Treasures of the Mekong

29 January - 5 February 2019


7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Vietnam


8 Ports

29 January

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.

30 January

Vietnam: Cai Be

30 January

Vietnam: Sa Dec

31 January - 1 February

Vietnam: Tan Chau

1-2 February

Cambodia: Phnom Penh

3 February

Cambodia: Oudong

3 February

Cambodia: Kampong Tralach

4-5 February

Arriving in Kampong Cham

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.
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Butler service
  • WiFi on board
  • All gratuities
Year Built 2016
Length 164 feet
More about Scenic Spirit

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.

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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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP