Day 1 | Highlights:
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 by 7.00am). Join your fellow guests and journey to the port of Kampong Cham and drive to Kampong Cham with stops at the ancient Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village. Next stop is the luxurious Scenic Spirit.
Day 2 | Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham Highlights:
Meet the young novice monks at Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise. Sail to Kampong Cham where you visit Phnom Pros (Man Hill), explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok and Wat Nokor, an 11th century temple that has a modern pagoda built within.
Day 3 | Oudong > Kampong Tralach > Koh Chen Highlights:
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:
Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng (S21), or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Or explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and shop in the Central Market before enjoying lunch at a local NGO restaurant.
Day 5 | Phnom Penh - Tan Chau Highlights:
This morning, visit the National Museum and Royal Palace with its famous Silver Pagoda before begging your journey down the Mekong river to the Cambodian and Vietnamese border.
Relax during a full afternoon 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 enjoy your gala dinner.
Day 6 | Tan Chau Highlights:
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 alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and a local Khmer village.
Day 7 | Sa Dec – Cai Be Highlights:
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. Continue sailing downstream to Cai Be. Board a sampan to visit area around Cai Be floating market before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial house. Return to Scenic Spirit for tonight’s Champagne farewell dinner.
Day 8 | Disembark cruise – depart Ho Chi Minh City Highlights:
Before dawn cruise into My Tho and following breakfast, disembark and transfer to Ho Chi Minh City before arriving at the airport for your onward journey or homebound flight (flight not included). Please book flights after 6.00pm.
Please Note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochured itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.