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Cambodia & Laos: Buddhist Sites & City Nights

Marvel at Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat on this gay Cambodia & Laos journey.

This Southeast Asian adventure kicks off in old Asia’s newest hotspot, Luang Prabang. It is in this serene city where we’ll immerse ourselves in deep traditions like the Buddhist’s daily alms-giving. We’ll then fly to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, to learn about the country’s turbulent past before indulging in its emerging queer nightlife. Our journey ends in Siem Reap, where we’ll temple hop our way through Angkor Archaeological Park a la Angelina Jolie circa Tomb Raider. As part of our Culture tours theme, you can expect plenty of insightful local connections on this epic escape.


Quick Facts


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Temple hop around Angkor Archaeological Park a la Lara Croft
  • Visit Bayon temple and Angkor Thom, the ‘Great Royal City.’ 
  • Wade in the crystal pools of Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Savour a Laotian cooking class
  • Witness the daily Alms Giving ritual in Luang Prabang
  • Receive a water blessing from an actual Buddhist monk
  • Experience Phare: Cambodia’s spectacular human circus
  • Tip local drag queens at one of our favourite gay bars in Cambodia
  • Enjoy a private tour of lovely Luang Prabang, a timeless UNESCO-listed city 
  • Learn about the devastating Khmer Rouge Regime during a sobering visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

DATES AND PRICES

2024
December 1-9, 2024 (From $2,995 USD)
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  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $2,995.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,095.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit - Balance Due 60 Days Before Departure
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Tony (Jaturaporn)
2025
Nov. 30 - Dec. 8, 2025 (From $3,295 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $3,295.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,250.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit - Balance Due 90 Days before trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Tony (Jaturaporn)
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Luang Prabang

Sabaidi! Welcome to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport, a private car and guide will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Freshen up, then join us at 6PM for our Welcome Meeting. Tonight’s Welcome Dinner features Laotian family cuisine, food that will transport you into the past with traditional flavours.

Day 2 Luang Prabang

For our first full day we’ll explore the UNESCO-listed streets of Luang Prabang. Our tour begins in the former Royal Palace, which now houses the National Museum. We’ll then walk to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for golden bas-relief, and the dazzling facade of Wat Sensoukarahm. Our final stop is revered temple Wat Xieng Thong. Built in 1560, it’s famed for its carvings and mosaics. Enjoy some downtime by the pool in the afternoon, before a Laotian cooking class. The culinary school’s lakeside locale is a fine place to learn about—and taste—local flavours.

Day 3 Luang Prabang

Rise and shine! This morning we partake in the daily ‘Alms Giving’, where saffron-clad monks collect offerings from the faithful (Laos is the last Buddhist nation to practice this ritual). After breakfast we venture to Kuang Si Falls with views of rice fields, rolling hills, and viewpoints en route. After a stop in a local ethnic village, we arrive at Kuang Si Falls where waters cascade from pool to pool. Afterwards, we’ll have the option to visit the sun bear sanctuary next to the falls where we can observe the habits and playful nature of the 23 Asiatic black bears currently living in the sanctuary. On our way back into town we’ll make a stop at the magnificent Kuang Si Butterfly Park. Later in the afternoon there will be some free time to enjoy the hotel amenities or further explore beautiful Luang Prabang, then we’ll reunite for a delicious group dinner in the evening.

Day 4 Phnom Penh

This morning we fly to Phnom Penh via Bankgok. Once the Orient’s most beautiful city, Phnom Penh retains colonial charm despite a turbulent history. We will arrive in Phnom Penh later in the evening, so we recommend grabbing a snack and some food while in transit. This evening you are free to explore this bustling city or perhaps relax in the hotel pool.


Please note:
 Today’s flight is not included in the cost of the tour. Please see Important Information for a special note on purchasing domestic and regional airfare.

Day 5 Phnom Penh

Our morning begins with a sobering tour of the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum, which tells the tragic tale of the Khmer Rouge legacy. A former school, it’s estimated over 20,000 people were held and tortured here. In the afternoon we’ll take a deeper dive into the Khmer Rouge on a guided tour of the Killing Fields. This evening, we have an included dinner at a lovely local restaurant. 

