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THE EXOTIC WONDERS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA RIVER CRUISING

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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 wardrobe 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 2020-21 to explore the waterways of South East Asia in allinclusive luxury. Whatever destination you choose, we look forward to welcoming you on one of our award-winning exceptional journeys.

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Siem Reap Tonle Sap

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VIETNAM CAMBODIA Kampong Cham

Angkor Ban Koh Dach Tan Phnom Penh Chau Ho Chi Minh City Chau Doc Vung Tau Sa Dec Cai Be My Tho

Kampong Tralach Oudong Mekong

River Cruises & Tours Overview Mekong River Cruising Duration 11 Day

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Treasures of the Mekong

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Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

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Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

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Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap 13 Day

Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap 18 Day

Hanoi > Siem Reap 22 Day

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

Mingun Sagaing Mandalay Yandabo Inwa Amarapura Pakkoku Pindaya Caves Bagan Heho Taunggyi Mount Popa Salay Irrawaddy Inle Lake Magwe Minhla Fort

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Irrawaddy River Cruising Duration 14 Day

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Mystical Irrawaddy

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Luxury Irrawaddy

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Treasures of Mekong and Mystical Irrawaddy

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Red, Mekong and Yangtze River Odyssey

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Yangon > Yangon 11 Day

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The Endless Wonders of Asia 30/26 Day

Yangon > Yangon 26/31 Day

Hanoi > Shanghai 26/31 Day

Luxury Mekong & Japan in Focus

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Wondrous Experiences 2/3 Day

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Da Nang Beach Stay

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Ho Chi Minh City > Vung Tau > Ho Chi Minh City 4 Day

Danang > Danang 5 Day

Hanoi > Sapa > Hanoi


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At Scenic, we believe that luxury is all-inclusive and found in the thoughtful details. Our handcrafted award-winning itineraries offer a true insight into the culture, landscape and history of South East Asia.

A Pool and Bar, Scenic Spirit

Our 5-star boutique ships are built to European standards and were designed with you in mind. Intimate and luxurious, they include everything you could possibly need, from a pillow menu to four on board dining options and everything in between. 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 many experiences and activities to choose from – and of course, they’re all included. When we say an all-inclusive cruise, that means everything; Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice, transfers and tips; a morning yoga class to a night-time brandy.


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5-Star Ships Our custom-built 5-star ships are built to European standards and are the most spacious and luxurious vessels on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers. With an almost 1:1 staffto-guest ratio, the largest lead-in suites available and a host of indulgent amenities at your disposal, these beautiful vessels provide the ultimate river cruise experience. See pages 12-13 for details.

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Every suite on board our luxurious vessels in South East Asia features a bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe, separate living area and our exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, giving you a private balcony at the touch of a button.

We know it’s the personal touches that make your cruise special, and so do our butlers. From nightly turndown to shoeshine and drinks service included for all guests, your butler is there to make your Scenic experience extra special.

Akin to a boutique hotel, the fusion design marries contemporary and authentic Asian styles.

They won’t be happy unless you are. See page 15 for details.

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Dining Our chefs’ menus feature dishes inspired by the region, as well as standard Western fare. Guests can dine in a range of venues and savor the diverse cuisine on offer, including our exclusive Teppanyaki Bar on board Scenic Aura, all-day River Café and the elegant Crystal or Bamar Dining. We source our produce from the best regional suppliers, so all our food is fresh and in season. See pages 16-17 for details.

Beverages With unlimited complimentary drinks throughout your time on board our 5-star ships, you can enjoy your favorite tipple whenever the feeling takes you. Whether you’re toasting to a day’s adventures, relaxing by the pool or savoring the very best of our cuisine, there’s an extensive selection of complimentary beverages available all day, every day. See pages 16-17 for details.

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Our expert Journey Designer has handpicked and created a range of exclusive experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey.

Choose from a vast range of activities, sightseeing and dining experiences, ensuring you only see what you want to see, at a pace that suits you.

From an exclusive Angkor Temple Gala Dinner in Siem Reap to an oil lamp lighting ceremony at Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, you’ll be left with amazing memories to treasure forever.

Take a vintage Vespa foodie tour of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi after dark, discover Yangon’s thriving art scene or explore local markets.

See pages 18-19 for details.

From history, culture and food to nature, there’s something for everyone. See pages 20-21 for details.

The Nth Degree Scenic has invested heavily in the Asia region to support our ship operations. Not only do we own our ships, but we designed them to European standards, built them locally and operate them with a Scenic crew overseen by our Western and local Scenic management teams based in the region. This ensures our ability to deliver a consistent level of unmatched 5-star service to our guests. See pages 24-25 for details.

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SCENIC ALL-INCLUSIVE Our 5-star, intimate boutique ships offer a truly all-inclusive luxury package. No hidden extras, just exceptional experiences.

On board 100% one-bedroom balcony suites with separate living room, walk-in robe and Scenic Sun Lounge Largest lead-in suites on the rivers Up to 68 guests on the Mekong, 44 guests on the Irrawaddy Built to European engineering and safety standards Personal service with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio Butler service for all guests Complimentary beverages all day, every day Up to four dining options, from casual to fine dining Authentic local entertainment Wellness Center and fitness area Self-service laundry facilities Guest elevator on board Scenic Spirit Cruise Directors to guide and assist Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Onshore Small group land journeys with an average of only 20 guests and a maximum of 25 guests Same Tour Director from start to finish and expert local guides Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations Scenic Freechoice – an extensive choice of activities and cuisines Scenic Special Stays – iconic hotels remarkable for their location and heritage All internal flights Return airport transfers

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A Butler Service B Lion dance performance, Scenic Spirit C Staff, Scenic Aura D Scenic Spirit Reception area and elevator

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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. They are the most luxurious and spacious ships sailing the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers. Scenic’s commitment to excellence has ensured our ships feature an unparalleled attention to detail, from the wooden floors that are cool underfoot (even the hottest days), to the on board guest elevator on the Scenic Spirit and Teppanyaki Bar on Scenic Aura. 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, and the resortstyle pool, to the sumptuous spa* and Wellness Center, state-ofthe-art gym and beauty salon*, every conceivable need has been catered for. For those who prefer to unwind in private, 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. Those feeling more social can mingle in the resort-style pools or sip a cocktail at one of the outdoor bars. With up to four on board dining options, you’ll also be for choice whether you choose to indulge in a specialty regional dish, local street food or enjoy your favorite Western-style meal.

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Both Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura feature luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites throughout, offering a private view of the changing scenery. With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, your time on board will be one of unparalleled intimacy and world-class indulgence.

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A Pool and Bar, Scenic Aura B Sun Deck, Scenic Aura C Crystal Dining, Scenic Spirit D Grand Deluxe Suite and Sun Lounge, Scenic Spirit F Mandalay Lounge, Scenic Aura

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Enjoy every minute of the exotic scenery that surrounds our ships as you cruise the waterways of South East Asia. All suites on our 5-star luxury ships offer a private balcony and river view for every guest. At the gentle press of a button, your balcony seamlessly converts into our exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge. It’s your own private oasis where you can enjoy breakfast, read a quiet chapter, or sip a glass of complimentary wine. Each suite features our exclusive Scenic Slumber Beds, a separate lounge, walk-in wardrobe and oversized bathroom stocked with luxurious toiletries. Our expansive Royal Panorama Suites, at a generous 753-861 square feet, redefine the industry standard. Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura both feature elegant lounge areas, oversized bathrooms with a bath and a private terrace featuring an outdoor Jacuzzi and daybed. Our Grand Deluxe Suites at 430 square feet also feature stylish lounge areas, spacious bathrooms, queen-size Scenic Slumber Beds, and a full walk-in wardrobe.

We want you to pamper yourself with an extensive pillow menu offering a choice of ten different types of pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, plush bathrobes, nightly turndown service and complimentary shoeshine serve to enhance the ambiance of an opulent 5-star hotel. At 344 square feet, our Deluxe Suites are the most spacious lead-in cabins on the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers, offering modern and elegant furnishings, HDTV and individual climate control. In every suite there’s also a safe for your valuables, umbrellas and even USB ports, and of course, a complimentary mini-bar and Wi-Fi. We believe the hand-finished elements make the difference, and if we’re honest, we’re hoping you’ll want for nothing.

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Your butler service includes a valet, shoeshine and drinks service, cocktails arranged in the lounge or your suite, and morning tea and coffee delivered to your suite; all you have to do is ask.

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Diamond Deck Guests can enjoy breakfast in their suite and 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 fresh fruit delivered to your suite in the afternoon, canapés before dinner and petit fours for after. Also, enjoy Club Floor privileges at the Intercontinental Saigon. Royal Panorama Suite In addition to all the inclusions noted 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 couple on board Wellness Center credit.

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Scenic understands 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.

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Included extras: Room service to all suites Mini-bar re-stocked daily Late night menu for night owls and an early-risers option Environmentally friendly, refillable Scenic water bottles for onshore excursions and chef-prepared picnics available Scenic Sundowners and Scenic Freechoice dining options highlight the wonders of food onshore as well as on board

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.

Diverse and delicious food experiences are one of the highlights of your Scenic cruise. You’ll be spoiled for choices, from your first freshly ground coffee at breakfast to a relaxing nightcap from your mini-bar after an aromatic feast. Working from the largest and most modern kitchens of any river cruise vessel in the region, our chefs are proud of the quality meals they provide and draw inspiration from the regions you travel through. Most of our food is seasonal and regional, freshly prepared and mouthwatering, including unique tarantula and cricket dishes. Savor buffet or à la carte fare in our chic Crystal or Bamar Dining venues, or visit the River Café for an extra-early breakfast or casual Asian-inspired snacks throughout the day. Our exclusive Teppanyaki Bar on board Scenic Aura fires up on select evenings for a full al fresco dining experience, while on selected nights on board Scenic Spirit, Diamond Deck guests dine at the chef’s table.


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From the indulgence of dégustation fine dining to a relaxed meal in the River Café, highlight evenings or unwinding with new friends, there’s a venue and a menu for every occasion.

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Casual and flexible dining options to suit your schedule

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Wide range of cuisine from local specialties to homegrown favorites

A great meeting spot, open for all day grazing and socializing

À la carte menus

Gelato bar, light snacks, healthy options, tasty treats

Specialty themed lunches and dinners, including street food options and family-style meals.

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Fiery and theatrical dining experience on board Scenic Aura

Room service is available, and included, throughout your cruise

A maximum of six guests an evening, all guests will dine here at least once during their cruise

Dine in the comfort of your suite while the views float by

Enjoy food cooked to order from a live cooking station by our expert chefs

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

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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 Applying gold leaf, Mahamuni Pagoda, Myanmar B Angkor Temple Gala Dinner, Cambodia C Private viewing, Museum of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China

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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 compliment your cruise and become highlights of your journey. We’ll take you off-the-beaten-track to some of the world’s most spectacular monuments. Scenic will 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. To find out more visit scenicusa.com, contact your Travel Professional or call 1 844 920 8963


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Each guest is different, so we appreciate that you may want to move at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll want to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo, or you may wish to truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For those keen to explore further afield, for a longer or more demanding journey. Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city on a walking tour. Relaxed – A slower pace to take in the temples or enjoy an authentic cooking class.

Explore the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi after dark on a vintage Vespa. Take a handson cooking class in Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter. Unearth Yangon’s thriving art scene. Get up close with nature at the Tra Su Bird Park. All our itineraries provide an in-depth, immersive experience, exclusive to Scenic. Scenic Freechoice gives you the flexibility to pick the experiences that suit your interests. There are visits to World Heritage-listed sites, insights into local cultures, and journeys to those hidden pockets that only the locals know about. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of dining options through Scenic Freechoice Dining. These insightful culinary highlights give you the opportunity to select where to dine during certain parts of your journey. There is a wealth of choice in all locations, whichever cruise you decide on.


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A Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, Vietnam B Pindaya Caves, Myanmar C Tethered balloon ride, Angkor Wat, Cambodia D Mount Popa, Myanmar E Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi by night, Vietnam

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 among stunning tropical gardens and featuring open-air pavilion dining. This is the perfect place to learn how to whip up authentic Vietnamese dishes and sample the delicious results. To find out more visit scenicusa.com, contact your Travel Professional or call 1 844 920 8963


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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 We believe your holiday in Asia should be immersive, including more personalized encounters with local people and their customs. We limit our group sizes to an average of 20 guests only while onshore, enabling us to offer activities inaccessible to larger groups. We personally greet you on arrival and, at the end of your journey, we’ll arrange transport to the airport. Travel in style, like a local As well as cruising in luxury on your 5-star Scenic ship, all other elements of your journey have been designed to ensure hassle-free travel from one place to the next. You can look forward to the best standard of transport available throughout, plus some local varieties for truly authentic experiences. These include riding on vintage Vespas, tuk tuks, cyclos, xe lois, trishaws, horse-carts, sampans, long tail speedboats, bumboats and even ox carts. Asian Based Support Scenic Tours not only owns both Scenic Aura and Scenic Spirit, but designed them to European standards, built them locally. We operate them with a Scenic crew overseen by our Western and local management teams, based in in Yangon, Mandalay, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Uniquely, this ensures our ability to deliver a consistent level of unmatched 5-star service throughout your time in South East Asia. Scenic employs the best Tour Directors in the region and they go out of their way to show you the little known gems that only a local can. Everything is taken care of, including transfers and tipping so you can be assured of a truly relaxing holiday in Asia with unrivaled, on the ground support behind the scenes. Exclusive access Both on board or onshore, we bring you the very best art and culture of the region, in the utmost style and comfort. Whether it’s at shows with backstage access like the Water Puppets in Hanoi, Premium Reserved seats at the Phare Circus in Siem Reap, visiting a nunnery in Sagaing to partake in their lunchtime rituals or an exclusive highlight dinner at an Angkorian or Bagan temple, you will remember these special moments for years to come. Environmentally friendly We don’t use plastic water bottles on board our ships on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers, and all straws used on board are paper. Guests are provided with a Scenic water bottle which can be refilled at special filtered water stations. We partner with and fund local programs that collect and recycle plastic waste, therefore reducing rubbish and providing employment and income to local villages.


