Vietnam River Cruises

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Vietnam will leave you spellbound

As sophisticated, delicate and complex as the fragrant and delicious ingredients of its famed cuisine, Vietnam’s turbulent history is belied in the gentle traditional culture, charming hospitality of the locals and the richly diverse architecture punctuating the immense natural beauty of the area.

A vibrant, exotic feast for your senses, Vietnam’s natural beauty is breathtaking, and our luxury Vietnam river cruises will transport you through the ancient pagodas, ornate temples, emerald rice paddies, lively markets, and neon-lit cities enchanting you with every twist of the Mekong Delta.

Our Vietnam river cruises take you to the stunning cities of Ho Chi Minh, still known locally as Saigon, the ‘Paris of the East’ Hanoi, the graceful old world port town of Hoi An and up into the magnificent mountains and villages. A stunning two-day cruise through the exquisite World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on board the elegant Au Co is an incomparable experience.

Our luxurious Mekong river cruising Scenic Space-Ships offer an elegant passage which we extend to include authentic long tail boat cruises, sampan boat rides, cyclo and bicycle explorations, market shopping, cooking classes and Buddhist blessings.

You will have the opportunity to taste all the local delicacies, the best seafood in the world and encounter all the wonders of the rich and complex history of region.

Our Vietnam river cruises extend to include Cambodia and Laos and you can choose from a vast range of exciting and sophisticated itineraries ranging from a 27 day, 22 day, 18 day, 17 day, 13 day and 8 day cruise options to choose from.

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The difference is Scenic

Begin the day with a gentle but energising tai chi lesson on board the sun deck as the sun gloriously rises over the stunning ‘descending dragons’ of Halong Bay. End it in the same place basking in the exotic evening air with a glass of the best in hand.

Our Scenic Space-Ships are uniquely all-inclusive floating 5-star hotels. Blending the finest of both Eastern and Western styles in true innovation, both of our South-East Asia river cruising ships feature an open-air cinema, a resort style pool, a relaxing library, tranquil wellness areas and beauty salons as well as a range of on board dining experiences. No all-inclusive indulgence is spared on our Vietnam river cruises.

Every opulent suite offers you spacious comfort, equipped with a discreet Scenic Sun Lounge that transforms into a private terrace at the press of a button. Other features include:

  • On-board dining options ranging from the chic Crystal Dining, casual fare at the River Café and a Teppenyaki Bar
  • Exclusive butler service
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi and day beds
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • All-included re-stocked mini bar
  • HD TV
  • Queen-sized Scenic Slumber beds swaddled in the finest Egyptian cotton
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Your Choice

We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta region and we’ll also treat you to its many hidden treasures.

The Mekong Delta region is dense with many cultural and sensory delights and our Vietnam river cruising itineraries have been thoughtfully crafted by our team of passionate expert Journey Designers who have thought of everything, so you don’t have to.

Our Freechoice options provide you with the flexibility to take the days as you like by selecting from a vast range of sightseeing options and activities conveniently arranged into Active, Moderate and Relaxed paces.

From sampan rides to the famous Cai Be floating markets, visiting the local cottage industries amongst the elegant French colonial architecture and exploring the beautiful Dong Ha Hiep Island’s smaller tributaries by long tail boat, to relishing a sleep-in and enjoying a delicious morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House featuring local musicians and cultural demonstrations there’s an inspiring Freechoice option to delight.

Our signature Enrich experiences are special, multi-sensory cultural activities that are entirely exclusive to the Scenic traveller.

Receive a blessing from a Buddhist monk is the tranquil surrounds of the Kandal pagoda in Oudong, revel in a private dinner in the candle-lit Fairy Caves of Halong Bay, discover the complex underground labyrinths of war-time Ho Chi Minh city, all experiences inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.

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Destinations and Experiences

From your first bite into a fresh Banh Xeo, your first sampan ride, a moving and inspiring visit to a Buddhist orphanage, and the endless stunning scenery and traditional way of life, our Vietnam river cruises will immerse you into the magic of the Mekong Delta region.

The energy of Ho Chi Minh city will enthral you as you explore its graceful colonial architecture, transporting to a time past, contrasting with the sleek skyscrapers of it’s developing city skyline. Sample the cutting edge high-end fusion restaurants and the sumptuous hot, crusty baguettes from the street stalls.

Led by a local artist tour the city’s art galleries or take a vintage vespa ride through the lively backstreets of Chinatown. Alternatively visit the modern Reunification Palace and War Museum.

Spend two awe-inspiring days in the spectacular World Heritage-Listed Halong Bay, visit Cat Ba island and venture deeper into the lush National Park for complete wonder experiences.

In Hanoi you might cycle along the Red River or visit the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausleum, and visit the History Museum and Hoa Lu Prison, or stroll through the bustling market streets selecting traditional ingredients for an authentic cooking class.

On your afternoon cycle discover the colourful mazes of streets and markets in the delightful Old Quarter. We Enrich your experience with an enchanting evening of a traditional Red River Delta Water Puppet performance. You’re exclusively invited behind the scenes to learn the secrets behind the magical illusionary theatre show.

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