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Laos & Cambodia Experience

Small group tour
14 days - From AU$3950*PP

Begin your journey through Laos and Cambodia with an introduction to the mysterious Golden Triangle region, where Laos borders Thailand and Myanmar. Enter Laos with a languid cruise down the Mekong River to a riverside trading post. Continue to Luang Prabang with its glittering Buddhist temples, discover the bustling Lao capital, Vientiane, then fly to neighbouring Cambodia. Explore the wide boulevards, museums and monuments of Phnom Penh, then the unforgettable sight of the sun rising over the incredible temples of Angkor.

Inclusions

  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 2 regional flights
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles (except tuk tuk touring not air-conditioned and touring of Luang Prabang old town is on foot)
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Tour Leader based on a minimum of 10 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • porterage and incidental tipping
  • arrival and departure transfers
  • Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent^

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AUGUST 5th
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AUGUST 18th
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AU$3950*

Single supplement:
AU$750*
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SEPTEMBER 2nd
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SEPTEMBER 15th
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AU$3950*

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AU$750*
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OCTOBER 7th
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OCTOBER 20th
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AU$3950*

Single supplement:
AU$790*
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NOVEMBER 4th
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NOVEMBER 17th
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AU$3950*

Single supplement:
AU$790*
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2018

DAY 1: CHIANG RAI (THAILAND)
Arrive in Chiang Rai, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Laluna Hotel & Resort (or similar)

DAY 2: CHIANG RAI TO PAKBENG (LAOS)
Make your way to the Laos border to board your private boat for the cruise to Pakbeng town. Along the way enjoy some of the best scenery on the upper Mekong. Arrive in Pakbeng by late afternoon and walk through the local market to meet the local people and gain a glimpse into their everyday life.

Hotel: Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge (or similar)

DAY 3: PAKBENG TO LUANG PRABANG
Continue your journey to Luang Prabang, stopping at the sacred Pak Ou Caves filled with thousands of Buddha statues. In Luang Prabang, the evening is free for you to discover the town's many restaurants.

Hotel: Sala Prabang (or similar)

DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR
Take a walking tour of Luang Prabang and visit the National Museum, Wat Mai and Wat Xiengthong temples. After a free afternoon, participate in a game of petanque followed by sunset drinks.

Hotel: Sala Prabang (or similar)

DAY 5: KUANG SI FALLS
See brightly-robed Buddhist monks collecting alms. Explore a lively morning market and enjoy a local noodle breakfast before travelling to Kuang Si Falls, where you can swim in the turquoise pools. In the evening, travel to a picturesque rural setting and try your hand at bamboo weaving before helping to prepare your own bamboo-inspired dinner.

Hotel: Sala Prabang (or similar)

DAY 6: LUANG PRABANG TO VIENTIANE
Fly to the capital city, Vientiane. Visit the Patuxai Monument and COPE Centre before enjoying a free evening on the Mekong esplanade exploring the vibrant night market.

Hotel: Lao Orchid Hotel (or similar)

DAY 7: BACI CEREMONY
Enjoy a morning coffee at a local cafe before discovering Vientiane's most revered temples – Pha That Luang and Wat Sisaket. Take part in a traditional Lao ‘baci' blessing in a locals home before learning how to make ‘jaew' dips and sticky rice. Sit down to a banquet feast cooked by your host and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Lao Orchid Hotel (or similar)

DAY 8: VIENTIANE TO PHNOM PENH (CAMBODIA)
Fly from Vientiane to Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh and embrace the energy of this bustling city. Meet your new group of fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel (or similar)

DAY 9: PHNOM PENH TOUR
Take a fun cyclo ride through Phnom Penh's backstreets to see the city's highlights and Central Market. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek. In the afternoon, explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before taking a stroll along the riverfront.

Hotel: Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel (or similar)

DAY 10: PHNOM PENH TO KAMPONG THOM
Drive through rural Cambodia to Kampong Thom, stopping in Skuon to try local delicacies such as sautéed spiders. Visit a local enterprise and learn the traditional techniques of silk production, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch. Explore Sambor Prei Kuk, one of the oldest temple cities in Southeast Asia.

Hotel: Sambor Village Hotel (or similar)

DAY 11: KAMPONG THOM TO SIEM REAP
Continue driving to Siem Reap, stopping en route at Tonle Sap Lake to take a boat trip on the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. In Siem Reap, the evening is free for you to independently explore.

Hotel: Damrei Angkor Hotel (or similar)

DAY 12: TEMPLES OF ANGKOR
Venture to Angkor Wat by tuk-tuk prior to dawn and enter via the seldom-used East Gate entrance to marvel at the central spires as the sun rises. Continue to Angkor Thom and jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of the Angkorian temples. The afternoon is free for you to explore Siem Reap at your own pace.

Hotel: Damrei Angkor Hotel (or similar)

DAY 13: OUTLYING TEMPLES
Travel through the countryside to Banteay Srei and Boeng Mealea. Stop at a small roadside village which makes palm sugar and visit the fascinating Aki Ra Landmine Museum. Celebrate a memorable holiday with a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Damrei Angkor Hotel (or similar)

DAY 14: SIEM REAP
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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