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Join Scenic on the dynamic waterways of Southeast Asia, and navigate a land of colour, vibrancy and culture in complete luxury and comfort. The great rivers of the Mekong and the Irrawaddy criss-cross a region of remarkable energy and beauty, where Indian and Chinese influences intermingle to create an intoxicating cultural tapestry.
The enchanting waters of Southeast Asia are yours to discover with Scenic as your expert guide. We’ve combined our experience in river cruising and touring to offer a collection of luxury itineraries on the Irrawaddy and Mekong, helping you to experience the culture and heritage of Myanmar and Indochina. And, as with all our river cruise itineraries, luxury comes as standard on the Mekong and Irrawaddy. Our elegant ships, Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura, have been custom-built to negotiate the rivers of Southeast Asia, accommodating you in absolute luxury as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

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5-Star Ships

Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura are the most spacious and luxurious on Asian waters, accommodating just 68 and 44 guests respectively. Home to facilities that rival those of world-class hotels, both represent the connection between tradition and innovation offering an intimate cruise experience and an unrivalled 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio.

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Spacious Suites

A fusion of contemporary and Asian design works in harmony to create an authentic transition between destinations. Your own private oasis where you can enjoy breakfast, read a chapter or sip a glass of something special as the sun sets, every suite onboard features a balcony, separate bedroom, living area and even a walk-in wardrobe.

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The Tastes of Asia

Our chefs draw inspiration from the regions we travel through. Expect locally sourced, dishes in one of four dining venues - our exclusive Teppanyaki Bar onboard Scenic Aura, elegant a la carte specials in Crystal or Bamar Dining or Asian-inspired snacks in the River Café. And, a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks are included, all day every day.

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Unique Experiences

Fully-inclusive, exclusive and unique, our  handpicked selection of once-in-a- lifetime excursions and experiences which will elevate your journey into something truly exceptional. From an authentic temple dinner in Siem Reap and an oil lamp lighting ceremony in Yangon, to high tea at Raffles, Hotel Le Royal, these are memories you’ll treasure forever.

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Making a change

We’ve begun making great steps towards a greener future. With the elimination of plastic bottles and straws on board, it’s our aim to ensure we do our bit in regards to preserving the environments we visit. We’ve partnered with local programs who collect waste and have already funded the cost of two projects in Southeast Asia.

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2020/21 Offer

As part of our special pre-release there will be no price increase, so you can cruise in 2020/21 at 2019/20 prices, and on top of this we are also offering a FREE Business Class flight upgrade≠ across our entire 2020/21 Southeast Asia collection, when you book by 30 June 2019. Please be aware that prices will increase after this date.

Extend your journey

From visiting former French hill stations and meeting minority tribes, to staying in luxury eco-lodges set amongst rice paddies and spectacular mountain views extend your journey with one of our tour extensions.

Sapa and Ninh Binh

Sapa is a charming mountain town and home to a number of local minority tribes. Marvel at the stunning vistas of this former hill station; dramatic landscapes, picturesque villages and rice terraces. Interact with the friendly hill tribe locals, many who still practice their traditions and customs 

Ninh Binh has many fascinating sites to explore, from the ancient former capital city, Hao Lu, with its enchanting tombs and ruins to Trang An, an area often referred to as the ‘dry Ha Long Bay’ and its stunning geological landscape. 

  • Day 1 - Hanoi
    Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel.
  • Day 4 - Sapa
    After breakfast, visit Muong Hoa Valley, pass through the Black Hmong minority village of Lao Chai and discover the secrets of textile production with a visit to a Hmong family. After lunch, drive out of Sapa for a comfortable walk from the village of Suoi to Ma Tra offering breathtaking views of the beautiful valley with its terraced rice paddies. Transfer back to Sapa.
  • Day 2 - Hanoi > Ninh Binh > Lao Cai
    After checking out of your hotel, begin your full day tour to Ninh Binh visiting the ancient former capital city, Hao Lu with its enchanting tombs and ruins, and Trang An, an area often referred to as the ‘dry Ha Long Bay’thanks to its stunning geologic landscape. Return to Hanoi for dinner before transferring to Hanoi train station to board your overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai.
  • Day 5 - Sapa > Hanoi
    Return to Hanoi and check into the luxurious Sofitel Metropole Hotel and relax before gathering to meet your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for your tour welcome and briefing.
  • Day 3 - Lao Cai > Sapa
    Upon arrival early morning at Lao Cai station, you will be transferred to Sapa. Enjoy breakfast at Silk Path Grand Hotel, your home for the next two nights. Visit the colourful Cat Cat village and get to know the Blue and Black Hmong people. This afternoon is at your leisure to explore Sapa town.

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