Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach HO CHI MINH CITY

HO CHI MINH CITY
HO CHI MINH CITY

Romantically referred to by the French as the Pearl of the Orient, Ho Chi Minh City today is a super-charged city of sensory overload. Motorbikes zoom day and night along the wide boulevards, through the narrow back alleys and past vendors pushing handcarts hawking goods of all descriptions. View more

Still called Saigon by most residents, this is Vietnam's largest city and the engine driving the country's current economic resurgence, but despite its frenetic pace, it's a friendlier place than Hanoi and locals will tell you the food—simple, tasty, and incorporating many fresh herbs—is infinitely better than in the capital.This is a city full of surprises. The madness of the city's traffic—witness the oddball things that are transported on the back of motorcycles—is countered by tranquil pagodas, peaceful parks, quirky coffee shops, and whole neighborhoods hidden down tiny alleyways, although some of these quiet spots can be difficult to track down. Life in Ho Chi Minh City is lived in public: on the back of motorcycles, on the sidewalks, and in the parks. Even when its residents are at home, they're still on display. With many living rooms opening onto the street, grandmothers napping, babies being rocked, and food being prepared, are all in full view of passersby.Icons of the past endure in the midst of the city’s headlong rush into capitalism. The Hotel Continental, immortalized in Graham Greene's The Quiet American, continues to stand on the corner of old Indochina's most famous thoroughfare, the rue Catinat, known to American G.I.s during the Vietnam War as Tu Do (Freedom) Street and renamed Dong Khoi (Uprising) Street by the Communists. The city still has its ornate opera house and its old French city hall, the Hôtel de Ville. The broad colonial boulevards leading to the Saigon River and the gracious stucco villas are other remnants of the French colonial presence. Grisly reminders of the more recent past can be seen at the city's war-related museums. Residents, however, prefer to look forward rather than back and are often perplexed by tourists' fascination with a war that ended 40 years ago.The Chinese influence on the country is still very much in evidence in the Cholon district, the city's Chinatown, but the modern office towers and international hotels that mark the skyline symbolize Vietnam's fixation on the future.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

kreuzfahrten visiting HO CHI MINH CITY

Ihre Suchergebnisse :
30
kreuzfarten
kreuzfahrten
exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach HONG KONG
  • Abreise
    Nov 09 2018
  • Dauer
    10 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Muse
exclusive offer
HONG KONG Nach SINGAPORE
  • Abreise
    Nov 13 2018
  • Dauer
    11 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
exclusive offer
HONG KONG Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Abreise
    Nov 13 2018
  • Dauer
    9 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Abreise
    Nov 24 2018
  • Dauer
    11 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach Bangkok (Klong Toey)
  • Abreise
    Nov 24 2018
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
exclusive offer
Manila Nach Bangkok (Klong Toey)
  • Abreise
    Nov 30 2018
  • Dauer
    8 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
exclusive offer
Bangkok (Klong Toey) Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Abreise
    Dez 08 2018
  • Dauer
    12 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
exclusive offer
Bangkok (Klong Toey) Nach SINGAPORE
  • Abreise
    Dez 08 2018
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach HONG KONG
  • Abreise
    Dez 22 2018
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow
Die angegebenen Preise gelten pro Gast

eine neue Suche durchführen

Ihre Suchergebnisse :

30 kreuzfarten kreuzfahrten

exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach HONG KONG
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Nov 09, 2018
  • Dauer
    10 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Muse

Von
US$ 7.800

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
HONG KONG Nach SINGAPORE
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Nov 13, 2018
  • Dauer
    11 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 6.200

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
HONG KONG Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Nov 13, 2018
  • Dauer
    9 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 4.800

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Nov 24, 2018
  • Dauer
    11 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 5.100

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach Bangkok (Klong Toey)
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Nov 24, 2018
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 6.800

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
Manila Nach Bangkok (Klong Toey)
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Nov 30, 2018
  • Dauer
    8 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 3.700

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
Bangkok (Klong Toey) Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Dez 08, 2018
  • Dauer
    12 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 5.600

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
Bangkok (Klong Toey) Nach SINGAPORE
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Dez 08, 2018
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 6.100

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
SINGAPORE Nach HONG KONG
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Dez 22, 2018
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 8.400

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
Bangkok (Klong Toey) Nach HONG KONG
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Dez 25, 2018
  • Dauer
    11 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 6.520

Angebot anfordern View more

HONG KONG Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Jan 05, 2019
  • Dauer
    6 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 2.870

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
HONG KONG Nach SINGAPORE
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Jan 05, 2019
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 6.660 mit
Frühbucherbonus

Angebot anfordern View more

HONG KONG Nach HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Feb 08, 2019
  • Dauer
    6 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 3.000

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
HONG KONG Nach SINGAPORE
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Feb 08, 2019
  • Dauer
    14 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 6.480 mit
Frühbucherbonus

Angebot anfordern View more

exclusive offer
HO CHI MINH CITY Nach SINGAPORE
  • Asien
  • Silversea-Kreuzfahrten
  • Abreise
    Feb 14, 2019
  • Dauer
    8 Tage
  • Schiff
    Silver Shadow

Von
US$ 3.240 mit
Frühbucherbonus

Angebot anfordern View more

Die angegebenen Preise gelten pro Gast

Exkursionen in HO CHI MINH CITY

The Vietnam War, or the American War as it is known in Vietnam, pitched modern American technology against fierce Vietcong resistance waging a guerrilla war. On this half-day tour, experience a local perspective on wartime memories and the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.


