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Laos & Cambodia Gay Tour
Buddhist Sites & City Nights

Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, and more!

9 Days from Luang Prabang, Laos To Siem Reap, Cambodia

November 28 – December 06, 2021
December 04 – 12, 2022

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Angkor Wat gay tour Experience Luang Prabang, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat on this all-gay Southeast Asian journey. This Southeast Asian gay adventure tour 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 new Flex Tours theme, you can expect plenty of free time and extraordinary optional activities on this epic escape.

Combining the magnificence of the Khmer Empire with lively Phnom Penh, this luxurious tour to Laos & Cambodia is the perfect way to get acquainted with the countries, all with other gay travellers. Witness the grandeur of ancient Angkor Wat, see the enigmatic faces of the Bayon, confront the tragedy of the recent past and delight in the hopes for the future on this classic Cambodian adventure. It is recommended to combine this trip with our Thailand Temples & Beaches Luxury Gay Tour.

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Laos & Cambodia Gay Tour Highlights

• Temple hop around Angkor Archaeological Park a la Lara Croft

• Wade in the crystal pools of Kuang Si Waterfalls and visit the nearby sun bear sanctuary

• Savour optional activities like a Laotian cooking class at The Tamarind School

• Witness the daily Alms Giving ritual in Luang Prabang

• Receive a water blessing from an actual Buddhist monk

• Experience Cambodia’s spectacular circus, Phare—trust us, this is no ordinary 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

 

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Laos & Cambodia Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Luang Prabang, Laos
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 specializing in Laotian family cuisine, the food transports you into the past with traditional flavours.

Hotel: Villa Maly Boutique Hotel, Luang Prabang

 

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Day 2 - Luang Prabang, Laos
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 completely optional Laotian cooking class. The culinary school’s lakeside locale is a fine place to learn about—and taste—local flavours.

Hotel: Villa Maly Boutique Hotel, Luang Prabang

 

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Day 3 - Luang Prabang, Laos
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, you have the option of further exploring gorgeous Luang Prabang on your own or joining the group on an excursion to Kuang Si Falls. If you do choose to join, 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.

Hotel: Villa Maly Boutique Hotel, Luang Prabang

 

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Day 4 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This morning we have an early 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 gorgeous restored colonial building.

To wrap up the day, why not join us at one of our favourite gay bars for drinks and a drag show?

Hotel: Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort, Phnom Penh

 

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Day 5 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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.

The rest of the day is free for optional activities such as a deeper dive into the Khmer Rouge on a guided tour of the Killing Fields. Alternatively, wander the country’s gorgeous Royal Palace grounds, explore the National Museum, shop for crafts in the Russian Market, or take a sunset stroll along Sisowath Quay.

Grab one of the local coffees…it’s strong, delicious, and distinctly Phnom Penh.

Hotel: Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort, Phnom Penh

 

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Day 6 - Siem Reap, Cambodia
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 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.

Hotel: FCC Angkor by Avani Hotels, Siem Reap

 

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Day 7 - Angkor Wat
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.

Tonight you are free to relax on your own or join the group for an optional dinner and a visit to the city’s popular gay bar, Bar Code.

Hotel: FCC Angkor by Avani Hotels, Siem Reap

 

Siem Reap gay tour - Cambodian Circus

 

Day 8 - Siem Reap
It’s our final day together and a slew of optional activities await you. For example you can enjoy a sunrise boat tour on Tonlé Sap Lake where the region’s famous floating village awaits. Alternatively, we can arrange an unforgettable helicopter ride over Angkor Archeological Park or a personal vespa tour of the nearby countryside.

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 followed by a unique performance by Phare, the Cambodian circus. But note, “circus” does not do this show justice. Trust us!

Hotel: FCC Angkor by Avani Hotels, Siem Reap

 

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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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What's Included

• 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

• Half-day guided tour of Luang Prabang

• Prime tickets to Phare Cambodian Circus

• All included activities mentioned in the itinerary

• Air conditioned transfers between included activities and domestic flights

• 4-star hotels throughout

• 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners

• Arrival transfer to Out Adventures’ joining point hotel.

 

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Not Included

• Departure transfer from finishing point hotel (available upon request!)

