Essence of Cambodia, Vietnam & Luxury Mekong

Over 22 days explore extraordinary temples, villages, and vibrant cities across Vietnam and Cambodia including a cruise long the magical Mekong River.
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Between Siem Reap and Hanoi

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Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome dinner

Arrive at your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish home for a three night Special Stay. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow travelling companions at your welcome briefing and dinner.

Day 2 | Siem Reap Highlights: Temple Discovery, Enrich - Phare Circus

Begin the day with a visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. See the Elephant Terrace before enjoying your refreshing Khmer lunch. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.

Day 3 | Siem Reap Highlights: Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Apsara Temple dinner

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

Day 4 | Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise Highlights:

Drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits.

Day 5 | Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham Highlights: Freechoice

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

Day 6 | Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho Chen Highlights: Enrich - Monk blessing

Cruise up the Tonle Sap River to Kampong Tralach, experience an ox cart ride from the ship 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 to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

Day 7 | Phnom Penh Highlights: Enrich - Raffles Experience and High Tea

Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or tour the local food market before joining a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market as well as its modern architecture.

Day 8 | Phnom Penh > Tan Chau Highlights: Border crossing

Visit the National Museum and Royal Palace before setting sail for the Cambodian and Vietnamese border. Relax during your afternoon of cruising as you cross the border into Vietnam. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

Day 9 | Tan Chau Highlights: Freechoice

Visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi to the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively explore Chau Doc city or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

Day 10 | Sa Dec > Cai Be Highlights: Sa Dec Markets, Freechoice

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.

Day 11 | Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City Highlights: Discover Ho Chi Minh City, Freechoice

Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around the attractions near your Special Stay hotel for the next two nights. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure or visit Ben Thanh market to indulge in some shopping.

Day 12 | Ho Chi Minh City Highlights: Cu Chi Tunnels

Today learn all about Vietnam’s more modern history. For a different view of the city, travel along the Saigon River to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch wander through the Reunification Palace and sombre War Museum.

Day 13 | Ho Chi Minh City > Hoi An Highlights: Freechoice Dining

Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. Enjoy a three night stay at your hotel, including a daily 90-minute spa journey.

Day 14 | Hoi An Highlights: Visit a local home, Sundowners

Take a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed Old Quarter before stopping at the home of a former merchant.

Day 15 | Hoi An Highlights: Freechoice

Visit the ancient temple ruins of My Son. Alternatively, enjoy an interactive cooking class at Red Bridge Restaurant or cycle to a nearby farming village.

Day 16 | Hoi An > Hue Highlights: Enrich - Royal Court Dinner

Travel via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hue.

Day 17 | Hue > Hanoi Highlights: Freechoice Dining

Learn about the history of Hue through a visit to the Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang and the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel. Afterwards fly to Hanoi. Settle into your two night Special Stay.

Day 18 | Hanoi Highlights: Enrich - Water puppets

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

Day 19 | Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise Highlights: Au Co Cruise

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.

Day 20 | Halong Bay Cruise Highlights: Enrich - Beach Dinner

Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the Sun Deck. Later, visit Cat Ba Island before cruising deeper into the National Park.

Day 21 | Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi Highlights: Hotel Heritage tour

Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi.  After checking in to your hotel, undertake the heritage tour of the hotel before savouring your farewell dinner.

Day 22 | Hanoi Highlights: Farewell

Au revoir Vietnam.

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Scenic Spirit

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.


Luxury Suites

We don't want you to miss a minute of the exotic scenery that neighbours our ships as you cruise the waterways of South East Asia, so every suite on our 5-Star-Ships offers a private balcony and a river view for every guest. 

Vespa Tour

Experience life as a local with a guided vintage Vespa tour of Ho Chi Minh city on your Scenic journey of South East Asia.

Scenic On-Board Staff

Our beautiful Mekong River Cruises have been up and running for over three months now and as many guests already know, one of the highlights of their time on board has been the attentive and friendly staff.

† This price is based on the lowest priced room available across all dates and ships for this tour. All prices are per person, based on twin-share.
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