13 days / Best of Laos and Cambodia

From $1,590
Group size private
Depart Daily
Tour ID LAC13
culture
history
boat
discovery

Discover the most famous places in Laos and Cambodia for 13 days. See all the best of Laos and Cambodia.

			

Overview:


Day 1: Vientiane / Arrival

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

Spend your leisure time in Vientiane city.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane

We begin our tour by visiting the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo 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.

After lunch, we stop at 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 3: VientianeVang Vieng

Morning, we leave Vientiane and head to Vang Vieng. We stop at a Hmong Village, visit an archaeological site of Vang Xang, where you can admire one of the country’s oldest Buddha statues, dating back to the 11th century. We continue driving and visit Ban Houy Mo, a fishing village oh the way. Arrival in Vang Vieng, check-in at hotel. Enjoy lunch.

After lunch, 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.

Late afternoon, we will 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

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 5: Vang ViengXieng Khouang

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 6: Xieng Khouang

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 7: Xieng KhouangLuang Prabang

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 8: Luang Prabang

Morning, Take boat trip on Mekong river, visit very famous Pak Ou Buddha Caves which sit amongst the limestone cliffs where the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers meet.

Afternoon, visit village of Ban Xang Hai which has for centuries made the clay jars which are used to ferment Lao wine.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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Day 9: Luang Prabang

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.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 10: Luang PrabangSiem Reap

Morning, breakfast at hotel.

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 11: Siem Reap

Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. “Angkor” means “city” and “Thom” means big – so the clue is in the name: Angkor Thom refers to what once was a great Khmer city and includes a whole host of temples and sites of historical interest. 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 and is the Cambodia’s most iconic temple. We continue our visit at Banteay srei. Located away from the main monuments is the Banteay Srei temple, one of Angkor’s highlights. This temple contains the finest, most intricate carvings to be found in Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 12: Siem Reap

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. Back to the city.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 13: Siem Reap / Departure

Morning, breakfast at hotel. After that, you will have a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake for sightseeing. Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia.

Leave the lake and head to downtown to visit Artisan’s D’angkor, the caving art school.

Enjoy lunch and spend your leisure time in Siem Reap until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight home.

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TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Flights in the tour.
  • Hotels & accommodations.
  • Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Transfer and transport.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees.

EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

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