Indochina Explorer & Luxury Mekong

Indochina Explorer & Luxury Mekong

The true spirit of South East Asia

Dip in and out of lovely Vietnam and also explore the hidden treasures of Laos and Cambodia. The gift that is South East Asia is yours for the taking.

Vertiginous limestone islets and karsts provide an incomparable backdrop to Halong Bay. Spend two unforgettable nights exploring the subtleties and sensations of this incredible place. Venture into the unspoilt and verdant country of Laos, where there are few moments you’ll value more than the opportunity to take part in a traditional morning alms ceremony along the streets of Luang Prabang. The streets of Laos’ spiritual home turn saffron with the robes of hundreds of Buddhist monks participating in this sacred ceremony. Once in Cambodia you’ll marvel at the ingenuity of the great lake Tonle Sap’s floating villages one day, the incredible Khmer structures at Angkor Wat the next. Your spirit will soar.

Day 1 - Hanoi Highlights: Welcome reception

Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Settle into a two night Special Stay in Hanoi.

Meals included: Dinner

Freechoice
Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or buy ingredients for a cooking class. Alternatively visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and the Temple of Literature.

Later, discover the Old Quarter back streets on a cyclo ride.

Enrich
After attending Hanoi’s famous water puppets show, learn the secrets behind this illusionary piece of theatre thanks to your special backstage pass.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring genuine two night cruise through the picturesque waters of Halong Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning awake with a Tai Chi lesson. Later, visit Cat Ba Island before cruising deeper into the National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Return to your hotel in Hanoi for another Special Stay and a historic bunker tour at the hotel.

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Relax this morning before flying to Luang Prabang, Laos for a three night Special Stay. Bargain at the night markets.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Participate in morning alms by donating food to the local monks. Visit the former Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai before cruising to Pak Ou caves. Stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village specialising in traditional rice wine before partaking in the sport of Petanque with the locals.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Freechoice
Journey to Kuang Si Waterfalls or discover different methods of weaving and dyeing textiles. Alternatively, discover Luang Prabang’s art scene and handicraft workshops.

Enrich
Immerse yourself in the Laos traditional Baci ceremony, where you will pay respects to ancient animist traditions.

Watch the sun set from Mount Phousi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

After a morning at leisure, fly to Siem Reap and your stylish hotel, for a three night Special Stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit Ta Prohm temple before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enrich
Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by a NGO supported local bakery school.

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 to the markets, or a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) above Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

Enrich
Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Discover Cambodia’s rural countryside on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walk (or drive) 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 of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

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 nuns and monks.

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

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

Upon arrival revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

Enrich
Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by a high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, 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 border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy your private balcony.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

Freechoice
Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board and learn to make cocktails.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around your hotel for the next two nights. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before attending tonight’s farewell dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart with many cherished memories.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 5-star Scenic ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
  • 7 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 32 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 52 meals – 20 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L) and 17 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

Prices are in Australian Dollars

Start Date End Date Prices
12 July 2019 01 August 2019 From $13,225
23 August 2019 13 September 2019 From $13,425
4 October 2019 24 October 2019 From $13,925
15 November 2019 5 December 2019 From $13,925
13 December 2019 2 January 2020 From $13,825
26 January 2020 13 February 2020 From $14,025
21 February 2020 12 March 2020 From $13,925
20 March 2020 9 April 2020 From $13,925

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