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Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap 15 Days

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Soak up some essential South East Asia during this enchanting journey from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

The people who reside at the banks of the Mekong have learnt to exist with the river. All around there are reminders of how nature and man can adapt and compromise, living in harmony with one another.From the ancient hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey where striking views of the water await, to the floating villages at Kampong Chnang; Scenic will unveil a multitude of vantage points from which to consume the beguiling beauty of the river. Whether cruising aboard your Scenic ship or navigating the land with an expert guide, you will soon become onewith the waterway.

What's Included

  • 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), at the Park Hyatt hotel (or similar)
  • 7 night, luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise on a Scenic 'Space Ship'
  • 3 nights in Siem Reapat, at the Park Hyatt hotel (or similar)
  • All suites with private balconies
  • Fine dining with all meals included and multiple dining venues on board your cruise, Hotel breakfast and selected meals included in whilst ashore.
  • Complimentary, all-inclusive drinks onboard ship
    excludes a small number of rare, fine and vintage wines and spirits
  • Wide choice of carefully selected experiences, tours and immersive experiences
  • All gratuities
  • Flights from a choice of airports and ship transfers

Day 1: Depart UK

Map of the Mekong River
Map of the Mekong River

Fly from a choice of UK airports with Singapore Airlines or Emirates to Siem Reap via Singapore or Dubai.
Included Meals 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Vietnam. Relax at your historic hotel for the next two nights. Upon arrival in Vietnam you will be met by your Scenic Representative and transferred to the Park Hyatt or similar for a two-night stay. Meet your fellow guests at a welcome briefing before enjoying dinner together.
Included Meals D

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to your first full day in Ho Chi Minh City.

Enrich: Meet a Vietnam Veteran at the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways that run beneath the jungle floor.

Freechoice: Undertake a tour of Saigon’s Art galleries, or uncover this lively city on a popular vintage Vespa ride. Alternatively, discover the Reunification Palace and War Museum.

Freechoice Dining: Take a dinner cruise along the Saigon River, or savour a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively, enjoy an international buffet at Restaurant Nineteen.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho (Embark Cruise)

Discover this energetic city during a guided walk around Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and CentralPost Office before enjoying lunch. This afternoon you will be transferred to My Tho where the Scenic Spirit awaits. Settle into your suite and raise a toast at a champagne welcome reception.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Cai Be - Sa Dec

As always with our Freechoice activity programme, the choice is yours.

Freechoice: Wake before sunrise and board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be Floating wholesale market before stopping at local industries and French colonial houses along the Mekong. Then either choose to return to the ship or continue exploring Dong Ha Hiep Island in smaller long tail boats to the smaller tributaries and fruit farms. Alternatively relax on board before savouring morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House with local musicians and cultural demonstrations. Later, after a short cruise up river, immerse yourself in today’s second shore excursion, a trip to the historic town of Sa Dec. From your sampandisembark, explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ L’Amant.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Tan Chau

After cruising through the night you will wake to find yourself in the Vietnamese town of Tan Chau.

Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau and visit Evergreen Island before riding in a Xe loi to visit the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively choose from two options which include a cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Visit a family-operated fish farm, walk through a local Cham village and take a Xe loi ride around Chau Doc. Alternately visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and a local Khmer village.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Tan Chau - Phnom Penh

Today you cross the border into beautiful Cambodia. Spend the morning sailing towards Phnom Penh. Later berth in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia

Enrich: Travel by Tuk Tuk to savour the luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal for a indulgent high tea accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Tan Chau - Phnom Penh

Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, 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 and Central Market by tuk tuk. After lunch, you will visit the National Museum, Royal Palace and the famous Silver Pagoda.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Kho Chen

After a short cruise from Phnom Penh to Prek K’dam, board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the mountain stupas, pagoda and monastery

Enrich: During your visit to the pagoda you will be invited to receive a blessing from a Buddhist monk before giving a donation of food. Drive to Wat Kampong Tralach before experiencing an ox cart ride back to Scenic Spirit. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to the silversmith village of Kho Chen
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham

Walk to the top of Wat Hanchey and soak in some ofthe best elevated views of the cruise. Back on board, your journey continues downstream to Kampong Cham where you will discover the legend of Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Phnom Srei (Woman Hill), and explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok. Afterwards, visit the spectacular sight of Wat Nokor
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Disembark Cruise - Siem Reap

Disembark your ship and set off on a drive to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Freechoice Dining: You can choose to either relax at the Park Hyatt Dining Room, savour some authentic Italian cuisine at a local eatery or enjoy a bit of classic Khmer cooking in a nearby restaurant.
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Siem Reap

Today you are invited to delve into the jungle temples of Ta Prohm and Preah Khan.

