Laos & Cambodia: Buddhist Sites & City Nights

Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap await.

Our all-gay Laos & Cambodia tour kicks off in old Asia’s new 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 experience the city’s colonial charm and learn about its turbulent past. Our journey ends in Siem Reap, where we’ll explore spectacular Angkor Archaeological Park by day and take in local cabarets by night.

Quick Facts


  • Witness the daily Alms Giving ritual
  • Multiple days spent temple hopping around Angkor Archaeological Park
  • Half day tour of Luang Prabang
  • Half-day tour of Siem Reap
  • Evening cooking class at The Tamarind School
  • A visit to the Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • A sobering visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • A visit to Phonm Penh’s Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda
  • Great seats to Phare, The Cambodian Circus
  • Monk blessing


Nov. 29 - Dec. 7, 2020 (From $3,695.00 USD)
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $3,695.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $1,240.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $500 Deposit - Balance Due 60 Days Before Departure
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Tony (Jaturaporn)
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Day 1 Luang Prabang

Sabaidi! Welcome to Luang Prabang. And thank you for joining our gay Laos & Cambodia tour. 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 Kickoff Dinner is at Manda de Laos. Specializing in Laotian family cuisine, the food transports you into the past with traditional flavours.

Day 2 Luang Prabang/Sightseeing

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 in the afternoon, perhaps by the pool, then get set to cook up a storm in a private class for dinner. The Tamarind School’s lakeside locale is a fine place to learn about—and taste—the flavours of Laos.

Day 3 Luang Prabang/Kuang Si Waterfall

Today 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’ll venture into the countryside with 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. From here, you can take an excursion to a nearby bear sanctuary, then we’ll stop at the magnificent Kuang Si Butterfly Park on our way back to town. The rest of the day is free to enjoy, and you may join us for an optional dinner.

Day 4 Luang Prabang/Phnom Penh

It’s another early day with a flight to Phnom Penh via Bankgok. Once the Orient’s most beautiful city, Phnom Penh retains colonial charm despite a turbulent history. After check-in, unwind, then join us for dinner at a restaurant where former street children learn the art of hospitality. The restaurant features a lovely garden and is in a centrally-located, restored colonial building.

Day 5 Phnom Penh

Our morning begins with a walk through the Royal Palace grounds, where the spectacular Silver Pagoda awaits. Afterwards, we’ll take a sombering 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. The rest of the day is free for optional activities like a visit to the National Museum, shopping for crafts in the Russian Market, or a sunset stroll along Sisowath Quay. Grab one of the local coffees…it’s strong, delicious, and distinctly Phnom Penh.

Day 6 Phnom Penh/Siem Reap

This morning you may sleep in, sunbathe, or hit the local market. Just check-out by noon, 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 at a restaurant where disadvantaged youth receive hospitality training. We’ll also be joined by a member of the local gay community, who will discuss Cambodia’s emerging LGBT movement.

Day 7 Siem Reap/Angkor Complex

For the ultimate Angkor Archeological Park experience, rise early and join us at sunrise underneath Angkor Wat. We’ll then head back to the hotel for breakfast before taking the rest of the morning to yourself. In the afternoon we’ll visit 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. Tonight, Phare, The Cambodian Circus awaits. Young artists tell tales through art, acting and music. This show is a real privilege to experience, considering the Khmer Rouge decimated the educated and artistic classes in the late 1970s.

Day 8 Siem Reap/Angkor Complex

It’s our final day so enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we head for the countryside and visit Banteay Srei. The gorgeous Hindu temple is devoted to Shiva and is a jewel of Angkorian art. The morning ends at a local pagoda for a special water blessing by the monks. In the afternoon we’ll also visit the visually striking Ta Prohm, notable for the parasitic trees and vines that have grown throughout. Tonight we’ll celebrate with a Farewell Dinner featuring Khmer cuisine.

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.




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  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic Airfare (direct flights can’t be guaranteed. Please refer to Important Information for details)
  • Group leader from beginning to end of tour
  • Hotel for 8 nights
  • 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners


  • International Airfare
  • Meals & Activities not mentioned
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities for Group Leader
  • Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters
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