Journey along the Mekong Scenic River Cruise

The wonders of Indochina are just waiting for you to discover them during this joyful journey. For those who may have prviously dipped their toes into Southeast Asia, this is a chance to delve that little bit deeper into the intriguing Mekong River.

Ho Chi Minh City

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 Vietnam. Relax for the next two nights at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels. After lunch at a Pho restaurant to learn all about this famous Vietnamese dish, stop at Ben Thanh Market.

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.

Learn all about Vietnam’s modern history during a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village.

Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk.

Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery. Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham.

Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh.

Walk to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail 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.

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

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

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.

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 Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple

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.

Fly to Pakse and travel to the small town of Champasak and your boutique hotel for the next two nights.

Visit Wat Phou, a spectacular World Heritage-listed Khmer temple complex.

Visit a local coffee plantation.

Alternatively, explore the neighbouring villages by bicycle, or enjoy a traditional Lao or Thai massage.

Fly to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos, for a three night Special Stay.

Partake in morning alms by donating food to the local monks. Later, visit the former Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai before cruising to the mysterious Pak Ou caves to see hundreds of centuries-old sacred Buddha images. When returning stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village specialising in traditional rice wine.

Journey to Kuang Si Waterfalls and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. En-route back to town stop at a small village, which is home to one of the area's many ethnic minorities, to learn about their traditions and culture.

Immerse yourself in local spirituality during a traditional Baci ceremony and pay respects to ancient traditions.

Watch the sun set from the top of Mount Phousi or shop in the night market before heading to your delicious farewell dinner.

Say farewell to Laos with many wonderful memories and fly to Bangkok where your journey ends on arrival and connect to your onward flight.

Welcome Home.

Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
31 October 2020 £6,545
14 November 2020 £6,545
12 December 2020 £6,640
26 December 2020 £6,640
23 January 2021 £6,940
06 February 2021 £6,940
06 March 2021 £7,240
03 April 2021 £6,440
01 May 2021 £6,045
07 August 2021 £6,045
04 September 2021 £6,145
02 October 2021 £6,345
30 October 2021 £6,545
25 December 2021 £6,245

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 26 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 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.