Essence of Cambodia, Vietnam & Luxury Mekong

Celebrate the cultural, geographical and social diversity of Vietnam & Cambodia on a 22 day luxury, all-inclusive journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

22 Days
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
From (CAD)
$ 13,480
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City

South East Asia comes alive

Weaving together a beautiful tapestry of the senses, the neighbouring countries of Cambodia and Vietnam will leave you spellbound.
Spend two glorious days cruising to Cat Ba Island through extraordinary Halong Bay. Fly south to discover the royal history of Vietnam in Hue before disappearing back in time in World Heritage-listed Hoi An. In Siem Reap, marvel at the variety of enriching experiences such as the acrobatic Phare Circus, a peaceful breakfast by the lake after sunrise at the World Heritage-listed wonder that is Angkor Wat and attend an extraordinary gala temple dinner at an Angkor temple. Then join Scenic Spirit on the Mekong to explore this fascinating landscape in ultimate luxury.

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Hanoi

    Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay at your iconic hotel in Hanoi. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Hanoi

    Freechoice

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

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

    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

  3. Day 3 - Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise

    Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring and genuine two night cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Halong Bay Cruise

    Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a limestone cave and discover Cat Ba Island.

    Sundowners

    Exclusive to Scenic guests, enjoy a wine tasting on board against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi

    Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Metropole and a historic bunker tour at the hotel.

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s old quarter or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample the nearby Ly Club.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Hanoi > Hue

    Enjoy your morning at leisure in Hanoi before flying to Hue, the former imperial capital. Check in to your hotel, your home for the night.

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Hue > Hoi

    Learn about Hue’s history via a visit to the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel.

    Enrich

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

    Later, travel along the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hoi An where you will enjoy a three night stay at your hotel, which includes a daily 90-minute spa journey as part of your stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Hoi An

    Step back in time as you take a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed Old Quarter before stopping at the home of a former merchant to learn all about what life is like in Hoi An.

    Sundowners

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

    Freechoice Dining

    Dine at the Glory Restaurant or embark on a culinary journey at Ancient Faifo. Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café located on the river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Hoi An

    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

  10. Day 10 - Hoi An > Siem Reap

    Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia for your three night Special Stay, located within walking distance to the markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Siem Reap

    Freechoice

    Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to all the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

    Later visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

    Enrich

    Take your Premium reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Siem Reap

    Enrich

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

    Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple.  The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

    Enrich

    Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical 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

  13. Day 13 - Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise

    Discover Cambodia’s rural countryside on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

    Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail 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 plantation factory and betel nut village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Angkor Ban > Silk Island > Phnom Penh

    On arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of resident monks.

    Enrich

    Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

    Later sail downstream to Koh Dach, an island dedicated to the art of silk weaving before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a cocktail reception on the sundeck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset.

    Upon arrival revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Phnom Penh

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by a high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Phnom Penh > Tan Chau

    Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Tan Chau

    Freechoice

    Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi or cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc and walk through the market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront. Alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

    Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy your private balcony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Sa Dec > Cai Be

    Visit historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

    Freechoice

    Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board and learn to make cocktails.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

    Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around your hotel for the next two nights. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before attending tonight’s farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Depart with many cherished memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Farewell
  • 5-star Scenic ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
  • 8 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 35 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining 56 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 17 lunches (L) and 18 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your
  • Mekong cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your Mekong cruise
  • Scenic Cruise Director and Tour Director with expert local guides
  • 3 day / 2 night Halong Bay cruise on board Au Co
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability