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The Exotic Wonders of South East Asia River Cruising 2019-20

The Exotic Wonders of South East Asia River Cruising 2019-20

Keywords: River cruising,Travel,Vacations,Trip,Exotic wonders

THE EXOTIC
WONDERS OF
SOUTH EAST ASIA
RIVER CRUISING

2019/2020

scenicusa.com



Welcome

Scenic has more than 30 years’ experience creating unforgettable,
handcrafted journeys for our guests.

Custom-designed to encapsulate the essence of South East Asia, our boutique
vessels Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura are built to European standards and have
set the benchmark in 5-star luxury river cruising. Every suite on board offers a
living room, walk-in closet and private balcony featuring creative technology which
transforms each balcony into a Scenic Sun Lounge at the touch of a button.
Our guests are at the forefront of all we do, from the design of our ships
to the creation of our exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences and the
extensive range of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining options.
We aim to deliver the best luxury experience possible to create memories
that will last a lifetime.
Join us in 2019 and 2020 to explore the waterways of South East Asia in
all-inclusive luxury. Whatever destination you choose, we look forward
to welcoming you on one of our exceptional journeys.

Sapa Lao Cai
Hanoi
Halong Bay
Luang Prabang
South China Sea
LAOS

Vientiane

Hue
Danang

Pakse Hoi An

Champasak

CAMBODIA VIETNAM

Siem Reap

Tonle Sap Kampong
Cham
Angkor Ban
Kampong Tralach Koh Dach
Oudong
Phnom Penh
TManekConhgauHo Chi Minh City
Chau Doc
Vung Tau
Sa Dec Cai Be My Tho

River Cruises & Tours Overview
Mekong River Cruising

Duration Destinations Cruise/Tour Page
11 Day
13 Day Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Cruise Cruise & Tour 32
18 Day 34
Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap 38
22 Day 42
Treasures of the Mekong Cruise & Tour

Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong Cruise & Tour

Hanoi > Siem Reap

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong Cruise & Tour

Hanoi > Siem Reap

DISCOVER Kyauk Myaung

Navigate the fascinating Sagaing Mingun
waterways of South East
Asia from the elegant and Mandalay
comfortable surrounds of SBaalaPgyaaknkYoekMnuaonugnIytnaPwuoanpHgaehoIAnmlPeaiLnraadkpaeuyTaraauCnagvgeysi
your intimate luxury floating
hotel. The ever changing view
will offer an insight into the
beating heart of this region.

Magwe Irrawaddy

MYANMAR

Irrawaddy River Cruising Yangon

Duration Destinations Cruise/Tour Page
Cruise
11 Day Luxury Irrawaddy 48

Yangon > Mandalay

14 Day Mystical Irrawaddy Cruise & Tour 54

Yangon > Mandalay

The Endless Wonders of Asia Cruise & Tour 62

26/31 Day Red, Mekong and Yangtze River Odyssey

Hanoi > Shanghai

Wondrous Experiences

5 Day Sapa Tour 70
Tour 71
Hanoi > Hanoi

2/3 Day Veteran's Legacy

Ho Chi Minh City > Ho Chi Minh City

6 Scenic° Luxury South East Asia River Cruises

Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun, Myanmar
N 22° 03’ E 96° 0’

*Terms and Conditions: Offer are valid for new bookings made between July 30 & December 31, 2018. Offers and fares are capacity contro
cruise departures with a maximum value of $1,600 per person for Mekong itineraries and $1,200 per person for Irrawaddy. Air savings may
days, and exclude the land portion of the trip. Scenic reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and p
per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. Flights must be booked through Scenic
Please ask about upgrading your economy airfare offer to premium economy or business class. Should you choose to do this, you would pa
booking offer for Business Class. Airfare and air taxes will vary depending on departure date and gateway city. These offers are combinable
departures or any other offers. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call Scenic USA or your Travel Professional.

Luxury South East Asia River Cruises Scenic° 7

THE SCENIC ADVANTAGE

Offering a range of special offers for your Mekong
or Irrawaddy river cruise. These will sell out quickly,

so act now to avoid disappointment.

FLY FREE - OR - $1,500

To South SCENIC
East Asia* SAVINGS*

PREMIUM BUSINESS
ECONOMY
UPGRADES CLASS UPGRADES
from only AVAILABLE*
$795*

olled and may be changed, canceled or withdrawn at any time. Free roundtrip economy air available on 2019/2020 South East Asia river
vary by itinerary and departure. $1,500 Scenic Savings per person in lieu of economy class flights. Offers are based on number of cruise
promotions at any time. Availability is correct at the time of publishing but cannot be guaranteed. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500
c, on our choice of airlines and are non-refundable once ticketed. A secondary deposit of $1500 per person is due upon airfare ticketing.
ay $795 per person to upgrade to Premium Economy and pay the price difference of the air credit dollar amount included in the early
e with past passenger offers, referral offers, travel show & agent training vouchers. Not combinable with Groups, National Geographic
Offers applicable for legal residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington, D.C.

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THE SCENIC
LUXURY EXPERIENCE

Scenic Spirit

At Scenic, we believe that luxury is all- Our 5-star boutique ships are built to European
inclusive and found in the thoughtful standards and were designed with you in mind.
details. Our handcrafted itineraries Intimate and luxurious, they include everything you
offer a true insight into the culture, could possibly need, from a pillow menu to four on
landscape and history of board dining options and everything in between.
South East Asia. When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken
care of. Our expert staff, from Cruise Directors
to butlers and local guides, will go above and
beyond to make your experience unforgettable.
That’s not to say choice is taken away from you. Wherever
you go, there are countless experiences and activities
to choose from – and of course they’re all included.
When we say all-inclusive, that means everything,
from transfers to tips, from a morning yoga class to
a night-time brandy. There are no hidden extras.

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5-Star Ships Scenic Suites Butler Dining

Our custom-built 5-star Every suite on board We know it’s the personal Our chefs’ menus feature
ships are built to European our luxurious vessels in touches that make your dishes inspired by the
standards and are the most South East Asia features cruise special, and so do region, as well as standard
spacious and luxurious a bedroom, a walk-in robe, our butlers. From nightly western fare. Guests can
vessels on the Mekong separate living area and our turndown to shoeshine and dine in a range of venues and
and Irrawaddy rivers. exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, drinks service included for savor the diverse cuisine
giving you a private balcony all guests, your butler is on offer, including our
With an almost 1:1 staff- at the touch of a button. there to make your Scenic exclusive Teppanyaki Bar on
to-guest ratio, some of the experience extra special. board Scenic Aura, all-day
largest suites available Akin to a boutique hotel, River Café and the elegant
and a host of indulgent the fusion design marries They won’t be happy unless Crystal or Bamar Dining.
amenities at your disposal, contemporary and you are.
these beautiful vessels authentic Asian styles. We source our produce
provide the ultimate river See page 15 for details. from the best regional
cruise experience. See page 14 for details. suppliers, so all our food
is fresh and in season.
See pages 12-13 for details.
See pages 18-19 for details.

Beverages Scenic Enrich Scenic Freechoice The Nth Degree

With unlimited Our expert Journey Designer Choose between a vast range When you travel with Scenic
complimentary drinks has handpicked and of activities, sightseeing absolutely everything is
throughout your time on created a range of and dining experiences, taken care of, including
board our 5-star ships, exclusive experiences ensuring you only see transfers and tipping.
you can also enjoy your that will be among the what you want to see, at Onshore, all our transport,
favorite tipple whenever highlights of your journey. a pace that suits you. whether it’s by road or rail, is
the feeling takes you. of the very highest standard.
From an exclusive temple Take a vintage Vespa
Whether you’re toasting to a dinner in Siem Reap to an foodie tour of Ho Chi Minh We use local guides, as
day’s adventures, relaxing by oil lamp lighting ceremony City or Hanoi, discover we believe nobody knows
the pool or savoring the very at Yangon’s Shwedagon Yangon’s thriving art scene an area like someone who
best of our cuisine, there’s Pagoda, you’ll be left or explore local markets. lives there. Our journeys will
an extensive selection of with amazing memories reveal not only the highlights
complimentary beverages to treasure forever. From history and culture, but also the hidden gems
available all day, every day. food to nature, there’s only a local knows.
See pages 20-21 for details. something for everyone.
See pages 18-19 for details. See pages 24-25 for details.
See pages 22-23 for details.

