Treasures of the Mekong

Experience the masterpiece that is Angkor Wat before embarking on your cruise towards Vietnam. Settle into the luxurious Scenic Spirit and enjoy seven nights of Scenic’s signature all-inclusive luxury down the magnificent Mekong River to lively Ho Chi Minh City.

Price Includes

• 5-star ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
• 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
• Your choice of 21 Freechoice activities and dining
• 2 memorable Special Stays
• 32 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners
• Return airport transfers
• All tipping and gratuities

From Sydney from $8,430* per person twin share 
From Melbourne from $8,430* per person twin share 
From Brisbane from $8,430* per person twin share 
From Adelaide from $8,430* per person twin share 
From Perth from $8,430* per person twin share 





Bonus
• Fly Free to Asia~

Helloworld Exclusive Offer: Free Suite Upgrade^ on Sep 2017 – Apr 2018 departures

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Travel Dates

09 Dec 2017

Other departures available, seasonal surcharges may apply


Offer Ends

30 Sep 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City 
Welcome to Vietnam. Relax for the next two nights at your elegant Special Stay hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.  Please book flights to arrive prior to 4pm.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City: 
Travel along the Saigon River to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch, stop for some bargaining at Ben Thanh Market.
FreechoiceDining
Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively dine at Restaurant Nineteen or Square One or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise 
Discover all about Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Cai Be > Sa Dec 
Freechoice
Board a sampan to visit the famous Cai Be floating market before stopping at local cottage industries and French colonial or traditional Vietnamese houses. Alternatively relish a later start before savouring morning tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House featuring local musicians and cultural demonstrations. Or stay on board for your special Freechoice activity.
Later immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec. From your sampan disembark, explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market and visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Spend the remainder of the afternoon cruising to Tan Chau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Tan Chau 
Freechoice
Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island. Alternatively choose from two options which cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc. Firstly visit a family-operated fish farm before walking through a Cham village or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.
Tonight is your themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - 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, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market as well as its modern architecture before stopping for lunch at a local NGO restaurant which teaches street kids hospitality skills.
Enrich
Arrive in style by tuk tuk and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Retire to the Elephant Bar before returning to the ship.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Phnom Penh 
Today visit the National Museum and the Royal Palace with the famous Silver Pagoda within.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Oudong > Kampong Tralach > Kho Chen 
Experience an ox cart ride from the ship through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.
Enrich
Receive a blessing in the pagoda from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.
Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit. Later sail downstream to wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham 
Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham.
Freechoice
Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor, an 11th century temple that has a modern pagoda built within. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time wandering through the township of Kampong Cham.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap
Drive to Siem Reap with stops at a stone cutters village and a stroll across the ancient Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei. After lunch in Siem Reap, be greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival at your hotel, your stylish three night Special Stay.
Enrich
Take your premium seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 - Siem Reap 
Visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 a local NGO supported bakery school.
Freechoice
Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap or take a tethered balloon ride over Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple. For the more adventurous enjoy a vintage Vespa ride.
Enrich
Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins. A truly memorable end to your journey.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 - Siem Reap 
Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.
Meals included: Breakfast


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 09 Aug 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. First non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. ~Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class with an airline of Scenic’s choosing. Flights must be booked by Scenic and must be scheduled to meet the itinerary start and end cities and dates otherwise surcharges apply. ^Book cabin category BA, BB, B and A on a Scenic Spirit itinerary 13 days or longer departing between Sep 2017 and Apr 2018 to receive a free cabin upgrade to the next higher category. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Airline Conditions of Carriage, Scenic and Helloworld booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.