Highlights of Vietnam with Lynn Moorman

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Departing November 16, 2024

Discover a magical land of paddies and pagodas, mountains and metropolises, caves, coasts and countryside. 

This highlight-packed trip encapsulates the magic of Vietnam: the conservative north, imperial cities, majestic coastlines, idyllic countryside, sky-scraping mountains, and the effervescent life of Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. Along the way, we see an outgoing culture, where so much happens in the streets: eating, washing, socialising, buying, selling and impromptu games. This intriguing parade of Vietnamese daily life may leave us with our strongest memories, as much as the superb landscapes and amazing cuisine. 

  • Explore the underground rivers and caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
  • Take a boat trip around the limestone peaks of Ha Long Bay
  • Discover the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue
  • Experience the historic trading town of Hoi An
  • Visit the Vinh Moc war tunnels
  • Explore the Mekong Delta by boat
  • Try the world-renowned national cuisine
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Day 1: Start Hanoi
Day 2: To Ha Long Bay; cruise among limestone formations; overnight on boat
Day 3: Transfer back to Hanoi; overnight train to Dong Hoi
Day 4: Discover the caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Day 5: To Hue via the war tunnels of Vinh Moc
Day 6: Hue city tour; transfer to Hoi An 
Day 7: Walking tour of Hoi An; free time to explore the market 
Day 8: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City; visit main sites 
Day 9: Day trip to Mekong Delta
Day 10: End Ho Chi Minh City

Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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Lynn Moorman

Lynn Moorman is a lifelong geographer who has always loved exploring remote landscapes and environments. Today she shares that passion as an avid educator and volunteer. Lynn is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Canada.  Her teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of geography, learning sciences, and applied visualization technologies, including virtual and augmented reality. 

Lynn’s work has taken her to the highlands of northern Vietnam, to map agricultural productivity, to the frozen Arctic Ocean where she works with Inuit in Canadian Arctic communities to use near-real time satellite imagery to keep ice travel safe. As an expedition staff with Adventure Canada, Lynn also regularly explores Canadian and European Arctic landscapes and communities.

Lynn contributes to national and international geography education organizations including Canadian Geographic Education, National Geographic, the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo), and is a Canadian representative for the International Commission on Geographic Education. She conducts numerous invited presentations and keynotes around the world about geography and geographical education, and is a Fellow, former Board member, and current Chair of the Research Committee of the RCGS. 

Lynn recently received her university’s Distinguished Faculty Award, a Research Recognition Award, the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) President’s Award and is the 2022 recipient of the CAG National Teaching Excellence Award. When not on a ship or in the classroom, Lynn can be found travelling the world in pursuit of more geographic knowledge and great experiences!