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Go behind-the-scenes to experience moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller

All-inclusive and unique, our programme of special excursions takes you behind-the-scenes to experience moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Step into a truly memorable experience, from great seats of learning to traditional country life.

Experts in the destinations we visit, our Journey Designers hand-pick the most compelling experiences to introduce the very best of the region. From a comprehensive exploration of the great temples of Angkor Wat to a traditional home-cooked lunch with a local family on the banks of Inle Lake; these extraordinary Scenic Freechoice, Enrich and Sundowners experiences are created to truly immerse you in the culture, heritage and spectacular beauty of Southeast Asia.

Wherever and at whatever time of day, there's something remarkable about this majestic region, brought to life every day of your adventure. Not only will you visit some of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular temples, shrines and religious sites, you’ll encounter the unique traditions of its people, and immerse in the rituals and customs of daily life on the river.

And best of all? All these unique experiences come as standard with Scenic and are all included in the price you pay – that's the Scenic difference.

Discover more about our exclusive events and experiences below.

Once-in-a-lifetime Experiences

Scenic Enrich


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Our signature Scenic Enrich programme affords unforgettable events amid coveted heritage wonders, as well as the opportunity to encounter local life at its most authentic and enriching.

You'll be wowed by an exclusive Scenic magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple. Enjoy exquisite authentic cuisine and complimentary beverages, with the accompaniment of a traditional show featuring Apsara dancers. Taking place in front of candle lit temple ruins, this truly remarkable ending to your journey is sure to live long in the memory.

Join a local Intha family as they welcome you into their home for a traditional lunch. Place gold leaf on one of the country’s most famous Buddha statues, and attend morning alms for the monks in Bagan, before a traditional Mohinga on board.

Each of these special events is included in the price – promising unforgettable travel moments to treasure.

Scenic Sundowners

Over the course of your journey, we’ll linger in certain locations to ensure you have enough time to experience the beauty and serenity of the place. Along with your fellow guests, you’ll enjoy a glass of something delicious amid a truly spectacular setting. We call these Scenic Sundowners events, and they’re there to further elevate your journey.

One of Myannar’s most famous attractions, the U-Bein Bridge, is yours to marvel at from boats below during a special Scenic Sundowners event. As the sun sets, watch as the longest teak bridge in the world is swathed in shadow, being sure to capture an iconic photo of its silhouette. In the company of your fellow guests, enjoy a drink and toast to this special time of day, with one of South East Asia’s most iconic views acting as the perfect backdrop to your evening.

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