Silversea Luxury Cruises To Da Nang

Da Nang

Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam with the land area of 1283 square kilometre and the population of approximately 1million people. Da Nang is growing into one of the most organized urban area, with attractive beach front villas on the one side and Han River flowing on the other. Of the few attractions that belong to the city, Museum of Cham stands out with its rich collection of Cham artefacts. View more

For those who crave for more outdoors activities, My Khe beach is a good place to spend time, either by yourself or with your loved ones. Da Nang is in close proximity to Hue- 3 hours North and Hoi An- 30 minutes south, which makes it a perfect stop point for those who need a break from touristy areas. Hue was once the Royal Capital of Viet Nam. The city represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world. Hoi An has to this days well preserved its most sacred treasure, the centuries-old architecture. The town used to harbour foreign traders back in the 17-18th, and once is an important heavily-frequented trading port in Southeast Asia.

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Excursions in Da Nang

Discover Hoi An by Bike

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An and its surrounds via bicycle and on-foot during this exhilarating, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Monkey Mountain, Beach Road, Rice Fields and Rural Villages

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Biking Station, passing Monkey Mountain en route. Upon arrival, receive your safety instructions and helmet, then begin your guided bicycle-ride to Hoi An via the beach road, and past Marble Beach and new developments. On the approach to Hoi An, cycle past rice fields and rural agricultural villages.


Hoi An, Free Time and Marble Mountain

The ancient town of Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of Hoi An. Highlights include the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Museum and local market. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore Hoi An and browse the shops at your leisure. Following your visit, proceed to panoramic Marble Mountain via coach. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of bicycling for about 1 hour (about 18 kilometres in total)and walking for approximately 1.24 miles (about two kilometres). Walking in Hoi An is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition and experienced bike riders, and have recently ridden or are confident on a bicycle. Participants must also be comfortable with hand brakes, and riding downhill. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship. Helmets are included, and must be worn at all times during the bicycle-riding portion of this tour. The maximum weight of each participating guest must not exceed 198 pounds (about 90 kilograms). Guests must be at least 18 years old to participate on this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Silver Shore Privato - Da Nang by Private Van with Driver & Guide - Full Day

Explore Da Nang 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 Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Da Nang by Private Van with Driver & Guide - Half Day

Explore Da Nang 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.

Silver Shore Privato - Da Nang by Private Car with Driver & Guide - Full Day

Explore Da Nang 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 Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Da Nang by Private Car with Driver & Guide - Half Day

Explore Da Nang 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 Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Cooking Class & Hoi An Exploration

Experience a taste of Vietnam's cuisine in one of its more picturesque towns, on this full-day local culinary exploration.


Meet your guide on the pier and depart for your adventure in Hoi An, a pretty river town that has earned a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.


On arrival, meet the Chef of the Morning Glory School and head off to the local market with its neat displays of wares and produce. The Chef will select items that will be used later in the preparation of local delicacies.


Walk to the cooking school, one of Hoi An's best, and learn about Vietnamese cuisine. At your cooking station, follow the demonstrations of an expert chef who will teach you to prepare such Vietnamese delicacies as spring rolls, grilled chicken, rice pancakes and chicken and mango salad. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the dishes you have prepared.


After lunch, set off with your guide to the Hoi An Museum. Housed in a traditional merchant's house, this museum is known for its fine collection of objects relating to the town's heydays as an important trading port.


Next, visit perhaps one of the most intriguing and beautiful of Hoi An's sights, 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 centre of the bridge stands a small temple.


Board the coach for the journey back to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking to take in all the sights; exploration of the town is entirely on foot, for approximately 2.5 hours, mainly on flat ground, with some steps to climb. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests wishing to may independently hire a trishaw for the market visit. Lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Due to the popularity of sights visited, dense crowding can be anticipated and the order of sights seen may vary. Please exercise caution with personal items in the market area, particularly when walking through crowded areas frequented by tourists. Bring local currency for any purchases; US dollars and credit cards are accepted in many stores.

Exploring Cham Civilisation

This intimate, small group full-day excursion combines an exploration of Da Nang's Cham Museum with a visit to My Son Holysee, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is lead by a local expert in the field of Cham civilisation.


Cham Museum

Depart the pier and travel by coach to the Cham Museum in Da Nang. As you venture through the centre of Da Nang, discover a charming town, with ornate temples and colonial-style buildings. Arriving at the Cham Museum, stroll through its outdoor exhibits of sandstone sculptures and temple decorations created between the 4th and 14 centuries by the Cham people.The displays are grouped into four time periods, and named after the regions in which the sculptures were discovered. Your guide, well-versed in Cham history provides a comprehensive explanation of these relics.


