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.
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, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village.
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:
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.
Day 12 | Ho Chi Minh City Highlights: Cu Chi Tunnels
Travel along the Saigon River to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch discover all about Vietnam’s more modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum.
Day 13 | Ho Chi Minh City Highlights: Farewell
Depart with many cherished memories.