Secrets of Southeast Asia.from $7,699.00pp
2 nights Bali | 14 night cruise, Viking Orion | 5 Guided Tours | 3 nights Singapore | Flights
Explore the colourful tapestry Secrets of Southeast Asia and unveil a captivating blend of ancient cultures. Witness the beauty of Bali as you discover its intriguing world of temples and centuries-old crafts. Sample flavorful cuisine and delve deep into the history of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. In addition, enjoy the serenity of Koh Samui and cosmopolitan Singapore’s cultural diversity. Overnight stays in three ports bring a wealth of exciting experiences.
Expand your horizons on this award-winning, all-veranda small ship, with just 930 guests, allowing you to dock where larger ships cannot. This state-of-the-art ocean ship features understated elegance and a modern Scandinavian design. From Veranda Staterooms to the abundance of extra perks and amenities in the spacious Explorer Suites, there is no finer way to travel. And of course, whichever stateroom you choose, you will find it beautifully designed in the understated elegance for which Viking is known. Discover Secrets of Southeast Asia with Viking.
- International Flights
- 2 night Bali Hotel stay, Pre-Cruise (Breakfast Included)
- 14 night Cruise
- 3 night Singapore Hotel stay, Post-Cruise (Breakfast Included)
- One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
- Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
- Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
- 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
- Port taxes & fees
- Visits to UNESCO Sites
- Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
- Access to The Nordic Spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
- Self-service launderettes
- Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
- 24-hour room service
Day 1 - Bali
Fly from Sydney to Denpasar (Please call us for other airports)
Arrive in Bali and make own way to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may choose to relax or begin exploring the area on your own.
With a thriving arts scene, lush beauty and magnificent seaside vistas, Bali has long beckoned travelers in search of ultimate beauty. The island’s rich Hindu culture has forever held that gods live in all things natural—from mountains to streams to pebbles on the beach—lending the island a peaceful air. Denpasar is the island’s thriving capital. Founded as a market town, it still bustles with colorful stalls and vast emporiums selling bright sarongs and intricately patterned batik.
Day 2 - Bali
After breakfast, day at leisure.
Day 3 - Bali
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and make own way to your awaiting ship.
Embark your ship and settle into your stateroom.
Day 4 — Bali (Benoa), Indonesia
With its distinct flavors and traditions, Bali’s food culture stands apart from that of the rest of Indonesia. Indigenous ingredients, recipes and techniques blend with influences from the island’s Chinese and Indian heritages to create dishes found nowhere else. For many, a daily ritual may involve shopping for ginger, turmeric and kaffir lime in spice markets or for fruits, vegetables and meats in a pasar pagi. Traditional warungs, tiny family-owned food stands, often specialize in a particular dish, such as babi guling (suckling pig) or bebek betutu (crispy duck).
Day 5 — Sail the Java Sea
Sail one of the world’s most successful commercial trade routes in history. The countless crates of spices carried over the Java Sea reportedly contributed to the famed Dutch Golden Age. As you sail today, savor a range of international cuisine on board. Choose from a variety of international flavors at the World Café, enjoy al fresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace, or regional specialties in The Restaurant.
Day 6 — Semarang, Indonesia
Java is Indonesia’s repository of history and island culture. The bustling port of Semarang was founded by the Dutch and hints of the island’s colonial past dot the cityscape. Outside the city, Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world, strikes a dramatic pose against a backdrop of four volcanoes. A popular place of pilgrimage and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the massive pyramidal temple towers to a great height. The devout walk up a clockwise path to the pinnacle, passing 2,672 reliefs and 504 Buddha statues along the way.
Day 7 — Sail the Java Sea
Sail the Java Sea and navigate a vast archipelago of lush beauty. Today’s nation of Indonesia encompasses more than 13,000 islands. As you sail, explore our well-curated library, tucked in a private alcove of The Living Room, and select from a broad range of titles. Read a book by the Main Pool, a calming oasis in any weather with its retractable roof, allowing for year-round swimming.
