MEKONG RIVER EXCURSION, JAN 6-18, 2020
Join Richard Dawkins, Richard Somerville and Lawrence Krauss for the first Origins Project Foundation Travel Adventure January 6-18, 2020, with an expedition along the Mekong River from Cambodia to Vietnam.
We are currently adding requests to a waitlist for this excursion through the below travel request form.
The Origins Project Foundation will host a group of 36 travelers in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on January 6th, 2020 to embark upon a voyage of discovery along one of Asia’s most significant rivers. Travelers will tour magnificent carved temples, lush landscapes, local cultures, and cities where rich imperial and colonial legacies mingle. We will explore traditional villages and the daily lives of farmers, monks, and local craftspeople. We will enjoy extraordinary culinary experiences with exotic food from local markets and fine dining aboard the riverboat Avalon Saigon.
This is a luxurious 8-day / 7-night riverboat cruise on the lower Mekong through Cambodia and Vietnam, with hotel stays at the beginning and end of the cruise – Park Hyatt in Siem Reap (3 days) and The Reverie Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City (2 days).**
The cost is $9,950 per person, plus airfare to embarkation point. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your space, once you receive an invitation upon completing the Travel Request Form.
OUR GUESTS & SPEAKERS
Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s leading scientific intellectuals. An English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and bestselling author, he is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the first Charles Simonyi Professor for Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford until 2008. He is the author of 14 books, including The Selfish Gene, which helped to popularize the gene-centered view of evolution. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to promote scientific literacy and secularism. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and also of the Royal Society of Literature.Close
Richard Somerville is an internationally recognized climate scientist and an expert on communicating clearly to the public what scientists have learned about climate change. Among many honors, he has been named a Fellow of three major scientific societies: the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He has received awards from the AMS for both his research and his popular book, The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change. He is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, where he has been a professor since 1979.Close
Lawrence Krauss (President, The Origins Project Foundation) is an internationally known theoretical physicist, bestselling author, and an acclaimed lecturer. He has also appeared regularly on radio and television, as well as in several feature films. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research and outreach, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Physical Society. He has held numerous endowed professorships and distinguished research appointments. The author of more than 500 publications and 10 popular books, his latest book, The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far, was released in March 2017.Close
Great Lake of Cambodia Tonle Sap
Temple complex of Angkor Wat
Royal Palace and National Museum of Cambodia
Walled city of Angkor Thom
Stone faces of Bayon Temple
Floating markets of Cai Be
Fish sanctuary of Tan Chau
Silk production on the Island of Koh Oknha Tey
Kmer architecture of the 8th century
Cu Chi tunnels
ABOUT THE VESSEL
The riverboat Avalon Saigon has 18 passenger cabins. It is meticulously crafted to offer all modern features, yet still retains a colonial charm fitting. It is designed with modern elegance, floor to ceiling sliding doors in every room, a viewing deck with bar, luxury dining, and two lounges.
*Filling out the Travel Request Form does not guarantee you a space on the cruise, as space is limited.
**Itinerary subject to change.