My Son Holysee

Your next destination is My Son Holysee. This World Cultural Heritage Site is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works, and includes temples and towers connected to each other by a series of intricate red brick designs. The main component of the site's Cham architectural design is the tower, which was built to reflect the divinity of the king. During your visit to My Son Holy Land, listen to your guide's s lecture and see the 1,000-year-old brick ruins of temples built by Central Vietnam's Hindu Chams, which were damaged during the Vietnam War.


Afterwards, an hour's drive returns you to the port.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, some of which is over uneven ground. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair.The order of sights seen may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Marble Mountain & Beach

Explore historic Marble Beach and neighbouring Marble Mountain on this half-day orientation outside of Da Nang.


Board the coach and depart from the pier for the drive towards China Beach.


Marble Mountain

King Minh Mang in 1837 named the mountains of Ngu Hanh after the five basic elements of the universe: Kim mountain (metal); Moc mountain (wood); Thuy mountain (water); Tho mountain (earth); Hoa mountain (Fire); (Hoa mountain consist of two peaks). The coach takes you to Kim Mountain to view the Goddess of Mercy or Quan The Am Pagoda. Then, proceed to Marble Mountain Village. Here, thousands of stone statues have been created by the skilful hands of the area's talented workers. Most marble is transported here from Thanh Hoa province. Of particular note are the different coloured pieces, very interesting to most stone lovers.


Marble Beach

The sandy Marble Beach is more than 25 miles (40 kilometers) long. During the Vietnam War, American Marines and South Korean troops used this area as a basecamp. Since then, many famous resorts have been built along the beach. Sip a local drink, relax, enjoy the sea breeze, sun and sand. If you feel adventurous, climb the nearby mountain with more than 100 steps to see both the area pagoda and caverns, or just to admire the view of Da Nang and Marble Beach.


Afterwards, re-board the coach for an orientation drive via the main street, before heading back to the ship in port.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking with steps if you wish to climb the mountain; otherwise, the walking required is very moderate and at each guest's discretion. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Order of sites seen or visited may vary.

Hue – The Imperial City

Relive Vietnam's royal grandeur during this full-day outing to Hue (pronounced 'whay').


Depart the pier and begin the journey to Hue. Crossing the Hai Van (Cloudy) Pass Tunnels, the route takes you through what is arguably Vietnam's most spectacular scenery. The last stretch toward Hue takes you along a winding, scenic road, through pine forests and orchards.


Hue

Located eight miles (13 kilometres) from the coast and close to the Laos border, Hue has long been known as the 'Imperial City of the Nguyen Emperors'. The Emperors rose to glory during their reign from 1802 to 1945 and were the last ruling family of Vietnam. The city's fascinating treasures include the Imperial Citadel, Kings' Tomb, temples and pagodas.


Citadel

Begin your visit with a guided walk inside the citadel, modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. Passing through the impressive Noon Gate, head toward the main pavilion, the Place of Supreme Harmony. It was here that important ceremonies took place; recent reconstruction has seen this building restored to its former splendour with regal red and gold columns and ornate furnishings.


Thien Mu Pagoda

The next stop is at the Heavenly Lady Pagoda. With its seven-storey tower, overlooking the Perfume River, it is probably the most famous Hue landmark. Inside, a garden filled with bonsai is tended by novices, while in the main temple you may encounter a dedicated monk chanting recantations.


Following this visit of the pagoda, drive to the city's leading hotel for an 'imperial' lunch, accompanied by a traditional entertainment. The meal features Asian specialties including those particular to Hue, where Vietnamese cuisine is more varied than anywhere else in the country.


Imperial Tomb

After lunch, continue your exploration with a visit to the Tu Duc Tomb, the most elaborate of the many scattered over the countryside. It resembles a miniature royal palace, with an attractive pavilion overlooking a tranquil lake, fragrant gardens and hunting grounds. The tombs built by the Nguyen Dynasty emperors, served as places of recreation during their life time and resting places for the after life.


Departing the Tu Duc Tomb, begin the journey back to Da Nang and the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, with steps to climb, to see all of the sites. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Driving time to Hue is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours each way, with a mid-way comfort stop. There are no restroom facilities on the coach. Part of the drive is on a steep, winding road. The order of sights seen or visited may vary.

Ancient Hoi An Town

Approximately 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Da Nang lies Hoi An, Vietnam's treasure chest of history. Visit this picturesque river town, remained unchanged for centuries, on this full-day excursion.


Initially an important trading port, Hoi An boasts some of Vietnam's most historic architecture as well as colourful temples and old community houses. After an hour's drive by coach from the pier, arrive at Hoi An and proceed on foot to the centre of this ancient town. During your stay, experience the following highlights:


Hoi An Museum

Housed in a traditional merchant's house, this museum is known for its fine collection of objects relating to the town's heydays as an important trading port.


