Cambodia and Vietnam: Life Along the Mekong At a Slower Pace

Delve deep into the historic and economic development of Cambodia and Vietnam as you sail along the Mekong River and juxtapose these neighboring countries with inspiring local experts.
Program No. 23625RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

From 802 to 1431 the Khmer Empire swept its way across Southeast Asia, stretching from China to Vietnam. Though the empire fell centuries ago, its influences still hold strong, most notably in the resilience of its descendants and the temples constructed during its reign. On an exciting two-week learning adventure, sail on the Mekong River from Cambodia to Vietnam to learn about the relationship between these two countries once unified under a single ruler. As you explore both fishing villages and vibrant cities, compare Cambodia and Vietnam’s history to learn how two countries with the same past could have such uniquely different futures.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
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 ...

  • Study the historic temples of Angkor as you explore Preh Khan, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Banteay Srei.
  • Learn about the education system in Vietnam during enlightening discussions over tea with university students.
  • Delve deep into Cambodia and Vietnam’s political, cultural and economic views with local experts to learn how modern developments were formed.

General Notes

This program is a lower activity level version of 19033 Angkor Wat and the Mekong River: Life Along the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam. It is on a bigger ship which makes it easier to get off and on.
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