Take a journey to Southeast Asia, traveling through breathtaking landscapes that showcase ancient histories, diverse cultures, and many World Heritage sites.

*Bali is included as an optional pre-program extension in 2022, and included in the main program in 2023. Dates, itineraries, and pricing have changed since the printing of our Winter 2022 catalog. Please see the full details under Itinerary below.

Starting at: $6,695 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The intricately terraced rice fields of Bali.  Man working in Bali's rice fields  Rice terraces in the mountains, Bali  Fishing boats in Bali  Cityscape of Singapore with the Merlion Statue  Singapore in the evening  Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok  The Golden Buddha at Wat Pho, Bangkok  Statue at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok  The World Heritage site of Ayutthaya, near Bangkok  Sunrise at Angkor Wat  Monks at Angkor Wat  Monk at Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat  Monks at Angkor Thom  Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat  Sculpture at Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat

Treasures of Southeast Asia

Featuring Bali*, Singapore, Thailand, and Angkor Wat

13-16 days from $6,695

Take a journey to Southeast Asia, traveling through breathtaking landscapes that showcase ancient histories, diverse cultures, and many World Heritage sites.

*Bali is included as an optional pre-program extension in 2022, and included in the main program in 2023. Dates, itineraries, and pricing have changed since the printing of our Winter 2022 catalog. Please see the full details under Itinerary below.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Jan 31 - Feb 15, 2023 Departure
Barry Till

Barry Till

Barry Till is a Curator Emeritus of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Canada. With a wide-ranging knowledge of Asia's history, archaeology, and cultures, Barry has travelled extensively and lectured on numerous expeditions—including trips to China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar—for more than thirty years. He has published more than 100 exhibition catalogues (including The Buddhist Arts of Asia), books, and articles on various Asian art topics, and is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker. In 2008, Barry received the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Museums Association. He speaks Chinese, holds degrees in Far Eastern Studies, and studied at Oxford and at Nanjing University in China.

Feb 21 - Mar 8, 2023 Departure; Oct 17 - Nov 1, 2023 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.