After discovering the many riches of Ho Chi Minh City, a thriving metropolis filled with stories and adventures, you’ll spend the first night on board Scenic Spirit settling into the luxurious surrounds that will become like home. From the ancient hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey, where resplendent water views await, to the famous Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, Scenic will unveil a multitude of experiences that will allow you to appreciate the beguiling nature of this landscape, and let you become one with this magnificent waterway.

Package Includes
  • Return airfare to Ho Chi Minh and return from Siem Reap
  • 2 nights Ho Chi Minh City hotel at Intercontinental or similar
  • Deluxe 7 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Scenic Spirit
  • 3 nights Siem Reap hotel at the Park Hyatt or similar
  • Dining Experiences:  32 superb meals including, 12 Breakfasts (B), 10 Lunches (L) and 10 Dinners (D)
  • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system
  • A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar
  • A butler for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite
  • Scenic Freechoice – Choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you, and that move at your pace
  • Scenic Enrich – Handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests, that you’ll remember fondly for years to come, from exclusive private concerts in magnificent surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals
  • Scenic Sundowners – Specially arranged and exclusive cocktail events in spectacular settings, where you’ll get the chance to cap off a wonderful day’s exploration in the company of newfound friends
  • On board entertainment that showcases regional cultures throughout your journey of discovery
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi Internet with streaming to your Mac mini infotainment system via your in-suite TV, enabling you to stay connected in comfort
  • Wellness centre, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments^ (treatments additional cost)
  • Personal airport transfers for any arrival or departure time
  • All tips and gratuities.

 Exclusive: Book by May 31, fly economy air for $595!  

Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto Suite Tax
January 25, 2020 $10,449 $480
Departures from Victoria, Kelowna or Comox add from $400
For Premium Economy air add $495 per person

Day 1 Sun, 26 Jan Ho Chi Minh City (D)
Welcome to Vietnam. Relax for the next two nights at the centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2 Mon, 27 Jan Ho Chi Minh City (B,L,D)
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch, try bargaining at Ben Thanh Market.

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

Day 3 Tue, 28 Jan Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise (B,L,D)
Discover all about Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Later travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.
Day 4 Wed, 29 Jan Cai Be > Sa Dec (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively savour morning tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Scenic Freechoice activity.

Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

Day 5 Thu, 30 Jan Tan Chau (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively, walk through Chau Doc market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

Tonight enjoy a themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.

Day 6 Fri, 31 Jan Tan Chau > Phnom Penh (B,L,D)
Arrive early this morning into the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school which was converted to the Khmer Rouge’s main prison, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and the Central Market before lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching 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, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.

Later this evening revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.

Day 7 Sat, 01 Feb Phnom Penh > Kho Chen (B,L,D)
This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen.
Day 8 Sun, 02 Feb Oudong > Kampong Tralach (B,L,D)
Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride 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.

Enrich
Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk, all whilst donating towards the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh.

Sundowners
Enjoy a cocktail reception on the sundeck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails past the capital at sunset.

Day 9 Mon, 03 Feb Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham (B,L,D)
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 about the history behind Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

Day 10 Tue, 04 Feb Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap (B,L)
Discover the countryside of Cambodia on your drive to your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of the town.

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

Day 11 Wed, 05 Feb Siem Reap (B,L)
Visit the jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets.
Day 12 Thu, 06 Feb Siem Reap (B,D)
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.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 a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.Enrich
Enjoy a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple in front of candle lit temple ruins, with included drinks and featuring Apsara dancers.
Day 13 Fri, 07 Feb Siem Reap (B)
Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.

Visa Information

Cambodia:

Canadian Passport holders travelling to Cambodia require a visa for entry. Travellers to Cambodia are able to obtain a visa prior to departure, upon arrival at the airport in Siem Reap, or on-board the Scenic Spirit for Upstream Cruises Only (Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap). Visa’s obtained upont arrival or on board the Scenic Spirit are paying in USD only and require 2 passport size photos to be available.

Entry Requirements: Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive in Cambodia. Local immigration authorities may deny entry and deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they intend staying only for a short period.

Please carry 2 passport size photos with you for your visa

Tourist visas are valid for thirty days only.

Important: E-Visa’s cannot be used when entering Cambodia via river on upstream cruises (Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap). These may only be used for arrival into Cambodia via Siem Reap airport.

As visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, Scenic recommends that you contact the relevant Consulates for the latest information on visa requirements and costs.

Vietnam:

Canadian Passport holders travelling to Vietnam require a visa for entry. All travelers to Vietnam for tourism, business, study, visiting relatives, volunteering or for any reason need to obtain a valid visa issued by the Embassy of Vietnam in Canada before their travel to Vietnam

The standard visa is a single entry visa. This means that you can only enter the country once. If you plan to leave Vietnam and then return on the same trip, you will need to apply for a multiple entry visa before you leave Canada. This cannot be amended after you arrive in Vietnam.

Please provide Vietnam Visa Number, Visa Issue Date, Date of Entry to Vietnam, and Expiry Date in the Trip Personalizer at least 45 days prior to departure.

As visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, Scenic recommends that you contact the relevant Consulates for the latest information on visa requirements and costs.

Vaccinations: Guests should speak with their doctor regarding the most up to date information on vaccination requirements.

For more information please visit http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/

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