Luxury Mekong

21 November - 29 November 2017

Duration

8 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Vietnam

Ports

9 Ports

21 November

Setting sail from Ho Chi Minh City

Still often referred to by its old name, Saigon, Vietnam's busiest city is much more westernised than Hanoi, though it still retains plenty of charm. Saigon was the capital of the South during the Vietnam War, and American-style capitalism has been embraced more enthusiastically here than in the North, with a clutch of shining skyscrapers standing as testament to Vietnam's surging economic growth. You can learn more about the city's turbulent recent history at the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, shop for souvenirs at the colourful markets, or take a trip out of the city to the fascinating (and claustrophobic) Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of underground passages excavated by the Viet Cong during the war.

Don't miss

Ben Thanh Market has an eclectic mix of wares. From the usual tourist fodder to kitchen utensils and everything in between, go there for the atmosphere rather than the shopping.

22 November

Vietnam: Cai Be

22 November

Vietnam: Sa Dec

23-24 November

Vietnam: Tan Chau

24-25 November

Cambodia: Phnom Penh

26 November

Cambodia: Kampong Tralach

26 November

Cambodia: Oudong

27 November

Cambodia: Kampong Cham

28-29 November

Arriving in Siem Reap

The town of Siem Reap is a pleasant enough place in its own right, but that's not why so many people flock here; this is the gateway to the sprawling ruins of Angkor, the spectacular seat of the ancient Khmer empire. The temple of Angkor Wat is the most famous, and some might say the most beautiful, of the structures that stand amongst the jungle around Siem Reap. We recommend getting here early in the morning if you can, to avoid the crowds. Other notable sights include the ruined city of Angkor Thom and the eerie temple of Ta Prohm, which has been left more or less as it was found, overgrown with vegetation, the stones gripped by huge tree roots.

Our tip

Visit the amazing Bayon Temple, where what feels like hundreds of gently smiling faces peer at you from the stone towers.

The Ship

Your home from home

Scenic Spirit - Mekong river cruise
Scenic Spirit - Main deck lobby
Scenic Spirit - Royal Suite

Scenic Aura accommodates just 68 guests in 34 sumptuous balcony suites, a supremely luxurious way to explore the Mekong River.

What we love

Boasting a crew-to-guest ratio of almost 1:1, along with facilities including a swimming pool, steam sauna and open-air cinema, Scenic's first foray on to the Mekong is a beautiful vessel with the feel of a small boutique hotel.

Capacity 68 Guests
Crew 50 International Staff
Style Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Butler service
  • WiFi on board
  • All gratuities
Year Built 2016
Length 164 feet
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Park Hyatt Saigon

Where to stay in Saigon

We think the Park Hyatt is a good choice.

Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

Sightseeing in Saigon

The country’s turbulent past is captured superbly at the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. A fascinating visit.

Belmond La Residence d'Angkor, Siem Reap

Where to stay in Siem Reap

La Residence d’Angkor edges in front as our favourite.

Bayon Temple, Cambodia

Touring the temples

A tour of the main sites at Angkor can be squeezed into a day, but take three days to explorer the outer temples and learn more about the medieval world's greatest metropolis.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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