Romance of the Mekong River

Float through unique cultural heritages

Once known as French Indochina, Vietnam and Cambodia showcase centuries of history and a fusion of French and Asian cultures. Explore Saigon, formally known as Ho Chi Minh City, with visits to the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the War Remnants Museum, and the Cu Chi Tunnels. In Siem Reap, discover the wonders of ancient Angkor.

Aboard the Mekong Navigator, visit riverside towns as well as Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh. Visit the city’s Royal Palace and learn about Cambodia’s troubled past at the killing fields of Choeung Ek Memorial. Offering fascinating talks during the journey, speakers will bring these archaeological sites to life. 

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Trip Name: Romance of the Mekong River
Date: Oct. 16–31, 2018
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: from $5,295 per person, double occupancy, airfare not included.

  • Itinerary
    1Depart U.S.
    2In transit
    3Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
    5Ben Dinh/Saigon
    6Saigon/My Tho
    7Cai Be/Vinh Long
    8Sa Dec/Cu Lao Gieng
    9Tan Chau/Cambodia border crossing
    10Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    11Phnom Penh/Cruising the Mekong River
    12Anchor Ban/Wat Hanchey
    13Siem Reap
    14Siem Reap
    15Siem Reap
    16Depart for U.S.

IU experts who inspire

Traveling with you on this trip is Steve Raymer, a longtime National Geographic staff photographer who taught visual journalism, media ethics, international newsgathering, and war and terrorism reporting at the IU Media School for 21 years. 

After service in Vietnam as an officer in the U.S. Army, he joined the staff of National Geographic in 1972, launching a career that has taken him to more than 90 countries. From famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia to the collapse of the Soviet Union, Raymer’s photographs illustrated more than 30 bylined National Geographic articles.

From 1989 to 1995, Raymer served as director of the National Geographic Society News Service, establishing joint ventures with The New York Times, the Associated Press, and National Public Radio. He also reported during the first Persian Gulf War (1990–1991) and in Vietnam after it opened to Western trade and tourism.


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