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Treasures of the Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020

Treasures of the Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Spirit
Starts: Siem Reap, Cambodia on Sat, Apr 11, 2020
Ends: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat, Apr 11, 2020): Siem Reap

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

Day 2 (Sun, Apr 12, 2020): Siem Reap

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

Later visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 (Mon, Apr 13, 2020): Siem Reap

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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.

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.

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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

Day 4 (Tue, Apr 14, 2020): Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Wed, Apr 15, 2020): Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

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

Day 6 (Thu, Apr 16, 2020): Angkor Ban > Silk Island > Phnom Penh

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.

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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

Day 7 (Fri, Apr 17, 2020): Phnom Penh

Freechoice: 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.

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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

Day 8 (Sat, Apr 18, 2020): Phnom Penh > Tan Chau

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

Day 9 (Sun, Apr 19, 2020): Tan Chau

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

Day 10 (Mon, Apr 20, 2020): Sa Dec > Cai Be

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

Day 11 (Tue, Apr 21, 2020): Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

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

Day 12 (Wed, Apr 22, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City

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

Day 13 (Thu, Apr 23, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City

Depart with many cherished memories.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

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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.


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