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Treasures of Southeast Asia - Northbound

2014 Prices From $9,990 for 16 Days - Tauck Cruising

Tauck’s Southeast Asia cruise explores Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore and sails the South China Sea between these fascinating countries aboard L'Austral or Le Soléal, the newest member of our small ship fleet. Discover the cultural diversity and tropical beauty of these lands during two-night stays in both Hong Kong and Singapore, which bookend the days at sea. In Hong Kong, see incredible views of its skyline on a ferry ride across Victoria Harbour and from the 360° observation deck at The Peak, and visit street markets where “anything and everything” is sold.  In Vietnam, visit Hanoi where a legacy of French city development meets a chaotic, but fascinating Old Quarter; cruise the sublime beauty of Ha Long Bay on a Chinese-style junk; learn about the beliefs and traditions of the Vietnamese people on visits to ancient temple ruins, historic pagodas and modern places of worship; along the coast of central Vietnam, get a glimpse of rural life at a farm, a kindergarten and a thriving marketplace; and in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), witness the contrasts in a city of poignant history that is developing at a rapid pace. In Singapore, learn about the Pan-Asian civilizations represented by its multicultural society and the ecological approach this city-state is taking towards ensuring its role as the garden city of the future. As you sail aboard your small ship, enjoy relaxing and pampering in a refined, contemporary setting, along with lectures and insights shared by our onboard lecturer for Tauck guests only.

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  1. Itinerary
  2. Pricing & Availability
  3. Accommodations
  4. Before You Go
  5. Reviews (5)
  6. Deck Plans
  7. Packing Tips
  1. Northbound


    Day 1

    Arrive Singapore

    Meals

    D

    Day 2

    Discover Singapore, a Pan-Asian crossroads

    Meals

    B

    Day 3

    Singapore’s "Gardens by the Bay" and embark ship

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 4

    Sailing the South China Sea en route to Saigon

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 5

    Sailing “up” the Saigon River to Ho Chi Minh City

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 6

    Saigon, from history to modern day

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 7

    A look at rural life in coastal Vietnam

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 8

    A day at sea, en route to Da Nang

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 9

    Da Nang, the ruins of My Son & the charm of Hoi An

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 10

    A day at sea en route to Ha Long Bay

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 11

    The sublime beauty of Ha Long Bay

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 12

    Arrive in Hai Phong & travel inland to Hanoi

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 13

    Day at sea en route to Hong Kong

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 14

    Hong Kong Island from The Peak to Stanley Market

    Meals

    B

    Day 15

    Kowloon sights and dim sum dining

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Day 16

    Journey home

    Meals

    B

The Tauck Difference

Designing this cruise has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I wanted to choreograph this journey to explore the contrasts – rich history with a compelling present, urban architectural wonders with simple rural villages, in-depth learning with time to relax... qualities that make for meaningful travel. To connect with people and places we needed to explore by land and sea – and the experiences are as memorable as the places.

David Lewey, Tour Architect

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