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Even when you’re not on the river, you’ll stay in the most luxurious accommodation. Exceptional quality and service is integral to everything we do and our selection of handpicked luxury hotels will ensure that your vacation become more than extraordinary. Enjoy checking into a spectacular hotel where you can relax and recharge after a busy day exploring. From grand city center properties to idyllic hideaways, you can relax in the knowledge that all of your hotels, resorts and lodges have been specifically chosen to let you thoroughly enjoy each destination. Integrating elements of the local surroundings into its design, architecture and overall guest experience, the Almanity Hoi An Resort and Spa includes daily spa treatments as part of your stay. In Champasak, the River Resort is located on the Mekong River and features stylish and modern villas with fantastic views of the river and mountains. For our Sapa extension, stay at the elegant and recently opened Silk Path Grand Hotel overlooking the valley.

We’ve also handpicked a selection of extraspecial hotels for your journey, aptly named Scenic Special Stays. These are hotels of outstanding quality and character such as the historic Sofitel Legend Metropole, a French Colonial-style hotel located in the heart of Hanoi’s French Quarter. In Myanmar you’ll stay in Club Rooms at the newly-opened Pan Pacific Yangon located across from the market while in Inle Lake, stay at the award-winning Sanctum Hotel. At Luang Say Residence in Luang Prabang, the graceful aspects of life in the Colonial era are reflected in a blend of Indochinese and French architecture.

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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.

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Phnom Krom, Cambodia N 13° 13’ E 103° 49’


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 and 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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Mekong magnificence 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 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 Day 01

Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. You will be welcomed and taken to your meeting point, the Intercontinental Saigon. Please arrive at the hotel by midday. After lunch, travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Toast the start of your cruise with a cocktail reception.

Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap town of Sa Dec and interact with the sellers in the lively market. Also visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Meals: B.L.D

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Phnom Penh > Kho Chen This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later, sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen. Meals: B.L.D

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Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Enrich 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. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery. Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit. Later, sail the Tonle and Mekong rivers to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh. Sundowners Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails past the capital at sunset. Meals: B.L.D


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Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

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Meet the novice monks at Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk (or drive) to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham. Freechoice: Learn the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor, an 11th-century temple that has a modern pagoda built within. Alternatively, explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village. Meals: B.L.D

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Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap. Enrich Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colorful Cambodian Circus, Phare. Meals: B.L

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Siem Reap

River cruise

dependent) before visiting Pouk Silk Farm. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets.

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Enrich Marvel at sunrise over magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school. Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multifaced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Enrich Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins. Meals: B.D

Day 11

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Kampong Cham

Mekong

Phnom Penh Tan Chau

Ho Chi Minh City

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Departure Dates 2020#

Tour code: VIMR.1

From

2021

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02*, 12, 16*, 26, 30*

$5,695

09, 13*, 23, 27*

$5,695

09

$5,695

13*, 23, 27*

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$4,995

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$4,695

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$4,695

$4,895

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08, 12*

$4,895

22, 26*

$5,195

06, 10*, 20, 24*

$5,495

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$5,495

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$5,495

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04*, 18*

$5,695

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$5,695

24

$5,295

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$4,995

21

$4,995

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$4,695

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$4,695

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$4,695

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$5,995

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*Operates in reverse with slight variations. Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary details #Departures in Nov 2019-May 2020 follow the 2019/2020 season itinerary.

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All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 and 87..

Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather

Cabin Upgrades 

Scenic Enrich experience Revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors.

Scenic Spirit

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$900 $1,300 $1,350 $1,550 $1,800 $2,600 $3,800

For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 94-95. Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year.Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions,on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

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


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Treasures of the Mekong Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Inspired by temples and traditions Breathe in the essence of South East Asia during this enchanting journey from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia. From the ancient hilltop pagoda of Wat Hanchey to the famous Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, Scenic will unveil a multitude of experiences that will allow you to appreciate this magnificent waterway. 13 Day Cruise & Tour

Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap

Day 01

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Welcome to Vietnam. Relax Freechoice: Board a sampan for the next two nights at the to visit Cai Be before Intercontinental Saigon. stopping at local cottage industries and a French Meals: D colonial or traditional Day 02 Vietnamese house. Alternatively, savor morning Ho Chi Minh City Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay and learn about the on board for your special underground labyrinth of Scenic Freechoice activity. war-time passageways. Later, immerse yourself Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon in the historic town of Sa Dec and interact with the by night, enjoy a meal in sellers in the lively market, the surroundings of an old then visit the home of Mr French colonial house or Huynh Thuy Le who inspired a restaurant specializing Marguerite Duras’ novel in Saigon street food. L’Amant. Alternatively, dine at your

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Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village. Enrich Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery. Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham. Sundowners Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

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Walk to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail to Kampong Cham.


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Enrich Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared Meals: B.L.D by an NGO supported local bakery school. Day 10 Visit the atmospheric, jungle Mekong Cruise > covered Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap before stopping at Angkor Drive to Park Hyatt Siem Thom and the multi-faced Reap, your stylish three Bayon Temple. night Special Stay. Enrich Enrich Be wowed by a mystical Gala Take your Premium Reserved Dinner at an Angkor temple, seat at the colorful with included free flow drinks Cambodian Circus, Phare. and a show featuring Apsara Meals: B.L dancers.

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Royal Palace Phnom Penh In Phnom Penh, you will explore the gleaming Royal Palace, the official residence of the King of Cambodia. Your visit to the throne room and the Silver Pagoda are all included.

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My Tho Sa Dec Cai Be

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Freechoice: Learn about the history behind Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor. Alternatively, explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

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Tour code: VIMS.1

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$6,395

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$6,695

$6,195

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06*, 14, 20*, 28 $6,695

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05*, 13, 19*, 27 $6,695

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18*, 26

$6,595

*Operates in reverse with slight variations. Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary details #Departures in Nov 2019-May 2020 follow the 2019/2020 season itinerary.

Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 and 87.

Cabin Upgrades 

Scenic Spirit

Cat.

Deck

Suite

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C BA BB B A RD RS

Jewel Deck Sapphire Deck Sapphire Deck Sapphire Deck Diamond Deck Diamond Deck Diamond Deck

Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Grand Deluxe Suite Royal Panorama Suite

$900 $1,300 $1,350 $1,550 $1,800 $2,600 $3,800

For details of our suite categories and deck plans,see pages 94-95. Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year.Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions,on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

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

Travel in the footsteps of artists and kings 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 while still maintaining a deep connection to the past; discover secret places that make this city the artistic and cultural capital of Vietnam. 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. In contrast, 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.

Hanoi

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Vietnam

Laos Thailand

Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Kampong Kdei Kampong Cambodia Cham Kampong Tralach 7 Phnom Penh

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Hanoi Heritage Walk 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.

Halong Bay, Vietnam


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Exclusive Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple supporting an NGO bakery school Vespa foodie night tour of Saigon and Hanoi Included tour to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh Night time tuk tuk tour with distillery visit VIP seats to Phare Circus in Siem Reap Behind the scenes of the Water Puppets Sample authentic local transport options All hotels within walking distance to attractions Same Scenic Tour Director from start to finish

Water Puppets, Hanoi, Vietnam


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Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong 18 Day Itinerary Hanoi > Siem Reap Day 01

Day 05

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Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay at the iconic Sofitel Legend Metropole.

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Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Meals: D Metropole and undertake a historical bunker tour at Day 02 the hotel. Hanoi Freechoice Dining: Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Freechoice: Visit the History Hanoi’s Old Quarter, or dine Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, at the La Terrace at Sofitel. or join an authentic cooking class. Alternatively, visit Ho Chi Alternatively, sample Ly Club. Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, Meals: B.L.D including a visit to the Temple Day 06 of Literature.

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Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a cave and discover Cat Ba Island. Sundowners Exclusive to Scenic guests on board, enjoy a wine tasting against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset. Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.D

Ho Chi Minh City

Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring two night Special Stay cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritagelisted icon.

Day 04

After a morning at leisure, fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Relax for the next two nights at your centrally located hotel, the Intercontinental Saigon.

Day 07

Day 03

Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise

Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City:

coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

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Cai Be > Sa Dec:

Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively, savor morning tea at a French colonial house or stay on board for a special Scenic Freechoice activity. Back on board, take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony. Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and interact with the sellers in the lively market. Also visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Meals: B.L.D

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Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of wartime passageways. After lunch, stop for some bargaining at Ben Thanh Market. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specializing in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise Discover Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Later travel by

Day 10

Tan Chau

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Freechoice: Visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. In Chau Doc visit a family-operated fish farm or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. The afternoon is at leisure on board to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong. Enjoy a themed dinner to say farewell to Vietnam. Meals: B.L.D

Day 11

Tan Chau > Phnom Penh

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Arrive early this morning into the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, or

take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk and visit the Central Market before stopping for lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching street kids hospitality skills. This afternoon is at your leisure for shopping or exploring on your own.Enrich Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors. Meals: B.L.D

Day 12

Phnom Penh > Kho Chen This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later, sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen. Meals: B.L.D

Day 13

Oudong > Kampong Tralach

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Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Enrich 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. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery. Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to reboard Scenic Spirit. Later, sail the Tonle and Mekong rivers


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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh. Sundowners Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails past the capital at sunset. Meals: B.L.D

Day 14

Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

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Meet the novice monks at Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk (or drive) to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham. Freechoice: Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor, an

moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO Freechoice: Discover Banteay supported local bakery school. Srei and visit the Landmine Visit Ta Prohm Temple and Museum or admire the skills on Angkor Thom with the multidisplay at Artisans D’Angkor. faced Bayon Temple. The Meals: B.L.D Alternatively, cruise on Tonle remainder of the afternoon is Sap (seasonal), take a tuk Day 15 at leisure. tuk ride to the markets or Enrich Mekong Cruise > take a tethered balloon ride Be wowed by a mystical themed Siem Reap above Angkor Wat (weather Gala Dinner at an Angkor dependent) before visiting Discover the rural side of temple, with included free flow Cambodia on your drive to the Pouk Silk Farm. drinks and a show featuring Later in the afternoon, visit Park Hyatt Siem Reap, your Apsara dancers in front of stylish three night Special Stay the colossal Angkor Wat. Take candlelit temple ruins. advantage of your free night to located in the heart of Siem Meals: B.D visit the night markets. Reap. 11th-century temple that has a modern pagoda built within. Alternatively, explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

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13*, 27* 05, 25* $8,895 Jan $8,895 04, 18 02, 08*, 16, 22* $8,895 Feb $8,895 24* 02 $8,795 Mar $8,895 03 08*, 16, 22* $8,795 Mar $8,595 09* 30 $8,495 Mar $8,195 23*, 31 05*, 13 $8,195 Apr $8,195 06* 03*, 11 $8,195 May $7,895 20* 12*, 20 $7,995 $7,895 Jul 13*, 21 09*, 17 $8,295 $7,895 Aug 10*, 18 06*, 14 $8,795 $8,095 Sep 07* 04*, 12 $9,095 $8,095 Oct 15 18*, 26 $9,195 $8,395 Oct 05*, 13, 19*, 27 01*, 09, 23, 29* $9,195 $8,695 Nov 02*, 10, 24, 30* 07 $9,195 $8,695 Dec 08, 14*, 22 $9,095 13*, 21, 27* $8,695 Dec 28* $8,895 *Operates in reverse with slight variations. Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary details #Departures in Nov 2019-Apr 2020 follow the 2019/2020 season itinerary. Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 and 87.

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$1,800

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For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 94-95. Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

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

A sensory celebration of South East Asia 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 Heritagelisted Angkor Wat and a full breakfast in support of an NGO backed bakery school.

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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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. Bahn Xeo, Vietnam


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Exclusive Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple Included daily 60-minute spa sessions in Hoi An Vespa foodie night tour of Saigon and Hanoi Royal Dinner in Hue Included tour to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh Night time tuk tuk tour with distillery visit VIP seats to Phare Circus in Siem Reap Behind the scenes of the Water Puppets Hotels within walking distance to attractions Same Scenic Tour Director from start to finish

Lanterns, Hoi An, Vietnam


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Freechoice: Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or join an authentic cooking class. Alternatively, visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature. Enrich After attending a traditional performance of Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets, learn the secrets behind this illusionary show thanks to your special backstage pass. Meals: B.D

Day 03

Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise

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Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring and genuine two night Special Stay cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

Halong Bay Cruise

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Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Metropole and a historic tour of the property. Freechoice Dining: Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club. Meals: B.L.D

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Fly to Danang and continue to the ancient town of Hoi An where you will enjoy a three night stay at Almanity, which includes a daily spa journey as part of your stay. Freechoice Dining: Dine at the Morning Glory Restaurant or Ancient Faifo. Alternatively, visit Brother’s Café.

Red Bridge Restaurant or cycle food. Alternatively, dine at your to a farming village. hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39. Meals: B.L Day 09

Hoi An > Hue

Meals: B.L.D

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Travel via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former imperial capital. Enrich During an inspiring visit to Duc Son Pagoda, talk with the nuns and learn how they are supporting the local orphanage. Wander though the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel before checking into the Pilgrimage Village or similar, your home for the night. Enrich This evening’s Royal Dinner is held in a traditional private garden house accompanied by Hue Royal Court music.

