Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

Celebrate the cultural, geographical and social diversity of these two neighbours. A glimpse into the fabric of life in both Vietnam and Cambodia is a rich and rewarding adventure.

24 Days
Hanoi to Siem Reap
From (GBP)
£ 7,995
Dates & Pricing

2018/2019 Hanoi > Siem Reap

A sensory celebration of South East Asia

Celebrate the cultural, geographical and social diversity of these two neighbours. A glimpse into the fabric of life in both Vietnam and Cambodia is a rich and rewarding adventure.
Enjoy two nights cruising around transcendent Ha Long Bay, fall for the charms of the former imperial capital Hue, before seeking out local treasures in Hoi An’s Old Quarter. Access unprecedented luxury on board the Mekong’s most spacious and indulgent ship, Scenic Spirit. In a fitting final memory you’ll be treated to sunrise over the World Heritage-listed magnificence that is Angkor Wat.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DVMC
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Hanoi
Return City:
Siem Reap

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Depart UK

    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 via Singapore from London Heathrow or Manchester.

  2. Day 2 - Hanoi

    Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special at your hotel in Hanoi. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Hanoi

    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.

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

    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

  4. Day 4 - Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Halong Bay Cruise

    Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the Sun Deck. Later, visit Cat Ba Island before cruising deeper into the National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi

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

    Tonight choose to dine at KOTO on Van Mieu, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Hanoi > Hoi An

    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 Morning Glory or at Little Faifo (formerly known as Ancient Faifo). Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café down along the river.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Hoi An

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Hoi An

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Hoi An > Hue

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

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

    Cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda before checking into your hotel in Hue, your home for the night.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Hue > Ho Chi Minh City

    Learn about the history of Hue via a visit to the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel.

    Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. After arriving at your elegant hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, your Special Stay for the next two nights, take a leisurely guided orientation walk of sites near your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and take lunch at a Pho restaurant to learn all about this famous Vietnamese dish. After lunch, stop for some bargaining at Ben Thanh Market.

    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively dine at Restaurant Nineteen, Square One or Di Mai Restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise

    Learn all about Vietnam’s modern history during a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Cai Be > Sa Dec

    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 Freechoice activity.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Tan Chau

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Tan Chau > Phnom Penh

    Cross the border into Cambodia and sail to the capital city, Phnom Penh.

    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, the Central Market and the city’s modern architecture.

    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 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

  17. Day 17 - Phnom Penh

    Today marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction.

    Later sail down the Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen before continuing your cruise to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Kampong Tralach > Oudong

    In Kampong Tralach, experience 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 to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

    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

  19. Day 19 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

    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.

    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 beetle nut village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

    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.

    Take your reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  21. Day 21 - Siem Reap

    Visit the colossal Angkor Wat before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  22. Day 22 - Siem Reap

    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.

    Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) above Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Handicraft Factory

    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

  23. Day 23 - Siem Reap

    Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

Tour inclusions

All-Inclusive highlights
  • 5-star ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
  • 8 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 33 Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • 4 memorable Special Stays
  • 56 meals – 21 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 18 dinners

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