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Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2021

From Hanoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Length: 18 Days - Departs: Mon, May 02, 2022
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Departure
May 02, 2022
Arrival
May 19, 2022

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For a limited time only, choose your 2022 Mekong or Irrawaddy River Cruise and receive Free Air to South East Asia for 12+ day sailings or $495/pp air for the 8 Day Luxury Mekong, 11 Day Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise and 11 Day Luxury Irrawaddy sailings. It pays to book early. Super Earlybird offers will secure you the very best offer for travel in 2022, first choice of suite and preferred departure date. You will also have access to flexible booking conditions and you can add the new Risk-Free Platinum Protection Plan, which will provide you with the ability to change or cancel up to 15 days prior to departure. Plus as always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Not all dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.
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$495/pp roundtrip economy air for 8 Day Luxury Mekong, 11 Day Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise and 11 Day Luxury Irrawaddy sailings. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,400 per person for 12+ day sailings. Savings in lieu of air: $750/pp for $495 air and $1,200/pp for economy air. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. Offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.
To ensure guests can book with confidence, for all new 2022/2023 bookings Scenic Group are including a Flexible Booking Policy which allows guests to defer travel and transfer to an alternate departure or itinerary or cancel up to 60 days prior to travel, with no Scenic Group fees (3rd party fees may apply). For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Credit (FTC) which is valid for 24 months. This flexible booking and cancellation policy excludes Russia, South America, Australia and New Zealand land touring. Please note, final payment due date will remain as per booking conditions; however, this flexible policy allows changes to be made up to 60 days prior to travel.
†Platinum Protection Plan
The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after January 1, 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is not available on Russian cruises, Russian cruise tours, Amazon and Galapagos cruises or land tours and the PPP is also not available to new bookings using a Future Travel Credit. If you have purchased the PPP with an Eligible Booking, and your Eligible Booking is cancelled due to a one or more Prescribed Reasons, any time on or before 31 days prior to your prior to the date your journey commences with Us, including flight arrangements, we will refund all money paid on your Eligible Booking, less the PPP Fee, airline cancellation fees, if any and travel agent administration fees; or if cancellation occurs at any time on or after 30 days but no later than 15 days prior to your prior to the date your journey commences with Us, including flight arrangements due to one or more Prescribed Reasons, we will refund 70% of the money paid on your Eligible Booking, after deducting the PPP Fee and travel agent administration fees. If you have booked a cruise with an applicable Fly Deal or other Earlybird Offer, any airline cancellation fees will be deducted from the refund amount if flights have been ticketed. The PPP is not an insurance policy and does not, nor is it intended to, replace any travel insurance or cancellation and interruption insurance.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Hanoi
    Mon, May 02, 2022

    Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay at your iconic hotel in Hanoi.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Hanoi
    Tue, May 03, 2022

    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.

    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: Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise
    Wed, May 04, 2022

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Halong Bay Cruise
    Thu, May 05, 2022

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi
    Fri, May 06, 2022

    Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay and undertake a historical bunker tour at the hotel.

    Freechoice Dining: Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, or dine at the La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, dine in a classic French villa at Home Moc restaurant.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Hanoi > Siem Reap
    Sat, May 07, 2022

    After a morning at leisure, fly to Siem Reap for a three night Special Stay at your historic hotel, located in the heart of Siem Reap and walking distance to the markets.


    Meals: Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Siem Reap
    Sun, May 08, 2022

    Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei, dedicated to Shiva and known as the ‘citadel of women’ and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a remork (Tuk Tuk) ride to the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a local handicraft centre.

    Later in the afternoon, a perfect time in the day for photography, visit the colossal Angkor Wat. 

    Enrich
    Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare. Phare transforms the lives of Cambodian youth, where its artists use theatre, music, dance and circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  8. Day 8
    Siem Reap
    Mon, May 09, 2022

    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: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise
    Tue, May 10, 2022

    Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village. Toast the start of your cruise with a cocktail reception.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
    Wed, May 11, 2022

    Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Walk (or drive) to the top for some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham

    Freechoice: Learn the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively, explore the traditional village of Koh Pen or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Angkor Ban > Silk Island > Phnom Penh
    Thu, May 12, 2022

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

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

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

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Phnom Penh
    Fri, May 13, 2022

    Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, 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 remork (tuk tuk) and visit the Central Market before stopping for lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching street kids hospitality skills.

    This afternoon is at your leisure for shopping or exploring on your own.

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Phnom Penh > Tan Chau
    Sat, May 14, 2022

    This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, 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 Cambodian and Vietnamese border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Tan Chau
    Sun, May 15, 2022

    Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi to a silk dye factory. In Chau Doc visit Vinh Te Canal and a family-operated fish farm, followed by Tây An Temple at Sam Mountain or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

    While sailing downstream to Sa Dec, take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or appreciate some solitude on your private balcony as you watch the scenery pass by.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Sa Dec > Cai Be
    Mon, May 16, 2022

    Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively markets. Stop for green tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. 

    Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be, local cottage industries and a traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively, savour morning tea at the colonial French home, Le Longanier or stay on board for a special activity.

    This evening enjoy a farewell dinner on board as you sail to My Tho.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City
    Tue, May 17, 2022

    Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and visit the War Museum before an orientation tour around your hotel and a two night stay at the Caravelle Saigon. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

    Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon, enjoy a meal in an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, try Italian at Basilico or international fare at Nineteen Restaurant.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wed, May 18, 2022

    Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways before returning to explore the Reunification Palace. Enjoy tonight’s farewell dinner.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  18. Day 18
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Thu, May 19, 2022

    Depart with many cherished memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 3 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Scenic were exceptional.They have to be the best operators of river cruises.Every aspect of the trip with them was of a very high standard.The cabins (suites) were large and very comfortable (we had the lowest level,so I can imagine what the higher levels would have been like!). All the meals served were excellent with plenty of variety and imagination.Every member of staff we encountered was helpful and smiley.The excursions were excellent with high level guiding .Overall a very good experience.and I would highly recommend them.

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