Vietnamese Coastlines on Le Laperouse
This PONANT brand-new itinerary invites you to discover Vietnam. Embark in Ho Chi Minh-Ville aboard Le Lapérouse for an 11-day cruise between sumptuous landscapes and timeless cities.
Your voyage will start in 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 beautiful beaches bordering the turquoise waters of a bay dotted with tropical isles. Then to the crystal-clear shores of wilder Doc Let, between dunes of immaculate sand, coconut trees and filao forests on the edge of the beach.
Your ship will then drop anchor at Quy Nhon, from where you’ll discover Ghenh Da Dia, an astonishing grouping of basalt rocks formed 200 million years ago by the meeting of molten lava and frozen water, giving the impression of perfectly juxtaposed columns.
Le Lapérouse will then navigate to Da Nang, a lively city renowned for its five “Marble Mountains” and its long beaches. It is the gateway to the charming old city of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also have the privilege to visit 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.
You’ll then head back to Hon La, from where you’ll be able to access the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its karstic landscapes and lush tropical forest shelter spectacular underground caves and rivers as well as impressive biodiversity, including several rare species.
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.
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Environmentally friendly, fitted with innovative equipment and complete with lounges designed to be largely open to the exterior, this new and intimately sized yacht offers a unique type of cruise experience.
Onboard this ship sailing under the French flag, you'll experience the incomparable pleasure of a cosily intimate cruise offering the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic chic ambiance and with five-star service.
The Blue Eye, a multisensorial underwater lounge offering a unique experience unlike anything else in the world.
A French crew, expertise, attentive service, fine dining and more. Within a fully 5 star setting, we take you to discover exceptional destinations while offering you a travel experience that is both authentic and high end.
Travelling the French way
As the only cruise company sailing under the French flag, PONANT is an exponent for the French way of life across every sea on the globe. On board, this is translated through ex...
|1||Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)||11:59 PM|
|2||Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)||11:59 PM|
|4||Nha Trang||7:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|5||Doc Let||9:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|6||Quy Nhon||7:00 AM||2:00 PM|
|7||Da Nang||6:00 AM||11:59 PM|
|8||Da Nang||6:45 PM|
|9||Hon La||7:15 AM||7:30 PM|
|10||Sailing In Ha Long Bay|