laos and cambodia

‘THE WHITE PARASOL’ tour – Laos & Cambodia

(13 nights, 14 days)

Next departure date to be advised.

Warm smiles, gracious hearts and open arms... await you!

An all inclusive cultural experience...
These hauntingly beautiful countries will seep into your soul.

The gentility and beaming countenances of the Laotians and the Cambodians will lift your spirits and delve into your heart.

The hotels are gorgeous... and we have found some of the most delightful restaurants imaginable. The Laotian and Cambodian cuisines are delicious.

We will practise yoga and deep relaxation and luxuriate and rejuvenate when we experience the extraordinary Khymer massage.

If you like gentle Hatha yoga, meditation, massage, elephants, cooking, dining out, more elephants, French wines, Asian delicacies, exploring temples and museums, cruising around markets, lounging by the pool and supporting the local communities whilst you play....then this trip is for you!

The mantra is: Slow down, just 'be' and enjoy...

Ideal for:
The Hatha yoga classes, deep relaxation sessions and meditation instruction are experiential and uncomplicated.

These methods are ideal for beginners as well as those who wish to ‘deepen’ their already established yoga practice.

People of all ages, body types, walks of life, professions and dispositions are welcome.

Participation in the classes is not compulsory. You do as you wish as long as it makes you feel wonderful!

You may be interested to know.
Why I named this tour: “The White Parasol”...

Sometime in the 14th century, Laos was referred to as The Land of a Million Elephants and of the White Parasol.
The parasol is a traditional symbol of both protection and royalty.

"In the 'Orient' the fact that the parasol protected the bearer from the scorching heat of the sun became symbolic as a protection against the heat of defilements.

Thus the coolness of its shade symbolizes protection from the heat of suffering, desire, and other spiritually harmful forces".
(Author unknown)

An apt title for the tour I think....


I would like to thank Jake Corke for enabling me to use some of his wonderful photos. The signature photo is his, along with some of the photos of the children of Cambodia.

Tour operated in association with:

Laos and Cambodia are magical!

Our accommodation is simply beautiful.

'The White Parasol' tour package details – click here

Your package includes:
13 nights 5-star accommodation

• Breakfast Daily
• Three lunches
• Economy class airfares travelling with Thai Airways
• Airport & Airline Taxes and fuel surcharges
• Full healthy breakfasts daily
• Round trip airport transfers
• Flight - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by Cambodia Angkor Air
• Flight - Siem Reap to Luang Prabang by Laos Airlines
• Immigration & Customs assistance
• All transfers and tours by deluxe air-conditioned mini-coach
• Local English speaking tour escorts
• Entrance fees wherever applicable as per the full itinerary
• All current applicable taxes
• Yoga and deep relaxation sessions
• The extraordinary Khymer massage experience
• The traditional Baci Ceremony - a sacred ritual of Laos
• How to Cook your own Lao lunch
• Little treats along the way and a few gastronomic adventures

People/partners who have not practised yoga are warmly welcome to join us. It is not obligatory to join in the classes.  However, as the yoga method is very gentle, soothing and easy to follow, some may wish to take the opportunity to try yoga and to experience the many benefits that it has to offer.

All tour cost details – click here

Investment: To be advised
Single Supplement upon application

(Land only upon application)
(Land only will be available - please contact Cool, Calm & Collected for details).
(Single Supplement: Upon application)

*Travel insurance is compulsory. (This has not been included in your package).
*Visas will be required for both Cambodia and Laos. Visa fees are not included in your tour package.

NB: All rooms have air-conditioning, refrigerator, beverage facilities, personal safe and telephone.

*additional wellness treatments available
*additional nights accommodation available
*additional tours available

Currency fluctuations may occur and will be monitored accordingly.

Tips (over and above those included in your itinerary)
• Cambodian & Laos Visas
• Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
• Any other meals/services not mentioned in the program.
• Any increase in Tax structure levied by the Govt. of Cambodia & Laos.
The costs to be advised will be based on ten full paying passengers travelling to Cambodia and Laos together.

If you would like to extend your stay this may be arranged and will in general not affect the prices. (A small fee to extend your airline booking may apply).

Assistance and/or advice on inoculations, Visas, clothing requirements, yoga attire/mat, dress code and pharmaceutical supplies will be forthcoming.

*This tour is based upon a minimum of ten persons travelling and will be strictly limited to twelve people, so please book early.

A preliminary itinerary, booking form, booking conditions, deposit refund details and tour cost information will be forwarded to you upon registration.

NB:  A deposit of $1250 will be required upon registration to secure your place. A booking form will be sent you as soon as we hear from you.

Deposits will be due immediately upon booking.

Clients wishing to extend their stay may do so but at the conclusion of the trip if they are to travel as part of the group.  We can assist with all pre and post tour extensions.

You do not need to reside in Australia to participate in this tour. You may join us in Asia if you wish.

This tour is being operated in conjunction with Connelly & Turner Travel Associates, Australia, and Footsteps In Style, Asia.

Please note travel agency commission does apply. Please contact Cool, Calm & Collected for details.

Flight Information:
Due to cost, regulations and scheduling we have chosen Thai Airways as the group airline. This tour is not limited to those only living in Melbourne. Domestic and international connections may be arranged.

Our tour partner details – click here


This tour is being operated in conjunction with Connelly & Turner Travel Associates, Australia, and Footsteps In Style, Asia.

Please note travel agency commission does apply. Please contact Cool, Calm & Collected for details.