Covered Bridge and Ancient House

From the museum, continue with the walking tour to the local market for a look at the colourful display of produce, fruits, flower and fish. Next, head toward the Covered Bridge and take a stroll across for a visit of an ancient home on the other side.


Phuoc Kien Temple

A brief stop at this ornate Chinese temple dedicated to Thien Hau, Goddess of the Sea, is made before walking back to the coach parking area.

Following there will be lunch in a local restaurant


Then, begin the return trip to Da Nang and the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking. Exploration of the town is entirely on foot, a duration of about 2.5 hours, mainly on flat ground, with some steps to climb. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Driving time to and from Hoi An is approximately one hour each way. Lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Land programmes in Da Nang

Mid Voyage Land Adventure: Vietnam Past & Present

Once the capital of a united Vietnam, Hue retains much of its architecture from the early 19th-century to the mid 20th-century. The last of Vietnam's Emperors lived in the Forbidden Purple City. Today, it is common to recall the war and strife of the 1960's, but this programme shows the pageantry and history of this ancient culture. From UNESCO World Heritage sites, to a relaxing cruise on the Perfume River, to the vibrant energy of modern-day Ho Chi Minh City, this programme is an excellent introduction to the past and present of Vietnam.

02MIDDAD-B Vietnam Past & Present

Duration: 2.5 Days / 2 Nights

Departs from: Da Nang

Re-join ship: Ho Chi Minh City

Reserve no later than 90 days prior to sailing

This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to sailing. 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. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.

DAY ONE - Da Nang / Hue

Depart the ship in Da Nang, Vietnam's third largest city. It was on Da Nang's coast where the first U.S. troops landed on March 8, 1965. Despite its war-torn history, Da Nang is one of the most progressive cities in Vietnam. A brief panoramic drive will show you the highlights.

Continue driving to the town of Hoi An. Located along the Thu Bon River, it is famed for its locally-made silks. A fascinating walking tour of the town will introduce you to its history and to the Hoi An Ceramics Museum. The Ancient Town has been recognized by UNESCO as an "exceptionally well-preserved example of a small-scale trading port active the 15th to 19th centuries which traded widely, both with the countries of Southeast and East Asia and with the rest of the world."

A visit to the Phuoc Kien Temple, built in honor of Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea, is followed by some free time to explore the local products for sale at a typical open-air market. Finish the morning at a local restaurant where you can sample fresh and simple Vietnamese cuisine.

Following lunch, settle in to your seat for an approximately 3 hour drive to Hue, the Citadel City. Check-in to your hotel upon arrival and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the La Residence Hotel - Hue

DAY TWO - Hue / Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and board your coach for a visit to the city that was the country's capital from 1802 - 1945, and features several distinct districts - the Imperial city, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City. At the Royal Citadel, built by Emperor Gia Long in 1804, the Noon Gate is where the kings announced the names of new Doctors of Philosophy and new calendar yearly. Nearby, the Palace of Supreme Harmony has been restored to its original grandeur with regal red and gold columns and lavish furnishings.

Walk to the Imperial Enclosure where the emperor's official functions were carried out, essentially a citadel within a citadel. The Forbidden Purple City was reserved for the private life of the Emperors. From the early 19th-century to the mid 20th-century, the last Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty ruled from the Forbidden Purple City of Hue.

Following yoru walking tour, relax aboard a traditional dragon boat for a short cruise on the Perfume River. Along the way, a stop will be made at the Heavenly Lady Pagoda, or Thien Mu Pagoda. Constructed in 1601, it is the symbol of the city and one of the holiest pagodas in Vietnam. In the 1960s, however, it was the site of numerous anti-government protests. Today, by contrast, the pagoda is a serene and tranquil place.

Disembark your dragon boat and enjoy lunch at the Hue Riverside Resort.

Immediately following lunch you will visit the tomb of Tu Duc, Emperor of Vietnam from 1848-1883. Constructed between 1864-1867, the tomb and is among the more grandiose tombs in Hue City and the surrounding areas. Your tour will conclude with a visit to the Conical Hat Village, or Phu Cam Village, in Phuoc Vinh, where most villagers live and practice their craft. Made from rattan, palm leaves and bamboo, these colorful hats often depict Hue City scenes, and offer protection from the sun and rain.

Late afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, meet your tour guide and transfer to the hotel downtown. Check-in and freshen up before sitting down for dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Renaissance Hotel - Ho Chi Minh City

DAY THREE - Ho Chi Minh City / Re-board Silversea

After breakfast at the hotel, explore the highlights of central HCMC and have time to shop. Your first stop this morning Is a visit to the History Museum. This will provide a broad overview of the country'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 coach will take you to the Notre Dame Cathedral, distinguished by its imposing twin spires. Along the way, stop for photos at the elegant Saigon City Hall. Then, visit the large marketplace in central Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Thanh, located in the Saigon Market. A short stroll through Ben Thanh market offers a kaleidoscope of colours and a hive of activities.

