Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong Scenic River Cruise

Start your cruise in vibrant Vietnam on board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Visit Hanoi and join in an authentic cooking class, discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museu in Siem Reap, approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery and meet the resident novice monk and explore by tuk tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market as well as the city’s modern architecture.

Hanoi

Itinerary

Fly from a choice of UK airports on selected airlines, including Emirates via Dubai, from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle. Alternatively, fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore from London Heathrow or Manchester.

Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay in Hanoi.

Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or join an authentic cooking class. Alternatively, visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature.

After attending a customary performance of Hanoi’s famous water puppets, learn the secrets behind this illusionary show thanks to your special backstage pass.

Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring special two night cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon.

Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a cave and discover Cat Ba Island.

Exclusive to Scenic guests on board, savour some wine tasting against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset.

Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay and a historical bunker tour at the hotel.

Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s old quarter by night, or dine at the La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club.

After a morning at leisure, fly to Siem Reap for your three night Special Stay, located in the heart of Siem Reap.

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 all the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

Later visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

Take your VIP Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

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.

Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village.

Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Walk (or drive) to the top for some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham.

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.

Upon arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda, before partaking in a ceremony which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Later sail downstream to Koh Dach island dedicated to the art of silk weaving before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.

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

Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors.

Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by tuk tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market as well as the city’s modern architecture.

This afternoon time is at your leisure for shopping or exploring on your own.

This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the Cambodian and Vietnamese border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. In Chau Doc visit a family-operated fish farm before walking through the local market or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

Whilst sailing downstream to Sa Dec take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or appreciate some solitude on your private balcony as you watch the scenery pass by.

Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market. Stop for a green tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board and learn how to make cocktails.

This evening enjoy a farewell dinner on board as you sail to My Tho.

Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and the Intercontinental Saigon, your centrally located hotel for the next two nights. On arrival, take an orientation tour around the post office and cathedral next door.

Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or dine in the surrounds 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.

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways, before visiting the Reunification Palace and War Museum.

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways, before visiting the Reunification Palace and War Museum.

Welcome Home.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
July 2020 £6,695
August 2020 £7,689
September 2020 £7,689
October 2020 £7,789
December 2020 £8,189
January 2021 £8,189
February 2021 £7,795
March 2021 £7,789
April 2021 £7,789
May 2021 £7,395
August 2021 £7,195
September 2021 £7,295
October 2021 £7,395
November 2021 £7,795
December 2021 £7,395

What's Included

  • Return flights from London (regional departures may be available at a supplement)
  • All meals on board
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Private butler for all guests
  • Complimentary on board guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet (when signal available)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Stays in Luxurious Hotels
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 29 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Tipping, gratuities and porterage are all taken care of

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements necessary for your holiday. You are responsible for obtaining independently and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. You should confirm the necessary requirements for visas via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website which can be found here

If you are unsure regarding how to obtain a visa or would like more information then please give us a call and one of our river cruising experts will be more than happy to assist.