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Secrets of Cambodia with Laos

11 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

This trip takes you inside the sights and stories of two of Asia's most fascinating nations.

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11 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: The following departures between, 18 April 2018 and 22 August 2018 include a discount of up to 20% on our standard single supplement.
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    • Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - In Luang Prabang, you'll learn how your visit to the Friends Visitor Centre helps to support the work being done at the Friends Lao Hospital for Children. At Ock Pop Tok in Luang Prabang, you'll learn about their mission to elevate the profile of locally produced textiles and to increase economic opportunities for the artisans.
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    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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    Luang Prabang, Laos Peoples Democratic Republic

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: The following departures between, 18 April 2018 and 22 August 2018 include a discount of up to 20% on our standard single supplement.
      • Flights: Prices include internal airfares and taxes for flights: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Siem Reap to Luang Prabang and are accurate as of 1st June 2017.
      • Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - In Luang Prabang, you'll learn how your visit to the Friends Visitor Centre helps to support the work being done at the Friends Lao Hospital for Children. At Ock Pop Tok in Luang Prabang, you'll learn about their mission to elevate the profile of locally produced textiles and to increase economic opportunities for the artisans.
      • Visas are required for Cambodia and Laos. Please contact the consulate/embassy for further information.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Embrace the timeless charm and generous spirit of Cambodia on this Hidden Journey through ancient lost capitals, remote rural villages and extraordinary natural wonders, peeling back the layers of centuries-old culture and heritage through beautiful choreographed performances and traditional cooking customs and superstitions.


      Trip type: Hidden Journey

      Trip code: SOCL

      10 Nights

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      17 Meals
      • 10 buffet breakfasts

      • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)

      • 5 dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • City Tour of Phnom Penh and walking tour of Siem Reap Old Town

        • Visit Wat Damnak, Artisans D'Angkor in Siem Reap. Wat Xiengthong, the Royal Palace Museum and Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang


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      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 5 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Phnom Penh (2 Nights)

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      Phnom Penh Sightseeing

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      Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (4 Nights)

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      Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Sightseeing

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      Angkor and Siem Reap

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      Angkor and Kompheim village

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      Siem Reap - Luang Prabang (4 Nights)

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      Luang Prabang Sightseeing

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      Day 1

      Arrive Phnom Penh (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Phnom Penh (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Cambodia. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and relax before later meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception with drinks and appetisers.

      Hotel

      Sokha Phnom Penh

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sokha Phnom Penh

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Phnom Penh Sightseeing Day 2 - Phnom Penh Sightseeing

      Your included City Tour with a Local Specialist begins with a visit to Wat Phnom to discover the legend of Lady Penh. Next head to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, two of the most striking buildings in the capital and considered some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. Continue with a visit to the National Museum, which houses a collection of Khmer art and sculptures from different periods of Cambodian history. In the afternoon learn more about the turbulent Khmer Rouge years starting with a visit to Tuol Sleng. Formerly a high school, then a notorious security prison and now a museum depicting the terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge. Next head to Cheung Ek Killing Fields, a memorial built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died under the reign of the Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. Spend the evening at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (4 Nights) Day 3 - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (4 Nights)

      Have a relaxing morning before transferring to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, the gateway to the magnificent temples of Angkor. Later explore the city on a walking tour. Visit the Old Market and capture a sense of local culture and lifestyle. See the range of colourful fruit, vegetables and spices on the market stalls. In the evening prepare to be entertained and moved at the Phare Circus with a beautifully choreographed performance reflecting Cambodian lives and society.

      Hotel

      Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Sightseeing Day 4 - Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Sightseeing

      This morning visit the famous and spectacular religious monument of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A Khmer scholar will be your Local Specialist and guide you through Khmer history, culture, archaeology and civilization. He will bring to life the various stories contained in the reliefs and murals of the elaborately carved hallways of Angkor Wat. Later on, your choice of activities is a visit to the National Museum for an in-depth insight into the history of Cambodia, or a visit to a silk farm to learn about traditional silk making techniques. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure or join an Optional Experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Sunset Boat Cruise

      Depart from your hotel and transfer to Chong Kneas, a trading port of agricultural products on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Board a traditional and comfortable wooden boat, and embark on a relaxing and insightful sunset cruise on the lake. A selection of soft drinks and beer is served while you observe the local lifestyle of the people living on the lake in their floating and stilted homes. Towards the end of the day, the activity on the lake picks up as people return from their fish farms to present and sell their catch at the local market. Continue to the open waters and take in the sunset before returning to the port for a transfer back to Siem Reap town. Note: This trip will not operate during periods of low water which normally occur from April to September.

      Adult Price: US$41.00

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      Day 5

      Angkor and Siem Reap Day 5 - Angkor and Siem Reap

      Start the day with a visit to two other UNESCO listed sites - Angkor Thom with its centrepiece, the Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm which was used as the location for the film 'Tomb Raider'. The magnificent tree roots have merged with the temple remains over the years, giving the feeling of a forgotten city. See the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King would welcome back his victorious army. Return to Siem Reap for a cooking class, a Cultural Experience. First visit the market to learn about cooking customs, ingredients and food superstitions before continuing to a local restaurant to learn how to prepare and cook various Khmer specialities under the guidance of the chef. After the class enjoy your creations with a dinner of your personally prepared food.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Angkor and Kompheim village Day 6 - Angkor and Kompheim village

      This morning visit Banteay Srei Temple; the red sandstone temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, whose delicate carvings of the 10th century have been remarkably well preserved. Return to the hotel and after a short break, drive through the countryside to Kompheim village. It is a typical Khmer village surrounded by rice fields with a pagoda and village school. Learn about the HUSK NGO Programme, which works with communities to help improve the lives of the local families. Spend the evening relaxing or take part in an Optional experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner with Apsara Show

      This evening transfer to the Raffles Grand Angkor Hotel for a wonderful dinner accompanied by traditional Apsara Dancing. Step back in time as the dancers and musicians will bring ancient Khmer culture to life. Enjoy the very best in Cambodian cuisine in spectacular surroundings. A souvenir booklet will help guide you through the stories behind every dance with details of the meanings behind each delicate hand movement.

