Angkor Wat & the Mekong River: The Wonders of Cambodia & Vietnam

On a riverboat voyage along the legendary Mekong River, meet the people and discover the places that make Cambodia and Vietnam two of the most fascinating countries in Southeast Asia.
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This program gave me such an in-depth knowledge of the county's history and insight to the Khmer people. It was an incredible two week journey through the country. The ruins, the food, the river cruise, the temples, the small villages, the local people, our group leader, and much more make this RS program a highly recommended, unforgettable 5 Star experience.


This was a great trip..Angkor Was was superb. Our guide,Bros, was excellent. We went just before the coronavirus outbreak and whatever concerns we had about it were addressed by Road Scholar throughout the trip. We felt VERY SAFE.


This was an amazing trip with much of it taking place on boats! We had seven days on our "mother ship" the Toum Teav, and many smaller vessels to take us on shore excursions. Sailing down the Tonle Gap River and the Mekong River to Saigon was a magical experience.

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Outstanding program. Our leader was informed, kind and considerate. He willingly shared his knowledge and expertise in an easy going and congenial way The experience on the boat down the Tonle Sap and then the Mekong from Cambodia into Vietnam (which was effectively private as only the RS program participants and the staff were there) - was spectacular. Lots and lots of active land based excursions every day and then quiet elegant evenings on the boat. The food was great as well We highly recommend the visit

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This was a great trip. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit and learn all about the culture of Vietnam and Cambodia and to learn their perspectives on all that has happened in the region during the Vietnam War and in the ensuing years. It was eye-opening!


This was a deeply revealing experience, answering many questions but raising others. The juxtaposition of evidence of a tragic and desperate history with signs everywhere of energetic resourceful people willing to forgive and move ahead is mind-boggling. Add to that the beauty of the countryside and the mystery of ancient cultural sites. This was an experience not to be missed.


This was a wonderful trip. I feel we were able to see places that wouldn't normally be on my radar. It was very hot and humid but well worth it.

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My wife and I are very experienced global travelers, and we both agree that this is among the best tour related trips we have ever taken. Our guide (Bros) is a real pro. He handled the logistics of the trip with skill and ease. As a person, he is engaging and delightful. In short, it was a privilege to travel with him and to learn from him. Furthermore, he has clear ethical commitments and concern for the people we encountered along the way. I would recommend this trip to anyone without reservation.


We had a wonderful time and were impressed with how they handled our flight delay in Hong Kong. The local re-arranged the schedule in a very professional manner and and we did't miss anything. Road Scholar went out of their way to make this a positive experience. I'd recommend this trip to anyone who has the skills to meet the minimum requirements. We would have liked to have contacted our fellow team members ahead of time so we could have known them when we arrived, as they were all on our flight. Excellent! Sharon Hollinger


I recently lost my travel partner, husband, and was reluctant to travel alone. Road Scholar not only made this a possibility but allowed me not only to travel solo, but to meet others who were interested in the same kind of travel that I am...learning and meeting new people. My future travel plans will be through Road Scholar. They have it all figured out to the smallest or largest detail.


This is a fabulous trip. Learning about Cambodia and Vietnam was eye opening. The field trips to temples, museums, and pagodas were incredible and the Mekong boat ride was a joy - very comfortable with good air conditioning (essential!). The hotels were classy and very comfortable. The trip went from countryside and river to sophisticated (relatively) Saigon. The heat was pretty crushing during most of the trip (late March) so take this into consideration if you choose this trip.


Our tour of Vietnam and Cambodia via ship on the Mekong River was wonderful. We saw many things that we would not have been able to see if touring on our own. The tour leader and the other guides were very knowledgeable and welcoming. Highly recommended.


This is fabulous experience. Be forewarned that Cambodian sensibilities about female dress are conservative. Shorts and skirts should come all the way to the knees, and shirts should have sleeves - short sleeves are OK, just not sleeveless.

John Jay

With an interest in Cambodian history and a cruise on the river to avoid packing every day, this program is for you. It is worth the cost.


A wonderful trip to experience the culture, history, food, and people of Vietnam and Cambodia!


A fantastic experience, made more wonderful by our group leader Bros. I appreciated a glimpse into life along a mighty river, contrasted with the vibrancy of cities like Pnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City.


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This was an exceptional educational experience that surpassed all my expectations. We learned so much about two rapidly evolving countries with complex histories, politics and cultures. We had an exceptional guide (Bros) who was an excellent ambassador for his country. Highly recommended!


This is a wonderful trip that will open your eyes to a very different and vibrant part of the world. What an experience!


"Angkor Wat and the Mekong River" was a fascinating experience between visiting a world-famous archaeological site, travelling in a small boat with a Cambodian crew, and visiting fish farmers and villagers along the river.


The program description of the Mekong River trip to Vietnam and Cambodia is 100% accurate! Truly a terrific way to visit and learn about these two countries that have been so important in recent American history.


This was a great trip in every way. I recommend it highly.

Jo Anne

Outstanding trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Hanoi with Road Scholar. There is truly nothing major that they need to improve on. Our tour guide, Bros, is an amazing, brilliant, kind, caring and great philosopher whose beliefs and thoughts are impressionable. The food, education and facilities we had were top notch! look forward to bnooking my fourth Road Scholar trip.


What a great adventure! Highly recommended.

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5 stars. This was great adventure, the crew on the ship where friendly and helpful, our guide was knowledgeable and professional. The stops on the trip were well planned. My original interest was to visit Angkor Wat which was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the experiences along the river trip I found them very informative about life in Vietnam and Cambodia.


The program was fabulous. Our guides were from the area and gave us first hand experience and information on the sites we visited, the people and the ways of life. We could never have learned these things if we had not had the guides and program leaders. It was fantastic and we got so much more done not having to determine what we wanted to see and learn about on our own.


This was an amazing trip! Our trip leader, Kong, went out of his way to ensure that we had great experiences and were well cared-for throughout the tour. The boat crew and local tour guides were also terrific. Having come of age during the Vietnam War, I was anxious to see beyond the politics and propaganda of that era. Our encounters with the land, people and histories of these two countries were enlightened and very moving.

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