Vietnam & Cambodia Expedition Team
Share the adventure with knowledgeable, engaging companions
Over the 40+ years we’ve been sharing the world’s wonders with our guests, the quality of our veteran staff, and their companionship is the reason the Lindblad name is known and respected for top-quality expeditions. And, now that we are aligned with National Geographic, there is no better team anywhere.
The team composition
Every expedition includes a veteran Lindblad expedition leader, historian, and naturalist. Plus, you’ll benefit from regional experts along our route. Skilled guides help us explore Angkor, Saigon, and Phnom Penh and allow us to experience the arc of history through local knowledge of these extraordinary and diverse places. With extensive regional knowledge, these professionals will share the legends and souls of these fantastic sites.
Featured Vietnam & Cambodia Team Members
National Geographic Staff
Barry Till is a curator of Asian art with a wide knowledge on culture, history and archaeology. He has travelled extensively throughout Asia and lectured on numerous expeditions—including trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar—for more than thirty years. He has published more than 100 catalogues (including The Buddhist Arts of Asia), books, and articles on various Asian art topics, and is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker.
Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
Born and raised in Canada, Karen received her B.Sc. in biology from the University of Waterloo, her M.D. from the University of Western Ontario and interned at McMaster University in Hamilton. Detouring from hospital hallways, Karen soon became a whitewater guide and published photographer, fulfilling a passion for knowledge that began with botany and led to geology and ornithology.
National Geographic Staff
Paula Swart is an expert on Asian culture and history, and she has spent most of her professional life as a curator of Asian studies. She is a lecturer in the continuing education departments of the University of British Columbia and the University in Victoria where she has taught a series of courses related to UNESCO World Heritage.
Tom O’Brien has been leading and designing expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions since 1985. With a background in physical geography and conservation, a Bavarian heart and a Celtic soul, Tom has been one of the most passionate advocates of the expedition experience around the world for the last twenty years. Many of the local people and communities that we work with today are the result of friendships that Tom and his expedition mates developed many years ago.
This expedition was "super" from beginning to end! An overall excellent experience.