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SCENIC ALL-INCLUSIVE A

Our Scenic Space-Ships offer a truly all-
inclusive luxury package. No hidden extras, just
exceptional experiences.

On board

1 00% one-bedroom balcony suites with separate
living room, walk-in robe and Scenic Sun Lounges
U p to 68 guests on the Mekong, 44 guests
on the Irrawaddy
P ersonal service with an almost
1:1 guest-to-staff ratio
B utler service for all guests
I ntimate, boutique river cruising
C omplimentary beverages all day, every day
U p to four dining options, from casual to fine dining
A uthentic local entertainment
W ellness and fitness area
C omplimentary laundry facilities
G uest elevator on board Scenic Spirit–
the only one on the Mekong river
C ruise Directors to guide and assist
E xpert local guides
C omplimentary Wi-Fi
R eturn airport transfers, at your convenience

Onshore

S mall group land journeys with an average
of only 20 guests, maximum of 25 guests
S cenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive
once-in-a-lifetime experiences
S cenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted
evening drinks in memorable locations
S cenic Freechoice – an extensive choice of
activities and cuisines
S cenic Special Stays – iconic hotels remarkable for
their location and heritage

All internal flights

And of course all tipping and gratuities

C

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B

D
A Scenic Spirit Reception and Elevator
B Captain’s Table, Scenic Spirit
C Lion dance performance, Scenic Spirit
D Butler Service

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SCENIC SPACE-SHIPS

A

Designed to encapsulate the essence of South East Asia,
our small, boutique vessels Scenic Spirit and Scenic
Aura represent a stylish connection between tradition
and innovation and are the most luxurious ships
sailing the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers.

Scenic’s commitment to excellence has ensured our ships feature an B
unparalleled attention to detail, from the wooden floors that are cool
underfoot on the hottest days, to the only guest elevator on the Mekong River.
Catering for just 68 and 44 guests respectively, Scenic Spirit and Scenic
Aura offer a uniquely intimate cruise experience and feature world-
class facilities. From the Sun Deck, with bar, the resort-style pool, to the
sumptuous spa and wellness center, state-of-the-art gym and beauty
salon, every conceivable need has been catered for.
Every suite has its own separate bedroom and living
room and an exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, which
converts to a private balcony at the touch of a button.
With up to four on board dining options, you’ll also be
spoiled for choice whether you choose to indulge in a
specialty regional dish or enjoy your favorite Western-
style meal.

C

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Both Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura feature luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
throughout, offering your own private view of the never-ending scenery. With
an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, your time on board will be one of unparalleled
intimacy and world-class indulgence.

D

F
A Pool Deck, Scenic Spirit
B Library, Scenic Spirit
C Dine on your balcony
D Mandalay Lounge, Scenic Aura
E Grand Deluxe Suite, Scenic Aura
F Grand Deluxe Bathroom, Scenic Spirit

E

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SCENIC SUITES

We don’t want you to miss a minute of the exotic scenery that
surrounds our ships as you cruise the waterways of South East Asia.
Every suite on our 5-star luxury ships offers a private balcony, and a
river view for every guest.
At the gentle press of a button, your We know you’ve earned your holiday and
balcony seamlessly converts into our we want you to pamper yourself, not
exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge. It’s your just once but as a matter of course. An
own private oasis where you can enjoy extensive pillow menu offering a choice
breakfast, read a quiet chapter, or sip a of ten different types of pillows, Egyptian
glass of complimentary wine as you admire cotton sheets, plush bathrobes, nightly
the sunset. turndown service and complimentary
Each suite features our exclusive Scenic shoeshine serve to enhance the ambiance
Slumber Beds, a separate lounge, walk-in of an opulent 5-star hotel.
wardrobe and oversized bathroom stocked At 32 square meters, our Deluxe Suites
with lavish toiletries. are the most spacious on the Mekong and
Our expansive Royal Panorama Suites at offer modern and elegant furnishings,
a generous 70-80 square meters redefine HDTV and individual climate control. In
the industry standard. Scenic Spirit and every suite there’s also a safe for your
Scenic Aura both boast elegant lounge valuables, umbrellas and even USB ports,
areas, oversized bathrooms with a bath and of course, a complimentary mini-bar
and a private terrace featuring an outdoor and Wi-Fi.
Jacuzzi and daybed. Our Grand Deluxe We believe the hand-finished elements
Suites at 40 square meters also feature make the difference, and if we’re honest,
stylish lounge areas, spacious bathrooms we’re hoping you’ll want for nothing.
and queen-size Scenic Slumber Beds.

Jewel and Sapphire Decks A

Your butler service includes a valet, shoeshine and drinks service, B
cocktails arranged in the lounge or your suite and morning tea A Royal Panorama Suite, Scenic Spirit
and coffee delivered to your suite; all you have to do is ask. B Walk-in wardrobe, Deluxe Suite
C Grand Deluxe Suite, Scenic Spirit
Diamond Deck

Guests will also be served breakfast in their suite and enjoy
complimentary laundry service for two garments pressed daily
plus a cocktail reception with the Captain.

Grand Deluxe Suite

As well as all of the inclusions enjoyed by Diamond Deck guests,
you will also have fruit skewers delivered to your suite in the
afternoon, canapés before dinner and petite fours for after and
enjoy Club Floor privileges at the Intercontinental Saigon. Each
suite will also have the use of a tablet and docking station.

Royal Panorama Suite

In addition to all the inclusions above, in select locations,
guests enjoy private transfers on arrival and departure. You are
welcomed on board with a bottle of champagne and you won’t
even have to unpack or run yourself a scented bath, your butler
will do it for you. Enjoy unlimited complimentary laundry services
and US $100 per person on board wellness center credit.

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All-inclusive

BUTLERS

F

We know that it’s the finer
details and outstanding
service that really make
your cruise memorable.
By offering butler service
to every guest we combine
5-star quality with personal
attention to detail.

Whichever suite you choose, your
butler will make sure you’ll never be
without complimentary refreshments
and a re-stocked mini-bar.

C

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Royal Panorama Suite, Scenic Spirit
My Tho, Vietnam
N 10° 22’ E 106° 20’

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Scenic° 17

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DINING & BEVERAGES

A Diverse and delicious food experiences are one
of the highlights of your Scenic cruise. You’ll
Included extras: be spoiled with choices, from your first freshly
ground coffee at breakfast to the last relaxing
Room service in all suites nightcap from your mini-bar after an aromatic
Mini-bar restocked daily feast.
Late night menu for night owls and
Working from the largest and most modern kitchens of any river
an early-risers option vessel in the region, our chefs are proud of the quality of meals
Environmentally friendly, refillable they provide and draw inspiration from the regions you travel
through. All our food is seasonal and regional, as well as freshly
Scenic water bottles for onshore prepared and mouthwatering.
excursions and chef-prepared Savor buffet or à la carte fare in our chic Crystal or Bamar Dining
picnics available venues, or visit the River Café for an extra-early breakfast or
Scenic Sundowners and Scenic casual Asian-inspired snacks throughout the day. Our exclusive
Freechoice dining options highlight Teppanyaki Bar on board Scenic Aura fires up on select evenings
the wonders of food onshore as for a full al fresco dining experience while on selected nights on
well as on board board Scenic Spirit, Diamond Deck guests dine at the chefs table.
All food and beverages are
included in the price of your
cruise* (with the exception of rare
and vintage spirits and French
Champagne).

*Not applicable to land touring extensions,
Halong Bay and Yangtze River cruises. Refer
to respective pages for cruise inclusions for
applicable drinks packages.

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A Crystal Dining, Scenic Spirit From the indulgence of fine
B Spirit Lounge, Scenic Spirit dining to a relaxed meal
C Bamar Dining with living garden, Scenic Aura in the River Café, highlight
D Crystal Dining, Scenic Spirit evenings or unwinding
E River Café, Scenic Spirit with new friends, there’s a
venue and a menu for
every occasion.

