You’ll enjoy a stay before your cruise in Siem Reap. Here, trace the legacy of Angkor Wat amid the ruins of Angkor Thom, Elephant Terrace and the Bayon Temple, before taking your seat at the Cambodian Circus of Phare. Step on board Scenic Spirit and travel south on the Mekong. Visit the ancient hilltop pagoda of Kampong Cham, learn about ecotourism in Cheung Kok, and receive a blessing from a monk in Kho Chen’s Buddhist pagoda, before contributing to the daily alms ceremony of the resident nuns and monks. Marvel at the French colonial architecture of Sa Dec as you head in to Vietnam where you’ll enjoy high tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le and experience the authentic floating markets of Cai Be. Ho Chi Minh City is your final port of call where you will enjoy a two-night stay. Here, take a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night.
Prices are per person, based on two sharing and includes: 3 nights in Siem Reap with half board, 8 night in a Deluxe Suite aboard Scenic Spirit on an all-inclusive basis, 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City with full board, return economy flights from your local regional airport and private transfers.
Price based on departures 13 Sep 2019. Price correct at time of publishing on 23 Nov 2018.
Itineraries are subject to change. Single supplements available on request.
|14 Sep 19||Siem Reap | Arrive at your hotel located in the heart of town for a three night stay.||-||-|
|15 Sep 19||Siem Reap | Visit Ta Prohm temple before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. End the day at the Cambodian Circus, Phare.||-||-|
|16 Sep 19||Siem Reap | Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat before a champagne breakfast prepared by a local bakery school. Discover Banteay Srei and Artisans D’Angkor, or cruise on Tonle Sap, take a tuk tuk to the markets, or a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat. Enjoy a magical gala dinner with a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.||-||-|
|17 Sep 19||Mekong Cruise | Indulge in the ship’s comforts with a full day on the water.||-||-|
|18 Sep 19||Wat Hanchey & Kampong Cham | Soak in some of the best elevated views from an ancient hilltop Pagoda, before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham.||-||-|
|19 Sep 19||Angkor Ban, Silk Island & Phnom Penh | Explore historical wooden houses which survived the Khmer Rouge in Angkor Ban, receive a blessing from a monk, before sailing downstream to Koh Dach - an island dedicated to the art of silk weaving. Discover the capital’s nightlife with a City by Lights tour in Phnom Penh.||-||-|
|20 Sep 19||Phnom Penh | Tour Tuol Sleng, join a hands-on Khmer cooking class or explore the central market by tuk tuk, followed by a decadent high tea at Raffles, Hotel Le Royal.||-||-|
|21 Sep 19||Phnom Penh & Tan Chau | Spend time at the Royal Palace with the famous Silver Pagoda, before setting sail for the border and celebrating the arrival in Vietnam with a themed evening dinner.||-||-|
|22 Sep 19||Tan Chau | Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island, enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi and visit a family-run fish farm before a cruise around Chau Doc waterfront.||-||-|
|23 Sep 19||Sa Dec & Cai Be | Visit historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market, savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house in Cai Be, or stay on board and learn to make cocktails.||-||-|
|24 Sep 19||Mekong Cruise & Ho Chi Minh City | Journey to your final location for a two night stay. Join a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night.||-||-|
|25 Sep 19||Ho Chi Minh City | Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways, before attending tonight’s farewell dinner.||-||-|
|26 Sep 19||Ho Chi Minh City | Depart and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.||-||-|
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