Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Cambodia & Laos Mekong Adventure tour
Angkor Wat Bangkok Cambodia & Laos Mekong Adventure Trip

Cambodia & Laos Mekong Adventure

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
15 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient temples of angkor wat
  • Confront recent history in phnom penh
  • Catch a glimpse of the rare irrawaddy river dolphin
  • Experience a mekong homestay
  • Bargain at the night market in luang prabang

Short Description

From Angkor Wat to remote river towns, journey down the Mekong and into the heart and soul of Southeast Asia. Our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will share with you the region’s cultural treasures and natural splendours. Explore the many temples and, if you’re lucky, spot a rare Irrawaddy dolphin. Experience the highlights with a chance to get off the beaten track and explore the remote islands of Don Khong. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, like a rural homestay, this adventure offers an intriguing blend of included activities and free time for personal discovery.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Bangkok
End City Bangkok

Destinations

Thailand Cambodia Laos

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
  • Siem Reap Your Local Living Moment: Don Deng Homestay
  • Don Deng Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang
  • Angkor Wat complex entrance and guide (Siem Reap)
  • Tuol Sleng Prison and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) entrance and guide (Phnom Penh)
  • Wat Phu Champasak entrance and guide
  • Ethnology Museum entrance (Luang Prabang)
  • Kuang Si waterfalls trip (half-day)
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok

There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap (1B, 1D)

Leave Bangkok and head out on the journey to Cambodia. Cross the border, switch vans and continue on to Siem Reap. The scenery is spectacular and the contrast between Thailand and Cambodia is immediate. Get your first taste of Khmer food in the evening with an included local meal at the New Hope project. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Cambodia) New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.00-3.00 hours)

Day 3 Siem Reap (1B)

Take a guided tour of the massive Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonle Sap floating village or the Angkor Museum. Prefer to plan ahead? Today, opt to hop on a quad bike, or attend a Cambodian circus. Choose from the "Siem Reap Quad Biking" or "Phare Circus" activities to pre-book on the checkout page. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour

Day 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh (1B)

Travel by public bus to Phnom Penh. Opt for a cyclo tour of the city or a drink in one of the many riverside cafés. Transport: Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours)

Day 5 Phnom Penh (1B)

While in Phnom Penh, witness the darker side of Cambodian history with guided visits to Choeung Ek, the site of the infamous Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished. With a free afternoon, opt to visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda or the National Museum. The huge Russian Market is packed with souvenirs and all the necessities of daily life. Included Activities: Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour

Day 6 Phnom Penh/Kratié (1B)

Travel to Kratié. En route, pass through Skuon (a small town famous for its delicious spiders), where it's possible to sample an eight-legged snack. Once in Kratié, opt to head out on the water, trying to spot rare Irrawaddy river dolphins. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 285km)

Day 7 Kratié/Don Không (1B)

Travel by bus to the Cambodian/Laos border. After completing necessary border formalities, continue the journey to Don Khong Island. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Cambodia - Laos) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 141km) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 8 Don Không/Don Deng (1D)

Travel through the beautiful province of Champasak, once the capital of the Lao kingdom. Head to Pakse and cross the Mekong River to visit Wat Phu with a local guide. Overnight in a rustic homestay on Don Deng Island. A typical Laotian village environment doesn't have all the creature comforts of home but it allows for insight into the local culture and connection to the people of the village. Included Activities: Wat Phu Guided Tour Don Deng Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Ferry (0.50 hour(s))

Day 9 Don Deng/Luang Prabang (1B)

Fly from Pakse to Luang Prabang and discover Laotian Buddhism and architecture. Opt to visit some of Luang Prabang’s most impressive temples and climb Mt Phousi to watch the sun set over the Mekong River and mountains beyond. Be sure to visit one of the best night markets in all of Southeast Asia. Stroll through the nightly market, bargaining with vendors, sampling local food and picking up some souvenirs. Transport: Boat (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 40km) Drive 20 mins from the airport to the hotel in Luang Prabang. Plane (1.75 hour(s))

Day 10 Luang Prabang (1B)

Opt to rise before dawn and watch the monks walk through town in saffron robes receiving alms from local residents. Visit the Ethnology Museum and Kuang Si waterfalls. With free time, opt to take a cooking class, go hiking or biking or test out the local Laotian-style massages. Included Activities: Ethnology Museum Guided Tour Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion

Day 11 Luang Prabang (1B)

Enjoy a free day to continue exploring.

Day 12 Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng (1B)

Take a winding drive through scenic mountains to picturesque Vang Vieng, a town resting on the Nam Song river surrounded by limestone karsts. Watch the sunset over the river and explore some of the many caves in the area. Transport: The drive is spectacular but full of curvy mountain roads. If prone to motion-sickness, prepare accordingly. Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 190km)

Day 13 Vang Vieng/Vientiane (1B)

Depart in early afternoon and drive to one of Asia's sleepiest capital cities, Vientiane. Enjoy the highlights of Vientiane, including Wat Sisaket (one of the city's oldest and most fascinating temples), Pha That Luang (Laos' national symbol and one of its most sacred sites), and the Morning Market (an all-day affair selling virtually everything). Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)

Day 14 Vientiane/Bangkok (1B)

Spend the morning visiting the sights, getting a massage or enjoying the local food scene. In the late afternoon, cross the Friendship Bridge back into Thailand to board the overnight train to Bangkok. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Laos - Thailand) Transport: From the city centre, it is approximately 20 kms to reach the Friendship Bridge that crosses into Thailand. Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Travel from the border to the train station. Tuk-tuk (0.50-0.75 hours) Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)

Day 15 Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok in the morning. Trip ends on arrival at the Bangkok train station.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private bus, local bus, plane, boat, train.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 15

Max 15, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), basic family homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).

A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers.

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Important Notes

WEIGHT RESTRICTION There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.

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Eating is a big part of traveling. Traveling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be Asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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