On this epic journey we will visit three dynamic countries. We begin in Vietnam, a country still healing from its past. Here we’ll see cultural wonders, awe-inspiring landscapes, and learn about the “American War” as we visit Saigon, Hanoi, and the countryside. In Cambodia we’ll explore Phnom Penh and the enchanting site of Angkor Wat. We’ll end in Laos at the ancient city of Luang Prabang, filled with Buddhist temples and pagodas.
Throughout our journey we will attend numerous exclusive meetings and discussions with fascinating individuals including artists, historians, media and literary figures, a former American G.I., human rights workers, and many more, who will give insight into past and present challenges each country faces.
Join us on a new 13-night immersive experience that provides a true inside look at this fascinating and complex region.
– Participate in a pre-departure discussion with long-time Nation contributor George Black about SE Asian history and politics.
–Meet with Chuck Searcy, who was assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion in Saigon. He later joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and helped launch Project RENEW to clean up unexploded ordinance and provide assistance to victims.
–In Saigon hear from Dien Luong, an investigative journalist who covers politics, inequality and globalization.
–Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and the Bayon Temple.
–Meet with staff at the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, who work to promote press freedom in Cambodia, and staff from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.
–In Luang Prabang learn about what is being done to support local communities from the impact of hydropower development when we meet with members of Save the Mekong Coalition.
– Visit the Pak Ou Buddhist Caves in Laos. Set in towering cliffs, the caves house 3,000 Buddhist statues most of which are about 400 years old.
These are just a few of the many highlights of this extraordinary program. See the complete itinerary to fully appreciate our rich and comprehensive tour.
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