Mekong River Cruises

Discover the Mekong River in truly all-inclusive luxury with Scenic

Join us on board the 5-star Scenic Spirit and explore this exotic region.
The Mekong River is at the heart of everyday life in Vietnam and Cambodia. One of the most biologically diverse rivers in the world, second only to the Amazon, this magical waterway will capture your sense of wonder.

Discover this dynamic river from the sanctuary of Scenic Spirit, witness the daily interactions of local residents and admire the kaleidoscope of colour and wonder as you pass by. As Scenic Spirit cruises along the Mekong, you will gain a true insight into the history and culture of the ancient lands that have built a life around this vital river.

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The Scenic Difference

The Scenic Difference is present in every element of your journey. It’s more than just a river cruise… it’s having your travel dreams met by a team that goes to the Nth degree to bring them to life.
  • Scenic Owned Ships
    Scenic designs, builds, owns and operates to European safety standards. Scenic Spirit features an unparalleled attention to detail, including air and water purification systems.
  • Luxurious Scenic Suites
    Every luxurious suite has its own separate bedroom, living room and balcony with an exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge plus personal butler service to make sure your every need is taken care of.
  • Truly All-Inclusive Luxury
    Truly all-inclusive luxury means all details have been taken of. All on board dining, premium international beverages, shore excursions, butler service, transfers, tipping and more are included.
  • Our Expert Staff & Team
    Only Scenic has offices in the region. Your crew are the finest in the industry and employed directly by Scenic. The unmatched, almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio ensures a luxurious experience.
  • All Meals & Premium International Drinks
    Savour the fusion of Asian specialties and global flavours made from locally-sourced produce. Scenic has the largest selection of international wines, beers, spirits and fresh juices on the Mekong.
  • Enriching & Personalised Experiences
    All sightseeing is included. Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences offer a deep cultural immersion. Personalise your days with included Scenic Freechoice activities, such as local cooking lessons.

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Small Ship Experience

Experience the benefits of small ship river cruising.

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Flexible Booking

Defer or cancel your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river cruising bookings. 

Health & Safety

Travel with Confidence

Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and well-being remains our key priority.

The Small Ship Experience

With a maximum of 68 guests and an abundance of public spaces, the 5-star Scenic Spirit represents a stylish connection between South East Asian traditions and modern innovation.

Scenic Spirit is more than a standard river vessel, it’s a custom-built luxury sanctuary, designed to offer maximum space and comfort. Your indulgent and spacious suite has floor-to-ceiling views of life on the Mekong and the ever-changing views. Your window in fact, converts into a Scenic Sun Lounge at the touch of a button. The variety of dining, wellness, outdoor and relaxation areas make it easy to find your own space from which to observe the Mekong as you cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam. 

Discover the Mekong River in Video

The mystical waterways of the Mekong River will capture your imagination and inspire memories for years to come
Our Journey Designers strive to give you a deeper understanding of the region, its history, culture and the must-see sights, by curating experiences that take you beyond the ordinary. From exclusive access to Angkor after dark to special backstage passes to Hanoi’s famous water puppets show, Scenic guests enjoy exclusive handcrafted local entertainment and sumptuous regional feasts all through their journey. 
 
On board our skilled Cruise and Tour Directors, will share their knowledge and passion for the region, whilst all the while anticipating your needs and delivering a remarkable experience.
 
Get a flavour for the wonders on offer with Scenic in South East Asia by browsing our video collection.

Beyond the Mekong River

Discover Ho Chi Minh & the Mekong Delta

Ho Chi Minh City blends French influence with traditional Asian philosophy and modern style. Take to the streets on a Vespa foodie tour and sample delicious street food. Learn about the vast network of the Cu Chi Tunnels hidden below the ground, before reflecting on Vietnam’s past at the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace. The Mekong Delta is known as the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Vietnam, being the country’s major source of rice and fish production, and you will have the chance to view this Vietnamese way of life up close. Wander through the flourishing rice and fruit farms and discover the traditional villages.

Discover Cambodia

Cambodia has blossomed into a captivating travel destination. Siem Reap is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Temples of Angkor and you will be enthralled by the sunrise at Angkor Wat, before a champagne breakfast at a secluded temple. In the evening, enjoy a magical, exclusive Scenic Enrich Gala dinner at the 10th-century Prasat Kravan. In Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, explore the Royal Palace and experience a Phnom Penh by City Lights tour by remork (tuk tuk), with an after-hours distillery visit. As part of your Scenic Freechoice activities, you can shop at the buzzing Central Market, visit the sombre Killing Fields, or learn a Khmer recipe or two at a cooking class.

Discover Hanoi

Known for its French colonial buildings, laid-back pace, shop-lined streets, and compact bars and restaurants, Hanoi is a worthy capital city of Vietnam. From watching the endearing water puppet show, to whizzing through its busy night food markets on a Vespa, each day you spend here will be a day to cherish for a lifetime. If you feel you want to explore beyond the capital city’s historical treasures and quirky charm, you’ll be pleased to know, Hanoi is also a jumping off point to Halong Bay as well as the French hill station of Sapa and Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu. 

Discover Laos

Landlocked Laos is one of Asia’s best-kept secrets. A deeply spiritual nation, Buddhism permeates every facet of Laotian life. Embrace local customs during a Baci ceremony, and join local residents one morning to give morning alms to passing monks in Luang Prabang. Boasting charming riverside views and exquisite temples amid a breathtaking landscape, Laos is an ideal place to unwind from the stresses of modern life with its peace and serenity. Watch the sun setting over the Mekong River, or simply spend time wandering the local markets and meeting residents who will capture your heart.

Discover Hoi An and Hue

For a quiet and relaxing break in Vietnam, you will love exploring the old cities of Hue and Hoi An and their many World Heritage Sites, located in central Vietnam. Hue, Vietnam’s former capital, is known for its Perfume River, ancient palace and the mausoleums of the imperial dynasties that once ruled. In Hoi An, the blend of Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese old-world architecture will ensure that you capture your best travel photos. Shop in Hoi An’s famous tailors and specialty art shops, relax along its charming riverbanks, and take a night-time stroll through its pretty streets, lit with old-fashioned lanterns and strewn with pink bougainvillea flowers.

Discover Halong Bay

With more than 1,600 islands and islets, Vietnam’s Halong Bay, meaning ‘descending dragon’, is a sight to behold. Sail on board the luxurious Au Co and enjoy the only ‘true’ two-night cruise within this World Heritage-listed Site. Enjoy peaceful and intimate exploration of this beautiful bay, and delight in quiet moments of reflection amidst the emerald waters and lush limestone islands. 

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