The two-hour drive southwest from Saigon to the Cu Chi Tunnels is a pleasant foray into the surrounding countryside. It is hard to believe you are entering a former war zone of such strategic importance. The busy road passes through tranquil rice paddies where entrepreneurial villagers use the hot roadside as a platform for drying all manner of produce. Hundreds of sheets of paper dot the countryside, drying on woven racks in the relentless sun. A short stop is made at a small village for photos of the countryside view and paddy fields.


At Cu Chi, your guide explains the underground network, shows the displays of tools and weapons used by the guerrillas, and provides insight into the ingenious methods that the Vietnamese soldiers employed to remain undetected. Work on the tunnels began in 1948 during the war against the French, and greatly expanded throughout the 1960s.


Measuring 31 inches (80 cm) wide and five feet (1.5 metres) tall, the maze of tunnels was extensive, extending over 120 miles (193 kilometres). They included storerooms, sleeping quarters, kitchens, medical facilities and classrooms, and at one time, over 16,000 people lived in the tunnels. Most only 2 or 2.5 feet wide by 5 feet high (60-72cm X1.5 metres), the tunnels had thick roofs capable of withstanding the weight of tanks or the impact of bombs weighing up to 200 pounds (91 kilograms). Some have been enlarged to accommodate visitors at the site.


Following your visit to the tunnels, board your coach for your return to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Walking through the tunnels requires additional exertion. Guests participating on this portion of the tour should be fit and not prone to claustrophobia; guests may opt not to enter the tunnels. In the tunnels closest to the surface the actual rooms may be open to the sky above, with the tunnels in between fairly short. Approximately one hour is spent on site Cu Chi site. In Cu Chi guests will see sensitive material, including graphic pictures and displays of the atrocities of war.

Sturdy shoes, sun protection, and mosquito repellant are recommended. The duration of the drive between the pier and the tunnel are is approximately 2 hours in each direction.

Good Evening, Saigon

Experience an evening of traditional Vietnamese food and cultural entertainment as you bid Saigon a 'good evening'.


Majestic Hotel

Begin with a transfer to the legendary Majestic Hotel, which, since 1925, has occupied one of the finest locations in Saigon, boasting stunning views of the Saigon River. After you are graciously welcomed by hostesses in traditional dresses, sip pre-dinner cocktails on the rooftop terrace, with its sweeping view of central Saigon. Both the old world boutique charm of the hotel and the elegance of the columned and arched classical French-colonial design help create a special ambiance for your evening.

The Majestic has gone through several reincarnations over the years, changes that reflect the tumultuous history of Vietnam. During World War II, the Japanese Imperial Army used this French colonial structure as their military barracks. During the Vietnam War, it was frequented by foreign correspondents and espionage agents.


Enjoy a special show featuring traditional music, dances, and costumes from the northern and southern regions of Vietnam. Following the entertainment, proceed to one of the finest Vietnamese restaurants in Saigon to savour a feast of local specialties.


All too soon this special evening of Vietnamese culture and tradition comes to a close and your coach returns you to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, with steps to climb at the Majestic Hotel. The roof-top area is not wheelchair accessible. Dress in lightweight clothing; anticipate hot and humid weather. Order of sites seen or visited may vary. Although space is limited, a minimum number of guests is required to operate this tour. Should the ship be docked outside of the city, the tour duration will be a minimum of 30-60 minutes greater. Meal substitutions cannot be accommodated.

Kayaking in the Mangrove Forest

Indulge your senses with the exquisite natural beauty of the Can Gio Mangrove Reserve during this panoramic, full-day kayaking excursion.


Can Gio Forest, Cruise and Kayak Station

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive southeast to the Can Gio Forest. Designated as the first mangrove biosphere reserve in Vietnam by UNESCO in 2000, the Can Gio Forest covers an area of approximately 187,158 (about 75,740 hectares). Upon arrival, take a guided nature walk through the Can Gio Forest to the local wharf, then embark a boat for a short cruise to the kayak station. After receiving your kayaking instructions and safety gear, embark your two-seat kayak and begin your guided kayaking tour through the small canals of the Can Gio Mangrove Reserve.


Mangrove Kayaking, Cruise, Kayak Station and Refreshments

Along the way, marvel at the diverse flora and flora of this swampy tidal ecosystem, a haven for biologists and nature lovers alike, and observe the daily activities of the local denizens who live on the river. Following your kayaking adventure, return to the kayak station and embark your boat for the short ride back to the local wharf. Upon arrival, relax and enjoy a selection of refreshments and lunch, then walk back to your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and walking for approximately 328 yards (about 300 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and embark/disembark the kayak and boat. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Each kayak accommodates two guests. Guests must be at least 16 years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Life in the Mekong Delta

Experience Vietnam, off-the-beaten path, to the heart of the Mekong Delta. Tour the local villages and cruise along the river for a rewarding and a truly unforgettable impression on this full-day excursion.


Mekong Delta

Depart the ship upon arrival for the 2.5-hour journey along a well-paved road to the Mekong Delta area. The mighty Mekong River, originating in Tibet and flowing through several countries before its 120-mile (193-kilometre) course through Vietnam, divides into nine river mouths, aptly called the Nine Dragon Delta by locals. This flourishing region is criss-crossed by numerous natural and man-made canals serving the local traffic.


Cai Be Floating Market

Following the drive through villages and small towns, arrive at a branch of the Cai Be River. Here, board a local long boat for an interesting ride past villages and lush vegetation to the floating market. Cruise between the many boats from which vendors sell their wares. Rising above the busy Cai Be village, you can spot the bell tower of a Catholic church built in the 19th century when the French tried to spread Christianity in the delta region.


