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VIETNAM / CAMBODIA

Adventures Afloat: Angkor Wat and the Mekong River: Life along the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam

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Program #19033RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In the 19th and 20th centuries the nations of Vietnam and Cambodia — the offspring of empires that dominated Asia for more than 1,000 years — were beset by imperial warfare and ethnic violence. Today, these modern states are integrating into the global community even as they mend the wounds of an era of atrocity. Consider legacies both bleak and beautiful as you navigate up the Mekong River to access villages and rice paddies where authentic Khmer and Vietnamese culture lives on.


Highlights

• Visit Vietnam’s National University to meet with a professor and students.
• Sail along the Cho Gao Canal and observe local people as they tend the land, fish and travel to and from market.
• Learn about the depredations of the Khmer Rouge at the "Killing Fields" and the S-21 Interrogation Center.
• Uncover the story of the Khmer Empire while exploring the Angkor Temple Complex.

Program Notes

Please note that some dates operate in reverse.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 1 mile per day and standing for up to 1 hour at a time; uneven sidewalks and stairs without railings. Climbing ramps and stairs to board and get off boat. Hot and humid conditions. Program cost excludes 2 meals to enjoy on your own.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), 2 nights; embark mv Toum Teave, 7 nights (ports of call include My Tho, Sa Dec, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Kampong Chhnang, Tonle Sap); disembark Siem Reap, 3 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.9
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