An Exclusive Journey Exploring Nature and Culture along the Mekong River
with the Georgia Gardener, Walter Reeves!
February 19 - March 5, 2019
For this Georgia farm boy, my knowledge of Cambodia and Vietnam is limited to National Geographic magazine, public television specials, and the nightly news of the 1960's. But I have always known that even though their culture is completely different from mine, their history is ancient and fascinating. It has been my philosophy throughout several years of hosting international garden trips that we enrich ourselves by encountering people from other cultures, enjoying their natural surroundings, and tasting their cuisine. We thereby come to appreciate the humanity in us all. We have planned this trip to be a journey you will never forget.
From the awe-inspiring Angkor temples to the pulsating city of Saigon, together we will experience the past, present and future of this vital region along its most storied waterway, the Mekong. Our journey begins in the town of Siem Reap, where we explore the history and culture of the Khmer empire as seen in the breathtaking ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll also explore the natural environment of the jungle that once hid these archeological treasures. From Siem Reap we cruise the Mekong River down through remote villages, sighting the rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins and witnessing the rural life of Cambodia. Our river ship, the RV Tonle Pandaw, balances traditional style with modern comfort. Our journey culminates in the vibrant city of Saigon. I look forward to exploring Southeast Asia with you!
Hosted by Walter Reeves
With Earthbound founder, Matthew Brumley
4 star hotel accommodations in Siem Reap and Saigon
Seven nights cruising the Mekong on the RV Tonle Pandaw
Meals as described in your custom Mekong itinerary
All activities and entrances as described in your trip itinerary
Guided tours with local experts through archeology sites, markets, jungles etc.
Special nature outings along the way
Talks on the history and ecosystem of Southeast Asia
All shore excursions
Maps and fun language lessons
14 Days/ 13 Nights (when including international air travel)
Optional Group Flight departs Los Angeles on February 19
Trip begins in Cambodia upon arrival on February 21, 2019
Trip ends in Vietnam on March 5, 2019
*Pricing & ship information is on page 11 of your Mekong itinerary
GROUP AIR: $1,295 per person
*Lower rates may be available if purchased directly with the airline.
China Southern Airlines
CZ 328 19Feb 10:20pm LAX-CAN 21Feb 5:40am
CZ 3053 21Feb 8:40am CAN-REP 21Feb 10:20am
CZ 374 05Mar 3:40pm SGN-CAN 05Mar 7:30pm
CZ 327 05Mar 9:30pm CAN-LAX 05Mar 6:10pm