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Cambodia & Laos Uncovered

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The one that explores colonial architecture & ancient ruins over 9 days

Travel Style

Discoverer

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    9 days

  • Places

    5 places

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Coach + Internal Flights

  • Group Size

    Average 24 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides

Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Top Experiences

8 included & 3 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Take a scenic drive through the countryside of Laos to Vang Vieng

    Included

    Luang Prabang

  • Visit the COPE Support Centre in Vientiane, Laos, providing prosthetic limbs and support for local people with disabilities

    Included

    Vientiane

  • Pay tribute to a tragic past at the 'Killing Fields" & Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh

    Included

    Phnom Penh

  • Marvel at the cascading beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall

    US$20.00

    Luang Prabang

  • Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking and caving experience

    US$21

    Vang Vieng

  • Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap

    US$36

    Siem Reap

Cambodia & Laos Uncovered

8 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a scenic drive through the countryside of Laos to Vang Vieng
  • City tour of the Laotian capital
  • Visit the COPE Support Centre in Vientiane, Laos, providing prosthetic limbs and support for local people with disabilities
  • Included flight to Phnom Penh
  • Pay tribute to a tragic past at the 'Killing Fields" & Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Dinner at the Friends TREE Alliance Restaurant in Phnom Penh, a social enterprise serving up delicious local cuisine
  • Included flight to Siem Reap
  • Go temple hopping at the majestic Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm at Siem Reap

3 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Marvel at the cascading beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall US$20.00
  • Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking and caving experience US$21
  • Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap US$36

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 8 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    8 nights in Hotel

    You'll spend this adventure in 3-4 star twin-share hotel accommodation. Look forward to resting your head on comfy pillows, and beds, with facilities you want when you travel.

About this trip

Go deep into these two great countries as you get into riverside vibes, cool waterside bars, as well taking in jaw-dropping sunrises at the likes of un-missable Angkor Wat. Take part in an alms ceremony in Luang Prabang, hit the streets for a bike tour, and see ancient Apsara dance performances...each day is different, and downright amazing. 

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Luang Prabang

  2. 2 2 nights

    Vang Vieng

  3. 1 1 night

    Vientiane

  4. 1 1 night

    Phnom Penh

  5. 2 2 nights

    Siem Reap

DAY 1 - Arrive Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

The day has arrived and hello Laos! Check-in to your hotel today and get to know your Trip Manager and new travel squad as you get excited for the days ahead. It would be wrong not to watch the sunset at a riverside bar, and contemplate just how good life is and get ready for 9 days of non-stop adventure. 

Stay

Luang Prabang Inn Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 - Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

We'll get things a little more active with a bike tour around the alluring city that pops in to the TreadRight supported Ock Pop Tock Centre for Artisans will complete your morning. Later, then a swim under the 60-metre cascades of Kuang Si Falls could provide your daily nature fix, but most of the day is yours to visit palaces & temples & watch local life by the river, or choose to explore any way that suits. 

Stay

Luang Prabang Inn Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a scenic drive through the countryside of Laos to Vang Vieng

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Marvel at the cascading beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall

    US$20.00

DAY 3 - Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Luang Prabang

This morning early risers will be rewarded with Buddhist rituals kissed by the sun's morning rays. Take part in a sacred Laotian ritual offering alms (food) to Buddhist monks, a bucket list experience, there's nothing quite like seeing these peaceful locals gathering their daily meals. It makes leaving the charming town of Luang Prabang a little easier. 

Vang Vieng

Known for its dramatic limestone karsts & delicious street food, Vang Vieng will keep you busy for the next two nights. Explore the local rivers and caves or chill out surrounded by like-minded travellers, watching the sun set over the mountains.

Stay

Elephant Crossing Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4 - Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Today is yours to conquer Vang Vieng. Stuck for ideas? Grab a pushbike and allow yourself to get a little lost, stopping at swimming holes and weaving through limestone caves, watching life unfold in the pretty countryside of Laos. For those keen to keep things active, you could head to some local caves for some kayaking and exploring another side of Vang Vieng. After all that exercise, a Beer Lao or two will be on the cards, so tonight, ask your Trip Manager for the best place to head for a sunset beverage, this riverside setting is the stuff dreams are made of, and tonight will be a night to never forget. 

Stay

Elephant Crossing Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking and caving experience

    US$21

DAY 5 - Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Vang Vieng

Today you should wake up feeling satisfied with your Vang Vieng explorations, and ready to peel back the layers of another Laos hotspot. 

