Voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia, where lush landscape and centuries-old culture are harmoniously linked, on this exceptional itinerary featuring two nights in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, an intriguing blend of French and Asian heritage, a seven-night cruise from Haiphong to Saigon and three nights in Siem Reap to experience the magnificent temples of Angkor. Enjoy Five-Star cruising aboard the exclusively chartered, newly launched LE LAPÉROUSE, which features the world’s first luxury underwater observatory. Cruise the serene and storied shores of Vietnam, exploring its most captivating treasures from tranquil ancient pagodas to bustling sampan-filled harbors, and tour the jungle-fringed ruins of Cambodia, steeped in mystery yet also revealing testaments to religious, imperial and artistic traditions. Featuring five UNESCO World Heritage sites—beautiful Ha Long Bay, the Forbidden Purple City in Hue, ancient Hoi An and the famed Temple of Angkor Wat—this unique program is a spectacular blend of Southeast Asia’s ancient world and dynamic modernity for an incredible value.
Day 1: Depart U.S.
Day 2: Cross the International Date Line
Day 3: Hanoi, Vietnam
Day 4: Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi / Haiphong / Embark LE LAPÉROUSE
Day 6: Ha Long Bay / Gulf of Tonkin
Day 7: Cruising the South China Sea
Day 8: Da Nang / Hoi An
Day 9 : Chan May / Hue
Day 10: Cruising the South China Sea
Day 11: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Day 12: Saigon / Disembark ship / Fly to Siem Reap
Day 13: Siem Reap for Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei
Day 14: Siem Reap for Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm
Day 15: Siem Reap / Depart for the U.S. / Cross the International Date Line / Arrive in the U.S.
Optional three night pre-tour: Hong Kong
Optional three night post-tour: Bangkok
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Michael Mastanduno is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government and, from 2010 through 2017, was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth. His areas of research and teaching specialization include international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of the world economy. His current research concerns the rise of China and its implications for international economics and security. His articles have appeared in many journals including “World Politics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly”, and “International Security”. He is author or editor of numerous books including “Economic Containment, International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific, Unipolar Politics, U.S. Hegemony and International Organizations”, and “International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity”. Professor Mastanduno lectures frequently in Europe and Asia and has been a guest faculty member at the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at Milan, and the Geneva Center for Security Policy. During 2017-18 he will be the inaugural Susan Strange Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. He has been awarded fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Salzburg Seminar, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the East-West Center. He served during sabbatical from Dartmouth as an assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Phi Beta Kappa. Mastanduno served as Director of Dartmouth’s John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and is the recipient of Dartmouth’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievement.