local woman sits on her traditinoal  Boat, Mekong Delta Vietnam
Sa Dec – Cai Be
Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City