Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

Sail glorious Halong Bay, fly South to discover the history of Vietnam before disappearing back in time to World Heritage-listed Hoi An, all in 5-star luxury.

22 Days
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
From (NZD)
$ 12,995
$ 11,995
Dates & Pricing

2020/2021 Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City

South East Asia comes alive

Weaving together a beautiful tapestry of the senses, the neighbouring countries of Cambodia and Vietnam will leave you spellbound.
Spend two glorious nights cruising to Cat Ba Island through extraordinary Halong Bay. Fly south to discover the royal history of Vietnam in Hue before stepping back in time in World Heritage-listed Hoi An. In Siem Reap, attend an extraordinary Temple Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple. Then join Scenic Spirit on the Mekong to explore this fascinating landscape in ultimate luxury.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
VIMC
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Hanoi
Return City:
Ho Chi Minh City

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Hanoi

    Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay at your iconic hotel.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Hanoi

    Freechoice

    Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or join an authentic cooking class. Alternatively, visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature.

    Enrich

    After attending a traditional performance of Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets, learn the secrets behind this illusionary show thanks to your special backstage pass.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise

    Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring and genuine two night Special Stay cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Halong Bay Cruise

    Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a limestone cave and discover Cat Ba Island.

    Sundowners

    Exclusive to Scenic guests, enjoy a wine tasting on board against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi

    Return to Hanoi for another Special Stay and a historic bunker tour at the hotel.

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample the nearby Ly Club.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Hanoi > Hue

    Enjoy your morning at leisure in Hanoi before flying to Hue, the former imperial capital. Check in for the night at the Pilgrimage Village or similar.

    Enrich

    This evening’s Royal Dinner is in a traditional private garden house accompanied by Hue Royal Court music.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Hue > Hoi An

    Visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel.

    Enrich

    During an inspiring visit to Duc Son Pagoda, talk with the nuns and learn how they are supporting the local orphanage.

    Later, travel along the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hoi An where you will enjoy a three night stay, which includes a daily spa journey as part of your stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Hoi An

    Take a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed Old Quarter before stopping at the home of a former merchant to learn all about what life is like in Hoi An.

    Sundowners

    This evening relax at a reception in the Blue Bar with included beer and wine.

    Freechoice Dining

    Dine at the Morning Glory Restaurant or embark on a culinary journey at Ancient Faifo. Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Hoi An

    Freechoice

    Visit the temple ruins of My Son. Alternatively, enjoy an interactive cooking class at Red Bridge Restaurant or cycle to a nearby farming village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Hoi An > Siem Reap

    Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia for your three night Special Stay, located within walking distance of the markets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Siem Reap

    Freechoice

    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 ride to the markets, or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting Pouk Silk Farm.

    Later visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

    Enrich

    Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Siem Reap

    Enrich

    Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school.

    Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

    Enrich

    Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise

    Discover rural Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where the luxurious Scenic Spirit awaits.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

    Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham.

    Freechoice

    Learn 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

  15. Day 15 - Angkor Ban > Silk Island > Phnom Penh

    Upon arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns

    Enrich

    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 Island dedicated to the art of silk weaving before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset.

    Enrich

    Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Phnom Penh

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk, visit the Central Market as well as the city’s modern architecture.

    This afternoon is at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Phnom Penh > Tan Chau

    Marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit. The afternoon take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the Cambodian and Vietnamese border.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Tan Chau

    Freechoice

    Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. In Chau Doc visit Vinh Te canal and a family-operated fish farm followed by Tây An Temple at Sam Mountain or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

    Enjoy a free afternoon cruising to Sa Dec.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Sa Dec > Cai Be

    Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market. Stop at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

    Freechoice

    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 learn how to make cocktails on board.

    Enjoy a farewell dinner on board as you sail to My Tho.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

    Drive to Ho Chi Minh City for an orientation tour around your hotel for two nights.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or dine in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively, dine at a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food or at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Reminisce with your fellow travellers during your farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Depart with many cherished memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The Scenic Difference
  • Exclusive Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple
  • Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple
  • Included daily 60-minute spa sessions in Hoi An
  • Vespa foodie night tour of Saigon and Hanoi
  • Royal Dinner in Hue
  • Included tour to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
  • Night time tuk tuk tour with distillery visit
  • VIP seats to Phare Circus in Siem Reap
  • Behind the scenes of the Water Puppets
  • Hotels within walking distance to attractions
  • Same Scenic Tour Director from start to finish

5-star luxury inclusions
  • 5-star Scenic ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
  • 8 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 35 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 56 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 17 lunches (L) and 18 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your Mekong cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your Mekong cruise
  • Scenic Cruise Director and Tour Director with expert local guides
  • 3 day / 2 night Halong Bay cruise on board Au Co
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability