A typical day on this 18 days long cruise along the lower Mekong River starts with rising early to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on the top deck, watching the countryside slowly pass by or admiring the mesmerizing beauty of the rising sun. With breakfast composed of a cold buffet or an à la carte menu of Western and Eastern dishes, you are sure to find what you need to start the day off on the right foot. With a satisfied stomach, you’re then all set for your full day of exploration perfectly balanced with local cuisine and down time. Evenings are filled with onboard entertainment that will take you to a world resembling your dreams - before you actually get to delve into them in your pampered stateroom. Now the question is “Are you ready to start this all over again tomorrow?”.
The mystical wonders of oriental Asia, filled with a plethora of different cultures, traditions, languages, and delicacies, there is so much to explore and learn. With our astounding success of recent journeys along the Mekong, we are excited to present to you another itinerary filled with adventure and experiential encounters.
Our first couple of days will be spent in the northern capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. Here, we find ourselves with the opportunity to visit famous landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. The highlight of our time here in the northern capital will be the drive to Ha Long Bay where we will board a peculiar wooden Junk for a scenic cruise along this UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its stunning and graceful beauty. Exciting caves and grottoes await after a delicious seafood lunch. We will overnight on the Paradise Junk Cruise before sailing back to Hanoi to catch our flight to Ho Chi Minh.
We say farewell to the north as we fly south to the “Paris of the Orient” which is the largest city in Vietnam serving as an industrial, educational and cultural hub. Immerse yourself in a whole other culture as we explore the city and visit the Presidential Palace, the History Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the War Remnants Museum and much more! The highlight of the trip will begin at the port of My Tho where we will board and enjoy a welcome drink as we sail along the Mekong Delta. This river cruise is sure to delight as we sail comfortably along the Mekong visiting floating markets, villages and temples. Not to mention the variety of flora and fauna including the much-endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins.
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