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Luxury Mekong River Cruise
(Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City)

8 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap – Mekong Cruise
Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia!  (Please arrive by 7.00am). Join your fellow guests and journey to the port of Kampong Cham and embark the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Cruise toward Wat Hanchey with its ancient pagoda and monastery, climb to the top and soak up the breathtaking views of the Mekong River. Return to the ship for a safety briefing and enjoy your Champagne welcome reception and dinner. (L,D)

Day 2: Wat Hanchey –  Kampong Cham
Meet the young novice monks at Wat Hanchey. Sail to Kampong Cham where you visit Phnom Pros (Man Hill), explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok and Wat Nokor. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Oudong – Kampong Tralach – Kho Chen
After arriving at Prek K'dam, board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery.

Enrich: Receive a blessing in the pagoda from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation of food, contributing to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Drive to Wat Kampong Tralach to experience an ox cart ride through local villages before re-boarding Scenic Spirit. Later visit the silversmith village of Kho Chen. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Phnom Penh
Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and the Russian Market.

After lunch at a local NGO restaurant, travel by Tuk Tuk to the National Museum and Royal Palace.

Enrich: Arrive in style by cyclo and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal with an indulgent high tea. Enjoy a private shadow puppet and masked dance performance. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Phnom Penh – Tan Chau
Relax during a full day of cruising as you cross the border into Vietnam. Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool or appreciate some solitude on your private balcony. Tonight is your themed gala ball. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Tan Chau
Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen Island and the local Cao Dai Temple with a ride in a cyclo. Alternatively choose from two options which cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a family-operated fish farm before walking through a Cham village and taking a cyclo ride or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Cham Mountain and a local Khmer village. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Sa Dec – Cai Be
Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market, visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant and visit the Fuijian Chinese temple.

Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be floating market before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial house.

Return to Scenic Spirit or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island. Alternatively savour an afternoon tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House featuring local musicians and cultural demonstrations. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Mekong Cruise – Ho Chi Minh City
Before dawn cruise into My Tho and following breakfast, disembark and transfer to Ho Chi Min City before arriving at the airport for your onward journey or homebound flight (flight not included). Please book flights after 1.00pm. (B)

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Visit Wat Hanchey and meet with some of the novice monks
  • Explore Kampong Cham and the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok
  • Cruise along the scenic Tonle Sap River and visit unique floating villages
  • Take a rickshaw along Phnom Penh’s riverfront and visit the Royal Palace and National Museum
  • Enjoy a wonderful performance of Apsara, a traditional dance
  • Stroll through Sa Dec’s bustling market and visit the home of Mr. Hyun Thuy Le
  • Visit Cai Be’s floating market and learn about rice paper making at a family-operated rice factory
All This Included
Scenic Spirit - Ultimate Inclusions
  • 100% one-bedroom balcony suites
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Private butler for all guests
  • Choice of four dining options, from casual fare in River Café to fine dining in Crystal Dining
  • Complimentary on board guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
Scenic Enrich - Exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences
  • Discover the ancient stories surrounding the 11th century temple complex of Wat Nokor and receive a traditional monk’s blessing
  • Enjoy high tea at Raffles, Hotel Le Royal, before an exclusive private shadow puppet performance accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra
  • Enjoy lunch at a restaurant that supports the training of former street children and meet some of the teachers and students
Scenic FreeChoice
  • Scenic FreeChoice inclusions in Chau Doc and Phnom Penh
Dining Experiences
  • 21 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D)
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Spirit
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochured itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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