Treasures of the Mekong Cruise: 12 - nights

 

Discover South East Asia with Scenic on a 13 day cruise on the Mekong. See beautiful river locales in Cambodia & Vietnam from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Your itinerary features 7 nights cruise and 3 nights stay in Siem Reap prior to cruise and 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City after your cruise. 6 Scenic Enrich and 5 Sceni Free Choice - You have got all the choices!.

OperatorVesselPorts of CallSailing DatesTreasures of the Mekong, 12 - nights
Scenic River Cruises   Scenic Spirit
 
Departs: Sat, Nov 25 2017
Arrives: Thu, Dec 7 2017
Cruise code: VIMS251117.2
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Cruise Itinerary

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Total length of cruise: 12 - nights
 

TYPICAL ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap

Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia! On arrival you will be personally met by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred to your luxury hotel. (Please arrive by 5.00pm). Meet your Tour Director for a welcome briefing followed by dinner.
Three Night Special Stay: Siem Reap

Day 2: Siem Reap

Begin the day with a visit Preah Khan and Ta Prohm temples.
Enrich - Learn about an initiative that trains local Cambodian archaeologists who will in time take over the ongoing maintenance of the temples.

Visit Angkor Thom, the multi-faced Bayon Temple and the Elephant Terrace before stopping at Angkor Wat for those beautiful afternoon photos.

Freechoice Dining - Choose between local Khmer cuisine at Chanrey Tree or French Fusion at Sokkhak River.
Take your VIP seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

Day 3: Siem Reap

Enrich - Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat with a glass of champagne. Afterwards explore the temple before taking an included tethered balloon ride for incredible aerial views.

Freechoice - Discover Banteay Srei temple and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temple and the Artisans D'Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap to view the floating villages.

Enrich - Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner, drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers performing in front of floodlit temple ruins.

Day 4: Siem Reap -embark cruise

Journey to Kampong Cham and board your luxury river cruise, the Scenic Spirit. Cruise toward Wat Hanchey, climb to the top and soak up the breathtaking views of the Mekong River. Return to the ship and enjoy your Champagne welcome reception and dinner. Seven Night Special Stay: Scenic Spirit.

Day 5: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Chhnang

Meet the young novice monks at Wat Hanchey. Sail to Kampong Cham where you visit Phnom Pros (Man Hill), explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok and Wat Nokor.

Day 6: Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Kho Chen

After arriving at Prek K'dam, board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery.

Enrich - Receive a blessing in the pagoda from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation of food, contributing to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Drive to Wat Kampong Tralach to experience an ox cart ride through local villages before re-boarding Scenic Spirit. Later visit the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

Day 7: Phnom Penh

Freechoice - Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and the Russian Market.
After lunch at a local NGO restaurant, travel by Tuk Tuk to the National Museum and Royal Palace.

Enrich - Arrive in style by cyclo and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal with an indulgent high tea. Enjoy a private shadow puppet and masked dance performance.

Day 8: Phnom Penh - Tan Chau

Relax during a full day of cruising as you cross the border into Vietnam. Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or appreciate some solitude on your private balcony. Tonight is your themed gala ball.

Day 9: Tan Chau

Freechoice - Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen Island and the local Cao Dai Temple with a ride in a cyclo. Alternatively choose from two options which cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a family-operated fish farm before walking through a Cham village and taking a cyclo ride or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Cham Mountain and a local Khmer village.

Day 10: Sa Dec -Cai Be

Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market, visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant and visit the Fuijian Chinese temple.

Freechoice - Board a sampan to visit Cai Be floating market before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial house.

Return to Scenic Spirit or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island. Alternatively savour an afternoon tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House featuring local musicians and cultural demonstrations.

Day 11: Disembark cruise - Ho Chi Minh City

Depart My Tho and drive to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival enjoy a leisurely walk around Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and Central Post Office; take in the view from the Bietexco Building’s lookout before relaxing at your historic hotel for the next two nights.

Freechoice Dining - Take a dinner cruise along the Saigon River, or dine in an old French colonial house. Alternatively, enjoy an international buffet at Restaurant Nineteen.

Two Night Special Stay: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City

Enrich - Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels with a Vietnam War Veteran.

Freechoice - Undertake a tour of Saigon’s art galleries, or discover the back streets of Chinatown on a vintage Vespa ride. Alternatively, visit Reunification Palace and War Museum.

Day 13: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

OVERVIEW

Discover South East Asia with Scenic on a 13 day cruise on the Mekong. See beautiful river locales in Cambodia & Vietnam from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Your itinerary features 3 nights stay in Siem Reap prior to cruise and 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City after your cruise. 6 Scenic Enrich and 5 Sceni Free Choice - You have got all the choices!.

