The wonders of Angkor
The natural charm of Laos
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
4 to 20
Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
|04 Aug 2019||13 Aug 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $2,935|
|01 Sep 2019||10 Sep 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $2,935|
|15 Sep 2019||24 Sep 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $2,935|
|13 Oct 2019||22 Oct 2019||Available||AUD $3,635|
|27 Oct 2019||05 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $3,635|
|10 Nov 2019||19 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $3,635|
|24 Nov 2019||03 Dec 2019||Available||AUD $3,935|
|08 Dec 2019||17 Dec 2019||Available||AUD $3,935|
|22 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2019||Available||AUD $3,935|
|05 Jan 2020||14 Jan 2020||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $3,735|
|16 Feb 2020||25 Feb 2020||Available||AUD $3,535|
|01 Mar 2020||10 Mar 2020||Available||AUD $3,535|
|15 Mar 2020||24 Mar 2020||Available||AUD $3,535|
|29 Mar 2020||07 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $3,535|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Siem Reap in Cambodia, gateway to the incredible temples of Angkor. Tonight we’ll travel by remork to dinner at a local restaurant serving typical Khmer food. [D]
Our day is spent in Angkor, visiting the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom. This afternoon we’ll explore the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple of Angkor Wat. Enjoy a group dinner this evening accompanied by a traditional Apsara dance performance. [B,D]
Special Experience: Discover life, customs and culture in rural Cambodia this morning. We’ll take an ox cart ride through a typical village and meet a local family who will prepare lunch for us.
After lunch we’ll visit a community school and workshop and learn about their ‘Bottle Building Project’.
Special Experience: We’ll travel by remork to a nearby pagoda, where we’ll hear more about Buddhism and local spiritual beliefs, and experience a monk’s blessing.
Tonight we’ll enjoy a group dinner to farewell Cambodia at a local restaurant. [B,L,D]
This morning we’ll cruise Tonlé Sap, the largest freshwater lake in southeast Asia. We’ll observe life and see the colourful floating villages. This afternoon we fly to the charming town of Luang Prabang in Laos. The evening is free for you to relax or begin exploring at your own pace. Luang Prabang has some amazing night markets so you may want to begin your discovery there. [B,L]
We board a tuk tuk to explore Luang Prabang this morning. We’ll visit the open-air market in the old town and stop to participate in the Big Brother Mouse program, helping young locals practice their English conversation. Later we’ll discover the traditional architecture of Luang Prabang at beautiful Wat Xieng Thong. We’ll also visit the local handicraft village of Ban Xang Khong and then make our way to the top of Mt Phu Si for magnificent views over the town and the Mekong River. [B,D]
Special Experience: This evening we join the locals to experience the tastes and traditions of Laos during a game of pétanque and a typical Laotian dinner.
Today we’ll explore the National Museum, housed in the former Royal Palace, Haw Kham. We’ll then take a leisurely cruise along the Mekong. Enjoy the typical Laotian cuisine for lunch on board. The boat will also stop so we can explore the Pak Ou Caves. With a history dating back thousands of years, these two caves are shrines to the river spirit and Lord Buddha, and are filled with more than 4,000 Buddha icons. They are set in a dramatic limestone cliff about 12 metres above the river. We’ll disembark in the early afternoon and the rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore. [B,L]
Special Experience: Learn about rice harvesting, the tools that are used and meet the local farming guide this morning at Living Lands Organic Farm. We’ll then enjoy a tasting of some typical food made from the rice.
This afternoon we’ll explore the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls and visit ‘Free the Bears’, a rescue centre for Asiatic Black Bears. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner at a local barbecue. [B,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.