2017 Pearls of Southeast Asia: Hong Kong to Saigon

Oct. 18 – 28Gohagan_Vietnam_2017_Map
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Price: From $6,995 (Air included from select gateways*)
Tour Length: 13 days

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Featuring guest speaker Jim Laurie, former ABC and NBC News correspondent.

This exclusive nine-night cruise from the spectacular harbor of Hong Kong, “Crossroads of the East,” to vibrant Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) aboard the Five-Star, small ship m.s. L’Austral showcases the Orient’s most intriguing destinations, the fascinating treasures of Vietnam—from the serene landscape of rice paddies to traditional pagodas and bustling sampan-filled harbors—and four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour Hanoi, Vietnam’s dynamic capital and a romantic blend of old Asian and French heritage. Cruise along the majestic shores of Ha Long Bay. Visit the Forbidden Purple City in the former imperial capital city of Hué. Admire the Japanese-style covered bridge and the intricately carved Assembly Hall in beautiful Hôi An. Discover the mystique of ancient cultures and colorful traditions juxtaposed with modernity. Round-trip economy-class air from Los Angeles is included.* Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the cruise. A Hong Kong Pre-Cruise Option and an Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Post-Program are also offered.

*Air included from Los Angeles has limited availability and is not guaranteed.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Hong Kong / Embark M.S. L'Austral
  • Day 3 : Cruising the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Day 4 : Haiphong for Hanoi
  • Day 5 : Ha Long Bay
  • Day 6 : Cruising the South China Sea
  • Day 7 : Chan May for Hue / Da Nang
  • Day 8 : Da Nang for Hoi An
  • Day 9 : Day at Sea
  • Day 10 : Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Day 11 : Saigon / Disembark ship / Return to U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2017 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.