Vietnam’s stunning coastline stretches for hundreds of miles, much of which is only ever seen by local fishermen. With small ship cruising, however, you can discover hidden gems most travellers will never see. Beginning in the Old Town of Hoi An, this spectacular package with Peregrine will take you on a voyage of discovery and relaxation. You’ll have a day to explore in Hoi An before embarking the ship in Da Nang, Vietnam’s third largest city. Then it’s up the coast where you’ll see important war sites of Vinh Moc and Khe Sanh, as well as checking out the incredible limestone scenery at Halong Bay. But arguably the highlight of your trip will be the Phong Nha-ke Bang National Park – an unspoiled haven of cliffs, mountains, rivers and mind-blowingly long caves that were only discovered barely a decade ago!

PACKAGE #224

VietnamA Vietnam Venture

FROM

$4,260pp

Inclusions

• FREE Return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Danang and ex Hanoi on return inc tax

• Transfer from Danang airport to Hoi An hotel

• 2 night hotel stay in Hoi An with breakfast

• Transfer from Hoi An hotel to Danang port

• 6 night small ship cruise aboard MS Panorama II from Danang to Hanoi

• Most shipboard main meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners)

• Included activities: Hoi An City Tour | Welcome Dinner | Vegetarian lunch at Hue Pagoda | Guided Walking Tour of Hue | Khe Sanh Combat Base visit |Vinh Moc Tunnel site visit | Thien Duong Caves Visit | Phong Nha National Park Visit | Hanoi - Local water puppet performance

• All ships tips (excluding optional tipping for the tour leaders)

• Port & govt charges

• Transfer from Hanoi port to hotel

• 1 nights accommodation in Hanoi with breakfast

• Transfer from Hanoi hotel to airport

• FREE chauffeur driven luxury car transfers to/from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL or PER airport (within 35km)

Panorama II

The Panorama II takes just 49 guests in a spacious and comfortable Motor Sailer. It’s a relaxed atmosphere on board with no formal dress code. Fully renovated in 2015, all cabins have wood trim finishes and plush blue accents. There are plenty of spaces to curl up with a book or enjoy a drink on the deck but with the Panorama II, it’s more about the destination and experiences rather than onboard entertainment. There is no pool or glamorous nightly shows, there’s the ocean to swim in and plenty of good games, books and conversation. The ship moves under engine power so you will experience light engine noise whilst moving and there is no lift so passengers must be able to navigate a few steep flights of stairs.

Cruise Highlights:

Da Nang (Hue) Vietnam

Da Nang is Vietnam's third largest city, and is located on the South China Sea coast, midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It is located within 100 km of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Huế, the Old Town of Hội An, and the Mỹ Sơn ruins.

Attractions in Da Nang include the Cham Museum which houses a collection of stone sculptures from the Hindu-practicing Cham civilization. Many relics have come from the nearby My Son sanctuary. A visit to the Marble Mountains 9km south of Da Nang is popular. There are several Buddhist temples built into caves and grottoes.

Chan May (Hue) Vietnam

Chan May Port is located in the south-east corner of Thua Thien-Hue Province in Loc Vinh commune, Phu Loc district, Vietnam. Chan May is located between the main tourist locations of Hue City (75 mins) and Hoi An (1hr 45mins).

Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam. It boasts the Imperial Citadel (Đại Nội), a great sprawling complex of temples, pavilions, moats, walls, gates, shops, museums and galleries, featuring art and costumes from various periods of Vietnamese history. The other great attractions in Hue are the Tombs of the Emperors, which are located along the Perfume River south of the city.

The city of Hoi An boasts a beautiful Old Town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-styled shophouses. Other attractions in Hoi An include its Swan Boats, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Quan Cong Temple.

Vinh Moc, Vietnam

Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex in Quang Tri, Vietnam. The tunnels here were built to shelter local communities in the Demilatarised Zone that separated North and South Vietnam during the war. As you'll learn, the tunnels grew in sophistication and depth, and many families resided in this underground village in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Some 17 children were born down here.

Phang Nga, Thailand

Phang Nga is a town on the Northern Andaman Coast of Thailand. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern Thailand. The Phang Nga area has beautiful landscapes with many waterfalls, mountains, islands, rivers and hot springs.

Attractions near Phang Nga are: James Bond Island, The elephant mountain (temple), Sanong Manora waterfall, Dragon cave Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park. Further away are: Namtok Lamru a 5-tiered waterfall, Khao Lak (beach), Ko Similan National Park (diving & snorkeling), Ko Surin National Park (diving & snorkeling). There are also jungle tours with rafting and temple tours.

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay is famous for its scenic rock formations and features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. The best way to see Ha Long Bay is aboard a junk boat.

The many limestone karsts are topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. Hang Đầu Gỗ (Wooden stakes cave) is the largest grotto in the Hạ Long area. Its three large chambers contain large numerous stalactites and stalagmites (as well as 19th century French graffiti). There are two bigger islands, Tuần Châu and Cat Ba, that have permanent inhabitants.

 

Special Conditions

Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

 

Cruise Category
  • Sailing Ship
ONBOARD FEATURES
  • All meals
  • Gratuities

Trip itinerary

Day
Port
1
Fly FREE Australia to Danang

2
Hoi An
Hotel
3
Hoi An
At leisure
4
Hoi An
Transfer to Panorama II
Da Nang
5
Chang Mai

6
Vinh Moc

7
Phang Nga

8
Halong Bay

9
Halong Bay

10
Hanoi

Technical Details

  • Crew 18
  • Capacity 49

Cruise Category

  • Sailing

Panorama II

The Panorama II takes just 49 guests in a spacious and comfortable Motor Sailer. It’s a relaxed atmosphere on board with no formal dress code. Fully renovated in 2015, all cabins have wood trim finishes and plush blue accents.

There are plenty of spaces to curl up with a book or enjoy a drink on the deck but with the Panorama II, it’s more about the destination and experiences rather than onboard entertainment. There is no pool or glamorous nightly shows, there’s the ocean to swim in and plenty of good games, books and conversation. T

he ship moves under engine power so you will experience light engine noise whilst moving and there is no lift so passengers must be able to navigate a few steep flights of stairs.

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