In partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE
This PONANT itinerary invites you to discover the sumptuous landscapes and timeless cities of Vietnam. Embark aboard Le Lapérouse for an 8-day cruise to the heart of the South China Sea.
You will set sail from Ho Chi Minh City. Founded in the 17th century, this city formerly known as Saigon sits right near the Mekong Delta, a mythical river on which small, colourful boats throng on market days.
Le Lapérouse will then set sail for Nha Trang, a lively seaside resort with one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia, bordering the turquoise waters of a bay dotted with tropical isles.
Your port of call in Chan May will be your gateway to the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hué, and its mausoleums. These architectural treasures, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are surrounded by lush nature and are home to the tombs of the ancient emperors.
Finally you’ll discover the Bay of Ha Long, a real jewel of Vietnam, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sailing among the limestone pillars, grottos and arches of this site with its surreal atmosphere will undoubtedly be the defining moment of your cruise.
Your voyage will end in Hai Phong which is the gateway to Hanoi, capital of Hanoi.