Red, Mekong & Yangtze Rivers Odyssey

31 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Hanoi to Shanghai with Scenic

Begin your journey in Hanoi and cruise through to Shanghai onboard the Scenic Spirit and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Scenic and Global Journeys.

Guided Tour & River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Hanoi
Guided Tour & River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Shanghai
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Ship Type
River Ship
0
Cruise Departures
Season Sold Out

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Oceanview Cabin SOLD OUT
Balcony Cabin SOLD OUT
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Cruise Itinerary

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1 Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of a vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into a two night Special Stay. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner. (D)
2 Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise
Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring and genuine two night cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon. (B/L/D)
3 Halong Bay Cruise
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, savour some wine tasting on board against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset. (B/L/D)
4 Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi
Relax during your morning cruising before returning to Hanoi for another Special Stay and a historic bunker tour at the hotel. Freechoice Dining: Tonight enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Hanoi’s old quarter by night, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club. (B/L/D)
5 Hanoi
Freechoice: Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or partake in an authentic cooking class. Alternatively visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature. Later, on your cyclo ride, discover the maze of back streets throughout the Old Quarter. Enrich: After attending Hanoi’s famous water puppets show, learn the secrets behind this illusionary piece of theatre thanks to your special backstage pass. (B/D)
6 Hanoi - Siem Reap
After a morning at leisure, fly to Siem Reap for your three night Special Stay. (B/L)
7 Siem Reap
Visit Ta Prohm temple before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Enrich: Take your Premium reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare. (B/L)
8 Siem Reap
Enrich: Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by a NGO supported local bakery school. 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 to the markets, or a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) above Angkor Wat before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple. Enrich: Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins. (B/D)
9 Siem Reap - Mekong Cruise
Discover Cambodia’s rural countryside on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits. (B/L/D)
10 Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham
Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail to Kampong Cham. Freechoice: Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village. (B/L/D)
11 Angkor Ban - Silk Island - Phnom Penh
On arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of resident monks. 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. 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 sundeck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset. Upon arrival revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife. (B/L/D)
12 Phnom Penh
Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market. Enrich: Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by a high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship. (B/L/D)
13 Phnom Penh - Tan Chau
Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner. (B/L/D)
14 Tan Chau
Freechoice: Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi or cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc and walk through the market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront. Alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy your private balcony. (B/L/D)
15 Sa Dec - Cai Be
Visit historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. Freechoice: Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board and learn to make cocktails. (B/L/D)
16 Mekong Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around your hotel for the next two nights. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39. (B/L/D)
17 Ho Chi Minh City
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before attending tonight’s farewell dinner. (B/L/D)
18 Ho Chi Minh City - Beijing
Fly to Beijing, China via Hong Kong for your next adventure. Settle into the luxurious hotel in Beijing, within walking distance of the Silk Markets, for a three night Special Stay. Your wonderful journey starts with a welcome feast of Peking Duck. (B/D)
19 Beijing
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. (B/L)
20 Beijing
Wander through Tiananmen Square and enter the Forbidden City. Later, enjoy lunch with a local family in a traditional home before a rickshaw ride through the ancient alleyways. Freechoice Dining: Choose between contemporary Asian dining or modern Western epicurean cuisine. (B/L/D)
21 Beijing - Yichang - Yangtze River Cruise
Explore the beauty of the Summer Palace and cruise Kunming Lake before flying to Yichang to join your cruise ship, the Yangzi Explorer. Enjoy dinner on board with included wine and beer. (B/L/D)
22 Yangtze River Cruise
Visit the Three Gorges Dam project site. Later, sail through Xiling Gorge while sampling afternoon tea delights. Tonight enjoy the Captain’s reception. (B/L/D)
23 Yangtze River Cruise
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. (B/L/D)
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. (B/L/D)
25 Chongqing - Xi’an
Disembark and visit Chongqing Zoo where you’ll get to see the rare and treasured giant panda before flying to Xi’an. Later, check into your hotel for a three night stay. (B/D)
26 Xi’an
Enrich: Gaze at Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta 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. (B/L)
27 Xi’an
Visit a local painter’s home in nearby Hu Xi’an County, famous for its rural peasant paintings, and learn about his art before you enjoy lunch with his 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. (B/L/D)
28 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 transferred to your luxurious hotel for a three night Special Stay. (B/L)
29 Shanghai
Discover Shanghai’s stark historical contrasts. Stroll 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. (B/L/D)
30 Shanghai
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 shopping opportunities before enjoying your farewell dinner. (B/D)
31 Shanghai
It’s time to bid farewell and transfer to Shanghai Airport. (B)

Scenic Spirit

Ship Class
Ship Style
River Ship
Rivers
Rivers Explored
China, South East Asia
Passengers
Passengers
68
Crew
Crew
50
Year Launched
Launched
2016
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
N/A
Scenic All Inclusive
Scenic All Inclusive
Navigate the fascinating waterways of South East Asia from the elegant and comfortable surrounds of your intimate luxury floating hotel. Read more
Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice
These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Read more
Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich
These are experiences that offer once-in-a-lifetime multi-sensory moments that are completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Read more
The Nth Degree
The Nth Degree
Scenic go above and beyond, making your trip a truly carefree, all-inclusive experience. Read more
Up to Four Dining Options
Up to Four Dining Options
Dishes inspired by the region, as well as standard western fare. Exclusive Teppanyaki Bar on board Scenic Aura, all-day River Café and the elegant Crystal or Bamar Dining.
Butler Service
Butler Service
From nightly turndown to shoeshine and drinks service included for all guests, your butler is there to make your Scenic experience extra special.

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