Days 13-18

Luxury Mekong River Cruise

Hue > Ho Chi Minh City:

Visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc before flying to Ho Chi Minh City. After arriving Day 07 at your hotel for the next two Hoi An nights, the centrally located Step back in time as you take a Intercontinental Saigon, take walking tour of Hoi An’s World a leisurely guided orientation walk of sites near your hotel. Heritage-listed Old Quarter including the Japanese Bridge Meals: B.L.D and central market before stopping at the home of a Day 11 former merchant to learn all Ho Chi Minh City about what life is like in Hoi An. Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Sundowners After lunch at a Pho restaurant, This evening relax at a reception learn all about this famous in the Blue Bar with included Vietnamese dish, then stop at beer and wine. Ben Thanh Market. Meals: B.D Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon Day 08 by night, enjoy a meal in the Hoi An surroundings of an old French colonial house, or a restaurant Freechoice: Visit the ancient specializing in Saigon street temple ruins of My Son.

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Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the Sun Deck. As you cruise deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a limestone cave and discover Cat Ba Island. Sundowners Exclusive to Scenic guests, enjoy a wine tasting on board against the backdrop of the Alternatively, enjoy an karst islands at sunset. interactive cooking class at Meals: B.L.D

Learn all about Vietnam’s modern history during a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Travel by coach to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit.

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Discover the countryside on your drive to Park Hyatt Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of the town. Enrich Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colorful Cambodian Circus, Phare. Meals: B.L


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Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets, or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat. Later, visit Angkor Wat for those afternoon photographs, before enjoying an evening at leisure.

temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins. Meals: B.D Day 22

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Enrich Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school. Visit Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Enrich Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor

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Enquire about adding a Sapa extension before the start of this itinerary. Details see page 80.

#Departures in Nov 2019-Apr 2020 follow the 2019/2020 season itinerary. Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 and 87.

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For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 94-95. Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

Vendor, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


U-Bein Bridge, Amarapura N 21° 53’ E 96° 03’


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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Mystical Irrawaddy 14 Day Cruise & Tour

Yangon > Yangon

Dip your toes into the magic of Myanmar From Mandalay to Yangon, the sublime Irrawaddy River and equally enchanting landscape of Myanmar will accompany you on this adventure of a lifetime. Only recently opened to Western travelers, this land of deep spirituality and spectacular treasures will entrance and delight. Scenic Aura will be your all-inclusive luxurious home-away-fromhome. Experience traditional river village life in the pottery village of Yandabo, let the awe of Bagan wash over you and explore the colonial relics of Magwe and Salay before arriving in the bustling capital of Yangon. The city offers up many surprises including a thriving arts scene and the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. As the sun sets on an incredible experience you’ll take part in a traditional oil lamp lighting ceremony, an uplifting and magical way to conclude your time in this mystical land.

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Exclusive Gala Temple View Dinner in Bagan Club Floor Rooms in Yangon Gold leaf and Mahamuni Pagoda activity Visit a monastic school and give alms at a nunnery Partake in oil lamp lighting at Shwedagon Pagoda Enjoy Burmese tea in a colonial house built in 1906 Sundowners – U Bein Bridge, Amarapura Sample authentic local transport options Hotels within walking distance to attractions and shops Same local Scenic Tour Director from start to finish

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Yangon > Mandalay Welcome to Yangon and transfer to your domestic flight to Mandalay. Enjoy a night at Mandalay Hill Resort where you meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow guests at your briefing and welcome dinner. Meals: D

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Mandalay > Irrawaddy Cruise

longest teak bridge, to capture that memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset. Meals: B.L.D

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Sagaing, regarded as the country’s spiritual capital, is dotted with hundreds of painted pagodas and monasteries. Enrich In the ancient capital of Sagaing interact with novice monks, nuns and orphans during a visit to a monastic supported school before continuing to a quiet nunnery where you will partake in the ritual and our donation to the resident nuns before their midday meal.

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Marvel at Shwenandaw, a beautiful wooden monastery covered internally in gold leaf. Equally as impressive are the sights at Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the ‘World’s Largest Book’ is housed. Later, walk Set sail to the pottery through the rebuilt Mandalay Palace, destroyed during World village of Yandabo. War II. Meals: B.L.D Enrich Learn how to produce gold leaf at a local workshop. At Mahamuni Pagoda, home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha images, male guests may place gold leaf on the iconic Buddha statue.

Board Scenic Aura and enjoy tonight’s welcome reception whilst cruising upstream on the mighty Irrawaddy River. Meals: B.L.D

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Yandabo > Pakkoku Arrive in Yandabo where in 1826, the peace treaty ending the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed. Now famous for its pottery, stroll through the village and witness the artisans honing their craft and observe their unusual way of firing pottery. Later, cruise to Pakkoku for the night to visit a cheroot cigar workshop and a longyi and blanket factory.

Enrich Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive mystical themed dinner, with included free flow drinks and cultural show in front of floodlit Bagan temple ruins. Meals: B.L.D

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Day 09

Magwe

Purchase a hot air balloon flight over the majestic temples of Bagan. Flights last approximately 45 minutes and must be purchased prior to your cruise to guarantee availability. This morning visit the most iconic sight of this hypnotic region, the impressive Ananda Temple before cruising downstream to Salay. On your walking tour of the town, explore Paya Thonzu, a small trio of brick shrines, admire Youqson Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery and look inside the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar.

This morning discover the town of Magwe as you are peddled around in a local trishaw bike. Take in the views from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill. This afternoon relax on board and watch the changing scenery go by as you sail towards Bagan. Meals: B.L.D

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Sailing > Bagan Make use of the ship’s luxury during your day of sailing upstream along the Irrawaddy towards Bagan. Relax on the Sun Deck with a cocktail in hand viewing the many temples and pagodas that line the river as you approach this ancient location. Meals: B.L.D

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Bagan. Alternatively, wander through the markets at Nyaung U before either exploring the Temple Circuit, or enjoying a visit to Old Bagan. Relax on board for the remainder of the day before your farewell dinner tonight.

Alternatively, be guided on a tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala village and travel by trishaw through the local neighbourhood. Visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon’s reclining Buddha.

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Enrich As the sun sets, wander around Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar, and learn about the ritual of oil lamp lighting before partaking in this local tradition. Enjoy tonight’s farewell dinner at the iconic colonial Strand Hotel.

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Disembark and fly to Yangon and enjoy lunch at the historical House of Memories Restaurant, once the office of General Aung San. Then settle into your Pacific Club floor room at the Pan Pacific Yangon for a two night Special Stay. This evening enjoy the included facilities of your Pacific Club access. Meals: B.L

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*Operates in reverse with slight variations. Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary details Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Balcony Suite. Single Supplement price on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 and 87.

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For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 94-95. Please note: The Irrawaddy River is subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

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


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The water road to Mandalay 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 commencing your upstream journey to Mandalay. Enjoy sitting back and watching the ever changing scenery pass by. Stop in Pakkoku, learn some traditional crafts and be immersed in the spiritual lives of the local nuns in Sagaing. Finally end your journey in Mandalay, the legendary town so well known in literature. 11 Day Cruise

Yangon > Mandalay

Day 01

Yangon > Bagan > Irrawaddy Cruise Meet your Tour Director this morning at your hotel at 8:00am for your flight to Bagan. On arrival enjoy a local lunch and then visit the Ananda Temple. Afterwards transfer to the luxurious Scenic Aura and relax at the welcome reception as you set sail. Meals: L.D

Day 02

Sailing > Magwe

end to independent Burma. Continue sailing to Bagan. Day 07 Afterwards sail back upstream Relax on the Sun Deck with a Bagan > Pakkoku towards Salay. cocktail in hand viewing the many temples and pagodas Meals: B.L.D that line the river as you Optional Hot Air approach the ancient location. Day 04



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Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony during your day sailing upstream along the Irrawaddy to Salay. Arrive late in the afternoon to spend the night alongside this colonial riverside town.

Take advantage of a day of Meals: B.L.D cruising as you sail to Magwe. Spend the day relaxing and Day 05 getting to know the facilities of Salay > Bagan Scenic Aura. Arrive into Magwe On your morning walking tour later this afternoon. of Salay admire the colonial Meals: B.L.D buildings, the Youqson Kyaung, Day 03 a beautiful teak monastery now converted to a museum Magwe > Minhla Fort and look inside the largest Explore Magwe by traditional lacquer Buddha in Myanmar. trishaw and take in the views Enrich from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a Soak up the ambience of the mesmerising architectural river and the colonial feel of the vision set on Naguttama Hill. Continue cruising downstream town while enjoying traditional local Burmese tea and snacks to the Italian built Minhla in a restored colonial villa Fort where its capture by dating from 1906. the British brought to an

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Yandabo Arrive in Yandabo where in 1826, the peace treaty ending the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed. Now famous for its pottery, stroll through the village and witness the artisans honing their craft. Continue sailing to Mingun. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Also take in the views over the Irrawaddy River from Sagaing Hill before sailing to Mandalay to visit Amarapura. Sundowners In Amarapura, relax with evening drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge, to capture that memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset. Back on board enjoy the special farewell by Scenic Aura’s crew. Meals: B.L.D

Mingun

Cruise to Mingun to discover Day 11 the stories behind a huge Irrawaddy Cruise > unfinished brick pagoda. Mandalay Nearby, admire the un-cracked After disembarkation, Mingun Bell and the all-white admire the intricate artistry Hsinbyume Pagoda. of Shwenandaw, a wooden Meals: B.L.D monastery covered internally in gold leaf. Equally impressive Day 10 are the sights at Kuthodaw Sagaing > Mandalay > Pagoda, home to the ‘World’s Amarapura Largest Book’. Later, walk through the rebuilt Mandalay Enrich Palace, destroyed during World In Sagaing interact with novice War II. monks, nuns and orphans Enrich during a visit to a monastic Learn how to produce gold supported school before leaf at a local workshop. At continuing to a quiet nunnery Mahamuni Pagoda, male where you will partake in the guests will be able to place the ritual and our donation to the gold leaf on the iconic Buddha resident nuns before their statue. midday meal. After lunch transfer to the airport or your hotel.

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*Operates in reverse with slight variations. Visit scenicusa.com for itinerary details Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Balcony Suite. Single Supplement price on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 130 and 131.

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For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 138-139. Please note: The Irrawaddy River is subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

In Sagaing, be humbled by an immersive experience giving alms to the nuns before partaking in the blessing ceremony for their midday meal. To find out more visit scenicusa.com, contact your Travel Professional or call 1 844 920 8963


Kawaguchiko, Japan N 35° 31’ E 138° 44’


ULTIMATE CRUISING Combine both cruises into one journey or extend your Asian experience with Scenic to China and Japan.

— Combine a land journey of these oriental wonders with a cruise along the Mekong or Irrawaddy rivers and enjoy the varied experiences China and Japan have to offer. Scenic’s portfolio of luxury journeys in Asia also encompasses the mystical sub-continent of India and South Korea, offering you a wealth of choice for your next Asian adventure.


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Treasures of the Mekong & Mystical Myanmar 26/30 Day Cruise & Tour

Siem Reap > Yangon

Two rivers, one lifetime Undertake one of the most inspiring trips of your life. A captivating mix combining the vitality of the Mekong and the mysticism of the Irrawaddy that will entrance and delight for years to come. Featuring the very best elements of South East Asia with the ultimate in luxury all-inclusive river cruising, you begin in Cambodia, taking in the wonders of Angkor Wat before moving into sparkling Vietnam, along the mighty Mekong. From vibrant Ho Chi Minh City you’ll fly to Yangon to explore mystical Myanmar. As you journey along the spectacular Irrawaddy, jaw-dropping doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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Two exclusive Temple Gala Dinners Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple supporting a NGO bakery school Night time tuk tuk tour with private after hours distillery visit in Phnom Penh VIP seats to Phare Circus in Siem Reap Club Floor rooms in Yangon Lunch with an Intha family in their home in Inle Lake Visit a Monastic School and give alms at a nunnery Gold leaf and Mahamuni Pagoda activity Partake in oil lamp lighting at Shwedagon Pagoda Hotels within walking distance to attractions and shops Same local Scenic Tour Director for each cruise


