Take a classic expedition along the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and beyond. Cruise in Old World comfort aboard a colonial-style ship finished in brass and teak by skilled local craftsmen and maintained to the highest standards. During the cruise, stop along the Mekong Delta to see floating markets, fishing towns, small riverside villages, and more. Admire Phnom Penh's Royal Palace and the fine collection at the National Museum. We will also see the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey and visit a local school. Conclude in Siem Reap, the gateway to the ancient Khmer empire, to explore the city's contemporary art scene and discover the UNESCO-designated temple complex of Angkor. Optional Laos postlude.