Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

Celebrate the cultural, geographical and social diversity of Vietnam and Cambodia including a five night Mekong cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.

22 Days
Hanoi to Siem Reap
From (CAD)
$ 13,480
Dates & Pricing

2020/2021 Hanoi > Siem Reap

A sensory celebration of South East Asia

Celebrate the cultural, geographical and social diversity of these two neighbours. A glimpse into the fabric of life in both Vietnam and Cambodia is a rich and rewarding adventure.
Enjoy two nights cruising around transcendent Halong Bay, fall for the charms of the former imperial capital Hue, and seek out local treasures in Hoi An’s Old Quarter. Access unprecedented luxury on board the Mekong’s most spacious and indulgent ship, Scenic Spirit. In Siem Reap you’ll be treated to sunrise over the World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat and a full breakfast in support of an NGO backed bakery school.

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Hanoi

    Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of vibrant Vietnam. Settle into a two night Special Stay at your iconic hotel. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director and travelling companions at your welcome briefing and dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Hanoi

    Freechoice

    Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or take 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

  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 Special Stay 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 deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a cave and discover Cat Ba Island.

    Sundowners

    Exclusive to Scenic guests, savour some 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 and a historical tour of the property.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s old quarter by night, or dine at La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample the cuisine at Ly Club.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Hanoi > Hoi An

    Fly to Danang and travel to the ancient town of Hoi An for a three night stay, which includes a daily spa journey as part of your stay.

    Freechoice Dining

    Dine at the Glory Restaurant or at Ancient Faifo. Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café along the river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Hoi An

    Step back in time as you take a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed Old Quarter including the Japanese Bridge and central market before stopping at the home of a former merchant to learn about life in Hoi An.  

    Sundowners

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Hoi An

    Freechoice

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

    Another free afternoon allows you to visit one of the many tailors in town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Hoi An > Hue

    Travel via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former imperial capital.

    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.

    Wander through the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel checking into your  hotel, your home for the night.

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Hue > Ho Chi Minh City

    Visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc before flying to Ho Chi Minh City. After arriving at your hotel for the next two nights, take a leisurely guided orientation walk of sites near your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways.

    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 Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise

    Learn all about Vietnam’s modern history during a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cai Be > Sa Dec

    Freechoice

     Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively, savour morning tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Scenic Freechoice activity.

    Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Tan Chau

    Freechoice

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

    Tonight, enjoy a themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Tan Chau > Phnom Penh

    Arrive early this morning into the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school which was converted to the Khmer Rouge’s main prison, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk and visit the Central Market.

    Enrich

    Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Phnom Penh > Kho Chen

    This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later, sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Oudong > Kampong Tralach

    Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village.

    Enrich

    Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk.

    Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery.Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

    Walk 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 behind Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor. Alternatively, explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

    Discover the countryside on your drive to Park Hyatt Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of the town.

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  20. Day 20 - 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 the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent).

     

    Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  21. Day 21 - 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 an 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 mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Siem Reap

    Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The Scenic Difference
  • Exclusive Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple
  • Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple
  • Included daily 60-minute spa sessions in Hoi An
  • Vespa foodie night tour of Saigon and Hanoi
  • Royal Dinner in Hue
  • Included tour to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
  • Night time tuk tuk tour with distillery visit
  • VIP seats to Phare Circus in Siem Reap
  • Behind the scenes of the Water Puppets
  • Hotels within walking distance to attractions
  • Same Scenic Tour Director from start to finish

5-star luxury inclusions
  • 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
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 55 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 16 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

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