Once part of French Indochina, Vietnam and Cambodia showcase a fascinating blend of European and Asian cultures and abound with centuries of history.

Explore Saigon’s historic highlights of Notre Dame Cathedral, the former US embassy, and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Embark on an exclusive cruise of the Mekong River aboard the Mekong Navigator, featuring luxurious river-view suites. In Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, visit the Royal Palace and learn about Cambodia’s troubled past. Take a sampan ride and glimpse local life among the floating communities and fish farms. Accompanied by expert guides, visit the iconic temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. Continue your journey with an optional three-day extension to Hanoi.

Trip Scholar

Alan L. Kolata

Alan L. Kolata (PhD, Harvard 1978) is the Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He has led interdisciplinary research projects studying human-environment interactions over the past 3,000 years in the Lake Titicaca basin of Bolivia, on the north coast of Peru, and most recently in Thailand and Cambodia. His current work explores aspects of the deep past, the present, and the potential future of Khmer civilization in Cambodia and Southeast Asia in the special context of dramatic, ongoing environmental and social transformation of the Mekong River.