Scenic Canal Cruising

Continue cruising along the river and through smaller canals to Tan Phong Island. Observe local sampans full of fruits and flowers being rowed to the market and children on their way to school. The scene offers some great photo opportunities and vivid impressions of life along the canals. Cross the Mekong River and stop for a visit at a local farm. Stroll through a garden of bonsai, flowers and fruit trees and then enjoy a refreshing cup of tea with your host.


Next, the boat brings you to a local restaurant for a tasty meal of spring rolls and freshly caught Mekong fish.

After dining, re-join the van for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City and the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking. All areas visited are wheelchair accessible; however, guests must be able to embark/disembark the van via steps and manoeuvre on and off the local boat with little assistance. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes are recommended. Transportation is by van. Bring local currency for any purchases; US dollars and credit cards are accepted in many stores. Order of sites may vary. Meal substitutions cannot be accommodated. The drive from the pier to the Mekong Delta is approximately 2-2.5 hours in each direction and timings can be affected by traffic.

This excursion provides an introduction to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named Saigon, a vibrant and exciting city. Explore the highlights and have time to shop.


Departing the port, head toward Central Saigon to see or visit some of its many attractions.


History Museum

Start with a visit to this outstanding museum, considered the best place to get acquainted with Vietnam's history. Housed in a building from the early 1900s, the museum displays artefacts from the Bronze Age to the early communist presence in Vietnam. Other exhibits feature Cham art, ceramics, and traditional costumes.


Leaving the museum, the bus will take you to the Notre Dame Cathedral, distinguished by its imposing twin spires. Along the way, stop for photos at the splendid Reunification Palace and the elegant Saigon City Hall. Then, switching back to the coach, drive to China Town, known locally as Cholon.


Saigon Market

Visit the large market place in central Ho Chi Minh City Ben Thanh located in the Saigon Market. A short twenty minute stroll through Ben Thanh market offers a kaleidoscope of colours and a hive of activities.


Thien Hau Temple

Next, proceed to this beautiful temple built in 1825 and dedicated to the cult of Thien Hau, Goddess of the Sea and Protector of Sailors.


Lacquer Factory

The last visit is to one of Saigon's best known establishments for an introduction to the making of the city's renowned lacquer ware. Browse through the showrooms, where a fascinating array of items tempts even the most jaded shopper.


From here, the tour returns to the port. Time permitting and if you prefer, remain in town and make your own way back to the ship at your leisure.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Dress in lightweight clothing and bring sun protection; anticipate hot and humid weather. Order of sites seen or visited may vary. Bring local currency for any purchases; US dollars and credit cards are accepted in many stores.

Explore the museums and sites related to the Vietnam War and fall of Saigon during this compelling, half-day excursion to Ho Chi Minh City.

Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

Depart the pier for the short drive to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Once called the 'Pearl of the Orient', Ho Chi Minh City is today a bustling metropolitan hub with a sea of motorbikes. Your tour begins with a visit to a Museum of Ho Chi Minh City which was the 1st Presidential Palace in the South of Vietnam before the Unification Palace. It has been a museum since 1999, beside the two main rooms about American, French War in Vietnam, it has a room showing the timeline about Ho Chi Minh City, and how does it developed until now. You also has a chance to discover a secret air raid shelter that located under this building.

Reunification Hall

Your next stop will be visit to the Reunification Hall which is former Presidential Palace of the South Vietnamese regime. The Saigon regime collapsed on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) tank crashed down the front gate of the palace. Perhaps the most interesting of all is the bunker area inside the Palace which is former telecommunication center and war room of the South army. It is really worth your visit.

War Museum

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to the War Museum. During your guided visit, explore war relics and detailed exhibits, at times shocking, about the American war in Vietnam. The museum comprises a series of themed rooms in several areas, with period military equipment placed within a walled yard. This museum is currently the most popular museum in Ho Chi Minh City, it has welcomed half of million visitors each day.

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board you coach for 20minutes drive back to the ship

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and walking for approximately 765 yards (about 700 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.The museum contains sensitive material, including graphic pictures and displays of the atrocities of war.

Saigon street foods experience

Discover the natural remedies and street food of Vietnam during this engaging, half-day excursion to Ho Chi Minh City.


Ho Chi Minh City, FITO Museum and Saigon Food Street

Depart the pier for the Saigon Food Street (26-28-30 Thu Khoa Huan Street). Following a guided and narrated stroll around Saigon Food Street, walk to the Ben Thanh Market.


Ben Thanh Market, Vendors and Food Stalls

Next, head to the large market place in central Ho Chi Minh City, the Ben Thanh Market, which is best-known for its down-home Vietnamese food. A number of vendors and food stalls in the market's food section offer dishes freshly-made to order. Various local dishes can be purchased here, including Vietnamese pancakes (banh xeo), fresh spring rolls (goi cuon), hue cakes (banh beo) and Vietnamese noodle soup (pho). Renowned chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsey visited this market when he filmed a television show here in Vietnam.


Ngon Restaurant and Lunch

Leaving the Ben Thanh Market, re-board your coach and drive to the Ngon restaurant, which offers an extensive menu of foods gathered from northern to southern Vietnam. The concept behind the restaurant is to bring together many different street vendors under one roof. In this compact venue, a wide array of classic Vietnamese dishes from throughout the country are prepared with the flair, independence and simplicity of the impressive local street fare. A light Vietnamese lunch is served after exploring the food stalls. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Saigonese Coffee Culture

Discover how coffee is intertwined with the local population, culture and history of Saigon during this fun-filled, half-day coffee excursion.