From here, the tour returns to the port.

Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, making the tour unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or those utilising a wheelchair. 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. 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. The tour sequence may vary in the event of flight changes; order of sites and/or itinerary may change.


Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at the La Residence Hotel (or similar), superior category- Hue

· One-night stay at the Renaissance Hotel (or similar), deluxe city view category- Ho Chi Minh City

· Scheduled economy-class flight: Hue / Ho Chi Minh (Economy Class). Business Class upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability as most aircraft do not offer business seating

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

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

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

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. 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.

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 begins with an exploration of Cham civilization and the city of Da Nang before you travel to Cambodia to explore Angkor Wat.



02MIDCHM-G   Angkor Wat!  

Offered on Voyage 2437

Duration: 2.5 Days / 2 Nights

Departs from: Da Nang

Re-join ship:  Ho Chi Minh City  

Reserve by: September 13, 2014


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by September 13, 2014. 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. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing. Guests must bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them.


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 - Da Nang/Siem Reap

Depart the ship in Da Nang, Vietnam's third largest city.  It was on Da Nang's coast where the first U.S. troops landed on March 8, 1965. Despite its war-torn history, Da Nang is one of the most progressive cities in Vietnam.  Among its highlights is the renowned Cham Museum, housing close to 300 Cham sculptures.  Begin with a guided look at Cham history before arriving at the Embroidery Workshop to see the artisans who can spend months on a single piece, with embroidery themes that include Vietnamese daily life and literature. The ancestor of this embroidery workshop came from Hue and trained many generations of workers, dedicated to this form of art.


Next, a short drive takes you to Marble Mountain for a brief photo stop.  King Minh Mang in 1837 named the mountains of Ngu Hanh after the five basic elements of the universe: Kim mountain (metal); Moc mountain (wood); Thuy mountain (water); Tho mountain (earth); Hoa mountain (Fire); (Hoa mountain consist of two peaks). Then, proceed to Marble Mountain Village.  Here, thousands of stone statues have been created by the skilful hands of the area's talented workers.  Most marble is transported here from Thanh Hoa province.  Of particular note are the different coloured pieces, very interesting to most stone lovers.


Complete your look at Da Nang with a stop at Sandy Beach.  Often referred to as "China Beach", Sandy Beach is more than 25 miles (40 kilometres) long.  During the Vietnam War, American Marines and South Korean troops used this area as a base camp.  Since then, many famous resorts have been built along the beach.  Sip a local drink, relax and enjoy the sea breeze, sun and sand.  If you feel adventurous, climb the nearby mountain with more than 100 steps to see both the area pagoda and caverns, or just to admire the view of Da Nang, before a light lunch at one of the resorts.


After lunch, the coach delivers you to Da Nang Airport for your onward flight to Cambodia.  Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the five-star Sokha Angkor Hotel. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, the hotel's decor is inspired by the local culture. Check-in and relax before dining at the hotel. (Your photograph will be taken at the hotel and your temple pass issued, facilitating admission to the temple sites next morning.)


Overnight accommodation is at the Sokha Angkor Hotel - Siem Reap.


DAY TWO - Siem Reap/Angkor Wat  

After breakfast, begin your day 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 (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.


Exit the site of Angkor Thom for the short drive 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.  As you enter and exit the sites of Angkor, you may notice children selling various souvenirs.  To promote education of the area's youth, Silversea has made a donation on your behalf to the school of the local orphanage to encourage education and the betterment of these children.


Afterwards, head to a local hotel where your buffet-style lunch awaits. Continue your exploration with a visit to the Angkor National Museum as a preview to the Angkor temple. 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 artefacts depict all manner of social customs throughout the evolution of the unique Khmer civilization. Then proceed to 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).


After an extensive visit of approximately two hours, return to the hotel. Dinner this evening is enhanced by a performance of lovely Apsara dancers.


Overnight at Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel - Siem Reap.


DAY THREE - Siem Reap/Ho Chi Minh City

Following breakfast and check out, you are transferred to the airport for a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival and following Immigration formalities, a transfer coach will take you to the port and your awaiting ship.


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. 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 shorts well below the knee and shoulders must be covered. 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 itinerary may change. This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure is one of Silversea's "Give Back" tours. A portion of your Land Adventure cost is donated to the school of the Siem Reap Children's Orphanage. If you wish, you may bring school supplies to add to your donation.  Our representatives will ensure these are delivered to the school's directors for a very welcomed distribution. Please refrain from giving money to children begging at the sites as this encourages the practice.



Programme Includes:

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

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

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

·        Apsara dance performance with dinner at the Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel on the second evening

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

·        Angkor Temple Pass

·        Cambodian visa


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, Vietnamese visa, 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.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. 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.