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Treasures of the Mekong

13 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,695
  • 2019/2020 Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

    Inspired by temples and traditions

    Breathe in the essence of South East Asia during this enchanting journey from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

    After discovering the many riches of Ho Chi Minh City, a thriving metropolis filled with stories and adventures, you’ll spend the first night on board Scenic Spirit settling into the luxurious surrounds that will become like home. From the ancient hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey, where resplendent water views await, to the famous Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, Scenic will unveil a multitude of experiences that will allow you to appreciate the beguiling nature of this landscape, and let you become one with this magnificent waterway.

  • 13 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Welcome to Vietnam. Relax for the next two nights at the centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City
      Highlights:
      Cu Chi Tunnels, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch, try bargaining at Ben Thanh Market.

      Freechoice Dining

      Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise
      Highlights:
      On board welcome reception

      Discover all about Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Later travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Cai Be > Sa Dec
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Sa Dec markets
      Freechoice

      Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively savour morning tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Scenic Freechoice activity.

      Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Tan Chau
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively, walk through Chau Doc market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

      Tonight enjoy a themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Tan Chau > Phnom Penh
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Scenic Enrich – Raffles Experience and High Tea

      Arrive early this morning into the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

      Freechoice

      Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school which was converted to the Khmer Rouge’s main prison, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and the Central Market before lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching street kids hospitality skills.

      Enrich

      Arrive in style by Tuk Tuk and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.

      Later this evening revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Phnom Penh > Kho Chen
      Highlights:
      Royal Palace

      This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Oudong > Kampong Tralach
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Monk blessing, Scenic Sundowners

      Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery.

      Enrich

      Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk, all whilst donating towards the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

      Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy a cocktail reception on the sundeck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails past the capital at sunset.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham.

      Freechoice

      Learn about the history behind Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Phare Circus

      Discover the countryside of Cambodia on your drive to your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of the town.

      Enrich

      Take your Premium reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 11 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Angkor Temples Exploration

      Visit the jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Sunrise Angkor Wat, Scenic Enrich – Temple dinner
      Enrich

      Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school.

      Freechoice

      Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets, or a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

      Enrich

      Enjoy a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple in front of candle lit temple ruins, with included drinks and featuring Apsara dancers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
    • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
    • Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
    • 32 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
    • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
    • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
    • Scenic Cruise Director and Tour Director with expert local guides
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
    • All tipping and gratuities