Ho Chi Minh, Pho Noodle Shop, Vietnamese-Style Breakfast

Depart the pier for the short drive to your first stop, Pho, a local noodle shop. Most Vietnamese usually begin their new day with a breakfast of noodle soup or 'bánh mì', a type of sandwich that consists of a Vietnamese baguette that is split lengthwise and filled with various savoury ingredients, along with a cup of coffee. Coffee here is not just a drink, but a social aspect of life. Morning, noon and/or night, coffee is for people of all ages and classes, and a part of Saigon's history is brewed into every cup of coffee made here.

Following your Vietnamese-style breakfast, re-board your coach and head to Café Chung Cư, also known as the 'Apartment Café'.


Apartment Café, Sitting-Plump Café, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, Reunification Palace

This old apartment was formerly frequented by naval officers during the post-war period after Reunification Day in 1975, and features several little coffee shops within it. The cafe is somehow able to keep a traditional Saigonese feel to it, even though it sits in the centre of an otherwise modern part of town. After visiting the different coffee shops inside the Apartment Café, re-board your coach and drive to Café Bệt, the 'Sitting-Plump Café'. In the central park near the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and Reunification Palace, students, workers and even foreigners can be found with a plastic cup of this cafe's coffee in-hand. This area also offers wonderful views of some of the city's most attractive highlights.


Racquet Café, Saigon Retro Concept Café

Next, re-board your coach and drive to Café Vợt, the 'Racquet Café'. During your visit, observe how they brew their coffee in the traditional way for its unique and special taste, and enjoy their coffee on the sidewalk filled with tiny plastic stools. Your last stop is at the Saigon Retro Concept Café. Located in a small valley, this eclectically-furnished café exudes a laid-back vibe and cool, retro feel. Following a cup of coffee here, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Ho Chi Minh at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 3-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Ho Chi Minh at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 3-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Landprogramme in HO CHI MINH CITY

6N PRE JOURNEY THROUGH VIETNAM

Vietnam

____________________________________________________________________________________


Ship: Silver Shadow

Voyage Number: 3834 (Pre-cruise)

Departure Date: 19 November 2018

Program Nights: 6 Nights

Start of Program: Hanoi

End of Program: Singapore

____________________________________________________________________________________


Highlights:

● Discover the art and culture scene in Hanoi with a local art researcher

● Visit the B-52 memorial at Huu Tiep Lake

● Explore Hao Lo Prison with former US Army soldier Chuck Searcy

● Enjoy a culture and food tour with a gastronomic guide, savoring the delights of Vietnam

● Participate in a hands-on cooking class with Chef Rice who has appeared alongside the likes of Gordon Ramsay

● Fly by helicopter to Mai Chauand witness an unchanged way of life in the countryside

● Take part in a blessing ceremony with a village elder

● Cycle your way through the stunningly beautiful countryside

● Enjoy a yoga class in the open air with tranquil views of the rice paddies

● Retrieving data. Wait a few seconds and try to cut or copy again.

____________________________________________________________________________________


Day 1 - HA NOI


Arrive at Hanoi airport and meet up with chauffeur, who will shuttle you to your accommodations at the award-winning Sofitel Hotel for post-trip relaxation. Enjoy pool and other hotel offerings, and dinner of your choosing.


Day 2 - HA NOI


Start your day taking a bicycle tour around lake west. Enjoy stops at local sites, including the Golden Lotus Temple, an exquisite 13th Century structure built for Princess Tu Hoa. After lunch the tour will delve deeper into the arts, with visits to the Fine Arts Museum and to select galleries. You'll be joined by a local art researcher who will guide you through Revolutionary Era Vietnamese art and the art of the white Thai people. Dinner will be served at Phu Thanh Chuong, an architectural heritage site, and will be accompanied by a very special Water Puppet performance and making-workshop that dates back to the 10th Century.


Day 3 - HA NOI


Greet the day with a morning tour at Ba Dinh Square; the home of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A continued day of activities include a scenic walk around Truc Bach Lake on the Youth Road, a visit to the B-52 Memorial at Huu Tiep Lake, and a stop at the Hanoi Hilton Museum. At Hao Lo Prison you'll be joined by former soldier of the US Army Mr. Chuck Searcy, who will give you an insider's perspective on the experience of being a resident at the prison. For the afternoon join a gastronomic expert on a tour of the best, hard-to-find dining destinations. Delectables will include the Hanoi delicacy Bun Cha, Bánh Cuốn, and the iconic Pho. There will be plenty of walking between tastings, with stops at the 13th Century Ngoc Sơn Temple, Hang Be market, and the Temple of Silver. End this culinary adventure by getting your hands into it with a cooking class with Chef Rice in the old French Quarter.


Day 4 - HA NOI/ MAI CHAU


Experience rural Vietnam by checking out and taking a helicopter ride to Mai Chau, about 160km from Hanoi. Explore the iconic stilt houses made with bamboo and timber, and experienced an unchanged way of life. Bicycle through a rich, verdant countryside to converse and experience the local hill-tribe villages, and learn about social history of Vietnam at the Museum of Thai Ethnic People. Enjoy lunch on in a stilted house located amidst the paddy fields. In the afternoon, venture out to explore the beautiful ethnic villages of Mai Chau, including Na Phon and Na Meo. This cultural immersion experience is finalized with the traditional performance for a good rice harvest, reigned over by a village elder.