• International and domestic airfare (details will be provided when the official Trip Guarantee is sent to group)

• Meals & Activities not mentioned

• All optional activities listed

• Gratuities for Group Leader

• Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters

Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers.

• Visa fees

 

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Trip Notes

Laos Visa & Cambodia Visa
Can be organized either in advance or on arrival. Check with your embassy or consulate, and allow about three weeks for processing. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the traveller’s responsibility.

Culture Shock
When visiting Cambodia and Laos you’ll see both good and bad. Poverty is widespread, but the friendly locals make up for it. Since English speakers can be hard to find, arm yourself with a phrase book and a sense of humour!

 

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Local LGBT Scene
Cambodia and Laos aren’t gay hotspots, but’s there’s an impressive amount of nightlife in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Luang Prabang doesn’t have much of a scene, but gay travellers are welcome.

Weather
December and January are the best months to travel to this region. Rain is rare and the humidity less oppressive. Travel with a light sweater and jacket, but keep summer essentials handy: midday temperatures can eclipse 30°C/85°F.

 

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Required Vaccinations
Based on the entry requirements, there are no vaccinations needed for entry. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult with your doctor or a travel medical clinic. We cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

Electricity
In Cambodia, sockets are type A, C and G. In Laos, sockets are type A, B, C, E, and F.

Connectivity
All of our hotels will have Wi-Fi access. Feel free to check email and post away on social media.

Travel Insurance
For everybody’s peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum, your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum medical coverage of US $200,000.

 

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Domestic Airfare
Flights are purchased for the entire group 90 days prior to departure, or when the trip is full. While we endeavor to book the best flight/s possible, we may have limited options at the time of purchase. If you are booking your trip less than 90 days to departure, there is a chance you be on a different flight than the rest of the group, and you will be notified in such an instance.

Meals
To keep things flexible, not all meals are included in the trip price. While we typically dine together so everybody can taste everything, feel free to explore restaurants on your own…your guide will always have solid recommendations.

 

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Money
LAOS: The local currency is the Laotian Kip (LAK). Credit cards are accepted at most hotels and upscale shops, but restaurants and bars prefer cash.
CAMBODIA: The local currency is the Cambodian Riel, however USD is widely accepted. We recommend carrying local currency or USD bills for small purchases, however credit cards are accepted at most upscale restaurants and hotels.
NOTE: We recommend carrying approximately $400 USD to be used in case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold. This should be in addition to any spending money.

Tipping
If you are happy with services throughout your trip, a tip is recommended. Tipping details will be provided in your final trip documentation, however we recommend budgeting approximately $150 USD.

What to bring
Most Out Adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you’ll never schlep far, things can quickly get costlier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb thanks to costly surcharges on domestic flights. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.

 

Villa Maly Boutique Hotel, Luang Prabang

 

Starting Point Hotel
Villa Maly Boutique Hotel, Luang Prabang, Laos
Located in the heart of Luang Prabang City, Villa Maly includes refurbished structures built in 1938. This beautiful property offers rooms built around an outdoor pool. Free WiFi is provided and a welcome drink and cool towel on arrival are included.

Villa Maly is a 10-minute drive from Luang Prabang International Airport. Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A free city map is available as well as free use of bicycles.

The individually designed rooms feature a mix of French and British colonial décor. Each room has a flat-screen TV, a laptop-sized safe, and tea/coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom has shower facilities.

 

FCC Angkor by Avani Hotels, Siem Reap

 

Finishing Point Hotel
FCC Angkor by Avani Hotels, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Located in the heart of Siem Reap, FCC Angkor by Avani is a 10-minute drive from Angkor Wat and steps away from Royal Independence Gardens and Royal Residence. The resort is within walking distance to Pub Street and Night Market. It features a salt water outdoor pool and a gym center. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms FCC Angkor by Avani feature flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms and free WiFi. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite channels, black out curtains and work desks. A minibar and tea/coffee maker are also provided.

 

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Laos & Cambodia Gay Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)
Availability

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy
Intra-Tour flights (Luang Prabang to Phnom Penh; Phnom Penh to Siem Reap) are additional

$ 2,295

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy
Intra-Tour flights (Luang Prabang to Phnom Penh; Phnom Penh to Siem Reap) are additional

$ 2,295

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Optional Single Supplement: $840

Min. $500 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected min. 60 days prior to departure.

 

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