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Day 20 Enrich Wander around Shwedagon Bagan Pagoda and partake in the ritual Rise early to partake in Arrive at the Park Hyatt Siem of oil lamp lighting. Reap, your stylish home for a morning alms for the monks. Refer to the full Mekong Meals: B.L three night Special Stay. Freechoice: Venture to Mount itinerary detailed on page 76. Popa, home to Myanmar’s Meals: D Meals: B.L.D Day 15 nats or nature spirits, or cross Yangon > Bagan > the river to Tant Kyi Tuang. Day 02 Day 11 Alternatively, wander through Irrawaddy Cruise Siem Reap Mekong Cruise > the markets at Nyaung U Fly to Bagan. On arrival, visit Freechoice: Discover Banteay Ho Chi Minh City before either exploring the Ananda Temple, then transfer Srei and the Landmine Temple Circuit, or Old Bagan. Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and to the luxurious Scenic Aura. Museum or admire the skills on visit the War Museum before Enrich display at Artisans D’Angkor. Meals: B.L.D an orientation tour around your Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive Alternatively, cruise on Tonle hotel for the next two nights, dinner, with free flow drinks Day 16 Sap (seasonal), take a tuk the Intercontinental Saigon. and cultural show in front of tuk ride to all the markets or Sailing > Magwe Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a candlelit temple ruins. take a tethered balloon ride Enjoy a full day of cruising as Vespa foodie tour of Saigon, Meals: B.L.D above Angkor Wat (weather you sail to Magwe. or a meal in the surroundings dependent). Later, visit Day 21 of an old French colonial Meals: B.L.D Angkor Wat. Bagan > Pakkoku house, or a restaurant Enrich specializing in Saigon street Day 17 Admire the colorful food. Alternatively, dine at your Magwe > Minhla Fort Optional Hot Air Cambodian Circus, Phare. hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Explore Magwe by traditional Basilico or Market 39. Balloon Flight Meals: B.L trishaw and take in the views Meals: B.L.D from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda. Day 03 Continue cruising to Minhla Day 12 Siem Reap Fort. Afterwards sail back Ho Chi Minh City Enrich upstream towards Salay. Marvel at sunrise over the Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels Meals: B.L.D magnificent Angkor Wat. before returning to explore the Savour a champagne breakfast Reunification Palace. Enjoy Day 18 with food prepared by an NGO tonight’s farewell dinner. Sailing > Salay supported local bakery school. Meals: B.L.D Make use of the ship’s luxury Visit Ta Prohm Temple, before Take a ride in a hot air balloon sailing to Salay. stopping at Angkor Thom and Day 13 over Bagan. Meals: B.L.D the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Ho Chi Minh City > Travel by horse and cart Enrich Yangon through the temple ruins Day 19 Be wowed by a mystical themed before learning all about Say farewell to Vietnam and Salay > Bagan: gala dinner at an Angkor the production of Burmese temple, with included free flow fly to Yangon for a two night On your morning walking tour Special Stay in your Club Floor admire the colonial buildings, a lacquerware. Sail to Pakkoku drinks and a show featuring to visit cheroot cigar and longyi room at Pan Pacific Hotel. Apsara dancers. beautiful teak monastery and and blanket workshops. Meals: B. D Meals: B.D look inside the largest lacquer Meals: B.L.D Buddha in Myanmar. Day 14 Day 04 Enrich Day 22 Yangon Siem Reap > Enjoy traditional Burmese tea in Yandabo a restored colonial villa dating Freechoice: Embark a local Mekong Cruise Arrive in Yandabo. Stroll back to 1906. Drive to Kampong Cham where train for a ride around Yangon’s through the pottery village and suburbs. Alternatively, be Continue sailing to Scenic Spirit awaits. witness the artisans honing guided on a tour of Yangon’s Bagan. Meals: B.L.D their craft. thriving art scene, or ride a

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Cruise to Inle Lake’s moving Enrich market. Then, visit Phuang Daw In Sagaing, interact with novice Oo Pagoda. ^Tour duration is 32 days (VIMY) and 28 days (VIMI) with one extra night each monks, nuns and orphans in Yangon and Ho Chi Minh City as an independent, unescorted stay. Enrich during a visit to a monastic Learn about life at home on the Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 supported school before lake with a visit to a local Intha All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise continuing to a nunnery where price based on Category CA Balcony Suite on board Scenic Aura and family for lunch. Category CA Deluxe Suite on board Scenic Spirit. Single Supplement price you will partake in a ritual with Later, visit a Pa-Oh village. on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 the resident nuns. and 87. Meals: B.L.D Take in the views from Sagaing Hill before sailing to Mandalay Day 28 Cabin Upgrades Scenic Spirit to visit Amarapura. Inle Lake Sundowners Cat. Deck Suite Add Freechoice: Visit Pindaya In Amarapura, relax with C Jewel Deck Deluxe Suite $900 Caves, or visit Taunggyi for evening drinks in boats under BA Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,300 lunch at Myanmar’s oldest U-Bein Bridge. BB Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,350 winery. Alternatively, walk to a Meals: B.L.D B Sapphire Deck Deluxe Suite $1,550 nearby village. A Diamond Deck Deluxe Suite $1,800 Day 25 Sundowners



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Admire Shwenandaw monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the ‘World’s Largest Book’ and walk through the rebuilt Mandalay Palace. Enrich Learn how to produce gold leaf. At Mahamuni Pagoda, male guests will be able to place the gold leaf on the iconic Buddha statue. Meals: B.L.D

Share tales of exploration over evening drinks. Meals: B.L.D

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Inle Lake > Yangon Fly to Yangon for lunch at the historical House of Memories Restaurant. Check into the Melia Yangon Hotel. Meals: B.L.D

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Please note: The Irrawaddy River, Mekong River and Tonle Sap are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

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Red, Mekong and Yangtze Rivers Odyssey 26/31 Day Cruise & Tour

Hanoi > Shanghai

Discover three of Asia’s major river systems In Vietnam, explore Hanoi and the Red River region through to Halong Bay, cruise along the mighty Mekong River on board the luxurious Scenic Spirit, then discover China’s Yangtze River, all in one amazing journey. You’ll travel through three of China’s most prominent cities – Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an – and discover many of the must-see wonders, from the Great Wall of China to Xi’an’s famous Terracotta Warriors. History, culture, cuisine – it’s all on the table, including an incredible cruise along the majestic Yangtze River.

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Exclusive Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple supporting a NGO bakery school Vespa Foodie night tour of Saigon as Scenic Freechoice option Tethered balloon ride over Angkor Wat as Scenic Freechoice option Night time tuk tuk tour with private after hours distillery visit in Phnom Penh VIP seats to Phare Circus in Siem Reap Private after-hours museum visit in Xi’an Access to the Treasure Hall in the Forbidden City in Beijing 5D/4N Cruise on Yangzi Explorer on Yangtze River Sample authentic local transport options Hotels within walking distance to attractions and shops

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Red, Mekong and Yangtze Rivers Odyssey 26/31 Day Itinerary Hanoi > Shanghai Day 01

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Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of vibrant Vietnam. Settle into a two night Special Stay at the iconic Sofitel Legend Metropole. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner.

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Freechoice: Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or take a cooking class. Alternatively, visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, and visit the Temple of Literature. Later, on your cycle ride, Meals: D discover the back streets of the Old Quarter. Day 02 Enrich Hanoi > After attending Hanoi’s famous Halong Bay Cruise Water Puppets show, learn the Journey to Halong Bay and secrets behind this illusionary board the elegant Au Co for a piece of theatre thanks to your genuine two night Special Stay special backstage pass. cruise through this spectacular Meals: B.D World Heritage-listed icon. Day 06 Meals: B.L.D

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Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Cruising deeper into the National Park, try some kayaking, explore a cave and discover Cat Ba Island. Sundowners Exclusive to Scenic guests, enjoy a wine tasting on board against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset. Meals: B.L.D

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Enrich Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school. Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure for shopping. Hanoi > Siem Reap After a morning at leisure, fly to Enrich Siem Reap for your three night Be wowed by a mystical themed Special Stay at the Park Hyatt gala dinner at an Angkor Siem Reap, located in the heart temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring of Siem Reap. Apsara dancers in front of Meals: B candlelit temple ruins. Meals: B.D Guests on the 26 Day Mekong and Yangtze Rivers Odyssey Day 09 (Tour Code VSCH) join today in Siem Reap > Siem Reap.

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Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Metropole and a historical bunker tour at the hotel. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, or dine at La Terrace at Sofitel or Ly Club. Meals: B.L.D

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Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to all the markets, or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple. Later, visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

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Discover rural Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where the luxurious Scenic Spirit awaits. Meals: B.L.D

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Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Freechoice: Learn 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 visit a rubber plantation factory and betel

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Upon arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historic rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks. Enrich Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk and enjoy a ceremony that contributes towards the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks. Later, sail downstream to Koh Dach, an island dedicated to the art of silk weaving, before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh. Sundowners Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset. Enrich Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors. Meals: B.L.D

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as well as the city’s modern architecture. This afternoon is at leisure for shopping or exploring on your own. Meals: B.L.D

or stay on board and learn how to make cocktails. Meals: B.L.D

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Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

Day 13

Phnom Penh > Tan Chau This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, 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 Cambodian and Vietnamese border. Celebrate arriving with your themed evening dinner.

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Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around the Intercontinental Saigon, your hotel for the next two nights. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specializing in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

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Visit China’s most iconic attraction, the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Freechoice: Look forward to an unforgettable evening at either the famed Peking Opera or the spectacular Kung Fu Show.

Visit the Three Gorges Dam project site. Later, sail through Xiling Gorge while sampling afternoon tea delights. Tonight enjoy the Captain’s reception.

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Yangtze River Cruise

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Wander through Tiananmen Square and enter the Forbidden City. Enrich Visit a private section of the Forbidden City. Once used as the living quarters of Emperor Qianlong, this section is not Meals: B.L.D Meals: B.L.D usually open to the general public. Day 17 Day 14 Later, enjoy lunch with a local Ho Chi Minh City Tan Chau family in a traditional home Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and before a rickshaw ride through Freechoice: Visit the farmers the ancient alleyways. on Evergreen Island and enjoy learn about the underground Freechoice Dining: Choose a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively, labyrinth of war-time explore Chau Doc or visit Tra Su passageways. After lunch visit between contemporary Asian the Reunification Palace and dining or modern Western Bird Sanctuary. War Museum. Tonight enjoy a epicurean cuisine. Meals: B.L.D farewell Vietnam dinner. Meals: B.L.D Meals: B.L.D Day 15 Day 21 Sa Dec > Cai Be Day 18 Beijing > Yichang > Immerse yourself in the Ho Chi Minh City > Yangtze River Cruise historic town of Sa Dec and its Beijing lively markets. Stop for tea at Explore the beauty of the Fly to Beijing, China via Hong the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Summer Palace and cruise Kong for your next adventure. Le who inspired Marguerite Kunming Lake before flying Settle into the luxurious Pan Duras’ novel L’Amant. to Yichang to join your cruise Pacific Beijing for a three night ship, the Yangzi Explorer. Enjoy Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping stay. Your wonderful journey dinner on board with included starts with a welcome feast of wine and beer. at local cottage industries Peking Duck. and a traditional house. Meals: B.L.D Alternatively, savour afternoon Meals: B.D tea at a French colonial house

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Explore the dramatic gorges of Shennong Stream by longboat (sampan). Later, traverse Wu Gorge, known for its sheer rock walls, and Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic of the three gorges. Meals: B.L.D

Day 24

Yangtze River Cruise Take an excursion to Fuling and 816 Underground project. Tonight, enjoy the Taste of China Gala Dinner and dress in your finest Chinese outfit. Meals: B.L.D

Day 25

Chongqing > Xi’an Disembark and visit Chongqing Zoo where you’ll get to see the rare and treasured giant panda before traveling by high speed train to Xi’an. Later, check into The Westin Xi’an for a three night stay. Meals: B.L

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Warriors in the company of a museum curator, an amazing opportunity to learn first-hand about the restoration process. Enjoy a stroll around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Thanksgiving Temple. Enrich Be treated to a special private after-hours viewing of ancient artefacts at a local museum. Enjoy a refreshing drink and learn about the history of Shaanxi Province from the museum’s curator. Continue your refreshments overlooking the Big Wild Goose Pagoda at sunset. Meals: B.L

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family. Back in Xi’an, explore the ancient City Wall on foot, by push bike or electric buggy. Tonight, enjoy the wonderful Tang Dynasty Cultural Show with dinner. Meals: B.L.D

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Xi’an > Shanghai

This morning explore the Muslim Quarter, an integral part of daily life in Xi’an at the eastern end of the Silk Road. Later, fly to Shanghai and experience the speed of the Maglev train from the airport before transferring to the luxurious Fairmont Peace Hotel for a three night Special Stay. Meals: B.L

Visit a local painter’s home in nearby Hu Xi’an County, famous for its rural peasant paintings, and learn about his art before lunch with his

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Freechoice: Wander through the Shanghai Museum and People’s Square before exploring the French Concession Region and Xintiandi entertainment area. Alternatively, visit Zhujiajiao, a town with a rich canal life and a wealth of traditional buildings and bridges. Later, spend your free time exploring Nanjing Road’s

Cabin Upgrades 

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along the famous Bund before comparing its heritage buildings to Yu Gardens. Across the Huangpu River, explore the Pudong area and discover modern China. Admire the view from Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in Pudong. Tonight, enjoy the agility and skill of the renowned Shanghai Acrobats.

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$11,395 For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 94-95. $11,095 Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme

$10,795 variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere

Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on application. #Departures Mar-Apr 2020 follow the 2019/2020 itinerary. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 and 87.

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CRUISING

Yangtze River, China

The world’s third longest river, the Yangtze provides you with the ideal platform to view the region’s rich array of wonders. Sail with our partner Sanctuary Retreats on the recently refurbished boutique Yangzi Explorer through the Three Gorges, a natural spectacle of sculpted cliffs and lushly forested banks. Enjoy fascinating excursions, with visits to the Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream and Fengdu Ghost Temple. However, not all the fascination is to be found in the scenery. On board, you’ll get the opportunity to discover many distinctive local arts, from Tai Chi to Chinese cooking classes, and even calligraphy, Mahjong and silk embroidery workshops. With your choice of fine cuisine, and evenings of traditional music and local dance, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in all that Chinese culture has to offer.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offers a range of facilities and creature comforts: Most spacious cabins on any ship cruising the Yangtze River All private balcony cabins with outdoor seating area Only 124 guests, far less than other ships A more intimate cruise with a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio 24-hour access to the on board doctor Complimentary Wi-Fi in the Explorer Bar Unlimited complimentary house wine, local beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner All-inclusive meals program Nightly entertainment including Captain’s reception and Taste of China Gala Dinner Lectures about climate, culture and history on the Yangtze River Gym, library, theater and beauty salon Contact us for pricing cabin upgrades on the Yangtze Explorer

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Luxury Mekong & Japan in Focus 25 Day Cruise & Tour

Siem Reap > Osaka NEW

Something old, something new Delight in the fascinating mystical wonders of the Mekong as you explore its centuries-old temples and partake in its ancient customs and traditions. Fall in love with the varied hues of Japan – from the quirky Tokyo to the scenic Asuka. After an immersive spiritual sojourn along the magical Mekong, experience a vivid contrast of neon city lights and bustling streets, including the ‘busiest intersection in the world’ in Tokyo. Marvel at the Japanese way of the sword at a dinner performance of the Samurai Kembu show and treat yourself to a lesson in swordsmanship afterwards. Immerse yourself in the life of a sumo wrestler as you learn about the history of the sport and the life and training of a wrestler during a private visit to a Sumo Museum.