Vientiane

Welcome to the capital of Vientiane. If you’re expecting a bustling Asian capital, prepare to be surprised; the vibe in this quaint Mekong town is strictly chilled and as the French inspired capital, it's a perfect place to explore. View the city's very own 'Arc de Triomphe' and take in the city sights. Apart from seeing the beauty of Pha That Luang stupa & the artistic talent of Patuxai, we’ll use our time here to visit the COPE centre, a local charity that provide prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation services to those who have lost their limbs as a result of unexploded land mines. Our visit here will also provide an insight into Laos’ troubled history, and is a great chance for us to lend a helping hand to the Laotian community.

Stay

Dao Savanh Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • City tour of the Laotian capital

  • Visit the COPE Support Centre in Vientiane, Laos, providing prosthetic limbs and support for local people with disabilities

DAY 6 - Vientiane to Phnom Penh

Vientiane

This morning we cross the border sky high, flying out of Laos as we make for the capital of Cambodia.

Phnom Penh

Although it's easy to find reminders of Cambodia's dark past in the city of Phnom Penh, it is also a place brightened by shy smiles and pretty tree-lined streets. We'll learn about the horrific Khmer Rouge rule by visiting the mass graves of the ‘Killing Fields’ & the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum with our Local Guide. With knowledge in hand, we'll lighten the mood by paying a visit to the Tree alliance restaurant, where disadvantaged and former street children are trained up in hospitality skills. And wow, do they do it well; their frozen shakes and mouth-watering menu never fail to impress. Later tonight, the night is yours to explore as you please.

Stay

Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Included flight to Phnom Penh

  • Pay tribute to a tragic past at the 'Killing Fields" & Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh

  • Dinner at the Friends TREE Alliance Restaurant in Phnom Penh, a social enterprise serving up delicious local cuisine

DAY 7 - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

Another included flight takes us out of Cambodia's capital this morning, landing us in the heartland of an ancient masterpiece and what is still the largest religious monument in the world.

Siem Reap

You could relax poolside this afternoon, before seeing what's going on by night! There are plenty of things you could spice up your night with, like local night markets though probably best to reserve your energy for our early morning visit to an Eighth Wonder of the World and something we know you've all been waiting for.  

Stay

Amber Angkor Villa Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Included flight to Siem Reap

DAY 8 - Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Prepare to be moved to the core this morning as we journey to Angkor Wat through dawn's hours in preparation for sunrise. Nothing can quite describe the feeling of watching the day's first rays touch this ancient spiritual site, it's pretty much magic. After a siesta and pool hangs to break up the day back at our hotel, we journey back to the temples to explore Angkor Thom and the Tomb Raider temple of Ta Prohm, which is slowly being swallowed by the jungle. With no early rise on tomorrow's agenda, we can let loose on the city's famous Pub Street and the buzzing local night markets.

Stay

Amber Angkor Villa Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Go temple hopping at the majestic Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm at Siem Reap

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap

    US$36

DAY 9 - Depart Siem Reap

Siem Reap

We came, we saw, we did it all! After one final delicious Asian breakfast together it's finally time to say goodbye (sob). Team, it's been epic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Asian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries on your trip. In Asia, some visas – but not all – can be purchased at the border with US$ or local currency. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas that are required prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations) do change regularly.
Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry & deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they intend on staying only for a short period. Important to consider:
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to
miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Be aware that some visas can be purchased & arranged on arrival.
4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. In these cases passport photos and US$ will be required and your Trip Manager will explain the process.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Asia trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) – 15kg in India – plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

There are loads of great things to spend your money on while you’re in Asia – from a trip to an offshore island, to a special dinner or an outfit that you just can’t resist... So how much money should you bring?

Remember your trip already includes plenty of things such as breakfast every day, many meals, lots of sightseeing, guided tours & activities & much more


Before you travel, it’s a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Remember, there’s a big budgetary difference between a country like Japan & a country like Thailand, so do your research.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Contiki Asia is mostly hotel accommodation with great amenities like WiFi. We have also included accommodation that reflects Asian culture, too. Like a family-run Guest house in the Mekong, a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay & an authentic local guesthouse in Laos. At these Special Stays, take the time for a digital detox and soak in all of that natural beauty.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From the Dhonk centre in India to the COPE visitor centre in Laos, our projects in Asia are all about giving something back. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I pay for my Free Time Add Ons?

Free Time Add Ons in Asia are paid for in cash with local currency and USD only. Payments with other currencies (eg. AUD) or credit card cannot be accepted.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).