B
D

CE

Crystal/Bamar Dining River Café Teppanyaki Bar In-Suite Dining

Main restaurant serving Casual and flexible dining Fiery and theatrical dining Room service is available,
breakfast, lunch and dinner options to suit your schedule experience on board and included, throughout
Scenic Aura your cruise
Open seating, perfect for Offers full service and mouth
relaxed dining watering food A maximum of six guests an Dine in the comfort of your suite
evening, all guests will dine while the views float by
Wide range of cuisine from A great meeting spot, open for here at least once during
local specialties to home- all day grazing and socializing their cruise
grown favorites
Gelato bar, light snacks, Enjoy food cooked to order
À la carte menus available daily healthy options, tasty treats from a live cooking station
by our expert chefs

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SCENIC ENRICH

All-inclusive and exclusive, our Scenic B
Enrich encounters take you behind the
scenes to experience special moments not
available to the ordinary traveler.

A

C

Scenic Sundowners

In Myanmar, enjoy the famous U-Bein Bridge from a
new perspective as you indulge in a drink or two of
Champagne, from the comfort of a local boat. As the
sun sets over the bridge, make sure you capture a
memorable shot for the photo album.

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A Monk blessing and donation, Cambodia C Premium seats at Phare Circus, Cambodia
B Angkor Temple Gala Dinner, Cambodia D Oil lamp lighting Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar
E Intha home cooking and lunch, Myanmar

D

E

Our signature Scenic Enrich
experiences will take you into
the heart of South East Asia’s
culture, offering once-in-a-lifetime
opportunities, and creating
memories that will stay with you
long after your visit has ended.

Our Journey Designers are experts in the
destinations we travel to, handpicking a range
of diverse and compelling experiences that
will complement your cruise and become
highlights of your journey.
We’ll take you off-the-beaten-track at
some of the world’s most spectacular
monuments,amaze and delight you during
exclusive dinners and open doors inaccessible
to others, to provide an authentic look at local
life on the shores and surrounds of South East
Asia’s most important waterways.

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SCENIC FREECHOICE

A

Each guest is different, so we Explore the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi
appreciate that you may want at night on a vintage Vespa. Take a hands-on
to move at your own pace. cooking class in Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter.
Perhaps you’ll want to follow Unearth Yangon’s thriving art scene. Get up close
a busy day with one at a more with nature at the Tra Su Bird Park.
relaxed tempo, or you may wish
to truly unwind throughout. All our itineraries provide an in-depth, immersive experience,
We’ve divided our extensive list of exclusive to Scenic. Scenic Freechoice gives you the flexibility to pick
Scenic Freechoice activities the experiences that suit your interests. There are visits to World
into active, moderate and Heritage-listed sites, insights into local cultures, and revelatory
relaxed pace so you can choose journeys to those hidden pockets that only the locals know about.
those which best suit your You’ll also enjoy a wide array of dining options through Scenic
requirements and interests. Freechoice Dining. These insightful culinary highlights give you the
opportunity to pick where to dine during certain parts of your journey.
Active – For those keen to There is a wealth of choice in all locations, whichever cruise you
explore further afield, for a longer decide on.
or more demanding journey.
A Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Vietnam
Moderate – A comfortable B Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi by night, Vietnam
walking pace at which you C Tethered baloon ride, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
can easily discover a beautiful D Mount Popa, Myanmar
city on a walking tour.

Relaxed – A slower pace to take
in the temples or enjoy an
authentic cooking class.

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Whether you want a relaxed pace or want to fit in as much
as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of
sightseeing, activities and dining for you to choose from.
And of course, it’s all included.

B
D

Scenic Freechoice activity

Your hands-on cooking class starts with a
visit to Hoi An's colorful central market to
shop for ingredients. Travel by boat along
the Thu Bon River to the stylish Red Bridge
restaurant, set amongst stunning tropical
gardens and featuring open air pavilion
dining. This is the perfect place to learn
how to whip up authentic Vietnamese
C dishes and sample the delicious results.

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THE Nth DEGREE

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ve thought about even the
smallest details so you don’t have to. We go above and beyond, making your trip a
truly carefree, all-inclusive experience.

The personal touch At your service
We believe your holiday in Asia should be immersive, On hand throughout your cruise, Scenic Cruise
including more personalized encounters with local Directors make sure every last detail of your trip is
people and their customs. We limit our group sizes to flawless. No question is too big or small and no effort
an average of 20 guests only while onshore, enabling is too much. Your enjoyment is their reward.
us to offer activities larger groups are unable to Exclusive access
partake in. We personally greet you on arrival and, Both on board or onshore, we bring you the very best
at the end of your journey, we’ll arrange transport to art and culture of the region, in the utmost style
your city hotel or river cruise departure point. and comfort. Whether it’s at shows with backstage
Travel in style access like the Water Puppets in Hanoi, prime seats
As well as cruising in luxury on your 5-star Scenic at the Phare Circus in Siem Reap, visiting a nunnery
ship, all other elements of your journey are just in Sagaing to partake in their lunchtime rituals or an
as bespoke to ensure hassle-free travel from one exclusive highlight dinner at an Angkorian temple,
place to the next, we even include all your internal you will remember these special moments for years
flights. You can look forward to the best standard to come.
of transport available throughout, plus some local Environmentally friendly
varieties for truly authentic experiences. These We don’t use plastic water bottles on board our
include riding on vintage Vespas, tuk tuks, cyclos, ships on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers and all
xe lois, trishaws, horse-carts, sampans, long tail straws used on board are paper. Guests are provided
speedboats, bumboats and even ox carts. with a Scenic water bottle which can be refilled at
Local knowledge special filtered water stations. We partner with and
When it comes to guides and Tour Directors, we use fund local programs that collect and recycle plastic
local experts. After all, nobody knows a location quite waste, therefore reducing rubbish and providing
like a local. Not only can you expect to explore the employment and income to local villages.
must-see highlights, you will also be treated
to little-known gems.

A

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B D

CC
A Local transport, Inle Lake, Myanmar
B A warm welcome on board
C Expert Journey Designers and Tour Directors
D Expertly designed and built ships

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HOTELS

Even when you’re not on the river, you’ll stay in the most unforgettable
accommodation. Exceptional quality and service is integral to
everything we do and our selection of handpicked luxurious hotels will
ensure that your holiday becomes just that little bit more extraordinary.

There’s nothing like checking into a We’ve also handpicked a selection of
spectacular hotel where you can relax extra-special hotels for your journey,
and recharge after a busy day exploring. the aptly named Scenic Special Stays.
From grand city center properties to idyllic These are hotels of outstanding quality
hideaways, you can relax in the knowledge and character such as the historic Sofitel
that all of your hotels, resorts and lodges Legend Metropole, a French colonial-style
have been specifically chosen to let you hotel located in the heart of Hanoi’s French
thoroughly enjoy each destination. Quarter. In Myanmar you’ll stay in Club Roo
Integrating elements of the local surroundings at the newly-opened Pan Pacific Yangon
into its design, architecture and overall guest located across from the market while in Inle
experience, the Almanity Hoi An Resort and Lake stay at the award-winning Sanctum
Spa includes daily spa treatments as part Hotel. At Luang Say Residence in Luang
of your stay. In Champasak, the River Resort Prabang, the graceful aspects of life in
is located on the Mekong River and features the colonial era are reflected in a blend of
stylish and modern villas with fantastic views Indochinese and French architecture.
of the river and mountains. For our Sapa
extension, stay at the elegant and recently
opened Silk Path Grand Hotel overlooking
the valley.

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Every carefully selected hotel on our tours has been handpicked
by our expert Journey Designer to ensure it offers outstanding
location and luxury.

Scenic Special Stays

Look for this symbol on your itineraries for
locations where you will experience these
outstanding properties.

A BC

ED

A Pan Pacific Yangon, Myanmar
B Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi, Vietnam
C Luang Say Residence, Luang Prabang, Laos
D Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia
E Almanity Hoi An Resort, Vietnam

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Scenic Enrich –
Angkor temple gala dinner, Cambodia
N 13° 25’ E 103° 53’

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Hanoi, Vietnam
N 10° 17’ E 105° 45’

MEKONG
RIVER
CRUISING

An intoxicating fusion of east
meets west, Indochina – or
more accurately Vietnam,
Cambodia and Laos – is a
melting pot for the senses.

— From vibrant cities to charming
riverside communities, bustling
markets to the peaceful chanting of
monks, every day there is something
to captivate and excite.
The Mekong River is at the heart of
everyday life. Discover the magic of
this dynamic waterway, witness the
daily interactions of local residents
and admire the ornate temples
and gold-top pagodas that dot the
countryside, as you gently pass by.