Day 5 - MAI CHAU


Start the day with a trek to Pu Luong Nature Reserve with breathtaking scenery of terraced paddy fields, hidden valley and peaceful villages, with a Water Wheels walk and rafting on Cham River. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant at Pu Luong retreat, with views of breathtaking mountains and vibrant rice terraces. Return to Mai Chau then set off on another bicycle tour of the local valleys. Stops along the way include the beautiful ethnic villages of Mai Chau, including Poom Coong, Chieng Sai village, Cha Long and Na Tang villages. At Van village you'll visit a local home that contains more than 1,000 precious antiques, including hunting equipment, musical instruments and jewelry. Dinner will be served at the resort.


Day 6 - MAI CHAU/ HANOI


Enjoy a day of relaxation at your own leisure, with pre-breakfast Hatha yoga in the paddy fields offered, as well as pool access and general unwinding. AfEter lunch an air-conditioned coach will deliver you to Hanoi to check in at the hotel and refresh before a celebratory farewell dinner hosted at the History Museum, which will include a Ca Trù performance. The Ca Trù is an ancient genre of chamber music inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2009, and associated with a geisha - like form of entertainment.


Day 7 - HANOI


At appointed time, you will be picked up and transferred to Noi Bai International Airport for your flight to Singapore to embark on your cruise aboard Silver Shadow.


Program Inclusions:

· Four nights at Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi

· Two nights at Mai Chau Ecolodge in Mai Chau

· Entrance fees to above mentioned sightseeing.

· Meal Plan: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

· Transfers between airport, hotel, and pier in air-conditioned vehicles.

· Gratuities to drivers, guides, hotel staff for baggage, cyclo driver

Flight Details:

Day 4: Hanoi/ Mai Chau via Helicopter - duration approximately 01hr00

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules.


Luggage Information:


Your entire luggage will accompany you on this program.


Visa Information:


Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Vietnam. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all appropriate visas before your cruise.


Accessibility:


The sights visited on this program are not well equipped for mobility-impaired guests. Therefore we do not recommend this tour to those who may rely upon a wheelchair and who might have mobility issues.


Vaccinations:


Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications which may be appropriate for your state of health.


Please note:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Lunches and dinners (except in-flight meals) include two glasses of local beer, soft drinks or mineral water.


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

2 Nt. Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Angkor Wat

Between the 9th and 13th centuries, Angkor was the capital of the Khmer empire, a colossal city renowned for its superb architecture and sculptures, vast lakes and temples. Hidden in the jungles of Cambodia until the late 19th century, it's one of the world's greatest wonders, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Silversea's Mid-Voyage Land Adventure gives you an in-depth look at the Angkor Wat site that includes many structures still intact, including the grand Angkor temple.


02MIDSGN-J Angkor Wat!

Duration: 2.5 Days / 2 Nights

Departs from: Ho Chi Minh City

Re-join ship: Bangkok

Reserve by: 90 Days Prior to the Start of the Cruise



This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.

bs

IMPORTANT: Guests must bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them.


Once the capital of the Khmer Empire from 800 AD to approximately 1200, Angkor spreads out over an area of about 40 miles (63 km). The city and its famous temples were abandoned in the early 15th century and remained unknown to the outside world until 1860, when a French botanist stumbled upon them in the jungle overgrowth. Today, travellers flock to Angkor to see this spectacular temple city, rated among the world's premier architectural sites and since 1992 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Experience the magical Angkor Temple City, acclaimed as being one of the most incredible ancient religious monuments in the World and Asia's most famous archaeological attraction.


DAY ONE - Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap

Depart the ship after lunch and transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor temple city.


Following Immigration formalities, a transfer coach will take you to the luxurious Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel in downtown Siem Reap. Following check-in, gather in the hotel's restaurant for dinner.


Overnight accommodation at the Sokha Angkor Hotel - Siem Reap.


DAY TWO - Siem Reap

Following breakfast at the hotel, begin your exploration of Angkor Wat, the most famous of the Angkor sites and the largest Buddhist monument ever built. It spans an area of 500 acres (202 hectares), and is surrounded by a 660-foot-wide (201-meter-wide) moat. The construction required some 385,000 workers and 40,000 elephants over a 35-year period. The site remained covered by dense jungle growth until the late-19th century, when French archaeologists began a long restoration process. While some sections are still in ruins, others are used for worship and are occupied by Buddhist monks.


Entrance to this majestic and vast complex is via a long causeway across the moat. Then begin your exploration with a guided walking tour through corridors and courtyards. The walls are covered with bas-reliefs featuring battle scenes, dancing deities and visions of punishment in hell and rewards in paradise. The temple's central building is three stories high and accessible via a steep staircase (only recommended for very fit and agile guests).


As the morning continues, visit the Angkor National Museum. Through interactive exhibits you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of tradition and different beliefs of the ancient empire. Statues, remnants from the great temples themselves as well as artifacts depict all manner of social customs throughout the evolution of the unique Khmer civilization. (Please note that photography is prohibited in some sections of the museum.)


After an extensive visit of approximately two hours, take a break and enjoy a buffet lunch at a nearby hotel.


Begin the afternoon at Angkor Thom, the former capital of the Khmer Empire. King Jayavarman VII established Angkor Thom in the late-12th century. It spans 3.5 square miles (90.65 square km), and features 25-foot-high (7.6-metres-high) gates at each of the cardinal points.


After entering via the narrow South Gate, continue to Angkor Thom's most significant sites, including Bayon, a temple known for its 49 towers and a terrace full of colossal heads with smiling faces. The stunning architecture and unusual décor makes Bayon one of the most visited sites at Angkor Thom. Other highlights include the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King, representing one of Angkor's many mysteries.