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Exclusive Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple Champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple supporting a NGO bakery school Vespa Foodie night tour of Saigon as Scenic Freechoice option Tethered balloon ride over Angkor Wat as Scenic Freechoice option Night time tuk tuk tour with private after hours distillery visit in Phnom Penh VIP seats to Phare Circus in Siem Reap Private after-hours museum visit in Xi’an Access to the Treasure Hall in the Forbidden City in Beijing 5D/4N Cruise on Yangzi Explorer on Yangtze River Sample authentic local transport options Hotels within walking distance to attractions and shops

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Luxury Mekong & Japan in Focus 25 Day Itinerary Siem Reap > Osaka Day 01

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Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets, or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting Pouk Silk Farm. Later, visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Enrich Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colorful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

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Luxury Mekong River Cruise

Guests traveling on the 14 Day Japan in Focus (code JPTO) arrive in Tokyo today and meet up with your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

on Lake Ashinoko before taking a cable car ride up to the Owakudani geothermal area. Enjoy a Special Stay at Hotel de Yama overlooking Lake Ashinoko.

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Relax in your Green (Business) Class seats on the Shinkansen train to Kyoto. Enrich Partake in a Japanese tea ceremony while dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono. Settle into your three night stay at Kyoto Brighton Hotel or similar.

Buddhist temple. Freechoice: Visit the Imperial Shinto Meiji Shrine, before walking across the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world in Shibuya. Alternatively, wander through picturesque Shinjuku-Gyoen Gardens and Meals: B.L.D Refer to the full Mekong River entertainment district. Cruise itinerary detailed on Meals: B.L Day 17 page 30. Day 14

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Explore the World HeritageMekong Cruise > listed Tenryu-ji Temple. Then Begin the day in the beautiful visit the Kinkaku-ji or Golden Ho Chi Minh City Imperial Palace’s East Pavilion and the Arashiyama Meals: B.L Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and Gardens then dress up in Bamboo Grove before visit the War Museum before your chef clothes to make enjoying before enjoying a Day 03 an orientation tour around your own sushi lunch with traditional rickshaw ride. your hotel for the next two Siem Reap the help of a local chef. nights, the Intercontinental Afterwards wander through Enrich Enrich Saigon. Spend the remainder Harajuku, the epicentre of After a short stroll through the Marvel at sunrise over the Gion area, be entertained at Tokyo’s teenage youth. magnificent Angkor Wat before of the afternoon at leisure. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a dinner with a Samurai Kembu moving to a special location Enrich Vespa foodie tour of Saigon show. After the show you can for a champagne breakfast Given by Taiko Masters, partake by night, or a meal in an old choose to learn the way of the with food prepared by an NGO in an interactive, private group Samurai yourself in your own supported local bakery school. French colonial house or demonstration and lesson in lesson in swordsmanship. Visit the atmospheric, jungle a restaurant specializing playing the Taiko drums. in Saigon street food. Meals: B.D covered Ta Prohm Temple, Freechoice Dining: Choose Alternatively, dine at your before stopping at Angkor from dining at a Ninja themed Day 18 hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Thom and the multi-faced restaurant or culturally Basilico or Market 39. Kyoto Bayon Temple. immerse yourself in the Meals: B.L.D traditional Japanese evening Freechoice: Revel in the Enrich atmosphere of the ancient Izakaya bar scene. Be wowed by a mystical themed Day 12 preservation districts or visit Meals: B.L.D gala dinner at an Angkor Ho Chi Minh City > Tokyo the Silver Pavilion before temple, with included free flow Day 15 Transfer to the airport and strolling along the famous drinks and a show featuring fly to Tokyo, Japan. Check Philosopher’s Walk. Tokyo > Five Lakes > Apsara dancers in front of into Capitol Tokyu or similar, Hakone This afternoon enjoy some candlelit temple ruins. your home for the next three free time for shopping or Meals: B.D Venture deep into the nights. relaxation. stunning scenery of Meals: B.D Kawaguchiko Area to see kimonos at the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Cruise

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En-route to Osaka on the Shinkansen train, stop at Himeji Castle. This evening, Meals: B.D admire the view of Osaka at night from the Floating Day 19 Garden Observatory. Then Kyoto > Nara settle in for three memorable Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, nights in an Executive Room then continue to Nara, where at the Hilton Osaka Hotel. you’ll visit Todaiji Temple and Meals: B.L.D see deer in Nara Park. Later, stop for some sake tasting at Day 23 a sake museum. Osaka > Asuka

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Sail by ferry to Miyajima Island to visit Daisho-in Temple and the floating Torii Gate at the Itsukushima Shrine. This afternoon tour the Mazda car factory. Tonight, sample Okonomiyaki, a delicious Japanese-style pancake. Meals: B.D

This afternoon is free before tonight’s farewell dinner.

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Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Category CA Deluxe Suite. Single Supplement price on application. For all other terms and conditions please refer to pages 86 and 87.

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For details of our suite categories and deck plans, see pages 94-95. Please note: The Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake are subject to extreme variations in water levels throughout the year. Every effort is made to adhere to the brochure itinerary however changes including early disembarkation may be necessary due to river conditions, on advice of local authorities or for safety reasons.

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Freechoice: Walk through Shinsaibashi-suji shopping avenue, followed by Kuromon Ichiba Market, known as Osaka’s kitchen. Alternatively, visit the Museum of History and the rebuilt Osaka Castle.

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Mystical Myanmar A Young monks, Inle Lake, Myanmar B Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar C Angkor temple gala dinner, Cambodia D Floating Market, Vietnam

18 Day Cruise & Tour Yangon > Yangon Tour code: MYMM Prices from $8,595

Journey along the Mekong 18 Day Cruise & Tour Ho Chi Minh City > Luang Prabang Tour code: VIML Prices from $7,795

Indochina Explorer & Luxury Mekong 21 Day Cruise & Tour Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City Tour code: VIEX Prices from $10,295

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Grand Indochina & Luxury Mekong 27 Day Cruise & Tour Hanoi > Luang Prabang Tour code: VMCL Prices from $11,295

Treasures of the Mekong & Mystical Myanmar 27/31 Day Cruise & Tour Siem Reap > Yangon Tour code: VIMY Prices from $17,895


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WONDROUS EXPERIENCES Extend your stay and broaden your experience in the more remote destinations of Vietnam.

— Be rewarded with unique encounters off the beaten track. The natural, historical and cultural experiences on offer range from visiting former French hill stations and meeting minority tribes, to gaining insights into Australia’s war history.

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Veteran’s Legacy 2/3 Day Tour

Ho Chi Minh City > Vung Tau > Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City 1 Nui Dat

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Day 03

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Vung Tau > Nui Dat > Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Vietnam. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Intercontinental Saigon. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Drive through Ba Ria to visit the site of the old Australian military Task Force base from the Vietnam (American) War. Visit Horseshoe and Day 02 the Long Phuoc Tunnels, Nui Ho Chi Minh City > Dat (SAS Hill) and Luscombe Field air strip. Your last Vung Tau Depart your hotel for a three stop is the Long Tan Cross hour drive to Vung Tau. After site where you will have an enjoying a Vietnamese lunch opportunity to pay your reat a local restaurant, visit the spects and maybe take a moJesus Christ Statue built on ment to reflect on the Battle of Long Tan which took place Small Mount. You have the option of walking up the 847 in a nearby rubber plantation. After lunch return to Ho stairs to view the 105 foot Chi Minh City and check into tall statue up close. Next the Intercontinental Saigon. discover Vung Tau’s nicest Relax before meeting your colonial era mansion, Bach Dinh, built as a retreat for the Tour Director and fellow travFrench Governor of Indochina el companions during your welcome and briefing. at the beginning of the 20th Meals: B century. Complete your orientation around Vung Tau at This itinerary can be added Back Beach before checking after your Scenic cruise and tour by removing the first into the Imperial Hotel for night in Ho Chi Minh City the night. (Day 1) and becoming a 2 day Meals: B.L.D itinerary with your transfer on Day 2 finishing at Ho Chi Minh C City airport.

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Located 125 kilometres east of Ho Chi Minh City in Bà RiaVung Tàu Province, the beach resort town of Vung Tau was formally known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation. It is also located close to Ba Ria, and together both towns have played a role in Australia’s war history.

A  Vung Tau B  Vung Tau C  Long Tan Cross

Departure Dates 2020/2021#

3 Day Pre Tour Departures

Intercontinental Saigon / Imperial Hotel 2020/2021#

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Imperial Hotel

Inclusions: 2 nights hotel accommodation, private transfers and all touring will be conducted independently by local expert guides including entrance fees and meals as listed. The extension is NOT escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Prices are based on low season, per person. # Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.


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Da Nang Beach Stay 4 Day Tour

Danang > Danang

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort Enter a world of poetic experience and nature-clad romance in a place that cloaks you with luxury. The resort is nestled on the rainforest slopes of the famous Son Tra peninsula, with panoramic views and enchanting journeys into the cultural riches of this fascinating region, truly paradise found. The mastery of traditional Vietnam design meets modern architectural flair in this distinctive retreat within the dense rainforest of mythical Monkey Mountain. Famed architect Bill Bensley has woven his magic throughout every space, crafting a resort that inhabits four levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth, and Sea – linked by a funicular train climbing its way through the forest slopes.

Day 01

Arrive Da Nang

Restaurant, spend the day relaxing and utilizing the resort’s facilities. Included in your stay as a Scenic bonus is a lunch or dinner for two at either the Citron or Barefoot Restaurants.

You will be met at the airport by your InterContinental Resort representative and transferred to the resort. Settle into your luxury room characterized by Vietnamese Day 04 inspired decor and unwind Depart Da Nang with the harmonic blend of After a luxurious three night traditional authenticity and stay in this relaxing paradise, modern luxury. make your own way to the airport rejuvenated for your Days 02-03 next destination and with InterContinental wonderful memories.

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Twin share

1 July 2020 – 20 December 2020

Resort Classic $995 Room (King/Twin)

1 July 2020 – 20 December 2020

Resort Classic $1,465 Room (King/Twin)

6 January 2021 - 30 May 2021

Club Room (King/ $1,035 Twin)

6 January 2021 – 30 May 2021

Club Room (King/ $1,510 Twin)

Inclusions: 3 nights accommodation in selected room category with listed

After enjoying your included daily International Buffet Breakfast at the Citron A  InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Scenic bonus, daily breakfast and arrival transfers. Any required domestic flights are not included. Prices are based on dates shown, per person. Blackout dates and surcharges apply. # Festive season rates on application - Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.

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Sapa 5 Day Tour

Hanoi > Sapa > Hanoi Lao Cai

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Day 04

Hanoi

Sapa

Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel. Day 02

Hanoi > Ninh Binh > Lao Cai

After checking out of your hotel, begin your full day tour to Ninh Binh visiting the ancient former capital city, Hao Lu with its enchanting tombs and ruins, and Trang An, an area often referred to as the ‘dry Halong Bay’ thanks to its stunning geologic landscape. Return to Hanoi for dinner before transferring to Hanoi train station to board your overnight two berth deluxe sleeper train to Lao Cai. Meals: B.L.D

Day 03

Lao Cai > Sapa

Upon arrival early morning at Lao Cai station, you will be transferred to Sapa. Enjoy breakfast at Silk Path Grand Hotel, your home for the next two nights. Visit the colorful Cat Cat village and get to know the Blue and Black Hmong people. This afternoon is at your leisure to explore Sapa town.

After breakfast, visit Muong Hoa Valley, pass through the Black Hmong minority village of Lao Chai and discover the secrets of textile production with a visit to a Hmong family. After lunch, drive out of Sapa for a comfortable walk from the village of Suoi to Ma Tra offering breathtaking views of the beautiful valley with its terraced rice paddies. Transfer back to Sapa.

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Day 05 Sapa > Hanoi Drive back to Hanoi and check into the luxurious Sofitel Metropole Hotel and relax before gathering to meet your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for your tour welcome and briefing. Meals: B

This itinerary can be operated before your Scenic cruise and tour as a 5 day extension. Independent extension, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director. Guests must be capable of walking moderate distances over walking tracks to undertake this extension.

Sapa and Ninh Binh

Sapa is a charming mountain town and home to a number of local minority tribes. Marvel at the stunning vistas of this former hill station; dramatic landscapes, picturesque villages and rice terraces. Interact with the friendly hill tribe locals, many who still practice their traditions and customs. Ninh Binh has many fascinating sites to explore, from the ancient former capital city, Hao Lu, with its enchanting tombs and ruins to Trang An, an area often referred to as the ‘dry Halong Bay’ and its stunning geological landscape. A  Sapa B  Muong Hoa Valley

Meals: B

Departure Dates 2020/2021

5 Day Pre Tour Departures

Pan Pacific Hanoi / Silk Path Grand Hotel

Twin share

$1,095

Inclusions: 3 nights hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a soft sleeper train in a 2-berth compartment from Hanoi to Lao Cai, transfers and all touring will be conducted by local expert guides for Scenic guests including entrance fees and meals as listed. Daily treks are subject to weather and safety conditions prevalent at the time of the tour. A good level of fitness is required to undertake the daily treks to the villages. Prices are based on low season, per person. # Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.