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Luxury Mekong &
Temple Discovery Cruise

Angkor temple gala dinner, Cambodia

From the flavor and culture of Vietnam to the color and history of Cambodia, your senses will be
charmed along the length of the Mekong and heightened by the treasures of Siem Reap.

Meander along the Mekong and float by the lively floating markets of Cai Be, learn about Vietnam’s
French-infused past, soak up the melting pot of cultures that is Phnom Penh and discover the bright
communities embracing rural river life along the Tonle Sap River.

Siem Reap is home to the magnificent temples, ancient hydraulic systems and communication routes
of Angkor, and still today the scores of temples and relics whisper secrets of the once-imposing Khmer
Kingdom. Discover it all on this enchanting journey.

11 Day Cruise & Tour Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

Day 01 the lively market. Also visit local food market before famous Silver Pagoda within,
the home of Mr Huynh Thuy joining a hands-on Khmer on your included visit to this
Ho Chi Minh City > Le who inspired Marguerite cooking demonstration. must-see attraction. Later
Mekong Cruise Duras’ novel L’Amant. Alternatively, explore by Tuk sail up the Tonle River to the
Meals: B.L.D Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial silversmith village of Kho
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. buildings and the Central Chen.
You will be welcomed and Day 03 Market before stopping
taken to your meeting point, for lunch at a local NGO Meals: B.L.D
the Intercontinental Saigon. fTan Chau restaurant teaching street
Please arrive at the hotel by kids hospitality skills. Day 06
midday. From here travel by Freechoice: Visit Evergreen
coach to My Tho to board the Island and enjoy a ride in a Enrich Oudong > Kampong
luxurious Scenic Spirit. Toast Xe Loi. In Chau Doc visit a Arrive in style by Tuk Tuk
the start of your cruise with a family-operated fish farm and immerse yourself in the esTralach
cocktail reception. before walking through historically celebrated luxury
the local market or visit of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Cruise to Kampong Tralach
Meals: L.D Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. The Enjoy a guided history tour and take an ox cart ride
afternoon is at your leisure followed by an indulgent high through a local village and
Day 02 on board to take advantage tea prepared in front of you, fields to Wat Kampong
of the facilities of the all whilst sipping on the Tralach. Board your coach to
fCai Be > Sa Dec most luxurious ship on the hotel’s signature cocktail the ancient capital of Oudong
Mekong. Enjoy a themed named in honour of to visit the impressive
Freechoice: Board a sampan dinner to say farewell to Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose pagoda and monastery.
to visit Cai Be before Vietnam. to retire to the Elephant
stopping at local cottage Meals: B.L.D Bar for happy hour before Enrich
industries and a French returning to the ship. Later Receive a blessing from a
colonial or traditional Day 04 this evening revel in our monk and learn how to pray
Vietnamese house. exclusive Phnom Penh by City in a Buddhist pagoda before
Alternatively savour morning Tan Chau > Lights tour, giving an insight partaking in a ceremony,
tea at a French colonial into the capital’s nightlife. which contributes to the
house or stay on board for a fePhnom Penh daily meal of the resident
special Scenic Freechoice Meals: B.L.D nuns and monks. Drive a
activity. Arrive early this morning into short distance to Prek K’dam
Back on board make use of the capital of Cambodia, Day 05 to re-board Scenic Spirit.
the ship’s luxury and take the Phnom Penh. Later sail down the Tonle
time to sip a cocktail by the Freechoice: Journey to the Phnom Penh > River to the silversmith
pool or enjoy some solitude Killing Fields and tour Tuol Kho Chen village of Kho Chen before
on your private balcony. Sleng, the former school that continuing your cruise to
Later immerse yourself in the was converted to the main This morning marvel at Kampong Cham via Phnom
historic town of Sa Dec and prison of the Khmer Rouge, the Royal Palace, with the Penh.
interact with the sellers in or take a guided tour of the

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11 Day Itinerary Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap River cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay Land content

Sundowners Day 09 Laos
Enjoy a cocktail reception
on the sundeck against the Siem Reap Thailand
backdrop of Phnom Penh’s
lights as the ship sails past Visit the atmospheric jungle Siem Reap Kampong Kdei Vietnam
the capital at sunset.Upon covered Ta Prohm Temple
arrival revel in our exclusive before stopping at Angkor 3
Phnom Penh by City Lights Thom and the multi-faced
tour, giving an insight into the Bayon Temple. Later in the Cambodia Kampong
capital’s nightlife. afternoon visit the colossal Kampong Tralach
Angkor Wat. Take advantage 7MekongChamMHinohCChiity
Meals: B.L.D of your free night to visit the Phnom Penh
night markets.
Day 07 Meals: B.L Tan Chau My Tho

Wat Hanchey > Day 10 Sa Dec Cai Be

fKampong Cham efSiem Reap Departure Dates Tour code: VIMR

Meet the novice monks Enrich 2019 From 2020 From
at Wat Hanchey, an Marvel at sunrise over
ancient hilltop pagoda and Angkor Wat before moving Jul 06* 16 20* 30 $4,395 Jan 04* 14 18* 28 $5,695
monastery. Walk (or drive) to a special location for a Feb 01* 11 15* 25 $5,695
to the top and soak in some champagne breakfast with Aug 03* 13 17* $4,495 Feb 29* $5,595
of the best elevated views food prepared by an NGO Mar 10 $5,595
of the cruise before sailing supported local bakery Aug 27 31* $4,695 Mar 14* 24 $5,295
downstream to school. Mar 28* $4,995
Kampong Cham. Freechoice: Discover Sep 10 $4,695 Apr 07 11* 21 $4,995
Freechoice: Learn about Banteay Srei and visit Apr 25* $4,695
the history of the area with the Landmine Museum or Sep 14* 24 $5,095 May 05 $4,695
a visit to Phnom Pros (Man admire the skills on display
Hill) and then Wat Nokor, an at Artisans D’Angkor. Sep 28* $5,395
11th century temple that Alternatively, cruise on
has a modern pagoda built Tonle Sap (seasonal), take Oct 08 12* 22 26* $5,395
within. Alternatively explore a tuk tuk to the markets,
the ecotourism village of or a tethered balloon ride Nov 05 09* 19 23* $5,495
Cheung Kok or visit a rubber above Angkor Wat (weather
plantation factory and betel dependent) before visiting Dec 03 07* $5,495
nut village. a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah
Khan Temple. Dec 17 21* 31 $5,395
Meals: B.L.D
Enrich * Operates in reverse with slight variations.Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary
Day 08 Be wowed by an exclusive details.
Scenic magical themed gala Deposit per person (required within 48 hours of booking): $500
Mekong Cruise > dinner at an Angkor temple, All prices are per person, double occupancy and include taxes and charges.
with included drinks and Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price
teSiem Reap a show featuring Apsara on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 78-79.
dancers in front of candle
Discover the rural side of lit temple ruins. A truly Cabin Upgrades Scenic Spirit
Cambodia on your drive to memorable end to your
the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, journey. Cat. Deck Suite Add
your stylish three night Meals: B.D
Special Stay located in the C Jewel Deck Deluxe Suite $850
heart of Siem Reap. Day 11 BA Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,300
BB Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,350
Enrich Siem Reap B Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,550
Take your Premium reserved A Diamond Deck Deluxe Suite $1,800
seat at the colourful Depart Cambodia treasuring RD Diamond Deck Grand Deluxe Suite $2,600
Cambodian Circus, Phare. many wonderful memories. RS Diamond Deck Royal Panorama Suite $3,700
Meals: B
Meals: B.L
Scenic Enrich experience
For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 86-87.
Receive a blessing from Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme
a monk and learn how variations in water levels throughout the year.Every effort is made to adhere
to pray in a Buddhist to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation
pagoda, before partaking may be necessary due to river conditions,on advice of local authorities or for
in a ceremony, which safety reasons.
contributes to the daily
meal of the resident nuns
and monks.

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Treasures of the Mekong

Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Breathe in the essence of South East Asia during this enchanting journey from Ho Chi Minh City
in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

After discovering the many riches of Ho Chi Minh City, a thriving metropolis filled with stories and ad-
ventures, 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.