At the end of your visit, proceed to Ta Phrom. The temple is reached via a footpath through the forest and your first glimpse is of an extraordinary sight. The invading jungle-like growth has been left in place. Serpentine trunks of towering fig trees wind around the temple ruins, across walls and through doorways, creating an incredible atmosphere. Ta Phrom is also featured in scenes of Angelina Jolie's movie, Tomb Raider.


You will be transferred to Wat Thmei an active monastery where you can understand more about Cambodia's tragic history since this now relatively built up area of town was formerly a site of killing fields in Siem Reap you will find a small memorial stupa which contains the skulls and bones of victims killed during the regime of the Khmer Rouge during 1975 - 1979.


Depart Wat Thmei and return to the hotel to freshen up. Dinner this evening is enhanced by a performance of Khmer entertainment. Depending on the number of guests at the Sokkha Hotel, the dinner/entertainment may be at a local club outside of the hotel and not within the hotel grounds.


Overnight at Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel - Siem Reap.


DAY THREE - Siem Reap / Bangkok

Following a very early breakfast and check out, you are transferred to the airport for a morning flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival there, and following Immigration formalities, a transfer coach will take you to the pier where you re-embark Silver Shadow


Please note: Passports must be valid for 6 months following the date of your entry into both Cambodia & Vietnam. Guests must have 2 blank pages for local visas. There is an extensive amount of walking and climbing steps required at all sites visited, making the tour unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or those utilising a wheelchair. A Cambodian visa is included and will be issued upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport. Guests will need to bring one passport photo with them. Lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. Because it is still an active place of worship, proper dress is required for the visit to Angkor Wat: no sleeveless blouses or tight tops; skirts must cover knees and trousers must be full length. At some buildings, shoes have to be left at the entrance. The tour sequence may vary in the event of flight changes.


Programme Includes:

· Two night-stay at the Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel (or similar) - Siem Reap

· Scheduled flights: Ho Chi Minh / Siem Reap / Bangkok (Economy Class). Business Class upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability

· Two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

· Khmer entertainment with dinner at the Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel or at a local restaurant/club.

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

· Angkor Temple Pass

· Cambodian visa


Not Included:

· Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

· Vietnamese visa upon arrival at first Vietnamese port. This fee will be charged automatically to your ship account.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

2 Nt Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Discover Laos

Discover one of Southeast Asia's almost forgotten countries, which recently started to attract ever more savvy and adventurous travellers. Thanks to Laos' breathtakingly beautiful landscape, long history, rich Buddhist culture, and laid back lifestyle the country's isolation is now quickly changing and becoming a popular destination for those in the know. Visit the country's capital, Vientiane and temple-filled Luang Prabang, a World Heritage Site situated 2,296 feet (700 metres) above sea level amid a backdrop of scenic mountains.


02MIDSGN-N Discover Laos

Departure: Ho Chi Minh City,

Duration: 2.5 Days/2 Nights

Re-join ship: Bangkok

Reserve by: 90 Days Prior to the start of your Cruise



This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


IMPORTANT: Guests must bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them.


Discover Laos, one of Southeast Asia's almost forgotten countries. Officially called Lao People's Democratic Republic, the country has only recently begun to attract the attention of savvy and adventurous travelers due to Laos' breathtakingly beautiful nature, long history, rich Buddhist culture, and laid back lifestyle. The country's isolation is quickly giving way to change and the number of visitors is ever more increasing. On this Mid-Voyage Land Adventure you will have the opportunity for a brief visit to Laos' capital, Vientiane and to Luang Prabang, the country's showpiece and a World Heritage Site, situated 2,296 feet (700 metres) above sea level amid a backdrop of scenic mountains.


DAY ONE - Ho Chi Minh City / Vientiane

Depart the ship in Ho Chi Minh City after lunch and transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Laos' capital city, you are met and taken to the Settha Palace Hotel for check-in. Built in the 1930s, this Vientiane landmark hotel underwent extensive restoration and now serves once again as a testament to classical elegance and gracious service. After settling in, join your fellow tour members for dinner at the hotel.

Overnight accommodation at the Settha Palace Hotel - Vientiane.


DAY TWO - Vientiane / Luang Prabang

Following breakfast and check-out, enjoy an overview of Southeast Asia's 'biggest village'. An interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French and American influences, makes Vientiane a charming and fascinating capital. A morning tour of the city will show you the major highlights, ending at the airport. Most of the sites are in relatively close proximity of each other.


Visit Wat Sisaket, the temple famous for its cloister wall with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Vientiane's oldest surviving monastery, it was built by King Anouvong in 1818, in the Siamese style. Its grounds are richly planted with a variety of vegetation that is lovingly tended, so it becomes a restful retreat as well. Next, proceed to the most important national monument in Laos, Pha That Luang. This impressive gold-covered stupa is a symbol of both the Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. The exterior of the 'Great Stupa' resembles a fortress surrounded by high walls. The main stupa stands 148 feet (44 metres) tall and is covered with gold leaf. Legend has it that Ashokan missionaries from India erected a thâat or reliquary stupa here to enclose a piece of the Buddha's breastbone as early as the 3rd century BC. Excavations have found no trace of this, but did find suggestion of a Khmer monastery that might have been built near here between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. Before heading to the airport, stop for photos at the imposing Patuxai Monument, or 'Victory Gate', touted as Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. It was built in the 1960s to commemorate those who fought in the struggle for independence from the French.