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Scenic Stopovers

Singapore

A cosmopolitan mix of contrasts, Singapore is home to people of Chinese, Malay and Indian descent, offering visitors unique sightseeing and culinary opportunities. Easily accessible by Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or taxi, the shopping district of Orchard Road.

The Outpost Singapore

Parkroyal on Pickering

Located on the stunning Island of Sentosa, The Outpost is a 5-star property offering luxurious rooms, suites, amenities and facilities, including stunning rooftop swimming pools, bars and restaurants. Spend a few nights within the comforts of this elegant estate and enjoy easy access to mainland Singapore, including a 10 minute drive to Marina Bay Sands.

Parkroyal on Pickering’s location close to Raffles Place, bustling Chinatown and the waterfront entertainment along the Singapore River allows you to explore the city’s hidden treasures. Warm earth-toned guest rooms provide a sanctuary away from home. Relax and unwind at St. Gregory Spa, or watch chefs in action at one of three open kitchens at Lime restaurant.

Scenic Stopovers

Bangkok

Immerse yourself into the kaleidoscopic world of Bangkok and indulge all your five senses. From delighting in the flavorful delicacies of its busy street markets to moments of quiet reflection inside its serene monasteries, the city is a melting pot of new experiences.

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Siam Kempinski Bangkok

Located on South Sathorn Road, the Banyan Tree Hotel is a prime example of the marriage of luxury and comfort. This 5-star all-suite hotel offers a wide range of facilities including a rooftop swimming pool, two brilliantly appointed rooftop bars with stunning views of the Bangkok skyline, world-class dining experiences and an award-winning spa.

Experience the ultimate in luxury and location at Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok. Apart from being a stone’s throw away from Siam Paragon shopping center, guests can enjoy a variety of dining experiences including European style restaurant, poolside dining and the best Thai cuisine. Indulge yourself at Kempinski The Spa or catch up on your health and wellness at the Fitness Center.

For more information, pricing and availability on our Singapore & Bankok Stopovers contact us for details

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CRUISE & TOUR INFORMATION On the following pages you’ll find further information about your Scenic experience, including:

— all the particulars about our Scenic Club, details on hotels, a comprehensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining, as well as detailed deck plans of our luxury ships. If you wish to know anything else, feel free to contact us at 844 920 8963 or via scenicusa.com and we’ll be happy to help. We’re confident that you won’t want for anything, but rest assured, if you do, your Scenic crew will be on hand to assist, day or night.

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Scenic Club

Greater Rewards At Scenic, a little loyalty goes a long way, and a lot goes even further. With our portfolio of land touring, river cruising and ocean cruising product we realize that while guests’ journeys may be similar, they should be rewarded differently. So the more you travel with us, the greater the rewards. Membership is free. Guests will receive a minimum of 100 Scenic Status Points for each paid tour day on any Scenic journey. And when traveling on a Scenic river cruise or an ocean cruise onboard Scenic Eclipse, The Worlds First Discovery Yachts ™, guests will be rewarded by earning additional points according to the deck traveled and suite category booked.

Qualify after your first paid trip.

Qualify after earning 5,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 10,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 25,000 Points.


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Thank You voucher* to redeem on a guest’s next cruise or tour - if only one tour in the reservation≈

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Share With A Friend voucher, entitling any new guest referral to a discount. The referring guest will earn a $200 Referral Credit when this voucher is $100 $100 $100 $150 redeemed and deposited*. If two or more tours are booked in the same reservation guests will receive two vouchers≈ Choice of a Scenic Club merchandise or luggage received prior to every trip^≈

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* Conditions apply. For the most up-to-date details of member benefits and terms and conditions, please visit the Scenic website. All benefits of the loyalty program are subject to availability and may be subject to change. We reserve the right to modify, replace or remove any aspect of the program without notice. ≈Available on trips of 7 days or more only. ^ Select via Tour Personalizer eight weeks prior to departure tp.scenicglobal.com + The 20 days required to qualify for this benefit can be made up of the total paid days for travel, so can include paid add-on days, such as stopovers, tour extensions and/or back-to-back tours. Hotels available for this benefit are subject to change. ° Gift card is a pre-loaded visa card with $100 credit.

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We will consider payment has been received by Us only when We receive payment from Your travel agent. 3.5 Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights We book for You separately to those stated in Your Itinerary are not included in the Booking Deposit or Tour Price and You must pay both the deposit and full costs for such additional services separately to the Booking Deposit and Tour Price at the time which We notify You at or before You make Your Booking. Any requests for such additional services will not be processed until Your Booking Deposit is paid in full. 3.6 For some special offers, We may require payment of a further deposit before the balance of the Tour Price is due. We will notify You of any such requirement before You complete Your Booking and will confirm the payment details when we confirm Your Booking. 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Terms & Conditions Booking Deposit. If You accept the Tour Price, You must pay the outstanding Tour Price within 24 hours of Us notifying You of the Tour Price, or We will cancel Your Booking and retain Your Booking Deposit. 3.9 If clause 3.8 does not apply, You must pay to Us the balance of the Tour Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract no later than 100 days before the Tour Departure Date. If Your Tour includes a Cruise You must pay the balance of the Tour Price to Us no later than 120 days before the Tour Departure Date. 3.10 If You wish to change any incidental component of Your Booking, such as any pre or post-tour accommodation or add-ons, You must contact Us. We may accept or reject Your request at Our absolute discretion and if We accept, You must pay a change fee to Us for each change in accordance with clause 4.7(b) and any additional costs resulting from the change. Additional costs may include additional overnight accommodation required as a result of any change to Your flights. 3.11 You may cancel a Booking by sending Us written notice of cancellation at the Customer Service Contact Address. If You cancel a Booking You will be liable to pay a cancellation fee in accordance with clause 4.8. 3.12 A name change for a Guest or a change to the Tour Departure Date is considered a cancellation of the original Booking. 4. Prices, inclusions and fees 4.1 All Tour Prices are quoted in US Dollars. 4.2 If You pay Us by credit card, a surcharge will be added with the surcharge amount being advised at the time of payment. There is no surcharge for payments made by cash, check or direct transfer to Our nominated bank account. 4.3 Your Tour Price includes all coach, rail and cruise travel set out in the Itinerary; the services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/or Tour Director; airport transfers outside Australia; meals as specified in Your Itinerary; economy class group flights and air taxes as set out in your Itinerary; accommodation; sightseeing and admissions, where stated in Your Itinerary; port charges; all gratuities and tipping on land tours; and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary. 4.4 Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Tour Price does not include airfares; airline taxes; shore excursions on ocean cruises; additional optional activities; accommodation upgrades; meals not specified in Your Itinerary; drinks; laundry; passport fees; visas; vaccinations; medical assistance; government taxes and charges (excluding GST); or any items or expenses of a personal nature. 4.5 Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour Price and will be at Your expense. 4.6 We reserve the right not to honor any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. If You make a Booking based on erroneous pricing, We will offer You the option of canceling the Booking and receiving a refund of any amount paid by You or confirming the Booking by paying the difference between the erroneous price and the correct price, as determined by Us. 4.7 The following Fees are payable in addition to the Tour Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a late booking fee of $50.00 per Booking. (b) If You change Your Booking, other than by varying the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a change fee of $50.00 per Booking. This fee is on account of administrative expenses incurred by Us in changing Your Tour and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.8 If You cancel Your Tour for any reason prior to Your Tour Departure Date (including by changing Your Tour Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fee: Days of notice prior to Cancellation charge (per person) Tour/journey commencement 90 days and over Loss of deposit 89 to 60 days 35% of Tour Price 59 to 31 days 50% of Tour Price 30 days and less 100% of Tour Price You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.9 We may vary Your Tour Price at any time before You have paid the Tour Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Tour costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Tour Price after We have received the total Tour Price from You, regardless of any increases in the costs incurred by Us. We will notify You of any such variation using the Guest Contact Details. 4.10 You are responsible for and must pay for all costs and expenses incurred by You as a result of any change made by You to Your Itinerary after Your Tour Departure Date. This includes changes due to illness or other personal reasons. 5. Cancellation, delays and changes to Your Itinerary 5.1 Your Booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise passenger bookings to operate the Tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour or Tour Departure Date. 5.2 We will endeavor to make any decision to cancel or delay a Tour or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel a Tour, for whatever reason, before departure: (a) We will use reasonable endeavors to offer You the closest available tour or cruise departure. If the proposed alternative tour or cruise is: (i) cheaper than Your original Tour Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Tour Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise, Your Itinerary will be amended accordingly and We will give You an updated Itinerary; (c) if You do not accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will cancel Your Booking, refund to You all monies paid directly to Us and will have no further liability to You; and (d) We are not liable for any third party costs You may incur, which We have not booked on Your behalf, for example airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent. 5.4 If We delay the departure of a Tour, for whatever reason, for more than 7 days, You may terminate this Contract and We will provide You with, at Your option, either: (a) a full refund of all amounts paid to Us; or (b) a credit towards future tours with Us which will be valid for 24 months from the date You notify Us of the termination of this Contract. 5.5 We will use reasonable endeavors to provide the Tour You have booked in accordance with Your Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and the Operator may need to make alterations to the Tour or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operator’s control, We are unable to provide the Tour in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavors to: (a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and (b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required. 5.6 The circumstances in which Your Itinerary or the Tour may be altered include: (a) high or low water levels in any river or canal; (b) lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or other operational reasons; (c) road, river or weather conditions; (d) national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings or attractions; (e) Force Majeure Events; (f) emergency events, accidents, injuries or other incidents involving You or other passengers; and (g) any other event beyond Our control. 5.7 Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour; (b) cabin changes on a vessel; (c) additional embarkations and disembarkations; (d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches; (e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. 5.8 If We or the Operator substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, We or they will use reasonable endeavors to provide You

with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. 5.9 Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details or via Your Travel Agent; or (b) if during Your Tour, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour Director. 5.10 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for canceling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 6. Your Tour obligations 6.1 For the comfort and safety of You and Your fellow passengers and other people, You must follow the Tour Director’s and Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. 6.2 If We, the Cruise Director, the Tour Director or Our staff or any Service Provider consider You are negatively affecting Your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, including by refusing to comply with instructions of the Tour Director or the Cruise Director, We may terminate the Contract and withdraw You from the Tour with immediate effect. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, the Tour Director or Cruise Director will provide a warning to You and allow You an opportunity to rectify Your behavior before We withdraw You from the Tour. 6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Tour under clause 6.2, You must make Your own travel and other arrangements at Your own expense and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may suffer or incur. 6.4 You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of at least six (6) months after the last scheduled day of Your Tour. 6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour. 6.6 If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Tour, You must first use all reasonable endeavors to negotiate with Us in good faith to settle the dispute before commencing proceedings in any court or tribunal. In the first instance You should raise Your concern with the Tour Director or the Cruise Director as soon as reasonably practicable, as it may be possible for them to take steps to resolve Your concern with minimal delay. 7. Notification of General Risks 7.1 You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with traveling, which are beyond Our control and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may incur as a result of these general risks. Such general risks include: (a) Tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; Force Majeure Events; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance; (b) changes to the Tour and Your Itinerary in the circumstances described in clause 5.6; (c) forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; changes to government visa or travel requirements; or (d) other circumstances beyond Our control. 7.2 You must make Your own inquiries regarding Your Tour, including being aware of any relevant government travel safety warnings. 8. Liability 8.1 You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You (or any third party) for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment) suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: (a) any Tour risks or other aspects of the Tour disclosed to You in the Contract; (b) any change to Your Itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft, vessels or otherwise during the conduct of the Tour; (c) any loss or damage to Your baggage or belongings; (d) any personal injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence of any third parties providing goods or services to You during the Tour, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or (e) any disappointment or loss of enjoyment due to circumstances outlined in the Contract or otherwise beyond Our control. 8.2 Despite any other provision of the Contract, and to the extent permitted by law, Our maximum liability to You or any third party (including any claims of negligence by Us) is limited to the Tour Price You have paid to Us. 8.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You acknowledge and agree We are not liable to You, under any circumstances, for any loss of enjoyment, opportunity, profit, savings, revenue or interest or any other consequential or indirect, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage or expenses. 8.4 You acknowledge and agree that We are not liable for any delay or failure by Us or a Service Provider to perform Our obligations under the Contract, resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. 8.5 If a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Our obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 8.6 We may immediately terminate the Contract, if the Force Majeure Event delays performance of the Tour for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date We notify You of the Force Majeure Event. 8.7 To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties, guarantees, representations, or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any guarantee, condition or warranty which cannot be excluded, Our liability to You for breach of such an implied guarantee, condition or warranty is limited, to one or more of the following: (a) in the case of goods: the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent goods; or (b) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 8.8 Subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree that where Your Tour, any part of Your Tour, accommodation, flights or any other good or service are not directly provided by Us, but is provided by a Service Provider, in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. 9. Privacy and Data Protection 9.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Tour to You, You will need to provide to Us, and We will need to use Personal Information. We will need to provide Your Personal Information to Service Providers, as well as customs and immigration authorities. We may also provide Your personal Information to security and credit checking organizations. Some of the persons to whom We provide Your Personal Information are located overseas, including in countries that may not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as Australia. By making a Booking You give Us Your consent to use and disclose Your Personal Information in the manner described in this clause 9.1. 9.2 We may also use Your name and the Guest Contact Details for marketing purposes, unless You tell Us that You do not want Us to do so. You may do this by contacting the Customer Service Contact Address. 9.3 We will otherwise deal with Your Personal Information in accordance with Our Privacy Policy, which can be found on Our Website or provided on request. 10. General Provisions 10.1 We may only waive a right or remedy created under these Conditions in writing. Our delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Us (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. 10.2 Governing Law/Jurisdiction; Dispute Resolution; Waiver of Jury Trial. All


