Luxury travelers revel in the opportunity to journey to places less frequented. Next February, guests aboard Seven Seas Voyager® will not only sail to 10 beautiful ports across Asia in complete comfort, but with an overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), they will also have ample time to enjoy Vietnam’s largest and most famous city.
Guests may begin their adventure in Saigon with a full day exploration of the Củ Chi Tunnels & Fruit Gardens. Experience the stark contract that exists between Saigon’s lush, natural beauty and its notable past during visits to the country’s largest tropical orchard region, followed by a visit to the famous Củ Chi tunnels, a vast underground network.
The Mekong River originates in Tibet, and flows through six countries: China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. When it reaches Vietnam, it divides itself into nine tributaries that form a huge fertile delta. Until the 16th century, the Mekong Delta was an area of marshland and forest. Gradually, the marshland was reclaimed, and a canal network built to enable citizens to raise rice, fish, soybeans, maize, peanuts, tobacco, melons, and more. Select the Mekong River Delta Free Unlimited Shore Excursion, and experience a first-hand look at everyday life in Vietnam during a scenic visit to the delta.
Guests may also indulge in the local cuisine and culture of the city with an Evening Out in Saigon. Spoil the senses with culture, traditions and flavors of Saigon during an unforgettable musical performance and traditional dinner in the city. Begin this tour with a special performance of Vietnamese music at a local hotel, followed by a delectable South Vietnamese feast at a deluxe restaurant. Local dwellers have adapted in this city since the 17th century, and created many of the culinary dishes that characterize the region.
It’s not too late to experience Saigon and other remarkable cities on this captivating 17-night journey from Bangkok (Laem Chabang) to Hong Kong. Guests may enjoy up to 45 Free Unlimited Shore Excursions plus Early Booking Savings of up to $6,000 per suite.