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Best of Laos & Cambodia

Explore the hidden interior of Laos and Cambodia by luxury river cruise.  Visit the remarkable Angkor Wat, historic Phnom Penh and beautiful Vientiane.

12 Days
3 Experiences
2 Countries
8 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

Relax on deck and watch the lush tropical scenery drift by as you cruise the waterways of voluptuous Laos and magical Cambodia. This is a chance to really explore the interior of these two fascinating countries and become enchanted by their rich history and vibrant culture.  

 

The cruise starts in the relaxed city of Vientiane, where you can ease into the laid back way of life in Laos. The sleepy capital lulls you in with its easy-going nature and is a great place to acclimatise to the culture of this beautiful country. Boarding your 4-star river cruiser, you will make your way down through the country, exploring its wild nature, exciting rapids and hidden towns. You will visit hill tribes, trek to caves only ever seen by our guests, visit the majestic Kuang Si waterfalls and soak in every ounce of the friendly, welcoming people of Laos.  

 

When we reach the UNESCO city of Luang Prabang, we jump on a short flight to Phnom Penh, where our action-packed discovery of Cambodia begins. With two nights in Phnom Penh, we set out to uncover its tragic history, visiting the genocide museum and the Killing Fields themselves. We will also ensure that you get a chance to see the positive side too! Phnom Penh is the ultra exotic Asia of your dreams, brightly-dressed monks walk the jasmine-scented streets framed by glorious royal temples creating the most memorable skyline. From here we fly down to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat. We explore this enchanting city, with its phenomenal cuisine and culture, with an evening at the circus to top it off. Then comes the ruined glory of Angkor Wat, with a full-day tour exploring the incredible ruins. 


Top Local Experiences


What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
3-Star Accommodation

Our local partners use a wide variety of accommodation to ensure this tour runs smoothly. A list of your accommodation can be requested once this tour has been booked and confirmed.

 

We do guarantee a minimum 3-star level of accommodation on this tour, all accommodation is hand-picked to ensure maximum comfort including daily breakfasts. 

 

Please Note: There is an option to upgrade to a 4-star level of accommodation.  If you wish to upgrade to 4-star accommodation please select this at checkout.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$349
4-Star Accommodation

Upgrade yourself to a 4-star level of accommodation for this tour. All accommodation will be confirmed once your trip is booked.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

Really getting to know countries like Laos and Cambodia in a short space of time can be tough. We wanted to find a way where we could really immerse our customers in the customs and cultures of these stunning countries, and this cruise and flight combination really lets you spend time with the people and see all the highlights. We don’t ever want you to see somewhere through a coach window, we want you to get out and experience the country, shake hands (or bow) to its people, get wrapped up in its sounds, tastes and smells.  

 

On this tour you will visit caves that only our tours visit with local guides, you'll visit Hill Tribes in Laos, be blessed by Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat and visit a floating school and meet the kids there too. The food on your elaborate wooden cruise boat is delightful, but you will also get the chance to delve into the incredible street food and bustling streets of some of the lesser-known cities of South East Asia. Explore everything with us as your guide and revel in every second. 


location

The tour begins in Vientiane, the capital of Laos and you will be collected from the airport upon arrival and brought to embark on the Mekong Pearl.  

 

The tour finishes in Siem Reap in Cambodia and again, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. 


accommodation

The accommodation has been selected for convenience of the location you are staying, for your comfort or the character, and can range from a business city-style hotel to a small family-run guesthouse.

 

In more remote areas, accommodation may vary and it could be of a lower standard and may not have all amenities you are used to. 

 

Hotels are generally rated as local 3-star standard.

 

We will issue a travel voucher to you 15-30 days prior to departure. This travel voucher will provide full details of all accommodations, flight details (if applicable), tour guide, tour activities and timings.

 

If you do want to experience that little extra during your stay in Laos and Cambodia, why not upgrade yourself to a 4-star level of accommodation for the duration of your tour. 

 

Please note: There is sometimes no international classification system for hotels however DealsAway take the utmost care in choosing the best accommodation available.

 

All of your group tour hotels will have private bathroom facilities, air conditioning, TV and telephone.

 

Mekong Cruise

Your luxury, wood finish room onboard the Mekong Pearl is decked out in a luxurious but homely style. Each room comes with a private balcony looking out over the lazy waters of the Mekong River, so you can relax and take in the scenery in perfect privacy.  

 

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - double or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people

facilities

The Mekong Pearl - River Cruiser

  • Indoor restaurant
  • Bar area
  • Sun deck featuring a retractable roof 
  • Spa

 

Our local partners use a wide variety of accommodation for this tour to ensure that it runs smoothly. A list of your accommodation can be made available upon request once this tour has been booked. We do however guarantee a minimum of a 3-star hotel, hand-picked to ensure maximum comfort. There is also an option to upgrade to 4-star accommodation. If you wish to upgrade to the 4-star accommodation option please select this at checkout.


important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

 

Age restrictions

  • This tour is aimed at guests aged 18 years or older
  • For children 12yrs or above the full price will apply
  • Please contact us directly if you would like us to book a child of 1 - 11 years
  • Not suitable for infants

 

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Queen sized bed or twin share

 

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is on a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

 

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

 

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

 

Porterage

  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended

 

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion 

 

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/ package tours/ cruise etc as outlined in the itinerary

 

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

 

Transfers

  • All transfers are included on this trip

 

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com 

 

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

 

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

 

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

 

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

 


AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

 

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

 

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

 

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

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