INCLUSIONS

  • 100% one-bedroom balcony suites
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Private butler for all guests
  • Choice of four dining options, from casual fare in River Café to fine dining in Crystal Dining
  • Complimentary on board guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet

NEED FLIGHTS?

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Vessel: Scenic Spirit Length: 85ft
Year: 2016 Passenger Capacity: 68
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Scenic Spirit is the latest luxury river cruise ship from Scenic Tours, which will launch on the Mekong River in January 2016. Continuing to push boundaries with cutting edge design and enhanced safety and sustainability features, Scenic Spirit will be the most luxurious ship to sail the Mekong.

ABOUT Scenic River Cruises

Scenic Tours own and operate four luxurious cruise ships that are nothing short of a sensation, delivering the ultimate river cruising experience to their guests. With larger than average cabins and 80% of the rooms with private balconies, you can watch Europe glide by from the privacy of your own room. Every aspect of these magnificent vessels, from the elegant interiors to the the faultless service, will surpass all your expectations.
Their dedicated team will ensure that each cruise and tour is managed down to the very last detail. On board you'll be welcomed by the Cruise Director and highly experienced crew. Every one of their staff is devoted to their role and will do their utmost to ensure you have a magnificent holiday.

Introducing, The Scenic Circle Fleet

Scenic's "Space-Ships" live up to their name wherever you go on board and boasts all the facilities you would expect from a five star hotel. Add to this their handpicked crew and uncompromising service values, and they believe that they have set the standards to which others can only aspire.

Fleet Of Uniquely Designed River Cruise Ships
Scenic Cruises "Space-Ships" were built using cutting-edge technology and designed by Europe's leading naval architects. All the ships in our fleet are 135 metres long compared to standard European river cruising vessels at 110 metres. That's 22% more space. The exclusive Private Balcony Suites have been designed without compromise and are 24% larger than comparable cabins. The Panorama Lounge and Bar with it's floor to ceiling windows is 31 metres long and not only provides spectacular views but is 20% larger than standard river cruisers. The 5 metre long Observation Lounge is an open-air teak deck at the bow of the ship. It's just one of three outdoor viewing areas on board and has become a favourite place to watch the waterways of Europe glide by. The main restaurant, Crystal Dining , is 30% larger per guest than average so there's no need for two meal sittings as all of their guests can be seated in the restaurant at the same time. The unique ship design also allows Scenic Tours the opportunity to be the only river cruising company offering two restaurants, with our exlusive Portobello's Italian Restaurant.

See Europe From a Different Perspective
Your ship will sail through the very heart of Europe's towns and cities and will dock right where you want to be, at the centre of everything. From here expert, local guides will escort you on fascinating walking tours. In larger cities, such as Vienna, you'll step aboard a coach for a fully guided city tour. When the ship is docked you're free to make use of complimentary bicycles on board to go exploring in the town or along the riverbanks. The all-inclusive policy means you will receive outstanding value for money because we include all sightseeing, meals and many highlight events. You won't be asked to pay for optional tours along the way. Many people are uncomfortable at the prospect of tipping while abroad, so they won't ask you to as all tips and gratuities are included.

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World Class Culinary

Unlimited Beverages
Enjoy a drink for every occasion with complimentary, unlimited beverages on board at any time of the day, from fine regional wines and boutique beers to pure bottled water and espresso coffee. Plus your in-suite mini-bar is replenished daily, which means you will enjoy complimentary drinks whenever and wherever you fancy; with meals, at the bar or from the privacy of your balcony.

Amazing cuisine
One of the great joys of travel is experiencing the cuisine of other countries. On a Scenic Cruise you will be treated to the delights of Europe's regional cuisine at our five dining venues. At the heart of on-board dining is our magnificent Crystal Dining Room, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.

The Crystal Dining Room is spacious and light, with floor to ceiling glass exposing the passing panorama. The room is large enough for all our guests to dine at a single sitting without allocated tables. With this flexibility you can sit with whomever you wish. You may choose an intimate table for two or choose to dine with a group of new friends.

For those days where you feel like lounging on the Sun Deck watching Europe pass by, we have our exclusive River Café, a place to satisfy your all-day dining needs. Whether you are in the mood for coffee, cakes, sandwiches or gelato, you will find it at River Café.

Bountiful breakfasts, leisurely lunches
Early risers can enjoy a light breakfast of fruit and freshly baked pastries with tea and Barista coffee in the River Cafe. For added flexibility the Cafe provides full service casual dining from early morning until dinner.

If you have a hearty appetite, choose from the extensive breakfast buffet or order hot favorites to be served at your table. Lunches are unmatched, with bountiful buffets or a la carte specials, superbly cooked and served to you by your waiter.

Dinner is always a highlight
In the evenings, the restaurant sparkles with lively conversation during the service of a four course a-la-carte meal. You will sample the best of European cuisine, featuring fresh local produce, the finest cuts of meat and regional specialities.


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