Get a sense of exploring Vietnam & Cambodia along the Mekong River
Comprehensive, in-depth Vietnam & Cambodia exploration
Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River offers access to traditional villages as well as bustling cities, for a panoramic and immersive experience of these two very different countries. You’ll spend seven nights aboard the 48-guest The Jahan, an extraordinary and elegant riverboat that offers a level of luxury previously unavailable on the Mekong. On our expedition you’ll:
Meet proud, welcoming people in lands whose history has touched us all
Our expedition is crafted to offer a rare and personal look into the ways of life along the Mekong River and the histories of the people of these two very different countries. Discover a blend of tradition and innovation in these rapidly changing countries—now is a wonderful time to explore them.
Explore soul-stirring sites of antiquity
The expansive and visionary 12th-century Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat is sure to be a highlight of your expedition. With its five crowned towers, excellent bas-reliefs, scores of statues and monks going about their daily routines, it’s the crown jewel of a vast complex of temples and monuments in the region. You’ll spend two days exploring the Angkor area, seeing some of the most sublime works ever created. Visit pagodas in Vietnam and impressive temples in Cambodia.
Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, historian, National Geographic-Lindblad certified photo instructor, and naturalist. Get more from local guides who join us aboard ship and in Angkor, Phnom Penh, and Saigon. Learn a bit about navigation while sharing the bridge with our captain. Your team’s knowledge and passion for Vietnam and Cambodia is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet the team.
A powerful, eclectic experience
A journey through Cambodia and Vietnam makes for a hugely interesting and varied experience. These beautiful countries with centuries of history and culture, which experienced so much war and dislocation, are now developing swiftly — their welcoming people working hard to secure a better future.
Among the greatest sites of antiquity in the world
Walk in the sublime temples at Angkor, a World Heritage Site built by the Khmer people over a 400-year period that ended in the 13th century. With one never-to-be-forgotten monument, vista and carving after another, and with magnificent Angkor Wat the centerpiece, the Angkor area stands out as a place that absolutely must be experienced.
Explore Saigon and Phnom Penh
At the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh you’ll bear witness to the devastating effects of the rule of the Khmer Rouge, and also experience the dynamic, positive spirit of these people as they rapidly rebuild their lives and country. We’ll also stay in the great Vietnamese city of Saigon (officially called Ho Chi Minh City), a burgeoning metropolis with an interesting colonial legacy.
Voyage aboard The Jahan, a richly-appointed river ship
The 48-guest riverboat The Jahan affords us access to places that would otherwise be difficult to reach. Her cabins are spacious, each with a private balcony, and she offers a standard of accommodation and service that has until now been unknown on this river.
Have time? Extend your adventure
Take advantage of your proximity to go deeper into Vietnam. Our extension explores some of Vietnam’s great places: Hanoi, Halong Bay's newly opened Lan Ha Bay, Hue and Hoi An, with a number of World Heritage Sites and a wealth of interesting cultures.
Preview the expedition experience
NOTE: This itinerary runs in "reverse" on some departures.
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