Scenic° disputes arising under or in any way related to this Contract, including the enforceability and interpretation of this Contract (each, a “Dispute”), shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, without giving effect to its conflicts of laws rules or principles. Any Dispute shall be submitted for binding arbitration under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association in an arbitration conducted in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The Dispute will be resolved by a single arbitrator selected by the American Arbitration Association. There will be judicial review of the arbitrator’s decision if either side can show plain error in the application of the law or be able to show an abuse of discretion with respect to factual findings. The parties waive the right to rely upon any state or federal law or statute which creates an exception to enforcement of the requirement that all Disputes be resolved pursuant to arbitration as set forth in this paragraph. If the right to seek arbitration is for any reason waived by both parties, or if judicial review of any arbitration decision is sought, any action or legal proceeding to enforce any provision hereof, or based on any right arising out of, this Contract shall be brought exclusively in the state and federal courts having jurisdiction in and for Clark County, Nevada, and all of the parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and of the appropriate appellate courts in any such action or legal proceeding and waive any objection to venue or jurisdiction in connection therewith. In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Contract, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial. This paragraph shall survive any termination of the Contract. 10.3 Class Action Waiver. This contract provides for the exclusive resolution of disputes through individual legal action on guest’s own behalf instead of through any class action. Even if the applicable law provides otherwise, guest agrees that any arbitration or lawsuit against Scenic whatsoever shall be litigated by guest individually and not as a member of any class action or as part of a class action, and guest expressly agrees to waive any law entitling guest to participate in a class action. If guest’s claim is subject to arbitration under paragraph 16 below, the arbitrator shall have no authority to arbitrate claims on a class action basis. Guest agrees that this section shall not be severable under any circumstances from the arbitration clause set forth in paragraph 16 below, and if for any reason this class action waiver is unenforceable as to any particular claim, then and only then such claim shall not be subject to arbitration. 10.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 10.5 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (a) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (b) singular includes the plural and vice versa; (c) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (d) where a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (e) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (f) no rules of construction apply to Our disadvantage on the basis that these Conditions or the Contract were prepared by Us; (g) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (h) a reference to a body (including institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions. 10.6 The Tour/journey Brochure and these Conditions are valid for Tour/journey Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 10.7 Recovery Fund for Consumers (a) CALIFORNIA. This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the Seller of Travel was registered and participating in the TCRF at the time of sale and the passenger is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the Seller of Travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating Seller of Travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation; P.O. Box 6001; Larkspur, CA 949776001; or by visiting TCRC’s website at: www.tcrcinfo.org. (b) WASHINGTON. If transportation or other services are canceled by the Seller of Travel, all sums paid to the Seller of Travel for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the Seller of Travel and the purchaser will be refunded within thirty (30) days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the vendor, the funds shall be returned within fourteen (14) days after cancellation by the Seller of Travel to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests the Seller of Travel to apply the money to another travel product and/or date. (c) NEVADA. RECOVERY FUND FOR CONSUMERS DAMAGED BY SELLERS OF TRAVEL. You may be eligible for payment from the Recovery Fund if you have paid money to a Seller of Travel registered in Nevada for the purchase of travel services or a vacation certificate and you have suffered certain financial damages as a result of the transaction. To obtain information relating to your rights under the Recovery Fund and the filing of a claim for recovery from the Recovery Fund, you may contact the Consumer Affairs Division of the Department of Business and Industry at the following locations: (d) SOUTHERN NEVADA: 1850 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 101, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104, Phone: (702) 486-7355, Fax: (702) 486-7371, e-mail: ncad@ fyiconsumer.org (e) NORTHERN NEVADA: 4600 Kietzke Lane, Building B, Suite 113, Reno, Nevada 89502, Phone: (775) 688-1800, Fax: (775) 688-1803, e-mail: ncad@ fyiconsumer.org 10.8 State Registrations (a) CALIFORNIA. Scenic Tours (USA), Inc. is registered with the State of California as a Seller of Travel, CST2113082-40 and is a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund which provides restitution in certain circumstances to guests who are residents of California. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. This business has a trust account in the amount of $25,000. (b) FLORIDA. Scenic Tours (USA), Inc. is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel, Registration No. ST38992.its powers or functions. 10.9 The Tour Brochure is valid for Tour Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 11. Important notices about Your Tour 11.1 Tour Participation (a) Special needs: We welcome You if You have a disability or other special need, provided You are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance You require. Please note that although We will use reasonable endeavors to provide You with all the activities on Your Itinerary, depending on Your disability, You may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour Director or Cruise Director will have the right to refuse Your participation if the Tour Director or Cruise Director believes Your health and safety or the health and safety of any other person may be impacted by Your participation. You must advise Us (or Your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of Booking. (b) Facilities: It is important to note that: (i) some cruise ships do not have elevators, and ships that are equipped with elevators may not have elevator access to all decks; (ii) wheelchair passengers should be aware that cabin doors, rest rooms and corridors may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (iii) requests for disabled rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (iv) for safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on boarding ramps (which may be steep due to water levels) while the vessel is tied up or at anchor, or on to motor coaches; and (v) wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motorcoaches subject to space limitations. (c) Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (i) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs; (ii) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour may be at risk; or

(iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 11.2 Cruises If Your Tour includes a Cruise, the following provisions apply: (a) Deckplan: The deck plan, cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout in the Tour Brochure are indicative only and may vary. Pictured representations of cabins or rooms in Tour Brochures are not drawn to scale. (b) Cruise Cabins: Your Tour Price is based on the Cabin category indicated in the Tour Brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. (c) Shore Excursions: Shore excursions provided by independent third-party Service Providers are at Your own expense and can be purchased prior to Your Tour Departure Date. We recommend booking shore excursions at least 120 days prior to Your Tour Departure Date. (d) Photography: Our tours offer some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery in the world. However, We cannot guarantee that every scene or highlighted featured in a Tour Brochure or Itinerary will be available on each Tour. No refund or other compensation will be available for any resulting missed scene or photographic “opportunity”. (e) Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas during Your Tour. (i) You acknowledge that We may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during Your Cruise for the comfort of all passengers. (ii) Smoking is not permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by Us from time to time. (iii) Although We will use reasonable endeavors to ensure there are opportunities for You to smoke during the Tour, We cannot guarantee such opportunities will be available. (f) Noise, vibration and odor: While the Operators take reasonable steps to minimize noise, vibration and odors on the cruise vessels, You acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odors may be experienced on vessels, and that We accept no responsibility, and will not be liable to You in relation to any such noise, vibration or odor. (g) Docking Position: During port stops, vessels may dock side by side, obstructing views and requiring You to pass through other vessels to embark and disembark. You agree and acknowledge that You will have no claim in respect of any such matters. (h) Medical Services: (i) River cruise ships do not carry a doctor on board (except in Russia), however medical services may be called at Your own expense. (ii) Due to the large number of passengers on board, We cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. (iii) We are not, and our Service Providers and the Operators are not, liable regarding the provision of any medical care You may require or choose to accept during your Tour. (i) Currency and credit cards (i) All purchases on board a charge to Your shipboard account. The on-board currency on river cruises is the US dollars. (ii) Shipboard accounts may be paid by US dollars or credit card. (j) Internet Service: Internet facilities are available on board your ship at no additional charge. (i) Complimentary Internet service does not apply to any third-party suppliers. (ii) Internet availability and quality may vary from country to country and can also be affected by technical issues, weather or unfavorable terrain and other factors outside Our control. (iii) We do not guarantee the availability or quality of Internet connections or services. (k) All-inclusive beverages: If Your Tour includes an all-inclusive beverage package, the following provisions apply: (i) all standard beverages are included in the Tour Price while you are on board Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura. This includes beer, wine, soft drinks and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars. (ii) Selected items such as high-end spirits, including malt whiskey, French champagne and selected wines are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge. (iii) Responsible service of alcohol is adhered to by all staff on board of all vessels and We reserve the right to refuse service. (iv) The all-inclusive beverages package does not apply to any third-party suppliers, including in the circumstances contemplated in clause 5.7. 11.3 Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system. (b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. 12. Additional Important Information 12.1 Air Travel and baggage (a) Airfare Conditions (i) All airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. (ii) Our reservations consultant will book an appropriate fare for Your Tour. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. If You have any questions or concerns please contact Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. (iv) Airfares booked as part of Your Tour will be through an appropriate route although may not be a direct flight; some included flights are unescorted. If You request a customized route or direct flight You will be responsible for all additional costs. (v) Depending on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. (vi) Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. (vii) All flights are subject to schedule changes and class downgrades as determined by the operating airline. You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You for any costs associated with these changes. (viii) All airfares are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the Tour Departure Dates set out in the Tour Brochure. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. (b) Airport Transfers (i) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. (ii) Passengers who have purchased Our pre and post Tour hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (iii) If You do not book Your flights with Us, You must ensure Your flight details are provided to Us at least 60 days before the Tour Departure Date by: (a) entering Your flight details at the trip personalizer on the Website; or (b) contacting Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. (iv) No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (v) If You miss the pre-booked transfer You will be responsible for making Your own way to the Tour departure point, at Your own expense. (vi) Unless expressly stated in Your Itinerary, airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival and departure times. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not available in all locations. Please inquire for further details. (c) Carriers: The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements or features in Tour Brochures. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract between You and the carrier and We have no responsibility in relation to contracts between You and the carriers. (d) Luggage (i) Tour participants are entitled to one suitcase per person. Your suitcase must not exceed 76 x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and must not weigh more than 23kg (50lbs). (ii) Airline passengers should consult with their airline as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also according to the class booked. (iii) It is Your responsibility to ensure Your luggage complies with these requirements and You acknowledge that We, contracted carriers or Service Providers may elect not to carry overweight items.

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(iv) You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. 12.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Tour (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tours as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing tour may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Mountain Excursions: Some tours include mountain excursions involving high altitudes. Please consult with Your doctor to ensure that You have an adequate level of fitness and are in good health before participating in these excursions. (c) Scenic Freechoice: All Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Freechoice Dining can be booked while on Tour with Your Cruise Director or Tour Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate. (d) Scenic Enrich: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity in the Tour Brochure on Your Tour. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. 12.3 Passenger Requirements (a) Special Diets: You must advise Us in writing of any and all requests and dietary requirements at the time of Booking. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate Your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met. (b) Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour and We recommend You refer to www.cdc.gov for full details and also consult Your doctor. (c) Medical Conditions: We strongly recommend a visit to Your doctor prior to Your tour. (d) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Tour Brochures are on a twin share basis. If Your Booking is not a twin share booking We will notify You of the applicable single supplement rate (Single Supplement Rate), and You must pay the Single Supplement Rate for the Tour, at the time of Booking. (ii) If You are willing to share a room with another single traveler of the same gender, You must pay the Single Supplement Rate and we will use reasonable endeavors to match You with another single traveler of the same gender, but we cannot guarantee availability. If we are able to match You with another traveler and You remain matched throughout the entire Tour, You will be refunded Your single supplement rate within 2 weeks of tour completion. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (iii) If at any time during the Tour, You consider Your rooming partner unsuitable, You must notify Us and We will use reasonable endeavors to arrange single accommodation for You for the remainder of the Tour, subject to availability, and at Your own cost. (iv) A limited number of single rooms and/or cabins are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each Tour. In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and may not be available. You acknowledge that if there is no availability of single accommodation for the remainder of the Tour, You will be required to continue to share with Your nominated rooming partner for the remainder of the Tour. (e) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at the Tour Departure Date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. (ii) Children under the age of 12 years are not encouraged (with the exception of Christmas tours and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 12.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or tour depictions contained in Tour Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be taken during the Tour. (b) Images: All images in Tour Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 12.5 Hotel Accommodation (a) Substitution: We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. (b) Responsibility: Although We have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 12.6 Deposit Protection Plan Our Deposit Protection Plan is available at a cost of $125 per person per Tour excluding Russian cruises and Russian cruises and tours. The cost is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of Booking Your Tour. The Deposit Protection Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. Details and terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Plan are available on Our Website. 13. Contact Details 13.1 To make, change or cancel a Booking or to make any inquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give Us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact our customer service center as follows: Email: info@scenicusa.com Telephone: 1 (857) 201-3375 Postal: Scenic Tours (USA), One Financial Center, 4th FL, Boston, MA 02111 This is the Customer Service Contact Address. 13.2 Our customer service center is open 9.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 7.00pm Saturday (excluding public holidays) (Eastern time). Other emergency contact details are included in Your travel documents. 13.3 If You need to contact Us during Your Tour, We recommend that if it is practicable to do so, in the first instance You should try to contact the Tour Director or Cruise Director. Depending on the purpose of Your contact, they may be able to assist You, but otherwise they may direct You to contact Our customer service center. 13.4 We will use the Guest Contact Details if We need to contact You before the Tour Departure Date. It is therefore very important that You keep the Guest Contact Details up to date and notify Us immediately of any changes. To update Your Guest Contact Details, please contact Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. 14. Destination Specific Terms 14.1 Scenic Sundowner: Depending on sailing date, the event may not be held during sunset. 14.2 Royal Panorama Suite on board credit: Guests receive $100 USD per person to their shipboard account which can be used in the Wellness Center. This is not applicable to other services while on board and is not redeemable for cash. 14.3 Visas: A visa is required to visit Vietnam and Myanmar and must be obtained prior to departure. For other destinations a visa can be purchased upon arrival.