13 Day Cruise & Tour Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

Day 01 Later travel by coach to My family-operated fish farm of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal.
Tho to board the luxurious and cruise around Chau Doc Enjoy a guided history tour
Ho Chi Minh City Scenic Spirit. waterfront or visit Tra Su Bird followed by an indulgent
Meals: B.L.D Sanctuary. high tea prepared in front of
Welcome to Vietnam. Relax Tonight enjoy a themed you, all whilst sipping on the
for the next two nights Day 04 evening dinner to say hotel’s signature cocktail
at the centrally located farewell to Vietnam. named in honor of Jacqueline
Intercontinental Saigon. fCai Be > Sa Dec Kennedy. Choose to retire to
Meals: D Meals: B.L.D the Elephant Bar for happy
Freechoice: Board a sampan hour before returning to
Day 02 to visit Cai Be before Day 06 the ship.
stopping at local cottage Later this evening revel
fHo Chi Minh City industries and a French Tan Chau > in our exclusive Phnom
colonial or traditional Penh by City Lights tour,
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels Vietnamese house. fePhnom Penh giving an insight into the
and learn about the Alternatively savour morning capital’s nightlife.
underground labyrinth of tea at a French colonial Arrive early this morning into
war-time passageways. After house or choose to stay on the capital city of Cambodia, Meals: B.L.D
lunch, try bargaining at Ben board for your special Scenic Phnom Penh.
Thanh Market. Freechoice activity. Freechoice: Journey to the Day 07
Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Later, immerse yourself in Killing Fields and tour Tuol
Vespa foodie tour of Saigon the historic town of Sa Dec Sleng, the former school Phnom Penh >
by night, enjoy a meal in and explore and interact which was converted to the Kho Chen
the surroundings of an old with the sellers in the lively Khmer Rouge’s main prison,
French colonial house or market, then visit the home or take a guided tour of the This morning marvel at
a restaurant specializing of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who local food market before the Royal Palace, with the
in Saigon street food. inspired Marguerite Duras’ joining a hands-on Khmer famous Silver Pagoda within,
Alternatively, dine at your novel L’Amant. cooking demonstration. on your included visit to this
hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Alternatively, explore by must-see attraction. Later
Basilico or Market 39. Meals: B.L.D Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s sail up the Tonle River to the
Meals: B.L.D colonial buildings and the silversmith village of
Day 05 Central Market before lunch Kho Chen.
Day 03 at a local NGO restaurant
fTan Chau teaching street kids Meals: B.L.D
Ho Chi Minh City > hospitality skills.
Mekong Cruise Freechoice: Visit the farmers
on Evergreen Island and Enrich
Discover all about Vietnam’s enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Arrive in style by Tuk Tuk
modern history through a Alternatively, walk through and immerse yourself in the
visit to the Reunification Chau Doc market, visit a historically celebrated luxury
Palace and War Museum.

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13 Day Itinerary Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap River cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay Land content

Day 08 Enrich

Oudong > Kampong Take your Premium reserved Laos
seat at the colorful
esTralach Cambodian Circus, Phare Thailand

Cruise to Kampong Tralach Meals: B.L Siem Reap Kampong Kdei Vietnam
and take an ox cart ride
3
through a local village and Day 11
fields to Wat Kampong
Tralach. Board your coach to Siem Reap Cambodia Kampong
Kampong Tralach 7 Cham
the ancient capital of Oudong Visit the jungle covered Mekong 2 Ho Chi
Ta Prohm Temple before Phnom Penh Minh City
to visit the impressive Tan Chau
stopping at Angkor Thom
pagoda and monastery. My Tho
and the multi-faced
Enrich Bayon Temple. Later in the Sa Dec Cai Be
Learn how to pray in a afternoon visit the colossal
Buddhist pagoda and partake Angkor Wat. Take advantage
in a ceremony to receive a of your free night to visit the
blessing from a monk, all night markets.
whilst donating towards the
daily meal of the resident Meals: B.L

nuns and monks.
Drive a short distance to Prek

efK’dam to re-board Scenic
Day 12

Siem Reap

Spirit and continue your Enrich Departure Dates Tour code: VIMS

cruise to Kampong Cham via Marvel at sunrise over the

Phnom Penh. magnificent Angkor Wat 2019 From 2020 From

Sundowners before moving to a special Jul 06* 14 20* 28 $5,095 Jan 04* 12 18* 26 $6,395
Enjoy a cocktail reception location for a champagne
on the sundeck against the breakfast with food prepared Aug 03* 11 17* $5,195 Feb 01* 09 15* 23 $6,395
backdrop of Phnom Penh’s by an NGO supported local
lights as the ship sails past bakery school. Aug 25 31* $5,395 Feb 29* $6,295
the capital at sunset. Freechoice: Discover
Banteay Srei and visit Sep 08 $5,395 Mar 08 $6,295
Meals: B.L.D the Landmine Museum or
Sep 14* 22 $5,795 Mar 14* 22 $5,995

Sep 28* $6,095 Mar 28* $5,695

Day 09 admire the skills on display Oct 06 12* 20 26* $6,095 Apr 05 11* 19 $5,695

Wat Hanchey > at Artisans D’Angkor. Nov 03 09* 17 23* $6,195 Apr 25* $5,395
Alternatively, cruise on
fKampong Cham Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a Dec 01 07* $6,195 May 03 $5,395
tuk tuk ride to the markets,
Walk (or drive) to the or a tethered balloon ride Dec 15 21* 29 $6,095
top of Wat Hanchey, an above Angkor Wat (weather
ancient hilltop pagoda dependent) before visiting * Operates in reverse with slight variations.Visit scenicusa.com for
and monastery to meet a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah itinerary details.
the resident novice Khan Temple. Deposit per person (required within 48 hours of booking): $500
monks. Sail downstream All prices are per person, double occupancy and include taxes and charges.
to Kampong Cham. Enrich Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on
Freechoice: Learn about Enjoy a magical themed application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 78-79.
the history behind Phnom gala dinner at an Angkor
Pros (Man Hill) and Wat temple in front of candle lit Cabin Upgrades Scenic Spirit
Nokor. Alternatively explore temple ruins, with included
the ecotourism village of drinks and featuring Apsara Cat. Deck Suite Add
Cheung Kok or visit a rubber dancers.
plantation factory and betel C Jewel Deck Deluxe Suite $850
nut village. Meals: B.D BA Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,300
BB Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,350
Meals: B.L.D Day 13 B Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,550
A Diamond Deck Deluxe Suite $1,800
Day 10 Siem Reap RD Diamond Deck Grand Deluxe Suite $2,600
RS Diamond Deck Royal Panorama Suite $3,700
Mekong Cruise > Depart Cambodia treasuring
many wonderful memories.
teSiem Reap
Meals: B
Discover the countryside of

Cambodia on your drive to For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 86-87.
Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme
Park Hyatt Siem Reap, your variations in water levels throughout the year.Every effort is made to adhere
to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation
stylish three night Special may be necessary due to river conditions,on advice of local authorities or for
safety reasons.
Stay located in the heart of

the town.

To find out more visit scenicusa.com, contact your Travel Professional or call 1 844 920 8963

Halong Bay, Vietnam
N 44° 50’ W 0° 34’



Highlights of
Vietnam, Cambodia
& Luxury Mekong

18 Day Cruise & Tour Hanoi > Siem Reap NEW

Few things in life inspire complete awe. Weaving through
the intricate islets of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay is
one of them.

Begin your travels in bustling Hanoi. A place that manages to leap
forward whilst still maintaining a deep connection to the past.

Cruise along the Mekong on board Scenic Spirit and learn about
the local way of life through interactions with villagers and resident
monks and nuns in the monasteries. On the other hand, experience
how quickly Cambodia and Vietnam are developing while exploring
Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. This journey showcases all the
highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia in one compact itinerary.

Sapa 4 1 Hanoi
extension
22
Halong Bay
Cruise

Vietnam

Laos

Thailand Two night Halong Bay Cruise
on board Au Co, Vietnam
Siem Reap

3 Kampong Kdei

Cambodia Kampong
Kampong Tralach 7 Cham

Phnom Penh Mekong 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Tan Chau My Tho

Sa Dec Cai Be

Included Flight River cruise Cruise start/finish 4 Optional extension 1 Overnight Land

Hanoi Heritage Walk Street vendor, Hanoi, Vietnam
Discover the heritage and history
of your hotel in Hanoi with an
insightful walking tour of the
property with an historian. Learn
how the hotel has evolved and
helped influence Hanoi’s growth in
the 20th century before discovering
the underground bomb shelters.

