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12 Night Meandering Along the Mekong and Temple Discovery Cruise and Land Tour

From Ho Chi Minh City (Formerly Saigon), (Vietnam) to Siem Reap, (Cambodia)

Scenic Spirit
Scenic Cruises
5 Stars
Cruise #: 7289755
Sail Date: Thursday, Sep 19, 2024
Return Date: Tuesday, Oct 1, 2024
Room Types & Rates:
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*Prices are per person based on double occupancy
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12 Night Meandering Along the Mekong and Temple Discovery Cruise and Land Tour

Land Segment of Itinerary

Thursday - Sep 19, 2024
Day
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  • Ho Chi Minh City (Formerly Saigon), Vietnam
  • Bus Travel

Cruise Segment of Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday - Sep 19, 2024
Day
1
Cruise Begins
  • Cruise Begins
  • My Tho, Vietnam
  • Cai Be, Vietnam
Welcome to Vietnam and step foot into a world of luxury starting with your air-conditioned airport transfer to the Caravelle Hotel Saigon, located downtown in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Meet your tour director at 9 AM to run through an overview of your upcoming trip and drop off your luggage and passport. Enjoy free time to explore until 12:30 PM when lunch will be served at a local restaurant with your group of eager Scenic guests ready to explore the mysteries of the Mekong River. A motorcoach will transfer you to My Tho where the luxurious Scenic Spirit awaits. Start with a cocktail reception hosted by your hotel and cruise director. Take a stroll around the decks to orientate yourself as to where all the amenities are. After your welcome dinner, settle into your private suite. At any time, your dedicated personal butler is available to assist with a nightcap and delivery of your preferred pillows. A calm 4-hour sail brings you to halt off Cai Be where the ship will anchor overnight. Please book your flight to arrive into Ho Chi Minh City prior to 8 AM. ...
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Friday - Sep 20, 2024
Day
2
Cai Be, Vietnam
  • Cai Be, Vietnam
  • Sa Dec, Vietnam
Enjoy a full gourmet champagne breakfast before heading out on your chosen Scenic Freechoice excursion. After your morning activity, head back to the ship for lunch while sailing to Sa Dec. You may wish to unwind in the Scenic Spirit library to learn more about each port you will visit and the exciting activities ahead. Or head to the heart of this ship, the Scenic Spirit Lounge, which is a great place to unwind with a glass of wine and meet other guests. ...
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Saturday - Sep 21, 2024
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  • Sa Dec, Vietnam
This morning, re-board your sampan to explore and interact with the sellers in the lively wet market in Sa Dec where you will see live fishes, frogs, and even snakes. This 2-hour exploration lets you dive deep into the local lifestyle. You can also see the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le (currently under restoration) who inspired Marguerite Duras to write novel L'Amant, a story of tragic love told by your entertaining local expert. After returning to the ship, you will have time to take an evening dip in the pool overlooking the Mekong as the sun sets. The ship will set sail after your arrival back onboard for the 6-hour journey to Tan Chau. After dinner, retire in your suite for a restful cruise up the Mekong River. ...
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Sunday - Sep 22, 2024
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  • Tan Chau, Vietnam
  • Vietnam-Cambodia Border Crossing, Vietnam
You may wish to start your day with some exercise in the onboard gym, try stretching at the early morning yoga class, or relax in the sauna before setting off to a Scenic Freechoice excursion of your choosing in the areas surrounding Tan Chau. After lunch upon your arrival back onboard, enjoy sailing to the Vietnamese and Cambodian border. Some down time is a great way to relax and what better way to do that than heading to the Wellness Centre or Beauty Salon for a bit of pampering. While the ship is at anchor at the border, you will experience a fantastically themed dinner onboard Scenic Spirit along with a lion dance performed by locals on the expansive Sun Deck. ...
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Monday - Sep 23, 2024
Day
5
  • Vietnam-Cambodia Border Crossing, Vietnam
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Your morning is at leisure after clearing immigration. Attend an onboard demonstration or enjoy some relaxation time in the library and observation lounge, by the pool, or in the privacy of your spacious suite while sailing upstream from the Vietnamese border to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
Tuesday - Sep 24, 2024
Day
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
After breakfast, it's time to head into Phnom Penh. Soak in Cambodia's rich history; from the food, the people, and the remarkable temples that have stood for thousands of years. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.
Wednesday - Sep 25, 2024
Day
7
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Oudong, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Board your motorcoach for the short drive to the former capital of Cambodia, Oudong. Witness the life of the monks and nuns who reside at the monastery and if you are lucky, you may be able to join in one of the many festivals and customs often held here. Experience the opulent side of Phnom Penh this afternoon at the Royal Palace with the famous Silver Pagoda, during your included visit to this must-see attraction. This evening, you may wish to dress up for the Scenic Sunset Drinks cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh's lights. Enjoy the passing scenery and panoramic views as the ships sets sail towards Oknha Tey, commonly known as Silk Island. ...
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Thursday - Sep 26, 2024
Day
8
  • Koh Oknha Tey, Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Angkor Ban, Cambodia
This morning, we explore the island of Oknha Tey, dedicated to the art of silk weaving. Travel by tuk tuk to the farm and learn about the process of silk production. Return to Scenic Spirit for lunch and some free time. You may wish to socialize by the pool with a refreshing cocktail and swim. Next port after lunch is Angkor Ban. Explore its historical rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge and visit a school that teaches English to the local students after their regular school lessons. Back onboard, continue sailing to Kampong Cham. Immerse yourself in local culture with Scenic team by learning how to make and wear the Cambodian scarf. ...
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Friday - Sep 27, 2024
Day
9
  • Wat Hanchey, Cambodia
  • Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Meet the novice monks at Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk (or drive) to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise. Back in Kampong Cham, your Scenic Freechoices this afternoon provide the chance to learn about the history and industries of the area. Back onboard Scenic Spirit, enjoy some time to relax and overlook the gorgeous sunset of the Cambodian skyline before your engaging farewell dinner with the crew. ...
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Saturday - Sep 28, 2024
Day
10
Kampong Cham, Cambodia
  • Kampong Cham, Cambodia
  • Cruise Ends

