Day 1 Hanoi
Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay at your iconic hotel in Hanoi. (Dinner)
Day 2 Hanoi
Freechoice: 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.
After attending a customary performance of Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets, learn the secrets behind this illusionary show thanks to your special backstage pass. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise
Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring two night Special Stay cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Halong Bay Cruise
Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a cave and discover Cat Ba Island.
Exclusive to Scenic guests on board, enjoy a wine tasting against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi
Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay and undertake a historical bunker tour at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City
After a morning at leisure, fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Relax for the next two nights at your centrally located hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways.
Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise
Discover Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Later travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Cai Be > Sa Dec
Freechoice: 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 Scenic Freechoice activity.
Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Tan Chau
Freechoice: Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively, walk through Chau Doc market and visit a family-operated fish farm or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.
Tonight, enjoy a themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Tan Chau > Phnom Penh
Arrive early this morning into the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school which was converted to the Khmer Rouge’s main prison, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk and visit the Central Market.
Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Phnom Penh > Kho Chen
This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later, sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Oudong > Kampong Tralach
Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village.
Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk.
Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery.Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham.
Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
Walk to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks.Sail to Kampong Cham.
Freechoice: 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 betel nut village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap
Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to your hotel, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap.
Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 16 Siem Reap
Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent).
Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 17 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.
Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.
Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 18 Siem Reap
Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
From Hanoi to Siem Reap, discover the best of South East Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia and the mighty Mekong River - all in 5-star, all-inclusive luxury.
Few things in life inspire complete awe. Weaving through the intricate islets of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay is one of them.
Begin your travels in bustling Hanoi. A place that manages to leap forward while still maintaining a deep connection to the past; discover secret places that make this city the artistic and cultural capital of Vietnam. Cruise along the Mekong on board Scenic Spirit and learn about the local way of life through interactions with villagers and resident monks and nuns in the monasteries. In contrast, experience how quickly Cambodia and Vietnam are developing while exploring Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. This journey showcases all the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia in one compact itinerary.
45 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 15 Dinners