In partnership with Relais & Châteaux.
Set off to encounter age-old civilisations during a gastronomic and oenological cruise with Relais & Châteaux in Asia aboard Le Lapérouse. An all-new 11-day PONANT itinerary taking you from China to Vietnam via Hong Kong.
You will embark in Shanghai, a futuristic city with a thousand faces. In this Chinese megalopolis with contrasting architecture, the spirit of the 1930s still seems to reign over certain streets, particularly in the Bund waterfront area.
Wenzhou is the gateway for discovering the magnificent romantic landscapes of the Yandang Mountains, a site listed as a global geopark by UNESCO. Its vertiginous peaks shrouded in mist shoot up from the mountains that overlook the lush valleys dotted with traditional villages.
From Xiamen, you’ll be able to discover the small island of Gulangyu, also called Kulangsu. This former international settlement listed as World Heritage by UNESCO is an exceptional example of the fusion of Eastern and Western architectural influences.
A former British colony, Hong Kong is unlike any other city. Hiding behind the crowds and the neons are temples and markets, a strange mix of modernity and tradition.
When your ship calls at Haikou, discover the natural treasures of Hainan Island: magnificent volcanoes covered in tropical forest, and mangroves sheltering hundreds of bird species.
Finally, you’ll discover the Bay of Ha Long, a real jewel of Vietnam. Sailing among the limestone pillars, grottos and arches of this site with its surreal atmosphere will undoubtedly be the defining moment of your cruise, before disembarking in Haiphong.