Days
9
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Map of South Vietnam Coastal Cruising: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh including Vietnam

Explore Vietnam’s gorgeous southern coast on a comfortable small-ship adventure

It’s a delight to explore Vietnam on foot, but a small-ship adventure cruise sheds a whole new light on this beloved Peregrine destination. Set off for a week of discovery and leisure along the tranquil blue waters of Vietnam’s south coast. Dropping anchor in Hoi An, Nha Trang, Quy Nonh, Phan Tiet and more, encounter blazing sand dunes, centuries-old Cham architecture, age-old arts and crafts, and bays brimming with brightly coloured tropical fish and coral. With spacious sun decks, plush cabins and Vietnamese cuisine of the highest calibre to feast on along the way, this Peregrine small-ship adventure cruise is South East Asia done in style.


Start
Danang, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Destination
Vietnam
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Adventure Cruising
Code
PACN
Physical rating
Trip rating
1 review
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 48

Why you'll love this trip

  • Learn the fine art of rolling spring rolls at a cooking class in Hoi An, and partake in an onboard cooking demonstration and tasting with a top local chef

  • Experience Nha Trang the right way – in traditional bamboo basket boats around nearby islands, and of course with some snorkelling

  • Marvel at Cham architecture dating back as far as the 12th century – the Po Klong Garai Cham in Nha Trang, and Twin Cham Towers in Quy Nhon

  • Enjoy a pottery demonstration in Bau Truc, the oldest pottery village in South East Asia

  • Drop anchor in Phan Tiet to see the enormous Tra Cu reclining Buddha, the Fairy Spring and the awesome sand dunes of Mui Ne

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a small ship adventure cruise, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with up to 47 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but it focuses more on the destination than onboard activities. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about. Wi-Fi is available for a small charge.

  • Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

  • If you’re concerned about seasickness, there are seasickness tablets on-board. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. Your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.

  • There are no lifts (elevators) onboard our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs. Handrails are always available.

Itinerary

After arriving at the airport in Danang, transfer to your Hoi An hotel. If you arrive early, feel free to get your bearings with a walk around town, allowing your senses to adjust to Vietnam’s charm. The evening is yours to enjoy the sights and smells.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
The charming city of Hoi An was originally a Cham port town, but has been influenced by a myriad of traders from various cultures over the ages. With its low tiled houses and tranquil feel, this is a delightful town to walk around. You'll notice a distinctly Chinese appearance here, with pagodas and assembly halls scattered along the small lanes. Embark on a morning tour of the town with local guides or if you prefer, take part in an optional cooking class or bike riding tour of the town. The night is yours to enjoy the culinary delights of Vietnam.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Continue your exploration of Hoi An, or perhaps have your final fitting for your tailored purchases. In the early afternoon, you will be transferred to the Panorama II moored in Danang. After a welcome meeting and safety briefing, enjoy your first meal on board before setting sail.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising. There is time to get to know your fellow passengers or to indulge in some reading or board games. We will continue to sail overnight to our first stop at Quy Nonh.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama II (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Continue south to Quy Nonh, a coastal city that focuses on fishing and agriculture. Witness a demonstration of Tay Son, a martial art unique to this region, and visit the ancient Cham towers, remnants of the Champa kingdom that flourished in the area over 500 years ago. There’ll also be time to relax on one of the region’s beautiful beaches, making the most of the warm, crystal-clear waters of Southeast Asia.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Twin Cham Towers Visit
  • Quy Nhon - Tay Son Martial Arts Demonstration
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
With palm trees, white-sand beaches and a hip cosmopolitan atmosphere, Nha Trang is often referred to as the Cannes of the Orient. Explore this coastal city on a guided walking tour this morning then enjoy a free afternoon to do as you please. The Cham towers, just north of the city, are on a site that’s supposedly been used for worship since the 2nd century, or you can stay closer to town and soak up the scenes on Nha Trang Beach. There are also a number of spas where you can rejuvenate with a mud bath or dip in the hot springs.

Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Nha Trang City Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Disembark at Phan Rang and travel to the Po Klong Garai Temple and Bau Truc Ceramic Village, where traditional Cham clay techniques are preserved and demonstrated. Phan Rang is considered a centre for Cham culture and remnants of Cham towers dot the lush landscape along with rice paddies and orchards. The city is also home to Phan Rang Air Base, which was originally built by the Japanese during WWII then used by the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. It was seized by the People’s Army of Vietnam in 1975 and is still in use.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bau Truc Village Visit
  • Po Klong Garai Cham Towers Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Travel to Fairy Spring, a lovely waterfall amid the dunes. Take a stroll along the sand dunes of Mui Ne, an amazing geological wonder – the kind not usually associated with Vietnam. Sand-sledding is a popular pastime here, but it's enough to simply gaze at and snap photos of this enchanting landscape. Return to the boat for the overnight sail to Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation
  • M/S Panorama II (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Fairy Spring Falls & Sand Dunes Visit at Mui Ne
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Say goodbye to your captain and crew as you disembark the Panorama II in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city. Though often referred to as Saigon, the city was renamed after the reunification of North and South Vietnam. French influence runs deep here, both in food and architecture, and after arriving you’ll be transferred to the Peregrine central hotel where your trip comes to an end.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

Transport

Small Cruise Ship, Zodiac, Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights) Small ship cruise (6 nights)

Included Activities

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Twin Cham Towers Visit
  • Quy Nhon - Tay Son Martial Arts Demonstration
  • Nha Trang City Tour
  • Bau Truc Village Visit
  • Po Klong Garai Cham Towers Visit
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Fairy Spring Falls & Sand Dunes Visit at Mui Ne

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Adventure Cruising trips have a deposit of A$600 per person (different amounts apply in other currencies) and the balance is due 90 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 90 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 89 and 31 days before departure - the cancellation fee is 50% of the total booking cost, or the deposit, whichever is greater.
if a booking is cancelled 30 days or less prior to departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a voyage.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share a Twin room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge.
Please note, it is not possible to share with a stranger in any double cabin category (as bedding in these cabins is one double bed).

PORTS:
Except for the occasional large ship calling into the larger cities as part of a world cruise, coastal cruising is quite new to Vietnam. The infrastructure for passenger ships is not available everywhere and varies greatly meaning that at times, we will need to dock at container or cargo ports or anchor off shore and tender to the port or beach.

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