Treasures of the Mekong

Treasures of the Mekong

A waterway unlike any other

The essential dynamism of South East Asia is unveiled as you travel from Siem Reap in Cambodia to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. The way of life on this extraordinarily diverse waterway will wrap itself around your heart, leaving you with a greater understanding of the marvellous Mekong.

Search out the abode of the ‘god kings’, the 12th century masterpiece that is Angkor Wat, before embarking on your cruise towards Vietnam. Along the way take in the wonders of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, explore its jumble of streets, local markets and traditional handicrafts. Zoom along the waterfront in a tuk tuk, visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, then return to the all-inclusive luxury of your ship and glide over the border into Vietnam. Travel on local sampans and discover the historic town of Tan Chau before winding your way to lively Ho Chi Minh City

Day 1 - Siem Reap Highlights: Welcome

Arrive at your hotel, your home for a three night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap. Spend the day at leisure until your welcome briefing and dinner.

Meals included: Dinner

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
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 33 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 11 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

Prices are in Australian Dollars

Start Date End Date Prices
6 July 2019 18 July 2019 From $8,490
20 July 2019 01 August 2020 From $7,695
3 August 2019 15 August 2019 From $7,795
17 August 2019 29 August 2019 From $7,795
31 August 2019 12 September 2019 From $7,895
14 September 2019 26 September 2019 From $8,095
28 September 2019 10 October 2019 From $8,295
12 October 2019 24 October 2019 From $8,395
26 October 2019 7 November 2019 From $8,395
9 November 2019 21 November 2019 From $8,395
23 November 2019 5 December 2019 From $8,395
7 December 2019 19 December 2019 From $8,395
21 December 2019 2 January 2020 From $8,295
4 January 2020 16 January 2020 From $8,295
18 January 2020 30 January 2020 From $8,395
1 February 2020 13 February 2020 From $8,495
15 February 2020 27 February 2020 From $8,495
29 February 2020 12 March 2020 From $8,395
14 March 2020 26 March 2020 From $8,395
28 March 2020 9 March 2020 From $8,395
11 April 2020 23 April 2020 From $8,095
25 April 2020 7 May 2020 From $7,795

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