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Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

14 Day
Between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City
Mekong
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Unravel the sacred exoticism of Southeast Asia over 14 immersive days, travelling from the ancient jungles of Siem Reap in Cambodia to the bustling heart of local life in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. The Mekong River is your passageway through these colourful lands, where temples, shrines and pagodas stand as monuments to lost civilisations, and local people stay true to a humble way of life cultivated over centuries. From the temples of Angkor and the floating markets of Cái Bè to the colonial beauty of Phnom Penh, our Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery itinerary introduces Cambodia and Vietnam in all their colour and wonder.

We begin in Siem Reap, where the great temples of Angkor are yours to savour. Explore Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temple, before taking your seat for a performance by the Phare Cambodian Circus – an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience. From here, we cruise the Mekong south, passing Khmer Bridge, Wat Hanchey and Kampong Tralach, where you’ll receive a blessing from a monk during an enriching Buddhist ceremony – exclusively part of Scenic Enrich. In Phnom Penh, you’ll be invited to the famous Raffles Hotel for an indulgent cocktail, before a sightseeing tour of the city reveals highlights such as the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Marvel at the French colonial heritage of Cái Bè as you experience its unique floating markets, before transferring to Ho Chi Minh City for a luxury overnight stay.

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* From price is for a 17 August 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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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, Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester.

Day 2
Siem Reap

Arrive at your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish home for a three night Special Stay. Enjoy the day at leisure until tonight when you meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow travelling companions at your welcome briefing and dinner.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 3
Siem Reap
Highlights: Angkor Temple Discovery, Enrich - Phare Circus

Begin the day with a visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple.  See the Elephant Terrace before enjoying your refreshing Khmer lunch. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.

Enrich

Take your Section A Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Siem Reap
Highlights: Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Enrich - Apsara 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 the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) to view the floating villages or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) to experience the spectacular aerial view above Angkor Wat.

Enrich
Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

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 the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) to view the floating villages or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) to experience the spectacular aerial view above Angkor Wat.

Enrich

Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise

Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
Highlights: 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 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 beetle nut village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho Chen
Highlights: Enrich - Monk blessing

Arrive in Kampong Tralach and experience an ox cart ride through a local village and fields. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

Later sail down Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

Enrich

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Phnom Penh
Highlights: Freechoice, Enrich - Raffles Experience and High Tea

Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

Enrich
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 by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship viewing the floodlit Independence Monument en-route.

Freechoice

Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

Enrich

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 by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship viewing the floodlit Independence Monument en-route.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Phnom Penh > Tan Chau
Highlights: Royal Palace, Border crossing

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 10
Tan Chau
Highlights: Freechoice

Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy the solitude on your private balcony.

Freechoice

Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively visit the Tay An temple located at the foot of Sam mountain and visit a family-operated fish farm or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Sa Dec > Cai Be
Highlights: Sa Dec markets, Freechoice

Immerse yourself in the 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 for your special Freechoice activity.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for your overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to Ho Chi Minh treasuring many wonderful memories and transfer to the airport for your flight home with your chosen airline.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14
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