Day 8-9 — Sail the South China Sea
Sail one of the world's most important waterways; one third of all commercial shipping passes through these waters. As you sail today, attend an informative lecture or watch a film in our state-of-the-art theater. A range of insightful TED Talks and destination-inspired seminars are offered daily.
Day 10 — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Founded as a small fishing village, Ho Chi Minh City is now Vietnam’s largest city. Though still commonly called Saigon, locals are as likely to simplify the name of their hometown to HCMC. No matter what you call it, it is a seamless blend of history and modern youthful energy, where pagodas and French colonial grandeur mingle with bustling old-world marketplaces and modern skyscrapers, all against a constant buzz of motor scooters and trill of bicycle bells. From enduring, narrow alleyways to wide, Parisian-style boulevards, Ho Chi Minh City has an identity all its own.
Day 11 — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is a heady mix of French and Vietnamese cultures, where baguettes and croissants are sold alongside pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) and motor scooters buzz past colonial-era architecture. The city’s wide boulevards are reminiscent of Paris, lined with jewels such as the Opera House, fashioned after the Petit Palais, and the grand Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel. Aromatic food stalls and colorful shops purvey local specialties and all manner of Vietnamese wares, from conical hats to ao dai, the traditional silk tunic worn by women.
Day 12 — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Despite Ho Chi Minh City’s densely packed urban districts, there are several green spaces that can be enjoyed. In Tao Dan Park, locals can be spotted engaging in their daily morning exercise with a round of badminton, tai chi or the outdoor gym equipment. Afternoons welcome a number of classes, from aerobics to dance, attracting good-sized crowds. In addition to the wide open spaces, there are a variety of walking trails shaded by towering trees as well as water features and ponds to be admired.
Day 13 — Sail the South China Sea
Sail the South China Sea; after the five oceans of the world, it is the world’s largest body of water covering more than one million square miles. Admire the views as you sail today and enjoy an al fresco dining experience. The Aquavit Terrace serves a range of International fare and casual dining favorites, as well as a range of superb cocktails inspired by our destinations.
Day 14 — Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui is Thailand’s second-largest island after Phuket and a paradise of swaying palms and scenic beaches. Sun-loving beachcombers from Thailand and beyond come to the island to wade, swim and lounge in the lapping tides. Until the early 1970s, this self-sufficient community had no roadways; crossing the island required a full-day trek across nine miles of mountainous jungle. Today, Koh Samui retains the slower pace of simpler times. The cherished traditions of old Siamese fishing villages, too, are preserved as tiny boats gently bob on turquoise waters.
Day 15 — Scenic Sailing: Gulf of Thailand
The Gulf of Thailand, the massive sea basin bordered by Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, is still known as the Gulf of Siam to the Malay and Khmer people. Long stretches of sandy beach, low-lying emerald hills and soaring mountains surround this oval-shaped gulf. The lush hills of Botum Sakor National Park unfold north of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Along Thailand’s shores, several beach-ringed islands point the way to Laem Chabang port.
Day 16 — Singapore, Singapore
Singapore is the world’s only island city-state. Established in 1819 for the East India Company by Sir Stamford Raffles, after whom the famed hotel is named, it grew from a secluded backwater into a shabby port city before transforming itself into a sophisticated metropolis. The technology and economy are highly advanced here, yet the islands host plentiful green parks with tree-lined footpaths and the stunning National Orchid Garden. For a panoramic view of it all, the observation deck of the Marina Bay Sands towers offers the perfect solution.
Day 17 — Singapore, Singapore
After breakfast, disembark your ship and make own way to your hotel. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of your day and evening at leisure.
Day 18-19 - Singapore
After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure to continue your discovery of this cultural melting pot.
Day 20 - Singapore
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and make your own way to the airport for your flight home.
Day 21 - Arrive Sydney (Please Call us for other Airports)
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