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Therapy and Rehabilitation in Vietnam and Cambodia

21 Apr - 5 May 2024
  • Medical & Professional Tours
  • Cultural Tours

About the tour

This new study tour, led by Dr. Gillian Webb, examines therapy and rehabilitation in Vietnam and Cambodia. This tour includes a range of professional visits and meetings with physio, occupational and speech and language therapists, and will provide an excellent insight into therapy and rehabilitation, health care and society in Vietnam and Cambodia. The professional programme is balanced by a wide range of cultural visits with ample opportunity to experience the beauty, culture and history of the languid lands of the Mekong and enjoy their fabulous cuisine.

Travel from the elegant capital Hanoi and take a cruise in stunning Halong Bay before continuing to the ancient city of Hue. Continue along the coast to charming Hoi An before arriving in cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City. The tour ends in Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Jon Baines Tours has been organising regular health care study tours to Vietnam and Cambodia for over 15 years. These two rewarding countries are among our most successful and popular destinations, with warm and welcoming healthcare professionals on the ground, rich history, stylish culture and delicious food.

3 nights Hanoi – 1 night overnight cruise, Halong Bay - 2 nights Hue – 3 nights Hoi An – 2 nights Ho Chi Minh City – 3 nights Siem Reap

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Therapy and Rehabilitation in Vietnam and Cambodia

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Your tour leader

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Dr. Gillian Webb

Professor Gillian Webb is an Australian physiotherapist with a physiotherapy career spanning more than five decades. She has been involved in physiotherapy education for most of those five decades. Her research interests are in health professional education and particularly in clinical education, assessment of student learning and curriculum development. Her most recent work has been in educating physiotherapy students about the Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainability in health practice. She was the President of the International Society of Physiotherapy Educators for ten years and has recently become involved in developing a program for inter-professional education for health professional students through a Global Learning Partnership project.

She is a past chair and executive member of the Asia West Pacific Region World Physiotherapy (AWP-WP). She has extensive experience in assisting in physiotherapy curriculum design in many countries, including India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Fiji, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Indonesia. She has led a number of workshops in the region on accreditation and regulation, curriculum development and in leadership. She has been an advisor for the development of a number of degrees in physiotherapy in the region. As a past chair and executive member of the AWP Region of WP, she works to assist member organisations to move the profession forward in their countries to improve the health outcomes of their communities.

She was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in 2015 for significant service to community health in the field of physiotherapy, as a contributor to professional organisations and to education. She is an Honoured Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Professor Webb is an avid traveller and loves trekking, playing tennis, golf and going to the gym. Interacting with people is her passion. She loves teaching, meeting with students and graduates and encouraging them to go for their dreams and to think where they might be in the future.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Hanoi (Sun, 21 April) Arrive and transfer to the Silk Path Hotel. Walk through Hanoi’s ‘36 Streets,’ where each street is named after the produce that was sold there – hence you may find yourself leaving Silver Street to enter Lacquer Street via Bamboo and Silk Streets - and visit traditional medicine street. Local dinner.
  • Day 2: Hanoi (Mon, 22 April) On a sightseeing tour visit the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Visit BỆNH VIỆN PHỤC HỒI CHỨC NĂNG therapy and rehabilitation departments and meet with Physio and Occupational and Speech and Language Therapists and gain a background into therapy and rehabilitation in Vietnam. Welcome dinner.
  • Day 3: Hanoi (Tues, 23 April) Visit the Polaris private physiotherapy practice. Have lunch at KOTO, an Australian-Vietnamese based charity. Take a rickshaw ride around Hoan Kiem Lake and at leisure.
  • Day 4: Hanoi / Halong Bay (Wed, 24 April) Set off early for Halong Bay, where thousands of steep-sided islands tower above the emerald waters as junk boats cruise languidly among them. In the early afternoon board the elegant Indochine Lan Ha in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon in the bay with ample time to stop and explore, visit islands or kayak. All cabins come with a balcony allowing you relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at sunset and sunrise on the cruise.
  • Day 5: Halong Bay / Hue (Thurs, 25 April) Disembark the cruise and transfer to the airport. Fly to Hue and check into the stylish Saigon Morin Hotel, a beautifully restored colonial era hotel situated on the Perfume River. Dinner in Hue.
  • Day 6: Hue (Fri, 26 April) Visit the dramatic Royal Tu Duc Tomb.Explore Hue Citadel, which was home to the nation’s last royal family. The vast citadel defended the Imperial City itself, its huge outer walls still bearing the scars of battle dating from the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam-American conflict. Continue to the innovative Quang Hop Integrative Medicine Clinic and learn of their work using acupuncture.
  • Day 7: Hue / Hoi An (Sat, 27 April) Visit the Kim Long Charity Clinic to learn about the work carried out by its team of volunteers and health care professionals, who provide healthcare and rehabilitation support free of charge to impoverished rural populations. Board the train for one of the great railway journeys of the world. Travel along the South China Sea to Hoi A with bags traveling by bus. (Please note - if the train schedule changes this journey will be by road). Arrive in charming Hoi An and check into the lovely La Siesta Resort.
  • Day 8: Hoi An (Sun, 28 April) Hoi A was once a thriving port popular with European, Chinese and Japanese merchants. It is an excellent place to have a local tailor run up a bespoke outfit or shop in the silk market. On a walking tour of its old quarter, see ancestral homes, Chinese Assembly Halls, traditional acupuncturists, tailors’ emporiums, lantern and lacquerware shops. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 9: Hoi An (Mon, 29 April ) Take a boat across Thu Bon River and visit the village of Kim Bong. Visit a family-run vegetable and herb farm and sample some of their fresh home-grown ingredients for lunch and enjoy a relaxing foot massage.
  • Day 10: Hoi An / Ho Chi Minh City (Tues, 30 April) Fly south to cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City (still often referred to as Saigon). Visit the French era Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace. Finish the day with drinks on the rooftop bar of the Rex Hotel, where the international press corps were briefed by the US military on the progress of the war. These briefings became known as the ‘Five O’ Clock Follies’. Enjoy a local dinner.
  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap (Wed, 1 May) Take a tour of the food market with a cooking instructor before taking part in a cookery class. Visit the No. 2 Rehab Hospital, one of the largest in Vietnam, and learn about education in rehabilitation.
  • Day 13: Siem Reap (Thurs, 2 May) Fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Transfer to Hotel Lotus Blanc. Dinner at the Foreign Correspondents Club.
  • Day 14: Siem Reap (Fri, 3 May) Visit the acclaimed Land Mine Museum and learn about their important work. Continue to the Physical Rehabilitation Center of Siem Reap. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 15: Siem Reap (Sat, 4 May) Start early to visit the atmospheric Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm, still intertwined with enormous tree roots hundreds of years old. Continue to visit Angkor Wat, part of the city of Angkor, which was built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD. At its peak Angkor is thought to have contained upwards of a million people, making it the largest city in the world at that time. Afternoon at leisure before a farewell dinner.
  • Day 16: Siem Reap (Sun, 5 May) Depart hotel after breakfast.

Tour cost

The cost of the tour sharing a room is US $3,860 per person (excluding international flights and transfers). The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is US $4,300

Our online booking system is temporarily unable to accept payments. If you would like to book this tour please call our office on:(Toll Free) 1-8777-398-764.