12 Night cruise departing from Port Klang to Ho Chi Minh City onboard Le Laperouse.
On this all-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to dive into the history, culture and traditions of South-East Asia. In Malaysia, you will board Le Lapérouse for an exceptional 13-day cruise sailing to 4 countries, to discover fascinating cosmopolitan cities and paradisiac islands.
You will set sail from Port Klang, gateway to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
In Singapore, city-State on the edges of the Orient, you will be seduced by the unique multicultural atmosphere of this “garden city”, home to wonderful botanical tropical gardens, UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You will discover the outstanding beauty of the idyllic islands of Ko Samui and Ko Kood in the Gulf of Thailand. Fine sandy beaches, coconut trees, turquoise sea and tropical rainforest await you.
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, will open its doors to its many temples and lively markets, as well as that to the historic town of Ayutthaya, capital of the Kingdom of Siam between the 14th and 18th centuries. The remains of its gigantic towers and monasteries bear witness to its past grandeur.
Your ship will finally call at Ho Chi Minh-City, where this Asian cruise will draw to an end. Founded in the 17th century, this city formerly known as Saigon sits right near the Mekong Delta, a mythical river on which small, colourful boats throng on market days.
Highlights of this cruise:
The country’s busiest commercial port, Port Klang was a royal capital before being colonised by the British in 1870. Near the Royal Palace, you’ll be able to admire the blend of Art deco and oriental style of the Sultan Suleiman Mosque. Completed in 1933, its conception resulted from a collaborative effort with the British and its concrete structure is particularly original for the time. Located around 30 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, Port Klang is the ideal gateway for visiting the vibrant capital of Malaysia.
Nicknamed the Garden City, Singapore stretches across Malaysia's southern-most region. Experience the vibrant hustle and bustle of this city-state for yourself at the Marina Bay. No too far away is the historic centre, offering up a unique smorgasbord of neoclassical buildings and contemporary towers. Decked out in topiary, the pavements of Orchard Road are also home to countless shopping centres. The colourful markets in Chinatown and Little India are the perfect opportunity to quell hunger pangs in a hawker centre, one of the city's traditional snack bars. Between the two districts, get a slice of history with a trip to the Raffles dock. It was here that Englishman Sir Raffles, the founder of the city, is said to have arrived one fateful day in January 1819.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Located near the Mekong delta, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. It is both the historic heart and economic hub. Formerly Saigon, the city is an imposing avant-guard metropolis. You can admire its famous central post office and its emblematic Reunification Palace. From 95 years of French presence, the city has kept some remarkable monuments, like the Cathédrale Notre-Dame with its neo-Gothic façade built in 19th century red brick. You’ll succumb to the magic of this hectic city, where everything is about contrast, like the very brightly-coloured district of Cholon, Saigon’s “Chinatown”.
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