Southeast Asia & Hong Kong

Free Gratuities

Holiday Details

Bangkok to Hong Kong 31st Mar 2021
Various regional airports 14 nights
*Viking Ocean Cruises £5,790.00

Southeast Asia & Hong Kong

Explore the heart of Indochina

Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of four Southeast Asian countries on one sweeping journey. Overnight stays in five ports let you pull back the veil of Indochina and connect with locals. Mingle with merchants at vast indoor emporiums and intimate floating markets. Meet monks at revered temples and artisans in their workshop. And witness life on Ha Long Bay as you explore by authentic junk. Uncover the nuances of Indochina with Viking.

 

 

 

Day 1 — Bangkok, Thailand

Arrive in Bangkok today, beautifully set on the Chao Phraya River. Settle into your stateroom, and take in the sights and sounds of one of Southeast Asia’s most colorful and cosmopolitan cities, including its many canals plied by traditional longboats and other small vessels.

Day 2 — Bangkok, Thailand

Experience another day amid the splendor of Bangkok and explore more of this magnificent capital on your own. Perhaps head out to marvel at the temples and elegant buildings of the renowned Grand Palace, or take a ride in a tuk-tuk to view the city’s main sights. Your ship remains docked overnight.

Day 3 — Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Call on Cambodia’s coastal town of Sihanoukville, surrounded by stunning sand beaches and turquoise waters. Here, New Khmer architecture overlooks the comings and goings of modern tuk-tuks, carriages drawn by motorcycles. Visit Wat Krom with its colorful murals and Buddha sculptures, stroll Independence Beach, and explore a local market and fishing village. Sihanoukville is the gateway to Cambodia’s stunning Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and a supreme example of classical Khmer architecture.

Day 4 — Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Take the day to experience the authentic Khmer culture of Sihanoukville, ringed by stunning sand beaches and cerulean waters. Take in the local ambiance at the town’s market, return to Independence Beach or explore the beaches lined with colorful fishing boats.

Day 5 — Scenic Cruising: Gulf of Thailand

Cruise through the Gulf of Thailand today. As you do so, perhaps soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the gently falling snow of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge and a dinner of authentic Thai dishes at The Restaurant.

Day 6 — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Call on Ho Chi Minh City today, formerly known as Saigon. Join an included excursion to view the Reunification Palace, the Central Post Office and Chinatown, and meet artisans at a lacquer workshop. Or you may choose to take a Vietnamese cooking class, or explore the city by pedal cab. With two nights here, you will have ample time to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the south on our optional tours or a two-day excursion.

Day 7 — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Enjoy another day in this captivating city. You might choose to tour the fabled Mekong Delta, known to many as “Vietnam’s rice bowl.” This fascinating region, seemingly untouched by the passage of time, is one of the most fertile areas in the nation, with much of its abundance of fruit, vegetables and seafood sold at the many floating markets.

Day 8 — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Take the morning to further explore Ho Chi Minh City. Perhaps you will pay a visit to Bến Thành Market, breathing in the heavenly scents as you sample regional dishes and admire the handiwork of local artisans. Or you may choose to enjoy the city’s modern bustle and colonial charm on your own. Return on board for lunch and an afternoon departure.

Day 9 — Cruise the South China Sea

As you cruise the South China Sea, attend an illuminating enrichment lecture on board. Take in the sea views from the Explorers’ Lounge. Tonight, dine at your choice of venues, perhaps pairing sommelier-selected wines with a carefully prepared tasting menu at The Chef’s Table.

Day 10 — Hue (Chan May), Vietnam

Arrive in Chan May, with its lovely location along the Perfume River. Embark on an included tour to the coastal city of Da Nang, taking in picturesque views of the Vietnamese countryside along the way. After time to explore the area’s historic temples and sculptures you will stop for photos at My Khe, considered the country’s most beautiful beach. Or, explore the nearby city of Hue on one of our optional excursions, immersing yourself in its intriguing past and enduring culture. You will have ample time to explore this port today.

Day 11 — Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is home to about 2,000 limestone islands rising from the water to astonishing heights. Legend says they were created by dragons who breathed out jewels into the bay to prevent enemy ships from coming ashore. Perhaps embark on a scenic and serene cruise on an authentic junk through one of the world’s most magnificent landscapes. As we dock here overnight, you will have ample time to explore the bay and its surroundings.

Day 12 — Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is home to about 2,000 limestone islands rising from the water to astonishing heights. Legend says they were created by dragons who breathed out jewels into the bay to prevent enemy ships from coming ashore. On an included tour, board an authentic junk for a scenic cruise, passing rock formations and caves that have been whittled away over centuries. If you would like, visit Yen Tu Monastery, where you will learn about Vietnam’s history and Buddhist traditions at one of the country’s major religious centers.

Day 13 — Cruise the South China Sea

Enjoy a full day indulging in the amenities of your ship as you cruise the South China Sea. You might find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck. Lounge by the Main Pool with its retractable roof and enjoy a cocktail at the Aquavit Bar. After an al fresco dinner at the World Café, settle in for some light jazz and a nightcap at Torshavn.

Day 14 — Hong Kong, China

Arrive in dazzling Hong Kong today. Witness where deeply held Eastern traditions meet modern Western sensibilities during an included city tour that takes you up to Victoria Peak for sweeping views of the metropolis. Continue to the former fishing village of Aberdeen, now a dense and fascinating cluster of residential towers, then sail through a floating village on a traditional sampan. Two overnight stays give you ample time to experience Hong Kong’s rich cultural tapestry and unmistakable British influence.

Day 15 — Hong Kong, China

Disembark this morning and transfer to the Hong Kong airport for your flight home. Or explore with our extension in this fascinating city.

 

Enjoy it all, it’s all included:

– Return scheduled flights from the UK

– Private veranda stateroom

– All delicious on board meals in a choice of multiple dining venues

– Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

– Free 24-hour room service

– Speciality teas and coffees any time on board

– Complimentary excursion in almost every port of call

– Evening entertainment, lectures and port talks

– Free Wi-Fi on board (restrictions apply) OR Free Wi-Fi on board

– Free use of spa facilities

PLUS……Free Gratuities on ALL cruises

 

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