Journey along the Mekong

The wonders of Indochina are just waiting for you to discover them during this journey. From Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, discover the Mekong in luxury.

18 Days
Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok
From (CAD)
$ 11,715
Dates & Pricing

2020/2021 Ho Chi Minh City > Bangkok

Where joy comes naturally

The wonders of Indochina are just waiting for you to discover during this joyful journey. For those who may have previously dipped their toes into South East Asia, this is a chance to delve that little bit deeper into the intriguing Mekong River.
Cruising the Mekong with Scenic is a unique experience thanks to our all-inclusive luxury ship. From the moment you embark Scenic Spirit to the second you disembark, you’ll want for nothing. Along the way you’ll uncover floating markets, seek out ancient artefacts and visit initiatives changing the lives of street kids forever. An awe-inspiring sunrise over Angkor Wat helps to farewell Cambodia before you say Sai-bai-Dee (hello), to the hidden gem that is Laos. Three nights spent in the spiritual capital of Luang Prabang offers a perfect way to round out your time in this sublime part of the world.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
VIML
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Ho Chi Minh City
Return City:
Bangkok

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Welcome to Vietnam. Relax for the next two nights at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise

    Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before travelling by coach to My Tho to board Scenic Spirit.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

    Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Siem Reap. After lunch, arrive at your hotel in Siem Reap for your three night Special Stay.

    Enrich

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

    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 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

  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 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

  13. Day 13 - Siem Reap > Champasak

    Fly to Pakse and travel to the small town of Champasak and your boutique hotel for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Champasak

    Freechoice

    Visit a coffee plantation, or enjoy a Lao or Thai massage.

    After lunch drive to Wat Phou, a World Heritage-listed Khmer temple complex.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Champasak > Luang Prabang

    Fly to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos, for a three night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Luang Prabang

    Partake in morning alms by donating food to the local monks. Later, visit the former Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai before cruising to the Pak Ou Caves to see the centuries-old sacred Buddha images. Stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village specialising in traditional rice wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  17. Day 17 - Luang Prabang:

    Journey to Kuang Si Waterfalls and enjoy the surroundings. En-route back to town stop at a village, which is home to one of the area’s many ethnic minorities, to learn about their traditions and culture.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in local spirituality during a Baci ceremony and pay respects to ancient animist traditions.

    Watch the sun set from the top of Mount Phousi or shop in the local night market below before heading to your delicious farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Luang Prabang > Bangkok

    Say farewell to Laos with wonderful memories and fly to Bangkok where your journey ends on arrival. Please ensure your flight from Bangkok departs after 3pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The Scenic Difference
  • Guided small group touring in Laos
  • Exclusive Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple
  • Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple
  • Baci Ceremony in Luang Prabang
  • Vespa foodie night tour of Saigon
  • Tethered balloon ride over Angkor Wat
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 25 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 43 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Scenic Cruise Director and Tour Director with expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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