Venture off the beaten path during a journey that showcases the wonders of Cambodia and Vietnam. Experience less-travelled towns and hamlets along the Mekong River, one of Asia’s vital waterways. You’ll enjoy stays in in fine hotels in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Experience the finest in Asian river cruising aboard the elegant all-suite Mekong Navigator.

Note: The February 2023 date was published incorrectly in our Winter 2022 catalog. The correct date is Feb. 21 - Mar. 6, 2023.

Starting at: $7,940 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Throwing fishing nets along the river in Vietnam. Credit: Amanda Mack  Monk at Angkor Wat. Credit: Chris Palmer  Skyline of Ho Chi Minh City at dusk  Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City  M41 Walker Bulldog Tank at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City  Woman working with flowers on the Mekong. Credit: Nhiem Hoang  Floating market on the river  Terraced rice fields
  Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Cambodia.  Credit: Florian Christian  Close up of sculpture at Bayon, Angkor Thom  Terrace of the Leper King, Angkor Thom  Elephant Terrace at Angkor Thom  The iconic site of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  View of Angkor Wat  View of Angkor Wat  Visit the picturesque countryside in Laos including a stop at Kuang Si waterfall  Wat Xieng Thong temple, Luang Prabang, Laos  Experience the rich tradition of Tak Bat while in Laos

Cruising the Mekong River

A Journey Through Southeast Asia

14-16 days from $7,940

Venture off the beaten path during a journey that showcases the wonders of Cambodia and Vietnam. Experience less-travelled towns and hamlets along the Mekong River, one of Asia’s vital waterways. You’ll enjoy stays in in fine hotels in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Experience the finest in Asian river cruising aboard the elegant all-suite Mekong Navigator.

Note: The February 2023 date was published incorrectly in our Winter 2022 catalog. The correct date is Feb. 21 - Mar. 6, 2023.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Sep 29 - Oct 14, 2022 Departure
Sandra Cate

Sandra Cate

Sandra Cate, anthropologist and folklorist, explores the material and expressive culture of Southeast Asia, in such diverse manifestations as Buddhist temple murals and long painted scrolls, Mien/Yao needlework, and traffic jams in Bangkok. Sandra has taught a broad range of cultural anthropology classes, with specific interests in global processes, art in cultural context, religion and ritual, consumption and exchange, gender and sexuality, tourism, and concepts of heritage. She has also written on the contemporary Asian art market and the changing conditions shaping festival and textile production. While a Fulbright scholar in Thailand, she collected T'ai textiles for the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Sandra’s publications include Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon (2003), Buddhist Storytelling in Thailand and Laos: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll at the Asian Civilisations Museum (2013), and numerous book chapters and book reviews.

Now retired, she trained at the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz and San José State University in Silicon Valley.

Feb 21 - Mar 6, 2023 Departure
Hugh Neighbour

Hugh Neighbour

Hugh Neighbour brings many years of experience as a diplomat for the U.S. and an officer in the U.S. Navy, mostly working overseas.  Specialized in political and economic affairs, he was posted in Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.  Hugh was awarded the Secretary of State’s Career Achievement Award as well as a number of Department of State awards for distinguished service. 

Since retiring from the U.S. State Department in 2010, Hugh has worked as a consultant in both Washington and overseas, served as an official observer for several elections overseas, and lectured aboard high-end cruise ships. Several times a year, Hugh directs a course in advanced foreign area studies to select groups in the Washington region.  Hugh will offer a fresh, up-to-date perspective on the history, culture, and current affairs of the fascinating peoples and places you will visit.