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Special Stays

A Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi, Vietnam B Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa, Vietnam C Sanctum Inle Resort, Inle Lake, Myanmar D Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia

With our range of Scenic Special Stays you will experience luxury hotels that are simply unlike any others – iconic properties remarkable for their location, character and heritage. Look for the Special Stays symbol on your itinerary indicating the locations of these outstanding properties. A

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Sofitel Legend Metropole Experience colonial grandeur and timeless elegance in the heart of Hanoi’s French Quarter. Behind a classical white façade await luxury hotel rooms, blending modern and classic décor.

Sapa, Vietnam

Inle Lake, Myanmar

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Say Residence Located just minutes from Luang Prabang’s old town, Luang Say Residence is a splendid blend of colonial Indochinese and 19th-century French architecture, set among tranquil tropical gardens.

Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa Combining modern amenities and old world elegance, this luxurious hotel is set in a secluded location, nestled on its own picturesque hill, offering panoramic views of the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range.

Sanctum Inle Resort Decorated in a minimalist design, with all the modern comforts, a pool overlooking Inle Lake and home to the Sanctuary Spa, the hotel offers an ideal space to relax, unwind and contemplate your travels.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Park Hyatt Siem Reap Located in the heart of Siem Reap, elegantly appointed with contemporary amenities and Khmer inspired art, the hotel offers a resort-style feel behind a residential façade.

Yangon, Myanmar

Pan Pacific Yangon Unwind in luxurious surrounds and facilities while enjoying stunning views of Shwedagon Pagoda. With floor-to-ceiling windows and premium amenities, a luxurious stay awaits in your Club Floor Room.


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A Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi, Vietnam B Mandalay Hill Resort, Mandalay, Myanmar C Intercontinental Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Scenic accommodation is all about luxury. We stay in the finest hotels in each of the locations we visit. Your hotel will always be central, often historic and without exception, luxurious so you can rest easy, wherever you are on your Scenic journey. A

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Sofitel Legend Metropole

Located close to the iconic Opera House, this Hanoi landmark has welcomed ambassadors, writers and heads of state, mixing modern luxury and Asian service with French colonial elegance.

From $180 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Intercontinental Saigon

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Say Residence

This 5-star luxury Ho Chi Minh City hotel is located in the city center, less than one minute walk from famous landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Post Office.

From $125

This beautifully decorated hotel is a colonial-style retreat, located within easy reach of Luang Prabang’s heritage area, a patchwork of traditional Lao wooden houses and colonial architecture.

From $165 Siem Reap, Cambodia

Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Experience authentic Cambodian hospitality at this luxurious 5-star hotel located in walking distance to the markets. The stylish guestrooms blend refined interiors and a garden setting.

From $120 Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay Hill Resort

At the foot of Mandalay Hill, facing the Royal Palace, this property reflects the elegance of its surroundings. The hotel features traditional fabrics, exquisite antiques and lush teak furniture.

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Yangon, Myanmar

Pan Pacific Yangon

Centrally located and above its own shopping mall, this newly built hotel offers modern amenities and boasts magnificent views of the city skyline and Shwedagon Pagoda.

From $125

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Whether your interests lie in getting to see nature in all its wonder, discovering unique wildlife, tasting the local fare, learning of the region’s multi-faceted history, or going on an outdoor adventure, there are Freechoice activities to suit you.

Setting the pace

Each guest is different, so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For those keen to explore further afield, for a longer or more demanding journey. Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful 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 prefer a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing and activities for you to choose from. And of course, they’re all included.

Cai Be Colonial Tea and Cultural Demonstration

Take a guided tour of the local market before joining a hands-on cooking class.

Visit a French colonial house for refreshments while enjoying a cultural demonstration.

Temple of Literature, Hanoi

VIETNAM Hanoi

History Museum and Hoa Lu Prison Discover the stories of the Vietnamese history in Hanoi – a city that wears its history on its streets.

Local Industries in Cai Be

Cruise by sampan to visit a colonial French or traditional Vietnamese house and learn about local cottage industries.

Relax during your special Freechoice activity on board Scenic Spirit.

Hanoi Highlights

Xe loi ride, Tan Chau

River Life (Chau Doc)

Cruise down canals to discover Indian and Islamic-style architecture, familyoperated fish farms and the Chau Doc waterfront.

Temple Ruins of My Son

Tour the World Heritage-listed Site of My Son, a set of ruins from the ancient Cham Empire.

Bird Sanctuary (Chau Doc)

Explore Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, home to a rich array of wildlife and birds.

Evergreen Island (Tan Chau)

Walk through farms and meet the locals on Evergreen Island, then ride on a xe loi to a local silk factory.

Visit a local market, then cruise along the Thu Bon River to your cooking school.

Tethered Balloon and Silk Farm

Take a tethered balloon ride for aerial views over Angkor Wat (weather dependent), then visit Pouk Silk Farm and a Cambodian handicraft factory.

Market Shopping Tour Take a tuk tuk ride to Siem Reap’s colourful markets, offering everything from fresh produce, to handicrafts and mementos from your stay. Local Folklore

Local Folklore

Learn about the history and folklore of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor, an 11thcentury temple with a modern pagoda built within.

Farm Cycle

Colonial Phnom Penh by Tuk Tuk

CAMBODIA Phnom Penh Killing Fields

Visit the Killing Fields and tour the school used as a prison by the Khmer Rouge.

Local Industries in Cai Be

Cruise on the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Tonle Sap Lake and discover the way of life of a floating village. (Green season only).

Kampong Cham

Red Bridge Cooking Class

Cycle along shady lanes to a nearby village and join the farmers in their vegetable gardens.

Artisans D’Angkor Handicrafts

Tonle Sap Lake Cruise

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Hoi An

Explore the 12th-century Banteay Srei Temples and visit the Landmine Museum. Providing skills and training for disadvantaged rural people, Artisans D’Angkor showcases Cambodia’s handicrafts, including lacquerware, silk fabrics and fine sculptures.

Visit local markets before learning the art of cooking Vietnamese cuisine.

Temple Ruins of My Son

Siem Reap Temple and Mines

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Vietnamese Cooking Class

Explore city highlights such as Ho Chi Minh’s Quarter and Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and Hanoi’s first university, the Temple of Literature.

Banteay Srei Temples

Markets and Colonial Phnom Penh

Eco Village

Wander through the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok and see how the villagers are helped by a French NGO to develop a community based ecotourism project.

Local Industries

Visit a rubber plantation and factory and stop at a beetle nut village outside of Kampong Cham.

Explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings as well as its modern architecture by tuk tuk, and shop at the Central Market.

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area characterized by 1920s style shikumen buildings transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques.

Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town

With a history of over 1,700 years, discover old bridges across bubbling streams and ancient temples.

Coffee plantation, Boloven Plateau

LAOS Champasak Coffee Plantation

Visit a coffee plantation on the Boloven Plateau, known as the ‘champagne of coffee’.

Massage

Relax for an hour with a traditional Lao or Thai massage.

Mount Popa

Bagan Mount Popa

Mount Popa is a famous pilgrimage site, which is home to numerous nat temples, set atop the mountain. An essential destination for anyone traveling through Myanmar.

Temple Circuit

‘Circle Train’, Yangon

MYANMAR Yangon A Yangon Life

From Yangon Central Station, travel on the local ‘circle train’ around Yangon to the Insein township’s local market. A great way to interact with the locals.

Dhala Excursion

Travel to Dhala village on the southern side of the Yangon River by ferry and follow in the footsteps of the locals, many of whom use this mode of transport to make their daily commute to and from the city.

Art Galleries of Yangon

The contemporary art scene in Yangon is thriving. Explore this intriguing counter culture with a guide and uncover a creative side to this city that you might not know existed.

Inle Lake

Pindaya Caves and Cooking Experience

Meiji Shrine and Shibuya Crossing

Old Bagan

Cultural Shinjuku and Gyoen Gardens Stroll through ShinjukuGyoen Gardens, one of the most beautiful areas for cherry blossoms in Tokyo. Visit Shinjuku’s shopping and entertainment districts.

Explore the lively markets at Nyaung U before visiting sites in and around Old Bagan. After passing through the Tharabar Gate of the old town, visit the Htilominlo and Thatbyinnyu Temples. Finish at the museum to explore the history of the area in your own time.

Tant Kyi Taung Adventure Take an adventurous journey across the Irrawaddy River to this hilltop pagoda. Be rewarded with stunning views and a chance to mingle with local pilgrims. Peking Opera, Beijing

CHINA Beijing Peking Opera (Evening)

Attend the 200-year-old Peking Opera for music, vocals, mime, dance and acrobatics.

The Legend of Kung Fu (Evening)

Appreciate a martial arts spectacular of Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics.

Set off on foot to the small village of Mine Thauk on the shores of Inle Lake. Positioned half on land, half over the

Explore the tranquil evergreen forest of the Meiji Shrine complex, before walking across the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world and seeing the famous Hachiko dog statue in Shibuya.

Historical Osaka

Kyoto

Ancient Kyoto

Revel in the atmosphere of Kyoto’s ancient preservation districts on the southern Higashiyama walk strolling through Ishibei Koji, Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka lanes.

Philosopher’s Walk

Visit the Silver Pavilion and then stroll along the Philosopher’s Walk, one of Kyoto’s best known spots for cherry trees, especially beautiful during blossom season.

Osaka

Historical Osaka

Learn about the history of the area by visiting the Museum of History and Osaka Castle. Originally built in the late 16th century, but due to war and fires has been rebuilt many times.

Taunggyi and Winery Tour

Mine Thauk Village Walk

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After exploring the lively markets at Nyaung U, stop at the spectacular golden Shwezigon Pagoda before seeing the 13th-century murals at Gubyauknyi Temple. Round off your visit with a walk through a local village.

Delve deep into the Pindaya Caves, an enchanting destination and pilgrimage site filled with gleaming Buddha statues, and try your hand at cooking regional cuisine. Drive through the Shan mountains to the capital of Shan state, Taunggyi. After exploring the town and local museum, stop for lunch and wine tasting at the Athaya Winery, Myanmar’s oldest.

Shinjuku Gardens, Tokyo

Osaka Walking Tour Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town , Shanghai

Shanghai Historic Shanghai

Discover China’s 5,000-year-old history at the museum, then drive through the French Concession District. Finish at Xintiandi, an

After catching the Metro, walk through Shinsaibashi-suji shopping avenue, a 600m roofed arcade of countless shops, perfect for those last minute gift purchases. Move to the nearby Kuromon Ichiba Market, known as Osaka’s Kitchen. An excellent location for strolling, sampling, and snacking on a delicious variety of fresh market foods.


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From casual to more formal dining, from local to global cuisine, you’ll find all your needs catered to day by day, with a wealth of fantastic dining options open to you.

Vespa Foodie tour of Hanoi After Dark

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Vespa Foodie tour of Saigon After Dark A foodie night out on the back of a vintage Vespa. Sample some of Saigon’s best authentic street food. Includes free flow drinks and all you can eat.

Vespa Foodie tour of Hanoi After Dark

Ride pillion on the back of a vintage Vespa as you explore Hanoi’s authentic local street food scene after dark. Sample local delicacies across several food venues before finishing at a Jazz club.

Ly Club Home-cooked authentic Vietnamese La Terrace at Sofitel Legend Metropole and Asian fusion cuisine, set in a French Inspired by Parisian cafés, enjoy a taste colonial building. of France right in the heart of Hanoi’s bustling street life. Di Mai Restaurant Combining modern design and traditional Vietnamese style, this restaurant specializes in Saigon street food and regional cuisine.

Yu Chu at Intercontinental Saigon Watch chefs prepare hand-pulled noodles, fresh dim sum and hot wok dishes in the open kitchen. Market 39 at Intercontinental Saigon Seven open, interactive kitchens showcase traditional and creative international cuisine. Basilico at Intercontinental Saigon This trattoria-style restaurant offers traditional antipasti, pizza, pasta and desserts served up in Roman-sized portions.

Ly Club Set in a French colonial building, Ly Club offers mouthwatering Vietnamese, Asian and European cuisine.

Izakaya Nightlife

Beijing Lost Heaven Enjoy a contemporary Asian restaurant which brings the diversity of Chinese Yunnan, Burmese and Thai food to your plate. The Exchange at Pan Pacific Indulge in an array of international buffet options and modern Asian specialities.

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Ninja Akasaka NEW This popular but unusual restaurant has an underlying ninja theme to create a memorable dining experience Hoi An with ninja themed Japanese food and surrounds. Throughout the evening, Morning Glory Signature Restaurant the ninjas ensure that you are kept Dine on Vietnamese street food-style entertained with various table side dishes made from fresh ingredients at his modern restaurant, opposite the night demonstrations and magic tricks. markets. Izakaya Nightlife With your Tour Director, sample a Little Faifo Restaurant Take a culinary journey through the story Yakitori and Kushiyaki dinner over some drinks at a selection of small of Hoi An’s past, present and future at local bars. A chance to mingle and this unique Vietnamese restaurant once dine in a traditional Japanese way. home to artists. Brother’s Café Located in the heart of the ancient town, this charming restaurant in a riverside To find out Asian more visit contact your Travel Professional or call 1 8xx 5xx xxxx setting serves andscenicusa.com, Western cuisine. To find out more visit scenicusa.com, contact your Travel Professional or call 1 844 920 8963


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Scenic Spirit Built 2016 | Passengers 68 | Suites 34 | Crew 50 | Length 278 feet Sun Deck

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