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Highlights Laos Cambodia Tour 10 Days

Luang Prabang - Pak Ou cave - Xieng Khouang - Vientinae - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Phnom Penh

Luang Prabang Pak Ou cave Vientinae Siem Reap Tonle Sap Lake Phnom Penh

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival

On arrival at Luang Prabang airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou cave - Luang Prabang (B, L)

Today we visit Luang Prabang with the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. Upon leaving this sight we visit the national museum at the former Royal Palace. We embark on a boat for a leisurely trip on the Mekong River, stopping en route at Ban Xang Hai to visit the distillation of local rice wine. Upon leaving this village we wave our wave through the stunning mountain landscape to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. After the river trip we drive towards Ban Phanom and visit the hand weaving. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang (B, L)

The former Royal Palace has been turned into a national museum, which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. Upon leaving the town we drive out to Xieng Khouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. These back roads are a great way to explore the real Laos. We see very few other travellers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out about our lives as we are of theirs. The drive is very long, but we can can make many stops at our pleasure, to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs. On arrival we explore the province's old capital of Muang Khun and the nearby villages. Overnight at hotel in Xieng Khouang.

Day 4: Xieng Khouang - Vientiane (B, L) - by flight

“Plan of Jars” is an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. These huge jars are supposedly over 2, 000 years old, but most of archaeologists are still mystified about their purpose. We have time today exploring the site and some nearby villages. They are populated by the H'mong hill tribe people who are very poor but have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. We set off on our journey to Vang Vieng. This small and tranquil village is rapidly developed with the advent of tourist, but the beautiful scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops unchanged for century. You are then transferred to airport for flight to Vientiane. Arrival transfer to hotel, check in, relax. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Vientiane.

Day 5: Vientiane (B, L)

The full day tour of Vientiane begins with a visit to Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple still standing in Vientiane. This amazing structure features remarkable frescoes and Buddha statues. The following sight is the former royal temple of Haw Pha Kaew, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit the imposing Patouxai Monument well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe before continuing to the great sacred structure and symbol of Laos, That Luang Stupa. Heading out of town we see the Buddha Park, a blend of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on a parkland located by the Mekong River and the impressive Friendship Bridge which links Laos and Thailand. A perfect way to round off the day is to watch the spectacular sunset over the Mekong River from one of riverside bars. Overnight at hotel in Vientiane.

Day 6: Vientiane - Siem Reap (B, L) - by flight

Breakfast and transfer to airport for the flight to Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which was l the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire from 802 AD to 1350 AD. After checking into hotel, we drive to the archeological area to visit the Roluos Group of temples including Lo Lei, Preah Ko, Bakong. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 7: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat (B)

Today, we continue exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. Afternoon visit the temple of Ta Prohm, with enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers embracing themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature is an incredible sight. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 8: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat (B)

Heading out of the town, we visit some outlying sights including the Preah Dark village, the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei, the River of 1000 Lingas, locally named Kbal Spean and the Banteay Samre Temple, with its impressive relieves depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. The remainder of the day is free for your own exploration of the town and strolling around the shopping area. This afternoon before we walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for the sunset watching. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 9: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (B, L) - by flight

Transfer to airport for the flight to Phnom Penh. A half day city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, which is the most sacred temple in the country. We visit both structures as well as the National Museum, with an excellent collection of actefacts illustrating the splendor of Khmer history. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 10: Phnom Penh - Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel, free until transfer to airport your departure flight. End of services!
Price per person in $US
Class
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
3 Star 1, 297 1, 635 1, 246 1, 186
4 Star 1, 750 1, 625 1, 496 1, 420
5 Star 2, 149 1, 943 1, 890 1, 789

Trip includes:

  • Private tour
  • Accommodation at specified or similar hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation as indicated in program
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English or French speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
  • Boat trip as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap; Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

Trip excludes:

  • Surcharge on Chirstmas Eve and New Year Eve
  • VISA to Laos and Cambodia
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Other meals and drinks Late check out or early check in at all places (Normally check in at 14: 00 and check out at 12: 00/ surcharge if request)
  • Insurance travel
  • Tips & gratuities
  • All other services are not made on the written form

See Also

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Cambodia and Laos Honeymoon Tour 12 Days

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