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    Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery River Cruise

    From $7549 $698 taxes

    “Chào Mừng” (Welcome) to your luxury Mekong & Mystical Myanmar River Cruising—Cambodia to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and beyond.

    Journey along the Mekong and the Irrawaddy rivers, on the adventure of a lifetime.  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.

    SCENIC ENRICH ENCOUNTERS GO BEHIND THE SCENES -so you can experience unforgettable moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Our signature Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries around the waterways of South East Asia. From great seats of learning to traditional country ways of life, step into a truly memorable experience. Our Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of diverse and thrilling experiences that will become highlights of your journey. We’ll take you to spiritual temples and ancient ruins, invite you to unique restaurants and unusual performances, and open the door on village life that will take you back generations. During both your cruise and tour these spectacular encounters will unveil a heartbeat of authenticity, offering a truly treasured insight into the pulse of the people and the land in which they reside.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes

      • Airfare to Siem Reap and return from Ho Chi Min City
      • 5 nights Siem Reap hotel at the Park Hyatt or similar
      • Deluxe 7 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Scenic Spirit
      • Domestic airfare
      • Dining Experiences:  28 superb meals including, 11 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L) and 9 Dinners (D)
      • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system
      • 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
      • 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.
    Travel Best Bets Exclusive!  Book by April30 and save $350 per person.
    November 21-December 8, 2018 Balcony Tax
    Vancouver $7549 $698
    Victoria,Kelowna from $300 more
    Calgary,Edmonton from $200 more

    Itinerary:

    Day 1: Depart Canada

    Day 2: Arrive Seam Reap
    Transfer to your hotel, your stylish home for the next five nights
    Hotel: Park Hyatt or similar

    Day 3: Siem Reap
    Spend the day at leisure.
    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 4: Siem Reap
    Spend the day at leisure until your welcome briefing and dinner.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 5: Siem Reap
    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.
    Enrich-Take your Section A Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 6: Siem Reap
    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 7: Siem Reap – Mekong Cruise
    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 8: Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham
    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 or 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 9: Kampong Tralach – Oudong – Kho Chen
    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. Later sail down Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen. 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.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10: Phnom Penh
    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 11: Phnom Penh – Tan Chau
    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 12: Tan Chau
    Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy the solitude on your private balcony.  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.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 13: Sa Dec – Cai Be
    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 14: Mekong Cruise – Ho Chi Minh City
    Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport and depart with many cherished memories
    Meals included: Breakfast


     

    FLIGHTS
    Domestic flights are included within your tour once the tour commences as specified in your itinerary.  Please note internal flight schedules are subject to change. Passport details must be provided 90 days prior to departure to enable flights to be issued.+VISA INFORMATION: CAMBODIACanadian 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 (Saigon to Siem Reap) Both only payable in US Cash.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. 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.VIETNAMCanadian Passport holders travelling to Vietnam require a visa for entry. As visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, Scenic and Emerald Tours’ recommend that you contact the relevant Consulates for the latest information on visa requirements and costs. 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.

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    Terms & Conditions

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287