      Adult Price: US$56.00

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      Day 7

      Siem Reap - Luang Prabang (4 Nights) Day 7 - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang (4 Nights)

      Your morning visit to Wat Damnak will give you an in-depth insight into Buddhism, enjoying a rare opportunity to take part in a private blessing ceremony where a sacred thread will be tied around your wrist to protect against evil spirits. Later, we visit Artisans d'Angkor for a Cultural Insight into the exciting revival of Khmer arts and crafts at a training school, which creates job opportunities for young people living in rural areas. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before your flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, meet your Travel Director and transfer to your hotel. This evening, the smells of Padek, garlic and lao-lao rice wine permeate the air as we share a traditional Lao dinner together with our fellow adventurers at our hotel.

      Hotel

      Villa Maly Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Villa Maly Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Luang Prabang Sightseeing Day 8 - Luang Prabang Sightseeing

      This morning, we embark on a walking tour around the ancient royal capital of Luang Prabang admiring the effortless fusion of traditional Lao architecture and French flair, and the natural beauty of a colonial city encircled by mountains and set on the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers. Our in-depth exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site includes a visit to the Royal Palace Museum to uncover the history and culture of Laos, and Wat Xiengthong, the so-called 'Temple of the Golden City', whose tree of life mosaic and rare Buddhist deities make it one of the most beautiful temples in all of Laos. The mighty Mekong is our host for the afternoon as we board a traditional long-tail boat bound for the mystical Pak Ou Caves. We pass Laotian villages and wooden canoes bobbing by the shore attached to bamboo poles before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant and then coming face to face with thousands of Buddha icons that fill the limestone caves, paying homage to the river spirit at her cavernous shrine. Boarding our long-tail boat, we cruise back to Luang Prabang stopping en route at Ban Muang Keo village for a Cultural Insight into the tradition of lao-lao brewing in the dark earthenware jars that seem to flood the tiny village.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Luang Prabang Sightseeing Day 9 - Luang Prabang Sightseeing

      Before the palm-lined boulevards of the city come to life, join the local Laotians who rise before dawn to pay their alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks and then follow their journey down to the bustling morning market where the locals buy their groceries for the day. If you're feeling energetic, climb the winding steps up Mount Phousi for panoramic views of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, stopping every so often to rest under the shady trees or offer blessings at the temples along the way before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely start to the day before joining your fellow travellers for a visit to the Friends Visitor Centre, a local non-profit community project, to learn about the work done at the Friends Lao Hospital for Children. Return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon or take part in an Optional Experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Rice Farming Experience

      Spend an afternoon on a community based living rice farm situated in the idyllic countryside, surrounded by mountains and rice paddies. Experience the life of a farmer and try your hand at some of the activities, or just view it all from the comfort of the traditional Lao rice house balcony. During the experience, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about bamboo weaving, blacksmith work, and sugar cane processing. Towards the end, join a tour of the organic garden with an explanation on how natural herbs are used in traditional medicine.

      Adult Price: US$60.00

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Luang Prabang Sightseeing Day 10 - Luang Prabang Sightseeing

      This morning, we drive south towards one of Luang Prabang's most spectacular natural sites, the Kuang Si Waterfall. En route, we stop at Phou Si market to watch the local Laotians trade their fresh produce and at the Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre for one-on-one interactions with local craftswomen whose traditional handicrafts are on display and for sale, a Cultural Insight. On arrival at Kuang Si National Park enjoy a rare opportunity to witness rescued Asian bears playing and feeding at the Asian Bear Rescue Centre. We then venture deep into the national park, enjoying a leisurely walk through to the 60-metre cascade that collects in turquoise blue pools as it flows downstream. We return to our hotel for an afternoon at leisure or join in an Optional Experience, before joining our Travel Director and new friends for a Lao-inspired Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      UNESCO 20th Anniversary Walking Tour

      Wander through the town of Luang Prabang, starting at the beginning of the town peninsula, where the Mekong and Nam River meet. Observe Luang Prabang’s distinct architecture, wandering through small streets and alleys to witness the rural lifestyle that local people have maintained. After the tour, stroll along a tree-lined lane just off the main road and step into a bygone era. Visit the ‘Artisans Café’, often also called ‘Phuang Champa Cultural House’ it is a treasure trove of Lao antiques housed in a more than 100-year old traditional wooden residence. Step into the garden and enjoy a ‘Lao Tea Break’ with Lao coffee or herbal tea and traditional snacks.

      Adult Price: US$43.00

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Depart Luang Prabang Day 11 - Depart Luang Prabang

      Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

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        Catch a rare glimpse into traditional Khmer life and cuisine, enjoying lunch with a local family in their traditional 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm

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        Participate in a Khmer cooking class, visiting the market to find ingredients and learning about local food superstitions before learning how to prepare Khmer specialities

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        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
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        • City Tour of Phnom Penh and walking tour of Siem Reap Old Town

        • Visit Wat Damnak, Artisans D'Angkor in Siem Reap. Wat Xiengthong, the Royal Palace Museum and Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang


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      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches
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        • 5 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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