Arriving at Vientiane airport, check-in for a 40-minute flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the Vitoria Xiengthong Palace Hotel for check-in and lunch. This five-star hotel was the last residence of the Laos Royal Family. Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, surrounded by the golden spires of the town's famous Buddhist temples, this beautiful boutique property has been lovingly restored to its former glory, and once more sits proudly on the banks of the Mekong River. Look out upon the majestic Wat Xiengthong - the town's most famous temple, or simply sit back and soak up the ambience of this UNESCO protected palace, the perfect place to discover the wonder and charm of Luang Prabang - the Jewel of Indochina.


After lunch, a trip to Kuang Si Falls some 18 miles (30 kilometres) out of town follows a road that winds through hills with spectacular views, terraced rice fields and farmlands. Closer to the falls the weather gets a bit cooler due to the higher elevation and its forest location. From the parking area, a short hike on a well maintained forest trail leads up some 279 feet (85 metres) to the view point of the falls. Cascades, typical of travertine waterfalls, are intermingled with basins and pools. Be careful around the falls area as the ground may be wet and slippery. Photographers will enjoy the opportunity for pictures. Then retrace your steps down to the parking area, where souvenir shops line the square.


Your return trip to Luang Prabang takes in a stop at Wat Prabath, a Meditation Temple situated on a hillside from where you can enjoy lovely views and the opportunity to watch the sunset. Often, orange-clad monks can be seen mingling on the grounds of Wat Prabath. Back downtown, you may want to take a stroll through the night market before returning to the hotel. This evening, dinner will be served at one of Luang Prabang's popular restaurants.


Overnight accommodation at Victoria Xiengthong Palace Hotel - Luang Prabang.


DAY THREE - Luang Prabang / Bangkok

Optional: For early risers a special treat awaits. Near the hotel you can watch one of Luang Prabang's most fascinating rituals as hundreds of orange-robed monks begin their walk at dawn to collect alms from faithful residents. It is a great opportunity for some very unusual and memorable photographs.


After breakfast and check-out, discover the major sites of Luang Prabang. The beautiful setting, splendid scenery and blend of foreign influences have earned the town top billing as the country's showpiece. Located at an elevation of 2,296 feet (700 metres) above sea level, Luang Prabang is encircled by impressive mountains and wedged between the Mekong and Khan Rivers. As the former royal capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom, Luang Prabang has long been a centre of culture and preserved heritage.


The main attractions of this World Heritage Site can be seen within a short period of time and include ornate temples of and charming colonial architecture. A stop at Wat Mai lets you admire the most richly decorated of all the temples in Luang Prabang.


Next, visit the nearby Royal Palace Museum. Once the residence of the kings of Luang Prabang, exhibits feature a collection of personal memorabilia of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments and numerous gifts received from dignitaries of foreign countries. Many of the rooms have been preserved since the day of the revolution when the royal family was forced into exile. (Shoes have to be removed at the entrance to the museum.)


From here proceed to Wat Xieng Thong, the Temple of the Golden City and one of the most important temples in Laos. The temple's rear wall is adorned with one of the best known artworks in Laos - the exquisite Tree of Life mosaic.


Conclude your Laos' Discovery with a transfer to the airport and a two-hour flight to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, where you are met and assisted with arrival formalities. Then, board your transfer coach that will bring you to the ship at Klong Toey Pier.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of steps at all sites visited, making the tour unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or those utilising a wheelchair. Visa for Laos is included and will be issued upon arrival at the airports. Guests will need to bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them. This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm/hot, humid and/or wet weather and insects; please pack accordingly. Lightweight clothing, a sunhat, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses are imperative. Bring a jacket or shawl for the cooler region of Luang Prabang. Comfortable walking shoes that are easy to slip on and off are essential. Out of respect, dress modestly, with any skirts or pants well below the knee and shoulders must be covered for visits to Buddhist shrines. Some temples and the Royal Palace Museum require shoes be removed at the entrance. Remember to bring your camera. Monks may be at the sites; their picture may only be taken after obtaining their permission and women may not touch monks. US dollars are well accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited however you should carry small change. Bargaining is common at markets. Airlines restrict baggage to 44 lb. (20 kg) per person; hand luggage cannot exceed 11 lb. (5 kg) in weight, should smaller aircraft be utilised (at the discretion of the airline). The tour sequence may vary in the event of flight changes; order of sites and/or the itinerary may change.


Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at Settha Palace Hotel (or similar) - Vientiane

· One-night stay at Victoria Xiengthong Palace Hotel (or similar) - Luang Prabang

· Two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners (Lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; dinner includes also house wine as an additional choice)

· Flights in Economy Class: Ho Chi Minh City/Vientiane, Vientiane/Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang /Bangkok

· Laos visa

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

· Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

· Vietnamese visa upon arrival at Ho Chi Mhin port. This fee will be charged automatically to your ship account.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

2 Nt. Mid Voyage Land Adventure: Angkor Wat!

Once the capital of the Khmer Empire from 800 AD to approximately 1200, Angkor spreads out over an area of about 40 miles (63 km). The city and its famous temples were abandoned in the early 15th century and remained unknown to the outside world until 1860, when a French botanist stumbled upon them in the jungle overgrowth. Today, travellers flock to Angkor to see this spectacular temple city, rated among the world's premier architectural sites and since 1992 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Three with a short visit to Da Nang and Hoi An.



02MIDSGN-K Angkor Wat!

Duration: 2.5 Days / 2 Nights

Departs from: Ho Chi Minh City on the 12th November

Re-join ship: Chan May on the 14th November

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing



This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Guests must bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them. Passports must be valid for 6 months or more after the date of departure from Vietnam and must have two completely blank pages.


Experience the magical Angkor Temple City, acclaimed as being one of the most incredible ancient religious monuments in the World and Asia's most famous archaeological attraction.


