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.
Space just opened up! Complete the Travel Request Form now for a chance to join this excursion. Space will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

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.


Richard Dawkins
Richard Somerville
Lawrence Krauss


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

Reunification Palace

Cu Chi tunnels


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.