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22 Day
Between Siem Reap and Hanoi
Mekong
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Begin with the most sublime of moments, see the sunrise over the World Heritage-listed wonder that is Angkor Wat before taking to the Mekong to explore this fascinating landscape in ultimate luxury. The wonders of Cambodia will enchant as you get to know the town of Kampong Tralach, before taking part in a moving tour of the infamous Khmer Rouge prison. Vietnam offers even more diversity as you take in the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, disappear back in time in World Heritage-listed Hoi An and spend two glorious days cruising through extraordinary Halong Bay.
* From price is for a 20 January 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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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. Please book flights to arrive prior to 4pm.

Meals included: 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.

Enrich

Take your premium seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Siem Reap
Highlights: Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Apsara Temple dinner

Enrich
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.

Freechoice: Discover the temple of Banteay Srei and Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap or ride a tethered balloon before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple. For the more adventurous enjoy a vintage Vespa ride.

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.

Enrich

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.

Freechoice

Discover the temple of Banteay Srei and Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap or ride a tethered balloon before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple. For the more adventurous enjoy a vintage Vespa ride.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise
Highlights: Angkor Bridge, Welcome reception

Drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

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 spend your time visiting a rubber plantations and a beetle nut village outside of Kampong Cham.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit. Later sail downstream to wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.

Enrich

Receive a blessing in the pagoda 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Phnom Penh
Highlights: Enrich - Raffles Experience and High Tea

Freechoice: 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.

Enrich
Arrive by tuk tuk and enjoy a guided tour of the historic Raffles, Hotel Le Royal, followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Freechoice

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.

Enrich

Arrive by tuk tuk and enjoy a guided tour of the historic Raffles, Hotel Le Royal, followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Tan Chau
Highlights: Freechoice

Freechoice: Visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi through the local town. Alternatively explore Chau Doc city or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

Freechoice

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Freechoice

Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House. Or choose an on board Freechoice activity.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Enjoy a vintage Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively stay close to your hotel and enjoy international dishes at Restaurant Nineteen or Square One or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Dine at the Cargo Club or embark on a culinary journey at Little Faifo (formerly known as Ancient Faifo). Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café and enjoy Asian and Western fare.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Sundowners

This evening relax at a reception in the Blue Bar with included beer and wine.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15
Hoi An
Highlights: Freechoice

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16
Hoi An > Hue
Highlights: Enrich - Royal Court Dinner

Travel via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hue.

Cruise the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda before checking into your hotel in Hue, your home for the night.

Enrich

During an inspiring visit to Duc Son Pagoda, talk with the nuns and learn how they are supporting their orphanage through different initiatives, including the proceeds from your lunch.

Enrich

This evening’s Royal Dinner is in a traditional private garden house accompanied by wine and Hue Royal Court music.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Hue > Hanoi
Highlights: Freechoice Dining

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

Choose to dine at KOTO on Van Mieu, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 18
Hanoi
Highlights: Enrich - Water puppets

On your cyclo ride this afternoon, discover the maze of back streets through the Old Quarter.

Freechoice

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.

Enrich

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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. Tonight enjoy a cultural demonstration of Vietnam customs.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
Halong Bay Cruise
Highlights: Enrich - Wine tasting

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

Enrich

Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting on board your cruise.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Hanoi
Highlights: Farewell

Au revoir Vietnam.

Meals included: Breakfast
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