DAY ONE - Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap

Depart the ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the one-hour flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, drive to your hotel and check-in to the five-star Sokha Angkor Hotel. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, the hotel's decor is inspired by the local culture.


Then, this afternoon you will be first vising Ta Prohm Temple, famous for its forest atmosphere and enormous fig trees. This temple looks just as it did when the first European explorers arrived. It is also the location of many scenes filmed for the blockbuster movie, Tomb Raider.


After the visit, you will drive back to the hotel.

Dinner this evening is enhanced by a performance of Khmer entertainment. Depending on the number of guests at the Sokkha Hotel, the dinner/entertainment may be at a local club outside of the hotel and not within the hotel grounds.

Overnight accommodation is at the Sokha Angkor Hotel - Siem Reap


DAY TWO - Siem Reap / Da Nang

Begin your day with the drive to the Angkor site to visit Angkor Temple. Angkor Wat is the most famous of the Angkor sites and the largest Buddhist monument ever built. It spans an area of 500 acres (202 hectares), and is surrounded by a 660-foot-wide (201-meter-wide) moat. The construction required some 385,000 workers and 40,000 elephants over a 35-year period. The site remained covered by dense jungle growth until the late-19th century, when French archaeologists began a long restoration process. While some sections are still in ruins, others are used for worship and are occupied by Buddhist monks.


Entrance to this majestic and vast complex is via a long causeway across the moat. Then begin your exploration with a guided walking tour through corridors and courtyards. The walls are covered with bas-reliefs featuring battle scenes, dancing deities and visions of punishment in hell and rewards in paradise. The temple's central building is three stories high and accessible via a steep staircase (only recommended for very fit and agile guests).


This afternoon's activities begin with a visit to Angkor Thom, the former capital of the Khmer Empire. King Jayavarman VII established Angkor Thom in the late-12th century. It spans 3.5 square miles (9.065 square km), and features 25-foot-high (7.6-metres-high) gates at each of the cardinal points.


After entering via the narrow South Gate, proceed to Angkor Thom's most significant sites, including the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King, representing one of Angkor's many mysteries.



With the vision of Angkor Wat uppermost in your mind return to the hotel for lunch and check-out.


After lunch you are transferred to the airport for an afternoon flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival there, a transfer coach will take you to the Grand Mercure hotel in Da Nang for check in procedures, dinner and overnight.


Dinner this evening is served at the Grand Mercure Hotel.

Overnight accommodation is at the Grand Mercure Hotel.



DAY THREE - Da Nang/ Hoi An/ Chan May

An early breakfast at the hotel will help to start your day. Meet your guide and continue on for a visit to the Cham Museum, a rather primitive yet altogether charming museum boasting an extensive array of Cham artifacts. The museum's more than 300 pieces are displayed outdoors, which proves to be an appropriate space for its collection of temple decorations and sandstone sculptures. The exhibits represent four time periods and are named after the geographic regions where the pieces were found.


Your next destination is Hoi An, a pretty river town that has earned a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. From your stop at the Hoi An Square, launch a fascinating walking tour along its colorful streets, which have remained largely unchanged for centuries. Highlights of your visit include an exploration of the Hoi An Museum and a stop at a traditional merchant house. Also see the Phuoc Kien Temple, a structure built in honor of Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea.


Perhaps one of the most intriguing and beautiful of Hoi An's sights is the Japanese covered bridge. Built in 1593 over a stream, it is a wonderful amalgamation of Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese architectural characteristics. Appropriately, it connects Hoi An's Japanese and Chinese districts. At the center of the bridge stands a small temple.


Return to your coach and proceed to a local restaurant for lunch.


On the return journey to the pier in Chan May, pause to take photographs at Marble Mountain, the famous collection of five marble and limestone formations that take the shape of a dragon at rest.



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of steps at all sites visited, making the tour unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or those utilising a wheelchair. A Cambodian visa is included and will be issued upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport.Guests will need to bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them. You will be charged for a Vietnam departure visa, not included, while onboard the ship.


This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm/hot, humid and/or wet weather and insects; please pack accordingly. Lightweight clothing, comfortable shoes, a sunhat, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses are imperative. Remember also to bring your camera.


Angkor Temple is still an active place of worship. Dress modestly, with any skirts or pants well below the knee and shoulders must be covered. Scarves and skirts are NOT available for those who have their legs or shoulders exposed and access to the top floor of the Angkor Temple will not be permitted. Monks will be at the sites; their picture may only be taken after obtaining their permission and women may not touch monks.


US dollars are well accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited.


Airlines restrict baggage to 44 lb (20 kg) per person; hand luggage cannot exceed 11 lb (5 kg) in weight, should smaller aircraft be utilised (at the discretion of the airline).


The tour sequence may vary in the event of flight changes; order of sites and/or the itinerary may change.



Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at the Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel (or similar) - Siem Reap

· One-night stay at the Grand Mecure - Da Nang (or similar)

· Scheduled flights: Ho Chi Minh / Siem Reap/ Da Nang. Business Class upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability as most aircraft do not offer business seating

· Two breakfasts, Three lunches, Two dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

· Khmer entertainment with dinner at the Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel or at a local restaurant/club.· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

· Angkor Temple Pass

· Cambodian visa


Not Included:

· Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

· Vietnamese visa upon arrival at first Vietnamese port. This fee will be charged automatically to your ship account.



All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

Hotels in HO CHI MINH CITY

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL RENAISSANCE

POST CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL RENAISSANCE

Renaissance is located in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on the riverfront with sweeping views of the river. This prime location places you moments from the historic Ben Thanh Market, Tao Dan Park and much more.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.