Journey by land and water through the languid and beautiful lands of the Mekong in southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Travel from dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still often referred to by its inhabitants, to the Mekong Delta. Cruise for three nights on the stylish Pandaw Indochina along the Mekong River past mangroves, bamboo forests, floating markets and villages to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Explore the city which retains its old French colonial architecture in leafy riverside streets alongside royal palaces and temples. Drive through lush landscapes visiting Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia en route to Siem Reap. Spend the final three nights in Siem Reap, exploring the great archaeological sites of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and the Bayon.
The professional visits and talks provide historical and contemporary insight into dentistry in Indochina. There are also a range of visits and talks delving into the region’s history, both ancient and more recent along with a look at contemporary culture and society in Vietnam and Cambodia today. At the end of the tour there is an optional beach extension.
Kevin Esplin has been a specialist in prosthodontics for many years. He trained at King’s College Hospital, London and then embarked on a two-year postgraduate program at the University of Connecticut, followed by a stint at the Eastman Dental Institute, London. For the past 35 years he has been in private practice in Cambridge, where he specialises in restorative dentistry and dental implants. His practice won the award of ’The Best Dental Practice in Britain" in 2015. He has lectured in the USA and England and has been running dental education programs in his practice for the past 10 years.
The cost of the tour is USD $4,225 per person sharing. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is USD $4,963.