Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome reception
Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia! On arrival you will be personally met by your Scenic Representative who will transfer you to a centrally located meeting point. (Please arrive at the hotel before 9.45am). Join your fellow guests and journey to the port of Kampong Cham and embark the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Cruise toward Wat Hanchey with its ancient pagoda and monastery, climb to the top and soak up the breathtaking views of the Mekong River. Return to the ship for a safety briefing and enjoy your Champagne welcome reception and dinner.
Day 2 | Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham Highlights: Wat Nokor
Meet the young novice monks at Wat Hanchey. Sail to Kampong Cham where you visit Phnom Pros (Man Hill), explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok and Wat Nokor.
Day 3 | Oudong > Kampong Tralach > Kho Chen Highlights: Enrich: Monk blessing
After arriving at Prek K'dam, board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery.
Day 4 | Phnom Penh Highlights: Enrich: High tea and puppet show
Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and the Russian Market.
Day 5 | Phnom Penh > Tan Chau Highlights: Border crossing; Gala ball
Relax during a full day of cruising as you cross the border into Vietnam. Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or appreciate some solitude on your private balcony. Tonight is your themed gala ball.
Day 6 | Tan Chau Highlights: Freechoice
Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen Island and the local Cao Dai Temple with a ride in a cyclo. Alternatively choose from two options which cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a family-operated fish farm before walking through a Cham village and taking a cyclo ride or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Cham Mountain and a local Khmer village.
Day 7 | Sa Dec > Cai Be Highlights: Sa Dec markets; Freechoice
Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market, visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant and visit the Fuijian Chinese temple.
Day 8 | Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City Highlights: Farewell
Before dawn cruise into My Tho and following breakfast, disembark and transfer to Ho Chi Min City before arriving at the airport for your onward journey or homebound flight (flight not included). Please book flights after 3.00pm.