Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is keeping its fares at the 2019-2020 level for all bookings made now through June 30, 2019 on its 2020-2021 Southeast Asia itineraries. In addition, the line is including roundtrip air from the U.S., or a $1,500 pp savings.
The itineraries, ranging from 11 to 31 days, include the sites of floating canal villages, paddy fields, ancient temples and bustling markets, but also takes guests into some of the more unique and immersive experiences. On the Mekong, guests can choose to try multiple forms of transport including bicycles, ox carts, Tuk Tuks, long tail boats, speed boats and sampans; learn the art of Vietnamese and Cambodian cooking; visit a family-operated fish farm; meet with survivors of the Khmer Rouge; and enjoy lunch at a local NGO restaurant that teaches local street kids hospitality skills. Along the Irrawaddy, guests spend time with locals on the Circle train that travels around Yangon; cook regional cuisine after exploring Pindaya Caves; mingle with local pilgrims at Tant Kyi Taung, a hilltop pagoda with panoramic views; and learn about life at home when they visit a local family for lunch at Inle Lake.
In addition, guests will have access to Scenic Enrich programming, featuring exclusive-to-Scenic excursions on every cruise. Examples in Cambodia include a magical themed gala dinner at Angkor’s Kravan Temple, with a unique show featuring the Apsara dancers, and a Tuk Tuk City Lights tour of Phnom Penh ending with an exclusive after-hours distillery visit and tasting. In Vietnam, guests take to the streets of Ho Chi Minh on vintage Vespas to absorb some of the energy of the nightlife and sample an array of street foods. In Myanmar, there is a themed dinner with a cultural show in front of the candle lit Bagan Temple ruins; an opportunity to interact with novice monks, nuns and orphans at a monastic-supported school; and a workshop to learn how to produce gold leaf.