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Your journey day by day Highlights
Welcome reception
Day Destination

1 Hanoi

2 Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise Au Co Cruise

3 Halong Bay Cruise Cat Ba Island

4 Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi Scenic Freechoice Dining
5 Hanoi Scenic Freechoice
6 Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City Scenic Enrich – Water
puppets
Orientation tour

7 Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels,
Scenic Freechoice Dining
8 Ho Chi Minh City > On board welcome reception
Mekong Cruise Scenic Freechoice, Sa Dec
markets
9 Cai Be > Sa Dec

10 Tan Chau Scenic Freechoice

11 Phnom Penh Scenic Enrich – Raffles
Experience and High Tea

12 Phnom Penh > Kho Chen Royal Palace

13 Oudong > Kampong Tralach Scenic Enrich – Monk
blessing
Ox cart ride

14 Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham Scenic Freechoice

15 Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap Scenic Enrich – Phare Circus

Notre-Dame Basilica, 16 Siem Reap Angkor Temples Exploration
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 17 Siem Reap Scenic Enrich – Sunrise
18 Siem Reap Angkor Wat
Scenic Enrich – Temple dinner
Farewell

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Highlights of Vietnam,
Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

18 Day Itinerary Hanoi > Siem Reap

Day 01 Day 04 Day 06 Days 13-18
tHanoi Luxury Mekong River Cruise
Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi >
tfHanoi Ho Chi Minh City Day 09-13 Refer to the full
Welcome to Hanoi, the Mekong River Cruise itinerary
detailed on page 32.
capital of a vibrant Vietnam. Relax during your morning After a morning at leisure, fly
Enjoy the day at leisure cruising before returning to to Ho Chi Minh City. Relax for Day 14
and settle into a two night Hanoi for another Special the next two nights at your
Special Stay at the iconic Stay at the Sofitel Legend centrally located hotel, the Wat Hanchey >
Sofitel Legend Metropole. Metropole and a historic Intercontinental Saigon.
Tonight meet your Scenic bunker tour at the hotel. Meals: B.D fKampong Cham
Tour Director at your Freechoice Dining: Tonight
welcome briefing and dinner. enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Day 07 Walk (or drive) to the
Hanoi’s old quarter by night, top of Wat Hanchey, an
Meals: D fHo Chi Minh City ancient hilltop pagoda and
monastery to meet the
Day 02 or La Terrace at Sofitel. Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels resident novice monks.
Alternatively, sample Ly Club. and learn about the Sail downstream to
Hanoi > Kampong Cham.
Meals: B.L.D underground labyrinth of Freechoice: Learn about the
tHalong Bay Cruise history of the area with a visit
Day 05 war-time passageways. to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and
Journey to Halong Bay and After lunch, stop for some Wat Nokor, an 11th century
board the elegant Au Co feHanoi bargaining at Ben Thanh temple. Alternatively explore
the ecotourism village of
for an awe-inspiring two Freechoice: Visit the History Market. Cheung Kok or visit a rubber
plantation factory and betel
night cruise through the Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a nut growing village.
Meals: B.L.D
picturesque waters of this or partake in an authentic Vespa foodie tour of Saigon
Day 15
spectacular World Heritage- cooking class. Alternatively by night or enjoy a meal in
Mekong Cruise >
listed icon. visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and the surroundings of an old
teSiem Reap
Meals: B.L.D Mausoleum, including a visit French colonial house or
Discover the countryside of
Day 03 to the Temple of Literature. a restaurant specializing Cambodia on your drive to
Later, on your cyclo ride, in Saigon street food. Park Hyatt Siem Reap, your
sHalong Bay Cruise discover the maze of back Alternatively, dine at your stylish three night Special
Stay located in the heart of
Begin the day with a Tai Chi streets throughout the hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, the town.
lesson. Cruising deeper into Old Quarter. Basilico or Market 39. Enrich
Meals: B.L.D Take your Premium reserved
the National Park, try some Enrich seat at the colourful
kayaking, explore a cave and After attending Hanoi’s Day 08 Cambodian Circus, Phare.
famous water puppets show, Meals: B.L
discover Cat Ba Island. Ho Chi Minh City >
learn the secrets behind this Mekong Cruise
Sundowners illusionary piece of theatre
Exclusive to Scenic guests, thanks to your special Discover all about Vietnam’s
savor some wine tasting on backstage pass. modern history through a
board against the backdrop of visit to the Reunification
the karst islands at sunset. Meals: B.D Palace and War Museum.

Meals: B.L.D

Later travel by coach to My

Tho to board the luxurious

Scenic Spirit.

Meals: B.L.D

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 16 Day 17 Freechoice: Discover Enrich
Banteay Srei and visit Be wowed by a Scenic
Siem Reap efSiem Reap the Landmine Museum or exclusive magical gala dinner
admire the skills on display at an Angkor temple, with
Visit the atmospheric, jungle Enrich at Artisans D’Angkor. included drinks and a show
covered Ta Prohm Temple, Marvel at sunrise over the Alternatively, cruise on Tonle featuring Apsara dancers.
before stopping at Angkor magnificent Angkor Wat Sap (seasonal), take a tuk Meals: B.D
Thom and the multi-faced before moving to a special tuk ride to the markets or
Bayon Temple. Later in the location for a champagne take a tethered balloon ride Day 18
afternoon visit the colossal breakfast with food prepared above Angkor Wat (weather
Angkor Wat. Take advantage by an NGO supported local dependent) before visiting Siem Reap
of your free night to visit the bakery school. a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah
night markets. Khan Temple. Depart Cambodia treasuring
many wonderful memories.
Meals: B.L Meals: B

Departure Dates Tour code: VIHH Cabin Upgrades Scenic Spirit

2019 From 2020 From Cat. Deck Suite Add
Jan 13* 21 27* $8,895
Jul 01* 09 15* $7,595 Feb 04 10* 18 $8,895 C Jewel Deck Deluxe Suite $850
Feb 24* $8,795 BA Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,300
Jul 29* $7,695 Mar 03 $8,795 BB Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,350
Mar 09* $8,495 B Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,550
Aug 06 12* $7,695 Mar 23* 31 $8,195 A Diamond Deck Deluxe Suite $1,800
Apr 06* $8,195 RD Diamond Deck Grand Deluxe Suite $2,600
Aug 26* $7,895 Apr 20* 28 $7,895 RS Diamond Deck Royal Panorama Suite $3,700

Sep 03 $7,895

Sep 09* $8,295

Sep 23* $8,595

Oct 01 07* 21* $8,595 For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 86-87.
Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme
Oct 29 $8,695 variations in water levels throughout the year.Every effort is made to adhere
to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation
Nov 04* 18* 26 $8,695 may be necessary due to river conditions,on advice of local authorities or for
safety reasons.
Dec 02* $8,695

Dec 16* 24 $8,595

Dec 30* $8,895

* Operates on downstream cruise with slight variations.
Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary details.
Deposit per person (required within 48 hours of booking): $500
All prices are per person, double occupancy and include taxes and charges.
Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price
on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 78-79.

To find out more visit scenicusa.com, contact your Travel Professional or call 1 844 920 8963

Essence of Vietnam,
Cambodia & Luxury
Mekong

22 Day Cruise & Tour Hanoi > Siem Reap

Celebrate the cultural, geographical and social diversity of
these two neighbors. A glimpse into the fabric of life in both
Vietnam and Cambodia is a rich and rewarding adventure

Enjoy two nights cruising around transcendent Halong Bay, fall for
the charms of the former imperial capital Hue, and seek out local
treasures in Hoi An’s Old Quarter.

Access unprecedented luxury on board the Mekong’s most spacious
and indulgent ship, Scenic Spirit. In Siem Reap you’ll be treated to
sunrise over the World Heritage-listed magnificence that is Angkor
Wat and a full breakfast in support of an NGO backed bakery school.

Sapa 4 2 Hanoi
extension
Vietnam 12
Halong Bay
Cruise

Laos Hue
1
Thailand
3 Hoi An

Siem Reap

3 Kampong Kdei Hoi An waterfront, Vietnam

Cambodia Kampong
Kampong Tralach 7 Cham

Phnom Penh Mekong 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Tan Chau My Tho

Sa Dec Cai Be

Included Flight River cruise Cruise start/finish 4 Optional extension 1 Overnight Land

Scenic Enrich experience
In both the old quarter of Hanoi and
backstreets of Ho Chi Minh City,
travel and eat like a local by riding
tandem on the back of a vintage
Vespa. Discover all the local haunts
of the best local street food and
hideaways. It’s a night’s experience
you will dine out on forever.

