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Laos and Cambodia Unveiled

18 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Laos and Cambodia Unveiled

Embark on an epic adventure through the rich heritage of Laos to Cambodia where you can confront a tragic past in Phnom Penh and find your inner explorer amongst the magnificent temples of Angkor.

Please note: The uppermost level of Bayon Temple will be undergoing restorations from January 2020 and may last several years. During this maintenance period passengers will be unable to access this area but can continue to enjoy the impressive architecture from the lower two levels.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 15 , Lunches: 14 , Dinners: 15
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    15 nights in 3/4 star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 2
    A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats.
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    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Classic Group Tour
18 DAYS
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Vientiane (2N) - Vang Vieng (2N) - Luang Prabang (3N) - Siem Reap (4N) - Battambang (2N) - Phnom Penh (2N
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Tour Highlights

Our Laos and Cambodia Unveiled tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Vientiane (2N) - Vang Vieng (2N) - Luang Prabang (3N) - Siem Reap (4N) - Battambang (2N) - Phnom Penh (2N
  • Days 1-2
    Fly Overnight To Vientiane
    Dinner
    Days 1-2: Fly Overnight To Vientiane

    Fly overnight to Vientiane. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 3
    Explore Vientiane
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Explore Vientiane

    Nestled in a sleepy bend of the Mekong, Vientiane is a delightfully quaint city, more friendly backwater than chaotic capital. Visit the morning market, Wat Si Saket and Wat Phra Keo, the former royal temple, before viewing That Luang Stupa and the Patuxai Victory Monument. Also, drop in at the COPE visitor centre. Dinner this evening will be accompanied by a traditional Lao music and dance performance.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Travel To Vang Vieng
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Travel To Vang Vieng

    Depart Vientiane for Vang Vieng, a town beautifully set in a spectacular karst landscape that has become Laos’ adventure capital. En route stop at Nam Ngum Lake, a reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River, where deep green waters are backed by mountains and forest.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Explore Vang Vieng
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Explore Vang Vieng

    Venture into the Tham Chang cave before wandering through the dramatic limestone karst countryside beside the Nam Song River.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Travel To Luang Prabang
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Travel To Luang Prabang

    Return to Vientiane and fly to the beautiful city of Luang Prabang. The quintessential image of Laos and a place of vivid colours, here you’ll find a rich heritage and enduring French legacy.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Pak Ou Caves
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Pak Ou Caves

    Visit the exquisite Wat Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong. Cruise up the languid Mekong River to the sacred caves of Pak Ou known for the hundreds of miniature Buddhist sculptures that reside within. On the return trip stop off at the villages of Thin Hong and Ban Xang Khong.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Kuang Si Waterfalls
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Kuang Si Waterfalls

    Begin the day at the National Museum, housed in the former Royal Palace, before driving out of the city to the natural splendour of Kuang Si Waterfalls. Enjoy the vivid blue, terraced pools that tumble down through their forest setting, taking a dip or relaxing by the water’s edge. Return to Luang Prabang via Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Takbat
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Takbat

    Rise early this morning to witness the monks of Luang Prabang’s monastic communities collecting alms from the locals – the ceremony of Takbat. These lines of silent saffron robe-clad monks will be an enduring image of your trip. Later this morning, climb Phousi Hill for panoramic views over the city. Fly to Siem Reap where you can while away the evening at the lively night market.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Explore Angkor
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Explore Angkor

    The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Rising early, the tour begins in the heart of Angkor Thom, the old walled city – passing through its South Gate you'll reach the enigmatic Bayon and visit the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat. The best preserved of Angkor's temples, examine the vast number of intricate details and relish the sheer magnificence of its architecture.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Tonle Sap Lake
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Tonle Sap Lake

    High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle before enjoying a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D'Angkor before visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Banteay Srei
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Banteay Srei

    Admire the captivating Banteay Srei, a richly embellished Hindu Temple made of rose-coloured sandstone. Wander the atmospheric ruins of Preah Khan. Take a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Rural Battambang
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 13: Rural Battambang

    Depart Siem Reap for the city of Battambang, stopping off at the National Silk Centre where you can learn about the silk creation process.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Explore Battambang
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 14: Explore Battambang

    Battambang is set in some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Travel to the 12thcentury Prasat Banan Temple, returning to Battambang to stroll through the village of Wat Kor. Later, visit a local NGO, La Maison de Coco, where traditional skills such as weaving are taught to locals before exploring a cave at Phnom Sampov, home to a huge colony of bats.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Travel To Phnom Penh
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 15: Travel To Phnom Penh

    Journey south to Cambodia’s charming capital Phnom Penh. On the way, stop at the 17thcentury capital of Udong. On arrival at Phnom Penh, the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Phnom Penh By Cyclo
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 16: Phnom Penh By Cyclo

    Experience a cyclo ride to the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before scaling the small hill topped by Wat Phnom. Later, enjoy the exhibits of the National Museum, which are housed in a spectacular Khmer-style building, before learning about the tragedies of the recent past at the deeply emotive Tuol Sleng Museum.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 17-18
    Phnom Penh To Australia
    Breakfast
    Days 17-18: Phnom Penh To Australia

    If your flight time permits, this morning there is an option to visit the poignant Killing Fields (payable locally). Transfer to the airport to board your flight back to Australia, arriving the next day.

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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When to go

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 14
    27
    21
  • 15
  • Phnom Penh
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 26
  • Siem Reap
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 4
  • Vientiane
  • 16
    28
    22
  • 8
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 15
    31
    23
  • 19
  • Phnom Penh
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 12
  • Siem Reap
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 6
  • Vientiane
  • 18
    30
    24
  • 13
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 18
    33
    26
  • 30
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    35
    30
  • 58
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 27
  • Vientiane
  • 22
    33
    27
  • 34
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 21
    34
    28
  • 108
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    35
    30
  • 101
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    35
    31
  • 84
  • Vientiane
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 85
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 147
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 112
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 188
  • Vientiane
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 246
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 258
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    34
    29
  • 177
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 205
  • Vientiane
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 280
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 228
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 196
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 233
  • Vientiane
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 272
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 289
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 172
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 245
  • Vientiane
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 335
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23
    32
    27
  • 173
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 249
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    31
    28
  • 269
  • Vientiane
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 297
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 126
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    31
    27
  • 319
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 176
  • Vientiane
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 78
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 18
    28
    23
  • 40
  • Phnom Penh
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 135
  • Siem Reap
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 62
  • Vientiane
  • 19
    30
    25
  • 11
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Luang Prabang
  • 14
    26
    20
  • 10
  • Phnom Penh
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 80
  • Siem Reap
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 12
  • Vientiane
  • 17
    28
    22
  • 2

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$105pp (AU$152pp) is paid locally in Laos.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 4-star accommodation
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

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