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Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020/2021

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong on Scenic Spirit 2020/2021

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Spirit
Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam on Tue, Jan 05, 2021
Ends: Siem Reap, Cambodia on Fri, Jan 22, 2021

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Cambodia, Vietnam

Rivers Visited

Mekong

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Tue, Jan 05, 2021): Hanoi

Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay at your iconic hotel in Hanoi.


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Wed, Jan 06, 2021): Hanoi

Freechoice: Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or join an authentic cooking class. Alternatively, visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature.

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After attending a customary performance of Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets, learn the secrets behind this illusionary show thanks to your special backstage pass.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Thu, Jan 07, 2021): Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise

Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring two night Special Stay cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Fri, Jan 08, 2021): Halong Bay Cruise

Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a cave and discover Cat Ba Island.

Sundowners
Exclusive to Scenic guests on board, enjoy a wine tasting against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Sat, Jan 09, 2021): Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi

Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay and undertake a historical bunker tour at the hotel.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Sun, Jan 10, 2021): Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City

After a morning at leisure, fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Relax for the next two nights at your centrally located hotel.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Mon, Jan 11, 2021): 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 8 (Tue, Jan 12, 2021): Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise

Discover 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 9 (Wed, Jan 13, 2021): 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 10 (Thu, Jan 14, 2021): 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 11 (Fri, Jan 15, 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.

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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 12 (Sat, Jan 16, 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 13 (Sun, Jan 17, 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 14 (Mon, Jan 18, 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 15 (Tue, Jan 19, 2021): Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

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

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16 (Wed, Jan 20, 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 17 (Thu, Jan 21, 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 18 (Fri, Jan 22, 2021): Siem Reap

Depart Cambodia treasuring 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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