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Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

24 Day
Between Hanoi and Siem Reap
Mekong
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Day 1

Fly from a choice of UK airports on selected airlines, including Emirates via Dubai, from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle. Alternatively, fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore from London Heathrow or Manchester.

Day 2
Hanoi

Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into your iconic hotel for your two-night Special Stay. Tonight, meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 3
Hanoi
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice, Scenic Enrich – Water puppets

On your cyclo ride this afternoon, discover the maze of back streets through the  Old Quarter.

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.

Enrich

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 4
Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise
Highlights: Au Co Cruise

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Halong Bay Cruise
Highlights: Cat Ba Island, Scenic Sundowners

Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the Sun Deck. As you cruise deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a limestone cave and discover Cat Ba Island.

Sundowners

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice Dining

Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay and enjoy a historic tour of the property.

Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s old quarter, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Hanoi > Hoi An
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice Dining

Fly to Danang and continue to the ancient town of Hoi An where you will enjoy a three night stay at your hotel, which includes a daily 90-minute spa journey as part of your stay.

Dine at the Glory Restaurant or Ancient Faifo. Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café down along the river.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Hoi An
Highlights: Visit a local home, Scenic Sundowners

Step back in time as you take a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed Old Quarter including the Japanese Bridge and central market before stopping at the home of a former merchant to learn all about what life is like in Hoi An.

Sundowners

This evening relax at a reception in the Blue Bar with included beer and wine.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Hoi An
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice

Freechoice: Visit the ancient temple ruins of My Son. Alternatively, enjoy an interactive cooking class at Red Bridge Restaurant or cycle to a farming village.

Freechoice

Visit the ancient temple ruins of My Son. Alternatively, enjoy an interactive cooking class at Red Bridge Restaurant or cycle to a farming village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Hoi An > Hue
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Duc Son Pagoda, Scenic Enrich – Royal Court Dinner

Travel via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former imperial capital.

Wander though the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel before checking into the French colonial La Résidence Hue Hôtel & Spa or similar, your home for the night.

Enrich

During an inspiring visit to Duc Son Pagoda, talk with the nuns and learn how they are supporting the orphanage through different initiatives, including the proceeds from your lunch.

Enrich

This evening’s Royal Dinner is held in a traditional private garden house accompanied by Hue Royal Court music.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Hue > Ho Chi Minh City

Visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc before flying to Ho Chi Minh City. After arriving at your hotel for your two-night stay, take a leisurely guided orientation walk of the surrounding area.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City
Highlights: Cu Chi Tunnels, Scenic Freechoice Dining

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

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 13
Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise
Highlights: On board welcome reception

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 14
Cai Be > Sa Dec
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice, Sa Dec markets

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Tan Chau
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice

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

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Tan Chau > Phnom Penh
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice, Scenic Enrich – Raffles Experience and High Tea

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

Later this evening revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Phnom Penh > Kho Chen
Highlights: Royal Palace

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 18
Oudong > Kampong Tralach
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Monk blessing, Scenic Sundowners

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

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.

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 19
Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice

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 20
Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Phare Circus

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 21
Siem Reap
Highlights: Angkor Temples Exploration

Visit the jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. 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 22
Siem Reap
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Sunrise Angkor Wat, Scenic Enrich – Temple dinner

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.

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 a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

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.

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.

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 a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

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 23
Siem Reap

Depart Cambodia and transfer to the airport for your flight home with your chosen airline. Alternatively, extend your journey with an inbound stopover in Dubai, Bangkok or Singapore.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 24
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