Imperial Citadel, Hue, Vietnam

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Your journey day by day

Day Destination Highlights

1 Hanoi Welcome reception

2 Hanoi Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Enrich – Water puppets
3 Hanoi > Halong Bay Au Co Cruise
Cruise Cat Ba Island, Scenic Sundowners

4 Halong Bay Cruise

5 Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi Scenic Freechoice Dining

6 Hanoi > Hoi An Scenic Freechoice Dining

7 Hoi An Visit a local home
Scenic Sundowners

8 Hoi An Scenic Freechoice

9 Hoi An > Hue Scenic Enrich – Duc Son Pagoda
Scenic Enrich – Royal Court
Dinner

10 Hue > Ho Chi Minh City Citadel, Vietnamese cuisine

11 Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels
Scenic Freechoice Dining
12 Ho Chi Minh City > On board welcome reception
Mekong Cruise Scenic Freechoice, Sa Dec
markets
13 Cai Be > Sa Dec

14 Tan Chau Scenic Freechoice

Scenic Freechoice
15 Tan Chau > Phnom Penh Scenic Enrich – Raffles

Experience and High Tea

16 Phnom Penh > Kho Chen Royal Palace

17 Oudong > Kampong Scenic Enrich – Monk blessing
Tralach Scenic Sundowners

18 Wat Hanchey > Kampong Scenic Freechoice
Cham
Mekong Cruise > Siem
19 Reap Scenic Enrich – Phare Circus

20 Siem Reap Angkor Temples Exploration

Water puppets, Hanoi, Vietnam 21 Siem Reap Scenic Enrich –
22 Siem Reap Sunrise Angkor Wat
Scenic Enrich – Temple dinner
Farewell

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Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia
& Luxury Mekong

22 Day Itinerary Hanoi > Siem Reap

Day 01 some kayaking, explore a Sundowners Day 11
tHanoi fHo Chi Minh City
limestone cave and discover This evening relax at a

Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Cat Ba Island. reception in the Blue Bar with Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Enjoy the day at leisure included beer and wine. After lunch at Pho restaurant
and settle into a two night Sundowners Meals: B.D to learn all about this famous
Special Stay at the iconic Exclusive to Scenic guests, Vietnamese dish, stop for
Sofitel Legend Metropole. enjoy a wine tasting on board Day 08 some bargaining at Ben
Tonight meet your Scenic against the backdrop of the Thanh Market.
Tour Director at your karst islands at sunset. fHoi An Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a

Meals: B.L.D Freechoice: Visit the ancient

welcome briefing Day 05 temple ruins of My Son. Vespa foodie tour of Saigon
and dinner. Alternatively, enjoy an by night, enjoy a meal in
Halong Bay Cruise > interactive cooking class at the surroundings of an old
Meals: D Red Bridge Restaurant or French colonial house, or
ftHanoi
Day 02 cycle to a farming village.
Relax during your morning Meals: B.L a restaurant specializing
feHanoi cruising before returning to in Saigon street food.

Freechoice: Visit the History eHanoi for another Special Alternatively, dine at your
Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu,
or join an authentic cooking Stay at the Sofitel Legend Basilico or Market 39.
class. Alternatively, visit Metropole and a historic tour
Day 09 Meals: B.L.D

Hoi An > Hue

of the property. Travel via the breathtaking

Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Freechoice Dining: Tonight Hai Van Pass to Hue, the Day 12
Mausoleum, including a visit enjoy a Vespa foodie tour former imperial capital.
to the Temple of Literature. of Hanoi’s old quarter, Ho Chi Minh City >
On your cyclo ride this or La Terrace at Sofitel. Enrich Mekong Cruise
During an inspiring visit to
afternoon, discover the maze Alternatively, sample Ly Club. Duc Son Pagoda, talk with
of back streets through the Meals: B.L.D Learn all about Vietnam’s
the nuns and learn how they modern history during a visit
Old Quarter. are supporting the orphanage to the Reunification Palace
Day 06 through different initiatives, and War Museum. Travel by
Enrich including the proceeds from coach to My Tho to board the
After attending a customary fHanoi > Hoi An

performance of Hanoi’s Fly to Danang and continue your lunch. luxurious Scenic Spirit.
Wander though the grandeur Meals: B.L.D
famous water puppets, to the ancient town of Hoi of Hue’s Imperial Citadel

learn the secrets behind this An where you will enjoy a
three night stay at Almanity before checking into the
illusionary show thanks to
your special backstage pass. or similar, which includes a French colonial La Résidence Days 13-18
daily 90-minute spa journey Hue Hôtel & Spa or similar, Luxury Mekong River Cruise
Meals: B.D your home for the night.

Day 03 as part of your stay. Enrich

Hanoi > Freechoice Dining: Dine
at the Glory Restaurant or This evening’s Royal Dinner
tHalong Bay Cruise is held in a traditional private
Ancient Faifo. Alternatively, garden house accompanied
by Hue Royal Court music.
Journey to Halong Bay and visit Brother’s Café down Meals: B.L.D
board the elegant Au Co for along the river.
an awe-inspiring and genuine Day 10
Meals: B.D
Hue >
two night cruise through the Day 07 Ho Chi Minh City Day 13-18 Refer to the full
picturesque waters of this Mekong River Cruise itinerary
spectacular World Heritage- sHoi An Visit the Mausoleum of detailed on page 32.
listed icon. Emperor Tu Duc before flying
Step back in time as you to Ho Chi Minh City. After Day 19
Meals: B.L.D take a walking tour of Hoi
An’s World Heritage-listed Mekong Cruise >

Day 04 Old Quarter including the teSiem Reap

sHalong Bay Cruise Japanese Bridge and central arriving at your hotel for the Discover the countryside of
market before stopping
Begin the day with a Tai Chi at the home of a former next two nights, the centrally Cambodia on your drive to
lesson on the Sun Deck. merchant to learn all about
As you cruise deeper into what life is like in Hoi An. located Intercontinental Park Hyatt Siem Reap, your
the National Park, try
Saigon, take a leisurely stylish three night

guided orientation walk of Special Stay.

sites near your hotel.

Meals: B.L.D

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Tonle Sap, Cambodia

Enrich Freechoice: Discover the Day 22
Take your Premium reserved temple of Banteay Srei and
seat at the colorful visit the Landmine Museum Siem Reap
Cambodian Circus, Phare. or admire the skills on
Meals: B.L display at Artisans D’Angkor. Depart Cambodia treasuring
Alternatively, cruise on many wonderful memories.
Day 20 Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a Meals: B
tuk tuk ride to the markets,
Siem Reap or a tethered balloon ride Cabin Upgrades Scenic Spirit
(weather dependent) to
Visit the atmospheric experience the spectacular Cat. Deck Suite Add
Ta Prohm Temple before aerial view above Angkor
exploring Angkor Thom Wat before visiting a Pouk C Jewel Deck Deluxe Suite $850
and the multi-faced Bayon Silk Farm and Preah Khan BA Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,300
Temple. Later Explore the Temple. BB Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,350
colossal Angkor Wat. Take B Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,550
advantage of your free night Enrich A Diamond Deck Deluxe Suite $1,800
to visit the night markets. Be wowed by an exclusive RD Diamond Deck Grand Deluxe Suite $2,600
Meals: B.L Scenic magical themed gala RS Diamond Deck Royal Panorama Suite $3,700
dinner at an Angkor temple,
Day 21 with included drinks and For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 86-87.
a show featuring Apsara Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme
efSiem Reap dancers in front of candle variations in water levels throughout the year.Every effort is made to adhere
lit temple ruins. A truly to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation
Enrich memorable end to your may be necessary due to river conditions,on advice of local authorities or for
Marvel at sunrise over the adventure in Indochina. safety reasons.
magnificent Angkor Wat
before moving to a special Meals: B.D Departure Dates Tour code: VIMC
location for a champagne
breakfast with food prepared 2019 27* From 2020 03 09* 17 31 From
by an NGO supported local Jun 05 19 $8,695 Jan 06 14 $9,995
bakery school. Jul 25* $8,695 Feb 20* 28 $9,995
Jul 02 08* $8,795 Feb 05* 13 $9,895
Aug $8,795 Mar $9,595

Aug 16 30 $8,995 Mar 27 $9,295
Sep 05* 13 $9,395 Apr 02* 10 $9,295
Sep 19* 27 $9,695 Apr 16* 24 $8,995
Oct 11 17* $9,695
Oct 25 31* $9,795
Nov 08 22 28* $9,795
Dec 06 12* 20 $9,695
Dec 26* $9,995

Evergreen Island, Tan Chau, Vietnam * Operates on downstream cruise with slight variations.
Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary details.
Deposit per person (required within 48 hours of booking): $500
All prices are per person, double occupancy and include taxes and charges.
Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on
application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 78-79.

