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Grand Indochina & Luxury Mekong on Scenic Spirit

From Hanoi, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand
Length: 27 Days - Departs: Fri, Sep 24, 2021
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Sep 24, 2021
Arrival
Oct 20, 2021

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Navigate the fascinating waterways of South East Asia from the elegant and comfortable surrounds of your intimate luxury floating hotel. Book now on 12+ day departures and enjoy free roundtrip economy air or $1,200 savings. 8 Day Luxury Mekong, 11 day Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise and 11 Day Luxury Irrawaddy sailings receive reduced air to South East Asia. 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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Offers are valid on 2021 South East Asia river cruises for new bookings made January 1 - July 31, 2021 $495/pp economy air for 8 day VIST, VIMR & MYST sailings. Free roundtrip economy air with a maximum value of $1,200 per person on 12+ day sailings. Savings in lieu of air: $750/pp for $495 air, $1,200/pp for economy air. Super Earlybird Offer: Select Suites on 2022 sailings save an extra 10% off your cruise fare when you pay in full 12 months prior to departure. Offers are based on number of cruise days and exclude the land portion of the trip. Please ask about upgrading your economy airfare offer to premium economy or business class. These offers are combinable with groups, past passenger offers, referral offers, future travel vouchers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with any other offers. All flights will be booked on Scenic’s choice of airline and routing, and are subject to flight availability. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit is required at the time of air ticketing. All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, twin share and include taxes and charges. Single Supplement price available upon request. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Availability is correct at the time of publishing but cannot be guaranteed. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Hanoi
    Fri, Sep 24, 2021

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


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Hanoi
    Sat, Sep 25, 2021

    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
    Sun, Sep 26, 2021

    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
    Mon, Sep 27, 2021

    Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruise deeper into the National Park and 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
    Tue, Sep 28, 2021

    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 > Hoi An
    Wed, Sep 29, 2021

    Fly to Danang and continue to the ancient town of Hoi An where you will enjoy a three night stay, which includes a daily spa journey as part of your stay.

    Freechoice Dining: Dine at the Morning Glory Restaurant. Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café or Hoi An Café, both located along the river front. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Hoi An
    Thu, Sep 30, 2021

    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 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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Hoi An
    Fri, Oct 01, 2021

    Freechoice: Visit the ancient temple ruins of My Son. Alternatively, enjoy an interactive cooking class at Red Bridge Restaurant or cycle to a farming village through the rice fields outside Hoi An. 


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  9. Day 9
    Hoi An > Hue
    Sat, Oct 02, 2021

    Travel via the breath taking Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former imperial capital. Wander through the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel before checking into your hotel for the night.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Hue > Ho Chi Minh City
    Sun, Oct 03, 2021

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Mon, Oct 04, 2021

    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 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
  12. Day 12
    Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise
    Tue, Oct 05, 2021

    Discover Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Later travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Toast the start of your cruise with a cocktail reception.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Cai Be > Sa Dec
    Wed, Oct 06, 2021

    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.

    Back on board make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip on included cocktails by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony. Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and interact with the sellers in the lively market. Also visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Tan Chau
    Thu, Oct 07, 2021

    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.

    The afternoon is at leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong. Enjoy a themed dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Tan Chau > Phnom Penh
    Fri, Oct 08, 2021

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

    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 tuk tuk and visit the Central Market before stopping for lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching street kids hospitality skills.

    This afternoon time is yours 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
  16. Day 16
    Phnom Penh > Oudong
    Sat, Oct 09, 2021

    Journey to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery. This afternoon marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit to this must-see attraction.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Koh Dach > Angkor Ban
    Sun, Oct 10, 2021

    At Koh Dach Island, learn all about the art of silk weaving. Further upstream in Angkor Ban, explore its historical rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge and visit a local teacher who teaches English to the local school children.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  18. Day 18
    Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
    Mon, Oct 11, 2021

    Meet the novice monks at Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk (or drive) to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise.

    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 monks.

    Return downstream to Kampong Cham, the quaint but largest city in the north and home to most of Cambodia’s Muslim population.

    Freechoice: Learn the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor, an 11th-century temple that has a modern pagoda built within. Alternatively, explore the traditional village of Koh Pen or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  19. Day 19
    Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap
    Tue, Oct 12, 2021

    Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Siem Reap, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village along the way. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check in to your hotel for your stylish three night Special Stay.

    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
  20. Day 20
    Siem Reap
    Wed, Oct 13, 2021

    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). 

    Later in the afternoon, a perfect time in the day for photography, visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets, within walking distance to your hotel.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  21. Day 21
    Siem Reap
    Thu, Oct 14, 2021

    Enrich
    Marvel at sunrise over 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
  22. Day 22
    Siem Reap > Champasak
    Fri, Oct 15, 2021

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  23. Day 23
    Champasak
    Sat, Oct 16, 2021

    Freechoice: Visit a local coffee plantation or enjoy a traditional Lao or Thai massage.

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


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  24. Day 24
    Champasak > Luang Prabang
    Sun, Oct 17, 2021

    Fly to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos, for a three night Special Stay. Walk to the top of Mount Phousi and watch the sun set over this historical town.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  25. Day 25
    Luang Prabang
    Mon, Oct 18, 2021

    Today visit the sites in this UNESCO listed town including the former Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai. Later cruise along the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves to see hundreds of centuries-old sacred Buddha images. When returning by road, stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village specialising in rice wine. Tonight shop in the well-known night market.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  26. Day 26
    Luang Prabang
    Tue, Oct 19, 2021

    Partake in morning alms by donating food to the local monks. Later that morning journey to Kuang Si Waterfalls and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. En route back to town stop at a small 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 traditional Baci ceremony and pay respects to ancient traditions.

    This evening enjoy your delicious farewell dinner.


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  27. Day 27
    Luang Prabang > Bangkok
    Wed, Oct 20, 2021

    Say farewell to Laos with many wonderful memories and fly to Bangkok where your journey ends on arrival.

    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, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand

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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