• Treasures of the Mekong Cruise: 12 - nights
Scenic Spirit
    • Twin Cabin from
    • $9,286
    • per person view
    • Single Cabin from
    • $15,993
    • per person view

See the wonders of the Mekong River across 7 days of cruising & 5 days of touring. Your 13-day river cruise features 2 nights stay in Ho Chi Minh City prior to cruise and 3 nights stay in Siem Reap after your cruise and 6 Scenic Enrich and 5 Scenic Free Choice Dining.

Sailing Dates
Departs: Sun, Feb 11 2018
Arrives: Fri, Feb 23 2018
Cruise code: VIMS110218.1
Package Includes
  • 100% one-bedroom balcony suites
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Private butler for all guests
  • Choice of four dining options, from casual fare in River Café to fine dining in Crystal Dining
  • Complimentary on board guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
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Bonus Offer!
  • All Inclusive: Complimentary beverages all day; Private butler service (Suites); Shore excursions and Scenic Enrich events; WiFi and Gratuities included plus more

See the wonders of the Mekong River across 7 days of cruising & 5 days of touring. Your 13-day river cruise features 2 nights stay in Ho Chi Minh City prior to cruise and 3 nights stay in Siem Reap after your cruise and 6 Scenic Enrich and 5 Scenic Free Choice Dining.

Sailing Dates
Departs: Sun, Feb 11 2018
Arrives: Fri, Feb 23 2018
Cruise code: VIMS110218.1
Inclusions
  • 100% one-bedroom balcony suites
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Private butler for all guests
  • Choice of four dining options, from casual fare in River Café to fine dining in Crystal Dining
  • Complimentary on board guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
+ show more
Bonus Offer!
  • All Inclusive: Complimentary beverages all day; Private butler service (Suites); Shore excursions and Scenic Enrich events; WiFi and Gratuities included plus more
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Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam! On arrival you will be personally met by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your luxury hotel. (Please arrive by 5.00pm). Meet your Tour Director for a welcome briefing followed by your Vietnamese dinner in the unusual setting of a former opium refinery.
Two Night Special Stay: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

SCENIC FREECHOICE (1) explore local neighbourhoods on your walking tour; or (2) uncover this bustling city on a vintage Vespa; or (3) discover Vietnam’s history through the diverse religions and cultural influences.

SCENIC ENRICH Explore the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War, with your War Veteran, who shares his personal account of life during this time.

SCENIC FREECHOICE DINING (1) take a dinner cruise along the Saigon River; or (2) discover lively local streets by night and sample different street food dishes; or (3) enjoy an international buffet at Restaurant Nineteen in the comfort of your hotel.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - embark cruise

SCENIC FREECHOICE (1) During a walking tour admire the historic landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and the Central Post Office. Enjoy lunch at KOTO, a restaurant set up to train and educate street children with English and hospitality skills, before transfering to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Cruise through the Mekong Delta and this evening enjoy your Champagne welcome reception followed by a welcome dinner.
Seven Night Special Stay: Scenic Spirit

Day 4: Cai Be - Sa Dec

SCENIC FREECHOICE (1)Choose how adventurous you wish to be. Rise before sunrise and board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be Floating wholesale market before stopping at local industries and French colonial houses along the Mekong. (2)Then either choose to return to the ship or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island in smaller long tail boats to explore the smaller tributaries and fruit farms. (3)Alternatively relish a sleep in before savouring morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House with local musicians and cultural demonstrations.

Day 5: Chau Doc - Cambodia border

After an overnight cruise, anchor at Tan Chau. Tonight is your themed gala ball so be prepared for an enchanting evening on board with musicians and dancing.

SCENIC FREECHOICE (1)Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and the local Cao Dai Temple with a ride in a cyclo. (2)Alternatively choose from two options which cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Firstly visit a family-operated fish farm, walk through a local Cham village and take a cyclo ride around Chau Doc. Alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Cham Mountain and a local Khmer village.

Day 6: Phnom Penh

Cruise into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, a charming city crisscrossed by broad tree-lined boulevards and dotted with French villas and wonderful colonial architecture. Spend the afternoon gently sailing towards Phnom Penh, taking the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or some solitude on your own private balcony as you watch the scenery pass you by. Enjoy sunset from on deck as you begin to see the lights of Phnom Penh in the distance. Tonight is yours to explore the night life of Phnom Penh.

Day 7: Phnom Penh

SCENIC FREECHOICE (1) journey through the countryside to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge; or (2) take a guided tour of the local food market  before joining in a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration; or (3) explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Russian Market as well as its modern architecture.

After lunch at a local NGO restaurant who teaches street kids hospitality skills, travel by Tuk Tuk to the National Museum, Royal Palace and the famous Silver Pagoda.

SCENIC ENRICH Arrive in style by cyclo to immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal for an indulgent high tea. Enjoy an exclusive private shadow puppet and masked dance performance accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.

Day 8: Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Kho Chen

After a short cruise from Phnom Penh to Prek K’dam, board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery.

SCENIC ENRICH  Receive a blessing in the pagoda from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation of food, contributing to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Drive a short distance north to visit Wat Kampong Tralach to learn of its complex history before experiencing an ox cart ride through local villages back to Scenic Spirit which has sailed north to meet you. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

Day 9: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham

Cruise to Wat Hanchey with its ancient hill top pagoda and monastery complex. Walk to the top, meet with some young novice monks before soaking in some of the best Mekong River views. Return to the ship and cruise towards Kampong Cham a quiet provincial capital with French architecture from the colonial period. Explore Kampong Cham, discover the legend of Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Phnom Srei (Woman Hill) and stroll through the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok, supported and developed by AMICA (Assistance Mediation Internationale pour le Cambodge).  Walk among the stilt houses, watch women weave scarves called ‘krama’ a typical Khmer cloth and learn about their traditional farming techniques.

Day 10: Disembark cruise - Siem Reap

After breakfast transfer to your luxury hotel in Siem Reap, home to the impressive Angkor Wat complex.

SCENIC FreeChoice Dining Relax at the Dining Room restaurant, or choose from Italian or Khmer at local restaurants.
Three Night Special Stay: Siem Reap

Day 11: Siem Reap

Delve into Ta Prohm and Preah Khan temples. Discover Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and the Elephant Terrace before stopping at Angkor Wat for late afternoon photos. Take your VIP seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

SCENIC ENRICH Learn about an initiative that trains local Cambodian archaeologists to take over the ongoing temple maintenance.

SCENIC FreeChoice Dining Choose between Khmer cuisine or French Fusion.

Day 12: Siem Reap

SCENIC ENRICH Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat with a glass of champagne. Afterwards walk through the temple before taking an included tethered balloon ride for spectacular aerial views.

SCENIC FREECHOICE (1) discover the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum; or (2)  explore the recently accessible Beng Mealea temples in the jungles of Siem Reap and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. ; or (3) cruise on Tonle Sap

SCENIC ENRICH Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner, drinks and show surrounded by Apsara dancers performing in front of floodlit and candle-lit temple ruins.

Day 13: Depart Siem Reap

Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.

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