Sagaing, Myanmar
N 21° 54’ E 95° 57’

IRRAWADDY
RIVER
CRUISING

Flowing north to south
from its source high in the
Himalayas, the Irrawaddy
River is the lifeblood
of Myanmar.

— Stretching across the country
toward the Indian Ocean, the
river has long been a source of
inspiration for travelers, artists
and poets alike.
A journey along the Irrawaddy
is the perfect way to reveal
Myanmar’s hidden treasures – its
people and culture – which for
years were only known to the most
intrepid of travelers. Embark on
a voyage of discovery and allow
yourself to be enthralled by the
country’s many charms.

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Luxury Irrawaddy

Scenic Aura, Magwe

Just like the immortal words of Rudyard Kipling’s poem, find your own story to write home about
in this mystical land as you travel up Myanmar’s highway, the Irrawaddy River, to Mandalay.

Begin by exploring the ancient history of Bagan, once the capital of the thriving Burmese empire in the
11-13th centuries. Downstream, explore the British colonial history in Salay and Magwe before com-
mencing your upstream journey to Mandalay.

Enjoy sitting back and watching the ever changing scenery pass by. Stop in Pakkoku and learn some tra-
ditional crafts, be immersed in the spiritual lives of the local nuns in Sagaing and sail through the waters
inhabited by the Irrawaddy dolphin to the pottery village of Kyauk Myaung. Finally end your journey in
Mandalay, the legendary town so well known in literature.

11 Day Cruise Yangon > Mandalay

Day 01 Continue cruising Day 05 Sundowners
downstream to Magwe. A special occasion awaits as
Yangon > Bagan > efsBagan you watch sunset over the
Irrawaddy Cruise Meals: B.L.D temples with a drink in hand.
Optional Hot Air
Meet your Scenic Tour Day 03 Enrich
Director this morning at the Balloon Flight Then be wowed by a Scenic
Pan Pacific hotel at 8:00am Magwe > Yenanchaung exclusive magical themed
from where you transfer to dinner, with included drinks
the airport and fly to Bagan. In Magwe, explore the and a cultural show in front of
On arrival, enjoy a local town by traditional trishaw candle lit Bagan temple ruins.
lunch, then visit the most and take in the views from
iconic sight of this intriguing Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a Meals: B.L.D
region, the Ananda Temple. mesmerising architectural
Afterwards transfer to vision set on Naguttama Day 06
the luxurious Scenic Aura Hill. This afternoon begin
and relax at the welcome your cruise upstream fBagan > Pakkoku
reception as you set sail. on the Irrawaddy.
Between October 1 and Freechoice: Rise early
Meals: B.L.D March 31, take the chance to to attend and partake in
ride in a hot air balloon flight morning alms for the local
Meals: B.L.D Day 04 over the majestic temples of monks or watch sunrise
Bagan. (Must be purchased from atop one of the
Day 02 Yenanchaung > Bagan prior to your cruise to temples inside the park.
guarantee availability). After breakfast travel by
eSalay Today, take advantage of Freechoice: Venture to Mount horse and cart through a
Popa, home to Myanmar’s local village then through the
On your morning walking tour nearly a full day of cruising nats or nature spirits, before surrounding plain and it’s
of Salay admire the colonial on board Scenic Aura, the heading to a Toddy Farm temple ruins before learning
buildings, the Youqson where a traditional lunch all about the production
most luxurious ship on the awaits, or cross the river to of Burmese lacquerware,
Kyaung, a beautiful teak Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the a Bagan specialty. Depart
river as you sail to Bagan. expansive elevated views of Bagan and sail to Pakkoku
monastery now converted Relax on the sundeck with Bagan. Alternatively, explore to visit a cheroot cigar
into a museum and look the markets at Nyaung U workshop and longyi
a cocktail in hand viewing before either exploring the and blanket factory.
inside the largest lacquer
the many temples and
Buddha in Myanmar.
pagodas that line the river
Enrich
as you approach Bagan.
Soak up the ambience of
Meals: B.L.D
the river and the colonial

feel of the town whilst Temple Circuit, or enjoying Meals: B.L.D

enjoying traditional local

Burmese tea and snacks a visit to Old Bagan.

in a restored colonial

villa dating from 1906.

Scenic° 49

11 Day Itinerary Yangon > Mandalay Included Flight River cruise Cruise start/finish 1 Overnight stay

Day 07 unfinished brick pagoda. Kyauk Myaung
Nearby, admire the un-
Sailing cracked Mingun Bell and Mingun
the all-white Hsinbyume Mandalay
Make use of the ship’s Pagoda. Sail to Mandalay Sagaing
luxury and take the time to to visit Amarapura.
sip a cocktail by the pool or Irrawaddy 10 Amarapura
enjoy some solitude on your Sundowners Bagan
private balcony during your In Amarapura, relax with Pakkoku
full day sailing upstream evening drinks in boats
along the Irrawaddy. under U-Bein Bridge, the Salay Mount Popa
world’s longest teak bridge,
Meals: B.L.D to capture that memorable Yenangyaung
photo of the bridge’s Magwe
Day 08 silhouette at sunset.
Back on board enjoy Myanmar Thailand
eSagaing the special farewell by
Scenic Aura’s crew. Yangon
Enrich
In the ancient capital of Meals: B.L.D Scenic Enrich experience
Sagaing interact with novice At a local nunnery in Sagaing, be humbled by an immersive
monks, nuns and orphans Day 11 experience giving alms to the nuns before partaking in the
during a special visit to a blessing ceremony for their midday meal. A truly
monastic supported school. Irrawaddy Cruise rewarding experience.
Continue to a nunnery
where you will partake in e> Mandalay
the ritual and our donation
to the resident nuns before After disembarkation,
their midday meal. admire the intricate artistry
of Shwenandaw, a beautiful
Meals: B.L.D wooden monastery covered
internally in gold leaf.
Day 09 Equally impressive are
the sights at Kuthodaw
Kyauk Myaung Pagoda, home to the
‘World’s Largest Book’. Later
After a morning cruising walk through the rebuilt
through the waters where Mandalay Palace, destroyed
the Irrawaddy dolphin is during World War II.
known to live, we arrive
at the pottery village of Enrich
Kyuak Myaung. Wander Learn how to produce gold
through the village to leaf at a local workshop.
witness the artisans honing At Mahamuni Pagoda,
their craft and the unusual male guests will be able to
way of firing pottery. place the gold leaf on the
iconic Buddha statue.
Meals: B.L.D After lunch transfer to
the airport where your
Day 10 journey concludes.

Mingun > Mandalay Meals: B.L

s> Amarapura

Cruise to Mingun to discover
the stories behind a huge

Departure Dates Tour code: MYST Cabin Upgrades Scenic Aura

2019 04 14* From 2020 02* 12 22* From Cat. Deck Suite Add
Oct 24 $5,795 Jan 01 11* 21 $6,095
Oct 03* 13 23* $6,095 Feb 02* 12 22* $6,095 C Jewel Deck Deluxe Suite $900
Nov 03 $6,095 Mar $5,795 BA Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,250
Dec 13* 23 $6,095 B Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,500
Dec $5,895 A Diamond Deck Deluxe Suite $2,400
RD Diamond Deck Grand Deluxe Suite $3,300
RS Diamond Deck Royal Panorama Suite $4,100

* Operates in reverse with slight variations.Visit scenicusa.com For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 86-87.
for itinerary details. Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme
Deposit per person (required within 48 hours of booking): $500 variations in water levels throughout the year.Every effort is made to adhere
All prices are per person, double occupancy and include taxes and charges. to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation
Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price may be necessary due to river conditions,on advice of local authorities or for
on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 78-79. safety reasons.

To find out more visit scenicusa.com, contact your Travel Professional or call 1 844 920 8963

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