Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery from Ho Chi Minh

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 13 nights
  • Departs 26 Apr 2019
  • Sails from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ship Scenic Spirit
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1313044‍
  • Voyage code ‍DVMR260419.2‍

Your Itinerary

Mekong River Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City Fri 26 Apr 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Upon arrival, transfer to a luxury hotel for a two night stay. Attend a welcome briefing with other guests before enjoying dinner together (D)

Mekong River Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City Sat 27 Apr 2019

Mekong River Cruise

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

Freechoice Dining – Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively dine at Restaurant Nineteen or Square One (B, L, D)

Mekong River Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City Sun 28 Apr 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Visit the Reunifi cation Palace and War Museum. This afternoon transfer to Mỹ Tho to board Scenic Spirit for your seven night 5 star all-inclusive river cruise (B, L, D)

Scenic Spirit

Mekong Cruise Sun 28 Apr 2019

Scenic Spirit

Visit the Reunifi cation Palace and War Museum. This afternoon transfer to Mỹ Tho to board Scenic Spirit for your seven night 5 star all-inclusive river cruise (B, L, D)

Cai Be, Vietnam

Cái Bè and Sa Đéc, Vietnam Mon 29 Apr 2019

Cai Be, Vietnam

Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cái Bè, before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively, savour morning tea at a French colonial house. 

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Sa Dec Mon 29 Apr 2019

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Later, head to the historic town of Sa Đéc and visit the lively market, then discover the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ Novel L’Amant (B, L, D)

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Tan Chau Tue 30 Apr 2019

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Freechoice: Visit Evergreen Island before riding in a Xe Loi to visit the local silk factory. 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 (B, L, D)

Tan Chau, Vietnam

Tan Chau Wed 01 May 2019

Tan Chau, Vietnam

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Wed 01 May 2019

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Enrich: Travel by Tuk Tuk to savour the luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal for a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea (B, L, D)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Thu 02 May 2019

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Or, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market by Tuk Tuk. After lunch, visit the Royal Palace and the famous Silver Pagoda (B, L, D)

Oudong, Cambodia

Oudong Fri 03 May 2019

Oudong, Cambodia

Travel by coach to the ancient capital of Oudong and visit the impressive pagoda and monastery

Kampong Tralach, Cambodia

Kampong Tralach Fri 03 May 2019

Kampong Tralach, Cambodia

In Kampong Tralach, enjoy an ox cart ride through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. 

Enrich: Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks (B, L, D)

Koh Chen

Kho Chen Fri 03 May 2019

Koh Chen

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Wat Hanchey, Cambodia

Wat Hanchey Sat 04 May 2019

Wat Hanchey, Cambodia

Approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks Freechoice: Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village (B, L, D)

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham Sat 04 May 2019

Kampong Cham, Cambodia

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Scenic Spirit

Mekong Cruise Sun 05 May 2019

Scenic Spirit

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Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap Sun 05 May 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Disembark and transfer to a luxury hotel for a three night stay. Enrich: Take your VIP seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare (B, L)

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap Mon 06 May 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Visit the colossal Angkor Wat, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the fi lm Tomb Raider (B, L)

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap Tue 07 May 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Enrich: Marvel at sunrise over the magnifi cent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by a local NGO supported bakery school

Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap or take a tethered balloon ride over Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple

Enrich: Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins. A truly memorable end to your journey (B, D)

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap Wed 08 May 2019

Mekong River Cruise

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Heathrow (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) (B)

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Arrive UK Thu 09 May 2019

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What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Brexit Travel Assurance - no price increase guarantee

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 80m²/861ft², this is the largest suite on the Mekong river. Being up forward on the Diamond Deck, enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi and day bed. Both Suites have a separate lounge and dining area, walk-in dressing room and a luxurious oversized bathroom offering a separate bathtub, toilet and shower.

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Deluxe Suite

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These spacious Suites at 32m²/344ft² are located on the Jewel, Sapphire and Diamond Decks. Each have a private full-length balcony, walk in wardrobe and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin with a separate toilet and shower.

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Grand Deluxe Suite

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These eight suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury at 40m²/430ft² with more space, impeccable service and thoughtful touches. Enjoy an outdoor balcony, separate lounge and dining area, extra-large walk in wardrobe and a luxurious oversized bathroom.

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The Ship - Scenic Spirit

Scenic’s Mekong River cruises take place aboard Scenic Spirit, a 279-foot vessel that was launched in 2016 and can accommodate 68 passengers in 34 one-bedroom balcony suites. The Scenic Spirit, offers an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and is equipped with a sleek swimming pool, a steam sauna, and an open-air cinema. The brand new, custom-built 5-Star ships are the most spacious, luxurious and indulgent vessels on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers. With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, the largest suites available on the waters on South East Asia, and an opulent collection of decadent amenities at your disposal, guests on board will enjoy the ultimate river cruise experience. Scenic Spirit represents a connection between tradition and innovation. The resort-style pool, relaxing steam sauna and open-air cinema are the sort of facilities you would expect to find in a world-class hotel, while our quiet library, beauty salon and tranquil wellness center offer an abundance of places to escape for a little privacy – or even an indulgent treatment. The journeys to South East Asia combine the best of all-inclusive river cruising. While on board our 5-star fleet almost everything you can think of is included, from unlimited complimentary drinks and diverse dining to near-daily sightseeing excursions, butler service and even a minibar that’s replenished daily. If you choose to extend your journey, you’ll stay in exceptional hotels where breakfast is included every day. With so much to see, you’ll continue to explore with your Freechoice and Enrich programs, while also enjoying the freedom to discover your destination independently.

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Scenic guarantee no price increase or surcharges on our advertised Scenic cruises or tour prices when booked before 29th March 2019. Scenic reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time.

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