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Journey along the Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020/2021

Journey along the Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020/2021

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Spirit
Starts: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Sun, Dec 27, 2020
Ends: Bangkok, Thailand on Wed, Jan 13, 2021

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, Dec 27, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City

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


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Mon, Dec 28, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways.

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, Dec 29, 2020): Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise

Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before travelling by coach to My Tho to board Scenic Spirit.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Wed, Dec 30, 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 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, Dec 31, 2020): Tan Chau

Freechoice: Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively, walk through Chau Doc market and visit a family-operated fish farm 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, Jan 01, 2021): 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 Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk and visit the Central Market.

Enrich
Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sat, Jan 02, 2021): Phnom Penh > Kho Chen

This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, 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, Jan 03, 2021): Oudong > Kampong Tralach

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

Enrich
Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk.

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 continue your cruise to Kampong Cham.

Sundowners
Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Mon, Jan 04, 2021): Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

Walk 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 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, Jan 05, 2021): Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Siem Reap. After lunch, arrive at your hotel in Siem Reap for your three night Special Stay.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 (Wed, Jan 06, 2021): 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 the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent).  

Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 (Thu, Jan 07, 2021): 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
Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 (Fri, Jan 08, 2021): 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

Day 14 (Sat, Jan 09, 2021): Champasak

Freechoice: Visit a coffee plantation, or enjoy a Lao or Thai massage.

After lunch drive to Wat Phou, a World Heritage-listed Khmer temple complex.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sun, Jan 10, 2021): 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, Jan 11, 2021): 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 Pak Ou Caves to see the centuries-old sacred Buddha images. Stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village specialising in traditional rice wine.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 (Tue, Jan 12, 2021): Luang Prabang:

Journey to Kuang Si Waterfalls and enjoy the surroundings. En-route back to town stop at a village, which is home to one of the area’s many ethnic minorities, to learn about their traditions and culture.

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

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 (Wed, Jan 13, 2021): Luang Prabang > Bangkok

Say farewell to Laos with wonderful memories and fly to Bangkok where your journey ends on arrival. Please ensure your flight from Bangkok departs after 3pm.


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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