Mekong Delta Cruise
ASIA OCEANIA CONFERENCE
Timeless wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong.
23 March – 1 April 2018
Travel across two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia — dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia — connected by the Mekong. Each country possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past.
We start our journey in Ho Chi Minh City (previously knownas Saigon), a city that offers a heady mixture of old and new, before embarking at My Tho. As the lifeblood of South East Asia, the Mekong teems with coloural floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past.
Observe residents live, work and shop on the water, with villages like Cai Be and Vinh Long home to busy family-run factories and historic colonial houses. Traditional flat-bottomed boats of Vietnam, fill the narrow canals and inlets, carrying passengers, including you, to bustling waterfront markets. Ride a trishaw through towns and listen to the stories of village elders who have seen the many changes in Vietnam.
About the Mekong Delta
A visit to the Mekong Delta is so memorable because of the region’s diversity. Everyday scenes include children riding on the backs of water buffalo or cycling to school through country lanes clad in white ao dai; rice workers stooping in a sea of emerald; market vendors grinning behind stacks of fruit; bright yellow incense sticks drying at the roadside; flocks of storks circling over a sanctuary at dusk; Khmer monks walking mindfully in the shadow of pastel pagodas; locals scampering over monkey bridges or rowing boats on the delta’s maze of channels.
We will commence our conference in Ho Chi Minh City at the famed Caravelle Hotel where we'll spend 2 nights before boarding Uniworld's luxurious Mekong Navigator.
l** Your cruise suite must be booked with CPE Travel in order to register for this conference.
A brochure with the full itinerary and rates is available through your CPE Travel professional - book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note conference attendees must book the cruise component with CPE Travel to register for this conference.
Proposed Networking Events
A welcome drinks and dinner will be organised in Ho Chi Minh City on the first night of the conference. Further excursions will be arranged by Uniworld as part of this all-inclusive conference experience.
Conference Registration Fees
Per conference, per delegate (AUD)
$1,345 Single conference registration
$1,145 Multiple conferences/delegates registration
$945 Emeritus registration (delegates retired from all forms of practice)
$945 Speaker registration (approved speakers only)
Conference registration is non-refundable but transferable to another conference within 12 months of the original conference dates. Accompanying persons not requiring CPD points or certificate of attendance are welcome to attend all academic and networking events free of the registration charge.