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Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Fly/Cruise Package

12 nights from $8999 per person share twin
in a Deluxe Suite
economy class flights included
Departs 6 Jul 18

12 nights from
per person share twin in a Deluxe Suiteeconomy class flights includedDeparts 6 Jul 18

Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery Fly/Cruise Package

Captivating charm. The fascinating Mekong is many things to many people. Embark on a journey of contrasts as you gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia and Vietnam’s complex histories and be charmed by the friendly locals as they go about their daily lives along this magnificent waterway. Marvel at the sunrise over the majestic Angkor Wat, receive a monk’s blessing and appreciate the spectacle that is Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Explore the ancient hilltop monastery of Wat Hanchey and immerse yourself in the beauty of Khmer handicrafts in Cheung Kok. Sometimes simply sitting back and watching the world glide by is the perfect way to relish the sights and sounds – especially when ensconced in luxury on board the boutique Scenic Spirit. Let the Mekong captivate and astound.


• Return economy class airfare from Auckland

• 3 nights 5* Hotel in Siem Reap including breakfast and transfers

• 7 night cruise Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City aboard Scenic Spirit

• All meals, and a choice of dining venues, from a-la-carte to casual dining

• Unlimited complimentary beverages

• 5 exclusive Enrich experiences

• 16 Freechoice shore activities and dining

• 1 Memorable Special Stay

• All tipping, gratuities and porterage

• 2 nights 5* Hotel in Ho Chi Minh including breakfast and transfers


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Day 1 - Siem Reap Highlights: Welcome dinner

Arrive at your hotel Siem Reap, your stylish home for a three night Special Stay. Spend the day at leisure until your welcome briefing and dinner.


Meals included: Dinner


Day 2 - Siem Reap Highlights: Angkor Temple Discovery, Enrich - Phare Circus 

Begin the day with a visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple.  See the Elephant Terrace before enjoying your refreshing Khmer lunch. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.



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


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3 - Siem Reap Highlights: Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Enrich - Apsara Temple dinner  


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.



Discover the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) to view the floating villages or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) to experience the spectacular aerial view above Angkor Wat.



Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.


Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 - Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise Highlights: Welcome on board

Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham Highlights: Freechoice

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.



Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and beetle nut village.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 - Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho Chen Highlights: Enrich - Monk blessing

Arrive in Kampong Tralach and experience an ox cart ride through a local village and fields. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.



Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.


Later sail down Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 - Phnom Penh Highlights: Freechoice, Enrich - Raffles Experience and High Tea 


Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.



Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship viewing the floodlit Independence Monument en-route.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 - Phnom Penh > Tan Chau Highlights: Royal Palace, Border crossing

Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 - Tan Chau Highlights: Freechoice


Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc and walk through the market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront. Alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.


Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy the solitude on your private balcony.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10 - Sa Dec > Cai Be Highlights: Sa Dec markets, Freechoice

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



Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Freechoice activity.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11 - Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City Highlights: Farewell

Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport and depart with many cherished memories. Please book flights to depart after 6pm.


Meals included: Breakfast


From $8999 per person share twin in a Deluxe Suite (Cat BA)

From $9545 per person share twin in a Deluxe Suite (Cat A or B)

From $10,075 per person share twin in a Grand Deluxe Suite (Cat RD)



From Christchurch +$195 per person

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All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 06 Mar 19 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. On board credit where shown is per cabin & must be spent on board and is not refundable in cash. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms & conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation. Included airfares are based on special non-refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA, Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non-NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. crs0318-scenic

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until 31 Mar 18 unless sold out prior

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