Day 6 Siem Reap

This morning you may sleep in, sunbathe, or hit the local market. Just check-out by 11am, as we fly to Siem Reap in the afternoon. Built between the 9th and 13th centuries, this town is home to Angkor Wat, where perfectly-balanced temples represent the cosmic world. We’ll walk through the Royal Gardens tonight, then enjoy dinner where we’ll be joined by a member of the local gay community who will discuss Cambodia’s emerging LGBTQ+ movement.


Please note:
 Today’s flight is not included in the cost of the tour. Please see Important Information for a special note on purchasing domestic airfare.

Day 7 Siem Reap

For the ultimate Angkor Archeological Park experience, rise early and join us at sunrise underneath Angkor Wat. After the sun has fully risen we’ll begin our private guided tour of this incredible site. To conclude our morning tour, a Buddhist monk will perform a water blessing on those interested. A gorgeous Khmer lunch awaits at a boutique farm where the majority of the restaurant’s produce is grown. In the afternoon we’ll visit Ta Prohm, which was made famous in Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider. Finally, our day concludes with visits to Angkor Thom—the ‘Great Royal City’—as well as Bayon temple, famed for its 200 smiling carved faces and 50 gothic towers. The intricate bas-reliefs and architecture here offer ample fodder for aspiring photographers. For dinner you are free to relax on your own or join the group for an optional dinner, and later in the evening we have an included visit to Phare, the Cambodian circus. But note, “circus” does not do this show justice. Trust us!

Day 8 Siem Reap

It’s our final day together and a slew of optional activities await you. For example you can enjoy a sunset boat tour on Tonlé Sap Lake where the region’s famous floating village awaits. Alternatively, we can arrange a quadbike ride through charming villages and rice fields. Finally, an afternoon poolside could be the ultimate way to relax before flying home. Tonight we’ll gather one last time for our atmospheric Farewell Dinner, and perhaps one last cocktail at one of the local gay bars.

Day 9 Departure

There are no activities scheduled, so enjoy the day at leisure (check out time is noon, unless you’ve extended your stay). Departure transfers must be booked/arranged separately.


GUIDES AND HOSTS

THAILAND GROUP LEADER

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel
  • English-speaking group leader from beginning to end of tour
  • Full-day guided tour of Angkor Archeological Park
  • Guided tour of Tuol Seng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields
  • Half-day guided tour of Luang Prabang
  • Prime tickets to Phare Cambodian Circus
  • Laotian cooking class
  • All included activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air conditioned transfers between included activities 
  • 4-star hotels throughout
  • Breakfast daily, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners
  • Gratuities for drivers, porters, activity guides
  • A $50 USD Rainbow Railroad donation to help resettle LGBTQ+ refugees. Read more here.

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International and domestic airfare (details will be provided when the official Trip Guarantee is sent to group)
  • Meals & Activities not mentioned
  • Gratuities for Group Leader (budget approximately $45 – $60 US)
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Click here for more details.
  • COVID-19 rapid tests, or any expenses related to a guest contracting COVID-19. Click here for more details.

LGBT INFO FOR Cambodia

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EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Luang Prabang
Villa Maly
Exterior
Luang Prabang
Villa Maly
Superior, DBL
Luang Prabang
Villa Maly
Superior, Twin
Luang Prabang
Villa Maly
Pool
Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort
Phnom Penh
Exterior
Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort
Phnom Penh
Deluxe
Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort
Phnom Penh
Pool
Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort
Phnom Penh
Pool
FCC Angkor by AVANI
Siem Reap
Deluxe, DBL
FCC Angkor by AVANI
Siem Reap
Deluxe, DBL
FCC Angkor by AVANI
Siem Reap
Pool


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Tom J

It exceeded my expectations
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It exceeded my expectations. Everything was very well planned and executed.

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Steve S

This tour includes incredible locations
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This tour includes incredible locations, we had an excellent guide, and I met great people, many of which have become lifelong friends. The hotel in Luang Prabang was perfection!

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Brian F

This is a fantastic excursion into Southeast Asia
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This is a fantastic excursion into Southeast Asia. It has a great balance of culture, history, exploration and nightlife. You’ll have a fabulous time learning about the Khmer Empire, visiting ancient ruins and enjoying some clubs in the evening.

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