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Highlights of Cambodia & Laos

2 countries
2 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Cambodia and Laos and discover the beguiling towns of Siem Reap and Luang Prabang. Explore the temples of Angkor and visit the floating villages of Tonl Sap Lake. Tour Luang Prabang by tuk tuk, cruise the Mekong and visit beautiful Kuang Si Falls.AMAZING ANGKORFly to the gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap. Explore the fortified city of Angkor Thom and of course, incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat. Discover rural Cambodia on a visit to a typical village and local community school. Cruise Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake Tonl Sap, and explore the vibrant floating villages.CHARISMATIC LAOSTravel to Laos, where you'll discover beautiful Luang Prabang. Explore the city by tuk tuk and visit a local handicraft village. Cruise along the Mekong enjoying typical Laotian cuisine and venture to the cascading Kuang Si waterfalls to swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Economy-class flights from Australia to Asia. Taxes included
  • 1 economy-class flight within Asia
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding water-based activities, remork and tuk tuk)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $125pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 nights in good quality hotels (4 star)
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout (Laos only)

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

The wonders of Angkor

  • Spend an incredible day exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat. One of the world's must-see attractions, Angkor Wat was recently named a finalist in an international vote for the new Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Meet a local family in the countryside for a home cooked lunch and learn about their food customs and culture. Learn about Buddhism and spiritual beliefs before experiencing a monk's blessing.
  • Join a local school and learn about the "Bottle Building Project" (from April 2019).
  • Explore Tonle Sap Lake and cruise past the floating villages.

The natural charm of Laos

  • Explore Luang Prabang by Tuk Tuk, visiting an open-air market and the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.
  • Experience the tastes and traditions of Laos and enjoy dinner and a game of petanque with the locals in Luang Prabang.
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise along the Mekong, stopping to explore the fascinating Pak Ou Caves.
  • Witness the the turquoise blue water and cascading Kuang Si Waterfalls (from April 2019).
  • Stop at Living Lands Organic Farm and meet the local farming guide to learn about rice harvesting and the tools used, and taste some dishes made from the rice.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $3,825
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Dec 201818 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,665 
06 Jan 201915 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,665 
20 Jan 201929 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,465 
03 Feb 201912 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $3,465
17 Feb 201926 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,465 
03 Mar 201912 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $3,465
17 Mar 201926 Mar 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $3,465
31 Mar 201909 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $3,465
14 Apr 201923 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $3,335
28 Apr 201907 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
12 May 201921 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
26 May 201904 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
09 Jun 201918 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
23 Jun 201902 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
07 Jul 201916 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
21 Jul 201930 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
04 Aug 201913 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
18 Aug 201927 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
01 Sep 201910 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
15 Sep 201924 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $2,935
29 Sep 201908 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $3,335
13 Oct 201922 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $3,635
27 Oct 201905 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $3,635
10 Nov 201919 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $3,635
24 Nov 201903 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $3,935
08 Dec 201917 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $3,935
22 Dec 201931 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $3,935
05 Jan 202014 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $3,735
16 Feb 202025 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $3,535
01 Mar 202010 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $3,535
15 Mar 202024 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $3,535
29 Mar 202007 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $3,535
ItineraryExpand
Highlights of Cambodia & Laos

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Siem Reap

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]

Day 3. Angkor Excursion

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]

Day 4. Siem Reap

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]

Day 5. Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

This morning we'll cruise Tonl 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]

Day 6. Luang Prabang

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 p tanque and a typical Laotian dinner.

Day 7. Luang Prabang

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]

Day 8. Luang Prabang

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]

Day 9. Depart Luang Prabang

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 10. Arrive Australia

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.