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Journey along the Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020

Journey along the Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Spirit
Starts: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Ends: Luang Prabang, Laos on Wed, May 06, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, Apr 19, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Vietnam. Relax for the next two nights at the centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Mon, Apr 20, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch, try bargaining at Ben Thanh Market.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Tue, Apr 21, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise

Discover all about 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Wed, Apr 22, 2020): Cai Be > Sa Dec

Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively savour morning tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Scenic Freechoice activity.

Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Thu, Apr 23, 2020): Tan Chau

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

Tonight enjoy a themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Fri, Apr 24, 2020): Tan Chau > Phnom Penh

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

Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school which was converted to the Khmer Rouge’s main prison, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and the Central Market before lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching street kids hospitality skills.

Enrich
Arrive in style by Tuk Tuk and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.

Later this evening 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 (Sat, Apr 25, 2020): Phnom Penh > Kho Chen

This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Sun, Apr 26, 2020): Oudong > Kampong Tralach

Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach.

Enrich
Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk, all whilst donating towards the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery. Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continuing your cruise to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Mon, Apr 27, 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 downstream to Kampong Cham.

Freechoice: Learn about the history behind Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Tue, Apr 28, 2020): Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

Discover the countryside of Cambodia on your drive to your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of the town.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 (Wed, Apr 29, 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

Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 (Thu, Apr 30, 2020): Siem Reap

Enrich
Marvel at sunrise over the 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
Enjoy a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple in front of candle lit temple ruins, with included drinks and featuring Apsara dancers.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 (Fri, May 01, 2020): Siem Reap > Champasak

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 (Sat, May 02, 2020): Champasak

Visit Wat Phou, a spectacular World Heritage-listed Khmer temple complex.

Freechoice: Visit a local coffee plantation. Alternatively, explore the neighbouring villages by bicycle, or enjoy a traditional Lao or Thai massage.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sun, May 03, 2020): Champasak > Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos, for a three night Special Stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 (Mon, May 04, 2020): Luang Prabang

Partake in morning alms by donating food to the local monks. Later, visit the former Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai before cruising to the mysterious Pak Ou caves to see hundreds of centuries-old sacred Buddha images. When returning stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village specialising in traditional
rice wine before partaking in the sport of Pétanque with the locals.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 (Tue, May 05, 2020): Luang Prabang

Freechoice: Journey to the serene Kuang Si Waterfalls or discover different methods of weaving and dyeing textiles. Alternatively discover why Luang Prabang has become a haven for artists.

Enrich
Immerse yourself in local spirituality during a traditional Baci ceremony and pay respects to ancient traditions.

Watch the sun set from the top of Mount Phousi or shop in the night market before heading to your delicious farewell dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 (Wed, May 06, 2020): Luang Prabang

Say farewell to Laos with many wonderful 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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