18681
Vietnam/Cambodia
The People of the Mekong: Vietnam, Cambodia and Angkor Wat
Dive deep into the ancient cultures of the Mekong, learning about daily village life, grand temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and traditional artistry from the people who live here.
Rating (4.81)
Program No. 18681RJ
Length
17 days
Starts at
3,484
Flights start at
850
Getting There
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At a Glance

Experience the spirit of Southeast Asia as you immerse yourself in the cultures, heritage and natural beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia. In these timeless lands, learn about Cambodia’s mysterious temples and the Vietnamese perspective on the Vietnam War, and experience the simple beauty of daily life in the villages, weaving workshops and kitchens of these two nations.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. Each group will have the same fieldtrips and excursions but the pace of the program will vary by date. The ACTIVE groups will walk up to two miles per day while the MODERATE groups will walk up to 1 mile per day. On either program you can expect to stand for up to 90 minutes on field trips. Sidewalks and roads are often broken or uneven; some stairs without railings. Must be able to embark/disembark small boats. Moderate: Oct. 20 - Nov. 5, 2017 and Feb. 23 - Mar.11, 2018
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend one night on a Vietnamese junk among the stunning limestone karsts of Halong Bay.
  • View the temple restoration in Siem Reap at Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm (the Jungle Temple) and Banteay Srei (the Citadel of Women).
  • Encounter the history of the Khmer Rouge regime at the Choeung Ek Killing Fields Memorial and the S-21 Security Prison.
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Van Thuyen Nguyen
Van Thuyen Nguyen was born and raised in central Vietnam. He is passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures and history. Mr. Nguyen graduated from the Dalat University, where he studied English for Journalism and Business. He speaks English and French. Since 1999 Mr. Nguyen has been working as a full time leader and he has been leading the Road Scholar participants to Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia. Also, he likes reading biographies, non-fiction books, watching documentary films, and loves playing volleyball.
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Thuy Duong Pham
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