Land Segment of Itinerary

Day 10 - Saturday - Sep 28, 2024
Day
10
  • Bus Travel
  • Kampong Thom, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Kampong Kdei, Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
Today, we journey to Siem Reap via stops at Kampong Thom and the Angkorian bridge in Kampong Kdei. Siem Reap is a split in time with ancient and traditional architecture weaved between the modern developments. Your hotel, is a step back in time in the definition of luxury and your historical home for the next three nights in Siem Reap. This brilliantly appointed accommodation is styled with a mix of French inspired architecture, local interior furnishings, and the attentive staff provide a service beyond expectations, and brilliant amenities fit for royalty. This evening, head to the colorful Cambodian Phare Circus where your VIP premium reserved seating awaits you. Beautifully dressed performers style a stunning show that is more than just a circus. The performers use theater, music, dance, and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk, and modern. ...
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Sunday - Sep 29, 2024
Day
11
Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
The second day of your Siem Reap exploration starts with a delicious champagne buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later this afternoon, explore Angkor Wat itself, the largest religious monument in the world. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. An afternoon visit provides the perfect light for those idyllic pictures of this colossal structure. After the day of adventure, tonight is free to shop away at the night markets of Siem Reap or venture to Pub Street, both in walking distance or a short tuk tuk ride from your hotel. ...
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Monday - Sep 30, 2024
Day
12
Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Ta Prohm, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Angkor Thom, Cambodia
  • Bus Travel
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
After breakfast, visit the atmospheric, jungle-covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Fortunately, you have the remainder of the afternoon to discover more of the Siem Reap markets or relax at your luxury hotel after your early morning start.
Tuesday - Oct 1, 2024
Day
13
Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
It is time to bid farewell to your fellow travellers and Scenic team as you get ready to depart Cambodia for your homeland or extended travels. Transfer to the airport and leave with a full camera and stunning memories to treasure. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. Disruptions to cruising and alteration to itinerary arrangements may occur. Hotels are indicative and are subject to change. ...
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