Join Mark Weathington, Director of JC Raulston Arboretum
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, and witnessing the rural life of Cambodia.
Our gorgeous river ship, the 1st class, old world, RV Bassac 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
Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
Home to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat temple complex at Siem Reap, Cambodia is a treasure trove of cultural relics from the Khmer empire. Today, intriguing remnants of Khmer culture exist alongside ethnic tribal traditions — with stunning green hills and sprawling rice fields as backdrop.
The 12th longest river in the world at 2,703 miles (4,350km), the Mekong flows from the Tibetan Plateau to the South China Sea through China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The lower Mekong basin, encompassing Cambodia and Vietnam, is the most commonly navigated section, with local sampans and boats a common sight along with river.
Situated in the Easternmost part of Indochina peninsula, Vietnam is a country that evokes highly visual memories: rows of street vendors wearing conical hats (nón lá), water buffalos plodding across rice fields and colourful floating markets on the Mekong river.
14 Nights/ 15 Days (when including int'l air travel)
From $7,295 per person double occupancy
Single supplement of 50%
(waived if a roommate is found)
Siem Reap, Cambodia
January 17, 2024
January 29, 2024
Travel alumni save $100
Pay your final balance by check and save $200
Reserve before July 31, 2023 and save $100
GROUP AIR OPTION
$1,495 OPTIONAL GROUP: On Singapore Airlines
Group tickets are in economy. Singapore Airlines was ranked #1 in the world in 2023.
January 15, 2024: Depart Los Angeles at 12:45 PM
January 17: Arrive in Cambodia at 9:45 AM
January 29: Depart Ho Chi Minh city at 4:15 PM
January 29: Arrive in Los Angeles at 7:55 PM
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-Anders Yocum, Classical Music Host, Wisconsin Public Radio
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-A. Gaines, WCQS guest
Your guides are just the best ever. So full of energy and joy! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to go."
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