11 days / Best of Laos and Cambodia

From $1590
Tour type Private
Depart Daily
Tour ID LAC11

Discover the most famous places in Laos and Siem Reap of Cambodia within 11 days. Beautiful sites in Laos include: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang, Kuang Sii Waterfall, Plain of Jars, Pak Ou cave, Elephant Village, Mekong river. See the great historical places in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh: Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and much more. Especially, a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake.

			

Day 1: Vientiane / Arrival

means car

Arrival at airport in Vientiane, we welcome you and transfer you to hotel. Check-in at hotel.

We start the tour by visiting the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe. Continue out visit at Pha That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. We drive out of the city to visit the Buddha Park which contains numerous religious images. Back to the city.

Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L)

Day 2: Vientiane → Vang Vieng

means car

Morning, we visit the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo where displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Next, we visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, we leave Vientiane and head to Vang Vieng. Along the way, we stop to visit Vang Xang, an archaeological site. We continue driving and visit Ban Houy Mo (if we have enought time), a fishing village oh the way. Arrival in Vang Vieng, check-in at hotel.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Day 3: Vang Vieng

means car

In the morning, we will first stroll around the town to visit the local market to catch a gimpse of everyday life in a typical Lao rural area. We then visit Organic Farm Vang Vieng.

After that, we visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngae, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles.

Afternoon, start cycling to Blue Lagoon (7Km from the town center), of which the waters are an aqua-blue, and are always cool. Visit the nearby Tham Phoukham Cave.

We go back to the city and board on a leisurely long-tail boat along the Nam Song River to admire the sunset.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Day 4: Vang Vieng → Xieng Khouang

means car

Morning, your leisure time in Vang Vieng. After early lunch, We bid farewell to Vang Vieng and drive to Xieng Khouang.

Arrival in Phonsavanh, the capital of Xieng Khouang province and check into your hotel.

Overnight in Xieng Khouang. (B,L)

Day 5: Xieng Khouang

means car

Morning, we make a visit to the 3 “Plain of Jars” sites and also discover some local villages where you can observe local village life.

Afternoon, we drive to Muang Khoun, one that was not been destroyed by the American bombings during the secret war. Muang Khoun is home to unique sitting giant Buddha as well of some old pagodas that lies in ruins. Return to Phonsavan.

Overnight in Phonsavan. (B,L)

Day 6: Xieng Khouang → Luang Prabang

means car

After breakfast, we have time today to explore the site and some nearby villages, populated by the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. Even though living a poor life, they possess a vibrant local culture and an interesting history.

We leave Xieng Khuang and drive to Luang Prabang. Arrive at Luang Prabang by late afternoon.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 7: Luang Prabang

means car

Morning, visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Then visit Wat Xieng Thong, the royal city’s most important temple.

Embark and cruise upstream on the Mekong River, visit the famous and mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Back to the city. Stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where they make the local rice wine. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, visit some major places: National Museum (Royal Palace), Wat Mai, UXO Visitor’s Centre and Wat Visoun famous for its enormous stupa and its collection of old gilded Buddhas.

Finally, we reach the Mount Phousi to enjoy a panoramic sunset view of Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 8: Luang Prabang → Siem Reap

means airplane

Morning, we drive to Living Land Lao Organic Farm at Phoung Van village. Learn and experience the real activities and life of a Lao farmer.

Afternoon, we drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. Before coming back to Luang Prabang, we still have time to visit Kuang Si Falls Butterflies Park, newly opened January 2014, it is now one of the must-see spots in Luang Prabang. We return to the city.

Spend your leisure time in the city until we transfer you to airport for flight to Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 9: Siem Reap

means car

Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. Continue your visit at Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor.

Evening, enjoy buffet dinner and watch Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L,D)

Day 10: Halong bay

means car

At 8.00am, we drive out of the city to go to Koh Ker. Abandoned to the forests of the north, Koh Ker, capital of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944. It takes about 1.5 hour to reach Koh Ker. On arrival, we start to explore the complex.

10.30am, we drive back to Siem Reap. On the way back, we stop at two famous temples: Prasat Neang Khmaw & Prasat Pram. Lunch at a local restaurant near Beng Mealea temple.

1.30pm, we visit Beng Mealea temple. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries. We proceed to the last one that we visit today, Banteay Srey, the “gem” of the Angkor area.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 11: Siem Reap / Departure

means car

Morning, breakfast at hotel.

Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore Siem Reap on your own until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

(B)


INCLUSION:

  • Transportation in private
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals mentioned
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water

EXCLUSION:

  • Tip
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Please click here for service and accommodation detail

Quick inquiry of this tour

Tour ID: LAC11

Book this tour

Tour ID: LAC11