Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

From£4664 Per Person
Highlights
  • 5-star ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 17 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • 1 Scenic Sundowner
  • 28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
  • EXCLUSIVE DEPARTURE 27 MARCH 2020
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Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery River Cruise with Scenic, who take 5-star river cruising to a whole new level. Even the luxuries you would expect to pay extra for are included from the moment you step on board. Both on board and on shore, luxury comes as standard with Scenic. With state-of-the-art Space-Ships, we offer 5-star luxury across everything – from your luggage unpacked by your personal butler, to a choice of gourmet meals across a range of on board dining venues. Our staff anticipate your needs before you do. When you cruise with Scenic you will experience the very best in all-inclusive river cruising.

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Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise

Gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia and Vietnam’s complex histories and be charmed by the friendly locals as they go about their daily lives. Meander along the Mekong and float by the lively floating markets of Cai Be, learn about Vietnam’s French-infused past, soak up the melting pot of cultures that is Phnom Penh and discover the bright communities embracing rural river life along the Tonle Sap River. Siem Reap is home to the magnificent temples, ancient hydraulic systems and communication routes of Angkor, and still today the scores of temples and relics whisper secrets of the once-imposing Khmer Kingdom.

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Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise – Mekong

Passing through six countries on its epic 2,700-mile journey from source to sea, the Mekong River is the natural and spiritual lifeblood of South East Asia. This great waterway twists and turns through exotic landscapes of immense natural beauty, connecting flourishing cities and ancient civilisations whose time-honoured traditions and customs provide limitless in cultural enrichment.

Travel the great Mekong River with Scenic, and discover South East Asia’s intoxicating cultural tapestry whilst enjoying the many perks of our signature 5-star service. Our elegant ship, Scenic Spirit, is custom built to negotiate the Mekong’s meandering flow, and provides all the luxuries you’d expect from a boutique hotel — helping you experience this majestic waterway in absolute comfort. From the vibrant history of Vietnam to the spiritual antiquities of Cambodia, your senses will be charmed as you travel the enchanting waters of the Mekong with Scenic.

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise -Enriching Events on the Mekong River

The fertile banks of the Mekong boast a kaleidoscope of colourful wildlife and captivating landmarks, where vibrant cities neighbour dense jungles of intriguing beauty. You’ll experience this exotic contrast first-hand with Scenic, as you take part in a host of special events which expose the heritage and culture of the Mekong’s timeless landscapes.

Thanks to the Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich programmes, unearthing the wonders of the Mekong has never been more stimulating and authentic. Wake before sunrise and board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be Floating wholesale market, before marvelling at the colonial architecture for which Vietnam is renowned. Explore the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, an 850-hectare forest home to many of South East Asia’s rarest bird species. Or, travel by Tuk Tuk to an exclusive evening at the luxury Raffles Hotel, where a traditional Khmer orchestra provides the perfect accompaniment to an indulgent high tea experience.

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Airport transfers
  • On board gratuities Complimentary onboard drinks
  • Butler Service
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 17 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • 1 Scenic Sundowner
  • 28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners

Itinerary

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery
Fly from a choice of UK airports on selected airlines, including Emirates via Dubai, from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle. Alternatively, fly with Singapore Airlines via Singapore from London Heathrow or Manchester.
Arrive at the centrally located hotel in Siem Reap, for your three-night Special Stay. Enjoy the day at leisure until tonight when you’ll meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow guests at your welcome briefing and dinner.
Meals Included: Dinner
Visit Ta Prohm temple before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat.
Take your Premium reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by a NGO supported local bakery school.
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 to the markets, or a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) above Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.
Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Discover Cambodia’s rural countryside on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail to Kampong Cham.
Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
On arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of resident monks.
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.
Later sail downstream to Koh Dach, an island dedicated to the art of silk weaving before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.
Enjoy a cocktail reception on the sundeck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset.
Upon arrival revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.
Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by a high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi or cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc and walk through the market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront. Alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.
Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy your private balcony.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Visit historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.
Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board and learn to make cocktails.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for your overnight stay.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight home with your chosen airline.
Meals Included: Breakfast

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