Dates

March 12 to 30, 2019

Starting Price

$6,195

Deposit per Person

$600

14 Days
Land & Cruise
AHI
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Explore ancient temples, modern culture, history and myths in Vietnam and Cambodia during a 12-night, once-in- a-lifetime adventure on land and water. Discover traditional village life during a three-night Mekong River cruise aboard an exclusively chartered ship, and surround yourself with the stunning beauty of Ha Long Bay, where legend says dragons created the many dramatic limestone islands, on a one-night cruise. Experience the serene setting of the magnificent Angkor temples, and tour lively Phnom Penh in a bicycle taxi. Delve into the multifaceted culture of Ho Chi Minh City, still referred to by many as Saigon, and stroll through Ben Thanh Market and Cholon, the city’s colorful Chinatown. Slow things down in the northern city of Hanoi, Vietnam’s cultural capital, and see a traditional water puppetry show. Enjoy an extensive meal plan and deluxe hotel and ship accommodations.

Itinerary

Day 1

Departure

Depart gateway city

Day 2

In Transit

Cross the international date line.

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Mark Tessler

Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Between 2005 and 2013 he also served as the University’s Vice Provost for International Affairs, leading many of the University’s global engagement initiatives. Professor Tessler has studied and/or conducted field research in Tunisia, Israel, Morocco, Egypt, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), and Qatar. He has also taught at several universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many of Professor Tessler’s scholarly publications examine the nature, determinants, and political implications of the attitudes and values, including those pertaining to governance, to women, and to Islam, held by ordinary citizens in the Middle East. Among the fifteen books he has authored, coauthored, or edited are Public Opinion in the Middle East: Survey Research and the Political Orientations of Ordinary Citizens (2011); and his most recent book, supported by a Carnegie Scholar award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Islam and Politics in the Middle East: Explaining the Views of Ordinary Citizens (2015). His articles have appeared in numerous high-impact scholarly journals, including, among many others, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Journal of Middle East Studies. Professor Tessler is co-founder and co-director of the Arab Barometer survey project, which since 2006 has carried out 39 nationally representative political and social attitude surveys in 15 Arab countries. He has also organized and directed social research training and capacity-building programs in many Middle Eastern and African countries. Professor Tessler has also written extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is one of the very few American scholars to have attended university and lived for extended periods both in Israel and in the Arab world. His book, A History of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict (2009), has received national honors and awards.

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Dates

March 12 to 30, 2019

Starting Price

$6,195

Deposit per Person

$600

14 Days
Land & Cruise
AHI
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064