Set out to discover rich cultures, between tradition and modernity, during a 15-day cruise in the South-East Asian islands aboard Le Lapérouse. An original PONANT itinerary that will take you from Vietnam to Indonesia via Singapore.
You will set sail from Ho Chi Minh City. 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.
Le Lapérouse will then chart a course south towards the Côn Dao Islands, in the China Sea. This preserved archipelago, where picturesque fishing villages overlook a crystal sea, will delight you with its wild beauty as well as its rich history.
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.
Between the islands of Java and Sumatra, you'll have the privilege of admiring the caldera of Anak Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait. It is the result of the legendary eruption of the eponymous volcano, which destroyed the old island in 1883.
During your stopover in Semarang, you will visit the incredible Borobudur site. Listed as a UNESCO Word Heritage site, this monumental Buddhist temple compounds from the 8th and 9th centuries is home to some 240 temples.
Between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the idyllic archipelago of Karimun Jawa will reveal its magnificent immaculate white sand beaches bordered by limpid turquoise waters and the beauty of its colourful coral reefs.
On the island of Java, from the town of Probolinggo, the active volcano Mount Bromo rises majestically in a unique lunar landscape. Considered as a divinity by Hindus, its immense crater is venerated during pilgrimages and ceremonies.
Finally you will set sail to the south of the paradisiacal and enchanting island of Bali, your journey's end. Renowned for the kindness of its inhabitants, Bali offers beautiful discoveries including lush paddy fields, sacred ceremonies, and abundant marine life