Enrich: After exploring some of Cambodia’s most historic temples, you will learn all about an initiative created to train local Cambodian archaeologists to take over the ongoing maintenance of said temples. Later, discover Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and the Elephant Terrace before stopping at Angkor.

Freechoice Dining: Choose between authentic Khmer cuisine or French Fusion. Later, take your VIP seat the Phare, a colourful Cambodian Circus.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Siem Reap

Enrich: Begin your day in style by watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat with a glass of champagne in hand.

Freechoice: Visit Banteay Srei and the Landmine Museum, or explore Beng Mealea temple and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, embark on a cruise on the freshwater lake of Tonle Sap.

Enrich: Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner, drinks and show surrounded by Apsara dancers performing in front of floodlit and candle-lit temple ruins.
Included Meals B L D

Day 14: Siem Reap

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home with either Emirates or Singapore Airlines.
Included Meals B

Day 15: UK

Arrive back into the UK
Included Meals 

  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Scenic Spirit


The Scenic Spirit, launched in 2016, brings Scenic's all-inclusive luxury to the Mekong. All suites feature

One lovely new touch is the 'resort style' pool area to the rear of the ship.

A choice of formal and informal dining venues, inclusive butler services and attentive staff make for a truly enjoyable, relaxing experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 34 outside suites, all with private balconies
  • Sundeck with sun-shades, chairs, loungers & open air cinema
  • Outdoor 'resort style' pool & bar
  • Stylish Crystal dining room with open seating
  • River Café for more informal dining
  • Panoramic Spitit Lounge with outdoor terrace
  • Gym, wellness centre, Beauty Salon & Steam Sauna
  • Elevator to accommodation decks
  • Complimentary Laundry facilities
  • Onboard boutique*

* Payable locally.

Scenic Spirit Deck Plan

Scenic Spirit - deck plan
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Luxury Suites

All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Private bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with l'Occitane toiletries
  • King size beds with Egyptian cotton linen & pillow menu
    5' wide, UK king size bed, separable to two 2'6" twins
  • Samsung HDTV linked to Mac mini system
  • Complimentary minibar, re-stocked daily
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
  • Butler Service
  • Drinks service
  • Valet & shoeshine

RS - Royal Panorama Suite (Upper Deck)

Scenic Spirit - Royal Panorama Suite (RS)

Additional Features

  • Private Terrace with sun loungers, jacuzzi & day bed
  • Large bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Lounge and dining area & walk-in dressing room
  • Additional butler services
  • Welcome champagne on arrival
  • In suite breakfast
  • Daily fruit skewers, pre-dinner canapes and after dinner petit fours
  • One free spa treatment per person
  • Private transfers on arrival & departure
  • 2 pieces of complimentary laundry per day
  • Suite size: 861 sq.ft.

RD - Grand Deluxe Suite (Upper Deck)

Scenic Spirit - Grand Deluxe Suite (RD)

Additional Features

  • Balcony with table and chairs
  • Spacious bathroom with shower and WC
  • Lounge and dining area & walk-in dressing room
  • Additional butler services
  • In suite breakfast service
  • Daily fruit skewers, pre-dinner canapes and after dinner petit fours
  • 2 pieces of complimentary laundry per day
  • Suite size: 430 sq.ft.

A, B, BB, BA, C & CA - Deluxe Suite (Upper, Middle & Lower Decks)

Scenic Spirit - Deluxe Suite (P, PA, B, BB & C)

Additional Features

  • Balcony with table and chairs
  • Spacious bathroom with shower and WC
  • Sitting area & walk-in wardrobe
  • Additional butler services (upper deck suites)
  • In suite breakfast service
  • 2 pieces of complimentary laundry per day
  • Additional butler services (middle deck suites)
  • Morning tea or coffee in your suite
  • Cocktail service
  • Suite size: 344 sq.ft.

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

* denotes cruises operating a reverse itinerary

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